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2011,2007 and 2006 fixtures are already on on for Saturday 28th October.
Friday 13 October 2017 - 00:00:00 in General

2011,2007 and 2006 fixtures are already on on for Saturday 28th October.
The following fixtures are now in the Fixtures and Venues section of the website.
  
2011 until 281017
2010 until
2009 until
2008 until
2007 until 141117
2006 until 281017
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Suitable Footwear For Use On Synthetic Facilites
Wednesday 23 August 2017 - 00:00:00 in General

Suitable Footwear For Use On Synthetic Facilites
 
To All Users
  
Please can I take this opportunity to remind all clubs that anyone using the councils Synthetic facilities must wear either moulded studded football boots or astro-turf trainers at all times.
  
No other footwear is acceptable to use in these facilities and as such people with the incorrect footwear will not be allowed to enter the relevant pitch. 
  
I appreciate your co-operation in this matter as we trying to extend  the longevity of the facilities."
  
ERSDA Secretary

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2009's Fixtures and Location
Wednesday 16 August 2017 - 00:00:00 in General

2009's Fixtures and Location
2009's Fixtures and Location - as Woodfarm pitch is being re-laid and will not be ready until after 31st August, the first two weeks fixtures for 2009's will be played at the Netherlee playing fields venue, Clarkston Road.
  
There will be 5 pitches laid out and, as there are 39/40 teams, there will be 4 sessions between 9am and 1pm. Bill Crawford, venue co-ordinator will be present to set up the pitches as required.
  
The 5's goals have been moved from Woodfarm to Netherlee and will available as normal.   It may be that the Woodfarm venue MAY become available before the month end if the work goes well. If so, we will let everyone know and move back to Woodfarm for the second week of fixtures.
  
Regards, Bob MacDonald, ERSDA Secretary." 
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Registration for 4's, 5's and 7's for the August to November session closes on Thursday, 10th August
Tuesday 08 August 2017 - 15:58:29 in General

Registration for 4's, 5's and 7's for the August to November session closes on Thursday, 10th August
Registration for 4's, 5's and 7's for the August to November session closes on Thursday, 10th August so that attendance at the in-service day on 12th August can be finalised and fixtures prepared for the session start on Saturday, 19th August.
 
 
Please contact me if there is an issue regarding registration. Those that miss the deadline will have to wait a further four weeks to be included in fixtures.
 
Regards, Bob MacDonald, ERSDA Secretary.
 
NB Holiday dates for ERSDA small-sided games are as follows:- No fixtures on Saturdays 23rd September, 14th October and 21st October. As stated already on the website, last fixtures are Saturday, 25th November.   
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Minutes of the ERSDA AGM are now available
Wednesday 21 December 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

Minutes of the ERSDA AGM are now available
The minutes of the ERSDA AGM are now available in the documents section of the website along with three attachments detailing the ERSDA Calendar of Events for 2017 (including registration/PCS Plus/PVG workshops, Player Pathway In-Service meetings and coach education courses in the January to March 2017 period.
  
  
Coaches are urged to note the dates and attendance at these meetings will be via a survey monkey link issued nearer the time by John Gervaise or by contacting ERCL for coach education courses.
  
Any comments/issues should be initially sent to the ERSDA Secretary.
  
Regards, Bob MacDonald, ERSDA Secretary
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New documents available on website
Monday 28 November 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

New documents available on website
Please see the following documents relating to 2017 under documents showing
  
a) ERSDA Calendar of Events 2017. On the website under Documents and then choose ERSDA
  
b) coach education courses in 2017 in East Renfrewshire. On the websiter under Documents and then choose Coach Info.
  
All of these documents were covered by John Gervaise at the ERSDA AGM on Monday, 21st November
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Important notice about Woodfarm syntetic pitch
Tuesday 13 September 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

Important notice about Woodfarm syntetic pitch
To all clubs,    
  
Due to recent issues with children moving 7 a side goals at the above venue can all clubs ensure the following:  
  
WILL  TEAMS PLAYING ON THE PITCH ENSURE THAT ALL 7-A-SIDE GOALS ARE MOVED TO THE SIDE OF THE PITCH AT THE END OF THEIR LET.  
 
Should clubs fail to return the goals to their original position the goals will be placed in a fixed in position.  
  
  
Thank you for your assistance in this matter,                
  
Kind Regards Laura    
Laura Marshall Business Support Assistant Cleansing,
Parks & Protective Services
Tel :0141 577 3708 
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All litter to be cleared from pitches after matches
Wednesday 03 August 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

All litter to be cleared from pitches after matches
Dear all Clubs 
  
Can you all please ensure that litter and waste is cleared up after the use of a pitch in all of our venues. We appreciate your help with this matter. 
  
  
Thanks 
Business Support Team Cleansing, Cemeteries and ParksThornliebank DepotCarnwadric RoadThornliebankG46

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Pitch inspection now being done on a Friday-PLEASE READ
Monday 01 February 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

Pitch inspection now being done on a Friday-PLEASE READ
Subject: Match Day Inspection Protocol
  
All Clubs and Teams, Due to operational changes within the Parks Section, the Council have reviewed their Saturday morning football pitch inspection procedures.  Commencing on Friday 14th August all information regarding the condition of football pitches will now be available earlier to the teams and information will be posted on a Friday afternoon on the following social media websites; Facebook; Twitter and the official ERC website.The football answer machine will also be available for updates on the condition of the pitches.
  
Pitch inspections will no longer be carried out on a Saturday morning. 11 a side grass football pitches:
  
All pitches will be inspected on a Friday pm and the information will be available to the teams on all the above listed social media websites and the parks answer machine every Friday from 4.00 pm onwards (and Thursday’s when Friday is a public holiday).  Should any pitches be in poor condition when maintenance work is being carried out on a Friday e.g. (deemed unplayable) these pitches will be called Off and the teams who are booked on to these pitches will be contacted and offered an alternative pitch if one is available. 
  
If Council staff call pitches Off at any venue on a Friday, these pitches will be deemed Off for the weekend. Weather conditions may change over night and put the weekend matches in doubt, it will be the home team’s responsibility for organising a Match Day Inspection to confirm if their game should go ahead.
  
This inspection should be carried out by an authorised match official. If the game is called Off the Venue Attendant will record the information and this will be passed to the Parks Office and the team given a credit.  
Midweek Football;All pitches will be inspected pm and the relevant information will posted on appropriate social media websites and the council answer machine. The information will be available after 4.00 pm each day when matches are played.   
  
7 a Side Pitches:
Information will be available on the above social media websites and answer machine on a Friday afternoon  from 4.00 pm onwards informing the teams if the pitches are On or Off. 
  
3G Pitches
Information will be posted on the social network sites and Council answer machine if these pitches are called Off.  
  
 Pavilion Staff
  
Staff working at football pavilions do not have any responsibility for decision making regarding football pitch playability.
  
Any enquiries about the pitches should be directed to the Parks Section who will endeavour to deal with them as quickly as possible:
Tele 0141 577 3913 Monday to Thursday 8.45 am to 4.45 pm: Friday 8.45 am to 3.55pm  
  
 
I thank you for your assistance in this matter and hope that these changes do not lead to any inconvenience during this period. It is hoped that in some instances it will assist clubs and teams by having the information available earlier than it was previously. The Parks Section will be monitoring these changes to ensure that the transition period passes with minimum disruption to all the clubs, teams, volunteers and officials who use Council venues.  
  
If you would like any further information please contact the Parks and Cemeteries Section on 0141 577 3913.  Administration TeamParks Section190 Carnwadric RoadThornliebankG46 8HR Tel:  0141 577 3618Fax: 0141 577 3919Email:  outdoorsportspitches@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk 
EAST RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL - WORKING FOR YOU www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/recycler 
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Parking in Dubbs Road,Barrhead
Friday 06 May 2011 - 19:57:06 in General

Parking in Dubbs Road,Barrhead

The following email was received today from East Renfrewshire Council,

Eamonn,

I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the above private road,however it runs runs adjacent to the Cowan park in Barrhead.  Unfortunately we’ve received a complaint from the land owner regarding people parking in this vicinity in particular on Saturday mornings when ERSDA 7’s is taking place.
As such please can you put on the ersda website that people are not allowed to park on this road as well as highlighting this issue to all coaches who use this facility and ask them to relay this information to all parents of players.

Dubbs Road is highlighted in yellow below.

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