Chairman Chat MARCH
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.
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.
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.
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.
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