Cumberland FA are keeping in touch and engaging with the grassroots football community through various methods.
Good News Stories
To keep things positive during this un-nerving time, we want to hear the good news stories from across Cumberland….so please share with us the fantastic things you are doing in these unprecedented times. We can then share these stories with the community from Leagues, Clubs, Referees, Players & Coaches across our social media timelines.
You can email us your good news stories with any positive photos to spread some colour across the county to Media@CumberlandFA.com or tag us on Twitter @CumberlandFA #CFAGoodNews
Engaging with Players and Parents
Do you have any good practice around how you as Clubs or Teams are keeping in touch and engaging with your players and parents? We have heard about some fantastic initiatives such as ‘Zoom’ meet ups instead of training sessions.
Feel free to let us know your ideas and we can share with the Cumberland football community. This is such a difficult time for so many in isolation and your good practice could really make a difference.
Share your Good Practice
(Let us know your Name/Club/Team and your good ideas to keep in touch and engage with your players and/or parents)
The Cumberland Virtual Coaches Coffee Club has been a success with more than 40 local coaches tuning into the relaxed chat with a number of special guests over the 4 sessions.
This week we are delighted to welcome England Futsal Head Coach Michael Skubala, England Futsal legend Steve Daley, The FA's Ian Bateman and Liverpool Academy U11 Coach Ash Higgins.
Visit the Virtual Coaches Coffee Club page to see the previous sessions and sign up for next week.
Virtual Coaches Coffee Club
Referees across the county have been invited to ‘Like’ the Cumberland Referees Association on Facebook to stay in touch and keep active with a number of challenges posted each week. There are also a number of events through The FA available to our registered referees.
Leagues – A dedicated League group for committee members is being established for us to share any news and relevant information and also to bring together the providers of football across Cumberland.
Club Welfare Officers – Coming soon we will be offering a ‘Coffee Club’ style virtual meet up to keep in touch.
Each week we have been pulling together a #ThankYou to #KeyWorkers who are involved in grassroots football across Cumberland. So far we have included almost 80 individuals who are making a difference to their communities and keeping us safe during this time.
We will be making these Thank You videos throughout the lockdown and beyond, so do keep sending them in.
Visit our Playlist on YouTube
30 Day Player Challenge
We’ve put together a #30DayPlayerChallenge for Adult and Youth Teams across the County. We are missing football so much at the moment, and we’re sure you are too. The challenge gives an opportunity to interact not only with us, but also your team – a way of staying in touch and reminding your team-mates you’re thinking of them!
We’ve been running this on our social media over the past week, and we will be publishing the full #30DayPlayerChallenge card soon so teams can use these as they see fit – whether this is in your Facebook groups, WhatsApp groups etc. Keeping in touch with those who you’re so used to seeing and talking to is so important – what better way than a bit of fun?
Keep in touch with us
Although we are at a reduced staffing level, we are still here to help, even if it is just to have a chat about football – feel free to give us a call – for contact details, click on the below link with information on staff over the next few weeks.
Staff & Contact Details