Together, We Are Football.
Football at its very heart is built on a foundation of support. Support for our teams, support for our clubs and our communities.
As a nation we're facing a period of uncertainty that will present challenges to us all but over recent weeks we've seen many examples of clubs and leagues in our region offering support to their local communities during the current health crisis. We’ve put together a few of the things you're doing to stay in touch with members or to help in your local communities when safe and possible to do so.
If your club or league has plans in place to support or stay connected to your communities over the coming weeks, please tell us about it below and we'll add you to this article.
Tell us what you're doing
Aston Clinton Colts
Aston Clinton Colts are proud to be a Community Club. As such, if we can help support anybody locally who may be self-isolating or distancing themselves socially because they are elderly or at a higher risk of complications due to Covid-19, please do let us know. Message here on our facebook page Aston Clinton Colts jfc or email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ 🔵⚫️🔵⚫️
Woodley United Sunday Pledging money used for end of season trophy printing to a local food bank. Instead digital trophies will be sent to winners.
Burnham FC Juniors
Burnham FC wanted to stay connected with their parents/players and keep football 'fresh' in their minds even if they couldn't play with their teams. So they asked their players to design their own 'Match Attax' cards based on them as a player and share among their team groups on WhatsApp.
Wycombe & South Bucks Minor Football League
The Wycombe & South Bucks Minor Football League with the support of their clubs have donated this season’s 'Fair Play Cash Awards' of £3,400 to the ‘COVID 19 Staff Appeal’ of the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
Aylesbury Town Corinthians
Aylesbury Town Corinthians are keeping in touch with their members by providing daily training challenges for all ages groups through their coaches on their communication apps and channels!
Get in touch on Facebook
The Kennington Athletic men's team have raised over £800 for the NHS by members completing one isolating run a day for seven days!
Fantastic work from the team here - check out their Facebook and Twitter
pages for more info
FC Bracknell are posting daily club stories with photographs, videos to keep their children (community) engaged in football and active. Every Thursday, FC Bracknell receives photographs from players of rainbows they have drawn thanking key workers and NHS staff to post on their social media.
Get in touch with the club via their Facebook
Make sure you're helping safely
Finally, we continue to monitor, adopt and adhere to Government advice and, as a matter of good practice, would recommend that Leagues & Clubs and individuals adopt the same approach to help keep you and others safe in this fast-changing environment. Read the UK Government Advice on 'How you can help safely' by visiting:
How to Help Safely
For the latest official advice from the UK Government, and information from Public Health England and the NHS, please visit their websites:
Public Health England