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We have had some tragic news over the weekend, Chris Green, the skipper of the Open Age team has died. The team had just beaten Kirk Deighton Rangers 5-4 on penalties, after the match finished 2-2 at full time in the West Riding County Challenge Cup. He was taken ill on his way back from Harrogate with the team and later died in hospital.
Team manager Mark Leonard said Chris had played the full game and throughout the season has been a massive influence on his team mates.
"He was having the best season he has had and we have a very young team. A lot of the players looked up to him.
"He has a lot of friends in Greetland and Stainland where he used to play. "Everyone is still in shock and I don't think it has properly sunk in yet. We are all lost for words."
The Open Age team have decided to play its fixture at the weekend against Holmfield in the Challenge Cup and pay tribute to Chris.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friend at this very sad time. As a mark of respect we ask that all our teams observe a minutes silence at this weekend games
The FA Girls' Football Week supports girls to get involved with the beautiful game.
Whether it be playing, training or simply learning about football, we are looking for organisations to deliver football activites and we will supply a range of resources to help you along the way.
Email info@FAGirlsFootballWeek to find out how you can get involved.
Here at Greetland we run our weekly Wildcats sessions on a Thursday, 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Read more on the Wildcats page.
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of Mr Eric Kershaw.
Eric sadly passed away last Wednesday evening, with his wife Jenny by his side. Eric had served on the Management Committee of the Huddersfield Junior Football league since 1988 and held various roles including League Secretary and most recently Fixtures & Results Secretary. He was a valued member of the League and has served it extremely well over the past 29 years, right up until he was admitted to hospital over the weekend he was still working on the divisions and fixtures.
To honour the work and dedication that Eric has shown to junior football over the many years, the league have asked that all teams join together for a minutes applause on the opening league games of the season on the 10th September.
Following on from the success of last season. We are again running Goalkeeper training sessions. They are being run by Paul Brown, fully qualified goalkeeper coach. They are being held over 4 weeks starting on September 9th. They are split into two sessions.
Session 1 will be from 9am to 10am for 7 to 11 year olds (girls and boys). Session 2 will be from 10am to 11am for 12 to 18 year olds (girls and boys).
See your team manager for more information.
Training sessions started on Thursday 29th June for our new Under 9's girls team. The team will join the West Riding Girls league in September. This is open to any girls in Y2 & Y3 now. If you want more information then e-mail the club. E-MAIL
We have some very sad news, Dave Thomas passed away last week. Dave was a former manager, Club Secretary and Chairman of what was then Greetland Boys Club. He worked tirelessly for the club over a long period of time and for those that knew Dave he was a true gent and fantastic servant to our great club. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this very sad time.
The funeral is Wednesday 1st March at 3:45pm at Park Wood Crematorium and then at Elland Golf Club. The club will be making a donation to St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough
Here is the latest copy showing all the sports programmes available in Calderdale for disabled children, young people and adults
Please read the following statement from Greg Clarke, FA chairman.
I am writing to ask for your help today in sharing some important information about safeguarding children.
As a Welfare Officer you are in a unique position to use your networks help the game spread vital messaging about keeping children safe. We are confident in the breadth of work being undertaken in this field across the country but are never complacent.
To that end, please take 60 seconds to watch a new film featuring players from our national teams and then share the link as widely as possible:
The FA is proud of its extensive network of welfare officers across the country and the work that you do. Please remember you are not alone but part of that wider network. Your club committee should be working with you to ensure safeguards are in place and your CFAWO is always there to support you if you have any questions.
Please continue to make use of your CWO Safeguarding Checklist to guide you as you ensure safeguards are effective within your club. If you have not received a copy please contact your CFA Welfare Officer.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and you are key in ensuring your club understands exactly what that means. On the above link you can also find The FA’s Reporting Film and ‘Guide to reporting concerns about child welfare’ to help to ensure everyone in your club is clear about how to report a concern.
Please continue to monitor compliance with CRC checks and make regular use of your County FAs Members’ Services Safeguarding area and/or your club’s Whole Game System portal pages to assist you. Contact your CFA Welfare officer if you are unsure as to how to access these areas.
The FA’s new, free Safeguarding Children Recertification Online is now available for anyone who’s last safeguarding children qualification is over two years old. We’d like to encourage you to take this yourself if your qualification expires in the next twelve months. Please also encourage others in your club whose qualification is expired or expires in the next twelve months to take the course. This will help raise safeguarding awareness throughout your club.
The Child Welfare Officer at Greetland is Stuart Blagbrough. You can read all about his role within the club here. CWO. At Greetland all our coaches and managers are DBS checked. They will all be FA Level 1 qualified, some new coaches may not be qualified yet but will be taking the necessary steps to become qualified.
The diagram belows shows the route our players take from Junior football and Open Age if they want to become coaches themselves.
We have produced a slideshow for any new parents who want to find out more about the club and how we operate.
You can download Powerpoint Viewer from here
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The diagram belows shows the route our players take from Junior football to Open Age and the opportunities they have to develop their own skills.
Why not join the Community Centre Loyalty scheme and support the centre who support us.
We have just taken delivery of our new Respect sign from Portfolio Display Ltd, Elland. This will be out out every Sunday to remind supporters why we are here.
As we approach the start of the new season it’s important we remind you all that there is a defibrillator located in the bar area at the Community Centre, which with the help of other clubs at the centre was purchased back in 2014. Please make sure you understand where it is and review the instructions on use (it does talk you through what to do anyway)
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We have these new hats available now for £10 each. One size fits all. 'GREETLAND' on one side and 'GOLDSTARS' on the other. Please see your team manager is you want to order one.
Contact John Greenwood for ticket information
Following a meeting of the Calderdale Football Focus group a U13 Cup competition has been arranged. Each team will play each other in the league (so 3 games each), the top two in each league will go through to Champions league semi-finals and the bottom two in each league through to Europa league semi-finals. All Finals to be held at Ryburn’s ground The following teams have entered:-
League 1 - Greetland Gold, Crossleys, Ryburn and Brighouse
League 2 - Greetland Stars, Warley, Elland and Hebden Bridge
Fixture dates 11th Nov, 9th Dec, 13th Jan, 10th Feb (Semi-finals) and 10th March (finals day) KO 10:00AM. These are Saturday games so not to interfere with the Huddersfield League games.
We recently held our new Parents induction meeting. If you missed this but want to catch up, the Powerpoint Silde Show is below. You might have to enable content to watch the video.
|Parents Induction Night Slide Show|
Keep track on our teams’ successes throughout the season in this section.
Congratulations to Adam Oldroyd (U8’s coach for next season), John Grant (new U8’s coach for next season), John Greenwood (new U7’s coach for next season), Charlie Baker (Disability coach with the juniors) who have all passed their FA level 1 course. Thanks to Batteyford Juniors for arranging it and hosting the course
Congratulations to Marc Audsley who has passed his FA level 1 course. Marc will assisting the Ability Counts Juniors and looking to set up Frame Football sessions.
Our chairman John King, who helps run our Disabilty Football teams has just passed Coaching Deaf People in Sport.
He attended a course in Bolton. This explained what is deafness, how can we communicate with deaf players, what are the blockers to deaf people taking part in sport
With all the teams who now use Goldfields, both ourselves and Elland RLFC, parking is becoming extremely difficult. If possible why not car share or if you live within walking distance walk to the games. Please DO NOT block access to the field. The entrance is clearly marked KEEP CLEAR.
Also please respect the local residents and don't block their driveways.
So, your son/daughter has just started playing football. Are you agonising over how to discover the special training techniques that will enable them to score more goals and win more games?
Or maybe you're staying up late at night to draw diagram after diagram that reveals in precise detail where every player should be in relation to the ball – that will solve the bunching up problem and it will look like proper football. Do you take it more seriously than the players? READ ON
Not happy with your team manager?
My team manager/coach is rubbish
He/she hasn’t got a clue
No wonder he/she doesn’t get paid for coaching us...then read on
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