Dragons Weekly Bulletin – 22th April 2010

We will be doing a car boot sale at bessemer market this Saturday the 24th April. So bring anything you are happy to sell in aid of the club along with you to training so we can collect it all and then hopefully raise lots of money for the club. All volunteers to help on the day are appreciated. Speak to John B for more info ( financefundraising@cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk )

On Thursday night Training is being replaced by a friendly against CSKA Sophia at Blackwier. Kick Off is at 6:15 so please get there as close to 6:00 as possible.

The Dragons travelled to Trowbridge on Sunday for a friendly against the Trowbirdge Tigers. On what was a ridiculously hot day (hopefully more of them and hotter one to come) the Dragons unfortunately lost 3-1. Everyone who came got a game and people tried out new positions so whilst the scoreline may not of been positive a lot of good things came from the day. More info is in the football news.

This weekend sees us host Leicester Wildcats in our first ever encounter. They will be coming down on the Saturday night so if your about please come along and show the Leicester boys and girls just how awesome Cardiff is!! more details to come later in the week.

EGM, an EGM to vote for the next Secretary has been called for Sunday the 25th of April 12.30 pm which is just before the Leicester Wildcats Game. To cast a vote at the EGM you need to be a club member on the 30th of April 2009 and to carry the vote we need at least 25% of the eligible members to be in attendance. The vote will be completed in ballot format and these will be given out to you and after each of the delegates have had a minute to put a small 1 minute presentation to you. Ray will then ask for the votes to be cast and these will be counted by myself and Dave Keith. The nominations are Jordan Wall and Anthony Read.

Football News

Sunday 18th April – Friendly – Trowbridge Tigers vs Cardiff Dragons in Trowbridge

After our 3-0 victory in Cardiff earlier in the season, Trowbridge managed to almost reverse the scoreline against a young Cardiff Dragons team. Trowbridge went 2-0 up at half time, Mark scoring late on to salvage some pride for the Dragons, We kept battling to the end and showed a great fighting spirit that is sure to do us well in the future.

Thursday 20th April – Thursday Training – 6:00pm

In preparation for Sundays big game against Leicester Wildcats training this week has been cancelled. Instead we will be having an 11 a side friendly against CSKA Sophia at Blackwier. Kick off is 615 so please get there as near to 6:00 as you can. We understand due to work etc. this may be difficult for everyone but if you can get there as soon as possible it will be greatly appreciated.

Upcoming Fixtures

Sunday 25th April – GFSN League – Cardiff Dragons vs Leicester Wildcats in Cardiff

2pm Kick-Off – University Fields, Llanrumney, Cardiff

Our first meeting with Leicester promises to be an important six point game at the bottom of the GFSN table. We are looking forward to welcoming Leicester to Cardiff and hope to see as many of you as possible at the game

The deadline has now passed.

Sunday 9th May – GFSN League – Cardiff Dragons vs GFC Bournemouth in Cardiff

GFC Bournemouth come to Cardiff for the first time, with the aim to secure a win to help them in their bid for the GFSN League title. Our job is to stop them. As it is a league match the strongest squad of 16 will be selected from those available.

The deadline for this match is Sunday 2nd May

Sunday 16th May – Friendly – Bristol Panthers vs Cardiff Dragons in Bristol

After Bristol’s recent visit to the capitol comes the return trip. Our aim will be to overturn the 3-7 defeat from a couple of weeks ago. As it is a friendly match, the  first 18 players to make themselves available will be in the squad

The deadline for this match is Sunday 9th May

Sunday 23rd May – GFSN League – Birmingham Blaze vs Cardiff Dragons in Birmingham

Re-arranged from January, our trip to Birmingham is our final match of the season. As it is a league match the strongest squad of 16 will be selected from those available.

The deadline for this match is Sunday 16th May

Friday 11th – Sunday 13th June – GFSN Get-Together – Blackpool

Cardiff Dragons Participate in their 3rd GFSN Get-Together. It may seem a long way away but we need to get this trip organised, read the form if you are interested in coming and let us know your intentions by the deadline of Sunday 9th May

Fixtures

Sun 25/4 – GFSN League – Leicester Wildcats – Cardiff

Sun 2/5 – Training – Blackweir Fields

Sun 9/5 – GFSN League – GFC Bournemouth & Hampshire – Cardiff

Sun 16/5 – Friendly – Bristol Panthers – Bristol

Sun 23/5 – GFSN League – Brimingham Blaze – Birmingham

Fri-Sun 11/6-13/6 – GFSN Get-Together – Blackpool

Football News

We will be proposing a mini 11-a-side league next season between Bristol, Cardiff, Trowbridge and Exeter in place of friendlies. These matches will be open to the entire squad and should give opportunities  to everybody to play.

Watch out in upcoming weeks for 5-a-side Tuesdays. We will be scheduling a 5-a-side session soon at powerleagues. The intention will be for this to be a regular part of the Cardiff Dragons week, but will just be a trial evening to begin with.

Cologne

Jason, John A and Richie are definitely going to Cologne now, if anybody is interested in going it is important that they let Murray or Jason know as soon as possible.

Social

BBQ

Due to a problem at Trowbridge’s end, unfortunately they could not provide us with food after the match. Jason and Richie jumped in to save the day with an impromptu BBQ. A lovely evening was had by all those who attended and a big thank you to our hosts.

Kings Cross Quiz

Don’t forget, every Monday at the Kings Cross, Cardiff Dragons has a team for the quiz (a very successful team!) if you wan to come along please do. We meet around 8:00ish at the Kings.

PUB GOLF

Sunday 2nd May. Time to preparing your golfing outfits for what promises to be an amazing social. Many drinks will be had by all and we will look exceptionally cool in the process!!

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

Saturday 22nd May. Venue will be Lloyds No.1 Bar on Greyfriars Road.  Times will be confirmed in the future.

Fundraising

Car Boot Sale

See news section for more details

Cardiff Half Marathon

Anyone fancy running/walking to raise money for the club? Cardiff half Marathon is coming soon and anyone wishing to take part on behalf of the Dragons would be greatly appreciated. As with all our fundraising events, 25% of the money raised is donated to the Terrance Higgins Trust. This is a great cause and anyone who would like more information please speak to John B.

Club Lotto

We have launched a monthly Lotto. We will be selling raffle tickets at training sessions and on the last Sunday training session of the month we will give a prize to the winner. The cost of the prize will amount to half of the takings, so for example, if the takings are £100 then the prize will be worth £50

As always any ideas or suggestions for fundraising then please feel free to email John ( financefundraising@cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk )

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In Other News

Football Tip of the Week

Diet – A balanced day should contain: Breakfast, at least 2 balanced meals, extra fluids, extra snacks if required and 5 portions of a mix of fruit, vegetables, and salad. (The more colours the better, smoothies are an easy way to eat fruit)

Welsh Word of the Week

Each week we will be giving you a new football related Welsh Word. Let’s see how many of us non-welsh speakers can use this in training

This weeks word is: canolwr  =   Referee

Fantasy Premier League

Ed is still miles ahead out in front with the season in the latter stages it doesn’t look like there is any catching him. The battle for 2nd place is starting to look like a two horse race between Anthony read and Matt Jones with only 11 points separating them. Congratulations to this weeks top scorer Ed.

Video of the Week

A very clever video (sorry Man Utd fans!!)

Have an awesome week!!

Pojď draci!!!

Anthony Read

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