FA Guidance on resumption of Grass roots for the 2020/21 season

From September – Grassroots leagues, men’s National League System, Women’s Football Pyramid tiers 3 to 6, and FA Competitions can commence.

Clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents/carers, spectators and football facility providers should read our full guidelines, which are accessible below, in addition to the latest Government guidance on COVID-19.

Twyford Comets has appointed Ben Gilbert as officer to look into COVID19 compliance and safety. Any concerns please get in touch with the club.

More information can be found here: https://www.thefa.com/news/2020/jul/17/grassroots-guidance-for-competitive-football-restart-in-england-170720

Discounted Reading FC Games

The club has signed up to a block ticket scheme with Reading FC. Essentially if you call the number, quote “Twyford Comets FC” and book for one of the six games:

  1. You will get a discounted price (prices on the poster)
  2. Be seated with other members of the club
  3. The Club will receive some much needed funding
  4. You will enjoy a great Saturday of football!

What could be better?

See the poster below
Block 1 Group ticketing poster

Piggott 3G Footwear Policy

The Piggott 3G pitch is an artificial surface, as such, we need to look after the grounds.

Below is advice for 3G footwear:
3G Permitted footwear:
•Boots with moulded studs – see first example photo below.
•Astro trainers with rubber pimpled soles.

Not allowed on 3G
•No Trainers
•No Boots with screw in studs
•No Blades see 2nd pic below
•No Dirty shoes.

These will not be allowed on to the surface, so if you play on moulded studs on a Saturday, boots will need cleaning before training!

Another note on blades – as a club we do not recommend these boots for the Saturday “on real turf” football either, due to some injuries observed by some of our members. Something to keep in mind when it comes to renewing them.

Also, we have in the last season had many children wearing a hybrid boots with both moulded studs and then blades on the heel. Ideally avoid these too for 3G use.”

Zero tolerance on Player Poaching

The issue of Player Poaching, which is the practice of team mangers approaching young players from other teams and their parents directly and trying to persuade them to switch teams, is becoming increasingly widespread. More and more teams are having to fold due to their players being poached to join supposedly better teams with the promise of more facilities and better chances of winning trophies.

Twyford Comets have decided to take a stand against this and have issued a policy statement which has been adopted by the club and is now part of the club’s operating guidelines.

If you would like to read the full statement please go to the ‘About us’ section on this website.