We also need to check through these times we confirm that everyone is ok and that we are still looking out for each other. In this time when many people are isolating and missing daily contact with others a telephone call would be a great way to stay in touch. CFU have come up with the idea of a telephone conversation with someone where individuals could chat all things Cambridge United players, managers, matches, stadiums, Wembley. Or about anything. If you would like someone to call you please see the link https://tinyurl.com/yy7mvj3h
Over many years we have been extremely fortunate at Cambridge United to have some really talented writers among the fanbase producing some of the best fanzines available. The first fanzine I remember is the Abbey Rabbit, back in the early nineties. Do you remember any of the following? The Globe, One Wonky Antler and Planet Amber. What others have there been? The latest one is Under the Abbey Stand and they are following on with this tradition. However, with the advancement of social media and technology they have now moved onto the next level producing a regular podcast in addition to updating their website with printed copy. You can see more and find out more via their website https://undertheabbeystand.com The team that is behind producing everything is Julian Roberts, Jack Swindlehurst, Tom Walker, Jordan Worland and Owen Kiernan.
This week in Parliament a Ten Minute Rule Bill was brought by former sports minister, Helen Grant, who said that the country’s football governance requires radical reform to protect the game’s future. Helen is working with the Our Beautiful Game project and her Bill is looking for legislation to create an independent regulator that would govern all of English football from grassroots to the top tier. Its remit would include:
- Distribute funds in the interest of the wider game of football
- Introduce a comprehensive licensing system for professional clubs
- “Review thoroughly” the causes of financial stress in the game
- Bring forward reforms to “modernise and strengthen” the FA
- Work with supporter groups to advance causes that really matter to them
- Drive the promotion of diversity and inclusion in football.
Level Playing Field is a registered charity in England and Wales. It acts as a campaigning and advisory organisation for its membership and other parties across all sports. You will find information on disabled fans facilities at clubs and stadia, along with useful disability and access reports, guides, good practice documents and general disabled supporter information. You'll also find the latest news items and a back catalogue of the Level Playing Field e-newsletters via their website https://www.levelplayingfield.org.uk At the end of December they issued their review of 2020. Please see the link http://tinyurl.com/52sb2at6
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