Today the Puma's site has launched a private forum area for all members - to access it you need to register.
You can access the forums either via the 'Home' menu drop down - or go direct http://www.peterleepumas-rlfc.com/forum under the username and password box you will find the 'create an account' link - just register to gain access.
Next Saturday, 20th September, after practice we will be having a planning/committee meeting, all coaches committee and anyone wishing to join the committee or help as a volunteer in any shape or form and help take the club forwards please attend.
To give an idea of what we are looking for, among mong the things to discuss will be, coach recruitment and development, player recruitment, volunteer recruitment and development, off season activity including planning for inter club games, family days and arrangement of friendly games on a regular basis for all teams, funding, sponsorship, job roles, school development and further club development and other ways ahead plus AOB.
Not an AGM, but a get together to rally and recruit and plan, we need to make sure we are strong, the current playing arrangements and league setup doesn't fit our club and satisfy our needs sufficiently so we need to supplement this heavily with other activities and playing opportunities for example.
This is an opportunity to take things forwards and grow, it's not to come along and complain that this could be done better or that didn't happen or there aren't enough games etc, we know that already, it's what we do to compensate for all that and ensure all our players, parents, volunteers and coaches can get the best experience possible out of this club, ensure we continue to be seen a a club of first regionally and nationally and be a leader across a wide variety of activities, recognised widely for our achievements in schools, in the community, with statutory bodies etc,.
We also need to improve performances and there is a lot of working going into that with a lot of success but we still need to redouble our efforts across the board.
Please be aware of what we have here and what the potential of the club is, we are a fairly decent sized organisation with a very good setup, , we could be huge and excellent so please come along and contribute in some way or form, there's loads to do.
Hope to see you all next week.
England Rugby League legend set to inspire youngsters
at satellite club in County Durham
Former England rugby league star Paul Broadbent is set to provide inspiration to youngsters in a satellite club this month that is taking place at Wellfield Community School in Wingate, County Durham.
Satellite clubs are outposts of existing community sports clubs based on school or college sites to ensure that more young people have the opportunity to continue to take part in sport as they transition from school to community sport.
They look to help grow the number of 11-25 year olds taking part in sport for at least 30 minutes every week, as well as to reduce the number of young people dropping out of sport.
The development of satellite clubs is overseen by Sport England, who are working in partnership with National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and County Sport Partnerships (CSPs) by investing over £49 million of Lottery funding in them between 2012-17.
Paul, who represented Great Britain and England in his stellar rugby league career, will be visiting a Satellite club at Wellfield Community School on 4th and 11th June (4pm – 5pm) in his capacity as a Sport England Sporting Champions.
The satellite club will be run by the local Peterlee Pumas Rugby League Club as they look to help the young people in attendance transition from the school to community sport and community sport clubs.
Paul explained that he is excited about attending the session in order to help the young people participating raise their own aspirations.
Paul said: “I’m really looking forward to this exciting satellite club at Wellfield Secondary School.
“Satellite clubs are a fantastic way of helping to get more young people playing sport so cannot wait to attend.
“I believe that as a Sport England Sporting Champion, I can inspire everyone in attendance to raise their own aspirations of what they can achieve and motivate them to be the very best versions of themselves that they can be.”
Jayne Molyneux, the Strategic Lead for Youth at Sport England, said: “It is great to see sport development partnerships working with Wellfield Community School to create a brand new satellite club where young people can come and try out rugby league.
“Our satellite clubs initiative is all about creating new and appealing opportunities to help young people make the step into community sport and set them on the path to creating a sporting habit for life.”
Sport England will offer every secondary school in the country the opportunity to host a satellite club with the aim of creating 4,000 new satellite clubs by 2017.
At the heart of every satellite club is an established community sports club that will be working with their NGB who, with the support of their County Sport Partnership, will establish an extension of its club in a host school or college.
At the core are the young people who take part and we are focused on the development of those young people through sport and community club activity.
PUMAS OPEN AGE AND JUNIOR PRESEASON STARTS 7TH, 8TH 9TH, JAN 2014.
All Pumas teams for 2014 will be starting preseason training week beginning 6th January.
Junior Training will be at Helford Road,
Under 16s tuesdays 7:30pm and Saturdays 11 am
Under 15s Thursdays 6:30pm and Saturdays 11 am
Under 14s Thursdays 6:30pm and Saturdays 11 am
under 13s Wednesday 6:30pm and Saturdays 10 am
under 12s Wednesdays 6:30pm and Saturdays 10 am
Under 11s, 10s, 9s, 8s, 7s, 6s Wednedays 6:30pm and Saturdays 10 am
Girls Wednesdays 7:30pm
Open Age Training, Sessions will be on Eden Land playing fields, (Peterlee Newtown Football Club) on the back pitch< SR8 5DJ. The First Session will be Thursday 9th at 7pm then Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. There will be sessions on Sundays also, to be arranged after first session next week.
Any and all new players welcome at all levels. We are looking for new junior players at every age group so please come along and try us out even if you havent played before and the same goes for open age, we are looking for keen athletes who are willing to work hard and learn to play in any of the 3 teams we are looking to put out this year. There are opportunities to play at the highest amateur level and we found some new players last season who pushed right up the selection que so no reason why we cant do the same again this year.