CFA Christmas Message

Seasons Greetings

A Christmas Message from Cumberland FA CEO Ben Snowdon

A message from Cumberland FA CEO Ben Snowdon 

Seasons Greetings 

As the County FA closes for business until Tuesday 4th January 2022; on behalf of Cumberland FA, I would like to wish the whole of the Grassroots Football Community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Whilst all the CFA staff are technically on leave until this time. We will be checking generic e-mail accounts and you can see how you can keep in touch with us over the festive period here

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Usually, I take the opportunity to review the season to date and look ahead to the dawn of a New Year.  

However, I have sat for a long time and this is proving to be very difficult.  I think I may, like many others, be struggling with ‘Covid-Fatigue’  

So, I must be honest and say that I don’t know what or how 2022 will bring or begin.  I am not clever or informed enough to know what the plans are and how these may or may not affect football.  I didn’t even know that I could call having a glass of wine and some cheese work!!!  

Instead, I guess all that I can do with any certainty is to be here, in the now.  It’s about ‘controlling the controllable’ and being kind to ourselves and to others.  Appreciating the things, we have around us and doing the things that we think are correct and make us and them happy.  

It’s recognising that 2021 has again been tough for everyone – for so many different reasons.   But that, means that everything we have already been through has made us stronger and more prepared for whatever 2022 throws at us.  

So, on behalf of Cumberland FA, I thank you all as referees, players, coaches, club or league officials, parents, carers, spectators, CFA staff and Board members or any other role within grassroots for your contribution to the game.  

Enjoy the break and I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back to the game in 2022.

Ben Snowdon 
Cumberland FA 



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