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WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 6th JUNE 2021
Connor Lewins was the winner of our June 50/50 draw scooping up a cheque for €760, unluckily for Connor he failed to add the bonus ball jackpot of €1,200 to top up his winnings as his bonus ball 17 didn’t bring him joy in Wednesday night’s main lotto draw with the number 33 been the all important bonus ball. It means our bonus ball jackpot now increases to €1,300 for the July draw. Tickets are on sale for our 50/50 draw on a continuous basis, every draw will be streamed live on the club Facebook page. The draw has guaranteed monthly winner, who will also have the chance to win a Jackpot prize by predicting the Bonus Ball Number in the main Irish Lottery draw that will take place the day after the winner is announced. It’s a 50/50 draw, where 50% of the revenue from ticket purchases will go to the winner and the other 50% will go back into the club to support the upkeep, maintenance and enhance the facilities for everyone. The cost of a ticket is only €5 and you can buy as many tickets as you like. You can also subscribe to a monthly payment option, so that you won’t forgot to enter into the draw each month!!. The Jackpot prize is €1,300 for our July draw and will go up by a minimum of €100 per month if not won. Tickets will be available to purchase online via our new club shop website www.wicklowroversclubshop.com on an ongoing basis, you can also purchase your tickets by contacting any committee member or any club member. Many thanks from the Wicklow Rovers fundraising committee.

The WDSL have proposed to restart competitive games with last season’s shield semi-finals fixed for the weekend of June 19th and 20th with the finals taking place on the weekend of June 26th and 27th. Venues and kick off times have yet to be confirmed with the league seeking to hold the matches at neutral venues. The new 2021 season has been scheduled for a start date on the weekend of July 3rd and 4th which will also include the start of the small sided and non-competitive games. Here’s hoping everything goes to plan.  

With the WDFL in the process of trying to set up a senior ladies league the club posted an advert to see the level of interest in a ladies team in the club. We have had a very positive response with the result we now have a full squad of players. We are now seeking a coach/manager to train and manage the senior ladies team, if you are interested in this position please contact club secretary Stephen Clarke at wicklowroverssecretary@gmail.com or alternatively you can contact any committee member.

Our 13B team are seeking a manager for the upcoming season. The applicant must be keen and enthusiastic, coaching experience is desirable but not essential as the club will ensure you get the coaching education required. If you are interested in getting into coaching and managing a team this could be the position for you to get started. If this position is of interest to you, please contact our club secretary Stephen Clarke by email at wicklowroverssecretary@gmail.com or you can contact any committee member.

The club are delighted to inform people that our annual soccer camp returns after last years was cancelled due to covid. The dates for our annual Summer Camps are as follows, week one will run from Monday 12th of July to the 16th of July and week two will run from Monday 26th of July to Friday 30th of July. The camp will take place in the Whitegates and will run daily from 10am to 2pm. The camp is for children from 4 years old to 13 years old, the cost is €65 per child, €120 for 2 children from same family, €170 for 3 children from same family, €200 for 4 children from same family. For registration forms or further information please contact Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Jimmy Nolan 087-9108706 or any committee member. Registration forms can also be downloaded from club website at www.wicklowrovers.com . Alternatively you can register online by visiting our club shop website at www.wicklowroversclubshop.com *Every participant will receive a ball and a jersey.* All participants should bring a packed lunch, drink, rain jacket, football boots and shin guards.

The club’s weekly junior soccer academy continues every Saturday morning [weather permitting] under the watchful eye of senior club coaches Johnny Dunne, Stephen Clarke and Jimmy Nolan. The academy takes place on the club grounds at Whitegates and is open to all kids from the age of 3 years to 8 years. The academy starts at 11 o’clock and finishes at 12. There is no need for registration so you can come along to any week that suits. Come along and learn the skills of football while having fun and enjoyment, it’s a great way of meeting new friends as you learn the skills as you get prepared for the introduction to participate in organised league football in the coming years. Even though we are back we will still request that people adhere to the FAI safe return to training guidelines in regards to the two metre distance rule.

WICKLOW ROVERS AFC CLUB NOTES WEEK ENDING 13th JUNE 2021
Connor Lewins was the recent winner of our June 50/50 draw scooping up a cheque for €760, unluckily for Connor he failed to add the bonus ball jackpot of €1,200 to top up his winnings as his bonus ball 17 didn’t bring him joy in Wednesday night’s main lotto draw with the number 33 been the all important bonus ball. It means our bonus ball jackpot now increases to €1,300 for the July draw. Tickets are on sale for our 50/50 draw on a continuous basis, every draw will be streamed live on the club Facebook page. The draw has a guaranteed monthly winner, who will also have the chance to win a Jackpot prize by predicting the Bonus Ball Number in the main Irish Lottery draw that will take place the day after the winner is announced. It’s a 50/50 draw, where 50% of the revenue from ticket purchases will go to the winner and the other 50% will go back into the club to support the upkeep, maintenance and enhance the facilities for everyone. The cost of a ticket is only €5 and you can buy as many tickets as you like. You can also subscribe to a monthly payment option, so that you won’t forgot to enter into the draw each month!!. The Jackpot prize is €1,300 for our July draw and will go up by a minimum of €100 per month if not won. Tickets will be available to purchase online via our new club shop website www.wicklowroversclubshop.com on an ongoing basis, you can also purchase your tickets by contacting any committee member or any club member. The draw will be live on the club facebook page at 8pm on Tuesday 6th of July.  Many thanks from the Wicklow Rovers fundraising committee.

The WDSL restart this coming weekend with competitive games from last season’s shield deciders taking place. The semi-finals are fixed for this weekend June 19th and 20th with the finals taking place the following week. At this stage we would like to wish our under 12A, 13A and under 16 teams the very best of luck in their semi-finals, best of luck to all three teams and their backroom staff.

With the WDFL in the process of trying to set up a senior ladies league the club posted an advert to see the level of interest in a ladies team in the club. We have had a very positive response with the result we now have a full squad of players. We are now seeking a coach/manager to train and manage the senior ladies team, if you are interested in this position please contact club secretary Stephen Clarke at wicklowroverssecretary@gmail.com or alternatively you can contact any committee member.

Our 13B team are seeking a manager for the upcoming season. The applicant must be keen and enthusiastic, coaching experience is desirable but not essential as the club will ensure you get the coaching education required. If you are interested in getting into coaching and managing a team this could be the position for you to get started. If this position is of interest to you, please contact our club secretary Stephen Clarke by email at wicklowroverssecretary@gmail.com or you can contact any committee member.

The club are delighted to inform people that our annual soccer camp returns after last years was cancelled due to covid. The dates for our annual Summer Camps are as follows, week one will run from Monday 12th of July to the 16th of July and week two will run from Monday 26th of July to Friday 30th of July. The camp will take place in the Whitegates and will run daily from 10am to 2pm. The camp is for children from 4 years old to 13 years old, the cost is €65 per child, €120 for 2 children from same family, €170 for 3 children from same family, €200 for 4 children from same family. For registration forms or further information please contact Johnny Dunne 087-7802098, Jimmy Nolan 087-9108706 or any committee member. Registration forms can also be downloaded from club website at www.wicklowrovers.com . Alternatively you can register online by visiting our club shop website at www.wicklowroversclubshop.com *Every participant will receive a ball and a jersey.* All participants should bring a packed lunch, drink, rain jacket, football boots and shin guards.

The club’s weekly junior soccer academy continues every Saturday morning [weather permitting] under the watchful eye of senior club coaches Johnny Dunne, Stephen Clarke and Jimmy Nolan. The academy takes place on the club grounds at Whitegates and is open to all kids from the age of 3 years to 8 years. The academy starts at 11 o’clock and finishes at 12. There is no need for registration so you can come along to any week that suits. Come along and learn the skills of football while having fun and enjoyment, it’s a great way of meeting new friends as you learn the skills as you get prepared for the introduction to participate in organised league football in the coming years. Even though we are back we will still request that people adhere to the FAI safe return to training guidelines in regards to the two metre distance rule.
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