Please take a minute to watch this short video from the local FA. Volunteers are the life blood of many organisations worldwide and grassroots football is no different. Without volunteers your children and their friends simply would not be able to play for an affiliated football team.
Almost everybody involved in grassroots football is a volunteer! Everybody from the coaches and club officials, to the people who run the leagues, the parents helpers that help at training or run the line and to the parents who set up and take down the pitches on game day.
Your time is invaluable to us and we at Welland are extremely grateful for your ongoing support…THANK YOU 😁💯😍
Please remember that we are ALWAYS looking for new volunteers, especially to help to run new teams for the younger players. There are also many other opportunities available if you think that you couldn’t commit to running a team.
Please contact myself or speak to one of the coaches or officials if you or somebody you know would like more information. More details below.
To kick off the 2018/19 youth football season, The Football Association has announced a renewed focus on the Respect campaign as it enters its ten year anniversary.
Welland Valley FC are proud to support this renewed initiative and expect all of our players, parents, coaches and spectators to commit to and uphold the rules and regulations set out in these policies. This will enable everybody to have a safe and fun footballing experience.
The new “We Only Do Positive” initiative aims to raise the standard of behaviour seen at the touchline, across all levels of youth football, incorporating all players, coaches, parents, officials, and spectators.
Building on the FA RESPECT campaign, the emphasis is on the positive role of spectators, parents and coaches and the detrimental impact that negative behaviour has on young footballers.
Hi, my name’s Adi and I coach the Welland Valley Vipers u9’s and next year I am running the London Marathon in aid of Starlight Children’s Foundation.
For those of you who don’t know me, my youngest son Zak started playing for the Vipers during the 2015/16 season. For our family this was the start of a particularly traumatic time as our eldest son, Kai, was seriously ill in Oxford’s Children’s hospital. During this time he had an operation to be fitted with a halo, as some of the bones in his neck had crumbled.
This effectively saved his life and coupled with various medication have put him on the very long road to recovery, which we are still on. After six months the consultants removed the halo and replaced it with plates and bolts in Kai’s neck to stabilize it.
Some of you will have seen Kai at Zak’s games and now he has had the halo removed he just looks like any other kid who loves football. Kai is progressing really well and his consultant has allowed him to train with the Cobra U10’s, which he loves, he just can’t wait to make his debut but that is dependent on his continued recovery getting the all clear from his consultant.
Starlight Children’s Foundation are a national children’s charity that is dedicated to brightening the lives of children and teenagers suffering from a serious or terminal illness.
October 23, 2017 ·
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Welland Valley FC are looking for volunteers to help out with some of our upcoming events, such as the club day and tournament. We are also looking for volunteers to join the committee.
So, if you would like to share your new ideas and suggestions to enable the club to expand, please feel free to attend one of our monthly committee meetings or speak to either your team manager, one of the committee, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
September 29, 2017 ·
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Winter training starts next week, please note that ONLY Astro boots and Trainers are approved footwear.
ANYONE WEARING NORMAL BOOTS OR UNAPPROVED FOOTWEAR WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRAIN.
Please share to all of your parents.
Teams are only permitted on their booked pitches at the given times. YOU CANNOT SET UP PRIOR TO YOUR TIMESLOT AND YOU MUST VACATE THE PITCH ON TIME SO THE NEXT TEAM CAN GET ON WITH THEIR TRAINING.
Teams are not permitted to warm up/ play with footballs on any grassed areas or the paving between the pavilion and the astro pitch.
Please also note, that the girls school is a no smoking site and smokers must go to the car park if they wish to smoke. This also applies to vaping.
Thank you for your co-operation.
September 9, 2017 ·
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Hello to all our players, managers, parents, visitors and friends.
As we embark on a new season of what will hopefully be more highs than lows for all, the Welland Valley FC committee and volunteers have been hard at work behind the scenes, getting ready to help make your season to be as prosperous as possible.
We have been busy over the summer getting in new equipment for everyone. We have purchased brilliant new goalposts, nets, corner flags and various other essentials. With the aim of improving both the setting up and taking down of the pitches and also improving your in game playing experience.
Some of the pitches have been moved and others, although still in the same place have been re-measured, re-marked and upgraded for use with the new goals.
There are a few more events and other improvements coming soon so watch this space.
Please note that Welland Valley FC is now a NO SMOKING club. We would appreciate it if all home and away spectators respect this decision and step away from the sideline if you wish to smoke. Please also note, that this includes E-Cigarettes too. This new policy has been brought in under new FA guidelines to try to improve the playing environment for all. You will also find that many other clubs within your leagues, cups etc will have also adopted this policy. Please understand that If you are found to be smoking at the sideline you may now be asked to leave the venue.
We would like to wish all of our teams the absolute best of luck for the coming season, in all of your respective league, cup and tournament games, but most of all…….HAVE FUN PLAYING THE GAME YOU LOVE.
Last night (Fri 26th May), Denise and Michael had the honour of attending the Northamptonshire Football Association Community Awards Evening on behalf of Welland Valley FC.
We found out recently, that the Club had been nominated for the Respect Award, and that we were going to be visited by a film crew to interview some members of the Welland team. Darren and Adam stepped up and gave the interviews about the club and what being nominated for the award means to us, thank you to both of them for doing this. This winners video was shown to all on the evening.
This is the first year the NFA had given out this award. The nominations were decided by using the referees score reports, these reports are handed in to the league/ FA after each match. They mark both teams on a number of things including: player and parent behaviour, number of fouls committed in the game etc. These reports were collected from every game of the season, at all age groups. The leagues nominated the Club’s with the highest overall ref scores and passed these names on to the NFA, who then added further scores for good disciplinary and misconduct records.
It gives us great pride to announce that Welland Valley FC were named as the winners of this award and it was a fantastic honour and privilege for us to accept the award on behalf of the Club.
This award is accepted in recognition of each and every one of the players, parents, spectators, managers, assistants and committee members over the season. As you will be aware, Welland Valley FC are proud to support the FA’s RESPECT initiative across all grassroots football games. It is all of you who enforce and adhere to these regulations that make the club what it is. Thank you to you all and hopefully we will be able to go back and collect the award again (and many more) at the end of next season.
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