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Tuesday 25th April

Premier Division

Cadbury Heath19:30Gillingham Town
Odd Down (Bath)19:45Longwell Green Sports
Street19:30Brislington
Willand Rovers19:45Bristol Manor Farm

Premier Division

First Division

Latest News

Pre-Season Friendlies

Hellenic League Division 1 East side Woodley United (based in Reading) are looking for opponents for friendlies throughout July.

We are looking for AWAY games only on Saturday 8th July, Saturday 15th July, Saturday 22nd July and Saturday 29th July.

If you can host us get in touch please contact our manager John Mailer – email is John_mailer@hotmail.co.uk

Pre-Season Friendlies

Clanfield 85 (Hellenic League Division 1 West) are looking to arrange away games in July whilst our ground undergoes maintenance.

Please contact our manager Pete Osborne if you can host us – we are mainly looking for Saturday games but might be able to play away in midweek depending upon distance. Pete's contact details are pete.osborne1@virgin.net or 07951060577.

Les Phillips Cup

The final of the Les Phillips Cup will be played at Street Football Club on Saturday 6th May.

The draw for the Semi-Finals is as follows:

  • Gillingham Town v Melksham Town
  • Cribbs v Willand Rovers

The semi-final matches to be played on Monday 1st May 2017.

The Podcast

Podcast.
This weeks podcast features interviews with Gillingham Town Manager, Neil Waddleton, Bishop Sutton Manager, Scott Armstrong and Lee Lashenko, Manager of the newly crowned Premier League Champions, Bristol Manor Farm.

Missed one of our Podcasts? You can find them all by following this link

FA Cup

FA Cup.
The purpose of this letter is to provide Leagues at Step 5 & 6 of The FA National League System with notice of the start date for The Emirates FA Cup 2017-2018 season.

Whilst we are unable to provide confirmation of all Round dates for next season at this stage, we wanted to give Leagues and clubs as early notice as possible that in order to retain the current format of the Competition, and without reducing numbers; the Competition will start on Saturday 5 August 2017.

This provides for a necessary two week gap between each of the Preliminary and Qualifying Rounds, and also a three week gap between the Fourth Round Qualifying and First Round Proper, which is vitally important to assist with the planning and preparation for the delivery of matches in the First Round Proper.

As soon as the full fixture schedule has been confirmed, details will be circulated to all Leagues. This will hopefully be sometime before the end of April. In the meantime we hope that providing early notice of this information is helpful towards your planning arrangements for next season.

Gillingham Town

Gillingham Town.Gillingham Town have announced their intention to withdraw from the League at the end of the current season. The decision was taken before they secured a place in the semi-finals of the Les Phillips Cup.

The club stated that the main reason for taking this radical decision are to concentrate all their resources on ensuring their new ground is completed as quickly as possible and, even more importantly, to build their financial hub/community centre.

Respect Award

Respect Award.
Corsham Town receiving their respect award for March from League Director Sue Merrill

Photo courtesy of Kelvin Merrill.

Respect Award

Respect Award.
Keynsham Town receiving their Respect Award for February from League Director Sue Merrill.

Photo courtesy of Kelvin Merrill.

Safe Hands Award

Safe Hands.
Bitton goalkeeper Dan Worton (formerly of Portishead Town) receiving the December Safe Hands Award from League Director Sue Merrill.

Photo courtesy of Kelvin Merrill.

New Android App Now Available

Android App.
The Android version of our league app is now available on the Google Play Store. And it's FREE!

Keep up to date with all the latest fixtures and results for the Toolstation Western Football League. Follow your favourite Western League club with the 'Clubhouse' giving you their last result and their next fixture. Get directions to the match at the touch of a button using your devices maps app. Find information about all the Western League clubs including admission prices, kick off times and contact details.

Our thanks to Cocoon Development for writing and developing both our apps.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APP

Photo of the Season

Photo of the Season.
Each season the league awards Photo of the Season and it has been another great year for photos from the photographers who support their local club.

Camera in hand and battling the elements (as last year's winning shot above from Callum Collins demonstrates) they are trying to capture the passion and essence of non-league football.

It would be an impossible task for anyone to look through all the photos in our Gallery to make a judgement. So once again we are asking those photographers who have submitted photos to our Gallery to take part in this year's competition.

Choose your best 5 photos which must be on our Gallery and of a Western League match. Send them together with the date of the matches and teams involved to webmaster@toolstationleague.com

The closing date for entries is Midday on Sunday 23rd April 2017

The winner and a guest will be invited to the Les Phillips Cup Final on Saturday 6th May to receive their award.

25 Years

Shaun Tobin.
Referee Shaun Tobin (centre) refereed the Division One clash between Westbury United and Corsham Town on Saturday at Meadow Lane in what is his 25th season of being a match official.

Team of the Month

Team of the Month.
Bradford Town's Danny Greaves is presented with the Premier Division Team of the Month award for February by League Chairman, John Pool.

Photo courtesy of Duncan Clarke.

Sportsmanship Award

Sportsmanship Award.
Hallen captain Scott Thomas and Manager Ben Willshire receiving the Nord Lock Most Sporting Team Award for February from Fixtures Director Andy Radford.

Fixtures Secretary

The league is looking to appoint a Fixtures Secretary.

The work will involve compiling fixtures at the start of the season for two divisions and maintain and update those fixtures on a day by day basis. There will be a necessity to work closely with the League Secretary, Referees' Secretary and The FA.

Please apply in writing to:
K.A. Clarke, Company Secretary
32 Westmead Lane
Chippenham, Wilts. SN15 3HZ
or at westernleague1@aol.com

125th Anniversary

welton rovers.
Started in 1892 the Western League will be celebrating 125 Years of football next season. This photo is of Welton Rovers from the 1913-14 Season and we are looking for more old photographs of Western League clubs.

If you have any old photos or know of anyone who does we do not want the original. Please scan it and email it to Andy Radford. If you are unable to scan it and need help, please let us know.

Our thanks to Ian Nockolds and Paul Myers for the photo.

Team of the Month

Team of the Month.
League Director Mike Blessing hands the First Division Team of the Month award for January to Ashley Bernard of Oldland Abbotonians.

Annual Convention

convention.
The Toolstation Western League Convention will be held at The Palce Hotel, Torquay from Friday 19th May to Sunday 21st May.

Booking forms are available from Sue Merrill

The forms must be returned with a deposit to Sue by no later than FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY.

Sport Financial Services

Sports Financial Services was set up to some 2 years ago to help sports club, in particular Toolstation Western League clubs, to help and aid them achieve success with improvements they needed with infrastructure projects to enable them to move up the Pyramid System or to update their current facilities.

During this time we have managed to secure over £300,000 from the Football Foundation and Sports England towards ground improvements for Keynsham Town FC, Barnstaple Town, Oldland Abbottonians, Gillingham FC, and Street FC. We are currently working with three other Toolstation clubs trying to secure funding for projects that they want to achieve.

If you are interested in having a project you have in mind discussed, we would be only be too happy to listen and advise accordingly. If you'd like to make contact with your initial ideas, you can contact us on our website at: sportsfinancialservices.com

Alternatively give us a call on 07754543719 or 07454320934

You can dowload further details by following this link

App.

Toolstation League App Now Available

The new Toolstation Legaue App for iPhone and iPad is now available to download.

Keep up to date with all the latest fixtures and results for the Toolstation Western Football League. Follow your favourite Western League club with the 'CLUB HOUSE' giving you their last result and their next fixture. Get directions to the match at the touch of a button using your devices maps app. Find information about all the Western League clubs including admission prices, kick off times and contact details and more...

Click on the image to download the our new App now!

Les Phillips Cup DVD

A DVD of the Les Phillips Cup Final is available to buy from John Newport. The price is just £6.50.

Anyone wishing to buy a copy can contact John at this email address Johnatchaucer@aol.com

Concussion Guidelines

Information is available on how to recognise concussion and on how concussion should be managed from the time of injury through to safe return to football. At all levels in football, if a player is suspected of having a concussion, they must be immediately removed from the pitch, whether in training or match play.

You can dowload a copy of the FA's Booklet by following this link

Western League Almanac.

Western League Almanac

A complete history of the Western League with tables, all time club and ground details, cup results, biographies of personalities etc.

Follow >> THIS LINK for further details and how to buy the book.

Blogs

Look around the web and you will find many places where people have written about their visit to a Western League club. The recent groundhop brought a flurry of writing.

You can read some of the one's we have found by clicking here - and let us know of any others we could include.

Armed Forces

Armed Forces.The current men and women of Her Majesty's Armed Forces are doing such an exceptional job both at home and abroad during these difficult times.

The Toolstation Western Football League is proud to offer all current serving members of HM Forces FREE ADMISSION to all League matches.

Proof of ID will be all that is required at the turnstile.

MATCH ACTION

Welton Rovers vs
Corsham Town

Saturday 22 April 2017

Roman Glass St George vs
Radstock Town

Monday 17 April 2017

Oldland Abbotonians vs
Welton Rovers

Monday 17 April 2017

Corsham Town vs
Wincanton Town

Monday 17 April 2017