Team of the Month
Fixtures Director George McCaffrey presents the Premier Division Team of the Month Award for January to Bitton.
|Bitton||3 - 0||Buckland Athletic||Brislington||0 - 2||Shepton Mallet||Chipping Sodbury Town||1 - 2||Hallen||Cribbs||2 - 1||Bradford Town||Hengrove Athletic||2 - 1||Odd Down (Bath)||Plymouth Parkway||2 - 0||Willand Rovers||Roman Glass St George||2 - 3||Bridport||Shortwood United||0 - 1||Wellington||Westbury United||2 - 1||Cadbury Heath|
|Ashton and Backwell Utd||0 - 1||Oldland Abbotonians||Bishops Lydeard||1 - 2||Longwell Green Sports||Bristol Telephones||3 - 1||Portishead Town||Calne Town||0 - 0||Devizes Town||Chard Town||0 - 3||Corsham Town||Cheddar||2 - 1||Welton Rovers||Keynsham Town||1 - 0||Radstock Town||Sherborne Town||2 - 0||Bishop Sutton||Warminster Town||5 - 0||Wincanton Town||Wells City||0 - 1||Chippenham Park|
On this weeks podcast we hear from Cribbs Manager, Tony Beecham, who still has 11 League home games to play and the Wincanton Town manager, Chris Wise, talks about the benefits that could come from First Division Play-Offs.
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Fixtures Director George McCaffrey presents the Premier Division Team of the Month Award for January to Bitton.
It is with very great sadness that we report the passing of Lester Clements, Somerset FA Representative Team Secretary, Councillor.
Lester had been with the Somerset County for many years acting as physio for the representative teams, a duty he had carried out for other teams in the county most noticeably Keynsham Town. He progressed to being Representative Team Secretary and held the post to this day; during his tenure he saw the transition away from adult to youth and the addition of women’s representative football, treating each facet with equal importance. Many of you will know the hours he put into this, even in his late 80’s and his attention to detail, his passion for representative team football remained undiminished as did his pride with a Somerset victory. He was also a member of the SFA Council, joining in 1999, this would have been his 20th year and he would have become a life member at the end of next season.
We would like to pass on our sympathy to his three children and his grandchildren.
The funeral for Lester will take place on Wednesday 27th February at St. Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol at 11am
Odd Down FC are looking to appoint a Football Secretary for the coming season 2019-2020 following the decision of our Football Secretary Lorraine Brown to stand down at the end of this season. The first team play in the Toolstation Western League, the Reserve Team in the Somerset County League and U18s team playing in the Somerset Floodlight Youth League
This is a voluntary position although expenses for administration and travel will be reimbursed.
Odd Down FC is a friendly club, with lots of social activities taking place throughout the week and live entertainment most weekends.
A knowledge of the FA’s Whole Game System would be a great asset however our current secretary would be willing to help with learning the ropes.
The role will include registration and transfer of players, liaising with team managers, League Officials, Match Officials, Somerset FA as well as club chairman and treasurer. Also Match day administration including team sheets, match confirmation, referee reports.
For more information, please contact Chairman Dave Loxton 07530 110415 or Lorraine Brown 01761 437566 or Mob 07734 924435
Chairman John Pool presents the First Division Team of the Month Award for December to Keynsham Town.
Fixtures Director George McCaffrey presents the Premier Division Team of the Month Award for December to Clevedon Town.
It is with deep regret that we report the passing of Ex Western League chairman Mr Rod Webber. Rod passed away on Sunday 30th December after a short spell in hospital.
He was a past Vice Chairman and Chairman of Exmouth Town FC, joining the club in 1976. In 1988, following his resignation from Exmouth Town, Rod was invited by the then Chairman of the Western League, Stan Priddle, to become his Vice Chairman. Stan and Rod worked well together and Rod always said that he was proud to serve the League. In 1996 Rod stepped into the Chairman’s role when Stan accepted the Presidency. After four years Rod became President himself, holding the post from 2000 to 2010. He was then recognised as the Immediate Past President until his sad passing.
Rod leaves his wife Heather, whom he always acknowledged as his great support; also his sons Paul and Nick as well as grandchildren Charlotte, Ben, Poppy and Charlie and great granddaughter Darcie.
In line with Rod’s express wishes there will be a family only remembrance service.
League President Brian Beer presents Chard Town with the First Division Team of the Month Award for November.
Director Sue Merrill presents Bitton with the Premier Division Team of the Month Award for November.
Bishops Lydeard receiving their Respect Award for August - October from League Director Sue Merrill.
Photo courtesy of Kelvin Merrill.
Vice Chairman Allan Skuse presents Keynsham Town with the First Division Team of the Month Award for October.
Chairman John Pool presents Plymouth Parkway with the Premier Division Team of the Month Award for September.
Director Julian French presents Corsham Town with the First Division Team of the Month Award for August.
Finance Director Dave Brammer presents Bitton with the Premier Division Team of the Month Award for August.
Chairman John Pool presents Longwell Green Sports with the First Division Team of the Month Award for September.
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Non-league side Litherland Remyca have been thrown out of the FA Cup over an unpaid £10 fine.
The Merseyside club unwittingly fielded a suspended player in the 4-2 win over Charnock Richard in the extra-preliminary round on 11 August.
Read the full story HERE
A birdseye view of Sherborne Town v Bishops Lydeard from Saturday 4th August.
Video courtesy of JRH Media.
The Grant Application Service has been in place for three years now and in that time it has helped a number of clubs in the Western League to achieve successful grant awards totalling £500k
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 aspeces 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.
Clubs we have assisted so far include Barnstaple, Gillingham, Oldland Abbotonians, Keynsham, Street, Cheddar, Plymouth Parkway.
If you would like to discuss your club's infrastructure needs and funding, please call Steve Nicholls on 07454320934 or Martin on 07754543719
One young side who are always worth watching are Exeter City’s U18s and they look on course to repeat last season’s triumphs with a League Cup semi-final thrown in for good measure. The club’s training ground is the impressive Cat and Fiddle complex in Clyst St Mary which many years ago was the home ground of Western Leaguers St Lukes College and the changing room pavilion is still there and largely intact although the iconic Rothman’s Western League scoreboard was finally taken down a few years ago. The old Western League pitch is still there and surrounded by advertising boards but the youngsters now have a 4G pitch alongside the varied grass pitches, all of which would have taken a battering had they had been used on Saturday.
Instead the all weather surface came up trumps and City hammered their counterparts from Premier League AFC Bournemouth 5-1 to emphasise what a fine set up the Grecians have at youth level.
With Western League games going down at regular intervals and even Shepton Mallet’s fine pitch giving up the ghost, it was 4G again for the afternoon part of the day and with Roman Glass St George away, Keynsham Town’s home game with Almondsbury was definitely on while a few games in Bristol did get the final go ahead elsewhere.
Keynsham have played at the Crown Field since just after the war and in recent seasons the ground has been transformed into a much used and much changed venue which gains from not being completely enclosed by a hideous 12 foot chain link fence like so many others. The new seating came courtesy of Bristol City’s Ashton Gate make over and having been painted and brushed to within an inch of its life, it has possibly never looked better or brighter.
A good crowd, including a number of neutrals just happy to see a game, watched Keynsham go back to the top of Division One with goals from Tauren Williams and top scorer Matt Brown, his 50th for the club in 70 games.
The third game in the 4G trilogy was at Oaklands Park, formerly the home of Southern League Almondsbury Town but now the HQ of Gloucestershire FA and on the opposite side of the road to Almondsbury. Oaklands Park is used by a host of clubs including Roman Glass, Lebeq FC, and Bradley Stoke Town from the Bristol and District League Senior Division as well as by the county and Bristol Rovers U23 side on occasions.
This Saturday, for a 5.30pm kick-off it was the turn of Premier Combination side Real Thornbury who had the services of Taunton Town winger Ross Staley for one game before he headed off to Perth, Western Australia to play and coach. Predictably he was far too lively for the Oldland Abbotonians’ second string and netted five in an 8-0 win. Oaklands Park, along with the other two grounds, has an excellent surface but the complex suffers a little from the plethora of small sided goals which are dotted about the place including a group of them directly behind the main goals which is off putting to spectators and can’t be any fun for the players of officials. However with plenty of covered seating and standing areas it is a comfortable venue and for those whose footballing fix can stretch to more than one game on a Saturday, theregular 5.30pm kick-offs are an interesting idea.
Picture courtesy of www.sportsandsafetysurfaces.co.uk
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The Toolstation Western Football League is proud to offer all current serving members of HM Forces FREE ADMISSION to all League matches.
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