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NWCFL STATEMENT: LEAGUE SUSPENSION

“Following the Government’s announcement that all non essential social contact should stop immediately, the League Management Committee has agreed it has no alternative but to suspend all fixtures with immediate effect.
Obviously none of us know what will happen next but we will keep monitoring the situation and report back when we receive guidance from the FA and other authorities.”

Everyone at St Martins FC wishes during this tough and unpredictable time everyone stays healthy and safe, and hopefully we will all be able to enjoy the beautiful once again very soon.

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MJPL STATEMENT: COVID-19

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this evening the Management Committee of the MJPL have taken the decision to suspend all fixtures from midnight tonight until further notice.

We have a duty of care to all players, staff and supporters of all of our clubs, together with Match Officials and volunteers. This together with the announcement of the Football Association left the Committee with no alternative.

We shall continue to monitor the situation over the coming days and weeks and await further FA instructions.

As a result of the above statement, as a club we have cancelled all U18 training until further notice.

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Statement from The North West Counties League RE: Coronavirus

Following a meeting of the Directors and Management Committee of The North West Counties Football League the decision has been taken to continue to play matches on Saturday 14th March, subject to clubs being in a position to stage the games. The priority should be the safety of all staff members, players, match officials and spectators ahead of any game being played.
 
The Board has considered the Government’s approach to the Coronavirus outbreak that was announced yesterday, with the United Kingdom moving out of the ‘Containment’ phase and into the ‘Delay’ phase, but stopped short of banning sporting events at this stage.
 
After consultation with the Board, Management Committee, Officers and several Clubs, we have therefore agreed to strengthen our guidance to clubs and spectators as follows:
 
The North West Counties Football League strongly advises that those in high risk groups, as defined by Public Health England, no longer attend matches for the foreseeable future.
 
The North West Counties Football League  strongly advises that matches with projected attendances of over 500 spectators should not take place.

 

Clubs are being asked to increase hygiene provisions at all grounds for staff, players, match officials and spectators and to display Public Health England posters at all games.

We are aware of  the fragile financial state of some Member Clubs and their reliance on income from home matches.  We encourage Clubs to consider their Clubs ongoing viability when cancelling matches and advise, where possible, that arrangements are made to re-arrange such games. The League Management Committee will support any club requesting a postponement, although we would expect both clubs to act in a responsible manner and mutually agree.
 
There will no doubt be difficult times ahead and the League Management Committee will consider all options but will be led by guidance from The Football Association. The Board will meet again on Monday 16th March to review this position.

 

We also advise a notice be placed outside the turnstiles/paybox, that spectators should not enter the ground if they have returned from an infective country, have a dry cough, high temperature,  headache and/or aching limbs, if they need any further information they should phone 111, as per Public Health England guidelines.

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MATCH REPORT: Saints 2-0 Cammell Laird 1907

St. Martins FC 2  Cammell Laird 1970  0 

St. Martin’s last win in the ‘North West Counties League Division 1 South’ was celebrated following a 4-1 win v Abbey Hulton United a healthy start to 20020 but sadly that has been followed by three consecutive defeats, leaving them firmly at the bottom of the league. The Saints hadn’t kept a clean sheet since their win on the 10th August over Cheadle Town in what was then their third consecutive win at the beginning of this season so a very impressive 2 – 0 defeat over ‘Cammell Laird 1970’ on Saturday 15th February was received with justifiable pride, winning via two really well constructed goals and keeping a clean sheet in traitorous weather conditions. This was a hard fought result that started with Saints Keeper George Austin making an early acrobatic save from CammellLaird striker Tom Douglas.  From that early warning point the Saints defence led by the assured Jeffery Agyman were excellent throughout the game stamping out any threat that Cammell Laird presented. 

After watching their efforts in attack thwarted by the Saints alert defence Cammell Laird’s defence was split in the 11th minute by a Saints four man counter attack of precision passes that was initiated by Joseph Foster and completed by WilliamWell’s calm chip into the corner of the net.  Joseph Foster secured a deserved, and much needed win for Saints in the 64thminute scoring his sides 2nd and what turned out to be their match-winning goal.       

 

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VACANCY – Match Day Media Officer

St Martins Football Club currently have a vacancy for a match day media Officer to join the current media team.

Duties include: Match day commentary via social media, writing match reports, and helping the club on match days.

It’s an ideal position for anyone looking to get involved with non-league football, wanting to gain experience in football journalism and social media.

If interested, please contact the club via any of our social media accounts or email Media and Communications Officer, Jack Wright

jackwright98@icloud.com

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VACANCY- Marketing Manager

Marketing manager wanted to develop and execute advertising promotional campaigns. Promote advertising opportunities for St Martins FC to external organisations and businesses, and secure those opportunities. Be the first contact point for advertising enquires, vital to the clubs continual improvement.

Please contact: wajdevelopment@hotmail.co.ul

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VACANCY- Marketing Manager

Marketing manager wanted to develop and execute advertising promotional campaigns. Promote advertising opportunities for St Martins FC to external organisations and businesses, and secure those opportunities. Be the first contact point for advertising enquires, vital to the clubs continual improvement.

Please contact: wajdevelopments@hotmail.co.uk

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VACANCY – First Team Physio

Qualified physiotherapist wanted with responsibility for individualised assessments and player treatment plans, working closely with the clubs coaching staff to provide pitch side emergency first aid for games/training. The position also offers the opportunity for individuals to broaden their knowledge and skill set working in football.

Please contact: wajdevelopments@hotmail.co.uk

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VACANCY – First Team Coach

First Team Coach wanted to work closely with the head coach and all other club staff (preferably level 2 or working towards). Looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and innovative football coach to help with player development and drive the club forward. The position also offers the opportunity for individuals to broaden their knowledge and skill set working alongside our current UEFA qualified staff.

Please contact: wajdevelopments@hotmail.co.uk