Saturday, 21 April 2012

Redcar Athletic and the clash of the giants


This season is drawing to a close and on the pitch the Club sits top of the Wearside League 3 points clear with 4 games to play so the Wearside League title is in our sights, this undoubtedly has been the most successful season in the clubs short history. Off the field the club has continued to develop its facilities at Green Lane and despite disappointing news that the ground failed to meet the Northern League ground criteria the installation of the floodlights has been a major step in the club's development

We have a huge game on Wednesday evening 25th April 7pm ko at Green Lane, Redcar which is a title decider we would love to see a big Redcar crowd there supporting the team.
Forget Messi and Ronaldo the real clash of the giants takes place at Green Lane, Redcar on Weds 25th April at 7pm when Redcar Athletic FC, current Wearside League leaders take on Ryhope CW FC, in 2nd place 3 points behind with a game in hand. Whilst this will not determine who wins the Wearside League the winners of this game will take a massive stride to securing the title, we need the support of the town of Redcar, please do your best to attend, i can assure you a fantastic game a very warm welcome. 
Entry £2 adults 50p Concessions Programmes £1

Finally as this season draws to a close we now need to look at how we will financially cope in season 2012/13 the current economic climate is creating  very difficult conditions for voluntary groups like ourselves and to try and create some additional finance we have capped our sponsorship packages at this seasons prices, please see below perhaps you may know somebody who would be interested we would be very grateful if you could pass on these details 

To coincide with the rebranding of the club an exciting package has been designed to help support the club in its push to gain Northern League status and to win the naming rights for the ground in a 3 year deal and the opportunity to sponsor one of the new stands soon to be erected again in a 3 year deal.One off Stadium Sponsor Cost £3,000 for 2 years– the ground will be named after your company, signs will be erected around the ground and the name will be publicised through all the local media.
Sponsor a Stand Cost £1,000 for 1 years- the stand will be named after your company, signs will be erected on the stands and the name will be publicised through all the local media.
Programme printed every week for Home Wearside League Games
Full page advert £100 per season
½ page advert £75 per season
¼ page advert £50 per season
Sponsor one of our home games at a cost of £100 and receive 4 complimentary tickets for the game, pre match and post match buffet and drinks, advertisement in the match day programme and present the man of the match award after the game
Sponsor the match ball at one of home games for £50 and receive a free advert in the matchday programme as well as 4 complimentary tickets with half time buffet
Sponsor a player for £50  per season, recognition of players sponsor on the squad list in the match day programme and a free season ticket for all home games in season 2012/13

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Labour Council cuts target most vulnerable

On Tuesday this week, the cabinet of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council voted to introduce a flat-rate charging policy for adults with special educational needs (SEN) to travel to college. The move will also hit elderly people attending day care centres and adults with SEN using day services and respite care.  Post-16 SEN learners will be hit with a £380 charge per year, while the elderly and day service users will face a cost of £3 for a return trip.

The Council cuts to adult SEN learners comes at a time when Sarah Teather, Liberal Democrat Children’s Minister, has just announced a new programme for SEN support staff for younger learners. While the Coalition Government are working hard for the needs of vulnerable learners, Redcar and Cleveland Council are taking away opportunities and risking invaluable lifelines for those in most need.

The decision has been condemned by Liberal Democrats on the Council who believe that this minor saving will have a massive impact on the Borough’s poorest and most vulnerable people. 

Commenting on the decision, Liberal Democrat Council Group Leader, Glyn Nightingale said:

“This is a typical move by the ruling Labour Group.''

“They are more interested in ploughing millions of pounds of council tax revenue into their ludicrous, ill-thought out regeneration programme and ‘Vertical Pier’ than protecting vital local services.  They continually fail to crack down on waste.”

Ian Swales, MP for Redcar added:

“Imposing charges for access to key services is detrimental to the individuals concerned and the area as a whole. This is a choice that the Labour-run Council have made, and they have chosen to hurt those that need support the most.”