Merry Christmas and on to 2021

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In addition to a typical Christmas message this does also contain some useful info around what we have been up to and our plans for 2021. 😉

But first I’d like to reflect on 2020. Its been a tough year for all and it was sad to not be able to run around over Winter. But from a broader perspective that it is nothing.

Thankfully after lockdown PPT has bounced back with the vast majority of our eams running around again. Especially pleasing is the history we now have in our park compettionin With one team now in its 20th year and many with 15 plus years of history running around with us. This season we also started our Juniors program and will be running a second module in 2021 so we can now look at getting multiple generations involved.

Anyway let look at whats coming up

Draws and Grades

For Wednesday teams the draw for weeks 5 and 6 (round 3 split round) is now fully complete:

https://princesparktouch.com/social-competition/wednesday-draw/

There are a small number of teams playing in a special Christmas round this Wednesday with the balance playing on the 06th (except a small number with byes on both).

For Thursday’s the draw is also complete and is here :

https://princesparktouch.com/social-competition/thursday-draw/

Please check when your team are playing and get organised now, this means communicating with the team and putting the call out for recruits/fill ins if your team is low on numbers. By way of explanation, we started 4 weeks later than usual and as such need to run a shorter than usual Christmas break to ensure a full length season.

This late start also means the finalisation of grades is pushed back into the new year.

Membership

As a non profit incorporated association devoted to touch football our players must be members. Essential to this are:

  1. Having a complete team list. The long promised functionality to manage team lists we have been working on with LocalHero is now in place and in early 2021 teams will need to use it.
  2. Signing on week. Signing on via our online form is required for every player every week. This is not simply for contact tracing but also for mebership, insurance, and finals purposes.
  3. Every player must have read the membership faq, some clearly have not, and we will chasing up and reminding those teams over the break.

PPT Juniors

In November and December we ran a six week free juniors program. We will be looking at doing this again in February/March and are looking to grow the numbers. For those of you with children in years 7-9 (or with family members in that range). Talk to us on the night and/or check the website to find out more.

Represent PPT in 2021

As well as the second half of our touch season, 2021 also brings opportunities to represent PPT.

We will be sending teams to State Cup on the 27th and 28th of March 2021! More info will be posted on the website and the boards next to the fields in the new year.

Your ideas?

This year we have been investing  in making the competition better. Examples are the flags, the marquees, referee jerseys and the representative program I mentioned above. However we welcome your ideas on other things we can do?

Finally enjoy Christmas and hope to see you fighting fit (not fat!), when we return on the 06th and 07th of January

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