Welcome once again to your regular monthly members newsletter and can you believe it’s the last one of the year already. Christmas is upon us.
Heaton Stan Baubles
Talking of Christmas, we still have a small supply of the club baubles on sale. No tree is complete without one dangling from a branch. You can order one here.
Thanks to the lush weather we’ve been having there haven’t been too many matches since the last newsletter.
At the end of November we welcomed Ashington to Grounsell Park and another excellent performance from the lads saw us so close to doing the double over one of the title contenders. But in the end we had to settle for a 1-1 draw.
The following Saturday we travelled down the Sunderland RCA in big numbers having very much the lions share of the attendance. Although RCA had been struggling of late they had beaten Ashington at home the previous weekend and they proved very tough opponents for us too. But this squad are made of stern stuff and came through to win 3-2
We currently sit in 8th place just 3 points off the play off spots.
Due to the large number of postponements we have the bellow rearranged fixtures, get them in your calenndar.
18/01/2023 Ashington at home in the Northumberland Senior Cup Quarter Final.
04/03/2023 – Seaham Redstar at home.
11/03/2023 – Penrith away.
We are also awaiting re-arranged date for the games against Crook at homme and Pickering away.
Food Bank Donations
Although the matches were postponed you once again showed your incredible generosity with your donations to the food bank. We combined our collection with the Friends of Jennifer Grove which you can see below.
We are still running a Warm Hub in the clubhouse every Tuesday from 12-3. It’s open to everyone so please come along if you want too. It’s completely free to use so even if you just want to pop in for a hot drink and a natter you’re more than welcome, see below for more details.
Heaton Stan Bottle Draw
On Thursday 22nd December we will be making the bottle draw, everyone is invited to the Club where winning numbers will be drawn and prizes claimed! there will be a free mince pie and mulled wine, so there is an offer you can’t refuse.
The money raised will be used to purchase a range of bottles for the bottle draw evening, in addition to bottles donated. Heaton Stan have also made a contribution to the draw fund.
We will have singer Eddie Shand performing and will be taking donations for Maggies Cancer centre, please give generously.
Many thanks to everyone who attended the World Cup events and a huge thank you to everyone who helped organise and run them.
They’ve been a great success so hopefully we’ll be able to do the same for the next Euro’s.
Juniors Open Evening
Unfortunately due to the weather we had to postpone the meeting, but it will now be held on the 9th January between 19:00 and 20:00. Anyone interested in finding out more about out Juniors project is welcome to pop in for a coffee and a chat.
We have a record number of volunteers currently but one area where we are lacking a little is on the bar. We have a rota we pull together for each month and have lost one or two volunteers of late so we need a bit of help filling it.
Saturday nights seem to be where we need the most help so if you fancy your chances as a Bet Lynch or a Tom Cruise, please put your name forward to any of the committee of bar staff.
Christmas Opening Hours
The clubhouse will be open on Christmas Eve between 19:00 and 22:00 and New Years Eve 14:30 till 23:00.
On that note I shall wish you the very best of Christmases and if we don’t see you before we hope to see you when the football returns on the 7th January when we welcome Guisborough.