23 Dec 2021 : Chairman's Update - Week 48
We made the short journey over the water to play Widnes last Saturday and it was certainly worth the trip. I sublime Iwan Murray hattrick and goals from Dapo and Sean O'Mahony saw us take all three points in the Halton derby.
The away support was fantastic once again and you basically turned it into a home game, the attendance broke their club record attendance and we now have the highest average away attendances in the West Division. I went pitch side at the end of the game and the reception you gave the players was amazing and I know they really appreciate it.
Next up is our festive fixture on Monday 27th December against Prescot Cables at the APEC Taxis Stadium. Cables have had some very interesting results recently so it's sure to be an entertaining game.
I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who replied to last week's update or reached out to me personally after I opened up about my mental health issues. I was genuinely touched by them all and also by the offers to help. I would like to make a special thank you to Vice President Paul Eastup, who contacted me to offer to help me sort out the information required by our Accountants.
Mental Health is a massive issue at this time of year, especially considering the uncertainty surrounding the increase in COVID infections and the possibility of further restrictions. Mental Health services have been decimated by government cuts but help is still available. A variety of free services are available for people experiencing crisis.
The following three are featured on the NHS Website
and staffed by trained volunteers:
• Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email: [email protected] for a reply within 24 hours.
• Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Helpline
, or text "YM" if under the age of 19.
• Anyone aged under 19 can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline
. The number will not appear on any phone bill.
Halton Borough Council also has a wide range of contact information for support services on its website at Halton Borough Council
Please reach out if you need help.
This is my last update before Christmas, so I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all our volunteers for their hard work this year. It doesn't matter what you do, without you we simply wouldn't be able to run this football club.
Merry Christmas to all our players, staff, fans and volunteers. See you on Monday.
Thank you all for reading.
Runcorn Linnets FC - Chairman
21 May : Tribute to the late Arthur Easton, Linnets Trust member and fan
18 May : Reflections of "Spenny" - prize-winning volunteer
17 May : More managerial farewells as assistant Colin Woodthorpe heads for Chester
17 May : Dave Jones resigns from Trust Board of Runcorn Linnets
14 May : Ryan Brooke stars at emotional presentation night for Runcorn Linnets
12 May : Manager Calum McIntyre leaves Runcorn Linnets to take charge at Chester
07 May : Awards Night tickets on sale
01 May : Memories of a fantastic season after Play-off Final loss
29 Apr : Play-off Final - matchday arrangements
29 Apr : NPL West Division Play-off Final is a sell-out
28 Apr : Our initial online Play-off Final allocation has sold out
28 Apr : Play-off Final is now all-ticket - purchase tickets here
27 Apr : Runcorn Linnets power into home play-off final
19 Apr : Pay as You Like for Saturday's home game against Colne
19 Apr : Club statement regarding Leek Town game
18 Apr : Runcorn Linnets secure play-off spot
14 Apr : Ron Corn's Easter parade brings early holiday cheer
27 Mar : Paul Eastup will be back as club secretary from next season
24 Mar : Josh Christian vacates kit manager role to concentrate on Linnets in the Community
22 Mar : Non League Day
20 Mar : In Memory of Peter Eales
12 Mar : Date set for delayed Annual General Meeting
22 Feb : Board Role Changes
11 Feb : The Goalkeeper Situation
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