Current news 21 July
Its all change on our committee as after a special meeting of committee members Tony Watson was elected as Chairman with Roger Fear as Vice Chairman
Trevor Trueman was confirmed as Assistsnt Treasurer.
Steve Drew has taken over as Bookings Co ordinator as well as Lead Coach.
A new position as Kit Manager is now vacant .
All other committee members remain as before.
The committee members will remain until the AGM in February 2022.
Our third mini league competition will start at end of September and any members wishing to take part should speak to Steve Drew. We are grateful to Zephyros Adventure Sports for sponsoring the competition.
Current news 11 July
We were very sorry to receive our Chairman, Malcolm Bushell letter of resignation. Malcolm was the founder of the club and has worked tirelessly over the past two and a half years up progress the club into the position it is today. We also thank his long suffering wife Lyn who has stood by him and sometimes behind him!!
It comes days after our Commercial Co ordinator Charlie Charlesworth also decided to resign his position.Charlie will still be an active footballer at the club.
Messages of appreciation have been posted by members to both Charlie and Malcolm.
A special committee meeting is being held shortly to discuss the situation.
One of Charlies last duties was to go with Entertainment coordinator Sandy Quinnell and Publicity Officer Roger Fear to present cheques to two charities. The Tala Cat Sanctuary and the Learning Centre (Caritas).This was money raised from raffles and auctions.
After the last round of mini league matches presentations were made to the winning team the Player of the day Dave Senior top goal scorer Dave Senior and Player of the tournament Steve Drew.
Steve Drew also was awarded the Player of the month award
Photos of the Presentation day are on the photo section
Chairman Report at the Annual General Meeting deferred this year until June 2021
Annual General Meeting Year 2021
F.C. Committee to thank all our Sponsors, Coaches/Trainers, Players and Referees for all your continued and loyal support throughout year 2020 & 2021.
Over the last 18 months have been a very unusual one for many of us. Brought on by the Covid-19 virus and being placed in lockdown within self isolation in our home and gardens. Or stuck aboard cruise liners or abroad, waiting to be repatriated home. With our duty of care to all members we cancelled all our future games, so our last day playing was the 10th March 2020. The 5 months of unknown and unfamiliar territory of a lockdown, getting permission to go out only to get essentials, with a curfew at night and wondering what was going to occur next. All the prior planning from the com
Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of Pafos United Walkingmittee for the first part of the year, which we had to unravel and put on hold for those upcoming months i.e. teams visiting, travel abroad, tenpin bowling etc
Slowly restrictions were lifted and we restarted walking football on the 24th June 2020 with our restart protocols to ensure we could comply with the restrictions imposed on us, including social distancing, fist bumps etc.
We managed to conclude ‘NFS ML One’ on the 25th July 2020, with some minor debate over the result. The Trophy Presentation, BBQ and Live Music from MID-LIFE CRISIS, that same evening from 6.15pm at AM Fair Game Sports Center, were well attended by the members.
The rules for 24/7 ML 2 were amended to ensure the debate could not happen again, 24/7 ML 2 started on the 11th September 2020. Straight away teams were asking for players due to injuries and a member departed from the club. I feel it could happen again, as we amended during 24/7 ML2, to allow players to play, to cover major injuries only. So please, please do not put your names down if you cannot agree to the days required, as your letting your team members down.
We managed to play for six months of walking football then slowly Covid-19 restrictions were imposed again with wearing of masks etc. Then due to the increase of people catching the virus, on the 10th November 2020 we were placed back into lockdown again. With self isolation within our home and gardens, and only allowed out for essential items, as well as a curfew from 19.00 onwards. All the unravelling again of our awards evening, awards lunch, preparing for the AGM etc, the majority of the paperwork for the AGM was completed, which was emailed out on 20th December 2020 prior to Christmas, for you to peruse.
Slowly the restrictions started to be lift, with daily talks with Lead Coach, Andreas from AM Fair Games Sports Center and myself. On the 27th May 2021 we restarted again, but with protocols to comply with the restrictions i.e. reduced number of players on the pitch, three-touch to ensure our safety whilst playing, which a few did not like, but the duty of care to all members was paramount as well as complying with the restrictions.
So a total of eleven months out of 18 months, not playing walking football, we are very fortunate in life to get a second chance to play our beloved sport, at our ages.
Our ethos of Fun, Friendship, Fitness and Football with the duty of care, we still have the odd pushing back and shoving, the win at all cost mentality. Its fine line competitiveness and the win at all cost, which then upsets the players. I still recall the person who shoved me into the goal area, resulting in a penalty, the win at all cost mentality. We got to remember we are all in the vulnerable age group, and our minds and bones are brittle and take more time to repair. So respect your mates on the pitch and referees, you do not know what problems they have or carry, mentally or physically. I saw a player, stressing on the pitch, which in my previous career I dealt with, I had a personal chat with after. So it has to stop. A few players have declined to play in the league, some are not turning up to play, even had some asking if we can have an extra day, without the win at all cost mentality. So please, please show sportsmanship, it suppose to be fun and friendship. Who would have thought we could be playing at our time of life and age, to enjoy this wonderful sport.
Health & Safety we are still having a few minor and serious injuries, over the 18 months, but during the months of September to November 2020, whilst I was in hospital. I was briefed on all the incidents, I was getting very frustrated and concerned of all the ankle injuries you was receiving, whilst playing. All was put down to players tripping over their own feet, twisting ankles. Some very serious injuries, which have taken over 6 months to repair, some even longer, one cost the player €4000 which he never returned to play, so please be careful out there. A few dislocated finger, as well as our normal muscle aches and pain injuries, so please do the warm ups, to assist you.
It’s very important for the referees to ensure no contact, as well as to pre-empt any collision between players. As well as having your eyes and being in the right position on the pitch to identify the win at all cost mentality, competiveness and good sportsmanship. As many of you say and I have said before, we need our referee’s decisions to be consistent throughout all the referees, So with that in mind I would like to thank our referees for the excellent standards shown by them, without them we would not be playing, so again thank you.
The kit problem is very frustrating to us all, especially if we had to play another team in the kit we have, with runs in the backs of the shorts. The quality is very poor, lighter colour than the sample shown, which allows a clash between shirts, I understand from the committee, when they looked at the sample kit, it was darker shade. Also players who had different colour shirts stated the difference in the sizes, than what was stated on the label within the shirt. So far ‘Afro Products’ have requested picture and details. The details and pictures have been sent to them, but so far we have had no reply from them. I have requested the Operations and Commercial Coordinator, to follow it up again, but so far, still no reply.
I have personally written to them now, to see what can be done.
I have also requested the Operations and Commercial Coordinator to get a price on new shorts from our previous supplier in Limassol, which the majority of us still have, the better quality kit. This is ongoing, so please read our future committee meeting minutes or our coffee shop brief, to keep you updated on the kit.
I believe a lesson learned for us all, it may be prudent for a separate committee, consisting of a committee member(s) (Operations and Commercial Coordinator) and a player from each age group to look at the kit and agree and bring to committee meeting for final sign off.
All over the lockdown and restrictions the committee has kept busy to ensure we were ready to restart as soon as possible, as well as keeping you all updated and informed.
Lead Coach kept amending the schedule on Heja and keeping you all informed. Contacting and updating the 24/7 ML2 committee, Captains and players fortnightly, to enable us to be ready for our restart, always hoping we was returning to walking football the following week.
Lead Referee drew up the CWFA laws of the game, so they are ours and not the WFA UK laws of the game, which we adopted and started to use from the 1st January 2021 and uploaded onto our website. We can say they are our own. If you require any clarification on them, please contact the lead referee.
Publicity & Website maintaining our website updated with all the latest information. Writing and sending in pictures for the local papers and magazines, updating them on the latest news, as well as an advertisement for new players. As well as the author of our coffee shop brief, this is widely read by all members. This was produced to keep all members updated on what is going on. This was stop rumours going around, like our initial meetings with our partnership with Pafos FC, Charlie and I was going to sell out to Pafos FC, had to laugh at this one, multimillion pound group taking us over.
Our treasurer each month sends in his updated report to the committee and Chairman, to allow us to see our outgoing and incoming expenditure, to look at future equipment or events.
Off the Astroturf, our social secretary has been planning events, I think you all seen Sandra’s work, it will be hard to find someone to cover her post, if she decides to hang up her boots.
I have sent out the nominations form for committee members each year, back in December 2020 and few weeks back for this AGM, which we have had no replies. We also looked outside for the new Club Secretary, which was a friend of one our members, because no volunteers within. I also believe the vice Chairman or vice Club Secretary should be chosen from within the members at the AGM, as I feel the Chairman’s role should be maximum of 3 years, so I will be resigning at the next AGM 2022, to allow another member the chance to steer Pafos United Walking F.C. for his period. So he is starting to cover the role prior to taking over. Well that depends if I am re-elected back today.
Lastly as your Chairman I conclude by thanking everyone involved with Pafos United Walking Football Club, the Committee Members, Coaches/Trainers, Referees and most of all our Players, without all your hard work and loyalty that you all have shown throughout year 2020/21, there wouldn’t be Pafos United,
I remain as enthusiastic as ever, from the first day I put it together and until my last day completing this role as stated. I am proud and privileged to be representing Pafos United Walking Football Club as your Chairman, so again thank you all.
Current news 12 June
We are finally back playing again after months of waiting. Our sessions have as expected been very popular although we still have restrictions as to how many players can play on each pitch. We still have to insist that all players have the necessary documentation such as the covid safe passes in order to play. We are subject to spot checks by government officials to ensure everyone has the correct pass to be able to play.
We have launched a campaign to encourage new members especially those that may have suffered loneliness etc throughout lockdown. We have a number of players who have never kicked a ball so skill is not important. However it is noticeable how quickly new members improve their skills.
For those players who do like competitive matches we hold a mini league. We have just restarted the league after lockdown and so far all matches have been played in a competitive but friendly spirit.
Recently we have signed with a local first aid trainer and ten of our members will shortly be attending a first aid course. We also have access to a defibrillator and again training will shortly be given to some members.
Our Christmas presentation dinner was cancelled in December but finally went ahead in June.
The Player of the Year award went to Tony Baxter. The Most Improved Player award went to Jan Walker and Referee of the year was Mark Hignett. A new award sponsored by Charlie Charlesworth for club legend of the year went to Roy Baxter. Roy was our oldest player but has recently given up the game.
We were saddened to learn before the Awards evening that one of our most popular players Billy Osbourne has been advised to stop playing football on medical grounds. Billy has had a big impact on the club with his willingness to give support to others, the keenness he shows in playing the game and his always cheerful smile on his face. Billy will remain a member and we look forward to seeing him coming along to support us in future matches.
Our coveted monthly trophy known as Woody has now been put into retirement as we have slightly changed to colours of our kit. He will be replaced shortly but in the meantime Woody was put up for auction at our Presentation evening and Peter Burke made a generous bid and won the trophy. Peter has a wonderful gesture in mind but at the moment we couldn't possible say what he will do with it. !!
Money raised from raffles and the auction will be shared between two local charities.
Our AGM takes place shortly and an update will be given after the meeting.
PUWFC Restart Protocol’s: 280421.
1. Changing Rooms Out of Bounds TFN.
2. All Player’s must arrive ready to start training.
3. Use of Bibs is forbidden TFN.
4. There is to be no swapping of Water/Drinks Bottles.
5. Duty of care to all members will mean that 3 x touch play (Unless otherwise stipulated by the Lead coach) will be encouraged from the restart of training, as this would help improve fitness levels alongside maintaining the non-contact element of the game and ensuring less injuries.
6. There is to be no shaking of Hands, Hugs, only fist/elbow bumps.
7. All Players are reminded that they must book in for training via the Mobile Heja App or the Heja Desktop to avoid disappointment.
8. Tuesdays & Fridays there will be a maximum of 18 Player’s per pitch, plus 4 x Referees, total of 40 Player’s/Members at the training facility. Maybe a review of timings i.e. early start TBC!
9. Wednesday Evening Training will be for a maximum of 30 Players plus the 5 the Referees.
10. Matches will be 6 a side max, 3 subs to be inside dugout.
11. Duty of care from the coaches/trainers will mean on the restart of training, practice matches will be of 30 minute duration, 2 x 15 minute halves with a break of 1 minute. However the ML2 fixtures, will consist of normal play, and timings will remain the same as previously published.
12. The centre dugout will be for the Referees and First Aid Kits.
13. There will be no swapping of dugouts during matches. 14. No Spectators/Guests allowed or with Chairman/Lead Coach Approval.
14. No Spectators/Guests allowed or with Chairman/Lead Coach Approval.
15. Immunity proof after Lockdown: – Majority of the club should of had had their 1st vaccination and providing it’s at least 3 weeks prior to restart they should be allowed to resume training after producing their vaccination certificate as proof. The club can maintain a register of members that have been vaccinated. However there will be some members that may not had their vaccination or even refuse to get one, these members must produce the results of a rapid test or PCR test that has been taken within 72hrs of restart.
16. Referee’s decision in practice matches is final.
1. Staff will collect Monies prior to training session starting.
2. Referees to sanitise all footballs.
3. Spare GK Gloves must worn over plastic gloves.
4. Player’s/members to have temp taken and complete register with their names and contact number prior to session starting.
5. PUWFC Stay away rule of 3 days after returning from Overseas, this is in line with the Cypriot Health Ministers statement on the 23rd April!
Health Minister Statement 23/04/21
Immunity proof after lockdown
The health minister said the lockdown measures will be lifted on May 10, the day where those going to gathering places will be required to prove they have immunity against COVID-19. Gathering places under the new requirements include restaurants, gym, retail shops, and theatres, where people must have in their possession results of a rapid test or PCR test valid for 72 hours or have been vaccinated with at least the first dose at least three weeks prior, or have been ill with the coronavirus disease in the last 3 months. Ioannou stated that the adoption of the above immunity regulation will provide for “easier and safer movement and will allow us to return safely to more normal conditions”
We now have 79 registered players including 9 women and 19 over the age of 70.
We are still waiting the go ahead to start playing again and optimistically we hope for the beginning of May.
The committee has decided that Tuesday and Wednesday sessions will concentrate on fitness training and coaching with a short practice match afterwards. The Friday session will consist of matches of 30 minutes duration. Until further notice these practice matches will consist of three touch football.
Anyone interested in playing in the 3rd mini league once it starts sometime in June / July should speak to our Chief Coach Tony Watson. It has been decided that when we draw teams for the next mini league it will be in front of the players so they can hear first hand which teams they are in.
The mini league once it re starts will be normal football.
Players are encouraged to book in for sessions in order that coaches can play ahead. In future anyone booking in but not turning up will still have to pay the session fee.
We now have a designated smoking area which will be clearly marked at the side of the reception area.
We now have a new date for the AGM which is June 11th at 11am to be held at the Mulbery restaurant in Mesoghi. The committee has decided to provide tea and biscuits before the event and a free buffet afterwards.
The Presentation Dinner will be held at D'arcys on Friday 18 June. Further details when known will be on our entertainment page.
We are now looking for sponsors for our web site. Anyone who knows of anyone interested should contact Charlie for details.
We are updating out Discount scheme with restaurants gradually opening again. We have confirmed with Stone Lion, Mulburyy Tree and Rimini when it opens that the same discounts remain. We will confirm with others as soon as we can. In the meantime assume that they will keep to the same arrangement as before the lockdown.
Pick a Lock is now under new management but will still offer the same discounts. Morelli events continue to offer 10% off tickets for a minimum of ten people.
We are pleased to welcome a new member .
Air Conditions Services are offering a 20% discount of their services. Details on the discount page but contact Carl Higham 96 840 257
18 March 2021
We are grateful to those members who turned up at the Acropolis restaurant to pick up your new kit. we have had a lot of good comments about it so we hope you enjoy wearing it.
We are of course still unable to start playing again but we are hopeful we will get the go ahead in April. The HEJA schedule has been updated to show new dates for the completion of Mini League 2. We are delighted that we have a new sponsor for Mini league 3 and Lee Stephens who already has one business in our discount scheme under Zephyros Adventure Scheme is now going to sponsor under his photography business. Lee is also to become our official photographer and will be attending a session shortly to take team photos.
We are due to have a committee meeting on Friday and as this I the first since lockdown there will be a lot to discus. we will have an update on this site and the facebook site as soon as possible after the meeting.20 February Current News update
We are hoping that we will get the go ahead to start football again in March but we just have to be patient and wait for the government announcements.
You can see a preview of the new kit by clicking on the photo page and see super model Charlie shoeing off the kit. Thanks to Charlie for organising the kit. He ha spent a lot of time both getting sponsors and liaising with the company in the Uk who produced the kit.
We need to make clear that at the last committee meeting way back in 2020 that new members can only start on a Tuesday morning or Wednesday evening as these are designated training days. Fridays is either a practice or tournament day.
Please remember that if you are bringing a new member along you notify Tony in advance.
We have had enquiries as to when the AGM and the Presentation Dinner will be taking place. We obviously cant make any definite arrangements until we are sure of the date when restaurants and bars are once again open
Current News 9 February 2021
We are still eagerly awaiting the lifting of restrictions so that we can start our walking football sessions. We have had once again to change the dates of the mini league and details are on HEJA.
As members will probably know the new kit has arrived from the UK and as soon as coffee shops are allowed to open Charlie will arrange a day when players can go along and collect their kit. Do make sure you have your payment with you.
We now have an additional Referee. Dave Hatton has decided to hang up his boots and help out as a referee. Dave has refereed some of our games before and did ok!!
We now have registered a twitter account mainly with the aim of getting ourselves known to the wider walking football community. We certainly are getting a lot of publicity as in addition to the three local monthly magazines carrying our articles we have two face book pages, the website of course and now we are on Twitter. In addition our new media sponsor Viva FM are carrying adverts for us and we are about to go live on air with them. In addition they are arranging to broadcast live from one of our sessions when we get back to playing.
Some players have asked if we will introduce any of our own restrictions once we are given the go ahead to play again. This will be a matter for your committee who as soon as groups are allowed to meet will hold a meeting and this item will be discussed. At the moment we are in limbo both about the date for our AGM and the date for the Presentation Dinner.
NEWS UPDATE - 16 January 2021
First of all a belated Happy New Year to all our members.It is a very frustrating time with no football for the last two months and no end in sight.Our coaches will be ensuring we build up our fitness once we start again.
A number of our players got caught up in the new restrictions having to go into isolation but we are pleased that at least Malcolm and Charlie came through unscathed. We are not sure how it has affected Mark but no doubt he will be telling us soon! We are aware of other players still trying to get back from UK.
Members will know that our new kits have been made and are on their way from the UK.Its anyones guess when they might arrive over here A reminder that old members need to pay 20 euros towards the cost and Charlie is waiting to collect your money.
Malcolm in his entrepreneurial role arranged for some printed masks to be made We have had a lot of of interest but there are still a few left.Anyone intetested in purchasing one should contact Malcolm via HEJA.
Our annual presentation Dinner has once again been postponed and it has been decided to wait until we know restaurants are definitely open before we arrange another date.
At the moment our AGM is on 5 February. It is possible that this date will be changed but we will update on HEJA and via facebook once a decision is known.
We have introduced a new heading on the website called player profiles.We will be gradually inviting players to tell others about themselves.In order to make space on the menu we have put the media page as a sub heading under news.
A further update as soon as we have more interesting news!!
Current news 14 December 2020
We are still unable to take part in walking football sessions but hopeful we cab start again on January.
Our Chairman Mdlcolm Bushell.has given his Christmas message below. We look forward to seeing everyone in the New YearNews
Update 6 December
Pafos United Walking F.C
Chairman’s Christmas Message 2020
Dear members, here is very high speed Christmas message for you all, hoping you are keeping safe and well, wherever you are in the world with your family and friends during the latest restrictions of lockdown in Cyprus.
I like to thank you all for your full support throughout the year of 2020, last year at this time, who could have foreseen the challenging times ahead for Covid-19 virus, complete lockdown, curfews, airports closed, only essential shops opened (as one member said ‘don’t tell my wife the paint shop is open’). Our cancellations of walking football, tournaments and events, maintaining our duty of care to all members, the changes in times & days, again to keep up with the restrictions set by the Cyprus Government. Your committee worked tirelessly to get us back on track to meet your expectations of Pafos United Walking F.C. committee and maintaining we all kept safe.
I like to thank the WFA and CWFA for the assistance they have provided, as well as our previous sponsors - Flett Financial, Hazeli Lounge Bar, Rock FM and our previous kit supplier Silvestrou Sports.
I like to thank all our current and our new sponsors and partners NFS, Angel Guardians Funeral Home, Eye Contact, GS Building Services, RSS Logistics, Twenty4seven Systems Ltd, AM Fair Game Sports Center, Focused Therapy, Blue Cross Ambulance Services, Media Partner Viva FM, new kit supplier AFYM Products (AFYM Products have confirmed payments and are proceeding with production) and finely our website maestro Steve Butcher. So again thank you all and looking forward to working together throughout the coming year.
I would also like to thank all the numerous business that have agreed to be part of our partnership discount scheme, assisting and working together through your challenging times, So again thank you.
So on behalf of the committee, let me end by thanking you all again Sponsors, Businesses, Coaches, Players & Referee’s for your full support and endorsement of our efforts throughout the year. We wish you a safe and very happy Christmas and a New Year filled with peace, joy, prosperity with your family and friends.
Pafos United Walking F.C.
News Update 6 December
The dates for the mini league as reported on our dedicated site HEJA have been amended subject to any new government restrictions that may come into force.
We have amended the dates for our mini league competition . It is intended to play round 4 of the league on 22 January with round 5 on 12 February and the final round in the league on 5 March. This of course subject to government restrictions being lifted.
There are new laws coming in as from January 2021. These are going to be published on the website next week. However it has been decided that certain changes will apply to our matches and training sessions as from when we start again.
The one step rule that has applied to throw ins and corners will no longer apply. It will still apply to penalties.
The goalkeeper will be allowed to go out of the area to collect the ball that has gone out of play.
The goalkeeper commits a foul if when kicking the ball out into play takes more than one touch of the ball. The ball must be stationary before kicking it.
It is also proposed that we introduce a new Inter age Team Challenge Shield.
The teams will be in age groups over 50s, 60s to 65s, 65s to 70s and over 70s. In addition if enough interest we will also have a womens team.It is possible that there will be more than one team in some of the age groups.However in order to make it fair we will introduce a handicap system so that for instance players in over 70s will have some advantage when they play younger teams.
The handicap system will be worked out by the coaches who will also pick the teams.The idea behind this new competition is for players to get used to playing with each other getting ready for when we play matches against teams from UK etc who have shown interest in coming over. We are pleased that our main sponsor NFS have agreed to sponsor the event and will provide a shield for the winners,
The event will take place over several weeks on a day of the week to be decided.
It has now been decided by the committee that in future any new player turning up will not be able to play at their first session. It will be an observation meeting. They will be able to watch the players training and playing and one of the coaches will talk them through the rules of walking football. They will talk to them about the club and the importance of training ,wearing correct footwear,pads etc. plus understanding the ethos of PUWFC. If after all that the new person is still keen to play they will be invited back. It is essential that if existing players intend bringing a new person with them that they book them in via HEJA and let them know they won't be able to play the first time they turn up.
Whilst on HEJA it has been clarified that if players turn up without having booked in via HEJA or notified Tony the head coach of their intention to play then without exception they will be unable to play in that session. This may sound strict but it is to give the coaches a chance to work out teams without having to make last minute changes . It also means that if you have booked in but have to cancel then ensure the Head Coach is notified .
There are now changes to our sessions. On Wednesdays our times will be 6pm till 8pm. The session will consist of training,coaching and a game afterwards.
On Tuesdays we will now be introducing a training and coaching session with a match afterwards.The Friday session after a warm up will be purely for playing football.
Our AGM is on 5 February. Official notification will be sent to players in January. At the AGM all the committee posts will be available and existing officers must re apply if they wish to carry on, However it is also an opportunity for new members to put their names forward for selection. Anyone interested should contact chairman Malcolm Bushell for a job description.
We are proposing making alterations to the committee. A new post of Operation and Commercial Coordinator is being created. This post will be responsible for sponsorship ,discount scheme, dealing with external matters, dealing with logistics in tournaments and friendly matches etc.
Until the AGM and elections Charlie Charlesworth is taking over this post and a new member Ian Hawksey will step into the secretary position.
We have now agreed a venue for the AGM and it will be at the Mulberry Restaurant,Tremithousa . There is plenty of parking and there will be a buffet available with hot drinks before the meeting. The bar will be open after the meeting. This meetingis for members only.
We have introduced a referee assessment form in order for the referees coordinator to help with training of referees. The forms can be downloaded from the website or ask Mark Hignett for a copy. We must stress the form is not to criticise referees but to be used as a training implement.
Our list of referees has been increased as Dave Hatton has decided to hang up his boots and join the referees panel.
We are sorry to hear that our oldest player Roy Blatchford has decided to retire from playing at the age of 82. The good news is that Roy will continue as a social member and we look forward to seeing him at our social functions.
On our discount scheme we are aware that three restaurants are currently closed. Les Amis,Rimini and Harmony are closed for a couple of months but others are still open. Do look at the website for full details.