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Tuesday May 29, 2018
‘Dixie’ Dawson - At the Double
David 'Dixie' Dawson - Manager of Hunters FC
Hunters manager David “Dixie” Dawson can reflect on another successful season after winning the Premier League & Challenge Cup double to add to the league title won 12 months ago. Here is a man steeped in Sunday football and particularly the Lancashire Sunday League. His football odyssey started watching his uncle play against teams with exotic names like Lime Kiln FC, Preston West End FC, CCA FC, Ribbleton WMC FC and many others.
His uncle, also called Dixie Dawson, clearly had a big influence on him, not only watching him play but later observing his organization and motivational skills when his uncle started managing teams. The nickname Dixie is very much a family affair with David being the third generation of the Dawson clan to be so called following his uncle and Granddad who supported Everton and the legendary Dixie Dean.
Dixie played for many seasons with Unicorn FC in the lower reaches of the league. They were a youthful team of lads who had grown up together and they shared a strong bond both on and off the pitch. As time went by he gradually started working with the manager Jimmy Thomas initially taking the warm up sessions, then helping him to procure players and later discussing and advising on tactics and opponents.
He started managing the team when they changed their name to Hunters FC four years ago and he has assembled an impressive squad of players. Dixie speaks of club secretary Andy Walsh with great affection and respect for the way that he has looked after the administration of both Unicorn and Hunters and he has kept a promise to Andy that they would be league champions.
Whilst Dixie is proud of winning the title twice and the double, but he will tell you at the drop of a hat that the biggest prize of all is the LFA Sunday Trophy, which has been won 14 times by clubs from this league and he will not rest until his team is added to that list.
Away from football Dixie runs two successful Barber Shops in Lostock Hall and Buckshaw Village and he is immensely proud of his girls, fiancée Zoe and daughters Chanel (aged 6) and Hallie (aged 1 month).
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Next League Meeting
|Mon 8th Oct 18|
Will be held at Acregate Lane Labour Club, Preston PR1 5QL, commencing at 8.00pm.
All clubs MUST be represented.
21 Oct 2018 - 11:00 K.O.
28 Oct 2018 - 11:00 K.O.
Preston Parks: -
South Ribble Parks: -
Bolton Parks: -
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Kit washing/Laundry ServiceOne Stop Laundry Services Ltd
Your kit collected from your club (or an address) at your convenient time, wash, dry and folded and returned back to you in time for your next game, for a small cost off £12.50 per kit.
Contact: Jay on 07970 352721 or 07960 696666.
Charter Standard StatusClubs interested in applying for Charter Standard Status are asked to telephone or e-mail Eamonn McNamara for details.
Team Kits & EquipmentIan Senior of SKkits is offering your own designed kit @ £36 per player (including VAT), all badges/numbers/sponsor logo''s, etc. included in latest sublimated method of production.
Ian also offers 30% discount to all member clubs on prices shown in current PRECISION TRAINING catalogue, which can be seen on SKkits.
You can contact Ian anytime on 07960 137232 or email Ian Senior.
Ian attends all our League Meetings and he provides a quick and reliable service to member clubs.
Players & Club Officials
Gregson Lane Youth Team looking for PlayersGregson Lane Youth team (youth division blue) who play their home games at Gregson Lane, Higher Walton, are looking for players to add to their squad.
Contact: Chris Lowe on 07741 909195.
FA Qualified Coach AvailableDaniel Cowell is currently enrolled on a university course for coaching and he would like to get some first hand experience. He is an FA Level 1 coach and he is looking to get Level 2 badge.
Contact Daniel on 07568 725691.
Midfielder Lewis looking for a clubMidfielder Lewis Williams has moved to the Preston area and he is looking for a club.
Contact Lewis on 07462 279927.
Goalie want a ClubGoalkeeper Simon Cafferty, based in Mellor, is looking for a club.
Contact Simon on 07378 344013.
Two mates looking for a ClubAlex Christopher & Matty Elliot are looking for a club, they can play various central positions such as Centre Back, Central Mid or Central Forward.
Contact Alex on 07766 524013.
Vernon Sports looking for playersCharter Standard club Vernon Sports (Div 1) who play at Vernon Carus Sports Ground are looking for player in all positions.
Contact: Steve Turton 07540 842706 or Chris Moon 07790 363901.
Hungarian lad looking for a ClubHungarian Lajos Szilagyi, who now lives in Preston is looking for a club, he plays midfield or striker.
Contact Lajos on 07481 103546.
Kits for UgandaThe following clubs have donated kits and equipment to our Uganda Appeal where they will be gratefully received by the local footballers;
Wrea Green (4 Kits)
Warton Typhoons (7 kits)
Ashton Villa (3 kits)
Lostock St Gerards (6 kits)
Tanterton (8 kits)
Preston Muldoons (2 kits)
Mellor FC (5 kits)
Gregson Lane (3 kits)
Penwortham Hill Rovers (2 kits)
Springfields (8 kits)
Ashton on Ribble
Penwortham Town (16 kits)
Walton Athletic (3 kits)
Ribbleton Wanderers(2 kits)
Altrincham FC, SKkits (5 kits)
AFC Ashwood (2 kits)
Hunters (2 kits)
Mick Borwick (Various items)
George Nicholas (Various items)
Chorley Wanderers (8 kits)
Horwich St Marys
Brigg (4 Kits)
Acregate Lane LC
New Longton Rovers
Garstang (9 kits)
Fulwood Amateurs (3 kits)
A total of 113 kits have been donated by our clubs to date.
If you have a spare kit you can donate to the Appeal, please contact Eamonn McNamara.
Need extra players? Looking for a Club? Post a notice here Contact us.
The Lancashire Sunday League encourages all referees to become members of the Referees Association and it is League policy to give priority of appointments to those referees who are an RA member.
Preston Referees Society is based at BAC Club, South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JP, they meet on the first Monday of each month during the football season and everyone is welcome to attend their meetings. The meetings start at 7.30pm and usually finish around 9.00pm.
Anyone interested in joining Preston Referees Society or has any queries about refereeing should contact the Society Secretary Shaun Taylor here.
: The Society provides physical training for its members at UCLan Sports Arena Training every Monday evening between 6.30-7.30pm except on Society Monthly Meeting nights when it will be brought forward to 6.00-7.00pm.
For further details about the physical training sessions please contact Paul Marsden here.
Lancashire Sunday Football League is always happy to accept new referees to its list of officials. If you have any enquiries about refereeing on the League or would like to be added to the list of officials, please contact the League’s Referee Manager David McNamara here.
Mid Lancashire Football League operates on Saturday afternoons for Open Age clubs and they are also happy to accept new referees to its list of officials. If you have any enquiries about refereeing on the League or would like to be added to the list of officials, please contact the League’s Referee Secretary Tony Hawkes here.