CEREBRAL PALSY UNITED FC NEWS BULLETIN
Welcome to the new CPUFC Season 22-23. Please see below some changes and important information we would like to share with you.
In the next few days you will receive an email via Coacha this will give you a link to where your details are held on the system.
Please check that these are up to date i.e.
-Medical records (All this info on your medical record MUST be up to date and ALL relevant information given. Please put this in the medical records box.
– You MUST also provide a minimum of two emergency contacts and their details.
-You are also welcome to update your photograph or add one to your profile if you haven’t got one saved already. (This would be a big help if you could ensure you have a suitable photo saved on the system)
-If you are member of the Football Association and know your FAN (Football Association Number) then please add this to your profile.
Once the above is completed on your Coacha profile you MUST sign and return the attached form to email@example.com
If you have not already downloaded the Coacha app – please see the link below to how to do this:
Your registration MUST BE COMPLETED & PAID FOR by 1st September.
2. Registration Costs
We have tried so hard over the last 8 years to keep the cost of registration to a minimum. Unfortunately, like everything else we are seeing an increase in running costs and can no longer hold off increasing the registration fee. We have seen increased costs in facility hire across the centres, cost of accessing leagues, affiliation/insurance to name but a few and together with the access to funding being very limited post covid we have had to make the tough decision to increase our registration costs in order to sustain the provision that we currently provide (and keep our doors open)
ANNUAL REGISTRATION COST: £65
RECOMMENDED MONTHLY DONATION: £15
There is the option to pay the yearly fee at a discounted rate in one payment which would be: £230.
For those attending our Cumbria centres who don’t get weekly sessions the annual registration cost will stay the same but your recommended monthly donation would be £5.00
We hope you understand that this decision has been a hard one to make and we are extremely aware of the rise in living costs and fuel impacting you all, but unfortunately as a charity we are also not immune to all the increased charges. We are working extremely hard to bring funding in and continue to provide CP specific football opportunities, but will need your help this season to make this happen.
Our costs are now in line with other football clubs in the region (and still much cheaper than some), other team sports such as rugby and other activities like brownies and beavers. It is also still much cheaper than piano lessons, swimming lessons, dance lessons or gymnastics.
If you are paying cash/card per session rather than a Direct Debit/Standing Order it will be £5 per session – we now have a bank card machine so you will be able to pay by card at some centres.
You can also now pay via the Coacha App.
Please see below CP United Football Club bank details:
SORT CODE: 30-84-63
ACCOUNT NO: 57958560
ACCOUNT NAME: CP UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB
3. DATES & TIMES OF SESSIONS – IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE AS THERE ARE SOME CHANGES:
You will receive a text from Michelle if these changes apply to you and she will clarify which group you will be in this season. If you don’t receive a text for any reason and are unsure please contact Michelle asap on 07706285811
(Please note sometimes it is necessary to change groups during the season to stay in line with a child’s/player’s development and ensure we are supporting their developmental needs)
PARTINGTON – Training Starts Saturday 10th September:
|TRAINING SESSION TIME
|9.30 am -11 am
|9.30 am – 11 am
|EARLY DEVELOPMENT PHASE GROUP 1
|11.30 am – 1pm
|ADVANCED GROUPS (U14’s & U16’s)
|11.30 am – 1pm
|EARLY DEVELOPMENT PHASE GROUP 2
|1pm – 2pm
|FOUNDATION GROUPS 1 & 2
|1pm – 2pm
|1pm – 2pm
These changes have been made for a number of reasons, staffing, space availability and pitch hire increase, social development and access to a wider range of support for the relevant age groups.
WEEKLY SESSION DATES:
LIVERPOOL – Monday 19th September 6-7pm
BLACKPOOL – Monday 19th September 6-7pm
KENDAL – Tuesday 20th September 4.45-5.45 pm (this is a bi-weekly centre)
SANDBACH – Wednesday 21st September 5-6pm
CARLISLE – Sunday 25th September 1-2 pm
NB: Weekly sessions will NOT run during half term at any of our mid week centres.
4. Start of Season Events
3rd September – You will have received an invitation to our Family Fun Day at Partington which kicks off the start of the season. Please let us know if you are coming along to join in the fun!! There will be lots of fun and football throughout the day and we hope you can all join us there (fingers crossed for the sunshine)
10th September – Football festival at St. Georges Park! Our junior groups at (Tots through to Development phase groups/uu16) will be attending St Georges Park (this is replacing the trip that was postponed on 24th June). This trip is inclusive of all players across our centres and will replace all junior sessions at Partington on 10th September. If you would like to book a place or confirm you are still attending please let us know by Wednesday 24th August by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note you will need to make your own way to SGP, Newborough Road, Needwood, Burton on Trent DE13 9PD.
We will be meeting at 1.30pm at the David Beckham Pitch (first pitch on your right as you enter the complex).
10th September – Our adults program will go ahead as normal on this date and your first training session of the season will be at Partington 9.30am-11am. (Please arrive early to ensure we start on time) Any of our adult players who are available to come to SGP, support your younger club mates and help us to run the festival please let Michelle know by Wednesday 24th. We need your help so please come along if you can. We will have lunch at Partington after your training session and then go from there.
Further fixtures and league dates will be confirmed in due course.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL IN SEPTEMBER.
SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES WITH REGARD TO ANY OF THE ABOVE PLEASE CONTACT US VIA EMAIL – email@example.com