East Thurrock United: Sports therapist joins the Rocks and other news

Physio/sports therapist Jack Chandler (pictured)
Physio/sports therapist Jack Chandler (pictured)

Article below from Rocks Online

Pitch work continues, youth news, new sports therapist joins the Rocks.

DIFFICULT and unprecedented times we are living through. We trust all our followers and loyal supporters are keeping well, and like us can’t wait for football to get going again.

We fully understand that football is probably the last thing on most people’s minds in these trying times, but we will continue to attempt to keep you up to date as best we can.

You will appreciate it has been difficult for us, re-structuring things pretty much from scratch, without being able to sit down together for face to face meetings, but we now have people in key positions at the club to keep things moving forward.

Once again though, we reiterate that we will need additional help, particularly on match days, and look forward to sitting down with our volunteers as soon as circumstances permit.

New manager Paul “Magic” Martin tells us he now has a physio/sports therapist in place. Jack CHANDLER (pictured), worked with Magic at Romford, and has previously been with Millwall FC. .. Jack is currently working on the front line at Basildon Hospital.

Magic has spoken to a lot of players since his appointment, including players who were at the club last season, and others who will be well known to Rocks fans, but other than Danny Cossington who is staying with us as player/coach, it is obviously far too early to be naming names.

New groundsman and club stalwart Glen Case has been hard at work at the ground as spring pitch maintainance continues. . By mid May the pitch will have been weeded, fed, over-seeded, and top dressed. Leaving plenty of time to be ready for when football returns in earnest.

One thing we will be pushing forward with when football returns is establishing closer ties with the thriving Rocks youth section. The plan is that Sunday’s will be “youth day” at the Grayers Graphics Stadium.

Conditions permitting we aim to stage at least one youth game on the main pitch every Sunday, with other matches/activities taking place on the back pitches. The Snack Bar will be open, and the downstairs lounge area in the Rocks Bar will be open as a dedicated family area, hopefully with activities etc for the youngsters.

Many of our sponsors who are running small and medium businesses are going through tough times at the moment. As a club, we have always seen sponsorship as a two-way thing, and any help supporters can give them at this time would be really appreciated.

Over recent days, we have spoken to most of our sponsors/advertisers and are pleased to say that the bulk of them have already committed to continue their support. It is also looking likely that we will be welcoming several new sponsors for the new season.

Watch this space for further updates as and when.

In the meantime, stay safe.

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