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Toby to Fylde
TOBY TO FYLDE Toby Coar is currently playing for Longridge Town Juniors Under 16's. Earlier this month he was offered a scholarship with AFC Fylde and we are pleased to confirm that Toby accepted this wonderful opportunity. Toby has played for Longridge Town Juniors from reception age and will finish this May at Under 16's. Toby is a local boy and always gives absolutely everything on the pitch. Toby is very talented with great speed and wonderful football ability. He is a real team player and is very loyal to all his players. U16 manager Mark Cummings said "I am absolutely delighted that Toby future is in football, He is a fantastic lad and with his work ethic he will go far. I am extremely proud of what he has achieved and we look forward to following his journey."
Under 7 Blacks are moving in the right direction
Our Under 7 Blacks are pleased to announce a new sponsorship with Holdens Estate Agents as training jacket sponsors. Holdens are a local estate agent based in Longridge. Holdens work hard to provide stress free house moves and the Under 7's are working hard as a team and showing some great moves on the pitch with their silky skills. It is hoped that the sponsorship will show the team move up the table.
Producing the cream of the crop
Our Under 7 Reds will soon be producing the cream of the crop following sponsorship by local food suppliers Ribble Farm Fare. Ribble Farm Fare, based in Longridge are a wholesale catering and food supplier based in Longridge supplying local trade and major businesses in the area. Ribble Farm Fare have supported the club over the years and have shown a commitment to grassroots football and it is an honour to be able to have them as our U7 Red Jacket sponsor. Our Under 7 Reds are the new shoots of the club and it is hoped that this sponsorship will see them develop and grow.
Driving in the right direction
Our Under 12 girls are moving in the right direction thanks to the sponsorship of Kris Blundell Training. Kris Blundell Training, based locally in Redscar, are a HGV driver training company and their support has been vital in the teams formation providing jackets for the girls. Kris himself is our female coaching lead and his enthusiasm has been instrumental in the growth of the womans pathway at the club making us one of the fastest growing female clubs in the area. If you are interested in getting involved in girls football, please contact the club for further details.
PLAY SAFE WEEKEND 2023: SATURDAY 30TH SEPT/SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER
English football is set to unite again over the above weekend to promote Play Safe – a countrywide campaign to focus attention of the vital importance of safeguarding in our national game. Led by The Football Association, the Play Safe campaign is endorsed by the NSPCC and will be supported this weekend across every level of English football, including the Premier League, EFL, Barclays Women’s Super League and Barclays Women’s Championship, and across the grassroots game. This season we are asking EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE – clubs and leagues at every level of the game, (and individuals if they wish) – to tell us what they are planning to do to make a difference over the Play Safe weekend and to share this via an online Play Safe Pledge . This year’s Play Safe weekend focuses on the safeguarding role EVERYONE has to play – coach, player, parent/carer, spectator or volunteer – to keep children and young people safe, no matter what the football setting. EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, EVERYTIME is encouraged to WATCH, LISTEN, TALK and ACT if they have any safeguarding concerns. The FA’s Survivor Support and Safeguarding Advisory Group (FASSSAG) continues to support Play Safe: “Creating safe environments in every football setting is a collective responsibility. It’s really important that every single person in football – no matter if they’re actively involved or on the sidelines – understands that they have an ongoing role to play. Knowing how to act on any concerns is vital and Play Safe is a key way to raise awareness so that everyone is vigilant and knows what to do if they become aware of any inappropriate behaviour.” Parents and guardians can also take a free Play Safe safeguarding awareness course here . The online course takes 25-30 minutes to complete. The course is designed to help parents and guardians make an informed decision about the football setting they enrol a child in, explaining the importance of safeguarding in football and ensuring they are asking the right questions to clubs.
It also highlights signs that should be of a safeguarding concern, as well as explaining how to report these concerns.
Clubs, leagues and individuals have been invited to share what they will be doing to make a difference over the Play Safe weekend by filling out The FA’s online Play Safe pledge .
The campaign focuses on the safeguarding role that everyone has to play to keep children and young people safe in football, no matter what the setting is. Ultimately, everyone involved in grassroots football has a responsibility to ensure safeguarding procedure is properly followed. Coaches should ensure DBS checks and relevant FA safeguarding children courses are up to date.
Check-ins with players to help them feel safe to share their thoughts and speak up about any concerns are also encouraged. Board or committee members at clubs should look at whether their club has a formal welcome process for new players and their parents or guardians and also ensure the club's welfare officer's contact details are widely available. Alongside this, club's safeguarding procedures and policies should be up to date, with the topic a consistent item on meeting agendas.
Everyone everywhere is encouraged to watch, listen, talk and act if they have any safeguarding concerns.
For more information on The FA's safeguarding framework, click here.
Under 12 Reds secure Gresham sponsorship deal
Our Under 12 Reds have acquired a sponsorship deal with Gresham to supply training jackets for the next 2 seasons. Gresham are a Bolton based firm supplying bespoke office furniture across many sectors and industries both at home and the US. Gresham are a great match for the club, its values matching the clubs whose desire is to provide a club for the local community and build a club that is proud of the identity that it develops with its players and members and keeping these values at the forefront of how we are run to make sure we are sustainable for the future. Further information can be found at www.gof.co.uk
The fabric of success
Longridge Town Juniors are pleased to confirm Plumbs as our Under 12 Black's sponsors for the forthcoming season. Plumbs are a family-run upholstery business based in Preston who place tradition and quality at the heart of every project they undertake. The have over 60 years' experience in design, producing and fitting high-quality, made-to-measure curtains , blinds, loose covers and full reupholstery for furniture with the passion and expertise to completely transform your home in Preston. Our Under 12's coached by Kieron McDermott took on a transformation of their own last season, from early season struggles to a quality side and it is hoped that with the sponsorship of Plumbs they can take some of this passion and produce greater things this season.
Our D.N.A. is evolving
We are pleased to confirm the announcement of D.N.A. Construction as our Under 13 Reds training jacket sponsors for the 23/24 season. The sponsorship is an evolvement of the relationship between club and D.N.A. Construction who currently sponsor our under 8 Red's. D.N.A. Construction are one of the leading joinery companies in the North West and it is hoped that their success will rub off on the Under 13 Reds. D.N.A. Construction can be contacted at email@example.com
Poulton and District Primary League
Following a league AGM, the club have upon request been admitted to the Poulton and District Primary League. The admission into the league will allow the introduction of girls teams at the club and allow them to compete in league football. The league has established competitions for girls football and many teams from the local area hold membership within the league. The admission is a positive step as we work towards the introduction of the female pathway and we hope the it may bring many opportunities for the club to develop female talent of the future.
Our club presentation will take place on Sunday 16h July at The Recycling Lives ground.
The event will kick off at 12 noon with fun and activities for the players. All players will be receiving their awards of achievement while the players of the year will be awarded to those that have excelled in their age group. The day will conclude with the annual parents v coaches match which is always fun to watch. If you are able to provide a raffle prize for the day then please get in touch with the club.
Rodgers of Brock deal is driven for success
Rogers of Brock have agreed a sponsorship extension for the Under 9 reds ahead of the 23/24 season. It has been a succesful season for our Under 9 Reds and the have formed a great little team and are truly bonding as a team. Sarah Turnbull of Rogers Brock said of the deal "We are more than happy to sponsor the team again. They have had a great season and Sam has done a fantastic job with them and I cant wait to see them move up to 7 a side next season." Lets hope this deal drives the teams to success.
Edmundon Electrical deal sparks Under 11 blacks into action.
Our Under 11 Blacks will be looking to light up the pitch and play electrifying football next season with a sponsorship extension by Edmundson Electrical. The deal is a massive coup for the team and it is hoped that the sponsorship will give the team the spark to a successful season. Under 11 Blacks assistant manager Mick Young was the instigator of this deal "it is good to be able to help grassroots football and support the team"