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January 2017 Newsletter

All sessions up and running after the Christmas break and a busy schedule of games against other clubs already planned for the year ahead. 6 new players joined us during the month and good to see some old faces make a reappearance after lengthy absences.

2017 off to a flying start
In this month’s issue, updates on a hectic start to the New Year, upcoming games against other clubs, membership, stats and awards.

Friday session – Cricket grounds
3 evening sessions during the month and 1 session cancelled due to an icy pitch. Attendance of 33 averaging 11 per session.

Monday session – Northgate
3 evening sessions during the month, no session on Monday 2/1/17 as a Bank Holiday, Attendance of 39 averaging 13 per session.

Wednesday session – Aylesham
This session will recommence when the weather improves. Further information will be circulated once dates confirmed.

Welcome
Welcome to Adam Lee, Steve Goodyear, Kerry Harris, Colin Hoskins, Phil Birch and Robert Benson.

Games against other clubs
Jan, our Fixtures Secretary, is lining up a varied schedule of games against other clubs which to date include:
Friendly against Bay City Strollers at Aylesham Leisure Centre on 15/2/17
Monday and Friday Night teams entered into the FA People’s Cup with first games scheduled for Sunday 26/2
Return friendly against Bay City Strollers, date in February to be confirmed
Bournemouth Charity Tournament on Monday 27/3
Bay City Tournament, date to be confirmed
Will keep you posted as new fixtures are arranged.

Membership
Please complete and return your membership forms to John Ballantyne on a Friday night or Barry Willcox on Monday night along with you £5 membership fee.

If you haven’t been given a membership form yet please ask the above for one.

The membership fee will be paid to Canterbury City. This will contribute to our insurance cover and other benefits as part of our association with the FA affiliated club.

Stats
All sessions are building a growing group of regulars with a steady stream of new players. Since September ’16 we have held 44 sessions attracting 454 players, an average of 10 per session. Since the beginning of September we have welcomed 11 new players.

Players Sessions Average

  Players Sessions Average
Monday 191 19 10
Wednesday 61 8 8
Friday 202 19 11
Total 454 46 10

 

Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of our first annual awards that were presented at the Christmas Dinner to:
JOHN BALLANTYNE – Club Player of the Year
STEVE MUNDIN – Friday Player of the Year
DENNIS CLEARY – TTNC Player of the Year
BARRY WILLCOX – Financial Irregularities Award
LANCE FISHLOCK – 1st Walker up – Player of the Year
GRAHAM MILLS – 2nd Walker Up – Player of the Year
ROGER BETTS – Ronaldo Skills & Tricks Award

Barry and Dennis with their awards

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