Post Author: Riverside Church

At Riverside we are on a journey to help people get to know Jesus and grow as his followers across Birmingham and beyond. Whoever you are, whatever you believe, you're so welcome in this community.
October 8, 2020
Real Riverside: Start of a new season

Real Riverside FC have entered our 18th season this year, with the difficult decision to reset the team over the summer meaning we start this season with a new look squad of players. That squad’s age range has widened significantly, at both ends of the scale!

It’s been a pleasure to have 9 graduates from the Pineapple Rules set up join Real Riverside, and a couple of Dad’s dust off their boots too. Throw in some of the existing players from previous seasons and we have a really good mix.

Pre-season was hard work but fun, manager Martin Woodruff putting us through our paces with bleep tests and pre-season games.

The season started very well, with a 4-0 home win, Ben Parker bagging a brace. Unfortunately, we haven’t won since then with three defeats on the bounce as the goals have dried up, and, despite Reuben Jones’ heroics, we’ve conceded more at the other end!

With a new look squad and many playing their first senior season of football, time to adapt and gel is inevitable, but we are enjoying the process.

A highlight has without doubt been the level of support at our games. Thank you so much. It makes a real difference having people on the side-line cheering us on.

At a time when lots of activities haven’t been able to operate, it has been a real privilege to be able to train and play football with the lads. We are taking advice from the Birmingham AFA and putting in place covid-19 appropriate procedures. We are thankful for the opportunity to play football and to build the Real Riverside community.

Video: Real Riverside Training Session

Get Connected: Want to join the fun?

If you would like to get involved as either a player or a supporter of Real Riverside Football Club we would love to hear from you. You can get full information by visiting our website or you can contact us via: info@riverside-church.org.uk

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Riverside is a church made up of people from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences all with one thing in common, our discovery of God and his amazing love. 

We are on a journey together to ‘help people get to know Jesus and grow as his followers’. 

Upcoming Events:

Full information about all the upcoming events at Riverside Church can obtained from the events page of our website. You can filter via ‘Featured‘, ‘Monthly‘ or ‘Weekly‘ or you can also view ALL events and filter by category using our ‘Church Calendar‘.

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