Update on cup fixtures and registration deadline

L & C AFL has provided updates to all points, which all Club Secretaries should refer to. 

  1. Contact Fixtures secretary Malcolm Kershaw, fixtures@landc.org.uk with any issues or for assistance with 3/4G bookings. To assist clubs in finding 3G/4G pitches a list was issued on the 7th Feb. All fixtures, visible to the end of the season will be subject to alteration with cup and rescheduled matches.
  2. League Cup Finals have been booked for the following venues, all are 7.30pm kick offs. Tuesday 16th April at Wythenshawe Amateurs – Wray Cup Final Village Manchester v Radclyffe. Thursday 25th April at Chorlton & West Didsbury – Hellawell Shield Final. Thursday 2nd May at Chorlton & West Didsbury – Whitehead Cup Final. Thursday 9th May at Hyde United – Rhodes Cup Final.
  3. League Cup semi-finals.
    1. Hellawell Shield second leg 23rd March Bury Amateur 3rd v Chadderton Park Res at Alder High School kick off 2PM.
    2. Hellawell Shield two legs 23rd March – Irlam Tiger Res v Hollingworth Res, 30th March second leg.
    3. Rhodes Cup 6th April at Astley Sports Village, kick off 2:30 pm Salford Victoria v Parrswood Celtic.
    4. Rhodes Cup 23rd March at Wright Robinson, kick off 2:00 pm Rochdalians v Radclyffe AFC.
    5. Whitehead Cup 30th March. Dukinfield Athletic reserves v Chadderton Cott at Wright Robinson 3G kick off 2pm. Stoconians 3rd v Chadderton Cott reserves at Astley Sports Village 4G ko 2.30pm.
  4. Congratulations to Parrswood Celtic who have reached the Manchester Amateur Cup final against Failsworth Dynamoes on Friday 12th April, kick off 7.30pm at Trafford FC.
  5. The deadline for new registrations is 31st March.
  6. The EGM for all clubs to attend is on Thursday 21st March at 8PM at Curzon Ashton. The agenda was issued on 7/3/19.
  7. The League have a representative inter league match against the Lancashire Amateur league on Weds 20th March at Daisy Hill FC, St James St, Westhoughton, BL5 2EB kick off 7:45PM.
  8. The end of this season marks the 110th anniversary of the L & C AFL. The special presentation evening is on the 17th May at the Radisson Hotel on Deansgate, Manchester, where tickets will be subsidised. Save the date! Notification of the club mandatory place numbers will be issued by the end of the month.



Venues for League Cup finals confirmed

The latest update to all Club Secretaries and the League Committee includes confirmation of venues for League Cup finals, along with League Cup semi-final matches, and a reminder of the deadline for new registrations.

  1. Contact Fixtures Secretary Malcolm Kershaw, fixtures@landc.org.uk with any issues or for assistance with 3G/4G bookings. To assist clubs in finding 3G/4G pitches a list was issued on the 7th Feb. Fixtures will be subject to alteration with cup and rescheduled matches.
  2. League Cup Finals have been booked for the following venues, all are 7.30pm kick offs. Tuesday 16th April at Wythenshawe Amateurs – Wray Cup Final. Thursday 25th April at Chorlton & West Didsbury – Hellawell Shield Final. Thursday 2nd May at Chorlton & West Didsbury – Whitehead Cup Final. Thursday 9th May at Hyde United – Rhodes Cup Final.
  3. League cup semi-finals.
  • Hellawell Shield second leg 16th March Bury Amateur 3rd v Chadderton Park Res.
  • Hellawell Shield, two legs: first leg will be on 23rd March between Irlam Tiger Res and Hollingworth Res. The second leg will take place on 30th March.
  • Wray Cup, 16th March at Wright Robinson, kick off 2:00 pm Radclyffe AFC v Urmston Town.
  • Rhodes Cup, 16th March at Astley Sports Village, kick off 2:30 pm between Salford Victoria and Parrswood Celtic.
  • Rhodes Cup, 23rd March at Wright Robinson, kick off 2:00 pm Rochdalians v Radclyffe AFC.
  • Whitehead Cup, 30th March for Dukinfield Athletic reserves v Chadderton Cott at Wright Robinson 3G kick off 2pm. Stoconians 3rd v Chadderton Cott reserves at Astley Sports Village 4G ko 2.30pm.
  1. Congratulations to Parrswood Celtic who have reached the Manchester Amateur Cup final against Failsworth Dynamoes on Friday 12th April, kick off 7.30pm at Trafford FC.
  2. The next EGM for all clubs to attend is on Thursday 21st March at 8PM at Curzon Ashton. The agenda was issued on 7/3/19.
  3. The League have a representative interleague match against the Lancashire Amateur league on Wednesday 20th March. Offers of high quality players will be very welcome to Tim Roebuck of Abacus Media.
  4. A reminder that the deadline for new registrations is 31st March.
  5. The end of this season marks the 110th anniversary of the L & C AFL. A special presentation evening is being planned for the 17th May at the Radisson Hotel on Deansgate, Manchester, where tickets will be subsidised. Save the date! More details will follow as plans develop.

League cup venues confirmed

In the latest update to all clubs and their secretaries, L & C AFL has confirmed dates and venues for semi-finals and final fixtures. Here is the full round-up.

  1. Contact Fixtures secretary Malcolm Kershaw, fixtures@landc.org.uk with any issues or for assistance with 3/4G bookings. To assist clubs in finding 3G/4G pitches a list was issued on the 7th Feb. March fixtures but will be subject to alteration with cup and rescheduled matches.
  2. League Cup Finals have been booked for the following venues, all are 7.30pm kick offs. Tuesday 16th April at Wythenshawe Amateurs – Wray Cup Final. Thursday 25th April at Chorlton & West Didsbury – Hellawell Shield Final. Thursday 2nd May at Chorlton & West Didsbury – Whitehead Cup Final. Thursday 9th May at Hyde United – Rhodes Cup Final.
  3. League cup semi-finals. Hellawell Shield, two legs – 9th March Chadderton Park Res v Bury Amateur 3rd, 16th March Bury Amateur 3rd v Chadderton Park Res. 23rd March – Irlam Tiger Res v Hollingworth Res, 30th March – Hollingworth Res v Irlam Tiger Res. Whitehead Cup – 30th March. Dukinfield Athletic reserves v Chadderton Cott at Wright Robinson 3G kick off 2pm. Stoconians 3rd v Chadderton Cott reserves at Astley Sports Village 4G ko 2.30pm.
  4. Congratulations to Parrswood Celtic who have reached the Manchester Amateur Cup final against Failsworth Dynamoes on Friday 12th April, kick off 7.30pm at Trafford FC.
  5. The next EGM for all clubs to attend is on Thursday 21st March at 8PM at Curzon Ashton. The agenda will be issued later this week.
  6. The League have a representative inter league match against the Lancashire Amateur league on Weds 20th March. Offers of high quality players will be very welcome.
  7. A reminder that the deadline for new registrations is 31st March.
  8. The end of this season marks the 110th anniversary of the L & C AFL. A special presentation evening is being planned for the 17th May at the Radisson Hotel on Deansgate, Manchester, where tickets will be subsidised. Save the date! More details will follow as plans develop.

Three league teams make requests for friendlies

The season is beginning to wind down, and several teams are coming to the end of their league fixtures. But three – South Manchester Reserves, Whalley Range and Govan Athletic A – are on the hunt for friendly action. All three have issued the following requests:

South Manchester Reserves have a free weekend and are looking for a friendly this Saturday 9th March. They are happy to play either at their ground or away. If any clubs are interested please contact Mark Chadwick mtchadwick@hotmail.co.uk  on 07980 005492.

Whalley Range – their Division C team has now fulfilled its league fixtures and are looking for extra games, and can use their home pitch. For more information, contact Colin Glendon clinglendon@yahoo.co.uk 07746 216087.

Govan Athletic A are looking for a friendly game on the 16th March.  Govan are happy to provide and pay for the pitch if the opposition can pay for the referee. James Stokes Club Secretary stokiejoe22@gmail.com 07411733406

Weekly update for all L&C AFL Club Secretaries

For all Club Secretaries and the League Committee, the following advice has been issued for upcoming pitch bookings, as well as information about forthcoming fixtures.

  1. Contact Fixtures secretary Malcolm Kershaw, fixtures@landc.org.uk with any issues or for assistance with 3G/4G bookings. Postponed matches are being rescheduled as soon as practical, so check February fixtures which are altered.
  2. We appreciate club’s efforts to move matches to 3G/4G. If you do, please inform Malcolm and Brian to ensure Full Time is updated with the pitch details. To assist clubs in finding 3G/4G pitches, a list was issued on the 7th Feb.
  3. The first semi-final in the Wray Cup has been scheduled for 2nd March, between Village Manchester and Chadderton Park 1st, at Astley Sports Village, Dukinfield.
  4. Abacus Media are in the Manchester FA Saturday Challenge Trophy final on Friday 22nd February, kick off 7.30pm, venue Hyde United FC, and now Parrswood Celtic are to be congratulated for reaching the final of the Manchester Amateur cup.
  5. The end of this season marks the 110th anniversary of the L&C AFL. A special presentation evening is being planned for the 17th May at the Radisson Hotel on Deansgate, Manchester, where tickets will be subsidised. Save the date! More details will follow as plans develop.

L and C AFL weekly instructions for Club secretaries

This week’s important information for all Club secretaries and the league committee                      

  1. Contact fixtures secretary Malcolm Kershaw, fixtures@landc.org.uk with any issues or for assistance with 3/4G bookings. Postponed matches are being rescheduled as soon as practical, so check February fixtures which are altered.
  2. We appreciate club’s efforts to move matches to 3/4G. If you do, please inform Malcolm and Brian to ensure Full Time is updated with the pitch details. To assist clubs in finding 3g/4G pitches a list was issued on the 7th Feb.
  3. Also for postponed fixtures please ensure an email is sent asap to Brian Davies, Malcolm and Joe Perselli as well as informing the referee and opposition.
  4. Abacus Media are in the Manchester FA Saturday Challenge Trophy final on Friday 22nd February, kick off 7.30pm. The venue is at Hyde United FC. Best of luck to both!
  5. The end of this season marks the 110th anniversary of the L & C AFL. A special presentation evening is being planned for the 17th May at the Radisson Hotel on Deansgate, Manchester, where tickets will be subsidised. Save the date! More details will follow as plans develop.
  6. Mike Jones, secretary of Stoconians is away from 4th – 18th Feb, the contact is Chris Millward 07487646355.
  7. Brian Davies is away between 8th -17th Feb. During this time, please contact the relevant committee member. If in doubt Graham Ellis on 07790 567259 can help.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL weekly update

Instructions for all club secretaries and league committee

Following the weekend’s action, we have outlined procedures for issues regarding pitch bookings, contact information, and warnings if ref marks are not sent by all football clubs.

  • Contact Fixtures secretary Malcolm Kershaw, fixtures@landc.org.uk with any issues or for assistance with 3/4G bookings. Postponed matches are being rescheduled as soon as practical, so check February fixtures which are altered.
  • We appreciate club’s efforts to move matches to 3/4G. If you do, please inform Malcolm and Brian Davies to ensure Full Time is updated with the pitch details.
  • Also for postponed fixtures please ensure an email is sent asap to Brian (secretary@landc.org.uk), Malcolm and Joe Perselli as well as informing the referee and opposition.
  • Whalley Range have requested their Reserves are removed from the league due to disciplinary problems, and have been expunged from division 2.
  • Refs marks and stats are still missing. Clubs are being contacted individually now. Fines will continue until ALL results from the beginning of the season are updated.
  • A reminder for home club secretaries – you are required to confirm matches with both the referee and the opposition in a phone call by Wednesday. If you wish, back it up in writing, but the phone call discussion is in the rules, and must take place.
  • Abacus Media are in the final Manchester FA Challenge Cup on Friday 22nd February at 7.30pm. Venue and further details TBC.
  • The end of this season marks the 110th anniversary of the L & C AFL. A special presentation evening is being planned for the 17th May at the Radisson Hotel on Deansgate, Manchester, where tickets will be subsidised. Save the date! More details will follow as plans develop.
  • Mike Jones, secretary of Stoconians is away from 4th – 18th Feb, the contact is Chris Millward 07487646355.
  • Brian Davies is away 8th -17th Feb. In his absence, please contact the relevant committee member or, if in doubt, Graham Ellis on 07790 567259 can help.