Swifts hit GNP for six

GNP Sports 0 Stourport Swifts 6

Stourport Swifts stepped up their pre season preparation with a 6-0 rout of Division 1 side GNP Sports.

Swifts opened the scoring after just four minutes when Jim Hanson was brought down in the box and Jack Watts fired in from the spot.

Three minutes later Aaron Brett and Watts combined to set up Jim Hanson who cooly slotted home from eight yards out. Swifts went 3-0 up on 18 minutes when Watts was played through and chipped over keeper John Cleary from 20 yards. Bailey Fuller, one of three new signings from Kidderminster Harriers, then opened the GNP defence with some clever footwork, and squared for Brett to tap in from close range.

Swifts eased off after the break, but still managed to add a couple more to their tally, first when Cleary’s poor clearance dropped to Nick MacPherson, who lobbed the ball straight back over his head to make it five, and then Elliott Lees was sent through by Mark Danks and finished smartly from a tight angle into the roof of the net.

Swifts return to action

Shawbury Athletic 2 Stourport Swifts 3

Stourport Swifts were back on the pitch last night for the first time since March 13th in this pre season friendly at The Ludlow Stadium, played behind closed doors.

Manager Quentin Townsend took a full squad, including three of his six new signings, and raced into 3-0 lead in the first half. After 20 minutes Bailey Fuller and Jack Watts combined well to create an opening for  Nick MacPherson to score from eight yards, and just five minutes later Fuller set up  Watts for a close range tap in to make it two. With 37 minutes gone a Mark Danks corner was headed home by Ryan Wollacott to make it 3-0, but Shawbury’s Keanu Cooper pulled one back just before the break.

Townsend used all six of his substitutes at the break, and although it took time to find some rhythm, Aaron Brett twice failed to increase the Swifts lead with just the keeper to beat. Martin Slevin and Kirk Layton both hit the Shawbury bar with long range efforts as Swifts got their act together, but Shawbury set up a jittery last ten minutes for the Swifts when they grabbed a second with a curling 20 yarder from Joe Ratcliffe.

Townsend was delighted with their first outing for almost five months, and said after the game “We looked very sharp in the first half, and Jack Watts linked really well with Bailey Fuller and Nick MacPherson up front”. Townsend though was disappointed that last season’s skipper Matt Fulloway has left to join title chasers Sporting Khalsa. “We wish Matt well, but we will miss him. With Ryan Wollacott coming back  it would have been fantastic if we could have played them together.”

 SWIFTS: Richards, Cordell, Wollacott, Timmins,  Jackson, Fuller, Slevin, Layton, Danks, Watts, MacPherson. Subs used: Jim Hanson, Joe Hanson, Matt Hanson, Brett, Yates, Phillips.

Swifts announce 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.

 

These procedures are in line with current government and FA guidelines as they exist and as such are subject to change in line with 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.

No other spectators can be admitted to any matches at this moment in time.

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

Changing rooms

All changing rooms will be closed and players must arrive ready to play., here will be two marquees erected for match day storage purposes for teams and players.

There will be portable sanitising bottles these areas.

The shower facilities will be not available.

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.

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 main stand will be closed for the foreseeable future.

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 get during or after their time with us.

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

 

Risk Assessment carried out by: Paul Frankling – Covid 19 Officer

Date of assessment: 30/07/20                           

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 (when allowed)

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

 

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

 

Portable sanitisers around the clubhouse.

 

Players must come pre-changed ready to play. Changing rooms will not be available.

 

All visitors are to use the players gate, the turnstiles will not be in operation.

 

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 until further notice.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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01/08/20

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Spread of Covid-19

Toilets

 

Management, players volunteers, match officials and spectators (when allowed)

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

 

 

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Committee

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Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Spread of Covid-19

Hospitality

Management, players volunteers, match officials and spectators (when allowed

 

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

Communication to all concerned on a match to match basis.

Board

01/08/20

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.

Board

01/08/20

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

 

 

 

 

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01/08/20

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

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.

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

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