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Hambleton and Richmond

 

Area Football Secretary’s report  (2016/17)

 

Trials for U13/14/15 boys and U13/15 girls were held at Bedale school in September from which 5 squads were picked . The girls squads were selected by Jordan Aspinall and his team of coaches. The U18 boys team was selected by nomination to Jon Kellett.

 

This season the U13/14 boys and U13/15 girls  were to play friendlies and the U15 boys were entered into the Yorkshire league. Both the U13/15 boys were also entered into their respective ESFA competitions.

 

The nature of the U15 league meant that we could often tag on the U13/14 boys to fixtures , playing associations such as Leeds,Stockton, Scarborough ,York , Barnsley, Rotherham,Harrogate,E Riding,Sheffield and Middlesborough although the Middlesborough game still has to be played.

 

At the end of Spring term Chris Hutton and Selina  Brierley organised the annual  7 a side tournaments at Risedale again .

 

The U15 County trial took place at the end of spring term with a handful of U15 boys being selected.

 

My thanks as ever go to Charlie Allis , Chris Huttton ,Jon Kellet and Jack Marley for helping to keep the association ticking over , ex PE staff such as John Hacking for refereeing occasionally and Martyn for overseeing the Intra-schools  competitions.

 

The forthcoming season we have unfortunately lost the services of Charlie Allis , firstly through the work pressures of his school and eventually as a result of him moving jobs.  The willingness of staff to give their free time seems to be a dying commodity as schools demands  increase and the necessity for some ‘down time’ increases.

 

Perhaps as the girls section has gone , we need to look more outside of schools to the local community/clubs  and Adults other than teachers to keep the section existing?

 

 

 

Lee Wasden (Area Secretary)