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  1. Dave Bartlam

    Looking for somewhere....

    Storm FC Interest you?
  2. Dave Bartlam

    Mousehole Thirds Fold

    Mousehole Thirds have folded.
  3. Just to get a few things clear here... It’s all well and good blaming the Trelawny FIxtures Secretary for the fixturimg last season; but he couldn’t help most of what happened. It was his first season in the seat having never done the role before. It wasn’t him that pissed on every pitch for hours on end each day that caused them to waterlog. It wasn’t him that said the teams couldn’t play midweek at the start - a lot of teams said they couldn’t play. As for the cup competitions, despite being a league officer, I was critical of how the league went about cancelling the cups. It could have been done in a much better way. Lesson learnt there. However, it was obvious that cancelling the cups was the correct decision considering that league games were still being played on the days leading up to the end of the season. There were no complaints at the AGM which showed that the teams supported the decision, although they did state the way in which it was done wasn’t the best. Again, that lesson has been learnt. I proposed a rule change this year suggesting that if a club fails to raise a team on its first occasion, the financial penalty be £0. This was rejected by the clubs. A financial penalty is a deterrent. The clubs realise that, hence the rejection. The photo ID checks, I believe are only being done by the Trelawny League. It takes a moment to upload a photo and with 99% of the population now having a smartphone with a camera, it’s easy. Again, 99% of the population have an email address so to sign for a club via email is extremely practical as well as money saving (paper). It makes transfers much easier aswell. ID checks - if teams were honest and played players legally and in accordance with league rules, there’d be no need for ID checks. A lot of youngsters these days get their provisional driving license and passports when they can, so ID checks have actually been pretty good thus far (350 registered), only two people have had to use the last resort option - birth certificate. The ID checks and photos are also not an annual check - there’s five years between checks. The Trelawny League are moving forward with the times faster than any other league in Cornwall, maybe even the country. We are using technology even more these days because that is the way the world is evolving. The Combination league teams still have to send teamsheets in the post - ask their member clubs what they would rather do. Its also massively important to mention that the support network that I have put in place for our clubs is second to none. I’ve hosted drop in sessions, presentation evenings, online Facebook live demos; I’ve created step by steps, easy to follow documents and been available to answer calls, texts and emails 14 hours a day. The clubs voted unanimously to go this way and after the hard work is done this season (uploading photos, updating profiles etc), the registration process will literally take three clicks for the administrators and players next season. Im not sure if you've seen any of the presentations or paid any interest in the Whole Game Registration System itself; if you haven’t, give me a call sometime and I’ll run through it with you. It’s a great system once you get the hang of it (it doesn’t take long).
  4. Dave Bartlam

    Looking for new club...

    Storm are looking for players (to prevent them folding). I've managed to get them 4 so far so they aren't too far off
  5. One of my concerns is that clubs don’t do enough to actually recruit players. You don’t see many posts on social media from these clubs actually trying to find players. I run the Trelawny League Page - I put a plea out last week trying to get people to share a status so that I can attract players to play in our Flexible Football League. It got shared 8 times... not once by a club page! That’s 8 people from the 2454 people that saw the post! The best way to reach people/players these days is by Social Media - I follow the majority of our local clubs on Facebook and it is extremely rare that I see any of the clubs making a public plea for players. Even the teams who were struggling to field teams last season made no such plea on their own social media pages! I find that bonkers. All clubs down in the West should be sharing my posts regarding the Flexi League and all of the players and club volunteers should be spreading the word. Why, I hear you ask... because these guys that I hope to get into the Flexi League will hopefully enjoy it. They will enjoy playing football and this would be what was needed to convince them to join a Saturday side. By them enjoying the football and thus joining a Saturday side, that is an extra player for a team! He may then get some mates playing, which would again boost numbers at these teams. Have I seen anyone other than myself actively promoting the Flexi League? Nope. That bothers me because it was a success last season; it attracted 103 players that weren’t registered to a Saturday side! I’ve already seen a couple of those players register for a Trelawny side this season! That’s what it’s about! Everyone involved in football can see that there is a shortage of players and volunteers, yet very few are actively trying to help fix the problem - and that’s the struggle that I face in my attempt to recruit players. One voice alone can not be heard by many, however a number of voices can! Let's get people playing again Cornwall 👌
  6. Dear all, It has been requested by a number of Trelawny clubs that I stage another Drop In session for the Whole Game Registration process. Im pretty much stacked all week now so this is not really viable. To help our clubs, I will be hosting a Facebook Live presentation and demonstration tomorrow evening on the Trelawny League Facebook page. This will kick off at 7pm Any club volunteers across any league that are adopting the new system are invited to join the page,watch the presentation and ask questions.
  7. Does it have to be a vets team? Would you be interested in playing in a Flexi Football team?
  8. Dear all, The second and final of the Trelawny League Whole Game Registrations Drop-In Sessions takes place tomorrow (Thursday, 12th July) at St Day Football Club. The presentation will kick off at 7pm and lasts approximately 1 hour. I will then offer one-to-one (or group if applicable) training at the end for those that need specific guidance. It is highly recommended that Club Registration Secretary's and Club Secretary's attend - particularly if they feel they may struggle with the system. Tea and coffee will be available. Wi-Fi is available also so if you would like to bring your laptop or tablet (ensure it's fully charged), please feel free. This session is also available to other Leagues so please feel free to attend. Any questions, please contact tlregsec@outlook.com
  9. Dave Bartlam

    Whole Game Training

    Hi Josh, Not recording it I'm afraid - Although I suppose I could try and do it? I'll see what the wifi is like at St Day tomorrow
  10. Dave Bartlam

    Whole Game Training

    Glad to hear it. Easy enough to do once you get the hang of it. It's easier for the combo league as they don't have to do ID checks or photos. There's a step by step on our Full Time website if required
  11. Dave Bartlam

    Whole Game Training

    Dear all, The second and final of the Trelawny League Whole Game Registrations Drop-In Sessions takes place tomorrow (Thursday, 12th July) at St Day Football Club. The presentation will kick off at 7pm and lasts approximately 1 hour. I will then offer one-to-one (or group if applicable) training at the end for those that need specific guidance. It is highly recommended that Club Registration Secretary's and Club Secretary's attend - particularly if they feel they may struggle with the system. Tea and coffee will be available. Wi-Fi is available also so if you would like to bring your laptop or tablet (ensure it's fully charged), please feel free. This session is also available to other Leagues so please feel free to attend. Any questions, please contact tlregsec@outlook.com
  12. I was told that if Marazion are accepted into the League, Mousehole Thirds would fold. As it happens, both teams will remain in the league. I'm not sure where Marazion/Mousehole are getting the extra players from, I hope they are bringing a few new lads in and getting people back playing again. I am disappointed that they appear to have deceived the Trelawny Committee and Clubs at the AGM (and prior to that) but I also hope that the resurrection of Marazion and the continuing membership of Mousehole Thirds will allow more players to play the game we know and love. The other thing I hope doesn't happen is that the "superstars" of the club who are coming in from near and far do not drop down to Trelawny Division Four to embarrass our clubs - like they did on a few occasions in last season's Flexi League, hence why we are not inviting the club to field a team this season. I must admit I hope that for the sake of Cornish Football (Grassroots football), this is not just a move in a game of football chess. The above is my own opinion and not that of the Trelawny league.
  13. Who's interested in playing for Trelawny League Football Club in our Flexi League this year? I am going to form a new club (maybe two depending on numbers) for players who don't play football for a Saturday team but want to play midweek! We are looking for players! Interested? Let me know! There's no commitment required - I just need a minimum of 11 players a week. Details The team will play a minimum of seven games over a 14 week period (each season is 14 weeks long). Teams will also be invited to play in a tournament involving the other Flexi League teams in the County Cost - £2 per game (One hour games) - Where else gives you that sort of value? No signing on fee, no extra costs... Just £2 a game! Wednesday nights - Penwith College, Penzance Match shirt supplied - Nike socks and shorts can be purchased from us for £10 (bargain) Water bottles supplied on the night FA Qualified Referees Minimal administration (We just need to register you for Insurance purposes) Want anymore details? Just ask!
  14. Who's interested in playing for Trelawny League Football Club in our Flexi League this year? I am going to form a new club (maybe two depending on numbers) for players who don't play football for a Saturday team but want to play midweek! We are looking for players! Interested? Let me know! There's no commitment required - I just need a minimum of 11 players a week. Details The team will play a minimum of seven games over a 14 week period (each season is 14 weeks long). Teams will also be invited to play in a tournament involving the other Flexi League teams in the County Cost - £2 per game (One hour games) - Where else gives you that sort of value? No signing on fee, no extra costs... Just £2 a game! Wednesday nights - Penwith College, Penzance Match shirt supplied - Nike socks and shorts can be purchased from us for £10 (bargain) Water bottles supplied on the night FA Qualified Referees Minimal administration (We just need to register you for Insurance purposes) Want anymore details? Just ask! We all know players that no longer play!! Help me to increase participation by letting them know about the Flexi League.
  15. Dave Bartlam

    Trelawny League AGM

    I was sorry to hear this Mangle, particularly after such a great effort to get games played last season. As a side note, please encourage the guys who played for you last season who won’t be playing this season for whatever reason to consider the Flexi League. I’ve just put a new thread up - please point them in my direction mate - let’s keep them involved in the game and hopefully, once they can commit, we can get them back playing for you.
  16. The Trelawny league will hopefully be hosting three drop in sessions for club representatives to attend which will give them the help they need to use the Whole Game system for player registrations. The first session will be held on Monday, 9th July at 7pm at Penryn Football Club. I will hopefully secure two more venues within the near future - Penzance and St Day hopefully. I am aware that the Combination League are using the system this season aswell yet I haven't heard of anything official from the League themselves regarding training etc. If you are a member of a Combination League club and you want to come and learn about the system, I am happy to host you. If interested in attending, please let me know. 9th July 7pm Penryn Football Club 12th July 7pm St Day Football Club Dave Bartlam
  17. Dave Bartlam

    Whole Game Registrations - Drop in Sessions

    The other Drop in Session will be held at St Day Football Club in Thursday, 12th July at 7pm. I haven’t heard from Penzance so unfortunately it’s looking unlikely that we can hold one there.
  18. Dave Bartlam

    Whole Game Registrations - Drop in Sessions

    Still waiting to hear from Penzance and St Day at the moment mate.
  19. The Trelawny league will hopefully be hosting three drop in sessions for club representatives to attend which will give them the help they need to use the Whole Game system for player registrations. The first session will be held on Monday, 9th July at 7pm at Penryn Football Club. I will hopefully secure two more venues within the near future - Penzance and St Day hopefully. I am aware that the Combination League are using the system this season aswell yet I haven't heard of anything official from the League themselves regarding training etc. If you are a member of a Combination League club and you want to come and learn about the system, I am happy to host you. If interested in attending, please let me know. Dave Bartlam
  20. Dave Bartlam

    Sin Bin Feedback

    To the best of my knowledge, the ones that trialled it last year will keep it. The ones that didn’t trial it don’t have to this year, although if at step seven or below, they will have to adopt it next season. A further 60 or league's have taken the scheme on this season
  21. Dave Bartlam

    Sin Bin Feedback

    Yep. All of us.
  22. Dave Bartlam

    Trelawny League AGM

    Nope, because ours still show all our previous seasons. When the two systems integrate, Whole Game basically creates a new season in Full Time based on the information County have put in (which is where we have had an issue). The only explanation I can think of for not seeing any of the previous seasons on the Combination League’s Full Time site is either they have a new Full Time website (which I doubt judging by the hit counter) or they have hidden their previous seasons for some reason. They may not have even realised - easy fix though if they want to show previous seasons. One confusing thing I have seen however is that there are three cup results showing on the front page from last season - they need to be archived (and assigned to the 17/18 season). The OCD side of me would also like to see them update the team names I.e Pendeen (Rovers), Lizard (Argyle), Fal Town (Falmouth Town Reserves) etc.
  23. Dave Bartlam

    Trelawny League AGM

    Not a problem at all.
  24. Dave Bartlam

    Trelawny League AGM

    No teams have folded since the end of the season which is fantastic news. The new season and league structure can now be found on our Full Time website. There has been a few issues merging both Full Time and Whole Game (which we expected). You guys shouldn’t see any of these issues, however just bare with me for a few days whilst I trawl the site and eradicate all the errors and make the necessary adjustments - most of which you won’t see anyway as they are down to the administration side of things. @Paul Collings and @cornishteddyboy I am putting a list of the errors that I have found into an email for County as the majority of them are due to the details they hold on their system. There are quite a few errors which will need to sorted prior to Full Time becoming functional - do you want me to CC you both in? Also, I’m now used to the registration system (which has worked well with full time) so if you guys need any advice and don’t want to badger Richard up at County, please let me know as I’m happy to help
  25. Dave Bartlam

    Four Lanes AFC

    Good to see Spencer back involved with local football
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