February Newsletter 2014

Each player should be handing over their weekly subs religiously to their managers/assistants at either training or matches each and every week. These cover the use of Astroturf hire so please do make sure you are paying your fees. If anyone is having trouble funding these, please do have a chat with your manager who will work with you to sort any problems. Mini soccer fees are £1 training fee, £1.50 match fee. Youth football fees are £2.50 per week which covers both training and match. 

We would like to offer a big thank you to the 18 volunteers that come forward to marshal at the Bath Half Marathon on Sunday 2nd March 2014. Hope the weather turns and stays dry for us all.

For every parent that volunteers and commits, the £25 they earn will help towards their childs Astroturf fees. All you will have to do, is spend a morning in Bath with other club members having a laugh, watching the race and be provided with a free lunch!!For every parent that volunteers and commits, the £25 they earn will help towards their childs Astroturf fees. All you will have to do, is spend a morning in Bath with other club members having a laugh, watching the race and be provided with a free lunch!! A very important piece of information - For the mini soccer teams you must not post scores or use full names on Facebook, twitter, in the paper or on any other social network site as you risk the chance of being fined. It really is a serious matter, so please do abide by this rule.

One important piece of information that we ask you to remember is that all our Managers/Coaches/Committee are volunteers and give up their time freely.  Each team Manager will select his/her team as they see fit. You should already know how you will be notified, ie text/email.  Please do acknowledge receipt of any team message saving the Manager valuable time chasing to see if your son/daughter is available to play etc.

RESPECT - All our coaches qualifications are kept updated so please be assured each member of the coaching team is fully qualified and all have completed the CRB checks needed. If anyone is keen to join our team there are certain forms to complete for Child Welfare purposes but please do not let this put you off helping as this is essential for the care and wellbeing of all our children. With immediate effect, any new volunteers wishing to help their child’s age group will not be able to start helping until they have met with Claire, completed the relevant forms and completed a CRC check. Once this CRC disclosure has been received by the applicant, the information will be added to the FA site and only when it is recognised on their system as accepted can you start assisting that team. This is a new rule by the FA and one which we at Purnells will follow and abide by.

Teas/coffees/hot choc and bacon butties etc are available to purchase from the club on Saturday mornings and on match day so pop into the club and see Dave and Mel. They also do amazing roasts on a Sunday so why not have a spot of lunch before or after your match or pick one up and take home now they are offering a takeaway roast service.

Purnell Orange/Black socks for sale at £3.30 pair are available from Claire but she only has the larger sizes left, 7-11. You may purchase plain black ones available in all sports shops instead. Can you also please ensure you use black tape to match our regulation club colour socks if you need to wear it following FA ruling.

If anyone has any concerns about their team, please do speak to your team manager first and foremost. Only then if you do not get the help or answer you needed or if your concern is a Welfare issue, please do contact Claire, our Child Welfare Officer, on the number below and she will be more than happy to assist you.

Boot Swap – Please feel free to donate or swap your old boots. You will find a tub in the container at the club where you can leave or swap boots or shin pads.

Recycled Clothes – There is a charity container to the rear or the club for you to leave any clothes you no longer require to help raise funds.

Cans – Please recycle all your old drinks cans by placing in black sacks and leaving in front of the clothes recycling bin at the club.

We now have a new supplier for our jackets and all they need is a minimum order of 6. If you want to order one for your child please contact Claire with the size and initials needed and she will have a list on the go. All other items of clothing can be ordered by contacting Ed Bullock on keypresstrophies@hotmail.com . He will shortly be working from home so do email rather than pop down to see him in his shop.

Our Facebook pages are regularly updated so do take a look. Please do remember to use them correctly and not by putting unnecessary comments on. Feel free to post photos etc you have taken if you think they would be of interest to everyone (Purnell Football ones, not your holiday snaps!!) If you also can please like the Midsomer Norton and District Youth Football League page also.

We do have a new website so please do take a look. www.purnellsportsyouth.co.uk .  Please feel free to send Claire anything you wish to add ie: - pictures, news, photos etc and she will now be able to add them on.

Below are the links for:-

Somerset Girls League

http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?league=8640969 – then click on your age group

Midsomer Norton & District League

http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?league=1942806 – then click on your age group

On both these sites you can check your fixtures, results and any other information you may need. Fixtures are already on the system but some will be amended due to not enough pitch availability.

www.easyfundraising.org.uk is a really easy way to help us raise those valuable extra funds. It is so easy to do by setting up as a user with Purnell Sports Youth Football as the cause. You can also set up an account for your own company, school, charity etc by using our referral link: - http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/referral/20480 .


Sun 2 Mar 14              Bath Half Marathon                  am                      Bath

Fri 9 May 14               Presentation Evening                 pm                      Paulton Rovers

Sun 31 Aug 14            Annual Youth Tournament       am – pm             Purnell Sports Club

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24.06 | 14:10

Hi Can you please email me on Purnellsclaire@gmail.com and I can chat with you. Kind regards. Claire

24.06 | 12:41

can my son charley childs join a purnells u16 team however hes autistic

09.05 | 22:19

Hiya was wondering how i would go about my son joining the under 12s football team please

06.05 | 10:17

HI Charlie. We have from 5-16 plus girls. If you would like to email me on purnellsclaire@gmail.com with your childs details etc I can give you the correct info

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