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Lee Rangers Newsletter

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Welcome to the first Lee like about the club, and to You can also email me at any
Parent’s 2 Rangers Newsletter. I have get your ideas for our con- time with your ideas and
been asked by my fellow tinuous improvement. I will feedback. My email address:
committee members to be the also take the opportunity to
Events 3
Parent Liaison and Commu- share with you the latest up- If you do not have email
nications Officer for the club dates from the club and also access, please pass on your
The FA this season. What a grand message to your team man-
Respect title! What it really means is ager whom I am sure will get
that the club needs someone your message to me by hook
dedicated to ensuring a two- or by crook.
Volunteer 4 way flow of information
Coaches between club and parents This club is going places. It’s
Needed (including guardians, carers, an exciting time to be a part
grandparents and all you of Lee Rangers. The ultimate
Fundraising 4 other lovely people that bring beneficiaries of our transfor-
Night Out your kids to matches on cold mation will be our children.
winter’s mornings). To get more involved, please
Become A 5 see the article in this news-
Parent This Newsletter is a first step letter about the recent parents
Member towards this goal. Addition- meeting… and don’t forget
ally, I hope to get to at least to read the bit about becom-
Our Beloved 6 ing a Parent Member!
one match or training session
for every team this season, at answer any questions you
which time I will be speak- may have (if I don’t have the Yours in football,
ing to you to get your ideas answer, I will find someone Stephen
on what you like and don’t who does).

Superstars Postponed
We were planning to have term sick leave. We wish
our annual Superstars event him a speedy recovery. We
on Sunday 14th September at will be organising a future
Lee Junior School. Unfortu- event and as soon as this is
nately we had to cancel this planned all Parents and Man-
event as the school’s policy agers will be informed. We
insists on attendance by its do apologise for this unfortu-
Caretaker who is on long nate circumstance.
Parent’s Meeting

The Com- plan, and in response to number of expenses in-

mittee questions from the audi- volved in running our club.
would like ence, Martin clarified for These expenses leave us
to thank all the attendees why the club with very little surplus.
those that is so concerned about fan Every penny counts.
attended the behaviour at matches. The
Parent’s fact is that due to a number Parent Liaison – Yours
Meeting last incidents over the last year, truly took five minutes to
month. This Lee Rangers is not viewed explain the purpose of my
was a great in the best light by the role in the club and encour-
success with League and if incidents aged everyone to bring me
a lot of two- continue, we will be your ideas… and not to
Parent’s Meeting way sharing of information ejected from the League. expect me to think of eve-
Lee Community Centre and ideas. Thankfully with respect, rything!
4th September 2008 common sense and re-
Here is a brief recap of straint from all, we will be I hope the above has whet
what we covered: able to remove this percep- your appetite enough to
tion. We all have a role to come to the next meeting
Club Vision – Our Chair- play in ensuring this hap- in November. Please see
man, Manny Martins, gave pens. the Events Calendar sec-
everyone an insight into tion for more details.
his vision and dreams for Financial Update – Our
our club. “Football for all” Treasurer, Steve Butter-
and our own ground were worth, gave an up-
high on this list. Nobody date of the club’s
can accuse this guy of financial situation
thinking small! and shared with eve-
ryone where your
Club Growth Plans – Our annual fees are being
Vice Chairman, Martin invested.
Lee, gave an overview of
the club’s five-year plan It was interesting to
with an emphasis on the learn that even
reasons for our pursuit of though our 200+
FA Charter Status. membership fees
bring in a few thousand
In addition to the five-year pounds, there are an equal

Club Awareness in the Community

“I moved to Lee a

year ago with my

wife and boys… I

One feedback point given in our schools, the library, & Gosport Libraries and
had no idea about in the parents meeting was and the community centre. Gosport Council Offices.
that we are not doing Alverstoke schools along
Lee Rangers or
enough to get the club’s You may have noticed that with Grange Juniors are
where to get more name (and contact info) implementation of this has also planned.
out into the community. already begun; flyers can
now be seen at Lee Junior If you have any additional
There were some immedi- & Infant schools, Gomer ideas regarding where we
ate ideas suggested within Juniors, Bay House, Elson should advertise the club,
the meeting, such as flyers Infants, Lee, Stubbington please do let us know.



Events Calendar
In addition to all the matches
and training, you can now look Wednesday Wednesday
forward to these events too: 13th May 2009 8th July 2009
Parents/Community Signing-on Evening
Wednesday Meeting
Lee Community Centre
19th November 2008 Lee Community Centre
Parents/Community 8:00pm
Lee Community Centre Wednesday
8:00pm 1st July 2009
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday Lee Community Centre
18th February 2009 8:00pm “It is great to now
Parents/Community see the whole pitch
and game without
Lee Community Centre
8:00pm having to edge

forward to look
around people. It

also makes it a lot

The FA Respect Campaign Barriers

easier for the

linesman and

coaches to run the

lines and for the
If you have watched Match of ronment for everyone to en- will follow suit. players to take
the Day, Sky Sports, or any joy football”
their throw in’s”
other program covering the We all love to cheer our teams
professional game in England Lee Rangers Youth Football on and I know personally how
this season, you will have Club is supporting this cam- difficult it is to keep myself
heard about The FA’s Respect paign wholeheartedly and we back from the lines in the dy-
Campaign by now. encourage everyone involved ing seconds of a game when
in the club to embrace this ini- we’re one goal down! But this
From The FA web site: tiative. You can find more in- is a serious business and the
formation about The FA Re- FA is very clear about what is
“Respect is The FA's pro- spect Campaign at http:// expected of teams and fans. If
gramme of activities to one of us were to cross the line
combat unacceptable be- Respect/ it can get the club into some
haviour in our game at serious issues with the league,
every level - on the pitch Many of you will have noticed regardless of intent.
and from the sidelines. that we now have the new FA
Respect Campaign Barriers at So please support The FA’s
This was the No.1 priority most of our home matches. It is Respect Campaign and help
emerging from the biggest encouraging to have already ensure our matches are a joy to
opinion survey to date of received some good comments watch for many years to come.
grassroots football in Eng- from referees and
land. It was carried out in opponents who
late 2007 and directly in- attended our first
formed The FA's National home games this
Game Strategy, published in season. Lee
March 2008. Rangers is lead-
ing the way here
We hope that Respect will and we are sure
ensure a safe, positive envi- many other clubs

Volunteer Coaches Needed

Do you have children You will be given FA minimum of one weekend
between the ages of six Coaching and will attend morning per week to cover
and eight that would like additional courses such as training sessions and/or
to play in Lee Rangers Emergency Aid Sports matches, plus occasional
colours?! Do you fancy Injuries & Safeguarding weekends to attend the
yourself as the next Harry Children. You will also courses mentioned. You
Redknapp or Sir Alex benefit from the support will also need the patience
It Ferguson?! If so, you are and assistance of our of Job!
Could just the person we need to highly qualified Head
Be get our new U8 or U7 Coach - a Development Coaches do not need to
YOU! teams started. Officer with the FA. We have children at the club,
also supply all your kit so please pass this News-
Currently there are no (except boots and shin letter on to any friends you
teams at this level, even guards). This commitment think will relish this oppor-
though we know there are from the Club will we hope tunity.
children keen to join out result in the continued
there. We are looking for training and development Coaches are rewarded with
passionate helpers who of all our players as per our the satisfaction of forever
would enjoy helping chil- Development Plan. having a special place in
dren develop their football the hearts and memories of
and social skills. You will need to give a a lot of children.


Lee Rangers are going to have a night out at the Dogs at the
Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium on Friday 24th October.
We are looking to book 100 tickets, so will be done on a first
come first served basis.
If anyone is interested please let your team
manager know or contact Dave Orpin
02392556460 or Adrian Dykes 02392552498
Under 14a Manager and Coach.
Cost to be arranged but will not be too much.
Transport to the dogs will be arranged.
Tickets are already selling FAST!



Become a Parent Member...

Winning Manager cost £2 per year and for that
Angela Lewis, you get to vote on key club
Go on… U17 Cup Finalist decisions, take up committee
You know Manager Mark posts, and attend key meetings
you want Vincent, and that affect the running of the
other glowing club and its future direction.
football personali-
ties. If this pros- To become a Parent Member,
pect leaves you please contact Jeanette Orpin
For the bargain price of £2 per weak at the knees you can al-
year, you too can rub shoulders ways come and sit with me in
with the elite of the football the naughty kids corner for a
world… No, not Steven Ger- swift pint (real ale please).
rard or Gary Linekar… I’m
talking about U11A League & Seriously though, we would “Lee Rangers Youth
Cup Winning Manager Liam love to have more Parent Football club will not
Taylor, UllB Fair Play Award Members in the club. It does use your personal
information for
anything except club
business. Never ever!
We won’t sell it,

Do We Have Your Latest Contact Info?

trade it, advertise it…
We wont even laugh
at your
photographs… Okay,
we may laugh at your
photographs, but your
While information is regularly While email is our preferred or to Glenn Broadway for Mini personal details are
updated on our web site, we do method of communication due Soccer at safe with us… We
sometimes want to get impor- to cost and speed, we realise
tant communications into your not everyone has this facility. You can also call Glenn on
hands quickly. For this reason, 07917 403040.
it is very important that we Please send any changes to
have your latest contact infor- your contact information to If you are not sure what we
mation on file at all times. This Jeanette Orpin for Youth Soc- currently have on file, send it
information will never be used cer at anyway and we will double-
for non-Lee Rangers business. check it.

I hope you have enjoyed read- In addition to this Newsletter,
ing our first club newsletter. please visit our information-
We are planning to release packed web site
these quarterly and would as often
warmly welcome your feed-
back for this edition and your as you can to get the latest up-
suggestions for future editions. dates in the world of Lee
Let me know at Rangers Youth Football Club.
Lee Rangers
Youth Football Club
The home of youth football
in Lee-on-the-Solent

Contact Us
Your team manager is always your first
point of contact. In addition to your
Chairman Manny Martins
manager, feel free to contact these lovely
Vice Chairman Martin Lee
folks for anything else regarding Lee
Treasurer Steve Butterworth
Rangers Youth Football Club:
Head Coach Steve Stone
Youth Secretary Jeanette Orpin
Jeanette Orpin
Mini Soccer Secretary Glenn Broadway
Club Secretary Michelle Gillies
Child Protection Officer Fiona Todd
Glenn Broadway
Child Protection Officer Angela Lewis
Fundraising Adrian Dykes
07917 403040
Social Events Organiser Dave Orpin
Communications Stephen Moss
More contact details are available on the
web site.

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