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5 March 2020

Check out what Dale in the community have going on at this weekend’s game!

MASCOTS

Thomas Wild, 11, and his younger brother Daniel, 9, are Saturday’s mascots.  Both boys have recently celebrated their birthdays and attend St Vincent's Primary School.

Thomas and Daniel play for Pennine Juniors FC and enjoy spending time on their Xbox, with their favourite games being Minecraft and FIFA. They also like cricket and play for Norden CC in the summer.

The lads’ father is Richard Wild, the EFL match day official, who sadly doesn’t see many Dale matches due to his footballing commitments.

 

BIRTHDAY TREAT

Owen Taylor began to play football at four years old and immediately fell in love with the game.

His first team was with Rammy Rascals, where he was scoring lots of goals but was always desperate to play as goalkeeper. His school team, All Souls Primary, have entered the Rochdale schools competition held at the ground and have won it for the last two years in their age group.

Owen has just been invited to the Manchester United Development Centre as a goalkeeper and desperately wants to make it when he’s older. His favourite Rochdale players are Josh Lillis and Robert Sanchez. His last home game saw Sanchez keep the goals out and Rochdale won 1-0.

 

LEVEL PLAYING FIELDS

This week we have been celebrating Level Playing Fields Week of Action with various activities taking place at Rochdale AFC, including a tour of the Crown Oil Arena last Monday for the Open Age Ability Counts squad.

Level Playing Field is a registered charity in England and Wales, and acts as a campaigning and advisory organisation to its membership and other parties across all sports. You will find information on disabled fans facilities at clubs and stadia, along with useful disability and access reports, guides, good practice documents and general disabled supporter information.

Level Playing Field (LPF) believes that being a disabled person is a social issue and that an individual only becomes disabled because of the social, attitudinal and environmental barriers that the individual faces (this is known as the social model of disability).

Efforts are focussed on removing these barriers in all sports. LPF and its members will know they have succeeded when:

* all fans can enjoy an equal experience at live sports events;

* all stadia and sports venues are fully accessible and inclusive;

* all customer and/or fan services are equal and inclusive;

* disabled people are seen as customers with a commercial value.

We are guided by the following principles:

* anti-discrimination – so that disabled people do not face discrimination arising from poor or misinformed practice;

* equality of opportunity or making things fairer – for disabled people in every aspect of their contact with sports clubs and venues;

* increasing the independence and choices that disabled people have;

* individual needs/diversity – recognising that a disabled person is an individual who, like all others, has his or her own needs, abilities, human rights and responsibilities;

* integration/inclusion – such that services are made accessible to disabled people and offer choice;

* involvement in decision-making – so that disabled people, and/or their advocates, are consulted before decisions which affect them are made;

* the social model of disability explains that it is social and physical ‘barriers’ that cause ‘disability’ not impairments;

We are showcasing the great performances by our Open Age squad that play in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League where they sit proudly in second place.

There will be a lap of honour at half-time so please give them good applause on their way round!

 

 

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W

D

L

GD

PTS

1

Man City Adult Amputees

 9

 6

2

1

 4

 20

2

ROCHDALE AFC “A”

11

 4

3

4

 4

 15

3

Manchester United (Red)

10

 4

3

3

 1

 15

4

Wigan Athletic Ability (Blue)

 9

 4

2

3

 9

 14

5

Burnley FC “B

10

 4

1

5

 1

 13

6

FC United of Manchester Whites

 9

 2

4

3

-2

 10

7

Man City Pan “B

10

 2

1

7

-17

  7

 

HALF-TERM HOLIDAY COURSES

We held our popular football/multi-sports sessions at Soccer Factory, Royle Barn Road, Rochdale and Wardle Academy, Birch Road, Wardle.

Over 70 boys and girls attended over the week’s football/multi-sport courses involving dodge ball, cricket, basketball, volleyball plus football of course.

They all left with tickets for this match against Rotherham United, plus loads of goodies from Rochdale AFC.

We’ve now organised the Easter half term holidays programme at:

Monday 6th - Thursday 9th April 2020

Soccer Factory - Royle Barn Road, Rochdale

Wardle High School - Birch Road, Rochdale

Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th April 2020

Soccer Factory - Royle Barn Road, Rochdale

Rochdale AFC - Sandy Lane, Rochdale

Girls Only Fun/Coaching Course

Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th April 2020

Soccer Factory - Royle Barn Road, Rochdale

Contact Keith Hicks on 07958593121 or email keith.hicks@rochdaleafc.co.ukto book or for more details.


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