Clubhouse & Bar: As advised at the end of July we have been working extremely hard in the past few weeks with risk assessments, signage & the development of operating procedures so that we can safely welcome you back into the Club bar. We can confirm that we successfully re-opened to all on Saturday, 1 August: thank you to everyone that supported us.

Whether there is a match or not we will be opening the clubhouse & the bar every Friday (from 3pm) & Saturday (from 1pm on match days). If you can, please pop in and enjoy a bevvy with us!

Friendly Matches: we have a number of home friendly matches arranged for the next few weeks.

Russell has really excelled in the quality of opposition he has arranged for pre-season warm up games. His list of forthcoming home matches is:

  • Sat 15 Aug: Home v Westbury Utd (3pm)
  • Tues 18 Aug: Home v Plymouth Parkway (7.30pm)
  • Fri 21 Aug: Home v Mousehole (7.30pm)
  • Fri 28 Aug: Home v Taunton Town (7.30pm)
  • Sat 5 Sept: Home v Truro City (3pm)

Currently, due to Government and FA directives the ground will be closed to spectators for these games. Only essential club officials and stewards will be allowed pitch-side during play.

The Clubhouse and bar will be open & operating under the Government’s hospitality venue rules throughout the matches. If you attend the clubhouse for these games you will not be able to watch the match. Access into the club will be through the back-gate off Orchard Way & into the clubhouse through the skittle alley door: this will be policed by stewards. The outside smoking area to the front of the clubhouse has been screened off from the pitch: this will be the only outside area accessible from the clubhouse during play and it will be monitored by stewards during the game to ensure that clubhouse users remain within the screened-off area.

As we all know, Government advice can change daily: If the directive regarding spectators attending friendlies changes we will advise you immediately via the club website & our social media accounts

We have already had a number of volunteers come forward to help us with match day stewarding duties. If you are interested in volunteering too please get in touch – by responding to this email or by phoning me – so we can build up a list of stewards that can be called upon. All stewards get the perk of free entry to the ground on match days and a cup of Cath’s/Jenny’s tea at half-time!

Membership Subs for 20/21: It’s that time of year when membership subs become due for the new season. Subs this year are still extremely cheap & exceptionally good value at £10 per couple and £6 for a single personEvery fully paid up member will get discounted drinks prices at the bar.

I attach a membership form with this email that you can print off, fill in & return with your fee to the club bar. Membership forms are also available in person at the bar.

Bingo: it is still intended to re-start in early-September: keep an eye on the website & social media for the exact date.

Many thanks for your continuing help & support.

Stay safe and well, and we hope to see you in the club soon.

Regards

Mike Hawkins

On behalf of Willand Rovers FC