Midland League suspend restart until 19th December

The Midland Football League has reluctantly suspended the restart of league fixtures until 19th December in light of problems created by the government Tier System.  This will be reviewed at a meeting on Wednesday 16th December. Although the FA have agreed that teams in Steps 5 and 6 can travel between tiers, they will not be able to open Clubhouses, which is considered vital for revenue.

Swifts walkover into Round 2

Skegness Town have decided not to travel to Stourport for their re arranged 1st Round FA Vase match on Saturday, as they are in a Tier 3 Region.

 Swifts will move into the next round, and will now play Grimsby Borough, from the Northern Counties East League,  at home in Round 2. Grimsby Borough currenty sit 5th in the Premier Division, which is Step 5.

This match will replace the Skegness game, and be played this Saturday 5th December, kick off 3.00pm

Spectators will be allowed, up to a maximum of 300, but with previous Covid restrictions remaining in place.

 

Midland Premier League - Top six as at 5th November            
    H O M E     A W A Y    
  P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
Sporting Khalsa 10 6 0 0 18 5 2 1 1 10 8 15 25
Stourport Swifts 12 4 2 1 16 9 3 0 2 15 8 14 23
Long Eaton United 8 4 0 0 11 2 3 1 0 20 2 27 22
Newark Flowserve 10 4 2 1 11 6 2 1 0 8 3 10 21
Romulus 10 3 1 0 7 3 2 3 1 6 3 7 19
Gresley Rovers 11 5 1 1 18 12 1 0 3 5 9 2 19

 

Swifts bounce back to win again

Heather St John’s 2 Stourport Swifts 4 MPL Tues 3rd Nov  Att: 44

Stourport Swifts went behind in the second half after taking an early lead but hit back to score another four goals and take the points at St John’s Park last night.

Swifts dominated the early stages of this match, with Ryan Wollacott heading narrowly over from Jack Watts’ cross, James Hill firing narrowly wide after a neat touch from Watts, and Martin Slevin drove in a 20 yarder which James Beeson in the Heather goal did well to collect. Bailey Fuller was played in nicely by Hill and raced clear of the home defence, but his low drive shaved the far post. In a rare Heather attack, Dominic Richards saved well with his legs from  Dan Hanson, before Joe Phillips broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when he turned smartly in the box past Sinclair to drill low into the bottom corner.

Jack Watts almost doubled the lead on the stroke of half time, but his goalbound effort was deflected just wide for a corner.

The Swifts were caught cold as Heather began the second half with some heavy pressure, and Jake McCleary put them back on terms when he shot low past Richards from 12 yards out. Richards then saved well again, from McCleary, then Wollacott got back in the nick of time to clear Mollison’s effort off the line. With 77 minutes gone Swifts twice failed to clear their lines, and allowed Mollison to play in Josh Ruff who made no mistake to put his side in front for the first time.

Swifts introduced new signing Richard Smith and Nick MacPherson with an immediate impact, with Smith coolly slotting  past Beeson to level the scores, and two minutes later Bailey Fuller fired home a Slevin cross to put the Swifts back in front. With two minutes left, MacPherson pounced on a loose pass from defender Conor Wright, and ran through to finish well and give his side  another four goal haul.

SWIFTS: Richards, Cordell, Timmins, Wollacott, Matt Hanson, Fuller, Hill, Slevin, Canavan, Watts, Phillips. SUBS USED: Layton, Smith, MacPherson

 

 Swifts Covid 19 action plan

 These procedures are in line with current government and FA guidelines as they exist and as such are subject to change in response to any amendments to those guidelines by any regulatory body, along with any fine tuning required due to practical usage experience.

 Arrival

There is a fixed sanitiser station at the players and officials’ entrance to the ground.

Visiting teams will be asked to supply a full list of players, management and any other staff directly related to the match prior to arrival. This only needs to be names.

Visiting clubs may bring their 10 representatives, even for friendlies, subject to providing a list in advance as per MPL rules. This also only needs to be names.

Restricted numbers of spectators can be admitted to matches and they will be required to sign a register with both their name and phone number. This is mandatory.

All visitors must use the players gate as the turnstiles will not be available for use.

Changing rooms

All changing rooms and showers will be available for use, these facilities should be used in conjunction with NLS guidelines.

They will not be cleaned during the game.

There will be portable sanitising bottles in these areas.

Clubhouse

There will be fixed sanitiser stations at the front and rear entrances.

There will be a one-way system in and out of the clubhouse. The bar will be open, but there will be no hot food or hospitality.

All hard surfaces, including external door handles, will be cleaned before any match, again during the first half and again during the second half and prior to locking up.

All toilet facilities will be cleaned in line with the above timings. All cleaning schedules will be kept for inspection.

Outside

Extra seating will be provided at the dugouts, for substitutes etc, and the area immediately behind these will be cordoned off.

The covered standing area will be closed for the foreseeable future.

The stand can only be used with social distancing measure in place  

Please be aware that it will not be possible to clean the pitch perimeter railings once the game has started. They will be cleaned before each match

General

All age levels at the club have resumed training, but not at the ground, every session is carried out with strict adherence to the FA guidelines in every aspect.

All balls will be cleaned prior to any match and spare ones will be available should one leave the field of play.

All personal data will be kept for the mandatory 21 days

The club will expect all users of its premises to adhere to the social distancing protocols, of which there will be reminders around the ground and facilities.

Notices encouraging everyone to wash their hands regularly will be on display.

 Stourport Swifts are not responsible for any symptoms that a visitor may develop during or after their time with us.

The club reserves the right to both refuse admission and eject from the ground spectators who fail to comply with the government guidelines. 

 

Risk Assessment carried out by Paul Frankling  Covid 19 Officer 02/09/2020                          

 These procedures are in line with current guidelines issued by both the Government and FA as they exist, and as such are subject to change in line with any amendments to these guidelines, along with any fine tuning required due to practical usage experience.

Hazards

Who may be harmed?

Controls required

Further actions required to control the risk

Responsibility

When is the action needed

Complete

Yes / No

Spread of Covid-19

General

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management, players volunteers, match officials and spectators

Appropriate signage with regard to hand washing, social distancing and hygiene advice and restricted areas.

 

Fixed sanitiser station at the entrance of the ground and the front and rear doors.

 

Portable sanitisers around the clubhouse.

 

Changing rooms and showers will be available. These should be used in conjunction with NLS guidelines.

These facilities will not be cleaned during the match.

 

All visitors are to use the players gate, the turnstiles will not be in operation. All visitors must sign in for track & trace purposes.

 

There will be a one-way system in and out of the clubhouse.

 

All hard surfaces will be cleaned before any match, also during the first half and again during the second half.

 

The stand will be closed, however the Club will consider exceptions on an individual basis due to age, health or any other valid reason.

The covered standing area will be closed for the foreseeable future

 

Please note it will not be possible to clean the pitch perimeter railings during the match.

Some sections may be taped of for social distancing measures.

 

There are notices around the facilities encouraging people to wash their hands regularly and to keep to the required social distancing.

Managers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board

 

 

 

 

Committee

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

Board

 

 

 

 

 

Board

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

19/08/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

02/09/20

 

 

 

 

 

02/09/20

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

 

29/08/20

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

Spread of Covid-19

Toilets

 

Management, players volunteers, match officials and spectators

Appropriate signage with regard to hand washing, social distancing and hygiene advice.

 

Use of toilet facilities subject to one in and one out.

 

 

Both old and new toilet facilities are to be used.

 

It will not be possible to use either of the toilet facilities without leaving the main clubhouse, thus passing a fixed sanitiser upon re-entry.

 

All toilets will be cleaned before any match, also during the first half and again during the second half.

 

Committee

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

01/08/20

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Spread of Covid-19

Hospitality

Management, players volunteers, match officials and spectators

Pre-match, half-time and after match hospitality to remain closed.

Communication to all concerned on a match to match basis.

Board

02/09/20

Yes

Spread of Covid-19

Training

Management, players and club officers.

Compliance with both Government and FA guidelines

 

Training for all age groups and genders take place away from the ground.

 

These sessions have been randomly spot checked unannounced to ensure that all the current rules and guidelines are being followed.

 

Board

 

 

 

Covid Officer

01/08/20

 

 

 

01/08/20

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Spread of Covid-19

Matches

Management, players volunteers and match officials

Compliance with both Government and FA guidelines

No pre-match handshakes permitted.

 

All balls will be cleaned prior to any match and spare ones will be available should one leave the field of play.

 

Extra external seating will be provided for each side at the dugouts and for social distancing the spectator areas immediately behind will be cordoned off.

 

Hand gel will be provided in the technical areas including the match officials.

 

Board

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/08/20

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

The club reserves the right to both refuse admission and eject people from the ground who fail to comply with the guidelines.

 

 STOURPORT SWIFTS - Club Officials

President : VACANT

Chairman: Pip Hanson 07966 644762

Treasurer: Pip Hanson

Secretary: Graham Haighway  07780 997758 email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Commercial Manager: Nigel Wager 07912 890997

Press Officer: Ian Johnson 07970 237758  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Committee Members: Ian Sword, Margaret Sword, Brian Hewitt, Tony Lavery, Stuart Adey, Paul Reynolds, Mark Wenham, Claire Davis, Paul Frankling

Covid 19 Officer: Paul Frankling 07786 380911   email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Life Members: Ian Sword,Sylvia McDonald

Team Manager : Quentin Townsend

Assistant Manager: Mark Danks

 Official Club Sponsor

 Worcester Caravan Sales