Arnett Gardens coach Jerome Waite said the aim is to keep his players fresh in a rotation system in order to repeat their feat of winning the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) and Caribbean Football Union (CFU) title.The RSPL champions are atop in this season’s national championship on 46 points, one ahead of Montego Bay United (45).Waite intends to stay on top to first win the trophy and incentive for the team that ends the preliminary stage with the most points.Waite, who guided Arnett to three of the club’s national titles, is also looking at the bigger picture: to win the CFU championship and move to the CONCACAF stage. The CFU championship is set to kick off next month.”We want to win the national title again. It is the first time for this season that we are leading on points. We are in the lead, so I’m pretty much pleased at this point,” Waite told The Gleaner.With Arnett having scored 36 goals in 24 RSPL games this season, Waite said that the team should have scored more. However, he is pleased with the defensive system as the team has conceded 20 goals.MORE GOALS WANTED”We should have scored more goals but, defensively, we are doing well as a team,” said the coach, who guided Arnett to back-to-back titles from 2000 to 2002.”Looking back at last year, despite winning the title, I was concerned about the fact that we let in too many goals, so it is a massive improvement in that area,” he added.”We will continue to take the games step by step. My aim is to keep the team healthy and injury-free. The rotation of players is necessary. It is all about man-management. It is my duty, and I’m always thinking about the long term,” Waite reasoned.”We are also preparing for the CFU tournament in the Dominican Republic early next month. We will leave for that tournament by month end,” he said.Arnett Gardens and last season’s runners-up, Montego Bay United, will participate in the CFU championship. Arnett will play in Group Four alongside AtlÈtico Pantoja of The Dominican Republic, America des Cayes of Haiti, and Notch of Suriname in Santo Domingo.
The Annual General meeting of Donegal County Community Forum was held recently where the representational and developmental role of the forum was highlighted.The key objective of Donegal County Community Forum is to provide a vehicle through which the community & voluntary sector’s voice is heard at decision making levels. The acting chairperson of Donegal County Community Forum, Mary McGowan, outlined the range of activities that the forum has undertaken in the past 12 months to the counties community and voluntary sector representatives.Among the activities undertaken by the forum in recent include the provision of public information seminars on subjects of relevance to the community and voluntary sector, including, active ageing, safety in the home and the heritage of local areas.The community and voluntary sector in County Donegal have identified as a weakness in their structures their ability to communicate with the general public the important work being carried out in local communities on a voluntary basis. Donegal County Community Forum are helping to address this weakness by facilitating training in media skills, including print media, social media, public speaking and radio communications.Addressing the Annual General Meeting, County Manager, Seamus Neely highlighted the important role carried out by County Forum members in representing the community and voluntary sector on Donegal County Development Board Sectoral Fora and Donegal County Council Strategic Policy Committee’s. Donegal County Community Forum currently provide active representation on up to 20 decision making structures in the County, bringing a community and voluntary perspective to decision making and funding allocating bodies, and also ensuring that the sector is informed of developments at county level. Donegal County Community Forum has developed a website portal which has the objective of giving information about the activities of county and local fora and providing an information sharing platform on matters of common interest for the Community & Voluntary sector in various parts of the county.The website www.donegalcommunityforum.ie was launched by the Minister of State at the Department of Gaeltacht and Community Affairs, Dinny McGinley in May 2012.The funding for the running of the County Forum structure comes predominantly from the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government with funding and developmental support from Donegal County Council.Further information on the work of Donegal County Community Forum can be had from Mary McGowan, Acting Chairperson, on 087 263 9165 DONEGAL COMMUNITY FORUM HEARS OF NEED TO GET VOLUNTEER’S MESSAGES OUT was last modified: October 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL COMMUNITY FORUMMARY MCGOWANSEAMUS NEELYvolunteers