Encouraging signs give hope for the future
This is a brief Chat to say that with the season now well underway there have been a number of encouraging signs giving us hope of a successful season.
The Men’s 1sts have won their first three matches; the Men’s Veterans have won their first four matches with a goal record of 36 for and only 3 against (!);
the Ladies’ Development team have won their first two matches;
the Men’s 3rds and Men’s 6ths have still to drop points;
the Men’s 4ths and 5ths have won two of their three matches;
the Boys’ and Girls’ U13s won the North Walsham and Dereham minis respectively with the U11 Boys coming second in their event at North Walsham;
the Ladies’ 2nds are on the up and with the exception of the 1sts all our other Ladies’ teams have recorded their first wins of the season.
We knew it was going to be a testing season for the young and largely inexperienced Ladies’ 1sts but after the disappointing start against Sunderland their other results have been encouraging and only a freak last second goal by Durham University denied them an away point they deserved. To see the ball loop into the net off a defender’s stick was hard to take and the DU manager sportingly said we deserved to get something from the game. Despite the defeat there were quite a number of positives including finding the net three times.
Off the field of play
the attractive new balcony is now in use as is the disabled toilet and I remind readers that the latter is available for use by everyone. The much promised stairlift will be fitted to the side staircase in the next couple of weeks. That will complete the upgrade of our facilities for this year not forgetting that the floodlights on both pitches were upgraded during the summer.
If you have been to the club recently
I also hope you have noticed the external painting which has been done of late. If you like it I will claim most of the credit but if you don’t I’ll blame my trainees John Pestell, Tony Williams and Peter Halls!! Joking apart I thank them for their hard work and good company and also Doug Sitch, for all the jobs he has done recently to help maintain the clubhouse in good condition, and David Cobbald and Andrew Longe for all their invaluable work on the grounds.
I also thank all those who attended the recent Quiz Evening
including, of course, Quiz Master Richard Rusted and the Ladies’ and Men’s 1st for providing the excellent ‘nibbles’. The attendance of 60 was, frankly, a little disappointing. Nevertheless we had an enjoyable and challenging evening!
Congratulations and best wishes
to the following members who have been selected to play for the East in the forthcoming regional tournaments.
Calianne Clark (U15s), Artemis Clark and Chloe Hobson (U17s) at Millfield School this coming weekend. Best wishes also to Leigh Sitch who is coaching the U15s.
Carl Sitch (U17s) at Belle Vue, Manchester on 26-28 October. Best wishes also to manager Jose Tibbenham.
The next two social and fund raising events
are the Fireworks Spectacular on Friday 2 November (gates open 6.00pm) and the Cocktail Evening on Saturday 24 November (7.30pm). PLEASE COME ALONG!! Tickets are on sale behind the bar.
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With kind regards and best wishes to all members, supporters and friends of the Club.
Mike Denham (Chairman)
Tel: 01603 506925
16 October 2007