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AGM 11th July 8.00pm at Crown Inn, High Street, Monifieth

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MONIFIETH ATHLETIC FC

To be held on 11th July @ 8.00pm at Crown Inn, High Street, Monifieth

AGENDA

1. Minutes of last AGM

2. Apologies

3. Chairman’s Report

4. Treasurer’s Report

5. Election of Office Bearers

6. Election of additional committee members

7. Election of Charity Trustees

8. Constitution Amendments

9. AOB

MAFC AGM Agenda 2018 (word doc)

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CAT Application by Monifieth Athletic

Monifieth Athletic FC have been actively investigating how to improve the facilities at Riverview Pitches and fundraising for this purpose.

As part of this work, the Club has made a Community Asset Transfer request to Angus Council to extend our lease on the pitches to 99 years and also to purchase the current pavilion building. I am delighted to say our initial request has been accepted by Angus Council as a valid CAT application and we now progress to the next stage We have not been granted the Asset Transfer.

The next stage includes a public consultation period starting today and ending on 7th February 2018, and there will be notices at the pitches shortly in this regard. If you would like to view the application in full and comment to the Council , this will direct you to the correct website: https://www.tellmescotland.gov.uk/notices/angus/

Any support or other comments are welcome and should be directed to CommAssetTransfer@angus.gov.uk

Although this is only the first step, it is exciting opportunity to provide a lasting and sustainable community facility providing sporting opportunities for the growing population of Monifieth and the surrounding area, building on the work done by the Club’s volunteers, committee members and supporters over many years.

Monifieth Athletic Public Notice

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Monifieth Athletic Kit Suppliers

savi monifieth

Savifoot is now our official partner for all of our youth football club as strip and clothing supplier.
They have made our custom home strip and also supply our 2nd strip and all our other training gear.
Having the whole club wearing the same from 5 years old to 19 years old is a great achievement. That’s over 280 kids in total.
11 full youth teams and a Soccer School with over 100 children in it.

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Our UK supplier is through Kit Mart.

Thanks again in helping our club grow.

If you want to order any additional clothing or equipment please look at our Club Shop.

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Walking Football for ages 50 +

Loads of things have slowed down over recent years, like me. The latest addition to the scene is football. Or rather low-impact football, walking football.

What is walking football?
In essence, football without running that more closely resembles the five-a-side than 11-a-side game. It was invented to inspire men over 50 to get more exercise and counter social isolation, and now thousands are rediscovering the joys of football by playing it at a more leisurely pace. We cheat as there is the odd under 50 who gets to play. We currently have a small group who seem to subscribe to the thought below:

Football is in our blood, and we can still do it, sort of.

The rules
There may be 52 rules listed on the WFU’s national tournament website, but the only one that can be agreed on is that one foot must remain on the ground at all times. “If it looks like running,” notes the WFU, “it probably is. Whistle.” Nevertheless, the rule is frequently broken when the players get excited and break into a light jog, the penalty for which is a free kick to the other team. We go with the flow at MAFC.

The areas of dispute
There are many. Some clubs rule the ball should not be kicked above head height, while others have no limit. Should free kicks be direct or indirect? Back passes: in some clubs, the goalkeeper is allowed to handle the ball if it is passed by a defender. For some teams, players are allowed only three touches before they have to pass, while others have no limit. Most clubs have a minimal contact rule, but some say there should be none at all. We don’t mind contact if it’s fair!

The big players
Walking football has won the support of professionals including Harry Kane, Geoff Hurst, Alan Shearer and Fabrice Muamba, so if it is good enough for them, you may just be good enough for it.

Come and give it a try at
Monifieth High School
Thursdays from 7 – 8pm
£30 for October to December
£30 for January to March

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
James Harle on 07895 532909
james@harle.me.uk

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Miller Homes supports grassroots football with Monifieth Athletic sponsorship

Talented young footballers at Monifieth Athletic FC have received a welcome boost from Miller Homes, as the leading housebuilder announces sponsorship of the team for a second year running.

Angus-based Monifieth Athletic FC is a youth football club with teams competing in age groups from under 9’s to under 19’s. The club also runs a coaching school for young primary school children, and is in the midst of setting up Monifieth Athletic FC Soccer School for children aged 9 to 12.

Miller Homes first sponsored the team in 2016 to coincide with the opening of its new show home at the Ashludie Grange development in Monifieth. This year, Miller Homes will support the 2005 team who are transitioning from a 7 a-side to 11 a-side team. Read More

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Soccer School is expanding up the ages

Over the last few months we as a club have been approached by managers, members of the public asking about kids coming and joining Monifieth Athletic teams, in the age brackets where our teams have already formed.

EITHER. Just becoming interested in football or tried it before left and now want to try again. Or just wanting to play football with their pals.

As a result of this we have decided to create an additional Soccer School where kids born 2008/2007/2006 can come along to join the soccer school with intention of seeing if further teams can be developed and created.
We are presently in conversation with Carnoustie Panmure Youth Football to see if necessary we can both supply to potentially form new team.

To form a team it will be parent participation which will take it forward but coaches will assist initially and give any advice needed.
Coaches are all volunteers and run other teams but willing to help get this up and running.

Monifieth Athletic FC Soccer School
Ages 9-12
Saturday 12-1pm
Starting Saturday 18th March 2017

If you are interested then please get in touch via our Facebook page

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Soccer School Update

MAFCs popular soccer school starts back this Saturday 4 February 9.30 – 10.30 at Riverview.  This is open to boys and girls in P1 to P3 years.  The school is run by SFA qualified coaches and concentrates on early touches with a football and learning small sided games. 

This year MAFC will take part in football festivals with other Angus clubs which will be great for the soccer school kids to show off their skills in a non competitive festival.

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SFA quality Mark

Monifieth Athletic FC are really proud to have achieved another SFA quality Mark within the space of one year, to become a Development Club. Once again this is down to the hard work of all coaches and volunteers to ensure we deliver quality football for every player.

The hard work continues towards Community Club status by setting up football for girls and walking football for more senior members of the community.

The MAFC committee want to thank everyone for their continued dedication towards the club. Everything from coaching to running the tea stalls to cheering on the players makes our club a fantastic environment for football development and games.

Quality Mark Clubs

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Barcelona Trip

In early April this year, Monifieth Athletic 2004’s travelled to Spain to take part in the Football Cup Barcelona tournament, an internationally recognised tournament for various age groups, with almost 100 teams taking part. The teams come from all over the world including Indonesia and USA as well as Europe.

The games are played over two days and our boys opened their tournament with a closely contested match against the home club, FCB Escola, eventually losing 3-1. A draw with Lurgan Town FC Vapours led the team to a crunch game against Soccer Elite FA from England with Monifieth needing a win to progress to the quarter finals. The determination of the boys came through and they thoroughly deserved their 3-2 victory against a team of players picked from a FA Academy. There are no individuals singled out as this was a great team performance. Every player (and coach ) contributed to the result and were worthy of the applause at the end. Read More