The League have been informed that
Pete Hughes, former player with the
Black Boy in the 1970s and 80s,
and league Referee sadly passed away
after a short illness last week,
his funeral will take place on TUESDAY,
31st MARCH (10.15am) at Peel Green Crematorium,
Our deepest condolences to Margaret
and his family at this time.
Referee, Clubs and players are requested
to observe a minutes silence prior to matches
On Sunday, 29th March
ANY CLUBS WANTING AN EARLY KO
On SUNDAY, 22nd MARCH should contact
JOHN SIMPSON (07799685192) by
NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, 19th MARCH.
ANY CLUBS NOT WANTING A FIXTURE
On EASTER SUNDAY, 5th APRIL
SHOULD CONTACT JOHN SIMPSON BY
No Later than Sunday, 22nd March.
With heavy rain and snow causing widespread fixture disruption across the country this winter, many in the grassroots football community have suffered the frustration that has become an all-too-familiar feeling at this time of the season.
Summer football – March to November…….
From March to June and August to November matches are mandatory, while during July, when most families take their holidays, games are played subject to availability of coaches and players with a one week postponement request implicated.
1. To increase participation
2. To create an attractive modern game
3. To improve coach education and development
4. To create a vibrant volunteer workforce
5. To develop club and school football
6. To produce more talented young players
Bad weather means bad pitches, which means more cancelled games and for young footballers in particular, poorer conditions in which to develop their skills. “It’s a no brainer… lush grass, warm conditions. These are the conditions where kids and young adults will learn the basics, enhance their skills and enjoy themselves.“The alternative, players out all wrapped up, cold, dark, wet and matches called off because the pitches are flooded.”
The new summer season starts with lots of goals.
In the First Division De La Salle won 3-0 over Clifton with Craig Sharples hitting a brace. Moorside Rangers won 4-3 against Irlam Rangers John McCaffey also scored a brace. Royal Oak beat Winton Wanderers 5-2 with Des Saunders hitting a hat trick.
Swinton Park Inn won 2-0 over Spartak Salford with goals from Lee Grimshaw and Aaron Mullins also in the Second Division Beechfield Utd won 6-0 at AFC Broughton Mason Gilligan scored a hat trick. Salford Arms won 4-3 against Fox and Hounds James Firth and Dave Leach both scored a brace.
In the Third Division new team Club 147 started well with a 6-3 at Cardinal Maritime Lee Dodds and Josh Smith both scored hat trick, for Club 147 and James Mears also scored a hat trick for Cardinal. Egerton Arms won 4-3 over The Ship Dale Sullivan hit a brace.