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Weekly Forecast Prize hits £525

No winners this week.

The total prize money for the Weekly Forecast now stands at £525.00. With this sort of prize fund waiting to be won it has to be worth a dabble, so why wait. Simply download the form and enter by giving it to any Committee member or email your completed form to the webmaster@buckleytownfootballclub.co.uk before the deadline day.

Please note that the sheet below is for 17th November 2018:

WEEKLY FORECAST 171118

 

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James “Ginger” Williams

Buckley Town FC would like to pay its tribute to all those people involved in wars globally and especially to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

John William Williams was born in Buckley on the 15th February 1885. He later became known as James and most noticeably Ginger Williams. He started out playing in the town of Buckley and then moved into the professional game playing for Atherton Church House, Accrington Stanley and Birmingham (now Birmingham City).

In 1909 Ginger signed for Crystal Palace. It is here his career glistened and fans admired his forward play. Ginger Williams netted 58 times in 149 games for Palace before his move to Millwall FC.

Millwall paid a club record fee for Ginger in the February of 1914, but his career was cut short due to the advent of war which would be a great loss to Millwall and football.

During his career Ginger Williams represented Wales twice at full international level competing against Scotland and Ireland. In one of the games he was replaced by Manchester United legend Billy Meredith.

Sadly, on the 5th June 1916, Ginger was killed in action at Vimmy Ridge aged just 30. A benefit match was held between Crystal Palace and Millwall at the Den for his wife and only son Kenneth.

Further to this, Millwall hold a plaque remembering the ultimate sacrifice of Ginger Williams at the New Den stadium.

Buckley Town FC would like to thank Millwall FC for their support in supply the information.

R.I.P. John William “Ginger” Williams

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Scottish Power

Everyone at Buckley Town Football Club would like to thank Scottish Power for their assistance in putting up the new signs on the Main Stand at the Globe providing both the manpower and the Cherry Picker to enable us to display the logos of our new Main Stand sponsor HRGO Recruitment.

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Pitch Maintenance ready for Airbus game

The working party have been busy over the last two days doing pitch maintenance getting the Globe ready for the visit this Saturday of the Huws Gray League leaders Airbus UK Broughton.

In the last two days the pitch has been cut, double rolled, marked ready for ‘The Bucks’ big challenge this weekend (Picture shows Graham Davies rolling the pitch).

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Michelle Griffiths Q&A

  1. You’re one of the leading female football coaches in the area, working with Buckley Town and Chester FC. How does it feel getting involved with football and is it your main passion? 

I’ve been a football fan since I was little and it used to be one of my biggest hobbies but is now my job ha-ha! Football is a different game all the time as well as the training sessions. I would say it is my main passion and I would love to be doing it full time in the future.

  1. You’ve truly excelled in football, gaining all sorts of coaching badges and working with various people. What got you motivated to get started with coaching? And, what advice can you give to coaches looking to get involved?

I offered to do some scouting for Chester FC Women about 5/6 years ago. I never thought about coaching until Mark and Bernard at Chester FC asked if I was interested in it as I had quite a good footballing brain. Before I knew it, I was signed up to my Level 1, that was it and I have come a very long way since then.

If I could give any advice to people who are wanting to get involved in coaching, make sure you are 100% committed. It does take a lot of time and effort, from the courses, training and games. It’s the best thing I have done. 

  1. Buckley Town FC Juniors, there’s so many teams, tell us a little bit about the juniors’ side of the club… 

Buckley JFC have teams from Under 5s to Under 16s as well as all girl teams in Under 10s and Under 12s, the girl’s section has grown a lot in the last 2 years and it continues to grow now. We have a good base of volunteers that run all age groups and are always looking for people to get involved.

  1. And Chester FC, how are things going there?

Yeah, they are going well thanks, I am working with the Under 13s Academy team and we have entered a league this year, which is also a test for me as it is the first time I have been involved in 11 a side football, which allows me to use my B license credentials. Also, I am doing some work with the Chester FC Ladies team, which helps me and I can get ideas for future training sessions 

  1. Women’s football, it’s generating a huge interest and the popularity keeps growing. You teach junior girls’ teams at Buckley Town FC and Chester FC. What’s your message to girls/ladies wanting to play football? 

Girls/ladies football has grown so much in the last couple years, due to the success of the England and Wales ladies’ teams. I would just say if you are interested just go along to your local club and see if you like it as you will be surprised. If you used to play and want to get back into it just do it, it’s good fitness and it is also good socially as well.

  1. With you being a Liverpool fan, they’ve started very well, will they be at the top come May? 

They have started well, but I never make predictions when it comes to my own team, one game at a time.

  1. Buckley Town FC, 4 wins, 3 loses, doing well so far… it’s a good vibe at the Globe, are you happy with the direction of the club and its community-based ethos?

Yeah, the way the juniors and seniors have integrated the past two seasons has been great, with both the boys and the girl’s tournaments being played here last season. The work Dan, Pete, etc have put in has been really good and I’m sure it will continue to grow. 

  1. Who was/is the greatest player of all time? WHY? 

Oh, that’s a tough one, I can’t decide. Robbie Fowler or Steven Gerrard… 

  1. What’s the best advice to give to any youngster playing the game today? 

First of all, make sure you enjoy it, listen to your coach and always have the willingness to improve and learn.

  1. Messi or Ronaldo?

Messi ha-ha, could not possibly pick Ronaldo!! 

  1. Tell us a little bit more of what you do! Where can people find the coaching programmes you have on offer? 

As well as my coaching roles with Chester and Buckley, I do offer some specialised 1-2-1 coaching sessions which allows the player to state what they would like to work on and how they would like to improve. They can be individual sessions or group sessions and if you would like to book in you can contact me on 07795123417.

  1. Finally, a word for the fans…

Keep up with the amazing support for the seniors. Dan, Alan and Jase are doing a fantastic job and with the drive and ideas Pete has it looks like an exciting future for the club.

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Opening of Globe Way Recreation Ground and Pavillion

The Beatles once sang:

“It was twenty years ago today,

Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play,

They’ve been going in and out of style,

But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile”

Buckley Town Football Club’s Committee have been remembering that twenty years ago this week the official opening of the ‘Globe Way Recreation Ground and Pavillion’ took place on the 12th September 1998.

A plaque commemorating the day hangs in the Committee Room to this day, recording the opening by Councillor W A Jones JP, Flintshire County Council Chairman.

The first game ever played at the Globe was a little earlier on 22nd August 1998 and saw Buckley Reserves beat Gresford Athletic Reserves 3-1 with Anthony Hinchcliff scoring the first ever Buckley goal at the ground. A plaque from the Committee also commemorates that goal.

 

The main stand at the Globe came from Deeside Sports Centre after great help and support from local Councillor Dennis Hutchinson, who was also a Chairman of Buckley Town FC.

The late Mr Ron Hampson was another local Councillor who was always a great help and supporter of Buckley Town FC.

Only President Jeff Bradshaw, Mike Williams and John Aird still remain as Committee members. 

The original committee from 1998 after moving from The Elfed to the Globe was as follows:

Peter Gomery Chairman
Jeff Bradshaw President
Allan Brown Vice Chairman / Fund Raising
Bill Evans Treasurer
Mike Williams Secretary
John Aird Fund Raising
Ken Hughes Fund Raising
Derek Ince Committee
Andy Dodd Committee
Roy Greaves Committee
Steve Owens Committee
Derek Cairns Committee
Alan Buckley Committee
Gary Collins Committee
Peter Grindley Committee
Mrs Leslie Gomery Committee
Mrs Bev Ince Committee

John Aird has dug into his memory bank for these recollections and the present day Committee would be pleased to hear your memories of the opening of the Globe.

The club are planning a commemoration of 20 years at the Globe, and details will be published on this club website shortly.

Buckley Town Footbal Club, like Sgt Peppers band has also “been going in and out of style and they are still guaranteed to raise a smile” and certainly looking forward to the next 20 years.

John Spooner

With thanks to John Aird

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Buckley Town Juniors FC

Buckley Town Juniors FC provide football for all ages & abilities, for both Boys and Girls aged between 5 to 16.

We have a proud history and a strong following of over 300 children in all age groups. We play in the Flintshire league and compete on all fronts. 

We are always looking for new members and currently are actively recruiting for our Girls teams 12+.

We also have our Under 5’s starting again in September along with our Under 6’s as well.

We cater for all. So a space will be there for your child. We are all volunteers and are always on the lookout for valued help behind the scenes & for coaches. If you feel you have skills that could benefit such a role please contact the club to enquire further.

Thank you.

Kevin Holden

Buckley Town JFC Chairman

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Shop window display

Buckley Town FC supporter Julie Lovelock, of Grade One barbers in Buckley, saw an empty shop window in Buckley Precinct in the town centre and came up with a great idea to promote her community football club.

Julie contacted the shop owners during this summer and arranged for a whole window display of photographs and merchandise to advertise the club and to promote the clubs £20 Season Ticket offer.

Thanks Julie for your continued support of Buckley Town FC.