An Update on the Competition
Due to restrictions on a number of teams who were planning on playing in the upcoming competition, the original format will now be changed.
The new format of the competition sanctioned by Cumberland FA and administrated by the Cumberland County League will be confirmed in due course.
Fred Conway, Chairman of Cumberland FA and the Cumberland County League said: “Although we’re disappointed that the original format is not possible, we are very keen to offer those teams who have no league provision for the remainder of the season an opportunity to play. Thank you to Cleator Moor Celtic FC, Penrith AFC and Windscale AFC for their continued support.
The Andrea Buggy Trophy, supported by Every Life Matters, Cumbria will go ahead with a change in format and the teams will be confirmed soon.”
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Fred Conway, Chairman of Cumberland FA and The Cumberland County League commented: “Football was so important to Andrea and her family. She played for numerous Women’s teams including Windscale, Workington Reds Ladies and more recently had been involved with Allerdale Wildcats and had been helping to coach a local grassroots team where her son had been training.
Her husband, David, is a referee and therefore well known around the grassroots game. We were all shocked and saddened when we learnt of Andrea’s passing last year. We want to pay our respects and hopefully, in some small way, support her family and loved ones by honouring her memory, her life and her love of the game.”
Cumberland FA are also delighted to be working in partnership with Every Life Matters – Cumbria who promote suicide safer communities and provide bereavement support across Cumbria.
Fred continues: “As an organisation we are acutely aware that suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 and that women are roughly, three times more likely to attempt suicide. Therefore, as a large percentage of our members may be impacted by this issue, we hope to raise awareness of the fact that talking about suicide can save lives and that’s its ok to reach out and to ask for and ultimately get help.”
Cumberland FA will be sponsoring the competition and will be donating to Every Life Matters – Cumbria.
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Cumberland FA are looking forward to getting the Veo Camera ‘out of the box’ to provide some highlights from the fixtures.
At the moment, Cumberland Clubs can get double the discount off the Veo Camera until 15 April. Click HERE to find out more.