Chairman Chat MARCH

Well, I think we are all pleased to have had storm Eunice finally blow away, it really does seem one thing after another at the moment so hot on the heels of the pandemic (which still has not yet gone away), but when we start to moan about our own misfortune it is important to put a bit of perspective on the situation. What is going on in the Ukraine right now and the situation some people found themselves in makes you realise how fortunate we are with what we have, our thoughts are with those that are suffering the most. Let's hope that events can reach a speedy and satisfactory conclusion.
On The Pitch
Older Age Group Flying The Flag

In more positive news and despite two awful weekends of weather our older age groups (U14, U15, U16 and U18) are still all in fantastic positions in their respective leagues. It is really exciting times for all the players as they have all worked incredibly hard during the season with the U16s also lucky enough be involved in the league cup final that is due to be played in April.

Just Starting Out

With the older groups flying the flag at the club some of our players are stood at the base. This weekend was really exciting for some of our U6 players as they travelled to Weston-Super-Mare for a festival of football hosted by Banwell FC.

Speaking to a few of the coaches after, it was amazing to hear their enthusiasm in being involved in their players first games. What was also nice was receiving praise from a contact from one of the other teams on how our players played and their conduct. Well done to all involved.
Coaching Progression

Congratulations to Matthew Williams and Craig Green from our U11 Purple who both recently passed their FA Level 1 course. Both have been with this age group for a while, but had been unable to progress on their coaching journey, from the initial DBS checks and FA Playmaker Course, because of events over the past two years.

Off The Pitch
PBA Events & Announcements 

The PBA Sports & Social Club have a number of child friendly events that you as parents may want to take advantage of and support the amazing work they are doing.

  • PANCAKE DAY - On Tuesday March 1st 2022, they are opening up between 4-8.30pm giving children the opportunity to build their own pancakes for FREE. 
  • FREE PACKED LUNCHES - Following on from the success of FREE hot meals for children during half term and honest conversations held with local parents who attended, they are kindly offering help during term time by providing school pack lunches to parents who don't quite meet the criteria for free school meals. 

Eddie Deegan RIP
I woke up to the very sad news on Sunday morning that the original Port of Bristol Youth FC Father Christmas had past away. Eddie stepped into the role for us at both our 2018 and 2019 Christmas parties and he really was amazing, but shortly after his last visit, he fell ill.  I got to know Eddie well over the 13 years we were neighbours, he truly was a gentleman and was always willing to help.

I'm sure you join me in sending our condolences to his family.

My daughter, receiving her gift from Eddie
I will close this months chat with a reminder that we have a great football club, that is run top to bottom by volunteers putting in their time for free.

This sometimes gets overlooked but the commitment shown by most is unbelievable and is the reason why we are so established today and will continue to grow.

Speak Soon, Chris