Sunday, 31 May 2009
Soccer Fest @ Connaught Field, Bagshot
Sunday 31st May
With the sun shining and the temperature at 28 degrees, my family & I attended the Curley Park Rangers' 'Soccer Fest' at the Connaught School Field, Bagshot.
While our two boys are currently too young to be involved in playing competitive football - and indeed, it looks as if our youngest will more likely be playing rugby football on account of his build - I have recently become involved with the club by way of assisting with the now well known 'fence issue'. Without going into too much detail here, the Borough, County and school are dealing with a land transfer which will probably result in a split of the land to the detriment of the club. Paul Blair, Roger Simpkins and myself have been ensuring that the club is not left out of these discussions and that the club remains able to use the facility.
We were delighted to have been invited and were made to feel very welcome by the club. The afternoon itself was very well attended with what must have been six or seven hundred people either playing or supporting the event and we even bumped into some of my Parish Council colleagues, Cllr Mrs Valerie White and Cllr John Winterton. I find something very heartening in knowing that these kids and their families are so supportive of such a local concern and I shall continue to do my best by them.
Note - the Connaught Park Polling Station on Thursday will be at the field pavilion.