As quickly as we finally gained our three valuables points were they then snatched away from us. I think our victory was the final straw for the Sporting Barum B team and for those present you could see why. It was not a very happy camp and now all results, points and goals involved in all their matches have been cleared with immediate effect. Frustrating as Manchester Saints/Knights benefited from this whole misfortunate event and we find ourselves second bottom again. As for the season stats this fixture and any games played will count to the final standings. So lets get those points back with a win over fourth top on Sunday.
Message from John:
"Afternoon Gentlemen As mentioned in the last few training sessions and friendly games the season registration and playing fees are now due. The best way to pay is to just transfer direct into the Club account (see details below). Alternatively you can pay by cash or cheque .If your paying by cheque please make it payable to Sporting Barum. Those who were not registered last season will need to complete the form and hand it back to either John Patterson (Paddy) Fran or myself before the first game on September the 5th. (Registration Form attached). We need 2 copies and two photos. (Don’t waste any money using them passport photo booths either e-mail a face photo to this address or we can take a photo at training or the next friendly) Also if you know any of the new lads who are not on this list please forward on to them and ask them to send there details to this e-mail address in order to be included on the contact list.
This one off Payment of £50 (registration fee £25, playing fee £25) will cover everything throughout the season except training (which will be £3 a session) therefore you won’t be asked for any match fees every Sunday. With 20 league games and a minimum of 3 cup games it’s just over £2 a game. If however due to injury or work comments etc and you find that you are missing more games than playing then you will be reimbursed if the pay-per-play ratio is higher than £5 per game, this will be calculated at the end of the season.
As it’s around payday over the next week this is the perfect time to transfer some money into the account, and then you won’t even notice it going. The Club will have to pay a substantial sum upfront to the league before our first game therefore in order not to incur any fines we need money in the account straight away. Here is the breakdown of the total fees Sporting Barum has to pay over the whole season, except fines of course.
League Fees £250
Pitches lease from Council £450
Referee’s per home game (£25) £250
Referee’s per cup game (£12.5) min £37.50
If for some reason you can’t pay straight away; just let us know then a payment at a later date can be agreed as I will be chasing for payment over the next few weeks.Cheers, John "
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Message from Will:
" Dear All, On Sunday, I managed to complete the Virgin London Marathon. I don't think anything could've prepared me for the last 6 miles, but I got through it and posted a time of 4hrs 2mins. I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you so much to everyone that donated. This morning I managed to go over the £1,000 mark (thanks Julie-Ann) and when I last checked, I had £1,040 to donate to National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. The generosity of everyone in only 2 and a half weeks has been absolutely amazing and it truly was an inspiration. Particularly 600 metres from the finish line when I had cramp in both legs and could barely move, let alone run! Some of you will know I was looking for a sub 4hrs time so who knows, maybe there is some unfinished business here... Thanks again to all who donated. Will "
Message from Will:
" Dear All, On the 25th April, I will be competing in the Virgin London Marathon. I have chosen to run 26.2 miles for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society as it is a charity that holds personal significance. For the past 28 years, my mum has been suffering with this debilitating condition for which there is currently no cure. Any money I can raise will go help to support people with this degenerative disease. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic, progressive and disabling auto-immune disease affecting 0.8% of the UK adult population. It is a painful condition, can cause severe disability (this varies between individuals and depends on how severe/aggressive the disease is) and ultimately affects a person's ability to carry out everyday tasks. The disease can progress very rapidly (again the speed of progression varies widely between individuals), causing swelling and damaging cartilage and bone around the joints. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it's the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity. So if you can, please click on the link to donate now.Thanks, Will "
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"Hi guys Just to say a huge thanks for your help at the gig before Christmas. I really appreciate you rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck in! I’d have usually been there but I was in France visiting my daughter. Thanks for your help again". Our partners page.
A BIG thanks goes to Abinand Rajkumar, Rick and Phil Weller from Sporting Barum who helped our sponsor Andy Worthington out at short notice. Apparently the collection was a great success and we are waiting to hear back from Andy with regards to the final total collected. We are also looking for a lot more players coming forward to help with this next time as Factor 50 have provided us with an excellent new kit so lets show even more support when we get this opportunity again next time.