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FAW Trust National Programme | Huddle

Buckley Town JFC are proud to announce that we have been selected to host the FAW Trust National Programme ‘Huddle’

Huddle is designed to introduce girls aged 5-12 to football in a fun, friendly and social environment, giving more girls the opportunity to get involved without the pressure of joining an official team or feel the need to be good at a sport.

Huddle will be delivered for a course of 12 weeks, every Thursday 6 – 7 pm, starting the 12th September in the indoor sports hall at Buckley Leisure Centre. The focus of these sessions will be on fun activities that develop the girls’ football skills through gameplay, whilst also increasing confidence.

To register your place for Huddle or for further information, please contact our Huddle Coaches

Jon Peatfield

Tel: 07901 643920

Email: peatfield19@aol.com

Tony Howard

Tel: 07736 621020

Email: tony.howard@btinternet.com

 

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Jamie Iball Memorial | Update

Everyone at Buckley Town Football Club would like to thank everyone that took part or who has donated to the Jamie Iball Memorial.

Over £6.5k has been raised.

Thank you.

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Jason Aldcroft | Congratulations

Everyone at Buckley Town FC would like to say congratulations to 1st Team Coach Jason Aldcroft and his new bride Eileen who were married yesterday.

All the best to you both and hope you have a wonderful honeymoon.

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Baby girl for Chris Roberts

Everyone at Buckley Town FC would like to send their best wishes to Chris Roberts and wife Kate on the birth of their daughter on Thursday, 25th July.

Havana weighed in at 6lbs 6oz and we hope it’s not long before she takes in her first game at the Globe with a few oohs and aahs and the odd gurgle watching dad Chris playing for Buckley Town.

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Jamie Iball | Memorial Match

This Sunday, 28th July sees our Jamie Iball Memorial Match between a Buckley Town XI and a Jamie Iball XI. Should be a great day and a great way of remembering one of our own.

Gates Open: 12.30

Kick Off: 14.30

Admission: £2.00

Bar & Kitchen Open

Raffle & Auction to follow at The Blue Anchor:

  • Signed pictures of Jordan Pickford and Lucas Digne
  • Signed Wales shirt
  • Signed picture of Billy Walker (British Heavyweight Champion) 
  • If you would like to donate money to remember Jamie then support the JustGiving page here
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New Partnership announcement for 2019-2020! | RLA Capital Limited

Buckley Town Football Club is delighted to secure a new partnership deal with RLA Capital Limited for 2019/2020 season. 

Andy, Lee, and Ross started RLA Capital Limited in 2016 with having over 40 years’, experience in providing finance to businesses around the UK. 

Andy and Lee being local guys and both played for Buckley Town in the past, decided to support football clubs close to their hearts and we are pleased they picked Buckley Town Football Club as one of them. 

As well as providing exposure for RLA Capital Limited with various pitch side, dugout and Clubhouse signage the partnership will also see the club help to establish and develop the company’s brand and presence through all our social media channels. 

Peter Gunson – BTFC Chairman commented “We are delighted to be partnering with RLA Capital Limited, we strongly believe this partnership will be prosperous and beneficial for both parties and will support us as a club with various projects as we continue with our mission to embed ourselves within our community. We are looking forward to the start of the 2019-2020 season, welcome to the club.” 

www.rlacapital.co.uk 

01244 389304 

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Preseason Update

Under 16 Integration

We are pleased to see that last season’s Under 16 boys team have made the step up into our Under 19 / Senior set up going into next season, this has been a long time coming, years overdue!

Indeed, the retention of these players has enabled us to enter a new Under 19 team into the Flintshire Youth League for next season, and this is something which we are extremely proud of.  This is the first time the Club has provided a pathway for an outgoing Under 16 boys teams to continue to play football at the Club, and will hopefully be the stepping stone needed for our young players to successfully move from Junior to Senior football.

We had a number of our Under 16 players training with our Senior squad last season and we’re looking forward to working with them all over the coming season, providing them with an opportunity to continue their development with us and hopefully we will see them all represent our First and Reserve Team squads over the course of the season ahead.

Squad Update

To keep things simple, as Coaching Staff, we have retained all those players who we wished to retain and have added three players to our squad.

We are pleased to announce that midfielder Lewis Cunliffe has returned to the Club, Lewis started the season with us last season and we were sorry to see him leave, Lewis’ circumstances are now different and we hope to have him with us for a bit longer this time around!

Also joining the Club are forwards Sam Spridgeon, most recently of Oswestry Town, and Pat Hinchcliffe, most recently of Denbigh Town.  We’re pleased to have been able to add both of these players to our squad, both will add competition to our squad on a footballing front, and most importantly are great people.  Pat is the nephew of our former player and Cymru Alliance-winning Geoff Hinchcliffe, who I know is fondly remembered by many of our long-standing loyal support!

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Lewis Cunliffe

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Pat Hinchcliffe

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Sam Spridgeon

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Buckley Town Juniors U10s

Buckley Town Juniors U10s United Team is on a recruitment drive for new players for the coming season and if you are interested then please contact Rob Alexander on 07740 199765.

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Football and its Buckley roots

Football as we know it soon rose from the birth of the industrial revolution sometime in the mid 19th century. The game had been played for centuries earlier in many different forms mainly in connection with rugby football and in most cases forbidden by the ruling class.

It was in 1863 that the Football Association was founded, and the game took on new rules and its popularity grew. Sheffield FC is known as the world’s oldest club forming in 1857 although that is disputed with Cambridge University AFC who formed at approximately the same time. Other clubs emerged, like Hallam FC, Cray Wanderers and Wrexham AFC were to be the trendsetters.

As football in and around North Wales grew it wasn’t until the middle of the 1880s that Buckley had a taste of the action. With the lord of the manor Philip Bryan Davies-Cooke prohibiting the establishment of goalposts, the Buckley common was used as a makeshift pitch where jumpers were really used as goalposts. With the area being so close to the Belmont Brickworks, the Belmont Swifts were the first team up and running playing only for the love of the game.

Originally soft rubber balls, pigs’ bladders and stockings where used until the kind introduction of a “football” from a Liverpool clergyman with the surname Shields. Heading into the 1900s football became more accepted and the game progressed more into a competitive sport. 

Early clubs to exist in Buckley included Buckley Engineers, The Square, Nant Mawr Jolly Boys, Lane End Corinthians, Buckley Co-Op Wednesday, The Albion and many more local amateur football teams. Buckley Town (pre-war), Burntwood Rovers and Buckley United are remembered for having great sides and then after the second world war the Buckley Rovers and the Buckley Wanderers flood many memories from Buckley’s footballing past. 

Up the Bucks…

Reproduced at the courtesy of The Buckley Society