AFC Christmas Bulletin

Well it’s certainly feeling more wintery since I last wrote to you. Though having said that it was a glorious day for matches last Saturday and that was the 29th November!

As we rush towards the festive season here are some dates for your diary plus news of our Round Robin football tournament.

DATES

Last training session for all teams (including Under12s) is TUESDAY 16th DECEMBER.

First day back in 2015 is TUESDAY6th JANUARY– (and THURSDAY 8th JANUARY for the Under 12s.)

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On our last training day 16th December we invite all players, including our lovely Under 12s to arrive in something festive. Yes it’s time to dig out that Santa hat or Rudolf jumper . We will be holding a Round Robin football tournament. The players will be divided into three different age categories combining multiple teams, each team from each age group will play one another in short sharp matches. We hope it will be lots of fun.

Parents please bring a flask (of tea!) and join us spectating and cheering them on.

TRAINING GROUND

As a club we really believe in and enjoy all training together in one space. It provides a real atmosphere for our players, the players all learn from each other across the age groups and it provides a community for the parents that come and ferry the children back and forth each week.

As the club has grown it’s no longer been possible to do that, currently our Under 12s train on their own on a Thursday evening.

We are looking at lots of different ways we can all be together again and if any of you know of any large, floodlit, all weather training pitches then please let us know.

Or would any of you like to take it on as a mini project, research sports facilities in our area?

CODE OF CONDUCT

While we think about cheering our players it seems a good time to reflect on our spectator code of conduct.

Did you know that since August 2012 there have been 4’000 misconduct offences by parents at children’s football matches – maths is not my strong point but I make that around 35 a week!

Luckily for us at AFC Wansdworth, the ethos of the club and the environment created by our fantastic coaches means that it’s not an issue that often gives us cause to worry, but we are always looking at ways we can do things better.

As a club we fully support the FAs Respect Programme (http://www.thefa.com/my-football/player/respect) and have a spectator code of conduct that you can read here (http://afcwandsworth.co.uk/parent-spectator-code-of-conduct/).

Check this video out!

If you ever have any concerns about the behaviour of anyone at matches you can talk confidentially to any member of the AFC Wansdworth team.

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CONTACT US

Parent Liaison – Emma Clackson contactemmac@googlemail.com

Membership Secretary –Jo Price joannam_price@yahoo.co.uk

Winter Bulletin

Published on December 2, 2014 by in News

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Hello parents and carers,

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Match Reports 29/11/14

Published on November 30, 2014 by in Weekly Round-up

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Published on November 22, 2014 by in Weekly Round-up

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Match Reports 15/11/14

Published on November 16, 2014 by in Weekly Round-up

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Match Reports 08/11/14

Published on November 9, 2014 by in Weekly Round-up

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Reminders

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14th JUNE AFC FESTIVAL
Venue: The Aspire Centre
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

28th JUNE

2014-2015 Team Goals

 U7s  Colts
 U8s Colts