Message from the Chairman

29/07/2015 10:40

Holme Rovers Football Club

It only seems like yesterday when the 2014/15 season finished and here we are again with friendly games for all our sections of our club been organised in preparation for the new season.

With regard to the senior section again we will have two men’s adults’ teams competing in the East Riding County League and both hoping to gain promotion. A big thanks go to our two main sponsors of the senior section and that is Lynden Tooling who are sponsoring our first team and Kev Hill Builders who are sponsoring our second team. If anyone is interested in playing for the club at senior level training takes place on a Monday night from 7.30pm up to 8.30pm.

With regard to our junior section, as set out in our 5 year plan we are entering another team in the Selby and District Junior League which means for the forthcoming season we will have a team at under 7’s, 8’s, 9’s, 10’s and 12’s. Again a big thanks to our two main sponsors EYIT and McDonalds.  To keep the momentum going of starting a new team for the next few seasons the club also runs a mini soccer training session on a Saturday morning from 9.30am up to 10.30am.

Stopping with the junior section we are currently a victim of our own success in having too many players coming down to training and not enough teams as mentioned above to accommodate all these players, so at our next monthly meeting in August the club is going to discuss the implications of having two teams for specific age groups and see if it possible to have more teams. This leads on nicely to our new pitch at the far end of the playing field which I was concerned about it running behind schedule in that it would be too dry for the new seed to take hold but our typical British weather has not let us down and due to the wet weather the pitch is coming on very nicely.

Looking forward in maintaining our high standards and to comply with our Charter Standard status we have two of our coaches Richard Whilesmith and Sam Clayton just about to undertake their level one coaching badge which means the club will have a minimum of at least one qualified coach per team. Also someone from the ERCFA is going to attend our August meeting and carry out DBS [used to be called CRB] checks on members of the club who are associated with the junior section.  Lastly I have a meeting shortly with the East Riding Council to try to attain some more Commuted Sums for further pitch improvements.

We would be glad of any help or support anyone can give us it might just mean coming down to watch and having a hot drink/sandwich and cheering out teams along.

Richard Brook