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The End of Friday Football

It is with regret that James and I have agreed to hang up our boots and bring the children’s Sunday Football to an end.

As most would say these things come in cycles, currently we have an age demographic of some older children who are less interested in playing football and some very young children who haven’t yet found an interest in the wonderful game! Since we changed the football from Friday to a Sunday we have only been getting 3 or 4 children each week and with COVID issues I don’t see it being truly responsible for us to start back anytime soon.

Over the 4 years that we have run the group, we have amassed lot of equipment, line marking equipment line marking paint, hurdles, slalom training poles, lots of new Sondico footballs, dribbling cones, etc, all of this equipment is for the use of villagers and village groups, especially the school (please can someone let them know).

Our fund contained a significant amount of money which has been donated to us by various community groups, we have been very grateful for all of the support you have given us over the years, your money has provided many children with hours of fun and good exercise.

We have returned the money to our donors as follows:

£100 – Horticultural Society

£100 – Parwich Independent Welfare Fund

£207.44 – Parwich United Charities

I would like to thank you for your support, James for his time and effort and most of all the children for their efforts and fun.

Hopefully one day in the future someone else will take on this challenge.

Jason J

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Christmas Champions

Many thanks to John L for his fantastic record of an enjoyable match.

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Two Days to Go

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5 Days to Go

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Christmas Day Football

Just one more week to go!! …. Until the most fun you will ever have on a football pitch…..!!

This year will be our 4th Christmas Day football in Parwich (Nethergreen field, not the Cricket Pitch).
This event is always well attended, we like to see young and old, good ability and no ability, everyone is welcome, the more the merrier. Drag your kids along.
Afterwards some of us head to the legion for a pint or two
I expect this year will be one of the best ever and it will definitely be very muddy!!

Note: This is not an official event,… its just a bunch crazy locals having great fun before our Christmas lunch.. There is no Insurance, or first aid provided and everyone plays at their own risk. That said, we have never had any major injuries and we hope to see you there!!

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Too Wet for Sunday Football

Due to the continued flooding of the football field there will be no Sunday football for the foreseeable future… next game likely to be Christmas Day on Nethergreen field. Many thanks I will update the blog when things change. The field is a mess !!!

Jason J

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Football Cancelled

Football cancelled due to flooded fields,

Jason

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Sunday Football Rained Off

Due to the heavy rain we have decided not to play this Sunday the pitch is too wet. Sorry…! Next Footbal will be 10 November.
Thanks
Jason and James

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Sunday Football Update

As you know for personal reasons, we have moved the football from Friday evening to Sunday morning. Sadly, this change hasn’t been a huge success, with some weeks only 1 or 2 children turning up.

James and I still wish to continue football so are looking to try out some alternatives.

We will now going to have Sunday football every two weeks starting this week, and a later time of 9.30am to 10.30am.

Fingers crossed this works. The following are the proposed dates:

27 October 2019

10 November 2019

24 November 2019

08 December 2019

22 December 2019

25 December 2019 (Village Christmas Day football for everyone)

05 January 2020

 

Many thanks

Jason & James

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Children’s Friday football to become Sunday football???

Due to work commitments James and I are thinking of moving the Friday football to Sunday morning (9.00am – 10.00am).

Sunday works for us both and the early start time still allows everyone to make the most of the day.

It will also give us an advantage that we could play for longer in the year on the grassed area, as opposed to the hard courts.

I have discussed this idea with a number of residents at Parsons Croft who don’t see any issues. I welcome any feedback from other Parsons Croft residents and parents of the children.

Many thanks

Jason and James

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This week will be our final Friday Football before we take a break for the summer holidays.

During the summer the number turning up for football drop off significantly as people go on their holidays, also James, Charles and I need to recharge our batteries.

The children should be encouraged by their parents to continue to meet up every Friday and play a game between themselves without adult supervision.

We will start back on 6th September.

Many thanks

Jason

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Sorry but this week Friday Football will be cancelled… children may wish to go and have a game together but there will be no adult supervision. Thanks Jason, James and Charles

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Friday Football

This week Friday Football is Cancelled we start again next week. Thanks Jason

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The Legion will be showing all three of the final matches this Saturday, starting with the Italy v France game at 12.30, through to the England v Scotland game at 17.00….!

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Sadly the weather has beaten us….. I have had a look at the weather forecast for the rest of the week and taken the early decision to cancel this week’s Friday Football (1st February).  Sorry kids.

For the safety of the children (and the adult helpers) we will not play on an icy tennis courts, it’s just too dangerous.

Jason J

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Football Update

Firstly I would like to thank the Parwich Independent Welfare Fund for their amazing donation to Friday Football.
We would also like to thank the Parwich villagers for their continued support for Friday Football and to James Farrar for helping run this group each week…. thanks James
James and I are now going to take 2 weeks off. Friday Football will return 11th January 2019.

Tomorrow (Christmas Day) is the annual crazy football game played on Nethergreen. We start at 11.00 and normally last about an hour. This year we have a guest referee, who understands our lack of rules!
I think it’s going to be the muddiest year ever and therefore the most fun ever! hope to see you there!

When we finish the Legion will be open for business… we might need a beer or two…

Remember the small print all players play at their own risk….

Jason Jones

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This Friday children’s football restarts at the cricket pavilion at the usual time of 5.30pm… see you there!

Jason J

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Football Help Needed on Wednesday

To parents and children of Friday football, and other helpful villagers

I was wondering if you can spare a maximum of an hour to help repair the Parsons Croft Football area.

You may have seen previously reported on the blog that due to the dry weather the lines on the football pitch have cracked and opened up making the pitch a little unsafe. Thankfully Peter Trewitt has provided us with approx.. 600kg of fine soil (free of charge… thank you Peter!) to fill in the affected areas. I was hoping for some help doing this.

We will be on the football pitch between 7pm – 8pm this Wednesday evening (18th July). Small trowels, small spades and buckets are all that are required.

Note: If you have any spare bags of sand or soil hidden at the back of your garage feel free to bring this down as I am not sure that 600kg’s of soil is enough. Smaller children can also help.

We understand that eventually the cracks should close together naturally, but this may take many months, so to help speed up the process we are giving the land a helping hand.

Thank you for your continued support, hope to see you Wednesday.

Jason

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Tonight will be the last Friday football until the back end of the summer holidays. James and I are going to take a short break from football and recharge our batteries.

Can everyone be aware that due to the amazing weather we have recently had, the lines around the football pitch have dried, cracked and opened up. These cracks present a trip hazard to people using the pitch or walking across the area.  I have discussed the matter with the council and have experimented using sand to fill in the cracks, but we are not sure how successful this will be. The issue will be discussed at the next council meeting to see what options we can consider (all suggestions welcome).

Please be reminded that children (and adults) play on the football pitch at their own risk. I will remind the children of these potential hazards before we start.

Kind regards

Jason

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Friday Football Cancelled

There is no Friday football this week due to the area being occupied with caravans. Also as next week is wakes week we will also need to cancel next week… sorry
Jason

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Help Needed

Friday football update
Hi all
I just wanted to update the village on where we are up to with Friday football and request your help.
Friday football continues to go very well. Each week we probably have 20+ children come… most of which are older children, however we have around 4-6 children under 7 years these children are a little small and too young to join the larger children for the main game and therefore they play their own game.
In terms of current support it’s just myself and James Farrar. My current work commitments mean that I am not available every week and rely very heavily on James. Without James’s dedication to the Friday football their would be no Friday football. Also note James has the necessary CRB checks to allow him to work with children.

Our club finances are good… we continue to be very careful how we spend your/our money, the main costs are new balls damaged by the hawthorns located behind the goals.

We will probably take a couple of weeks break over the summer holiday period to recharge our batteries we will post this on the blog nearer the time.

YOUR HELP
As stated above the Friday Football is currently James and myself… we desperately need additional helpers. These people do not need to have any football skills at all! They would be there to watch over and support the young children… ideally this should be the parents of the young children, but we would like others to help James or myself especially when one of us are unavailable. Our main interest is to safe guard the children and ensure they have a good time (and get them off their PlayStations!!!).
Our commitment and dedication to the Friday football hasn’t changed but we do need more help. If we are unable to get this extra help then we may need to restrict Friday football to the older children only, this is not something we would like to do.

Finally I take this opportunity to thank James for his continued time, dedication and support to the Friday football group…..

If you think you can help please get in touch…. thank you
Jason J

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Irresponsible Dog Owners

This notice is a call out to irresponsible dog owners.

Tonight at Friday football we were unfortunate to find that an irresponsible dog owner had allowed their dog to use the goal area as a toilet…
Dog fouling is not a criminal offence, but not picking up your dogs mess is!..
I have informed the Parish Council of this matter and know that we will have their support to eradicate this disgusting behaviour.
I am sure that most people know that handling dog faeces can cause irreversible blindness in young children, I therefore ask all dog owners who use Parsons Croft to exercise their dogs… please, please, please exercise them away from the football pitch and away from the pavilion…. and pick up!
Thank you for your support
Jason

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Friday Football

Friday football would like to thank Parwich Independent Welfare Fund for their kind donation and generosity to the Friday football.

Due to the impending weather we will have to cancel Friday football this week. I think it would be more like ice skating
Thanks
Jason

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It’s a Cracker

Many thanks to John L from Bradbourne for providing these great shots of yesterday’s game

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Christmas Football

A good turn out this morning in dreary conditions. Some better photos to come judging from the number of cameras about!

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Football Update

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Massive Thanks

Again the Friday football group would like to send a huge , huge thanks to the Parwich Charities Trust for what is again an amazing donation! We can’t thank the trust and the village enough for their kindness and generosity and for the show of support for our group.
Merry Christmas and again thank you
Jason and the Friday Footballers x

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Whistle Blown on Football

Due to the icy conditions there will be no Friday or Sunday football this week. Hopefully we shall resume the following week 15th & 17th December

Many thanks

Jason

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Football Friday News

A quick Football update.docx

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Thank You!

A massive great big Thank You to Parwich Fit 4 All for their very generous donation of £100 to Friday Football Club.
This is very much appreciated by all involved.

Jo and Jason

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Recognising that many children are currently on holiday we will take a break from football, we will start back on Friday 18th August. Sunday football will start back on 20th August. Children and adults are more than welcome to continue and play at the same times whilst we take this short break.
Thanks
Jason

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Football Update

Massive thanks to Phil Kirkham for purchasing a bargain line marker for a £20 donation to a local sports club and then spending a lot of time making it as ‘good as new’, and without any charge (only a pint of beer), parents of the Friday Football feel free to buy Phil a beer when you see him, he deserves it!

Big thanks to Charlie Jones for helping mark out the football pitch with our new marker! Great job Charlie…it looks amazing!

Friday Football – Children only, 5.30 start

It is 12 months ago since we started Friday Football, we actually started on 15 July 2016, and doesn’t time fly! I remember wondering if any children would actually turn up, and they did….

We continue to have a regular weekly turnout of 20+ children and usually 2-3 helpers (which I am eternally grateful to!).

We have recently purchased a line marker (thanks Phil) and line marking paint £70, probably enough to last a couple of years.

We are about to purchase some new balls as our existing balls are looking a bit tired, worn out and several are leaking.

Sunday Football – Older children and Adults, 6.30 start

We are still a little light on numbers; we normally get between 8-12 people playing. We need more….

5 a-side is great, but 4 a-side is very tough. We need 2 or 3 additional regulars. Come-on, dust off your trainers and get yourself down to the cricket pitch. It is great fun, good for your health and also good for our community spirit.

Hopefully see you on Sunday.

Thank you again to everyone for your support (parents, helpers, donators, Phil K and also the players).

We welcome everyone to come down and watch the children, see how much they have progressed and how much they are enjoying themselves!

Jason

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Football Cancelled

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Football Cancelled

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It’s Arrived!

Many thanks to the Parish Council for helping us improve our facilities. Can’t wait for Football Friday. The kids are going to love this. Jason

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The Parish Council has published the Chairman’s Annual Report presented at the recent Parish Annual Meeting and the charts presented by the Responsible Financial Officer along with some explanatory notes.

Reports from the Bowls Club, Horticultural Society,  Blog Team and Friday Football group are also available.

All the reports can be seen by using this  link  to the Parish Council site.

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Sunday Night Football

Sunday night football

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Sunday Night Football

Sunday night football

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Friday Football News

WE’RE ON THE GRASS…….. YIPPPEEEEEE!!

‘Children’s Friday Football’ and ‘Adults Sunday Football’ can now be played on the grass.
This week our new mowing contract has started on Parsons Croft.

Can Friday football children please bring with them their football boots (if they have some, bring your trainers if not)… Shin pads are always preferred and will help prevent bruised shins.  Can children also bring with them any pairs of football boots that they have grown out of, so that they can be passed onto other children. If you wish to sell them please let us know….
For those of you who have not yet had the opportunity to come and watch the children train, then you are welcome to come down anytime.

ADULT FOOTBALL: The adult football got off to a flying start with 12 adults taking part, we probably need another 4-6 players to make it less tiring for us older ones!!.
We also had a large number of stand-by children who played their own game…Well done !  The younger children may want to play each Sunday themselves 6.30-7.30, but this will not be supervised, sorry!! Although you will be allowed to use the Friday Football equipment (balls, bibs, cones, etc) during this time.

Jason J.

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Sunday Night Football

Sunday night football

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