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After a review of future club development plans and consideration of where the two clubs currently overlap (for example sharing of Charter Standard) it is proposed that Greetland Goldstars JFC and Greetland AFC rebrand as one, Greetland Football Club.
The one club approach will have many benefits, not least providing a clear pathway from junior football to open age. The united club will also, we feel be better placed to access funding, support and sustain greater financial health for our growing club.
With ongoing projects gathering pace, such as taking ownership of our field in partnership with Elland Rugby and positioning our club as a partner for Brooksbank new 3G training facility, a combined club will assist those volunteers to deliver on the desired outcomes for everyone’s benefit.
It is proposed that all teams will play under the new brand for the start of the 2019/20 season and all teams to adopt the new kit prior to the start of the 2021/2022 season (therefore Sept 2021). The new kit will be born from the current colours of Greetland JFC and Greetland AFC (royal blue, white and yellow) and we are planning to run a competition for all member players to design the new shirt.
The plan would be for our incoming Under 7s to adopt the new kit in September and the new kit will be available to all other teams that would choose to change. We have sourced a new kit supplier and a new club shop will be set up to allow managers, players and parents to buy kit and other associated apparel.
In terms of the future structure of the committee and how finances are managed, these matters will be resolved overtime. It would be the intention and like all current teams, that the open age is self-efficient and it is likely that due to their increased match-day running costs, that a different subs/fee structure is administered.
We hope you all agree that this is a forward step for both clubs and a united team represents a bright future for football in Greetland.
Ian Chapman (Chairman Greetland Goldstars JFC)
Mark Leonard (Manager Greetland AFC)
The Under 8's proudly showing off their new training Tops. A big thanks to Charnock Bates for sponsoring them.
A new external Defribrillator has now been installed at the Community Centre. The original defibrillator which was purchased back in 2014, with the help of other clubs at the centre has now been replaced with the more accessible external one. Thanks to a grant from Calderdale Council and help from Marilyn Greenwood, local councillor. To use the life saving defibrillator:
Dial 999 and give the postcode (located on the front of the box) and they will provide the key code for the box.
Please make sure you understand where it is and review the instructions on use (it does talk you through what to do anyway)
Here is the latest copy showing all the sports programmes available in Calderdale for disabled children, young people and adults
Please read the following statement from Greg Clarke, FA chairman.
I am writing to ask for your help today in sharing some important information about safeguarding children.
As a Welfare Officer you are in a unique position to use your networks help the game spread vital messaging about keeping children safe. We are confident in the breadth of work being undertaken in this field across the country but are never complacent.
To that end, please take 60 seconds to watch a new film featuring players from our national teams and then share the link as widely as possible:
The FA is proud of its extensive network of welfare officers across the country and the work that you do. Please remember you are not alone but part of that wider network. Your club committee should be working with you to ensure safeguards are in place and your CFAWO is always there to support you if you have any questions.
Please continue to make use of your CWO Safeguarding Checklist to guide you as you ensure safeguards are effective within your club. If you have not received a copy please contact your CFA Welfare Officer.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and you are key in ensuring your club understands exactly what that means. On the above link you can also find The FA’s Reporting Film and ‘Guide to reporting concerns about child welfare’ to help to ensure everyone in your club is clear about how to report a concern.
Please continue to monitor compliance with CRC checks and make regular use of your County FAs Members’ Services Safeguarding area and/or your club’s Whole Game System portal pages to assist you. Contact your CFA Welfare officer if you are unsure as to how to access these areas.
The FA’s new, free Safeguarding Children Recertification Online is now available for anyone who’s last safeguarding children qualification is over two years old. We’d like to encourage you to take this yourself if your qualification expires in the next twelve months. Please also encourage others in your club whose qualification is expired or expires in the next twelve months to take the course. This will help raise safeguarding awareness throughout your club.
The Child Welfare Officer at Greetland is Stuart Blagbrough. You can read all about his role within the club here. CWO. At Greetland all our coaches and managers are DBS checked. They will all be FA Level 1 qualified, some new coaches may not be qualified yet but will be taking the necessary steps to become qualified.
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We'’ll be at the Wellbeing & Community Festival in April – will you be there too?” It is on April 27/28.
Link to Wellbeing & Community Festival
Brooksbank School are now in the process of applying to the Football Foundation and Rugby Football League for funding and they have indicated that messages of support from interested parties play a vital role in the application’s success.
Please take a look at Brooksbank School website asking for messages of support : Brooksbank School Website
As we have been chosen as a proposed partner the club will greatly benefit from having this so close to home. So please send your support.
Now the season has started we need to remind all visitors to Goldfields to keep the Emergency Access clear at all times. This is not a parking space and is there to allow medical access to the playing fields if required. Thoughtless parking like the above is putting peoples lifes in danger.
Once again another pair of vehicles who think it is acceptable to block the emergency access.
Can we please ask all visitors not to block the emergency access. It is not a convient parking space it is there for a reason. People who park are putting lives at risk.
We are pleased to announce we have now completed our FA Charter Standard Health check and once again are awarded Community Club status.
We have these new hats available now for £10 each. One size fits all. 'GREETLAND' on one side and 'GOLDSTARS' on the other. Please see your team manager is you want to order one.
We recently held our new Parents induction meeting. If you missed this but want to catch up, the Powerpoint Silde Show is below. You might have to enable content to watch the video.
|Parents Induction Night Slide Show|
For the 2019/20 season we need a new Treasurer for our club.
With all the teams who now use Goldfields, both ourselves and Elland RLFC, parking is becoming extremely difficult. If possible why not car share or if you live within walking distance walk to the games. Please DO NOT block access to the field. The entrance is clearly marked KEEP CLEAR.
Also please respect the local residents and don't block their driveways.
So, your son/daughter has just started playing football. Are you agonising over how to discover the special training techniques that will enable them to score more goals and win more games?
Or maybe you're staying up late at night to draw diagram after diagram that reveals in precise detail where every player should be in relation to the ball – that will solve the bunching up problem and it will look like proper football. Do you take it more seriously than the players? READ ON
Not happy with your team manager?
My team manager/coach is rubbish
He/she hasn’t got a clue
No wonder he/she doesn’t get paid for coaching us...then read on
For all the latest news and events concerning our fundraising activities, please click here.
Why not join the Community Centre Loyalty scheme and support the centre who support us.
We have just taken delivery of our new Respect sign from Portfolio Display Ltd, Elland. This will be out out every Sunday to remind supporters why we are here.
The diagram belows shows the route our players take from Junior football and Open Age if they want to become coaches themselves.
The diagram belows shows the route our players take from Junior football to Open Age and the opportunities they have to develop their own skills.