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

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.