July's Committee Meeting took place at Hazeli Lounge Bar and there were a number of points raised. These points will be published in the minutes in due course. However, we would like to ensure that everyone has a copy of the WFA 2019 Rules and has read them.
Anyone who is reading this and is considering playing with us, please ensure you read them before coming along. It will just help you in the longer term and save on time when you start playing.
So please email me for a copy of the 2019 WFA Walking Football Rules. CMES.OG@GMAIL.COM and i'll send you a copy of them quickly.
Pafos United W.F.C.
Chairman Report Jan to June 2020
Dear Committee, Referee’s, Registered Player’s & Sponsors, firstly I would like to thank the majority of you for your patience in waiting for our restart date, we stopped as a team and we will restart as a team, so again thank you.
The start of year 2020 began very well, with team bookings or planning to visit our home ground, which we were all looking forward to. The Agenda was well supported by all our members either attending or receiving apologies. The new committee in place has been working well together. The last three months has been a unusual one for many of us, being in self isolation within our home and gardens or stuck abroad waiting to be repatriated home. The three months being in an unknown and unfamiliar territory of a lockdown, with finely a curfew and wondering what was going to occur next. All the prior planning from the committee for the first three months of the year, which we had to unravel and put on hold for those coming months, and move to another new phase, how we can ensure our members safety then or on our restart.
Initially when we heard what was happening throughout the Cyprus and other countries. The Pafos United WFC Committee and being our ethos of Fun, Friendship, Fitness and Football, with our duty of care and knowing how we would feel if we passed the virus on to another member. We decided to preempt playing due to the majority of our members being in the venerable age and illness group we cancelled all future games, our last day playing was the 10th March. As it was Cyprus and UK football clubs cancelled the following week, so I apologise, we may have had another game prior to the lockdown.
I must again thank all Pafos United WFC Committee for your input and excellent feedback on the emails when initially looking at the way forward during the lockdown. I would also like to thank Sandra Quinnell in keeping you all updated with the social calendar situation. Sandra is now looking to arrange something shortly to get us back together, when safe to do. Roger Fear for his dedication by maintaining the regular updates to the local papers and magazines to ensure we keep our space and advertisements within them. Also his regular links with the website designer arranging amendments and updates. He has arranged a visitor’s counter on the Pafos United website, so we can now see the results and benefits of how many viewings. Paul Fraser for badgering me for the monthly money figures received and outgoings. Tony Watson in maintaining updates on the schedule on Heja, numbers, dates and possible training days to enable us to open and play sooner, when it’s safe to do. Billy Smith for completing our stocktaking of all the equipment belonging to the Pafos United WFC, producing a sheet, so we know exactly what we have, need or replacing.
Finely I also like to thank Andreas Menelaou at AM Fair Games Sports Center, for our regular briefing updates, to enable us to look at restarting.
It has been a tough and challenging few months for us all. So again like to thank you all for your patience in this matter, so stay safe now and let’s hope we can restart very shortly. Let us get out there, promote Pafos United WFC, and with hope we come back much stronger, teams rebook and many more walking football games to play between us all.
All the very best, stay safe and healthy
Pafos United WFC
Statement from Chairman 4 June
Dear all, today I contacted Andreas, AM Fair Games Sports Center, for any updates at this precise moment their is still no change to the restrictions for walking football. We can train or exercise, but no football. He has requested an official update in writing but still waiting, failing to obey the restrictions will result in a 300 euros fine per player and Andreas will be fined 3000 euros. As he stated the Cyprus Health Minister will produce the restrictions for us to restart, so still waiting for permission. So again many thanks for your patience in this matter.
21 May latest information from Chairman
Good morning firstly many thanks for all your patience in our walking football teams, the latest directive is very clear of last night. We can train with restrictions, but it clearly states no football. So we still need to wait, again thanks, and, stay safe out there in our latest ease of restrictions.
An updated message from Chairman Malcolm Bushell on 6 May
" Dear all, firstly I hope that you are all ok and staying safe out there. After getting the comittees views on the way forward for the restart of walking football for Fun, Friendship, Fitness and Football with the DUTY OF CARE. The majority of the committee believe we need two things, firstly the full implications of the Presidents speech on starting up being in the vulnerable age group. ,So, we need the guidance of Antreas,and secondly we should wait until at least early June before making a decision for re-starting. This will enable us to gain information on the eradication of the virus ,or a minimal level to meet everyones expectations. So I must apologise until we restart our walking football together, not just some but all of us. I hope that this meets with your expectations of your committee. Stay safe and speak soon.
We are currently governed by government restrictions and there is no walking football taking place. We are hoping that we will get the go ahead to start again towards the end of May. In the meantime anyone interested in obtaining more information about Walking Football should contact our Chairman or Secretary.
At present a number of our players are stuck in the Uk and we hope that they can soon arrange a safe passage back to Cyprus.
We had friendly matches lined up against a team from Scotland. Unfortunately those plans have had to be scrapped. We hope that we may be able to meet up with them later in the year or more likely in 2021.
Our entertainment programme has been put on hold. More details on the entertainment page.
The final round of the min league is still to be played. As soon as we get the go ahead to play again the final matches will be arranged