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Matchday Programme

At tomorrow’s game with Prestayn Town we have a special edition programme with a spotlight on ex Buckley Town player Danny Collins .

Get there early to secure your copy still only £1.

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Huws Gray Player of the Month

Before the match at Gresford Athletic skipper Joe Makaruk was presented with the Huws Gray Player of the Month award for October/November by the Julian Davies of Wrexham Brickwork who sponsor the award.

Joe won the most nominations for player of the match during the period.

Thanks to Chas Rowland for the photo.

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Merry Christmas

Chairperson Pete Gunson and the Committee of Buckley Town Football Club would like to wish all of our Sponsors and Supporters a Merry Christmas and thank you for your continued support.

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Weekly Forecast

We can confirm that there is no winner on our Weekly Forecast for weekend 15th December.

The total prize money for the Weekly Forecast now stands at £100.00. 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 22nd December 2018:

WEEKLY FORECAST 221218

 

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Buckley Town Band

Thanks to the Buckley Town Band for performing at the Globe with Christmas Carols before the Huws Gray Alliance League match against Denbigh Town.

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Weekend Preview

Manager Dan Moore in his weekend preview said, “Looking forward to what will be a tough derby match away at Flint.  We’ve had a two week break with no game last Saturday, which has allowed us to both work on certain parts of our game, but also provided the players with a break after an intense first couple of months.

The game is the start of a very important period for us where we feel we have an opportunity to move closer towards our end goal(s).

We have shown some complacency of late I feel, and the outcome of that will act as a lesson to the players, it’s something which we will not show again.

It would be fantastic to see as many supporters as possible at Flint on Friday, this fixture means a lot to everyone and we hope to repay the supporters with a positive result.’

Kick off 7:30pm

 

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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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Rob Jones on road to recovery

It was nice to be able to catch up with Rob Jones at the FAW Round 1 Cup tie at the Globe on Saturday against Brymbo FC as he was there supporting his team mates in their 3-1 victory. Rob unfortunately dislocated and broke both his leg and ankle in a recent match at FC Nomads.

Rob said, “I am well and on the road to recovery following the surgery to repair the damage.”

“I have had to have a metal plate and screws placed in the leg to hold it all together and allow the bone to heal. At the moment I am working with the Physiotherapist to build up the strength to allow me to walk again. I have been told that I should be able to play football again once everything is healed and so it is just a matter of time and taking it in stages to allow that to happen.”

“Once there I then have to be mentally right, which will probably be the toughest test but I am sure I will be fine once I get back into the action.”

Everyone at the club wishes Rob all the best and a speedy recovery and we can’t wait to see him back playing in the back four sometime soon.

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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.