Dear Clifton United Parents, Guardians and Players,
The new season is nearly upon us following our early finish in March of this year. We are looking forward to start training for the U7s to U11s on Saturday 5th September and the 8th/9th September for the older groups. There are a few things you need to be aware of and things you will need to do in order to enable us to make sure things go as smoothly as possible.
Your team manager should have been in touch with you to let you know about registering and paying a deposit for next season using our online registration and payments system. Thank you if you have already done so. If not, please progress as soon as possible.
As you know, given the uncertainty surrounding plans for next season, we initially agreed to register players and take a £30 deposit per player. Whilst the club will have saved money by not needing pitches or referees for the last few weeks, we will not see the income from our annual tournament which usually gives us a buffer against increased costs and additional expenses during the season. We are a ‘not for profit’ club, run by volunteers and aim to provide the best coaching and facilities in the area and we expect this to continue once we restart next season. The costs at our main pitch supplier have been greatly increased and we have had further, additional on-costs associated with the COVID outbreak, but we have managed to ensure that there is no increase in subs compared to last season. Below is the balance that is due for squad member year group. Please could you arrange payment via the website as soon as possible.
If you have any trouble paying or have any queries about registration or plans for next season, please contact your team manager as soon as possible.
U7s - Total of £190 for the season - £30 deposit so balance of £160 to pay
U8s - Total of £190 for the season - £30 deposit so balance of £160 to pay
U9s to U15s - Total of £210 for the season - £30 deposit so balance of £180 to pay
U17s Eagles - Total of £210 for the season - £30 deposit so balance of £180 to pay
U17s Hawks - Total of £250 for the season - £30 deposit so balance of £220 to pay
Training will be held at Redland Green School and Clifton College Sports Ground in Abbots Leigh. Please note: Saturday morning training will start at REDLAND GREEN SCHOOL for U7 to U11 and not at Clifton College where we normally start our 1st term of training. Midweek training for U12 to U16 will be at CCSL in Abbots Leigh. U17s will be training at Bristol Grammar School facilities at Failand. Full details of training locations and times will be confirmed by your team manager. Note: Minis and U7s will start at 9.30 until 10.45 and U8s - U11s at 11.00 until 12.30.
Please read and adhere to our CUFC COVID-19 Protocol. Details can be found here and should also be supplied by Squad Managers.
Waiver Agreement Form - When paying your subs balance, please ensure you read and sign the Waiver as all players need to sign to be able to play/train.
Risk Assessment - We have carried out a risk assessment for each of our ‘home’ training and match venues to ensure they are fit for purpose. An example copy can be found here here for BGS. Please ask your team manager if you would like to know more about this.
If you have any queries or concerns on any of the above, please, in the first instance contact your team manager.
Term dates for 2020/21
Should Covid-19 related restrictions, alter our plans, managers will update all players/parents:
U7 to U11 Saturdays only for all training and matches
- Term 1: 5th Sep 2020 - 12th Dec 2020, no training Oct 24th and 31st or 19th and 26th Dec
- Term 2: 9th Jan 2021 - 27th Mar 2021, no training 13th and 20th Feb, 3rd, 10th and 17th Apr
- Term 3: 24th Apr 2021 - 26th Jun 2021, no training 29th May or 5th June. Last training on 26th Jun
U12 to U16/U17s Midweek training and AYL league matches on Sundays
- Term 1: 9th Sep 2020 - 9th Dec 2020, no training 28th Oct, 16th, 23rd or 30th Dec
- Term 2: 6th Jan 2021 - 31st Mar 2021, no training 17th Feb. Last training on 31st Mar
Training and match times and locations will be confirmed by your team manager.