Shelfield United Football Club https://shelfieldunited.com Boys and Girls Football Training Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:59:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://shelfieldunited.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cropped-logoshelfield-32x32.png Shelfield United Football Club https://shelfieldunited.com 32 32 Grassroots Club of the year! https://shelfieldunited.com/grassroots-club-of-the-year https://shelfieldunited.com/grassroots-club-of-the-year#respond Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:55:13 +0000 https://shelfieldunited.com/?p=1693 Yesterday we were recognized as the grassroots club of the year. This was out of 530 clubs. It’s not bad for a small club in Walsall! Four years ago today we didn’t know if we were able to continue as a club and after some dedicated volunteers decided to take over the management of the …

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Yesterday we were recognized as the grassroots club of the year. This was out of 530 clubs.

It’s not bad for a small club in Walsall!

Four years ago today we didn’t know if we were able to continue as a club and after some dedicated volunteers decided to take over the management of the club we have gone from strength to strength both on the fields and off.

Today this award and being recognized by Staffordshire FA as the grassroots club of the year has shown that hard work and determination brings success.

Thank you to everyone at the club including those directly and indirectly involved for the hard work; commitment and dedication to serving the club; the local community and the children of Shelfield United.

Club Chairman, Leigh Tricklebank commented:

10 years ago I made the decision with Darren Raza Beech to run a team, and with the valued help of the then SUFC committee, Danny and I started our journey. In truth I only did this to spend time with Danny, but over a short period we made friends and I got the opportunity to be part of the great game.

Four years ago, almost to the day Shelfield United FC found themselves in a challenging position and a few good people agreed to take the club on. These magnificent people, amongst others were Vicky Birch Lee Edmunds Steve Phillips Katie Dowen & Carl Thompson. Immediately we agreed a strategy where we involve the many and set ourselves some difficult targets.

The natural progression of Grassroots Football UK means that good people leave, and this made it possible for probably the most important member of our club to join us. Pete Grice single handedly manages our finances, kit and equipment acquisitions and keeps Carl & I on the straight-n-narrow path.

Our targets included ambitious participation targets, including a team at each age group, and with the exception of one we will start 2020-21 with ~160 players representing the club between U7s thru U16s.

We have a +35 Vets team and thanks to recent members Mark Adams and Simon Cox we have two girls teams for the first time.

Our ambition to optimize the grounds has yielded 10 beautiful pitches in use and we are blessed to have one of the most amazing sites in the area. Further our dreams of changing rooms, toilets and improved stores have resulted in 4 years of saving and austerity, but by the end of October 2020 we will have new and improved facilities for all our members to enjoy.

To be awarded 2020 Staffordshire Charter Standard Club Of The Year is incredibly humbling and as Chairman, parent and coach I am extremely proud of all of our contributions. These accolades are magnificent but certainly not possible without the efforts of many, including our local leagues Lichfield & District Recreational League and Walsall Junior Youth Football League.

So on behalf of everyone associated with OUR CLUB, past and present, our valued sponsors, the wonderful parents and children and mostly the volunteers that make this happen…. Thank You All.

A final message to the amazing wives and husbands that facilitate our participation. In my case Emma Tricklebank who picks up the slack at home so that I can spend time at the club.

Chairman, Leigh Tricklebank
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Happy Eid al-Adha! https://shelfieldunited.com/happy-eid-al-adha https://shelfieldunited.com/happy-eid-al-adha#respond Fri, 31 Jul 2020 20:47:40 +0000 https://shelfieldunited.com/?p=1599 We’d like to wish our Muslim SUFC players, parents and spectators a very happy and peaceful Eid al-Adha. Thank you for your continued support.

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We’d like to wish our Muslim SUFC players, parents and spectators a very happy and peaceful Eid al-Adha.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Become an FA Playmaker https://shelfieldunited.com/become-an-fa-playmaker https://shelfieldunited.com/become-an-fa-playmaker#respond Fri, 31 Jul 2020 20:32:47 +0000 https://shelfieldunited.com/?p=1594 Become an FA Playmaker and get more out of football! The FA Playmaker supported by BT is a new, free online entry-level football course perfect for anyone interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football. There are five modules in total and you don’t need any previous football experience or qualifications before signing …

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Become an FA Playmaker and get more out of football!

The FA Playmaker supported by BT is a new, free online entry-level football course perfect for anyone interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football.

There are five modules in total and you don’t need any previous football experience or qualifications before signing up.

Once you’re signed up, you’ll cover the following topics:

– make football ‘For All’
– connect with your players
– create fun sessions
– keep football safe
– take your next step.

Interested?

Click the link to begin:
http://www.thefa.com/learning/courses/the-fa-playmaker

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Applause for Cil https://shelfieldunited.com/applause-for-cil https://shelfieldunited.com/applause-for-cil#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2020 12:58:37 +0000 https://shelfieldunited.com/?p=1583 Cil Spencer, second from right. After training this weekend, please can we ask that all parents, spectators and players remain on the bank of the field. This Saturday at 12:00 we hope you can join us in a minute of applause for Cil Spencer. Cil Spencer was a coach, a friend, a father and respected …

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Cil Spencer, second from right.

After training this weekend, please can we ask that all parents, spectators and players remain on the bank of the field.


This Saturday at 12:00 we hope you can join us in a minute of applause for Cil Spencer.

Cil Spencer was a coach, a friend, a father and respected member of Shelfield United FC. Cil was taken from us in 2019 whilst coaching a game – something he loved doing.


Gone but not forgotten.

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COVID-19 Compliant Club https://shelfieldunited.com/covid-19-compliant-club https://shelfieldunited.com/covid-19-compliant-club#respond Tue, 21 Jul 2020 17:28:31 +0000 http://shelfieldunited.com/?p=1548 The below guides are to ensure that we remain a Covid-19 compliant Club. The guidelines have been set by the FA and approved by Government. If we are not following this we can be STOPPED from doing any football activities. Club. Ensure all affiliations are correct and up to date.Ensure that all the relevant insurances …

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The below guides are to ensure that we remain a Covid-19 compliant Club. The guidelines have been set by the FA and approved by Government. If we are not following this we can be STOPPED from doing any football activities.

Club.

  • Ensure all affiliations are correct and up to date.
  • Ensure that all the relevant insurances are in place.
  • Provide teams with the PPE and sanitiser that are required.
  • Ensure adequate sanitiser is available on site. These will be placed at the entrance to all grassed areas and must be used by everyone.
  • A register to be kept of all people attending training/matches for contact tracing. This should include your name and contact number.

Players

  • Arrive at training/games changed in the correct kit where possible. There will be NO changing facilities made available at home or away events.
  • All player bags/drinks/other items are to be kept apart at the side of the pitch to help maintain social distancing during breaks.
  • Hand sanitiser to be used before training, after training and during any breaks. The same applies during matches.
  • Social distancing of at least 1 metre should remain during warm ups and breaks in the session/game.
  • ‘Contact’ sessions are allowed but a 1 metre distance should be left if it is a ‘non contact’ drill.
  • Goalkeepers gloves should be sprayed at regular intervals throughout the session.

Coaches

  • All equipment to be disinfected before and after sessions. Where possible it should be done during breaks too.
  • Hand sanitiser to be used regularly, reminding players to do this too.
  • A register of ALL players in attendance should be taken for every session and match. These should be kept for 21 days. The parents name at the session should also be taken.

Parents.

  • Hand sanitiser should be used before entering a grassed area.
  • Social distancing of 1 metre should be maintained at all times while attending training or matches.
  • Please avoid handling any equipment during a session.
  • You MUST make your manager aware that you are on site so your attendance can be recorded if you intend to stay for more than 10 minutes. You can also sign the register that will be located near to the grass bank/burger van.
  • If you just drop off/collect your child then hand sanitiser should be used if you vacate your vehicle.

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Club Statement On Return https://shelfieldunited.com/club-statement-on-return https://shelfieldunited.com/club-statement-on-return#respond Mon, 20 Jul 2020 08:42:57 +0000 https://shelfieldunited.com/?p=1515 The Club, in accordance with The FA Guidelines dated 17th July 2020 and with continuous Walsall MBC instruction pertaining to Covid-19, are delighted to announce that ”football-is-back”. There will be a manager/coaches meeting on Tuesday 21st July to ensure each team, the grounds and actions-plans are fully prepared for 01.08.2020. I would like to take this …

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The Club, in accordance with The FA Guidelines dated 17th July 2020 and with continuous Walsall MBC instruction pertaining to Covid-19, are delighted to announce that ”football-is-back”.

There will be a manager/coaches meeting on Tuesday 21st July to ensure each team, the grounds and actions-plans are fully prepared for 01.08.2020.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the tireless efforts of The Clubs volunteers for the efforts to deliver the return-to-football activities during July. These last weeks have been safe and enjoyable, but moreover appreciated by players and families alike. 

Leigh Tricklebank
Chairman   

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Replace Vandalized Storage Containers https://shelfieldunited.com/replace-vandalized-storage-containers https://shelfieldunited.com/replace-vandalized-storage-containers#respond Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:02:16 +0000 https://shelfieldunited.com/?p=1463 We are (as many of you already know) upgrading the containers and facilities on our grounds. This is to replace the old containers that have been damaged by anti social behaviour. We have started a crowd funding campaign and would really appreciate if you can spare a few pounds towards the project. Shelfield United have …

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We are (as many of you already know) upgrading the containers and facilities on our grounds. This is to replace the old containers that have been damaged by anti social behaviour.

We have started a crowd funding campaign and would really appreciate if you can spare a few pounds towards the project.

Shelfield United have been helping children in the local community stay active; introduce them to football; meet new friends and provide an opportunity to learn new life skills since 2004.

Help us to continue providing the best possible opportunities to children in and around our community.

A donation of JUST £1 will help the club and if you can’t donate then please share.

Click here to visit CrowdFunder and donate

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Corona Virus Statement https://shelfieldunited.com/corona-virus-statement https://shelfieldunited.com/corona-virus-statement#respond Sat, 14 Mar 2020 13:30:54 +0000 https://shelfieldunited.com/?p=1106 Corona Virus Statement 04 JUNE 2020 We are delighted to confirm that football will return to Shelfield United FC from Saturday 6th June 2020. We have taken professional advice and will continue to review circumstances and activities with the foremost aim to protect people from Covid19. Coaches will be instructed in advance on what can …

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Corona Virus Statement 04 JUNE 2020


We are delighted to confirm that football will return to Shelfield United FC from Saturday 6th June 2020.


We have taken professional advice and will continue to review circumstances and activities with the foremost aim to protect people from Covid19.

Coaches will be instructed in advance on what can and cannot be allowed, again following advice from The FA and The Government.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR POLICY AS OF 02/06/2020

Leigh Tricklebank
The Chairman

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Girls Football Comes to Shelfield https://shelfieldunited.com/girls-football-comes-to-shelfield https://shelfieldunited.com/girls-football-comes-to-shelfield#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:55:30 +0000 https://shelfieldunited.com/?p=978 We are proud to announce that we have officially begun girls football training sessions for children between the ages of 6 and 11. The aim is to create two teams to begin with, an Under 8’s and Under 10’s. We have got a small group of girls for the Under 8’s team already and a …

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We are proud to announce that we have officially begun girls football training sessions for children between the ages of 6 and 11. The aim is to create two teams to begin with, an Under 8’s and Under 10’s.

We have got a small group of girls for the Under 8’s team already and a good healthy U10’s team ready. We are still looking for more girls to join both teams.

If you have a child who may be interested then please contact us!

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Discrimination – Tell us, we’ll tackle it. https://shelfieldunited.com/discrimination-tell-us-well-tackle-it https://shelfieldunited.com/discrimination-tell-us-well-tackle-it#respond Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:54:03 +0000 https://shelfieldunited.com/?p=822 The Football Association [The FA] is today launching a campaign to encourage all participants and spectators to report any acts of discrimination that they witness within grassroots football. Tell Us, We’ll Tackle It will be rolled out by every County FA across the country and was designed to put further emphasis on the importance of …

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The Football Association [The FA] is today launching a campaign to encourage all participants and spectators to report any acts of discrimination that they witness within grassroots football.

Tell Us, We’ll Tackle It will be rolled out by every County FA across the country and was designed to put further emphasis on the importance of reporting incidents, reassuring people that it makes a tangible difference and that the updated process is simple and effective.

The updated reporting process and website means all completed online forms will be sent directly to the relevant FA and County FA staff so they can begin any investigation process immediately. It also includes clarity on the process and FAQs to assist with any further queries.

For more information or to report an act of discrimination, head to www.TheFA.com/tellus

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