This afternoon we welcome the Cod Army, officials and players of Fleetwood Town to the Abbey Stadium. A previous match between the sides saw a young Jamie Vardy playing for Fleetwood. It proves how important the football pyramid is in the development and progression of players in this country. Would he and others have made it in their careers if it wasn’t for the opportunity to develop at clubs like ours. With the Fans Led Review underway one of the groups involved in that process is Fair Game read more about them via the organisations web site https://www.fairgameuk.org/
This month they published their manifesto, as a supporter you really should take the time to read it via the following link https://tinyurl.com/aym29j3h There are a number organisations involved in the Fans Led Review. All of those groups will have influence on the future and determine the direction of the game going forwards.
Fair Game is led by the league and non-league clubs involved with them who share the same principles. It is also being supported by experts in many different areas. They are backed by politicians and believe in sustainability, integrity and community. They wish to see football governed with fairness, openness and transparency at its core; honouring the mantra that the game can be a force for good and putting clubs at the heart of the communities they serve. There are some interesting ideas concerning Fan Engagement and the group refer to the following - that supporters will have the final say on items like the clubs name, nickname, colours, badge and leaving the geographical location connected to the clubs name. Clubs would be encouraged to adopt a multi-level approach to “Fan Engagement” and transparency through publication of formal club meetings. The regulator would also publish clubs’ performance against the “Fan Engagement” criteria in the Sustainability Index. More information concerning football clubs would also be available for supporters to see.
Part of being at the heart of the community is about being a good neighbour to everyone living locally in the area. Community Trusts do exceptional works however supporters across the country nowadays provide foodbanks and do other good works. Before lockdown we had started to collect items on matchdays for the local foodbanks and had distributed hundreds of old kits overseas. There are now two wheelie bins situated by the programme outlet near the shop. We are collecting old football kits and boots so please have a look through the draws and cupboards for any. If you have any surplus food, please donate it. No one should suffer from hunger so it is really important to support the foodbanks locally and also reduce the amount of waste being put into landfill.
Old laptops, desktop computers, flat screen monitors and tablets can also be taken to Emmaus Reboot in Landbeach See their website and take particular notice of opening times which can change https://emmaus.org.uk/cambridge/what-we-do/emmaus-reboot/
At some point in the future we might have a collection point/day for donations
We have mentioned Picturepath that helps SEN children. There is an online user guide to assist you when downloading the app see https://youtu.be/XBYUkzyb1oA
Please look after yourself and enjoy following the team home and away this season.
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