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Wednesday August 7, 2019
Mid Lancs Colts JFL are the FA League of the Year 2019


League Chairman Kevin Kealey (left) receives the award from Danny Murphy with League Secretary Ian Christopher


We send our warmest congratulations to the officials, clubs and players from the Mid Lancs Colts Junior Football League who are the FA Grassroots League of the Year 2019.

Officials from the League were guests of the Football Association at the Community Shield Final at Wembley between Manchester City and Liverpool and the Award was presented to League Chairman Kevin Kealey and League Secretary Ian Christopher by the former Liverpool and England star Danny Murphy.

The Mid Lancashire Colts JFL is an inclusive and progressive league that now covers over 3,000 children across 42 clubs and 179 teams. But its excellence comes through the determination to create a positive environment in which the players can enjoy their football. That includes a partnership with Lancashire NHS to promote Smoke free Sidelines, and another with Kick It Out to promote early intervention and education on racism.

These initiatives matter in providing children with a wholesome playing environment and they create a healthy experience of football that shapes their love for the game and their behaviour outside of it.

The Mid Lancs Colts League plays a vitally important role in Preston and the surrounding areas. Their teams consist of youngsters in the U8 to U10 range where they are given a sound introduction to the game, how to play it and how to show respect. Players then move into the Central Lancashire Junior League which caters for U11 to U16 and then onto the youth section of the Lancashire Sunday League.

Many of the larger clubs in this area have teams in the Mid Lancs Colts League, the Central Lancs JFL, the Lancashire Sunday League, the Mid Lancs League (Saturdays) and the West Lancashire League. This means that if a youngster wishes, he can enjoy a lifetime of football playing for the same club but in a variety of leagues.

Eamonn McNamara.




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Clubs interested in applying for Charter Standard Status are asked to telephone or e-mail Eamonn McNamara for details.

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Ian 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

Midfielder Adam looking for Youth Team

Sixteen year old Adam Hassan, who plays midfield is looking for a youth team in this league. He lives in Fulwood and is prepared to travel.
Contact Adam via 07967 729441.

Gregson Lane Wanderers need a Keeper

Gregson Lane Wanderers (Division 1) need a goalkeeper for their Open Age team.
Contact Ben on 07837 760122.

Brothers looking for a Youth Team

Preston based brothers Cameron & Connor Wylie (both aged 16) are looking for a youth team. Cameron plays in goal whilst Connor is a midfielder and both have played at a reasonable level.
Contact Barry Wylie on 07738 338717.

Left Back Available

Local lad Danny Noray, who plays left back is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Danny on 07847 024189.

Walton-le-Dale Wanderers need a goalkeeper

Walton-le-Dale Wanderers (formerly Gregson Lane) need a goalkeeper for their Open Age team.
Contact Dale Wilson on 07488 247822.

Tom looking for a Club

Tom Cavies, who lives in the Gregson Lane area and plays centre midfield or left wing, is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Tom on 07885 637789.

Forward Jarrad is looking for a club

Forward Jarrad Cullinane, who has recently moved to Preston and is living the City centre, is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Jarrad on 07513 107077.

Gregson Lane U18s need Players

Gregson Lane youth team are looking for new players plus a goalkeeper for the coming season.
Contact: Chris Lowe on 07741 909195.

Kits for Uganda

The 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)
AFC Longridge
Ashton Villa (3 kits)
London Victoria
Preston City
Lostock St Gerards
(6 kits)
Tanterton (8 kits)
Lostock Hall
Ingol Rangers
Preston Muldoons (2 kits)
Mellor FC (5 kits)
Poulton FC
Gregson Lane (3 kits)
Penwortham Hill Rovers (2 kits)
Springfields (8 kits)
Longridge Town
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)
Gregson Lane Wanderers (2 kits)
Arkwrights
Leyland United (3 kits)
New Farington House (3 kits)

A total of 122 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.


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Referees

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 Preston North End Football Club, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston, PR1 6RU, 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.

Physical Training: 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 Mark Moore 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.

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