Firstly I hope you are all well and managing to get through this difficult period.
I’m sure many of you may have seen the latest announcement from the government regarding a timetable for restarting grassroots football. It looks like we will be able to start just before Easter and it will be great to get the club open and see some football being played – fantastic news!
We expect to restart training in your normal slots from Monday 29th… keep a look out for any changes, but that’s the current plan.
We await formal announcements from the leagues to see if they plan to carry on or declare the season null and void. If leagues carry on we will obviously continue in those, and if they decide to end the season we will look to organise our own programme of friendlies against local clubs, plus a number of tournaments across the summer.
The season would traditionally end at the end of April, but this season we will stay playing right through to August – catching up on the time lost.
One of the things we have done as a club over lockdown is raise some money for charity. One of our coaches/sponsors, Dave Burton, organised a score predictor competition and as a result we have raised £1200. Half of this has gone to support Kerith Community Church foodbank through a link with one of our parents, but we are looking for another small local charity to support – if you are involved in such a charity, please drop me a line by the end of the week and we will try to support you. Might not be this time, but we will try to support as many people as we can through the year.
Please have a look at the video message posted on the website today from our Director of Football with other news from the club.
I really appreciate the many messages of support for the club and we truly hope when we restart in a few weeks that this time it’s for good!
Stay safe and see you soon!