Shelfield United Football Club https://www.shelfieldunited.com Boys and Girls Football Training Thu, 25 Feb 2021 19:59:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.2 https://i2.wp.com/www.shelfieldunited.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cropped-logoshelfield.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Shelfield United Football Club https://www.shelfieldunited.com 32 32 168799689 Return Of Football 2021 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/return-of-football-2021 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/return-of-football-2021#respond Thu, 25 Feb 2021 19:45:22 +0000 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/?p=2472 The Club are delighted to confirm that we will return to training on Saturday 3rd April 2021 and early indications suggest that local leagues will restart games two weeks later.  We can only hope that this will be the final Covid challenge, and that we can now continue with our lives, including the exciting return to …

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The Club are delighted to confirm that we will return to training on Saturday 3rd April 2021 and early indications suggest that local leagues will restart games two weeks later. 

We can only hope that this will be the final Covid challenge, and that we can now continue with our lives, including the exciting return to football.

What Happens Next  – If we presume that this is the end of restrictions, it’s proposed that games will start mid-April and continue through June 2021. This is not fully understood yet, and will be subject to the local leagues decisions… but it looks rather positive as I write.

Good Communication  – Over the next days our coaches will be reaching out to parents to understand the status of the teams. We fear that some teams may require new players following such a challenging year so please do communicate with the coaches and The Club so that we can support teams, ultimately ensuring we start games again mid April.   

Player Subs – Player subs will be due for April 2021 and thereon. Players subs in debt pre December 2021 remain due, and if player subs are greater than 2 months due then you must contact Pete Grice (Treasurer). We will as always do our best to support families, but you must communicate with us. 

Competition Winner  –  Congratulations to Mia Moseley for winning our drawing competition to encourage dog-walkers to clean up their mess. 

We had some amazing entries and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who designed a poster. We loved seeing them all! 

Mia’s poster will be turned into a sign and you’ll see it around our grounds shortly. Well done Mia!


Finally I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to the volunteers and parents that have continued to support The Club during this really difficult last 12 months. 

The Chairman

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Dog Poo Poster Votes https://www.shelfieldunited.com/dog-poo-poster-votes https://www.shelfieldunited.com/dog-poo-poster-votes#respond Sun, 14 Feb 2021 11:49:43 +0000 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/?p=2456 The following posters have been designed by players of the Club in relation to our dog poo competition. Please select your favourite poster and vote for it using the form below. Poster #1Poster #2Poster #3Poster #4Poster #5Poster #6Poster #7

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The following posters have been designed by players of the Club in relation to our dog poo competition. Please select your favourite poster and vote for it using the form below.

Please vote for your favourite poster!

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Equality Charter Standard Club! https://www.shelfieldunited.com/equality-charter-standard-club https://www.shelfieldunited.com/equality-charter-standard-club#respond Wed, 10 Feb 2021 14:32:31 +0000 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/?p=2430 We have been recognised as an Equality Chartered Club by the Kick It Out campaign for the second year in a row. WHY HAVE WE BEEN AWARDED? We adhere to the following equality, inclusion and discrimination guidelines set out by Kick It Out. We are committed to ensuring a safe environment for all participants by applying …

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We have been recognised as an Equality Chartered Club by the Kick It Out campaign for the second year in a row.

WHY HAVE WE BEEN AWARDED?

  • We adhere to the following equality, inclusion and discrimination guidelines set out by Kick It Out. 
  • We are committed to ensuring a safe environment for all participants by applying equality, diversity and inclusion in our day to day operations.
  • We are promoting awareness of the benefits of equality, inclusion and diversity with a clear understanding that football belongs to and should be enjoyed by anyone who wants to participate in it.
  • In activities we do not discriminate or treat anyone less favourably on the grounds of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, race nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion/belief, ability or disability.
  • We do not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of any kind and will assure the correct reporting procedures are actioned if any of the mentioned does occur under our supervision. We are committed to taking action where inequalities exist.
  • We take a stance assuring good practice is encouraged internally and to our sponsors, partners and the wider community.  
  • As part of our commitment to the eradication of discrimination in football and the promotion of equality, inclusion and diversity, a minimum of one member of our board and/or coaching staff will be fully educated on the procedures around reporting incidents of discrimination including through the appointed officials, our county FA, the Kick It Out website and app.

DISCRIMINATION HAS NO PLACE IN FOOTBALL

If you’ve seen or heard discrimination in football, please report it to our Welfare Officer Katie Dowen as soon as possible.

She will review the information, offer support and take action.

Another way you can report is by filling out an online form on Kick It Out website.

 Click here to easily report discrimination online.


TOGETHER WE WILL KICK IT OUT!!

Kick It Out is an organisation that encourages equality and works throughout the football, and educational sectors to challenge discrimination. This organisation is inspiring many grassroots clubs as possible to support the fight for equality in football by encouraging inclusive practices and campaign for positive change.

Kick It Out has helped enact a huge cultural shift in the approach of individual supporters, clubs and footballing institutions to equality.

At grassroots and in the professional game, Kick It Out is a reporting bureau that will raise incidents of discrimination with the relevant authorities and support victims through the process.

The organisation has supported thousands of victims since its inception, and has created a number of educational resources which teach stewards how to correctly identify discrimination towards marginalised groups.

Whether it’s attempting to enact cultural change or offering support to victims of discrimination, Kick It Out has been a leading organisation in attempting to achieve cohesion in British society.

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Football V Homophobia https://www.shelfieldunited.com/football-v-homophobia https://www.shelfieldunited.com/football-v-homophobia#respond Wed, 10 Feb 2021 13:38:15 +0000 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/?p=2423 FOOTBALL FOR EVERYONE LET’S MAKE FOOTBALLWELCOMING OF LGBT+ PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THE LANGUAGE YOU USESome language used to target opposition players or make fun of teammates can affect the mental health of LGBT+ people and make them andtheir friends feel put down. Saying someone is ‘gay’, ‘queer’, a ‘faggot’ (or any other anti-LGBT+ term)just because …

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FOOTBALL FOR EVERYONE

LET’S MAKE FOOTBALL
WELCOMING OF LGBT+ PEOPLE


THINK ABOUT THE LANGUAGE YOU USE
Some language used to target opposition players or make fun of team
mates can affect the mental health of LGBT+ people and make them and
their friends feel put down.


Saying someone is ‘gay’, ‘queer’, a ‘faggot’ (or any other anti-LGBT+ term)
just because they do something wrong on a football pitch or are having a
bad game is offensive and disrespectful to LGBT+ people, even if it
doesn’t target them individually.


Using gender as a way to abuse people is also wrong. Saying men are
‘playing like girls’ or ‘like women’ not only offends women and girls, but
can also make LGBT+ people feel uncomfortable too. Calling women and
girls who are involved in football ‘lesbians’ or ‘men’ as a term of abuse is
stereotyping and offensive.


CHALLENGE ANTI-LGBT LANGUAGE & BEHAVIOUR
If you feel safe, always challenge language or behaviour that puts LGBT+
people down. Remember, saying nothing only allows prejudice and
discrimination to get worse.


REPORT IT
Targeting people because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or
gender identity is against the law and against the Rules of the Game. You
can report any anti-LGBT+ behaviour in grassroots football via your County
FA or via Kick It Out by:


Find out more at www.footballvhomophobia.com

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Safer Internet Day https://www.shelfieldunited.com/safer-internet-day https://www.shelfieldunited.com/safer-internet-day#respond Mon, 08 Feb 2021 14:50:54 +0000 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/?p=2419 Football – keeping in touch online During this challenging time, we hope that you are remaining as positive as possible with the current restrictions and are continuing to stay safe. Until we are all able to get back out there playing, supporting and officiating the game we all love, staying connected with our ‘football family’ …

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Football – keeping in touch online

During this challenging time, we hope that you are remaining as positive as possible with the current restrictions and are continuing to stay safe. Until we are all able to get back out there playing, supporting and officiating the game we all love, staying connected with our ‘football family’ online can help.

Whether its chatting about the next FA Cup game, debating the ‘best goal ever’, sharing how personal fitness training is going, a new goal celebration planned for when we are playing again, progress on developing a ‘parent info pack’ or ideas for decorating the changing room – it’s good to stay connected, positive and supportive of each other.

Our thanks go to every volunteer using this time at home to reach out to members and identify positive opportunities. 

One such opportunity is to communicate about this year’s Safer Internet Day on the 9th February 2021. Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation. The theme this year is – An internet we trust; exploring reliability in the online world.

The campaign focuses on how we can know what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online.

Resources for Safer Internet Day 2021; exploring reliability in the online world

You can find out more about Safer Internet Day 2021 An internet we trust; exploring reliability in the online world here.

To find out more about fake news visit – https://www.childnet.com/young-people/secondary/fake-news

Please also remember that if you or your child have any safeguarding concerns that you can refer these to the Club Welfare Officer Katie Dowen or if its urgent you should call the NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 and if it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then you should call the Police or Children’s Social Care in your area.

We hope that highlighting the positives of social media and offering guidance via a variety of resources for both parents/carers and children and young people regarding the online world will be useful at this time. 

Thank you for all that you are continuing to do to support us and our members and ensure everyone remains as positive, safe and healthy as possible. If you have any queries of course we will do our best to answer them.

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Dog Poo Sign Competition https://www.shelfieldunited.com/dog-poo-sign-competition https://www.shelfieldunited.com/dog-poo-sign-competition#comments Sun, 10 Jan 2021 15:23:31 +0000 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/?p=2415 Our grounds and open and available to the general public, which also includes a large number of dog walkers. Can you help us?? We would like you to design a poster that we can turn into a sign to be placed around our grounds. You can be as expressive and creative as you like and …

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Our grounds and open and available to the general public, which also includes a large number of dog walkers. Can you help us??


We would like you to design a poster that we can turn into a sign to be placed around our grounds. You can be as expressive and creative as you like and the winner will get a £30 gift voucher of your choosing!

See the details in the photo 🙂

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Lockdown 2021 – Club Operations https://www.shelfieldunited.com/lockdown-2021-club-operations https://www.shelfieldunited.com/lockdown-2021-club-operations#respond Sun, 10 Jan 2021 14:32:51 +0000 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/?p=2409 The Club would like to clearly communicate some practicalities pertaining to operations and subscriptions during the current lockdown. Financial Position – As reported in November, then reiterated in the Annual Report, The Club remains solvent with cash reserves to recover from these latest reduction in revenue caused by Covid. Player Subs – Whilst players are not playing The …

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The Club would like to clearly communicate some practicalities pertaining to operations and subscriptions during the current lockdown.

Financial Position – As reported in November, then reiterated in the Annual Report, The Club remains solvent with cash reserves to recover from these latest reduction in revenue caused by Covid.

Player Subs – Whilst players are not playing The Club will not seek player subs, however as done in previous lockdowns, any subs received will be shared between The Club and the players team. If payments are made by mistake during this period then payees can be fully refunded for this period on request. Again we reaffirm that IF PARENTS NEED TO CEASE PAYMENTS WE FULLY UNDERSTAND.

Player Debt – Our current debtors list (player subs) is in excess of £3700 and clearly of grave concern to The Club executives and committee. 

Remaining Relevant – We will be hosting competitions for the players and players families to continue our engagement during lockdown. These will include drawing and writing exercises with £60 prizes for winners. Please check our social media sites for further information. 

Finally, and on behalf of The Club please remain safe and healthy, cherish yourselves and your family… and if you have remaining energy and resources please continue to support our club.

The Chairman

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MERRY CHRISTMAS https://www.shelfieldunited.com/merry-christmas-2 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/merry-christmas-2#respond Wed, 23 Dec 2020 01:34:29 +0000 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/merry-christmas-2 Merry Christmas Kestrels, have a good break and return fresh and ready for the second half of the season. I know you are on santa’s good list, as you all listened and followed most of the instructions and conducted yourselves in a good manor at all times.  May you all receive all you ask for …

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Merry Christmas Kestrels, have a good break and return fresh and ready for the second half of the season. I know you are on santa’s good list, as you all listened and followed most of the instructions and conducted yourselves in a good manor at all times. 

May you all receive all you ask for and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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Merry Christmas! https://www.shelfieldunited.com/merry-christmas https://www.shelfieldunited.com/merry-christmas#respond Sat, 19 Dec 2020 13:23:25 +0000 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/?p=2218 It’s been a strange and testing year for us all. As individuals we have lost jobs, lost income and lost loved ones, but regardless of what we have been through we’ve brought our children to training to keep them active, healthy and with friends. We’ve helped keep the Club in an excellent financial position by …

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It’s been a strange and testing year for us all. As individuals we have lost jobs, lost income and lost loved ones, but regardless of what we have been through we’ve brought our children to training to keep them active, healthy and with friends.


We’ve helped keep the Club in an excellent financial position by volunteering to continue paying subs and by donating to the ongoing container project with financial assistance or other means.


We’ve volunteered many hours each week planning, doing and reviewing sessions to ensure the children enjoy football, develop and continue playing football next week, next month, next year.


This is OUR football family and everyone plays an important part in ensuring our success. This is even more evident when we are thrown into uncertainty by the powers above.


Thank you to the children, the parents; the coaches, the people behind the scenes and all of our amazing sponsors.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and hope that 2021 is kind, brings joy and hopefully an unmeasured amount of success to us all.

See you in January!

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AGM December 2020 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/agm-december-2020 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/agm-december-2020#respond Sat, 12 Dec 2020 19:40:50 +0000 https://www.shelfieldunited.com/?p=2210 The Club recently sat for the Annual General Meeting and have released the minutes and report as stated below. If you have any questions please contact us. SUFC ANNUAL REPORT 2020Download

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The Club recently sat for the Annual General Meeting and have released the minutes and report as stated below.

If you have any questions please contact us.

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