Magazine of Randlay Colts Junior Football Club
I S S U E D O C T 2 0 1 5
I S S U E 3
FA Grassroots Survey 3
Club Storage 3
Photography and Videoing 3
Wrekin Run 4
U9 Colts Shawbury Tournament 5
Cup Competitions 5
Academy Players 5
Abseil for Charity 5
Danny’s Marathon 5
Mini-Colts Update 6
FA RESPECT Programme 7
Club Subs 8
Club Christmas Party 8
Club Refs 8
Goal Post Safety 9
Welcome to our third edition of Colts News.
September brought the start of the new
League and they are just about to re-seed
the non-competitive leagues, this’ll see
teams settling into leagues of teams of equal
ability and competitiveness.
We have had an extremely successful
Wrekin Run raising more than we have ever
U7 Eagles and U8 Whites half time break
during a friendly match at Stirchley Rec prior
to the start of the Season.
U10 Colts v Highley Welfare 20th
September—photo’s courtesy of Julie
Randlay Colts Online
The FA has launched the most
comprehensive survey of grassroots
Win tickets to see England take on Euro 2016 hosts France at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday 17
Contributions are being sought from players, coaches, referees as
well as the staff and volunteers that form the 400,000-strong
grassroots football workforce, and will give the fullest picture yet of the experiences
and views of those involved in the national game.
The following survey will take up to 10 minutes to complete depending on your
answers; all responses will remain confidential and will not be passed onto any third
By completing the survey you will have the chance to win tickets to see England take on Euro 2016 hosts France at
Wembley Stadium on Tuesday 17 November 2015.
The survey is open until Friday 30th October 2015, 11.59pm.
Do you have anywhere we can store some kit?
Upto this Summer we we’re fortunate to have
storage for our match day kit at Stirchley Rec and
long term storage for our tournament and other kit
free of charge with a local Company.
Unfortunately we have now lost the use of both of
these and have had to rent a storage unit at considerable cost to the Club.
Therefore we are looking for somewhere where we can store our kit either
free of charge or at a discounted rate.
The size of unit we need is approximately garage sized unit.
If you’re able to help or know of someone who can, either on a short or long
term basis, please contact our Equipment Manager Ben Stubley on 07884
111393 or email email@example.com
Wrekin Run 2015
Well done to all teams who took part in the 407 meter high
Wrekin Run this year, We estimate £4000 was raised whch we
think is the highest ever, each team will donate £100 to the Club
and the remainder goes directly into team funds.
Around 110 players plus siblings and adults took part in the
event, unfortunately a few teams were unable to attend on the
day but they are planning to complete it at a later date.
Now we ask that all sponsorship money is paid into team
U9 Colts win the
(U12s and above)
Belated entry— at the end of August our U9
Colts won the Shawbury Tournament. They
went undefeated eventually winning on
penalties—well done !
1st Round = 4th Oct 2015
2nd Round = 18th Oct 2015
Qtr Final = 6th Dec 2015
Semi Final = 17th Jan 2016
Finals = TBC
Competition between all
teams entered into the
relevant age groups of the
Telford Junior League
1st Round = 11th Oct 2015
2nd Round = 15th Nov 2015
3rd Round = 29th Nov 2015
Qtr Final = 7th Feb 2016
Semi Final = 28th Feb 2016
Finals = TBC
Competition between All
teams in the relevant age
group involving The Telford
Junior League and
Shrewsbury Junior League.
Updates from some of our Players in Academies
Spencer Frost - U8 blues, helped Telford Utd U8 to
a victory against Birmingham City in their first game
of season, by scoring a hat-trick and setting one up
for another player..
Cameron Bradhurst and Dara Everton also
continue to do well with Telford Utd’s Academy.
Vice Chairman abseils for charity!
On 19th September, our Vice Chairman Colin
Dorning abseiled down the 60m high Trafford
Tower in Manchester as part of Fujitsi’s charity
fundraising programme, Colin and his team raised
over £1600 for Action for Children which included
the money donated at our annual Presentation
evening and a big well done to Colin from all at
Danny Newell, manager
of our U9 Whites
recently ran the Chester
Marathon to raise funds
for his team, he
completed it in 4hrs
Well done Danny on
raising several hundred
pounds for your team!
Danny runs a Marathon!
Our Mini-Colts are going from strength to strength, we
have now over 20 new players who have joined us
since the Summer and have been enjoying the
opportunity to train outside.
We now have our regular booking back in the Stirchley
Mini Colts training is every Saturday morning 10–
11am, and is open to any player aged 4 1/2 to 6.
Please contact Colin Dorning on 07867 826847 if
you have a player interested in joining.
We’re looking for Sponsors!
We’re seeking a sponsor to help purchase kit
and equipment for our Mini-Colts for this Season.
If you know of a local Company who would be
interested please contact Colin Dorning for
The final disciplinary figures for the 2014-15 season are out and they show a reduction from last term in cautions for
dissent and misconduct.
The stats cover all levels of affiliated football from the
Premier League, Football League and National League
System through to the grassroots County FA leagues -
the activity of 1,150 leagues, 113,000 teams and an
estimated 1.2m fixtures for the season.
It is now seven years since the launch of The FA’s Respect programme and possible to compare the new figures with
those from 2008-09 - the first season of the Respect programme.
So, after seven seasons of Respect, what difference has the programme made?
Cautions are roughly at the same level after seven seasons [from 354,855 to 354,031].
All dissent cautions are down by 23 per cent [from 106,568 to 82,659].
The percentage of dissent cautions to all cautions has fallen from 30 per cent to 23 per cent.
All dismissals are down by 8 per cent [from 54,268 to 49,959].
All misconduct charges in relation to team officials or spectators are down by 13 per cent [from 19,938 to 15,342].
We have improved the environment of youth football by the introduction of designated spectator areas, Respect training
for coaches, codes of conduct, pitch-side marshalls, parents briefings and Respect signage. Despite this, there is a
need to educate a new intake of parents and their children every season.
We now have approximately 27,000 registered referees up from circa 23,000 in 2008.
More importantly, the coverage of fixtures has improved considerably, as has enjoyment of games
Since the 2008-09 season, in the professional and semi-professional game, the number of dissent cautions has also
fallen as a consequence of the efforts of clubs, players, match officials and campaigns such as Respect and ‘Get on with
Despite public perception of the professional game, behaviour appears to have improved rather than deteriorated:
Premier League – 48 per cent
Championship – 38 per cent
Football League 1 – 42 per cent
Football League 2 – 48 per cent
In the top 16 Leagues and Divisions, the total number of dissent cautions has fallen by 30 per cent
The FA is also relieved to see a decline in the number of assaults and improper conduct directed at referees in 2014-15,
A polite reminder to maintain your Subs payments, if
you are having any difficulties with using our online
system, please contact our Membership Secretary or
discuss the issue with your Team Manager.
Childrens’ Christmas Party
We are still planning our Christmas Party ad will update
everyone when we have a confirmed location and date.
Interested in refereeing youth football?
Contact us for more information.
Please keep you Manager informed if a player will be
unavailable for a match , if enough notice is given
matches maybe able to be re-arranged to accommodate
As a lot of our parents help assemble goals for the
team, we’d just like to remind everyone of goalpost
safety and the dangers that can occur if goals are
not correctly assembled and secured.
Portable 7v7 Goals
All goals should be assembled with all parts
locked in together. Nets should be attached to the
posts using the plastics clips and the goal secured
to the ground by 4 ’u’ pegs (as per diagram).
7v7 goal assembly
Fixed Goals (9v9 & 11v11(
The serviceability of the goals should be checked
prior to use. Nets should be attached using plastic
clips and secured with pegs.
Children are not to swing or hang on goals at any
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