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Some of you may have already been involved with the Schrobenhausen Twinning trip with Spartans and know what it entails and what a great time is had by all, but for those of you who don’t know anything about it…
Read our club’s history. Each year a group of Spartan football players, usually either the U12’s and U14’s, or the U13’s and U15’s, either go over to Schrobenhausen to visit them, play football, experience a bit of Germany and stay with a German ‘host’ family or are involved with hosting the children from Schrobenhausen in Bridgnorth, and enjoy playing football, going on visits and generally having fun with them.
Over the years long lasting friendships have been established between the children – and adults – from the two towns and it is usually felt to be a real life enriching experience for all involved.
This Easter – Sunday 17th (late afternoon) to Friday 22nd April – the children from Schrobenhausen will be visiting Bridgnorth and we are looking for families to host them. There are approximately 34 children planning to visit, 26 boys and 8 girls, and we are hoping to have sufficient families to host them all. The children are usually placed in pairs. You don’t need to have luxury accommodation for them, if you don’t have spare beds then they are happy with a matress on the floor. They do need to have breakfast and packed lunches provided, and evening meals on a couple of the days.
It may seem a lot to provide but when you visit Schrobenhausen they will host your children and do the same for them.
During the week there are activities planned which the host families children will also be invited to, these include a Mini Football Tournament, Trips to Alton Towers and Blists Hill, shopping at Merry Hill, sailing at Chelmarsh followed with Hog Roast, and on the penultimate day Schrobenhausen v Bridgnorth Football Matches, followed by disco and food. The children will leave Bridgnorth on the Severn Valley railway on the morning of Friday 22nd April.
Last year it was the current U13’s and U15’s who visited Schrobenhausen and next year it will be the current U11’s and U13’s, with respect to this we would really like to have a good response to the request for host families from the U11’s, U12’s, U13’s, U14’s and U15’s – both girls and boys teams…but if you are from a younger or older team and would like to host some children that would be really helpful!
Please have a think about it and let us know ASAP if you think you’d be able to host a couple of children.
Car parking for home games
Just a reminder that car parking is restricted to the east side car park on a Sunday.
Can you make sure parents from home and away teams only park there and not on any grass verges. This also includes the grass area leading to the green double gates.
We should not park in Captains Road under any circumstances.
Astro Turf Slots
Training switches to the astro turf at Bridgnorth Leisure Centre from Friday 1st October 2010.
BRIDGNORTH WALK 2011
Spartans putting their best foot forward !!!
We would like to enter a Bridgnorth Spartans team in the Bridgnorth Walk again this year. This has always been a good fund raiser for the club and in previous years we have raised well over £1,000 which helps with kit, equipment etc.
The walk will be on Monday 30th May 2011 (Bank Holiday Monday) and all those taking part in the Junior Walk (7 miles) must be at least 10 years old on that date, but not more than 13. Players are encouraged to wear their Spartans kit to promote the club and each year the first walkers home are normally Spartan players.
For the senior walk (22 miles) entrants must be at least 14 years old on the day.
If adults do not wish to walk, but are able to provide help to the Walk Committee before, during or after the walk, those doing so as part of our team will earn us an additional £15 towards out team total.
Spartans Presentation Evening
Saturday 21st May 2011 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm @ Bridgnorth Leisure Centre
There will be £1 entry fee payable on the night for parents to off-set some of the cost of the evening
Use of the astro will finish on Friday 25th March 2011.
Oldbury has been booked on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 6:00 and 8:00 starting on Tuesday 29th March 201l. Please arrange your training sessions to fit into either of these slots.
Floodlit Cup Draw
Bridgnorth Spartans Junior Football Club have been handed an away tie against Yorkshire Main in the Northern semi-final of the Floodlit Cup. The game will be played on the 7th March and the winners will face either Glapwell or Kinsley Boys in the Northern Final. Your support will be much appreciated on the day.
Emma Stamp Charitable Trust Memorial Game!
On the 4th January, Bridgnorth Spartans Junior Football Club First Team faced Mansfield’s Youth Team in a bid to raise money for the Emma Stamp Charitable Trust. The poor weather ruined the potential of a good game but Mansfield stormed into a two goal lead at half-time thanks to goals from Matt Harris and Jack Hawkins before Bridgnorth Spartans Junior Football Club levelled the score thanks to a goal from Aaron Draper and a superb late free-kick from Ryan Bunce. However, it was Mansfield who had the last laugh as Clayton Brown volleyed a last minute free-kick past Beeby.
Though the game ended in defeat, it fulfilled it’s purpose as it gave Dave Winter’s players a chance to shake off the dust they had collected from the Christmas period but more importantly it helped raise money for a great cause.