DXTL Roadshow at Lostock Hall Tournament – Sunday 3rd July 2011

The Don’t X The Line Roadshow arrived at the Lostock Hall Tournament at 8.15am to meet up with Sky Sports News as we were there to monitor the tournament and add  our input about Respect and Sportsmanship.

Straightaway we were greeted by  Tournament organisers who were out in force working hard before kick off. We were highly impressed by the friendship and organisation throughout the day. Can we first of all thank Daryll and James for the kindness and respect they showed to the team from DXTL.

This season the DXTL Roadshow will visit many junior leagues talking to parents, coaches, players and committees; looking at facilities; giving advice on touchlines about Respect and how the leagues run in general.

DXTL Volunteers Will Award Points

Our volunteers will mix with the committees and supporters. Leagues will be awarded points for how well organised they are from the findings. At the end of the season, winners will be given a fair play award and a gold silver or bronze certificate by the DXTL Volunteer Respect Team.

Points will be awarded for barriers, behaviour, respect, sportsmanship and facilities.

Again congratulations Lostock JFC by displaying barriers and giving a fantastic day to all,you have set a high standard to follow

On behalf of the DXTL

Mal Lee

We Team Up With NCFA for the Football Awareness Weekend

The Don’t X The Line Campaign has teamed up with The National Children’s Football Alliance, for their Football Awareness Weekend.

The Staff at the Burger bar Show their Support

 Referee Hazel Grindle

Referee Tony Mallon

The Don’t X The Line Campaign recently teamed up with The National Children’s Football Alliance in support of their Football Awareness Weekend.

We are in full support of what they are trying to achieve.

Also giving their support are Farmers U7s and Croxteth Park U7s; referees Tony and Hazel are getting into the swing of things; whilst staff at the Burger Bar take time out to show their support.
You can also show your support by logging onto their website

Amazing Support for DXTL

Without support any project or organisation would be too large a task to carry on. DXTL is no different, but we find ourselves amongst local supporters, volunteers, leading names in the world of sport and a growing army of followers and fans across the globe. All brought together by the desire to improve the respect in our grassroots game.

I would like take this opportunity to report on 2 such supporters, both making huge efforts and dedication for the cause.

John and Ray ran the Liverpool 1/2 Marathon to raise much needed funds for DXTL and below is their days events unfolding.

John’s lead up before the run,

John,was up out of bed at 5.30am had weetabix for breakfast, the only worry John had was the abscess that appeared on his tooth and a large swelling on his gum, hardly perfect preperation.

The other amazing feat was that John had only completed a 2 mile run in three weeks, Wow !!! now i had a worry if John would finish this?

Amazingly John not only completed it, he did it in 1 hour 59 mins 23 seconds Fantastic. John was amazed himself by his performance and how much he enjoyed it, after the run John couldn’t wait to meet one of his best friends a good pint of Shandy ???

Ray’s  lead up before the run

Up out of bed at 5.45 am, breakfast banana sandwiches (eeehhh) but maybe we should try it! Ray finished the 1/2 Marathon in 2 hours 03 mins 12 seconds ‘Fantastic Ray’ in his own words found it hard after the run and looked at me in shock when i suggested the next run could be the full Marathon of 26 Miles, I’ll let you off Ray Well done.

When I asked the question, what was the biggest achievement about taking part in the 1/2 Marathon, it was an emotional and agreed answer from both John and Ray.

“The biggest achievement was all about raising money for a good cause and this is what got us across the finishing line”

This is the only time I feel glad that the lads did not take heed of our DON’T X THE LINE message.
The lads have amazing pledges for around £500!

A big thank you goes to the staff  and management of  Marks & Spencers for their tremendous support and generosity towards John & Ray.

From all at the DXTL thank you, people like you have hearts of gold.

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