Amended Bantams Fixtures Saturday 3rd November

Please see below the changes to the Bantams section fixtures for Saturday 3rd November

Bantams: Cup Week (2)

Pitch 1 11:00 **Ginger Ninja’s v Ballmasters Group A**

Pitch 2 11:00 Marshall Blues v Wilkes Warriors Group B

Pitch 1 11:45 Traq T’s(café EARLY) v ACE Elite Group A

Pitch 2 11:45 **Fenwick Falcons v PACOs Pirates Group B**

Juniors Coopers Cup

The Coopers Cup has been split into two groups and will play each other once with the top two from each group progressing into the semi-final. The winner of Group A to play runner up Group B and runner up Group A to play winner Group B.

 

Seniors Cup Competition

The Mays Cup has been split into two groups and teams will play each other once with the top two from each group progressing into the semi-final. The winner of Group A to play runner up Group B and runner up Group A to play winner Group B.

 

Change of Bantams Fixtures

Please note a change of fixtures in the Bantams this week

  Bantams
Pitch 1 11:00 ACE Elite FC (café EARLY)v  Traq Tigers
Pitch 2 11:00 Fenwick Falcons   v Ballmasters
Pitch 1 11:45 Wilkes Warriors v   Ginger Ninja’s
Pitch 2 11:45 Marshall Blues  vs PACOs Pirates

Grant Received: Cash for Clubs

CASH 4 CLUBS AWARDS LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS WITH FINANCIAL BOOST

After receiving almost 1,300 entries submitted over three months, Cash 4 Clubs is pleased to award a grant of £1000.00 to members of Morden Little League, following its 10th annual summer campaign, which provides grassroots sports clubs with grants of £500 right up to £1,000.

The charitable scheme was launched in 2008 and is open to all local, grassroots sports clubs in the UK and has provided over £300,000 pounds worth of financial support to local sports clubs to date. The scheme has been designed to help small clubs to fund repairs, purchase new equipment, transport to competitions and generally contributing towards the future sustainability of these vital clubs.

After applying for a grant via the Cash 4 Clubs website, members of Morden Little League will be spending the well-deserved cash on much needed equipment and kit.

Andy Butcher, PACO was delighted after receiving the news that their club was amongst the 2018 winners:

Running a local sports club is extremely rewarding, but doesn’t come without its difficulties. We often have to rely on second-hand equipment and favours from the community, so to receive a grant like this helps us to stand on our own two feet and offer the best support, training and equipment for our members.”

“It’s unbelievable that out of the 1,300 entries, we were chosen to receive this amazing grant, which really will change the lives of our members. We plan to spend it on equipment and kit which will benefit each and every member of our club.”

“The application for Cash 4 Clubs was really simple, we simply submitted a written entry, which meant we could get all of our requirements across, as well as showcase our current facilities”.

In addition to the grants of £500, £750 and £1,000, Cash 4 Clubs has also chosen one lucky club to receive £10,000, in honour of the scheme’s 10th birthday.

Naomi Totten, Spokesperson for Paddy Power Betfair said: “Sport plays a key role in building a strong sense of community, and we’re pleased to have run the Cash 4 Clubs campaign for the 10th year in a row. Supporting clubs and athletes at all levels, not just professionals, is extremely important to us, and we can see how our grants have a direct impact on a local level.

“The past ten years have shown us just how important these grants are to local clubs and their surrounding communities, further improving the service they provide to members.”

To find out how to enter next year, please visit: https://cash-4-clubs.com

50th Anniversary Letter Received

“I am writing with regard the forthcoming celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Little League in the U.K.

My husband, Denis O’Carroll, was one of the founders of the League, alongside Ron Sexton and, I imagine, others. The photograph of Watlif Dynamos featured on your invitation to this Saturday’s parade shows Ron and Denis with the Watlif team.  Denis was just 21 years old at the time.  I believe two of his much younger brothers were actually in the team.

Sadly, Denis suffered a serious brain haemorrhage at the age of 50, which left him with significant brain damage.  Nowadays he lives in a nursing home in Banstead.    Amongst other problems, he has very limited short term memory and confused long term memory.  He does, however, appear to have a good recollection of that time with Little League.  When I told him about the anniversary it brought a great smile to his face, he couldn’t believe it is 50 years.    This association was a happy one for him and he was, I know, proud of their achievements.  He was proud and committed to the principles of Little League.  It is wonderful to think how many youngsters have enjoyed the benefits over so many years.

I would so like to have brought Denis along on Saturday to watch the parade.  I have deliberated over it for many days but it would mean a very, very early start for us and, given the rather cold, grey weather forecast,  I have to accept it’s just not practical.  Hence, I thought I would write to you asking whether it might be possible for you to forward us some photographs of the event, of which I am sure there will be many.  Any video of the occasion would, of course, be a huge bonus.  I will keep an eye on the MLL web site and show Denis any write-ups.  It will give him a lot of pleasure to hear all about it.

I hope you won’t mind me contacting you in this way.  I wish you a very successful celebration on Saturday and offer our best wishes for the next 50 years!

Regards

Gillian O’Carroll