Hello and how are we all doing? It’s getting cold now isn’t it as “Winter is coming” – which I believe is what they say in that Game of Thrones TV show, not that I’ve seen it myself. My husband has attempted to watch it a few times, so he can be up-to-date and chat with his friends about it but I know he’s not interested really. Even though he says he is.
As the fields start to freeze up or be filled full of water after all the recent rain we’ve had it times to start heading indoors to play and train, if you’re lucky enough for your team to give you that option. It should be a given these days but you know it doesn’t. Anyway, just a quick message from me to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone out there. I hope you have an enjoyable festive season.
More importantly and I wanted to make you aware of the recent e-mail that has been sent out to all coaches of teams and clubs cross the country. My husband received it yesterday and I believe it should be out there for everyone to read, watch and take note!
“I am writing to ask for your help today in sharing some important information about safeguarding children.
As a club official you are in a unique position to use your networks help the game spread vital messaging about keeping children safe. We are confident in the breadth of work being undertaken in this field across the country but are never complacent.
To that end, please take 60 seconds to watch a new film featuring players from our national teams and then share the link as widely as possible:
Please ensure that you are aware of the specific helpline we have commissioned the NSPCC to set up to help encourage more people to come forward. The number is 0800 023 2642.