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Apologies for the short notice, please note we’ve had to put back the AGM by one week following a family bereavement for one of the Executive committee members.

The AGM will now take place on Wednesday 30 September from 7.30-9pm by Microsoft Teams. The link and dial in details remain at the foot of this meeting invitation.

I would be grateful if all coaches who intend to participate could email me (if you haven’t already) at secretary@dunbarcolts.com to confirm your attendance so we have an idea of numbers. We’ll be putting this update on the Facebook page during the course of today, but please do share the information with other coaches and any parents/ guardians who may have expressed an interest in joining us at the AGM.

The AGM agenda and minutes from the Executive committee’s August meeting are attached again for information.

We also expect to be joined by one or two external people who are interested in the development of the Club.

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+44 20 3794 0272   United Kingdom, London (Toll)

Conference ID: 668 869 000#

Glenn Preston – Colts Secretary and 2010 year group

DUCFC AGM 2020 Agenda

DUCFC Committee Minutes 26th August 2020

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With the progressive return to football, we are asking parents and carers to please restart the payment of monthly fees from 1st September 2020. This should be at the previous level but please note that they are under review for a number of reasons including additional sanitisation costs and the possible incorporation of the membership fee (to be spread over 12 months). Payment of fees was suspended several months ago although it is worth noting that the club continued to make payments to support Hallhill (in conjunction with other local clubs) and ongoing growth and development contract costs.

Parents/carers suffering financial distress should contact the head coach for the relevant age group or the growth and development officer if they are experiencing difficulties paying the monthly fees. The Club will treat this confidentially and aim to provide as much help as possible subject to individual circumstances and other appropriate factors.

Also, please be aware that we shall be holding the club’s AGM in the next month or so and are hoping that more people volunteer, in addition to coaches, to help the running of the club. It is not possible to ask the small group of volunteers to continue their current levels of effort. We welcome assistance, not just coaching, at all levels and invite parents and carers to get in touch (please email info@dunbarcolts.com) and offer their help.

Dunbar United Colts Committee

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Summer 2020 Newsletter 

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Inaugural Newsletter

Message from the Committee
In these unusual times, we want to issue a newsletter to keep you up to date with all things football. The Committee have continued to meet on a monthly basis, via Skype call. We committed as a club to paying our quarterly Hallhill fees with the hope that we return to maintained pitches and a sustainable sports centre. The facility remains closed and as such, we are still unable to train. The facility are working with each user group and East Lothian Council to work on risk assessments with a view to how it can open and operate in the short to medium term.

The SFA Joint Response Group meet fortnightly – apologies if you feel you have not been in the loop here, the thinking being that you can assume that there has been very little change unless we tell you or you will have access to the same information as the committee.

The latest information can be viewed here:
https://www.scottishfa.co.uk/news/scottish-fa-approves- conditional-lifting-of-suspension/

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Supporting our Club Members and Community to keep healthy and happy.

#QuaranTeam #DunbarUtdColts #StayHomeSaveLives

Download the PowerPoint Presentation file below:

Dunbar Utd Colts Support for Wellbeing

Dunbar Colts coach in service event 2020

We invited Hearts ‘Head of Community’ Coach, Alan ‘Chalky’ White down to lead a club session. 23 Coaches attended the session.

The Course is based on a programme called ‘Play the Game / Street Games’ which is a resource for Coaches and volunteers. The programme is based on small-sided games which encourage players to problem solve, make effective decisions and improvise more. They are fast-paced and fun games with emphasis on attacking football. The concept is to bring a traditional ‘street game’ element to the session with a marked reduction in how many hours per week children are playing football nowadays, we are looking to introduce sessions with more focus on touches of the ball. The games are small-sided, so players are constantly involved.

Chalky made 30 minute presentation to the Coaches before heading out on to the field of play to demonstrate 6 of the games, with a resource booklet to follow.