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Photo of the Season - The Winner

26 April

Deciding on a winning photo from over 5,000 which have been sent for the gallery page is never easy and for the first time we asked the photographers themselves to choose their own best five photos and submit them for judging. Looking through 70 photos was still a massive task and our thanks to John Cuthbertson not only for taking the time and trouble to judge the entries but also for sending in his own photos over the past season.

You can find out who won BY CLICKING HERE

Wincanton Town

22 April

Hopkins Concrete of Wincanton and Bridgwater are thrilled to announce that they are to be the main sponsor for Wincanton Town Football Club for the 2015/16 season.

Managing Director at Hopkins Concrete, Bill Hopkins, commented, "We are delighted to be able to support Wincanton Town Football Club, especially as we know what an important part of the local community the football club is. Hopkins Concrete is a family owned and run business that has been based in Wincanton for 40 years, and so this is a great opportunity for us as a company to give something back to our local community."

Youth Team Manager Wanted

22 April

Wincanton Town are seeking an under 18 manager for Season 2015/16. The team play in the Somerset Floodlight League. Applicants should submit their interest by email to Andy Stewart: chairman@wincantontownfc.com

FA Vase Final

15 April

The FA Vase Final takes place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 9th May.

Tickets are priced at £15 for Adults, £10 for OAP's and £5 for Under 16's. Tickets can be obtained from thefa.com/tickets

Salisbury FC

15 April

Salisbury FC are looking to confirm pre-season friendlies for July 2015, and have the following dates available:
Saturday 4th July, Tuesday 7th July, Saturday 11th July, Tuesday 14th July, Saturday 18th July, Tuesday 21st July, Saturday 25th July, Tuesday 28th July.

We are happy to host teams on these dates, or alternatively we can travel to play teams.

If a team would like to play against us, please email info@salisburyfc.co.uk or ian@salisburyfc.co.uk

Barnstaple Town

15 April

Barnstaple Town celebrated their 2,500th match in the Western League when they played Hengrove Athletic on Tuesday night. Their first ever game was on 28th August 1948 at home to Trowbridge Town Reserves.

Photos Courtesy of Mark Edmonds

Manager of the Month

15 April

Barnstaple Town's manager Barry Yeo and assistant Karl Baggaley receiving the Boca Soccer Manager of the Month award for both February and March 2015 from Vice- Chairman Allan Skuse.

Photo Courtesy of Mark Edmonds

Respect Award

15 April

Hengrove Athletic receiving the March Respect award from League Director Sue Merrill along with the match officials.

Photo courtesy of Mark Edmonds

Sportsmanship Award

13 April

Steve Laker, Manager of Bishop Sutton receiving the Nord-Lock Ltd Premier Division Sportsmanship award for March from General Secretary Mark Edmonds.

Picture Courtesy of Mark Edmonds.

Sportsmanship Award

13 April

League Secretary Mark Edmonds presenting Mike Blessing, Chairman of Almondsbury UWE with the Nord-Lock Sportsmanship Division One award for February.

Picture Courtesy of Mark Edmonds.

Safe Hands Award

13 April

League Vice-Chairman Allan Skuse presenting James Thorne of Barnstaple Town with the Safe Hands award for March.

Photo Courtesy of Jason Smith

Les Phillips Cup Final

12April

The Final of the Les Phillips Cup between Barnstaple Town and Willand Rovers will take place on Sunday 10th May at Bridport FC.

Manager of the Month

24 March

Vice Chairman Allan Skuse presenting Ray Johnston of Odd Down (Bath) with the Premier Division Boca-Soccer Manager of the Month award for February.

Photo courtesy of Mark Guy

League Blog

28 January

Something new for the website is the League Blog. An occasional series of articles which we hope you will find interesting.

This first one is called 'Box to Box' and is written by Webmaster Andy Radford.

You can read the latest League Blog BY CLICKING HERE

Grant Application Service

12 January

The Board of the Toolstation League is pleased to announce a new service for member clubs to assist in grant applications.

Planning and implementing improvements in a club's infrastructure is a task which needs a lot of work and having someone to guide you can be very helpful.

The Board is keen to assist clubs with any application to improve a club's infrastructure and/or revenue streams.

Within the service there are a number of different levels of assistance from straght forward advice and guidance to helping with documenting an application, through to full management of a project.

If you feel you could benefit from this service please in the first instance fill in the Toolstation League Grant Application Form. Once completed the form should be sent to Mark Edmonds, General Secretary.

The application form can be downloaded BY CLICKING HERE

Calne Town

11 January

The club are looking to fill their vacant Chairperson and Vice-Chair positions within the club. The Chair, supported by the Vice Chair, will be responsible for directing and driving the club to support the 2 teams based in the Toolstation Western League and the Plaister Autos Wiltshire Football League. Ideally the successful candidate's should have a network of contacts in the game and local businesses and have a vested interest in football and the local community. Candidates should contact the Club's Secretary, Wayne McLauglin at wmm498@msn.com to register their interest in the position(s) by close of business on the 30th January 2015.

Football Remembers

07 December

'Football Remembers Week' will take place from 5-14 December. A joint collaboration between The FA, the Premier League, the Football League and the British Council, the aim is to engage football fans and players at every level about what took place on Christmas Day one hundred years ago on the battlefields in Belgium.

On 25 December 1914, soldiers from both sides put down their weapons and crossed into 'no man's land' to share in an impromptu ceasefire. First-hand accounts from the time include references to football being played and photographs taken.

All photos uploaded to social media using #footballremembers will be automatically uploaded to a special website - www.footballremembers.com. The site shall act as a moment of record of football in 2014, a century on from the First World War, and will be preserved for future generations.

You can view the photos BY CLICKING HERE

Physio Wanted

26 November

Hallen FC have an exciting opportunity for a student looking to gain valuable experience helping as a physio on match days, including pre-match sports massages and on pitch treatment during the games, both home and away fixtures.

The majority of games are played on Saturday afternoon and Tuesday or Wednesday evenings.

Experience of working within a sports club would be preferable but not essential.

The successful applicant will be given a team tracksuit and access to medical equipment as well as use of a rehabilitation gym.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Hallen FC Secretary, Richard Stokes on 07791 492640.

Armed Forces

20 November

We are all aware of the added poignancy of Remembrance Sunday this year, as the commemorations follow the centenary of the start of the First World War. 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 and the Toolstation Western Football League would like to show their support and appreciation.

The Toolstation Western Football League are delighted to announce that all current serving members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces will be able to gain FREE ADMISSION to all our clubs League and Les Phillips Cup matches on production of a valid identity card at the turnstile.

Pin Badges

The league has for sale pin badges of the Toolstation League Logo. These cost £3.50 each plus £1.00 postage & packaging. Up to five pin badges can be included in the postage & packaging cost.

If you would like to buy a pin badge, please contact Sue Merrill sue.merrill@toolstationleague.com

Fixtures

Tuesday 28 April

First Division

Almondsbury UweBarnstaple Town7.30pm
Welton RoversHengrove Athletic7.30pm
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