It’ll be great to have football back at the Racecourse this weekend to see some rusty first touches and people looking more out-of-breath than usual after a month off.
We’re happy that the bar remains open for drinks which must be consumed outside. Each team is to have a nominated person who will collect the drinks from a table near the backdoor, and bring them to you. No one should go inside the clubhouse unless it’s to use the toilet or collect/drop off equipment. Do please stick around for a drink after your game if you’re playing at home on Saturday. And please don’t all stand in front of the door!
Please keep to groups of six when socialising and practice social distancing.
Training is back (again!). You will be able to book your place at training online from 6pm on Sunday. You must reserve a spot – you cannot attend without booking. Training takes place at New River Sports Centre.
Men’s training is on Tuesdays 8-9.30pm
Women’s training is on Wednesdays 7-8.30pm
We are looking for a new coach to take the 1-4s training on Tuesday evenings. If you or someone you know would be interested in taking training, please contact Tim Banks.
AP will be again supporting the Rainbow Laces campaign.
We have a supply of Rainbow Laces to distribute to anyone who would like a pair. You can pick them up from the Clubhouse.
Over the last four years Rainbow Laces campaign has helped generate a huge amount of awareness around LGBT people in sport. 12 million people in Britain saw the campaign in November 2018, including 34 per cent of all sport fans. More importantly, Rainbow Laces has helped foster positive attitudes towards LGBT people in sport and persuaded allies to play their part.
Picked and cannot play? You NEED to cry off – certainly let your captain know, but the priority is to let the named cry off officer for the week know – he is the one that will coordinate players moving up the teams to cover your absence!
This week the cry off officer is: Duncan Anderson 07890 950314
Saturday 5th December
1s – SAL Senior Div 2 2pm KO
Bank of England
Meet 1pm @ Bank Of England Sports Ground, Bank Lane, Roehampton, SW15 5JQ
2s – SAL Interm. Div 2 2pm KO
Bank of England
Meet 1pm @ AP Racecourse, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AX
3s – SAL Interm. Div 4 2pm KO
Meet 1.15pm @ University Of Westminster Sports Ground, Cavendish Road, Chiswick, W4 3HU
4s – SAL Junior Div 1 North 2pm KO
Meet 1pm @ EBOG FC, Alan Drive Off Mayes Lane, Barnet, EN5 2PU
5s – SAL Junior Div 2 North 2pm KO
Old Parkonians 5s
Meet 1.15pm @ AP Racecourse, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AX
6s – SAL Junior Div 3 North 2pm KO
Winchmore Hill 6s
Meet 1.15pm @ The Paulin Ground, Fords Grove, Winchmore Hill, N21 2PJ
7s – SAL Junior Div 4 North 2pm KO
Meet 1.15pm @ EBOG FC, Alan Drive Off Mayes Lane, Barnet, EN5 2PUAP Racecourse, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AX
8s – SAL Junior Div 4 North 12pm KO
Meet 11.15am @ AP Racecourse, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AX
9s – Friendly 12pm KO
St James OBs 3s
Meet 11.15am @ Hendon Rugby Club, Barnet Copthall Playing Fields, Champions Way, NW4 1PXAP Racecourse, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AX
Sunday 6th December
Vets – SAL Vets North 2 10.30am KO
Meet 9.45am @ AP Racecourse, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AX