Nottinghamshire FA Charter Standard Awards 2006The 2006 Annual County FA Charter Standard Awards presentations took place at the Nottingham Trent University Clifton Campus on 31 August 2006. Again, the club did well with Bill Bennett winning the 'Coach of the Year' award for both Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands region. The Club also won the 'FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year' jointly with our neighbours Arnold Town...
A not particularly good picture of Bill receiving his County and Regional Awards from National FA executive Les Howie. To the right, compering the evening is Radio Nottingham broadcaster Colin Slater. An 'official' photo will will follow.
Bill's Regional Coach of the Year plaque. By winning this, Bill reached the last 7 in the country. As far as we are aware the National Coach of the Year Award has not yet been made, so Bill is still in with a chance of National recognition.
|TA Charter Standard County Winners Pendant. One was presented to Bill and one to the Club.||Winners Cheques - £100 for Bill and for the Club to be used for equipment.|
Club - Reason for Nomination:
I wish to nominate Calverton Miners’ Welfare FC as FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year.
We are the current National holders of this award and it would be very easy to take our ‘foot off the gas’ and believe that we have nothing further to achieve.
This could not be further from the truth and have taken inspiration from this recognition. In 2005 we have continued to make significant strides as well as maintaining and keeping focused on all our Community Club obligations.
We are well on the way to having all our volunteers CRB checked by the FA. This process was started in 2005 by our CWO.
We have hosted visits by both Sir Trevor Brooking and the Minister for Women and Equality, Meg Munn MP.
We were either the first or second club in the county to embrace our responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act and had 14 volunteers attend a Disability Football Coach Education programme delivered by Graham Moran from Notts County FITC.
Volunteers at the Disability Coach Education Course
Introduction of a veteran’s team happened in 2005 with entry into the East Midlands Veterans League.
A new under 7s squad has been put in place in readiness for the 2006-07 season with 17 boys receiving tuition.
We appointed a new senior team manager. Ex-Swindon Town, Rochdale and Halifax Town player Darryl Claypole who has managed teams at a higher level to Calverton.
Applied for entry into FA Vase – the first time our club has entered a national competition.
Continue to make facilities available for other bodies – Nott FA, County games, inter-league representative games etc.
Looking to move seniors into the national pyramid system (Central Midlands League) – more opportunities and more challenges. This involves further enhancements – hard standing, post and rail, pitch screening. We erected dug-outs during 2005 and introduced pitch-side sponsorship boards.
Coaching and good practice is definitely starting to manifest itself on the pitch – six teams have reached semi-finals at time of writing, with two teams certain to gain promotion.
Joint initiative between football club and trustees of welfare to look to build a dedicated training area.
We have worked towards improving communications with the launch of a new web site www.calvertonmwfc.co.uk This is operated along the lines of a ‘portal’ with news items updated daily.
Under 13’s with OSL Finland
Promoted ‘friendly’ football which can be illustrated by our Under 13 Boys team playing host to OSL from Finland.
Introducing a new under 19 team for 2006 to compete in the new Midlands Under 19 Floodlit Alliance.
Coaching in schools has been more active than ever, in particular with regard to girls. Our club coach Bill Bennett has gone into two local primary schools, Sir John Sherbrooke and St Wilfrid’s during curriculum time to coach girls football. This has been done in conjunction with Trevor Powell the Nottinghamshire Girls and Ladies FDO. A knock on from this is that we are looking to start definitely one, possibly two brand new girls teams for 2006.
Coaching of mixed (boys and girls) at Langar Primary school.
Volunteers from the club again took part in the annual sponsored bike ride followed by a memorabilia auction. This year saw the riders travel from Caernavon Castle to Nottingham Castle. Plans for the 2006 ride are underway with a York Minster to Southwell Minster theme.
Our annual Sponsored Bike Ride took place between Caernarvon Castle and Nottingham Castle and, together with the ensuing memorabilia auction afterwards again set a record.
We continue to promote and participate in charitable events. Examples include a ‘Ladies v Tarts’ match in aid of McMillan Nurses, an inter league representative game in aid of the Tsunami Appeal etc.
The ‘Ladies’ team
We staged our first guest speaker night with Duncan McKenzie as principle guest.
I have no hesitation in nominating our club for the FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year award.
Coach - Reason for Nomination:
Bill is the most active and enthusiastic coach I have known and his passion and knowledge of the game rubs off on those he is coaching. He makes being coached enjoyable.
I wish to nominate Bill for his work in 2005 which has included the following:
Although he works predominantly with our senior squads, he also delivers sessions to our u7 through to u16 boys and both our junior girls teams.
Bill coaching Calverton MW FC under 11s
He coaches Mansfield Athletic u6 through to u16s having made a link to this club through his son who played for them and also Bestwood Park Rangers u10.
He has been recruited by Derby County and delivers sessions at their u8 Development Centre and has coached the Nottingham City Boys u14 squad.
Bill has delivered PE and FA School Development programmes to the girls of St Wilfrids and Sir John Sherbrooke schools through a scheme set up through our club with Trevor Powell, the Nottinghamshire Girls and Ladies FDO.
Bill has delivered PE and FA School Development programmes to mixed classes at Langar Primary School.
Bill has set up his own Soccer School at weekends coaching boys & girls including disability football, around dynamic flex, SAQ and the FA McDonald's programme. There is no ethnic barrier.
He has been CRB checked and has training in Child Protection issues and delivers both Community TOPPS and Disability Football sessions.
He is currently taking a SAQ Diploma.
In 2005 he successfully completed the first year of his UEFA 'A' Licence.
Bill is also being mentored as a Generic Coach Tutor to enable him to facilitate Level 1 courses.
Bill worked closely with a qualified Nutrionist during a full 2 week period in the school summer holiday period delivering a Healthy Lifestyles initiative to help combat childhood obesity. This is likely to be repeated this summer.
Bill demonstrating a drill to boys and girls during our Healthy Lifestyles initiative
Bill freely gives of his time to help and develop our less experienced younger team managers. He delivers sessions to all our teams and is well liked and respected by all teams. He is extremely approachable and loves people to ask his advice.
Bill loves the game and coaches 7 days a week.
We have launched a new web-site during the year and Bill is a regular contributor. He has his own dedicated ‘Coaching’ section and supplies coaching drills for use by our teams. www.calvertonmwfc.co.uk
Some parents in particular the mums were so interested in how the lads responded to Bill's coaching that they asked him to develop a fitness plan for them and he now coaches around 30 Mums every Monday evening.
As the club attempt to raise standards and aim for a higher league for our senior team Bill has offered to postpone taking the second part of his UEFA A Licence in order to ensure that the players will have an excellent pre-season in terms of coaching and training.
Bill is a vitally important member of our club but through this nomination it can be seen that he has taken the ‘Community’ part of our club’s status to another level.
I have no hesitation in nominating Bill for the work he does not only for our club but for the work he does in schools, other clubs and independently.
He has always been very enthusiastic and worked many hours in all elements but in 2005 he has excelled himself. There is no doubt that there has been a raising in standards at Calverton throughout many of our age groups on the pitch, and Bill can take a lot of credit for this.