Gargrave AFC

New Season -

July 23, 2008

As the new season draws closer our attention is now turned to getting the ground and facilities ready. John, Dan, Luke, Chappie and Sam.B did a great job some weeks ago when they spent much of one Saturday re-turfing, re-newing and re-seeding the goal mouths,centre circle and penalty areas. The work has been really beneficial and this combined with regular  grass mowings see`s the pitch in good heart.  However, the grass around the goalposts,edge of the stand,railings and car park needs strimming,weeds need removing by the pavilion,sign boards need re-hanging etc. etc. Please if anyone can volunteer to help with any of these fairly minor jobs just get in touch via the contact link.

Anyone interested in displaying a sign board at the ground? Where else can you advertise your business for less than a £1.00 per week?? The boards currently in place measure approx. 8ft x 3ft. For further details again use our contact link at the top of the page. If you need someone to give you a quote for a  signboard please contact Simon at All Signage, Craven Nursery Park, Skipton. Tel: 01756  709365.

And there`s more !  We are hoping that Gary will be able to speak ( briefly ) to players pre season regarding Players personal accident insurance. ( he visited us a couple of seasons ago ) . The club hold their own  policy but  the cover is only basic with a small payout per week  for the time in which the claimant cannot work. Therefore it is important that players are aware of the significance of also taking out their own Personal accident policy which can guarantee more realistic  payouts and will also cover the policy holder for accidents happening elsewhere than on the football field. The cost per year  probably equates to what you might spend over a couple of  wild weekends! Please, I cannot emphasise the importance of this cover, if you need Gary to give you a quick call to discuss the insurance prior to his visit,contact me for his number,there is no pressure selling whatsoever,just sound advice. If during the season anyone has to miss work through injury sustained on the field, they must be made aware that all injuries have to be reported to Caroline within 14 days of the accident or the Insurance Company will deem the claim invalid. ( I  cannot make a claim to the company if I am not made aware that there has been an accident which deems work impossible).

Nearly there! – We all extend a warm welcome to Howden Clough who will be travelling from Batley on Saturday ( 26th July ) to play us in a friendly game at Sandylands. It will be good experience for our lads to play a team from outside of the area who play at a higher level. We look forward with interest to see the result. Good luck and enjoy.


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