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TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE

Upcoming Fixtures

Saturday 6th February

Les Phillips Cup

Warminster TownCheddarPost

Premier Division

BittonShepton MalletPost
BrislingtonBarnstaple TownPost
Bristol Manor FarmOdd Down (Bath)Post
Cadbury HeathBuckland AthleticPost
CribbsWelton RoversPost
Gillingham TownStreetPost
Longwell Green SportsBridportPost
Sherborne TownBradford TownPost
Willand RoversClevedon TownPost

First Division

Bishop SuttonRoman Glass St GeorgePost
Calne TownWells CityPost
Corsham TownRadstock TownPost
Devizes TownAshton and Backwell UtdPost
Keynsham TownChipping Sodbury Town15:00
Oldland AbbotoniansChippenham ParkPost
Portishead TownWincanton TownPost
WellingtonAlmondsbury UWEPost

match reports.

Premier Division

First Division

Latest News
Team of the month.

Team of the Month

Chairman John Pool presenting Lee Lashenko, Manager of Bristol Manor Farm with the Premier Division Team of the Month Award for December.

Long Service Award.

Long Service Award

League Chairman John Pool presenting Ray Winsley with a long service award after 26 years' service to Bishop Sutton FC.

Picture courtesy of Sue Merrill.

Mike North Trophy.

Mike North Trophy

The Mike North Trophy is awarded annually by the Association of Toolstation Match Officials to the referee who is selected to referee the Les Phillips Cup Final. FA Premier League referee Lee Probert is seen here awarding Sam Allison the award at a recent meeting of the Association. Sam refereed the Barnstaple Town v Willand Rovers final at the end of last season.

Sportsmanship Award.

Sportsmanship Award

League Director Mike Blessing presenting Andy Black of Cadbury Heath with the Nord-Lock Premier Division Sportsmanship award for November.

Sportsmanship Award.

Sportsmanship Award

Ken Clarke presenting John Gingell of Corsham Town, the Nord-Lock Division One Sportsmanship award for December.

Picture courtesy of John Cuthbertson.

Team of the month.

Team of the Month

Vice-Chairman Allan Skuse presenting Malcolm Trainer Chairman of Keynsham Town with the Division One Team of the Month Award for December.

Picture courtesy of John Cuthbertson.

FA Vase Draw

The draw for The FA Vase fifth round proper was made at Wembley Stadium on Monday morning.

Eight ties were drawn out for the next stage of the competition which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 30 January 2016.

Welton Rovers or Bodmin Town or Ipswich Wanderers v FC Broxbourne Borough or Bowers & Pitsea or Sutton Common Rovers

Sunderland RCA or Sleaford Town v Moneyfields or Bristol Manor Farm

Hartley Wintney or Bradford Town v Hereford or Leicester Nirvana

Grant Application Service

The Grant Application Service has been in place for 12 months and in its first year has helped a number of clubs in the Western League.

The Service provides advice and guidance to clubs who are looking to update their infrastructure as well as hands on management where required.

The Service can provide advice on all aspects of grant funding, including planning, finding suppliers and completion of all necessary documents to run your project or prepare documents for the Football Association or other lottery funds.

There is no cost at the initial stage and where a more hands on approach is required in general the costs are low, as costs can be claimed back from the grant received.

If you would like to discuss your club’s infrastructure needs and funding, please call Steve Nicholls on 07454320934

Physio Wanted

Oldland Abbotonians F.C. are looking for a matchday physio for their first team that play in the Toolstation Western League Division One.

Applicants should be qualified and the position may suit a student if suitable. Matchday expenses will also be paid for this role.

In the first instance, please email secretary@oldlandfootball.com with brief details including your age, location, experience and qualifications. All applicants will receive confirmation of their application by return.

Safe Hands Award.

Safe Hands Award

Shepton Mallet's Dan Fox receiving the One Sport Safe Hands award for November from Vice Chairman Allan Skuse.

Les Phillips Cup

The draw for the second round of the Les Phillips Cup took place on Saturday 14th November at Wincanton Town. The draw was as follows:

Almondsbury UWE v Melksham Town
Keynsham Town v Barnstaple Town
Cadbury Heath v Hengrove Athletic or Chard Town
Willand Rovers v Gillingham Town
Winterbourne United v Bradford Town
Bristol Manor Farm v Shepton Mallet
Warminster Town or Cheddar v Cribbs
Bitton or Hallen v Buckland Athletic

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.

Poppies.

Remembrance Day

This year for Remembrance Day, every Western League club will be wearing the 'Poppies for Kits'. The poppies raise essential funds for the Royal British Legion, enabling them to uphold the memory of the fallen and support the future of the living.

The photo shows Bitton's kit ready for the day.

Follow >> THIS LINK to see more of the photos.

Manager Wanted

Bishop Sutton are looking for a first team manager. If you are interested or feel you need more information please contact chairman George Williams on 01275 333 279 or email bishopsuttonafcsecretary@hotmail.co.uk

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 Reports

The website now has Match Reports of some of the games played by our clubs. You can read the latest reports by clicking here

Our thanks to all the contributors. You can submit your reports for inclusion on the site by emailing them to: webmaster@toolstationleague.com

John Coyle.

Superfan John Coyle

"It's was an addiction with a purpose, and the purpose was to get to The FA Cup Final at Wembley."

Those were the words of superfan John Coyle after completing his epic marathon of FA Cup matches to follow the victors from the extra preliminary round all the way to the Final in May.

Read more of John's story by clicking here

Manager Wanted

Almondsbury UWE Football Club are seeking a new manager for their Reserve Team who play in the Bristol Suburban League Division Premier 2 Division.

The successful candidate must have experience of managing a senior football team and have the ability of good man management together with an FA coaching qualification.

The candidate should also appoint their own support management and liaise/communicate with the first team manager to ensure continuity within the teams which is a key criteria.

As a Charter Standard club we ensure all Managers/Assistants are regularly placed on courses to progress their skills and development within our club.

This we feel as management committee will progress the club and our management team from youth football onto senior levels.

The position requires an individual that possesses these key elements. Enthusiasm, commitment, discipline, development and a sense of purpose and the ability to recognise/promote young local talent.

If you are interested or feel you need more information call Mike Blessing on 07974074388 for a brief chat or email mikeblessing@blueyonder.co.uk

MATCH ACTION

Corsham Town vs
Bishop Sutton

Saturday 30 January 2016

Willand Rovers vs
Brislington

Saturday 23 January 2016

Longwell Green Sports vs
Odd Down (Bath)

Saturday 16 January 2016

Moneyfields vs
Bristol Manor Farm

Saturday 16 January 2016