Following the meeting last night, the details of the free on-line training referred to by Mike Halligan can be found here:
You will need to register, or if you are logged in with Facebook, you can use those details instead. The course runs over four weeks, and one is available now. If you register for the course running now (as I have just done), access will expire on 11th January 2018.
The next course commences on 18th January 2018.
Sefton Loses a Sporting Star.
It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing away of our President Neil Edwards. Neil had been fighting illness for quite some time now and was admitted to hospital last Wednesday. On Saturday morning his fight ended with a cardiac arrest.
A founder member of the Sports Council, Neil was very actively involved for over 30 years. Allied to his love of cricket he was a truely outstanding supporter of sport in the borough. He was forever dashing of to “Lords” in his capacity of Secretary of the League Cricket Conference, meeting with the well known names of cricket, representing cricket at the Houses of Parliament and worked tirelessly for the Formby Pool he is leaving behind a huge hole that I don’t believe can be filled by one man.
We will miss his dry humour and eloquent speaking, his legal reports and work on the website, his availability to talk to people who might need his assistance and his staunch support where needed. He was never frightened to step up to the plate and fight his corner and ruffled a few feathers in his time. He was another volunteer who retired from work, but instead of relaxing, his volunteering seemed to increase rather than decrease. He became more difficult to get hold of because of all his projects and his devotion to his family.
I will miss a great colleague, a fabulous mentor, a man who was very knowledgeable of the workings of sport, but most of all a very close and dear friend. I offer my, and the Sports Council’s sympathies and support to his family.
Neil’s funeral will be held at Southport Crematorium, Southport Road, Scarisbrick PR8 5JQ on Tuesday 18th August at 3:20pm followed by the Gild Hall, Church Road, Formby L37 3NG.
Paul Wilkinson, Chair of Sefton Sports Council