Magazine of Randlay Colts Junior Football Club
A U G 2 0 1 5
I S S U E 2
2015/16 Season 3
Use of Social Media 3
Photography and Videoing 3
Club Subs 4
FA Respect Campaign 5
U8 Blues 11
U12 Goalkeepers 11
Ball Boys 12
US Revolution 12
Respect at Randlay Colts 6
FA Respect—Parents and Spectators 7
Reporting Welfare Concerns 8
FA to Invest in Grassroots Football 9
Responsible Parking 10
Wrekin Run 10
Randlay Colts and US Revolution post
Club Diary 13
Club Halloween Party 13
Club Christmas Party 13
U8’s Randlay Colts teams Blues and Colts
meet in the Randlay Colts Tournament 2015
Team & Club Contacts 14
Randlay Colts Online
We hope you are excited about the new season as we are.
The season will start on the 13th September 2015 will run until 18th
Matches will be forecasted on the Telford Junior League Website and
will be updated on a weekly basis. Teams will play in a variety of
League and Cup games throughout the season.
The under 7 to under 11 teams will play in non-competitive league
matches, therefore results and league rankings will not be published
It’s likely there will be a Futsal League for the U7 and U8 teams and possibly for the u9’s too, which will
replace the outdoor league during the cold winter months, details are yet to be confirmed by the league.
We wish all our teams the best of luck in the Season
Use of Social Media
In line with the aims of the FA for youth development and the FA Social
Media Policy We request that results from non-competitive games (u7 to
u11’s) are not published on personal social media sites as well as comments
about players and parents.
Photography and Videoing
The FA encourages the taking of appropriate images of children in football. It’s
important to remember the majority of images taken are appropriate and taken in
good faith. If we take the following simple measures we can help to ensure the
safety of children in football.
1. Don’t publish photographs with the full name(s) of the individual(s) featured
unless you have written consent to do so and you have informed the parents as
to how the image will be used
2. Use player profiles with pictures and detailed personal information.
3. Use an image for something other than that which it was initially agreed, e.g. published in local press
when initially produced for a clubhouse commemorative picture
4. Allow images to be recorded in changing rooms, showers or toilets – this includes the use of mobile
phones that record images.
The FA have released recommended guidance for the use of Photographs and Videos.
If you are concerned about the inappropriate use of images please report this to our Child Welfare Officer.
Club subs are due for payment by all players
(less Mini-Colts) on the 1st September.
An email prompting payment will be sent to the
registered email address of the player.
We offer the following payment options:
Payment of £60 in full or three x £20 Monthly
payments to be paid on the 1st of September,
October and November.
We have many outgoings both before and during
the season and we rely on prompt payment to
ensure that we have adequate levels of cashflow
so that all team and club payments can be made
to facilitate this seasons football.
We are a non for profit organisation and
everyone involved is a volunteer and receives no
goes back into
Club to support our
activities so it’s important
for us that Subs are paid promptly.
Please be aware that it is the Clubs Policy that
if payments are not made within 3 weeks of the
due date, then that player will be suspended by
the Club and will not be able to take part in
team training or matches until the account is
brought upto date, we think this only fair to all
other parents who have maintained their
Please contact the Membership Secretary if
there are any problems with making any
payments or accessing the online payment
How to Pay
Subs are to be paid online through your
online membership account.
Please do not make payments to Team
At this time you may take any option
The Club would like to request that
you use the Go Cardless method of
payment as there are less transaction fee’s paid
by the Club than via paypal, which obviously
means more money can be put back into the
If this is not suitable then payment can
be made using the PayPal option.
Please be assured that payments are
made via a secure server, Randlay
Colts has no access to any banking
We understand that not everyone
is able to make payment online
and request that you contact the
Membership Secretary on
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07557
003147 to discuss other payment
Go Cardless payments will take between 1 to 10 days to clear.
PayPal payments are taken immediately.
A confirmation email will be sent to confirm payment.
To access your account please login* using this link:
*if logging into your account for the first time you will be required to set up a password first.
Respect is the collective responsibility of those involved in football,
at all levels to create a fair, safe and enjoyable environment in
which the game can take place. It is the behavioural code for
The Respect programme was launched for the 2008-09 season
and sought to build upon practical measures that progressive
clubs, leagues and
organisations had been
promoting for some
time. This included the use of Codes of Conduct and designated spectator
This is not just something that happens at other clubs. It happens at all clubs!
The Respect programme aims to allow referees to officiate and young
people to participate in matches without being subjected to abuse by
players, coaches, parents or spectators. It is an issue for the whole of
football and it may take many years to change the win-at-all-costs culture.
Everyone needs to take responsibility for their actions to ensure a positive
environment in which football is enjoyed by all
Everyone involved in football has a role to play in addressing negative
behaviour and encouraging a positive environment, in which football is
enjoyed by all.
On average, 7,000 referees quit football every year at because of the
abuse they receive from players and from the sidelines. Lots of children
also pack it in because of the attitude and actions of over-enthusiastic and
Regrettably, we've all seen or experienced it. The spectators and players shouting abuse at the referee. The parent
shouting angrily at their player what to do. Kids standing on the sideline taunting players. Parents abusing the coach.
Even spectators unwittingly shouting nonsensical instructions to their team and in the process confusing them.
In response, The FA’s Respect programme provides a series of
tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, referees, players and parents
from grassroots to elite football to ensure a safe, positive
environment in which to enjoy the game.
The FA has also launched a free online Respect Parent Guide to
highlight examples of poor behaviour and, more importantly, how
it can be improved. We ask that all parents please visit the FA
Respect page and watch the video.
RESPECT at Randlay Colts
We at Randlay Colts fully support the FA Respect Campaign and we hope players, parents and
supporters will help us in providing a safe and positive environment for players to enjoy and develop their
skills in football.
OUR COACHES AND OFFICIALS
Please remember all our Coaches, Managers, Linesman and Referees are all volunteers not professionals and most likely
parents of players too, they give up many hours of their personal and family time for free to facilitate football for our players. We
expect our volunteers to be treated with respect and be supported by players, parents and supporters alike.
We will not tolerate verbal or physical abuse from players or adults and will not hesitate to take further action to protect our
volunteers and players where incidents arise.
PARENTS & SPECTATORS
We expect our parents and supporters to:
· Remain outside the field of play behind the Designated Spectator
Area (respect barrier), not to approach Managers or Players during
the game (including half time).
· Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language
or behaviour. You must inform the team manger and club welfare
officer of such events.
· Praise and applaud good play from both teams and also for their
· Children play for FUN, its the children’s game not the adults.
· Don’t confuse players by telling them what to do hence ‘One Voice Coaching’
· Encourage the players to respect the opposition and match officials
· Never criticise a player when making a mistake, mistakes are part of learning.
“One Voice Coaching”
Only the coach should coach and the coach’s voice is the one that stands out. By all means parents should encourage and
support the team but to not give instructions to the players from the sidelines. The reason is because conflicting instructions
confuses the children and puts them under pressure to decide who to please, the parent or the coach?
Leave the coaching to the coaches!
We understand that emotions can run high on
matchday, we therefore request that if there are any
issues that you take these up with your team manager
at the next training session as these can be handled
much more effectively at a different time.
Please do not confront officials on match day. Either
speak to your Manager at the next training or report
issues of concern to the Club Welfare officer.
Please watch this video from the FA
RESPECT at Randlay Colts
Our Players are the only reason we have Randlay Colts and we want them to enjoy and
participate fully in each and every aspect of training and matches. To do this we also have
expectations for our players behaviour.
We except our players to
· Always play to the best of their ability
· Play fairly – not to cheat, complain or
· Respect their team-mates, the other
team, the referee and the coaches
· Play by the rules, as directed by the
· Shake hands with the other team and
referee at the end of the game
· Listen and respond to what coach/
team manager tells them.
REPORTING WELFARE AND ISSUES OF CONCERN
Randlay Colts have a Club Welfare Officer who is the focal point for issues concerning the
welfare of our players. Our Club Welfare Officers liaise directly with League and the FA Welfare
Officers over incidents at our training and matches.
We encourage parents to report bad behaviour or any concerns they have, this should be in the
first instant be to the Team Manager who maybe able to resolve an issue immediately or if this
is not possible then concerns can be reported direct to our Club Welfare Officer who will contact
you to discuss the issue as soon as possible.
Our Club Welfare Officer (John Davies) can be contacted on 07815164974 or email
FA TO INVEST IN GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL
The FA will invest more than a quarter of a billion pounds in grassroots football over the
next four years as ambitious new plans are unveiled for the nation’s favourite sport.
The figure will be supplemented by a further multimillion
pound investment supported by government in
the creation of new city hubs across 30 cities in
The National Game Strategy for Participation and
Development, will target four key areas of the amateur
game for investment between now and 2019.
The four areas where the new strategy will impact are:
Boosting Participation: Building on the increases
in boys and girls participation and growth in disability football, while delivering more varied formats of the
game to address the drop in traditional 11v11 weekend football among adult males.
Developing better players: £4million per year – including an annual £2million investment from the
government – will be invested in grassroots coaching. There will be a network of County Coaches –
tasked with improving and supporting coaching across
grassroots football with club mentoring programmes.
The extension of coach bursaries will get more women
and people from diverse backgrounds into the
profession and there will be a drive to get more top
level grassroots coaches into the game.
Better training and facilities: The FA is
committing £48million – directly through its funding of
the Football Foundation as well as investment in 100
new turf pitches and improvements to a further 2,000
as part of The FA’s Pitch Improvement Plan. Further
funds have also been dedicated to building 30 new football hubs across key cities.
Football workforce: Football will become more representative of the communities it serves through
inclusion initiatives. The FA is also rolling out technology to run the game more efficiently and create direct
lines of communication with players across all grassroots leagues making football truly integrated.
We kindly ask that parents and visitors to Stirchley Fields to park
responsibly, we do receive complaints from local residents and local
authorities over poor and inconsiderate parking and therefore request
that cars are parked appropriately and are not blocking pavements for
pedestrians to pass by unhindered or for local residents to access and
egress their properties.
Additionally we request that cars do not
block the emergency gate on Stirchley Road,
in the event of a medical emergency, we
may need an ambulance to access pitches to provide treatment to an
Please be aware that Local Enforcement Officers do police the area around
Stirchley Fields and a number of vehicles were given fixed penalty charges
for inconsiderate parking last year..
Your assistance and co-operation will be greatly appreciated.
WREKIN RUN 2015
Randlay Colts will be holding its much loved annual sponsorship event.
Teams will assemble at the foot of the Wrekin and be set off in turn to reach the top!
Players and Parents are encouraged to gain sponsored to raise extra funds for your teams.
Sponsorship forms and timings will be sent out to everyone in September.
Please keep the 17th October free in your diaries...and we hope to see you all there!!!
We kindly ask that goals are not ‘dragged’ along the
floor but carried by two people., this is to protect the
bag and prevent any loss of goal parts .
5v5 and 7v7 Goals
Please assemble goals correctly and do not force parts
Please ensure goals are pegged down securely to
prevent injury to players.
The referee will not allow a game to commence if the
goals are insecure or incomplete.
Please report any loss or damage of parts to team
Team talk from the benches!
Scribe—Steve Meredith (Manager)
After the success of reaching the final of our own Randlay Colts Summer
Tournament, Under 8 Blues were runners up at the NSC Tournament in
The new season sees Camron Broadhurst
having a three week trial at Wolves. Bayden
Ngo-Zulu at Manchester United's Development
Centre and the following players at Stoke City
Development Centre... Joseph Meredith, Harvie
Warrington, Dylan Wormstone, SJ Karim Deen
and Munji Eltaib. The team would also like to
welcome Spencer Frost who has signed from
Under 8 Blues would like to thank 'Print You' managing director Steven
Galbraith for sponsoring the team and providing the players with a full away
kit, personalised hoodies and mugs.
We have had confirmation that the
Mini-Colts will be able to continue to
train Saturday mornings 10-11am in
the new Sports Hall of the Lakeside
Academy when it opens in September.
Places remain available for 5—6 year
olds to join, please contact Colin
Dorning on 07867 826847.
Our Under 12 teams are looking for
Goalkeepers for this season.
Anyone interested needs to contact the
Managers direct (Marc Bedworth—
07805 068524) & (Lee—07478
The following team have been selected to carry out ball boy duties for AFC Telford:
U12 Colts (Marc Bedworth)
AFC Telford v Alfreton Town
U14 Blues (James Inglis)
AFC Telford v Gloucester City
U13 Colts (Natasha Walrond)
AFC Telford v Hendesford Town
U12 Blues (Sherzan Salim (Lee))
AFC Telford v Bradford Park Avenue
Players are to arrive at the New Bucks Head disable entrance for 14:15 to be briefed by
AFC Telford. Ball boys will receive a drink and a small snack at half time. Parents
wishing to watch the game will need to enter and pay through the main turn stiles.
Players can be collected from the disabled entrance at 16:45.
Randlay Colts and US Revolution
US Revolution recruit and tour Europe entering
International Tournaments and were visiting the UK
to enter the Nottingham International Tournament.
Our Club secretary had befriended the team in
2014 and whilst touring this year Randaly Colts
offered them a friendly match with mixed age
Randlay Colts team.
A number of Randlay Colts players joined the US
Revolution and played in the International
Tournament, playing against other International
teams from scoring a number of goals for the
US Revolution continued onto London to have
training session with West Ham United
Coaches followed by a tour of London and
going to Wembley to watch Arsenal and
Chelsea playing in the Community Shield Final.
Jack, Ben and Jamie had a great tour with the
team and are looking forward to their return in
Randlay Colts Diary 2015/16
13th - Start of 2015/16 Season.
17th - Wrekin Run
TBC - Children's Halloween Party
TBC - Children's Christmas Party
TBC - U7, U8 & U9 Futsal League
7th - Annual Club Presentations
Children's Halloween Party
We would like to hold a
Halloween Party for our
teams but require people
to organise and run the
We need people to
organise a venue, decorations, disco and
party games! I
f your interested in helping, please contact
your team manager or email
To the following
volunteers for passing the
following FA Courses
1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching
· Luke Gray (Mini-Colts)
· Richard Burton (U11 Colts)
· Angela Jordan (U7 Hawks)
1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in
· Sherzan Salim (Lee) - (U12 Blues)
Welfare Officer Workshop
We would like to hold a
Christmas Party for our
Under 10 and below teams
but require people to
organise and run the event.
We need people to organise a venue,
decorations, disco, presents and the visit of
If your interested in helping, please contact
your team manager or email
· John Davies (U10 Colts)
U5 & U6 Min-Colts Colin Dorning 07867 826847
Hawks Angela Jordan 07948 308760
Eagles Martin Standen 07967 370975
Blue Steven Meredith 07843 308802
White Ben Stubley 07884 111393
Colts Joey Hall 07788 724226
Blue Stephen Aston 07906 466518
Whites Daniel Newell 07795 903209
U10 Colts John Davies 07948 139936
Colts Richard Burton 07473 160823
Blues Michael Owusu-Addo 07883 404202
Colts Marc Bedworth 07805 068524
Blues Sherzan Salim (Lee) 07478 394929
U13 Colts Natasha Walrond 07880 124376
U14 Blue James Inglis 07771 846065
Chairman James Inglis 07771 846065
Vice-Chairman Colin Dorning 07867 826847
Paul Chadderton 07557 003147
John Davies 07948 139936
Kev Ash 07974 813988
Photo credits to Gary Morby