The soccer school is back into full swing now. After last weeks volunteer open day with Manchester University we had 7 students turn up to assist us. We’d like to thank Henry, George, Heather, Jean, Kevin, Mike & Cristiano. Hope to see you all again next week.
More than 80 girls and boys are registering to play every Saturday morning (we could do with some more coaches). The soccer school is in dire need of new coaches who are enthusiastic about running a football team or just helping out with the Saturday morning sessions. We have several group in need of good solid leadership and an ambition to take on and develop. If there are any people who think they have the qualities to run a team, please give a call to David Horrocks (academy development officer and skills coach) 07712 450 181
The Club AGM went well with a new board being elected to positions. The new status is Ron Jamieson is ‘President’, David Horrocks ‘Chair’, Claire Lawless ‘Secretary’, Amir Khan ‘Treasurer’. Several other people have been elected as ‘non executive’ members. They club is going in a positive direction and the new structure should bring stability and investment in due course.
CLUB PRESENTATION 2016/17 SEASON
The clubs celebrates 30 year and were held on Sunday 10th July 12.30. At Britannia Country Park Hotel, Northernden. We were hoping to get some of our ex players to come along and share their time with us. Senior player Keano Deacon (Fleetwood Town), Joe Gill (Fin Barton from Emmerdale), Shaquille Clarke (ex MUFC), Charlie King (Rochdale AFC youth player), Oscar and Joel (MUFC academy players) all turned up to present trophies to our players. We would like to thank them all for taking the time to spend the afternoon will all the girls and boys. It is a real shame none of the ‘BIG NAME’ players could not find the time to show.
Building on traditions.
On Saturday April 9th our under 13’s teams will be hosting our Canadian cousins. The teams will be playing simultaneously (at the same time) on Mersey Bank 10.00am kick off. Each year we welcome team over from Canada to play against us. Last year they played against Gavin Kings under 13’s. Mersey Bank Thursday night and it was great for football. Thanks Fergus for bringing the guys over again, hope to see you again next week.
HOW PROUD ARE WE?
It was signing on day at Manchester United today and once again we can boast a host of talent that was spotted playing for us and have been selected to sign for next years under 9’s Academy. Both our under 8’s coaches (Rob & Mohammed) will need to look for some worthy replacements for next seasons campaign after loosing 5 players from their squads to the reds and more to other pro clubs (Stoke City, Everton and Stockport so far). The United players (pictured) are Left to right; Maison, Prince, Brandon, Corey and Felix. Mohammed who has mixed emotions about the signings because he has lost 2 goal keepers at the same time, so he is now on the lookout for a replacement for next season, any takers?
Manchester United’s under 18’s played in an indoor tournament in Germany and came away as winners (beating the Germans in the final in a penalty shoot out too). 4 of the players are ex Fletcher Moss soccer school players. Devante Redmond, Rohsaun Williams, Marcus Rashford and Cameron Borthwick Jackson (back row of picture).
The open age squad played their second round of games on Friday evening at Salford. Fielding 2 teams in the competition their oppositions was Bury FC, Bolton Wanderers, and You Can. The best win was the First teams 11 nil win against Bury FC. Captain Tim Dalton was the evenings top scorer with 14 on target. David and Alicia must get a mention for attaining 2 and 1 clean sheets respectively speaking. Well Done Guys, we are proud of you all.
The soccer school is in dire need of new coaches who are enthusiastic about running a football team. We have several group in need of good solid leadership and an ambition to take on and develop. If there are any people who think they have the qualities to run a team, please give a call to David Horrocks (academy development officer and skills coach) 07712 450 181
The club is moving on with their plans to secure a long term lease and serious funding to develop the site for us and the community. We need people with specialist skills in conveyancing, legal skills, surveying, building, building design, architects, public relations etc to help move forward. Would any of our members be willing to give up some time to benefit the club and build a more secure organisation.