WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 7th JUNE 2020
First thing first, we hope all our members and their families and friends are plotting a safe passage through these extreme times. We hope all our friends in sport are keeping well and healthy. To everyone out there please stay safe and to everyone who are recovering from the coronavirus we wish you a speedy recovery back to full health.
The FAI Steering Group were meeting at the weekend to draw up protocols for the return to training for adult amateur and underage football under the new Government guidelines and will issue its recommendations as soon as feasible. To facilitate this vital planning process and to support clubs with time to put in place the necessary health and safety protocols, no resumption of training under the new Government guidelines is permitted prior to Monday June 15th. The FAI’s Steering Group will examine how these new Government guidelines affect all affiliates and will issue directives as soon as possible. We still have a long road to travel in the battle against COVID-19 but sport has a huge role to play in Ireland’s recovery and the new proposed guidelines will help get us back on the playing field as soon as it is safe for all our members. The club will keep all its members updated as soon as we have more information to supply.
Wicklow Rovers AFC would like to thank all those working on the frontline for their dedication in the fight against COVID-19 and for their contribution in getting us to a point where we can plan for live sport again
An update on our Last Man Standing competition, with the news that the premier league is set to resume on the 17th of June we will be restarting our competition on the weekend of the 19th/20th/21st of June everything going well. As planned games in the premier league will be staged on every day of the week, it will mean if you progress there will be a quick turn around regards your selection for the next round. What this means is all selections must be in prior to the first game of round 4, the first game in round 4 will be staged 24 hours after the last game in round 3, if you progress you might be requested to submit your next selection within hours of progressing. On the text you receive to say you progressed there will be a deadline time for your next selection. Prior to the suspension of our Last Man Standing competition due to covid-19 we had reached round three and were left with 49 players left standing. If you have forgotten your previous selections in the competition you can view the Last Man Standing selections table on the club website at www.wicklowrovers.com or alternatively you can text me at 087-9108706. All remaining players will have been notified on the resumption of our competition and will receive the fixtures for round three on Sunday the 14th of June. We would like to wish all remaining players the very best of luck in the pursuit of the Last Man Standing title and the €500 prize.
The club are always on the look out for new members on our executive committee. We are always in need of people to help out, you can never have enough volunteers. Just don’t assume someone else is going to step forward, the club always needs fresh blood in order to help the club progress and prosper. Any little bit of assistance would be a big help. With twenty four teams in the club if we got one representative from each team to help out for one year we would then have a very healthy committee to help the club prosper. The club promote soccer for schoolboys/girls, youths and senior men and ladies in the community, our club is growing all the time and the committee could do with any help that people are willing to offer, any assistance with the help of running the club would be very much appreciated.
Anyone with anything for our club notes, Facebook page or our club website can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by text to 087-9108706. For all news regarding the club, check out our club website at www.wicklowrovers.com or the club facebook page.