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SAFEGUARDING COURSE

Course – Safeguarding Award

Venue – Newtown AFC

Date – 25th January

Time – 6.30pm

Booking – Login via Welsh football trust website

Availability – 6 places

FAW REVALIDATION REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Information from Mark Roberts, Level 2 Coach Education Manager at the FAW Trust:

Our Regional Grassroots Coaching Conferences across Wales, delivered to provide coaches who hold an FAW Football Leaders Award or C Certificate, the opportunity to gain 6 CPD hours towards revalidating their qualification.
I can now confirm all dates are now live via www.fawcourses.com and coaches can start registering for the awards; dates and direct links below.

12th March 2017 – Bangor University – https://www.fawcourses.com/products/12-march-2017—grassroots-coaching-conference–542

19th March 2017 – Dragon Park – https://www.fawcourses.com/products/19-march-2017—grassroots-coaching-conference–543

26th March 2017 – Newtown FC – https://www.fawcourses.com/products/26-march-2017—grassroots-coaching-conference–544

9th April 2017       – University of South Wales – https://www.fawcourses.com/products/9-april-2017—grassroots-coaching-conference–545

30th April 2017    – Glyndwr University – https://www.fawcourses.com/products/30-april-2017—grassroots-coaching-conference–546

7th May 2017       – Coleg Sir Gar – https://www.fawcourses.com/products/7-may-2017—grassroots-coaching-conference–547

If Coaches wish to book on multiple awards, they are best to access the following link – https://www.fawcourses.com/category/grassroots

If you have any further questions on the conferences, please contact Mark Roberts at FAW Trust;

mark.roberts@fawtrust.cymru or 01633 282911 or 07792 265764

NEW REFEREE’S COURSE

CWFA are holding a referees’ course in the media room of Newtown FC starting January 9th 2017, 7pm until 9pm. The course will be held twice a week with the proposed exam date on Wednesday 1st February. The course dates are as follows:
All times 7pm – 9pm

Monday Jan 9th, Wednesday Jan 11th, Tuesday 17th Jan, Thursday 19th Jan, Monday 23rd Jan, Thursday 26th Jan, Monday 30th Jan, Wednesday Feb 1st

Twenty-two of our 95 registered referees have or would reach the current [working] retirement age in the next 5 years, with another 13 reaching that age in the next 10 years. The vast majority of these referees can officiate at Mid Wales League level and above. Given the increased demand at all levels above recreational football, there are insignificant numbers currently available should these referees’ decide to retire whilst maintaining todays levels in the Montgomeryshire, Aberystwyth, Mid Wales South and Cardiganshire Leagues. Many reading this email will be aware of matches being played at recreational level without officials this season, where in an a ideal world CWFA would have at least another 13 registered referees’ available. These projections don’t account for referees’ stopping ahead of time (due to relocation, work, personal, injury, abuse, etc) but a fair assumption is an additional 5 volunteers would be required every season on top of what is needed today.
For someone passing the exam in February 2017, it will take at least 3 seasons before they can officiate in the Mid Wales League. Whilst the recreational leagues would have an immediate benefit of a new volunteer, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire and Montgomeryshire Leagues could experience a critical shortage in the next 5-10 years as referee’s progress up the levels. An knock on effect for the Mid Wales League would be the reliance of having to use more officials from Radnorshire, which would mean an increase in travel expenses for some clubs. Debate may have to be had about having more mid-week fixtures at all levels to either save on travel expenses or spread a thinning pool of officials.
Although this course is being held in Newtown, CWFA would like to hold courses in other areas throughout 2017. To justify the cost, time and effort we need volunteers to put their name forward (of either sex and above 14 years of age) so that we know where the courses have to be held.
If anyone wishes to volunteer please send an email to refereesofficer@zoho.com with your contact details or call any of the phone numbers below.’
Assistant Referees Officers
Cardiganshire: Dylan Griffiths (07999345802)

Montgomeryshire: Ali Nicoll (07718914140)

Radnorshire: David Horne (07873 382085)
FAW Revalidation regional conferences

As you are aware, each year the FAW Trust runs Regional Grassroots Coaching Conferences across Wales in order to provide coaches who hold an FAW Football Leaders Award or C Certificate, the opportunity to gain 6 CPD hours towards revalidating their qualification.
Please see the confirmed dates below for each region

12th March 2017 – Bangor University

19th March 2017 – Dragon Park

26th March 2017 – Newtown FC

9th April 2017       – University of South Wales

30th April 2017    – Glyndwr University

7th May 2017       – Coleg Sir Gar

Please note that these dates are not yet available to book on www.fawcourses.com, however they will be launched in January and the Trust will advisewhen they have gone live on the website.

All of the conferences take place on a Sunday and the Trust is aware that Junior League matches are usually scheduled for a Sunday which may result in a conflict for some coaches.

Therefore, as in previous seasons and something that has worked extremely well previously, they once again kindly request, if where possible, that the dates above in our region are avoided when organising fixtures in order to minimise the potential barriers that coaches may come across when attempting to fulfil their CPD requirement.

Radnorshire Referees’ Association of Wales Branch

The Radnorshire RA have secured the services of Eddie King, the National Assistant Referees Coach for a daytime session on Sunday November 20th at Builth Wells FC. It will be an outdoor and indoor session so it should be a good day. RRA would like to invite all CWFA referees to this event. There will be food provided as well after the session.

If interested please inform Chris Corfield directly using cdcorfield@btinternet.com ASAP.

LADIES FOOTBALL – TURN UP AND PLAY EVENT

There will be a turn up and play Ladies Football event on the 3G pitch at Latham Park Newtown on 6th November at 11.00 am.

Please help broadcast this event – poster attached please print off and distribute

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REFEREES TRAINING EVENT

Central Wales Football Association are hosting a referee’s training event on July 31st 2016 at 7.15pm (7.30pm start). This event is open to all grades of referees.
Location: Newtown FC, Latham Park, Newtown, SY16 1EN
Speakers: CWFA

Topics: 2016/17 Law Updates

RETURN SUBSTITUTIONS

Following the AGM of the Central Wales FA on 12th July 2016, a permanent Rule change has now been made allowing Return Substitutions in all Leagues and their associated cup competitions played exclusively at Recreational Level. Return Substitutions are also permitted in the J Emrys Morgan Cup which is a competition for clubs playing exclusively at Recreational Level.

JUNIOR LEAGUE REGIONAL BOUNDARIES

The Junior League Regional Boundaries as approved by the Council of the Central Wales FA are published in the Club Centre page of this web-site. Attention is also drawn to the Rule changes at Rules 12.10 to 12.12 of the CWFA Rules which you can download from the Rules page on this site

RULES UPDATE

At its AGM on 12th July, the Council of the Central Wales Association has adopted the rule changes circulated to Clubs prior to the AGM and which had prior approval of FAW. The up to date Rules can be found in the Rules page within this site together with the up to date Rules of the FAW. You will also find the CWFA’s Social Media Policy and I take this opportunity to remind clubs, officials and players to be careful in the use of social media. We will and have taken disciplinary action against those who have used social media to bring the game into disrepute. We know intuitively where the line is drawn, do not cross it!

Message from Eleri Williams – McDonalds Community Football Days

Dear Clubs

Hope all is well and enjoyed the Euro 2016 tournament  

 For those who don’t know me, my name is Eleri Williams and I am the Partnership Manager for the Welsh Football Trust, covering the Central Wales Region.

 Following on from the success in 2015, in which lucky winners enjoyed visits from Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy, the Football Association of Wales/Welsh Football Trust and McDonald’s have now launched the 2016 Community Football Day. The McDonald’s Community Football Day would create the opportunity to get more youngsters and parents actively involved in football, with an added opportunity for community clubs to increase membership. McDonald’s Community Football day is a fun football festival day lead by the local football club to deliver a football opening to anyone and everyone.

If you are an accredited club and interested in running a community football day but haven’t registered as of yet, then please follow the link below for more information and registration. Following registration, you will receive an online tool kit to assist you organising your club day.

Please note – Events to take place from now until August 31st 2016. We will also need information in relation to participation figures of the day by September 30th 2016.  

http://www.welshfootballtrust.org.uk/McDonaldsCommunityFootballDay.ink

All Clubs will receive a bag of footballs and a tool kit to support the running of the event.

If you need any additional support and guidance in running the event, then please do not hesitate to contact me via my email or number below.
Eleri Williams Partnership Manager

Welsh Football Trust / Ymddiriedolaeth Bel Droed Cymru Dragon Park, National Football Development Centre, NISV, Newport, NP19 4RA /

Parc y Ddraig, Y Ganolfan Datblygu Pêl-droed Genedlaethol, NISV, Casnewydd, NP19 4RA (Tel / Ffon)    07789371693
EDWINA EVANS

With sadness we report the passing of Mrs Edwina Evans the widow of our former Discipline Secretary, Secretary and President, MR D O Evans.

The funeral will take place in Kerry next Friday

CENTRAL WALES YOUTH CUP

Please note that this season’s Central Wales Youth Cup Final will be played as follows:-
Friday April 29, 2016

Central Wales Youth Cup Final (at Newtown) (8.00ko)

Llanfyllin Town v Llanidloes Town  (Officials to be appointed)

TOM BRADSHAW

Congratulations to Tom Bradshaw on his first senior Welsh Cap last night in the warm up friendly against the Ukraine. Tom was a 70th minute substitute and did very well in the time he had.

Although born in Shrewsbury, Tom was brought up in Tywyn and played in the Bro Dysynni junior league. He was also a member of the Aberystwyth Town Academy and progressed to play for Aberystwyth Town first team including an appearance in the Welsh Cup final as a sixteen year old. Tom went on to join Shrewsbury Town before joining Walsall where he has been banging in the goals.

A proud night for Central Wales. Well done Tom and fingers crossed for selection for the Euros!

J EMRYS MORGAN CUP FINAL

Llandysul 0 v Llanfair United 2

Congratulations to Llanfair United on winning this season’s J Emrys Morgan Cup.

Also a big ‘Thank You’ to CPD Penrhyncoch FC for agreeing to stage the game and their assistance in the Final arrangements.

MR KENWYN O PARRY

The funeral service of Mr Kenwyn Parry, Life Vice President of the Cambrian Tyres Aberystwyth League and President and loyal stalwart of Dolgellau AA FC, will be held on the 29th March, 12 noon, at the St Mary’s Church, Dolgellau

REFEREES TRAINING COURSE

A new referees training course begins on 6th October at Aberystwyth Town Football Club, Park Avenue. The start time is 7.30 pm and the first session continues until 9:30 pm. There is a £15.00 examination fee.

If you are interested, come along and sign up for the course

INTER-ASSOCIATION COMPETITION

CWFA – U18 SQUAD WHICH PLAYERS WILL BE SELECTED FROM TO PLAY AGAINST THE NEWFA AT NEWTOWN PATHWAY LATHAM PARK.

ON WEDNESDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2015-8-00 pm

Jac Rimmer – Aberystwyth, Liam Jaques – Aberystwyth, Liam Berner – Aberystwyth, Gwion Pugh Jones – Aberystwyth, Thomas Jones – Aberystwyth, Sion Ewart – Bow Street, Alex Jones – Caersws, Ryan Davies – Hay St. Marys, Joshua Astley – Llanfair, Danny Foulkes – Llanfair, Oliver Woods – Newtown, Lyndon Jones – Newtown, Dafydd Carruthers – Rhayader, Kieron Jones – Machynlleth, Jacob Hutchson – Machynlleth, James Ingleston – Machynlleth, Ed Harding – Welshpool, Sam Evans – Welshpool, Sam Bowers – Welshpool, Steve Roberts – Welshpool

RULES UPDATE

Visit the Rules page to see the updated Rules of CWFA, the FAW Rules and the CWFA Social Media Policy.

 

 

 

If you have some helpful suggestions for the site please contact me, David Hinton Jones, General Secretary CWFA, dhjones@morrisbates.co.uk

We’re getting there slowly!!

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