Tiger News – February 2016

We hope you find the Tiger News newsletter informative and interesting. Let us know if there is a particular topic you’d like to find out more about, or if you’d like to get involved with the club. Many thanks,

Robert Gorby (Club Secretary)

U12s: League Cup Semi-Finalists!

Congratulations (and hard luck) to the Under 12s who made it to the semi-finals of the Peter Houseman League Cup. A narrow 2-1 defeat to favourites Newbury denied them a place in the final. ‘One hell of a game’ was how coach Ian Page described the match, saying he was proud of every single player who gave 110% right until the final whistle.

Fun Day—Donations for Fun Day Raffle prizes:

With the fun day only 16 weekends away (makes summer sounds closer than it feels!), we’re compiling the prizes for the raffle. The raffle is one of the main fundraisers on the day and the prizes go a long way to helping sell the tickets. So we’d really appreciate donations from individuals or companies who are able to sponsor one of the prizes in the draw. If you or your company are able to donate a prize, please contact Becky Dore.

Where the club funds are spent

As a club we rely on fundraisers as well as the annual registration fees to keep the club running. We have initial outlays at the start of the season such as kits, league fees, insurance fees and equipment (which cost over £3,500 at the start of this season).

We also have ongoing expenses which need to be covered. We have already spent over £6,000 on these ongoing costs this season. The main monthly expenses we incur, in order of cost, include:

  • Training pitches
  • Match pitches
  • Manager & coach training (first aid, coaching, safeguarding etc)
  • Pitch maintenance
  • Referee fees

For more information on the club finances please contact our treasurer Caroline Herzog.

Spotlight On: Under 5 & 6 Age Group

Each newsletter will feature a profile of a particular age group. We’ve started at the grassroots and the Under 5/6s are the guinea pigs for our first monthly profile!

Here’s Matt Cox, team manager for U5/6s:

RG: Do you play matches or just train?
MC: We train only, every Sunday at Four Lanes School through term times between 9-10am. We are a combined age group of Year Rs/1s.
RG: How did you get involved in CTFC?
MC: Whilst having no burning desire to head up a boys football team I found myself slowly getting involved near 4 years ago when my eldest son started out as an Under 5/6 back in 2012. It began with watching on the sideline
to becoming a stand in keeper and before you know it having a whistle in my hand refereeing small matches at the end of a session. Now as of 2016 I’m an FA Level 1 coach and have two sons involved in CTFC with the younger a current Under 5/6s, both of whom I’m very proud of.
RG: How’s the season going so far?
MC: It’s been a hard fought season for the Under 5/6s so far, they surely will have the best stamina and strongest quads going into the PHYL for the start of the season come September! In the near four years I’ve been involved with CTFC I certainly can’t remember a wetter and boggier period than the one we are in now. The pitches have been our biggest battle so far but we’ll continue to persevere. The boys (parents!) have shown some great dedication braving all weathers this winter so far, so thank you.
RG: What are you focusing on in training?
MC: In training I try to mix up our drills week to week whilst keeping to a core structure within each session. Until the boys master the basics of dribbling, passing and shooting at 5/6 years of age I’ll continue to repeat these elements. A bit cliché but as long as the boys are having fun and they still turning up every week I’ll see that as a compliment! We’ve seen some great progression over the last 18 months from ‘daisy picking’ as I label it to witnessing back heels, drag backs, flicks and tricks. I really can’t wait to see how we fair against opposition later in the year knowing the boys are more than ready for the big step.
RG: What’s made you laugh this season?
MC: Our funniest moment…has to be nearly every week in getting the boys to run/jog backwards in our warm up. What you’d think would be a simple exercise they drop like flies. Gets me every time!
RG: What’s on your wish list?
MC: Over the coming weeks my hardest job will be to recruit a new Under 5/6s Manager (any volunteers?!?! ) to head up the boys come September. The obvious choice would be a current Year R parent but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.

If you are interested in getting involved then please contact me via this page

CTFC— An FA Standard Charter Club


Launched in 2001, The FA Charter Standard Programme supported by McDonald’s is The FA’s accreditation scheme for grassroots clubs and leagues.

Its goal is to raise standards in grassroots football, support the development of clubs and leagues, recognising and rewarding them for their commitment and achievements. The FA Charter Standard accreditation is awarded to clubs and leagues rigorously adjudged to be well-run and sustainable – and which prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implementation of the Respect programme.

Chineham Tigers is proud to be a Charter Standard club, we have held the accreditation for several years and continue to be re-assessed every year. All of our 17 teams + under 5/6 squad have FA Qualified coaches and emergency first aiders, all our volunteers are DBS checked and complete the FA safeguarding children qualification every 3 years. We are currently in the process of applying for our 2016/17 accreditation now!

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