Dragons Weekly Bulletin – 24th Feb 2010

News

An eventful week on the pitch this weekend saw Dragons loose 2 – 0 to London Falcons FC on what can only be described as a mud bath!! A fantastic effort was made by the whole team in what is the worst result for Falcons this season. They are currently running away with the league and remain undefeated. Everyone played their hearts out in very difficult conditions and we should all be very proud. Jason’s match report will shortly be uploaded to the new website. Keep your eyes peeled for the managers viewpoint.

A special mention has to go to Chris Brook who made his first appearance in goals for the Dragons and capped off his Dragon of the Day performance with not one but two amazing penalty saves. Well done Chris!!

The match had to be moved to another pitch at very short notice due to the University Fields being called off. A big thank you to Muzz, Dave Keith, Dave Amos and Jason Cousins for dealing with this quickly under difficult circumstances.

EGM, Due to the match being cancelled at the University Fields and the subsequent hunt for an alternative pitch, the EGM unfortunately had to be postponed. I am sure you can all appreciate under the circumstances this could not be helped.The EGM will take place again shortly. More information regarding this will be sent out by the Chairperson, Ray Wilson in the coming week. If you have any questions about this please email Ray ( chairperson@cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk )

Kit Check,We are about to carry out a full check of all our kit (shirts, shorts, socks and gloves) to ensure that we haven’t lost any over the last few matches. We’ve accumulated a significant amount of kit in our 18 months of existence – 38 shirts, 37 pairs of shorts, and 74 socks – and it’s not easy keeping track of where everything is.

It would therefore be much appreciated if all members could check if they have accidentally taken any club kit home with them. Kit should always be returned immediately after use, but there may be the odd bit that you’ve stuck in your bag by mistake. If you have any, please return it (cleaned) to David Keith at training this week.

On the plus side, the kitbag has managed to mysteriously acquire a grey pair of pants and one black sock. If anyone would like to claim these, please see David this week or they will be disposed of in a way that minimises harm to the environment.

Dave Keith ( treasurer@cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk )

Jerry and Graeme are shortly off to Newcastle to represent Cardiff in the 10 a side Hadrians Cup. Jerry also would like to thank the Dragons for boosting numbers at rugby training recently. Cardiff Lions are our equivalent for rugby (and very good too) and if anyone is interest in joining them please speak to Jerry or Graeme and they will be happy to help.

Football News

Thurday 25th February 2010 – 9:30pm – Training @ Gol

Training this midweek takes the form of 5 a side. We have booked GOL at Lawrenny Avenue, Canton, Cardiff. CF11 8BR. On Thursday 25.2.2010 from 9.30pm to 10.30pm if possible try and be there for 9.15pm

Sunday 28th February 2010 – 1pm – Training @ Blackweir Fields

Training will be back this Sunday at Blackweir Fields. Come for training and a kick-about and stay for a drink in the Blackweir Tavern afterwards. Training will run until approximately 4pm, and it will be great to see as many of you as possible there.

Sunday 14th March 2010 – Leeds 5-a-side Tournament – DEADLINE SUNDAY

This is the final week for members interested in going to Leeds. We have two teams entered and there are still places left, so get your forms in. Players will first of all be chosen on a first come first served basis, so get your form in NOW. The availability form is attached. Please return this form to Murray (afm11s@cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk). The deadline for returning forms for this tournament is Sunday 28th March 2010

Sunday 4th April 2010 – GFSN League: Edinburgh Hotscots v Cardiff Dragons FC @ Edinburgh – DEADLINE SUNDAY

The minibus is nearly full, and we need to know what those still deciding are doing This Week. David Keith is collecting deposits of £10. The form is attached and should be returned to Murray (afm11s@cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk) ASAP. By Sunday 28th February (STRICT DEADLINE), we want to have all forms returned and ALL deposits paid. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any issues you wish to discuss regarding the trip.

We will be travelling up on Saturday and returning on Monday (2 nights). We have decided to take a minibus for this trip as it will keep costs down. The expected cost of the minibus will be £30 each (if full) and the expected cost of accommodation will be £48. If we don’t hear from you this week then you may have to make your own arrangements.

31st July – 7th August 2010 – Gay Games: Cologne

We have had a few offers this week of places in teams in Cologne, please contact us quickly if you are interesting on joining up with another team. Please contact Murray (afm11s@cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk) or Ray (chairperson@cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk) for further details as we can help you get to Cologne.

In Other News

Get Well Soon goes to Jim who unfortunately broke his leg in a training session. We all wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him soon.

Social

This Monday saw some Dragons take part in Monday Night Quiz at Kings Cross again.

For the third week running Dragons took part in this quiz. This time taking our impressive run of two second places to two second places and Winners!! That’s right, we won!! If you would like to come down and join in the fun then please do. We meet at the Kings Cross around 8:15 ish every Monday. Will be great to see more people down there and maybe get a two Dragons teams down there competing with each other. Also a congratulations to Jordan Wall on winning himself a bottle of Bacardi!!

We are going to be having a coffee night at A Shot In The Dark, on City Road, on 24th March. Jason did have a bit of a mix up on Wednesday nights training and announce this for the 24th Feb. If anyone fancies holding an unofficial social that night as well please do. It is a nice relaxed social event. Details to come nearer the time.

Please get in touch with Richie Jones( welfaresocial@cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk ) for more information or to put forward your ideas and suggestions for future socials.

Fundraising

With no special events until Easter, why not treat yourself to a pressie (or buy me one!). Don’t forget to buy through http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/cdfc .You can register free, select Cardiff Dragons Football Club as the organisation you wish to support and shop at all your favourite online shops. A donation is made to the club from the shop with every purchase you make at no extra cost to yourself.

Featured shop of the week is:

Raise funds with Tesco Groceries

£2.50 Donation

£10 OFF From TESCO GROCERIES

Get £10 OFF your first online shop when you spend £50 or more on Groceries! Enter the eVoucher code ‘XXAFFT’ at checkout.

OFFER EXPIRES: 28-February-2010

You can also choose from over 2000 of the UK’s best-known retailers including many popular names such as Next, Argos, Debenhams, John Lewis and HMV

Don’t forget John Bladen is now in charge of fundraising so any ideas or suggestions for fundraising then please feel free to email him ( financefundraising@cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk )

In Other News

Captains Log

“This week I mopped up dogs wee, got angry with a learner driver and took a mud bath”

Muzz’s Captains Log will be uploaded weekly onto the new website www.cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk. Check it out there.

Video of the week:

The fantasy football, well done to Ed for being the highest scorer this week with 56 points, extending his lead at the top of the league. I think he is cheating somehow, he must be!! No six nations this week so Mark is still top of the Six Nations Prediction Game, leading from Jerry in second place.

Have an awesome week!!

Anthony Read

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