FAI notes Government green light for underage training return
The Football Association of Ireland notes confirmation from Government that underage football, Grassroots and League of Ireland, can return to non-contact training from April 26th, the first step on a phased return for football at all levels of the game.
Reacting to the announcement by Taoiseach Micheal Martin, FAI CEO Jonathan Hill has acknowledged the work of Government and its agencies to facilitate the return to training on April 26th, in pods of 15 for all underage players. ….”
We, as a club, will be in contact with our players and parents to advise of any updated Safe Return to Training Protocols and our new training schedule. It will be great to be back.
KEEP TRAINING DURING LOCKDOWN.
Coever Coaching App - FREE Subscription
In association with our coaching partner COERVER COACHING, BFC are offering our club members free subscription to Coevers Pllayers Club Training App during L5 - giving our players a set of challenges and practices to do at home individually or with their squad (via zoom and hosted by Parent coaches!). From ball mastery to touch, passing and shooting challenges, the Players’ Club app covers every angle to improve the players skills and confidence, with content updates every few days.
To access the app subscribe here and use the following PROMO CODE.
Have fun - get training! Looking forward to seeing you all in the spring with new skills and tricks!
Jack Ryan, BFC Director of Coaching.
In line with the recent Government guidelines as we return to L5, BFC training will be suspended until Jan. 31st or until otherwise advised. Please see the DDSL update below. If you have further questions please contact your coach. In the meantime, please stay safe and may we wish you all a Happy New Year!
FAI UPDATE ON GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES FOR FOOTBALL IN LEVEL 5
All football activity is suspended until January 31st with immediate effect - with the exception of senior SSE Airtricity League and senior Women’s National League teams who are exempt. In addition to this, please note the following:
- The new Government Level 5 Guidelines DO NOT ALLOW for any collective team training for any team other than senior SSE Airtricity League or Women’s National League teams
- The new Government Level 5 Guidelines DO NOT ALLOW for any adult amateur, Futsal and underage football activity including the underage National Leagues and all schoolboy and schoolgirl football
- The new Government Level 5 Guidelines DO NOT ALLOW for any trials or assessments until further notice – with the exception of senior SSE Airtricity League and senior Women’s National League teams who are exempt subject to League guidelines
- The new Government Level 5 Guidelines allow for INDIVIDUAL training only
FUNDRAISER for RHD and for Beechwood FC
We are launching a fundraising event in the form of a Barclays Premier League Fantasy Football BFC League! As well as generating some revenue to be shared between RHD and BFC, we thought that we would have a bit of healthy banter as our club members set up their own teams to compete with our Professional Club Coaches (Jack, Connor and Dave) and our Club Chairman, Steve Masterson!
COVID 19 Restrictions have created quite an impact on how we have operated this year - not least making fundraising in the club difficult/near impossible in 2020. We have not had our Annual Social Dinner or indeed our RHD Family Fun Day/Soccer blitz, so we thought we would try something new!
Christmas is a busy match time for the Premier League so our BFC Fantasy Football League will formally open up on December 7th. You can set up your team whenever you like using the Barclays Premier App. To join our league however, you need a code which you will receive on paying your donation which you can do as of the 27th November.
Prizes will be shared along the way, the ultimate awaiting the League Winners at the end of the season!
Entry fee /donation is 20 euro, but the amount donated is discretionary.
To join the league, please follow these steps:
1) Go to https://fantasy.premierleague.com/ (or download the app from Google Play or the iPhone App Store). Create your team! When naming them we would recommend you include your player name and age group e.g. Smiths Star Strikers U8s...it'll make it easier to identify who is on the leaderboard!
2) When your team is set up, go to our subs page and pay your donation. https://beechwoodfc.ie/pay-your-sub/
On payment you will be sent instructions with a LEAGUE CODE to enter our Private (Beechwood FC ) League.
3) To join the Beechwood league, go to the Leagues Tab in the app and select Private Classic Leagues. You will be asked for a CODE - use the code provided in the email forwarded to you on payment. On entering the code you will join the Beechwood FC League.
4) LEAGUE WHATSAPP GROUP. You will also be asked to click on a link in the instructions sent to you on payment. This link will bring you to a form where we will ask you to enter your team name and mobile number such that your league team can be included in the Beechwood Fantasy Football WhatsApp group!
Beechwood FC Gives this Christmas.
This year will be an even more difficult year for families in need and we at Beechwood F.C. would like to help.
We welcome members to donate a Tescos or Dunnes Stores Gift Card (bought in store) which will be shared between the SVP conference in Dublin 6 and the Focus Ireland Family Centre.
We will collect the gift cards at training across all our venues, during the week of December the 7th. Look our for the donations box and our Beechwood FC Helpers!
Thank you so much for your generosity.
Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League is proud to partner with ISPCC Childline.
The Dublin & District Schoolboys’/Girls’ League is delighted to announce it is partnering with the Childline listening service, as delivered by the ISPCC. We are very proud to partner with an organization that provides such an important range of services to young people all over the Country. From a DDSL perspective, this reflects our commitment to the health and wellbeing of all our underage players off the pitch as well as on it. We understand that many young people face challenges in their lives, not least in the current environment with COVID-19. While football provides an important outlet for physical and mental wellbeing, it is critically important that our young people are aware of the services provided by Childline and are encouraged to avail of them where required. We look forward to playing our part in highlighting these services through our League and our extensive Club network across the Greater Dublin Area and beyond. Can your Club help highlight this partnership and the Childline Service by sharing the graphic attached on your digital platforms ?
You can tag ISPCC Childline in your post in the following ways:
Instagram - @ispcc_childline
Facebook - @ISPCCChildline
Twitter - @ISPCCChildline