Ardencaple FC Resumes Activities as per ‘New Normal’
Great news for the Burgh’s youngsters and their parents. Caple is celebrating the return of Grassroots football and all members will be given a Scotland poster, postcard and Panini sticker album in preparation for our big summer of football and the UEFA Euro Finals.
Club Chairman Craig Holborn commented “We are absolutely thrilled to be getting things back to normal, or should I say ‘near’ normal. I’m sure that all of our players will be excited at the prospect of getting back onto the training pitch with their team-mates, and I would expect their parents to be equally pleased if not relieved.”
Naturally, all activities will be in accordance with the Scottish Government’s guidance on health, physical distancing and hygiene. The safety of all players, coaches and volunteers is of paramount importance, particularly focusing on minimising the risk of COVID infection/transmission.
Initially, all training sessions shall take place at Hermitage Academy and the weekly schedule for the various age-groups is as follows:
2004’s Tuesday & Thursday
2006’s Monday & Saturday
2007’s Monday & Thursday
2008’s Tuesday & Thursday
Caple Girls Thursday
2014’s To restart in May (TBA)
2015’s * Trial Sessions – 7 & 14 May
2016’s * Trial Sessions – 7 & 14 May
* 2 trial training sessions are being provisionally arranged for Friday evenings on 7th and 14th May. Anyone wishing for their child to attend these specific sessions must contact Club Secretary Euan Birss (07954- 420778) in advance to confirm the venue, make necessary arrangements and provide relevant details in line with COVID guidelines.
New players and indeed new coaches are very welcome at all age groups. Please visit the Caple website at https://www.ardencaplefc.co.uk/ for relevant contact details for each age group. Again, in accordance with COVID requirements, please contact the relevant coach in advance to arrange to come along.
Craig added “We look forward to seeing all of our players and their parents again, not to mention welcoming some new additions to our Club.
Coach Contact Details:
2004 Jamie Kjorstad 07793045359
2006 Chico Livingston 07900693597
2007 Paul Mccoll 07793012546
2008 Paul Weir 07850561279
2011 Stewart Fraser 07759459041
2012 Scott Walker 077555159672
2013 Scott Fulton 07940567571
2014/15/16 Euan 07954420778
Girls Lyle Davidson 07860884850
Fund-raising has also got underway as we have a couple of framed Scotland jerseys signed by national talisman John McGinn; one for the winner of a fun Club competition, and the other to be raffled soon to offer the Helensburgh public a chance to win.
We are also supporting local charity ‘Gary Andrews – Remember a Life’, and I have personally just completed the final leg of my sponsored walk on Friday 23rd April. Donations are still being accepted and are obviously most welcome and will be put to great use for Caple."
Please make your donation to the Ardencaple FC Account, quoting REF - CRAIG WALK as follows: Account Number - 06002802, Sort Code - 80-06-41