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Dave Bartlam

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  1. 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 👌
  2. 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.
  3. Does it have to be a vets team? Would you be interested in playing in a Flexi Football team?
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Dave Bartlam

    Whole Game Registrations - Drop in Sessions

    Still waiting to hear from Penzance and St Day at the moment mate.
  14. 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
  15. 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
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