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Junior Nomads News September 2023 - Issue 1





The Newsletter of Chester Nomads Junior Football

 

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Welcome to our very first newsletter!

Welcome to the new season of Chester Nomads Junior Football and also to our very first newsletter! We are so excited to have your child(ren) join our club and be a part of our Nomads family.


We know that football is a great way for children to stay active, learn teamwork, and have fun. We also believe that it is important for children to be involved in their community, and we are proud to offer a program that provides them with that opportunity.


This newsletter is a way for us as a club to connect with you all, hopefully we'll be able to provide plenty of content to keep you engaged each month and also keep you up to date with what's going on around the club


We would like to thank all of our volunteers for their dedication to the club. Without your help, we would not be able to offer such a great program. We hope that you will continue to get involved in the club, either as a coach, a referee, or a committee member.


We are always looking for new volunteers, so if you are interested in getting involved, please contact us. We would love to have you on our team!


We are looking forward to a great season of football. We hope that you will come out and support your child(ren) at their games. We know that you will be proud of them!


At Chester Nomads we value and support the RESPECT campaign - please take a moment to read our constitution & code of conduct and help play your part


Chester Nomads Association Football Club

 

Chairman's Words


I must start by saying how immensely proud I am to become junior chairman of this amazing club. Having joined the club over 6 years ago, firstly through my children and then joining the senior section I can only attempt to share with you all what a fantastic environment the club has to offer. From Mini Kickers & Wildcats all the way to Over 35s football there really is something for everyone within our club.


I would like to also thank our outgoing Chairman Eric Pritchard who held the reins for 5 seasons and helped the junior section grow from 23 teams, to the almost 40 we have now. I have been very fortunate that Eric has agreed to stay on and assist myself and the wider committee (more from them in the coming months!) as Treasurer, I’m sure I’ll be leaning on him for his wealth of knowledge.


This season myself and the wider junior committee agreed to freeze annual subscriptions at the same rate as last season. Behind the scenes we are focusing on making savings on equipment to try and help with this but unfortunately there are some areas we are unable to save money. We have formed a fundraising section to try and help to raise money to counteract the lack of increase in subscriptions, but without your help in supporting these events we simply cannot sustain the lack of increase. Every penny we raise is put back into the club to help maintain what we have and hopefully build on it in the future, so your support is more vital than ever to help.


In the coming months we will encourage you all to help play your part in supporting our club, that can be from coaching a team, volunteering within the club or simply by attending a club run event. Every penny we raise as a club is put back into the club to help maintain what we have and hopefully build on it in the future


I’ll close by saying thanks to all our volunteers who assist at the side of a pitch or from their computer desk at home, every single one of us are only here to ensure that we can get a game of football on for our kids every weekend, it’s incredibly rewarding knowing that the small or large part you play in some way benefits the development of children in football and hopefully in their broader life. None of our volunteers are paid for the work they do, in fact the only people that are paid within the club are the ground staff and bar staff.


Thanks for reading and hopefully my words will encourage some or hopefully all of you to consider volunteering and supporting our fundraising events. Please feel free to chat to me if you see me around the club, I always appreciate feedback on what we are doing well and what we can do better


Chris Bain

Junior Chairman


 

Junior Season Opener


Please join us at our first fundraising event of the year, Start of the new season, live music & the bar and kitchen are open. What more could you ask for!


 

Volunteering Opportunities


Pitch Coordinators

In your role as a Pitch Coordinator, you will collaborate with team coaches to schedule junior football matches and in some instances pitch use for training You will manage pitch requests from your pitch size group, reviewing current pitch schedules and booking in pitch requests via our online booking system.


Full training will be provided on how to use the system and manage bookings and it is envisaged that the role will take no more than 30-60 minutes per week, all of which is online. No previous experience necessary

Email – aaron.wilton-king@chesternomads.co.uk


Social Media

Do you know your facebooks from your Twitters (Editors Note – Its X now Chris!) We’re looking for someone to update our social media and increase engagement across all our platforms. Encourage managers to provide updates, interact with local and national accounts and generally just help to promote our club across the interwebs

Some previous experience would be great, please get in touch if you think you have what it takes

Email – chris.bain@chesternomads.co.uk


Welfare Officer

We are looking for someone to help out our existing welfare officer to ensure compliance across all our teams. The role would involve attending training sessions and interacting with coaches, parents and children. Full training would be given and a background in education or public office would be advantageous but not absolutely necessary

Email – Welfare@chesternomads.co.uk


Fundraising

We are always on the lookout for more people to join our fundraising team. We always have a steady stream of ideas but we also need some people to ‘do the doing’. If you are passionate and enthusiastic about our club and want it to thrive then please get in touch.

Email – juniormembers@chesternomads.co.uk


Grants & Marketing

Do you think you would be able to create an attractive package that would bring some large spend advertising and sponsorship to the club? Could you fill in all the forms required to get grants from the FA for pitch improvements and facilities?

If you can then you could join our ‘One Club’ Grants and Marketing group. Looking to sell our brand as a junior & Senior football and cricket club you would work with a variety of people with similar interests. This is a role which is generally hard work for a long period with no real pay off until you strike the proverbial nugget and secure a large capital injection for the club.

Email – chris.bain@chesternomads.co.uk

 

Our Teams in Action over the last month - scroll to view more photos


 

Read Our Blogs

 

Did you know? in 1913 when the club first moved to play at Boughton Hall we had the right to graze sheep on the fields - these days we just get Keggy to cut the grass!

 

Team Focus: U12 Colts


Coaches:

Wayne Brassington & Eric Pritchard

How long have you been involved:

Both Eric & I have been involved in junior football for approximately 8 years, we both coach teams in the U14s sections, Leopards who play in the JPL & Lions who play in the Chester & District league in Division 1.

The Team:

We took charge of U12s Colts during early spring this year & can honestly say they are super talented bunch of lads. Colts moved into the Eastham & District league Division 1 in season 21/22 after winning the Chester & District league the season before.

The lads have since gone on to win the Eastham & District league Division 1 & Cup in season 21/22. Moving up an age group in 22/23, the lads again did the double

Supporting Volunteers:

A truly fantastic bunch of parents who can be heard on the side lines every weekend encouraging the lads.

Sponsor:

We're lucky enough to have 2 sponsors, so the lads have home & away kits. Moneytree has sponsored various teams for a number of years, you will know the 2 people who help us here - Linford Brown & Tom Lenton.

ASG is a new sponsor for 22/23 & will continue to sponsor a number of age groups for the 23/24 season, thanks to Aaron Wilton King

Your favourite thing about the club:

Its difficult to narrow it down to one thing! The social network is brilliant, always something going on to support the club. The volunteers, always have a desire to do things well & make sure we have a safe & fun environment for the kids, but also having that attention to develop the kids along the way

Future Plans:

To continue to develop the team to the best of their abilities and help to develop them into future stars of the first team

 

Football Boots Recycling Scheme


Bring them along to Boughton Hall and drop them in the box at the bottom of the stairs



 

Mini Football is back

Please spread the word and share on social media



 

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Who's Who

In this section we thought it would be good for you all to see who's who and what they do behind the scenes in the club. All Junior committee members will appear and hopefully a few other faces from around the club will join in too?!






Name: Chris Bain (Baino)

Role: Junior Chairman


About You: Originally from SW Scotland I moved to Cheltenham in 2001 and then subsequently relocated with work to Chester in 2009. I've been happily married for 15 years to my wife Cherry with our two sons Bobby & Alfie. I'm a Health & Safety Manager by day, Junior Chairman by night and a Glasgow Rangers fan from birth. Not sure which is the most stressful at the moment!


How long have you been involved at the club: I've been involved at the club since 2017 when my youngest son joined the club, my eldest son joined later in the same year. I then joined the vets team in 2018 and from then on I've known nothing else!


What is your role in the club: My primary role is as junior chairman, this involves overseeing everything from kits to pitches, registration's to fundraising. Although i am involved in almost every aspect of the junior section I have an amazing group on the junior committee who run their respective areas with an amazing degree of dedication and diligence. I also manage our current U18 team on a Sunday afternoon and the senior Vets/Masters team on a Saturday.


Hobbies: Apart from all things Nomads I'm a very enthusiastic cook and an extremely unenthusiastic DIY'er


Best thing about Nomads: I love the enthusiasm of all the volunteers within every area of the club. To see so many people pull together to make something happen is amazing. The only reward is knowing the whatever part you play, large or small there will be kids out playing football on a weekend thanks to you.


Nomination for the next Who's Who: Matt Bithell (Junior Treasurer) & Musti Muhashash (Senior Chairman)





 

If you have any feedback on this newsletter please send to chris.bain@chesternomads.co.uk or phil.tucker@chesternomads.co.uk








 

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