Well I can’t believe this season is now over and we are preparing for next season already. Even our tournament entries have now gone out or will be going this week!!!!
Apologies for lack of updates from January to now but
having been recuperating from surgery I will be honest football has been put to the bottom of the pile for the majority of things.
I just want to clarify and remind everyone that during my absence or unavailability as Child Welfare Officer or Secretary, all
club members were advised via email that they could go to Dave Hayward , Club Chairman or Ali Humphries my Welfare Assistant with any problems that you may have experienced or need to address. A call is just not suffice, it needs to be backed up by email/written
form for my records which I keep fully up to date. Please remember this in future as I did receive numerous calls that unfortunately due to my recovery I found hard to deal with and one in particular I could not get the parent off the phone that upset me greatly
setting me backwards. Please do be considerate and follow instructions given. Not only do I email you all but things are posted on our Facebook page and website so you can all see.
If anyone is keen to help the committee and help sort out a few minor
jobs on Saturday 4 th July from 11.30 am onwards at the Club that would be appreciated. Any volunteers are greatly welcomed. Just turn up and help with the little things that need doing. We will be working out a working party for the bigger
jobs over the summer so an email with details will be sent at a later date.
Also talking of help, as you know, we host our annual Youth Tournament the first Sunday of September, this one being 6 th . If you are
willing to help again on the BBQ, tea stall, cake stall, parking, entrance, first aid tent, etc please do get in touch with me and I will add your name to my annual list. Without this extra help this event will not be able to be run as the managers need to
concentrate on their teams and not worry about tossing a burger until their teams have finished. I don’t like to beg but please if you can spare just an hour on the gate etc that would be appreciated.
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.
The Presentation went well but due to overrunning of some teams in their slots the older age groups were delayed by some time so apologies for this and it has already
been addressed. We had the presentation photo at the Club on Sunday just gone so thanks to those that showed up.
Registration has slightly increased this year from £30 to £35 with siblings staying the same at £15 thereafter.
This is due to rise in costs of machinery and pitch hire plus lack of support at fundraising events which could bring great quantities in from over the bar if people were keen to attend.
Our website is constantly updated and we hope you use it to check
out things so please do take a look. www.purnellsportsyouth.co.uk . Please feel free to send me anything you wish to add ie: - pictures, news, photos etc and I will be able to add
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.
Any items of clothing can be ordered direct from Wellingtons -01761
410042, at Great Mills Trading Estate, as you turn in it is directly on your left. From here you can order jackets, hoodies etc but there is a minimum order of 6 so your details will be taken and added to this list. This may mean there will
be a delay in getting items as not all are kept in stock. Due to the vast amount of football roles I do, I have had to cut down on many little things, like this, as I need to concentrate on getting myself 100% well again and not have to worry about chasing
around for others as I have for the past 9 years.
his is the simplest way of helping raise money for the club with a click of the fingers. You all use the internet to do shopping I expect so if you can go through www.easyfundraising.org.uk that
would be fantastic. 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 .
In the first season of having our U18 team, they didn’t have the best season but boy did they finish on a high winning the Somerset
Plate Cup. Well done to Dave and all the lads.
N ot much to report/comment except the usual:-
1) 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!! For the mini soccer teams you must notpost scores or you
risk being fined if discovered. Also for Mini Soccer a parent/guardian has to be present at all times during training/matches and not just dump and go. This is FA regulations.
2) It is also a requirement that
you must refrain from using photographs and full names of either your own team or opposition players names on Facebook, twitter, in the paper or on any other social network site without gaining permission from their parent or team manager so please do abide
by this rule.
3) 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
4) 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.
5) Can you also please ensure you use
black tape to match our regulation club colour black socks if you need to wear it following FA ruling.
6 ) 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 me, Claire, our Child Welfare Officer, on the number below and I will be more than happy to assist you.
7) Don’t forget to use the new carpark when at training or matches. To get to this just drive past the main Club entrance and turn left into Cam Valley Playing Fields. The new tea hut will also be open on match
days for all your hot drinks and snacks. All proceeds will go back into the development of the pitches so if you can support them that is fantastic. Hot drinks all £1. Also crisps and chocolate bars available.
Below are the links for all teams
on Fulltime. You can check your fixtures, results and any other information you may need :-
S omerset Girls League – U15 Girls
then click on your age group
Midsomer Norton & District League – U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15
then click on your age group
Mid Wilts League – U16
http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?league=8673133 – then click on your age group
Girls League – U17 Girls
http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?league=1552858 – then click on your age group
Somerset U18 League – U18