Check out the Gaffer’s Thoughts and the Chaplain’s Corner as we welcome the players, staff and supporters of Mullion to Bodieve Park.
It’s nice to have a a couple of impressive league wins to come in to this game.
Newquay was by far and away our best performance of the season, and we followed this with our biggest win so far, 8-2 against Sticker
What pleased me about that win, is that we did the simple things well, didn’t over complicate things, just moved the ball tidily and quickly.
It’s the end of the midweek programme for us now until the spring. Managing the squad becomes really important. With postponements, a lad you leave out could go 3 or 4 weeks without playing. Players that are playing well, can find themselves missing out on the starting 11 for the greater good of the squad. It’s a balancing act for sure.
Anyway, let’s hope I get it right for today’s match
Enjoy the game
In my day job I am the lead for Compassionate Communities in the NHS. Our team support people through a wide range of life experiences including long term illness, mental health and wellbeing, birth, the end of a person’s life, and bereavement.
The most important part of what our team does is to give people a voice. One of the stories of Jesus healing a person in the bible is not remarkable because he made someone physically well. But because he stopped and enabled a woman who was socially outcast to have a voice, tell her story, and be reconciled and reconnected within her community.
Some of the people we support from very different backgrounds feel isolated and without value. We don’t do anything particularly remarkable either, we just give people time, a voice that his heard, value them and their experiences, and enable them to have a meaningful say in what their life looks like. This usually includes eating together and building a sense of community where all are valued and loved.
Sport is a gift to many people in being part of a community, a sense of shared purpose, being part of something that creates passion together. It often includes eating and drinking together too. My hope is that through the diverse community that is Wadebridge Town Football club, through all ages, gender, ability, colour, wealth, sexuality, and so on, we are a community where everyone has a voice that is valued. That everyone is welcome accepted and loved for who they are.
Going forward I hope we can extend these values throughout the whole community. For our football club to be recognised as a place where anyone can come and share in this sense of shared community and be a place where anyone and everyone can flourish.