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Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby Pitchfork » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:08 pm

I shall be writing to any schools who have not appointed ambassadors over the next few weeks. If you know of a Primary or Secondary School child who may be interested, please check if they have a current ambassador.

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If they are not on this list I would be grateful if you would let me know.

All our 2017-18 ambassadors will complete their year as the season ends in May. They will have recorded all the activities they have completed to promote FGR since their schools appointed them. I shall be writing to their schools in March & April to see if they wish to have an ambassador again for next season. Although parents can suggest names, it is the school that must choose the ambassador.

The target for the end of the school year (July) is 40 schools, 60 ambassadors. Schools are allowed to appoint two ambassadors if they are a boy & a girl.

AMBASSADORS for 2018-19

Primary

1. Troy Wilson - Leighterton
2/3. Fearne Anderton & Fernand Wells-French - Blue Coat, Wotton Under Edge
4/5 Grace Parmenter & Archie Hudd - Nailsworth
6 Max Kordula - Uley
7 William Foreman - Lakefield, Frampton on Severn
8 Iris Urquhart Dixon - Horsley
9/10 George & Alice French - Bisley Bluecoat
11 Katie Harbord - Amberley
12/13 Olivia Constable & Ralph Kerry-Barker - Avening
14/15 Scarlett Holland & Charlie Curtis - Chalford Hill
16 Katy Voyce - Callowell
17/18 Henry Nagle-Bass & Lily Hewitt - Rodmarton
19 Olly Young - Berkeley
20/21 Amelie Moore & Finlay Baines - Brimscombe
22 George Edmunds - Randwick
23/24 Holly Clark & Jack Smith - Cam Everlands
25/26 Gracie Wills & Sid Ogden - Gastrells
27/28 Nell Saunders & Teddy Gordon-Wignall - Rodborough
29/30 Erin Laming Mann & Billy Law - Park Junior
31 Leo Badham - Haresfield
32/33 Sam Griffin & Marnie Hansford - St. Matthews
34 Alyssa Powell - Wycliffe Prep
35 Elliot Wignall - Gracefield
36 Evie Kerry - Foxmoor
37 Jessica Curson -Smith - Cashes Green
38 Abbie Hendzel - Uplands
39 Thomas Adams - Hardwicke
40 Ruby Dickenson - Longney
41 Alfie Kirby - Kingswood
42 Dan Wiles - Crossways Junior
43/44 Lily Harrison & Toby Smith - Christ Church
45/46 Connor Riggall & Lily Tarr - St Josephs
47 Jago Painter - Bussage
48 Matilda Topp - Kemble
49 Zac Johncock - Severn View
50 Ben Smart - Leonard Stanley
51/52 Joe West & Lucy Crampton - Woodchester
53/54 Lara Walder and Stanley Booth - Thrupp
55 Isaac Page - Kings Stanley
56 Morgan Bennett - British School, Wotton
57 Max Stamatopoulos - North Nibley
58 Jamie Fearon - St Marys, Tetbury
59 Rufus Edmonds - Beaudesert Prep
60 Piers Clutterbuck - Eastington
61 Rosie Bruce - Minchinhampton


Secondary

1. Jonnie Gibson - Kingshill, Cirencester
2. Evan Smith - Alderman Knight School, Tewkesbury
3. Evie Urquhart - Rednock, Dursley
4. Morgan Tayler - SHS
5. Harrison Powell - Marling
6/7 Nathanael Dover & Erin Cook - KLB, Wotton
8/9 Charlotte Adams & Maison Warren - Severn Vale, Quedgeley, Gloucester
10 Charlie Smith - Berkeley College
11 Brendan Kitchen - Pates
12 Frazer Peters - National Star College
13 Sebastian Morris - Deer Park
14/15 Evie Walford & Nye Henson Malmesbury
16 Dylan Hartley - Archway
17 Theo Saunders - SWR
18/19 Libby Bennett & Harry Jenkins - Marlwood
20 Archie Dobie - Richard Kylie School, Ross

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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby Pitchfork » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:37 pm

Thanks for suggestions, I shall be writing to:

Cranham
Horsely - appointed
Hardwicke - appointed
Frampton - appointed
Marlwood - appointed
St Andrews , Chedworth
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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby Pitchfork » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:12 pm

Thanks for further suggestions:

Letters have gone to

Kingshill, Cirencester...............................Appointed
Edward Jenner School, Cheltenham
Alderman Knight Tewkesbury......Appointed
Acorn School, Nailsworth
Kingsway, Gloucester.....appointed
Malmesbury School.....appointed
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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby Pitchfork » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:18 pm

Delighted to have our first 10 ambassadors signed up for 2018-19 - these students are from 7 different schools, 3 of those new to the programme this year.

Of course the ambassador scheme is not mainly about numbers. The aim is to appoint young people to the role who are proud to be associated with Forest Green Rovers and can make a difference. This is both in terms of promoting the club in their schools and home communities and in volunteering their time to help out, especially on match days.

Schools have different ways of selecting their ambassadors, but I hope this is done in a fair and transparent way. As long as a school ambassador has provided evidence that they have shown commitment to FGR over the season, I am happy for the school to renew the appointment for more than one season.
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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby Pitchfork » Fri May 11, 2018 4:50 pm

We're up to 25 ambassadors signed on for 2018-19, eighteen of these new to the role. I've contacted another interested 20 schools today, so feeling pretty confident we will reach the target of 40 schools by the end of the summer term.

There will be a meeting for ambassador families on the evening of Thursday July 5th and I'm hoping as many ambassadors as possible can join the players in the squad photo on the morning of Mon 30 July.(new date)

Last season's ambassadors did an excellent job, both in promoting the club and helping out on match days. Half of them received badges for completing a range of tasks throughout the season, fourteen were highly commended at the awards ceremony and two were crowned ambassadors of the year. These were:

Primary Ambassador of the Year

Olly Young - Berkeley Primary

Secondary Ambassador of the Year

Evie Urquhart - Rednock School, Dursley
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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby Pitchfork » Tue May 22, 2018 9:26 am

Phew! 40 ambassadors signed on, time consuming but worth it.

These schools/Colleges have indicated they are in the process of appointing ambassadors.

Archway - appointed
Berkeley College - appointed
Bussage - appointed
Cashes Green - appointed
Christchurch - appointed
Crossways - appointed
Eastington - appointed
Gracefield - appointed
Haresfield - appointed
Kingswood - appointed
Kings Stanley - appointed
Leonard Stanley - appointed
Longney - appointed
Malmesbury - appointed
Minchinhampton - not participating
National Star - appointed
St Josephs - appointed
Powells
Randwick - appointed
St Marys - appointed
SWR - appointed
Thrupp - appointed
Uley - appointed
Uplands - appointed
Wycliffe Prep - appointed

If your school is not on this list and you are interested in the role please contact me
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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby Pitchfork » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:19 pm

An extremely busy 2 weeks with phone calls, emails and school visits.

We have now 60 ambassadors signed on for 2018-19, all keen and raring to go publicising Forest Green in our second season in league football. The latest updated list is at the top of this thread.

There are several new schools joining us for the first time and only one school has dropped out. I am expecting between 70 and 80 to be on board by the time schools break up for their summer holiday and our pre-season kicks off.
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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby Tommo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:16 am

Nice!

Well done!
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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby Pitchfork » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:52 pm

Tommo wrote:Nice!

Well done!


Thanks Tommo - the recruitment is now complete and I can come up for air.

All schools, bar a couple, have been very responsive and spent time selecting who are the best children to be advocates for FGR. Judging by emails parents have written, their children are very enthusiastic about representing the club in their schools and local communities. Heads are pleased their schools have Forest Green ambassadors, they have seen their pupils thrive in the role.

The final total looks to be 77 ambassadors from 57 schools, numbers that reflect the high profile of our club in Gloucestershire and beyond. To think only six years ago I worked hard to get 8 ambassadors ( all boys ) from 8 schools!
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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby GETCARTER » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:18 pm

Castle School - Thornbury, my old school, must be someone there who supports us.
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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby Pitchfork » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:50 pm

GETCARTER wrote:Castle School - Thornbury, my old school, must be someone there who supports us.


You would think so, but no response to my communications. Do you still have any contacts?
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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby The Old TomCat » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:44 am

Pitchfork wrote:the recruitment is now complete and I can come up for air.

All schools, bar a couple, have been very responsive and spent time selecting who are the best children to be advocates for FGR. Judging by emails parents have written, their children are very enthusiastic about representing the club in their schools and local communities. Heads are pleased their schools have Forest Green ambassadors, they have seen their pupils thrive in the role.

The final total looks to be 77 ambassadors from 57 schools, numbers that reflect the high profile of our club in Gloucestershire and beyond. To think only six years ago I worked hard to get 8 ambassadors ( all boys ) from 8 schools!


Fantastic achievement on your behalf Phil.
Let me add my name to those who have congratulated you for all your successful hard work.
Absolutely brilliant.
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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby The Old TomCat » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:26 am

Over the years the Ambassadors have had and written up some splendid articles for the FGR matchday programme.
This season they continue that proud tradition of readable contributions.
I'd like to say to them all - WELL DONE.

The reason for this post is article by Rufus of Beaudesert Park School in which he submitted a match report for the FGR v Swindon game.
The second paragraph had me smiling good naturedly when he wrote: "Today I brought my seventy-five-old year grandfather ................ to watch game"
I wonder what granddad thought of being taken to game by his young grandson?
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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby Pitchfork » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:31 am

Thanks for that OTC. It does give the ambassadors a lot of satisfaction to see their writing in the programme - moreover the accounts of their day gives a further dimension to the basic 'match report'.

I receive at east two for every match and had hoped the ones not chosen for the programme would be featured on the main site, but this has not happened.

After your kind comments I will reproduce them here and add my congratulations to the authors of the match day experiences against Swindon.

OTC commented on Rufus bringing his Grandfather to the Swindon match. Evan ( the second report below) takes both his grandparents to the game!

1.

My name is Matilda Topp and I go to Kemble Primary School. I love being an FGR ambassador, because it means I can talk about FGR all the time.

I went with my sister and my mum, we always walk to the stadium because we live so close. We always get the chips early to avoid the queues. I think FGR chips are the best chips in the world you shouldn’t go to a game without them.

When the kicked off and the line-ups where announced I was devastated when I heard Gavin Gunning was on the bench (he is my favourite player). In the 5th minute when Christian Doidge scored I was up on my feet, but I thought it might be like England game vs Croatia. When Robert Sanchez dived in (like he did in the Oldham Athletic game) and gave away a penalty I had my fingers crossed that he would save it, but Swindon had to score in the end. When Doidge lifted the ball over the keeper and hit the post I had my head in my hands. When George William ran past Swindon defence and shot at a tight angle and we got a corner.
I was very happy when Dayle Grubb came on and just a few minutes later Grubb was on a breakaway and the Swindon guy pulled him down I was really annoyed because I’m sure Grubb would have scored. Reece Brown really deserved Man of The Match, But I think Liam Shephard should have got it because he did some amazing dribbles down the wing and got everybody going forward.

2.

Forest Green V Swindon (25/08/18)

The adventure against Swindon started earlier than usual, a) because I was taking my grandparents, and b) I had volunteered to help in the club shop for the first time.

On the way to the game, my Grandma, who had never been to a Forest Green game before, (but was really looking forward to it), guessed that the score for the game would be 1-1.
When we got to FGR, my Dad and I wandered up to game and meet Ginny Smart, who showed us the ropes in the shop, we were helped by Ashley who was meeting and greeting.

As it got busy, we made conversation with our fans and Swindon alike, and we met some diehard neutral fans. We talked to a pair of ground hoppers, for one FGR was his 90th ground, and for his brother, it was 88.

So after a busy stint in the shop, It was 10 minutes to kick off, and we went down to the turnstiles and as we walked into the ground you could see a wall of red over the far side!
We got to our seats and sat down looking forward to a classic local derby. The game started with us making the early running and having chances, and after five minutes we made it 0-1, through birthday boy, Christian Doidge.

Then we moved up another gear, but we were caught on the break as Swindon found a chance and tried to go around Robert Sanchez, only for him to bring the Swindon man down for yet a another penalty kick, and Swindon made it 1-1.
We had a another great chance when Christian lofted up and over Lawrence Vigouroux, the Swindon goalkeeper but it hit the post and was cleaned up. A few more chances for both teams but no one found the net again. At least we scored today unlike Tuesday night against Stevenage. So it's onto next Saturday,to face Nott’s County, onwards and upwards!
We left the game happy, having had a great day out, and my Grandma got the score spot on!

By Evan Smith(18), Ambassador for Alderman Knight School, Tewkesbury.(North Glos)
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Re: Ambassadors 2018-2019

Postby Double Glazier » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:43 pm

I agree with TomCat - I think the Ambassador's match reports in the programme are brilliant. All very well written.
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