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Saturday 6th August

FA Cup

AFC St AustellStreet15:00
Bemerton Heath HarlequinsKeynsham Town15:00
Blackfield & LangleyHallen15:00
Bodmin TownCheddar15:00
Bradford TownFareham Town15:00
BridportAlresford Town15:00
Bristol Manor FarmGillingham Town15:00
Buckland AthleticPlymouth Parkway15:00
Cadbury HeathFolland Sports15:00
Clevedon TownAshton and Backwell Utd15:00
Cowes SportsBrislington15:00
Hengrove AthleticVerwood Town15:00
Odd Down (Bath)Longwell Green Sports15:00
Oldland AbbotoniansNewport (IW)15:00
Shepton MalletWilland Rovers15:00
Sherborne TownAmesbury Town15:00
United Services PortsmouthMelksham Town15:00
Wells CityPortishead Town15:00
Welton RoversBitton15:00
Whitchurch UnitedCribbs15:00

First Division

Almondsbury UWEWestbury United15:00
Bishop SuttonWellington15:00
Bishops LydeardWincanton Town15:00
Devizes TownChippenham Park15:00
Radstock TownChard Town15:00
Roman Glass St GeorgeMalmesbury Victoria15:00
Warminster TownCalne Town15:00

match reports.

Premier Division

First Division

Latest News

Toolstation Cup.Odd Down AFC of Bath will take on Handsworth Parramore FC of Sheffield in the third annual Toolstation Cup, to be held at The Windsor Food Service Stadium in Worksop on Saturday 23rd July with a 2.30pm kick-off.

The Toolstation Cup is part of Toolstation’s support for grass roots and community football, which includes sponsorship of the Western Football League (WFL) since 2005 and the Northern Counties East League (NCEL) since 2013.

Two charities will benefit from the keenly contested match, with all proceeds of a half-time raffle to win a Makita cordless 4-piece kit worth over £600 going to the RNLI Flood Rescue team, as Toolstation's official charity partners; and the Weston Park Cancer Charity in Sheffield. This local charity was selected by the NCEL in memory of Dave Wragg, Club Secretary of Handsworth Parramore FC who sadly passed away recently.

Physio Wanted

Bristol Manor Farm AFC have a vacancy for a First Team Physio. If you want to be part of a great team at a great club and would like to discuss the terms of the role then please contact Lee Lashenko on 07917-831806

Sportsmanship award.

Sportsmanship Award

League Director Ken Clarke presenting Chippenham Park with the Division One Sportsmanship Award for April/May.

Photo courtesy of Mark Edmonds.

Safe hands award.

Safe Hands Award

League President Brian Beer presenting Chard Town with the Safe Hands Award for April/May.

Photo courtesy of Mark Edmonds.

Team of the month.

Team of the Month

Vice Chairman Allan Skuse presenting Buckland Athletic with the Premier Division Team of the Month for April/May.

Photo courtesy of Mark Edmonds.

Sportsmanship award.

Sportsmanship Award

General Secretary Mark Edmonds presenting Melksham Town with the Premier Division Sportsmanship Award for April/May.

Photo courtesy of Mark Edmonds.

Team of the month.

Team of the Month

Vice Chairman Allan Skuse presenting Hengrove Athletic with the Division One Team of the Month Award for April/May.

Photo courtesy of Mark Edmonds.

Manager Wanted

Keynsham Town Football Club are advertising for the position of new reserve team manager for the 2016/17 season. The reserve team currently play in Somerset County League Division 1 East. All applicants should contact First Team manager Chris King on 07442 168979 so that an interview for the position can be arranged. Closing date for applications is 5pm on June 24th.

Wanted...

Devizes Town are looking to appoint a physio (either experienced or learning the profession) for match days and also a groundsman (keen to learn or retired) for the forthcoming season 2016-17.

If you are able to help please contact the secretary Neil Fautley on 07891 341344 for further details.

Non-League Paper

After eight years the reporter Joe Ponting, who submitted weekly Toolstation Western League reports to The Non-League Paper, is moving away from the UK and will no longer be able to file the round-ups.

The League is therefore hoping to identify a suitable person to take over what is a very important role. There is a small remuneration offered to compile and submit a report each week – taking up 90 minutes or so each Saturday.

Joe was 15 years old when he started with the reports, and he used the experience towards his degree course, compiling a comprehensive portfolio as well as gaining experience interviewing team managers and others. However, it does not need to be a youngster, just as long as you are available to meet the deadline each week.

If you would like to place your name on file as interested or require more information please contact Ken Clarke:
ken.clarke@toolstationleague.com or by telephone 07790 002279

Which? Awards

Which.Congratulations to Toolstation Ltd on being named Retailer of the Year at the Which? Awards.

Toolstation managed to defeat retail heavyweights such as John Lewis and AO.com, to be named Retailer of the Year. Which? retail expert Alice Rickman said: "DIY stores are rarely pioneers in this category, but Toolstation is ticking all the boxes for consumers, whether they are visiting one of its stores or making an online purchase." It scored five stars in almost every category.

Annual Convention

The league's Annual Convention took place over last weekend and was once again another great success.

You can see the photos of the award winners find out who won what by following this link.

Manager Wanted

Warminster Town Football Club have a vacancy for a First Team Manager. Warminster Town play in the First Division of the Toolstation Western League.

Applications should be sent to the Secretary, C J Robbins, 3 Heronslade, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 9HR or direct to the Club, The Secretary, Warminster Town FC, Weymouth Street, Wiltshire, BA12 9NS.

All applications will be answered and applicants will be asked to attend an interview at a mutually convenient time.

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

Photo of the Season Winner.

Photo of the Season

Callum Collins collected his award as the Photo of the Season winner from President of the league Brian Beer at the Les Phillips Cup Final.

Photo courtesy of Mark Edmonds.

Hengrove Athletic.

CUP WINNERS!

First Division Hengrove Athletic ran out 2-1 winners against Premier Division Willand Rovers to win the Les Phillips Cup.

Picture courtesy of John Cuthbertson.

You can view the photos of the match by following this link

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

Chipping Sodbury Town.

CHAMPIONS!

With a better goal difference over their rivals Chipping Sodbury Town, the First Division title looked odds on to go to Wells City. But in a dramatic last game of the season, Wells City lost 2-0 to Oldland Abbotonians and Chipping Sodbury hit six past Calne Town to take the title on goal difference!

Photo courtesy of Mark Edmonds

Odd Down.

CHAMPIONS!

Odd Down were crowned champions of the Toolstation Western League last night after their final match of the season against Bradford Town.

You can view the photos by following this link

Photo courtesy of Mark Guy

Manager Wanted

Chard Town Football Club have a vacancy for a 1st Team Manager. Chard Town play in the 1st Division of the Toolstation Western League and at present lie in a top position in the League table.

This is an opportunity for an experienced Manager to build on a successful season and take the Club forward within the wider community.

Anyone interested in the position should telephone the Chairman Richard Allen on 01460 67977 Mobile 07880826267 or email richard.manu1@hotmail.co.uk with full details of previous experience and coaching qualifications.

Closing date for applications Saturday 21st May 2016.

Barnstaple Town.

Runners Up

Barnstaple Town received the Premier Division Runners Up trophy after their last game of the season at Melksham Town.

Photo courtesy of Jay Smith

Lovely Spring Weather!

Robert Mitchell sent us this short video of the Les Phillips Cup match between Bradford Town & Willand Rovers.

Programme.

Photo of the Season

Judged by last year's winner John Newport, the Photo of the Season winner is Callum Collins for his 'rain lashed' photo of the game between Ashton & Backwell United and Cheddar in November.

You can see all the photos and the runners up by following this link

Our congratulations to Callum and our thanks to all the photographers for their contributions to our Gallery over the season!

Programme.

Behind The Programme

A feature of 'The Bulletin' is the story behind old programmes of Western League clubs both former and present. These have been collected by General Secretary Mark Edmonds who then researches the story of the club or particular match.

You can now read these stories and see clips of the programmes by following this link

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

There is now a new website available and can be found 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

Willand Rovers vs
Hengrove Athletic

Saturday 14 May 2016

Shepton Mallet vs
Gillingham Town

Saturday 07 May 2016

Odd Down (Bath) vs
Bradford Town

Tuesday 03 May 2016

Shepton Mallet vs
Cadbury Heath

Tuesday 03 May 2016