Ladies and Gentlemen
Welcome to the Tigers/Eagles Derby
I believe that today’s encounter will be a close and well matched game for us all to enjoy.
I would like to update you all as to what is going on with the club.
At this present moment in time we have three teams competing in the Tandridge B League. Tigers, Eagles and our under 17 side. All teams have gone up a division so the opposition is a little stronger and have been competing at a higher level for a longer time, but this is nothing that should faze our boys, as they all have the ability to achieve at this standard.
We are also training a group of under nines on a Saturday morning at Corrigan Ave, which are the club’s future, so if you know anyone that has youngsters that they want to get running around on a Saturday Morning let us know.
We are still in negotiations with Sutton Council as to a 25 year lease on Corrigan Avenue, but as you all will be aware in its present condition it is not fit for purpose, and before any commitment is made we as a club will require a full redevelopment of the property to meet our growing needs.
FA Chartered/Charity Status
As the club develops we are looking at ways in which we can attract additional funding to assist with the club’s growth. To attract areas of major long term funding we need a “Fit for Purpose” base, hence the negotiations with Sutton Council over Corrigan Avenue hence.
Lots of larger companies now will only offer some form of assistance to organisations with Charity status. This is an area we are looking into.
We have managed to secure a deal with David Wilson Homes who will be providing the Club with training tops for all the boys. I will endeavour to see if I can make this sponsorship a long term deal.
We have had a few small donations to assist with Wednesday night training although I would like a few more as our main aim is to keep cost to the club to a minimum
If any one can assist with bringing a sponsor to the Club it would be fantastic
On Saturday the 21st November the Club will be represented at the Clock house Community Association Christmas Fayre. We will be promoting the club and fund raising. So come along and start your Christmas 2015 with the club.
Clockhouse Community Association are also looking to the club for the possibility of a regular tiny tots football session at this venue. If you have toddlers do speak to the coaches to be kept up to date with this.
In House Raising Funds
You may be reading this while drinking a warm cup of tea from the snack bar, which we will endeavour to open most weekends. But we can only do this with the kind support of others so if anybody wishes to help, offers are greatly received.
(It could be somewhere warm to stand in the cold weather and you get a free cup of tea or coffee)
We are looking to hold a club raffle at Christmas, so we are asking for quality donations to offer as prizes: book tokens, store cards, toys, anything along those lines. Once I have a good selection of prizes I will push out the tickets.
Our first clothes donation was a great success raising over £65.00, this in turn was invested into stock for the snack bar.
Therefore we would like to continue our efforts in this area giving you all the opportunity to get rid of all your unwanted clothes and textiles. So come on! Bag it up and drop it of at Corrigan Ave when you’re next taking your loved one to footy or training.
Now is an exciting time in the development of Coulsdon Athletic Youth Football Club, so if any of you are want to get involved in any shape or form, get in touch.
We need to start raising money for forthcoming seasons to help keep the cost to a minimum for all involved. We are one of the cheapest clubs around, and we would like to keep it that way as we hope to encourage greater numbers of all ages into our club.
Bearing this in mind, as we grow our need for assistance grows, training any budding coaches /managers /Fundraisers even a parents rep would help.
Many of our boys are showing a keen interest in coaching which has always been a plan for those that want to, to become the club coaches of the future.