Dragons Weekly Bulletin – 1 September 2010

News

On Sunday we will held a fundraising night at the Kings Cross. everyone had an excellent night and we managed to raise £377.47. A massive effort went in from everybody but a special thank you has to go to John B. I saw first hand the amount of time and effort that went in to organising the night and he should be commended for this. Also a massive thank you to our brave boys who got auctioned off and to Jason for what looked a very painful waxing experience. Also, thank you to Crispin and Jordan for helping out and to Jamie J for his fantastic hosting of the night.

Following on from the fundraiser, this Saturday will see the Dragons at Mardi Gras in Coopers field. We have a stall booked for this and this will be the main focus of our afternoon, but we will be asking as many people as possible to attend and represent the Dragons. Last year was an awesome day out, culminating in a friendly match against the police. If anyone is interested in helping out and talking to the locals and generally talking about the club please get in touch with anyone on the committee. Also, a big thank you to our poster boys and girls. Look out for the posters at the Kings Cross.

Over the coming weeks, we will be looking to revamp the weekly email. What would you like to see? How would you like it set out? Please send your thoughts to myself ( secretary@cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk ) All comments are welcome.

Football News

News

This week The Dragons will be travelling to Leicester for their 10th annual 6-a-side tournament. Last year was The Dragons first appearance in this competition, team 1 missing out on the semi-finals on penalties after a good showing. Team 2 played well and had a great team spirit, but failed to emerge from the groups. This year we have 2 teams again and we will be aiming to bring the trophy back to Cardiff. Applications for this event are now closed. We will be sending out a communication later in the week. Registration begins at 10am.

Following last weeks 6-1 win over Bristol Panthers in the GFSN Cup Group South, the full match report is now up on the website.
Read Full Report at www.cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk, Check Out www.gfsnleague.co.uk For New Look Website, Results and Tables

Summary of Football Management Meeting

The minutes are available on request.

Upcoming Matches

6-a-side – Sunday 4th September 2010 – Leicester 6-a-side Tournament – Leicester

The Dragons will be competing in their second Leicester tournament after a good showing last year. Team 1 got knocked out in the quarter-finals by Village Manchester on penalties, while team 2 performed really well with an excellent team-spirit, but were unfortunately unable to qualify from a tough group.

This tournament is the day after Mardi-Gras and as we have to confirm how many teams we are taking, we would ask members to consider this properly and decide on their availability as soon as they can so that we can guarantee places for everybody.

This event is now closed to applications. An e-mail will follow later in the week.

Sunday 19th September 2010 – GFSN League – Cardiff Dragons vs Brighton Bandits – Cardiff

Last November, The Dragons historically won their first ever GFSN League match in Brighton, 1-0 against the Bandits. After a tough summer which nearly saw the exit of Brighton Bandits from the GFSN League, The Bandits are back and will be out for revenge, looking to overturn last years result. This seasons meeting promises to be a fascinating encounter whether playing or supporting.

Please could everybody fill out an availability form if they wish to play and make your decisions on your plan for the day early in order to help things get organised. An availability form is attached and should be returned to Murray (footballmanager@cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk).

Sunday 26th September 2010 – SW League – Cardiff Dragons vs Exeter Lions – Cardiff

This match sees the first meeting of Cardiff Dragons and Exeter Lions and the first of our 4 South-West League fixtures. Exeter will be looking to carry on their good form after recently beating Trowbridge Tigers 2-1 in the GFSN Cup.

This match will be a development match for The Dragons and we will be giving everybody the chance to play competitively.

Please could everybody fill out an availability form if they wish to play and make your decisions on your plan for the day early in order to help things get organised. An availability form is attached and should be returned to Murray (footballmanager@cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk).

This Week’s Events

6-a-Side Tournament – Sunday 5th September – Leicester Tournament – (Registration at 10am)

Dragons Run – Tuesday 7th September – TBC – 7.45pm

(Ring or text Muzz for details)

Season 2010-11
22/08/2010   Bristol Panthers         GFSN Cup    (A)   Won 6-1 Jacobo 2, Mark 2, Anthony, Ed
05/09/2010   Leicester 6-a-side      Tournament   (N)
19/09/2010   Brighton Bandits        GFSN Lge     (H)
26/09/2010   Exeter Lions              SW Lge        (A)
10/10/2010   Trowbridge Tigers       GFSN Cup    (A)
16/10/2010   Titans 11-a-side          Tournament  (N)
31/10/2010   Birmingham Blaze      GFSN Lge     (H)
13/11/2010   Bristol 5-a-side           Tournament   (N)
21/11/2010   Exeter Lions              GFSN Cup    (H)
05/12/2010   Leftfooters FC            GFSN Lge     (A)
31/01/2011   Bristol Panthers         SW Lge        (H)
06/02/2011   Trowbridge Tigers       GFSN Lge    (H)
20/02/2011   GFC Bournemouth     SW Lge        (A)
27/03/2011   Cup Semi-Final          GFSN Cup    (N)
10/04/2011   Leicester Wildecats    GFSN Lge    (A)
17/04/2011   Trowbridge Tigers       SW Lge        (H)
08/05/2011   Cup Final                   GFSN Cup    (N)

Next Few Weeks at Present
Training – Thursday 9th September – Pontcanna Fields – 7pm
Recruitment Day – Sunday 12th September – Pontcanna Fields – 1pm
Dragons Run – Tuesday 14th September – TBC – 7pm
Training – Thursday 16th September – Pontcanna Fields – 7pm
GFSN League – Sunday 19th September – Cardiff Dragons v Brighton Bandits – Pontcanna Fields – 2pm ko
Dragons Run – Tuesday 21st September – TBC – 7pm
Training – Thursday 23rd September – Pontcanna Fields – 7pm
SW League – Sunday 26th September – Cardiff Dragons v Exeter Lions – Pontcanna Fields – 2pm ko

Football Tip of the Week
Montenegro v Wales – Bale to score and Wales to win 10-1

Social

After all the hard work on Sunday it was good for everyone to have a few drinks after the main event had finished, a great night was had by all and there was some amazing Karaoke!!

Richie has sent out an email highlighting the social plans for the year. please make sure you have a read of this.

Fundraising

Kings Cross Player Auction

Sunday nights fundraising night and player auction raised £377.47. Well done to everyone involved.

Look out for news on further fundraising activities coming up soon.

In Other News

Christian “Google” Jones’ Fact of the Week

Turtles can breathe through their arse’s.
(Better than talking through it!!)

Fantasy Football

Well done to Stef this week climbing to the top of the table. Also, well done to Lewi for being the highest points scorers of the week with 69 points.

You can still join the league, go to fantasy.premierleague.com, enter a team (or use your old details) and enter the Cardiff Dragons league. The passcode is 311478-81139 but if you were in this league last year it should enter you automatically.

This year we have also set up a Championship Fantasy Football League. Currently topping the table is Jason C although it is tight at the top with just three points separating the top three. Go to fantasy.football-league.co.uk, enter a team and then join the Cardiff Dragons FC league, pin is 834.

Video of the Week

As always, have an awesome week!!

Go Dragons!!!


Anthony Read
Secretary