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.
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.
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.
For more information and tickets, contact Andrew Joesph : ANDREW.JOSEPH@LIVE.CO.UK
Position: 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
Official Statement: It is with regret that St Martins Football Club have agreed to accept the resignation of first team manager Paul Moore.
We mutually agree that his appointment hasn’t worked out the way we had all anticipated and therefore the club thank Paul for his efforts and wish him all the best in his future appointments.
This turn of events follows a period of turmoil which includes a run of poor results, the resignation of the clubs general manager and a number of key players having left to go to a local rival team.
We are however happy to announce that Dave Smith has accepted responsibility as interim manager starting immediately whilst the club advertise for a permanent replacement.
Dave has said “I’m really proud to be asked to take this role … and will do my best”
Further announcements can be expected over the next few days.
St Martins Football Club are looking to fill the position of assistant physio with immediate effect.
The role would be ideal for anyone with experience or interest in physiotherapy and First Aid, or completing university courses for experience. The candidate will be working alongside our current physio in providing First Aid and sports rehabilitation to our first team, along with our new U18 team.
The commitment for the role would be every saturday and and one night per week minimum.
The position is a voluntary role, however expenses and cost of materials would be paid.
Anyone interested in the position, please contact the club via social media or by email: email@example.com
St Martins FC are developing a junior adults team to offer opportunity to local players under the age of 18 to develop their skills and abilities with the aim of breaking in to the clubs first team squad.
We currently have a strong group of players ready to go and a committed group of volunteers to support a management team who will lead the Juniors in to the Midlands Junior Premier League.
The club is now looking to recruit two level 2 qualified coaches to take the reigns.
Committed to delivering training sessions one evening a week and playing matches on Saturday mornings the successful candidates will always be supported by the St Martins FC committee and volunteers ensuring that the coaches can concentrate on developing and improving the players.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please contact the Football club Andrew Joseph (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
The closing date for declarations of interest is Thursday 11th July.
Reminder to this years Oswestry Boys FC U16’s and Ellesmere Rangers U16’s who’s players are invited along to the Venue, Parkhall this Wednesday to meet and greet our new Under 18’s and First Team managers. This will be the first opportunity for U18’s players to sign-up for next seasons squad and look at the plans for the coming pre-season friendlies, tournaments and training schedule.
Contact Ande Joseph, Paddy Harrington or Aaron Allen for more info.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
*Regestration event starts at 7:30*
St. Martins Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Moore as first team manager.
Paul is an ex professional footballer at Hull City and Portsmouth who had his professional career cut short by injury. He went on to play semi-professionally afterwards. Paul holds a UEFA A License and he started his coaching career at Macclesfield Town, with roles at Manchester City and The FA also. His management career has seen him at Congleton, Leek Town, Warrington, Clitheroe, Colwyn Bay and Northwich Vics.
General Manager Craig Rogers said on the Appointment “Paul impressed the interviewing panel from the moment he walked in. You could see he had a real passion for football but was very grounded and believed in the right values and cultures around a club. To have a manager of Paul’s calibre wanting to work with us isn’t an opportunity we wanted to let us pass by. Holding a UEFA A license, attention to detail, understanding the clubs position in our development and wanting to help the club where huge attractions to us and his experience of managing at a higher level will hopefully see Paul have a real positive impact on our club moving forward. We are excited to get working together and hope to continue our progress as a club moving forward.”
“I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to manage at St Martins FC.
The club impressed me with the professional approach and after meeting with the club officials it is evident that they want to move the club in the right direction at the right kind of pace.
St Martins is a new chapter and I believe with my experience and commitment we can make positives strides in the up and coming season.
I am really looking forward to meeting the players and getting started.”