Southwell City Swifts Hit Their Goal

The U9 boys football team want to say a massive thank you to everyone that’s helped them with their recent fundraising effort.

The team were in desperate need of essential items to keep them warm and prepare them for games. So, fundraising began last season and recently they smashed their target by raising a whopping £1,060 and there’s no stopping them now.

It’s all been made possible by the generosity of parents, grandparents, EDF Energy and a few local businesses including Fun:Bikes, eVenture, Evolution Homes and Michon. So now the Swifts look so slick and professional in their new branded winter coats, fleeces, and zebra socks!

And it’s all paying off, the boys are unbeaten in 9 games and are also through to the Semi Finals of the U9 Sat Challenge Trophy on 22 April. Head Coach Peter Beardsley said “We’re all so proud of the boys, they’re going from strength to strength each week and they’re made up with their new gear and training kit.”

Plans for the War Memorial Ground

Now that the men’s senior team is based at Brinkley, the pitches at the War Memorial Ground are being used primarily by the club’s youngest players. The relocation of the 5 and 7-a-side football pitches in front of the clubhouse has been a great success and has helped to create an enjoyable atmosphere in the park when the teams are playing every weekend.

The cafe, inside the clubhouse is thriving and has become a real attraction for visitors to the park, ably managed by Nellie (a.k.a. Emily) and her helpers. All junior teams are now invited to have free Chip Cobs after matches, which certainly helps with team spirit!

Thanks to Southwell Town Council, the football club has received approval to build a new goal storage facility at the ground, to replace the rundown block that currently exists.
Once built, the club will be looking to purchase new foldable goals. These will be easier to store and quicker to assemble than the current ones. This improvement is something that we are sure that all our coaches will be pleased to see happen!

Another problem that the club is looking to solve is that of parking. Always an issue when games are being played, the club will be issuing advice to visiting teams before they arrive to try and reduce the number of cars each weekend.

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