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7th Dec 2005


New Sponsors Announced for Brinklow u13's Girls
Welcome to 'Nuneaton Precisions Ltd', 'The Training Matrix' & 'Marleens Cards & Crafts' who have kindly agreed to sponsor Brinklow u13's Girls for this season!!

  27th Nov 2005


New Coaches for the Club?
Whilst in Dubai Mick Williams bumped into a few people who showed some interest in joining the club as coaches - See Here



Brinklow Christmas Soccer Academy

Brinklow Football Club will be running a one day academy with the format being "Festive football" from 10.00am to 1.00pm at Barr Lane and a "Christmas party" 1.00pm to 3.00pm to take place at the Church Rooms, Broad St, Brinklow.
The date will be Saturday 17th December.
We will be charging £10.00 per player and places will be limited, so book your places early.
Every child who attends will receive a present.

The Christmas 'Teapot Taffy'

All players must be dropped off at The Church rooms at 09.30 am by adult who will have to sign a registration form. Players should bring warm clothing, boots, trainers, shinpads, drinks and a present for the coaches!!!! (only joking on the last one). In the morning we shall play football on Barr Lane and then we will have a Christmas, party including food, in the afternoon. The party will finish at 3.00pm. See you there and merry Christmas !!!

  13th Nov 2005


New Sponsors Announced for Brinklow u9's
Welcome to 'The Bulls Head' who have kindly agreed to sponsor the Brinklow u9's change kit for this season!!

  4th Nov 2005


Brinklow Autumn Soccer Academy
Rugby Advertiser picture Here

  30th Oct 2005


Brinklow Autumn Soccer Academy
Further pictures from the Academy Here

  28th Oct 2005


Brinklow Autumn Soccer Academy
Photos from the 3 days Here (more to follow!!)

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Brinklow Autumn Soccer Academy
The Brinklow Autumn Soccer Academy will run from Wed 26th to Friday 28th Oct 10.00 am to 15.00 pm at Barr Lane. £10 per day limited to 30 players first come first served. Village hall booked for lunch etc.

As usual for the academy please remember to bring boots, shinpads & a drink. Also in case of wet weather, please remember a change of cloths & a waterproof.


Applications to Wayne Pulford, Martin Pulford or Richard Farthing

Academy Instructions

  19th Oct 2005


Poppy Appeal Pub Quiz
The Legion Club, Brinklow will be running a pub quiz in aid of the poppy appeal on Wednesday 23rd November starting at 8.15pm. Teams of 4 @ £4/team.

Any prize donations are welcome.

  19th Oct 2005


Car parking at Barr Lane
We have had a further complaint regarding inconsiderate parking at Barr Lane.

Can we remind visiting teams that the Doctors space & the 2 disabled spaces should not be used, additionally cars should be stopped from parking on the grass verge around the surgery. Managers have been instructed to place bollards in the 3 spaces & on the verge to prevent parking but already these have been ignored. Also the local residents are getting blocked in, so please prevent cars parking across the residents drives.

The club have requested that all Brinklow players & families park their cars away from Barr Lane to ease the congestion. The Raven pub & The White Lion have kindly agreed to allow use of their car parks whilst games are on.

  19th Oct 2005


Organisers for social events
The club are looking for a couple of people to organise a few social events (Christmas party etc). If you are interested in helping out please contact one of the Committee.

  19th Oct 2005


Keeper urgently needed for u14's team
The u14's are still urgently in need of a goalkeeper. If you know of anyone or are interested yourself please give Peter Day a ring.

  13th Oct 2005


New Sponsors Announced for Brinklow u10's
Welcome to 'Nuneaton Precisions Ltd' who have kindly agreed to sponsor Brinklow u10's for this season!!

  23rd Sept 2005


Legion Club
All managers & organisers please take note, the room in the Legion club is now available for club use. If you have a function to organise for your team then please give Julie Hobson a ring on 01788 832522 or 01788 832357 - cost for use of the room is £20.

  23rd Sept 2005


Coaching Refresher Afternoon ***OPEN TO ALL!!****
There will be a coaching refresher course run on October 2nd 1-4pm Barr Lane Brinklow, FA Coach Rob Williams has kindly agreed to come over and take the refresher afternoon. It is open to everyone within the club and will enable non qualified coaches the opportunity to see what the Level 1 course involves.

  23rd Sept 2005


New Sponsors Announced for Brinklow u13 Girls
Welcome to 'Revel Dental Surgery' who have kindly agreed to sponsor Brinklow u13 girls for this season!!

  21th Sept 2005


Tesco Sport For Schools & Clubs
I would like to let you all know that we are taking part in the Tesco Sport for Schools and Clubs scheme.

Just like Computers for Schools, you can collect vouchers at Tesco to pass onto us. We can then exchange them for a broad range of football training equipment. All of which will help us help your children to enjoy sport.

By taking part in the scheme we could even win a coaching session from Frank Lampard.

The scheme is running from the 12th September until 6th November 2005. You can help us by collecting Sport for Schools and Clubs vouchers whenever you shop at Tesco. You can collect one voucher for every £10 you spend when shopping in store at the Petrol station or even on line.



Many Thanks

Neil Huddlestone.


  19th Sept 2005


Subscriptions/Membership Database Coordinator Needed!
The club is looking for someone to help with coordinating collection of the players subscriptions & to maintain the membership database. Some organisational skills are needed plus a basic knowledge of Excel. If you are interested in helping the club with this important role then please contact the chairman or any of the clubs officials listed on the contacts page of the clubs website.

  9th Sept 2005


New Coaching Assistant for the u13's Girls
Welcome to Dale Huddlestone who will be helping with the coaching for the u13's Girls.

  5th Sept 2005


Players urgently needed for u14's team
The u14's are in need of players & particularly a goalkeeper for the start of the new season. If you know of anyone or are interested yourself please give Peter Day a ring.

  5th Sept 2005


Facilities at the Revel for this week
Mick Holt has given me a call - The Revel is unavailable for the rest of the week until Sunday (11/09/2005). Hope this doesn't cause anyone problems.

Please be aware that Newbold Revel College is a secure area & as such visitors should limit movement to around the areas of the car park & football pitches. We have had reports from the colledge of visitors roaming around the grounds & facilities.

  28th August 2005


Seniors win first league game - Here

  28th August 2005


New FA level 1 Coaches Announced
Congratulations to Mick Williams & Janine Stothard who have now passed the FA's Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football. A great effort by both!

  28th August 2005


Latest u8's (formerly u7's) News - click Here

  28th August 2005


Brinklow Summer Soccer Academy
& Goalkeeper training
A big thankyou to all those involved in supporting the soccer academy and goalkeeper training sessions which ran throughout the summer months. The intention is to run further events in the Autumn half term, so check back here for futher news.

  27th August 2005


SCI to visit Brinklow Football Club
As you are all aware, we toured last season with a company called Sports Club International. They stated that they would like to meet with us in September to discuss whether we would wish to tour with them again and to give us the opportunity to ask them questions as well as observe their 2006 presentation. Martin Pulford has been in contact with them and they are coming to meet us on Wednesday 7th September at 8pm in the Legion Club, Brinklow.

Committee, managers & parents are welcome to attend.

  4th August 2005


Brinklow Summer Soccer Academy
Further dates added Here !!

  26th July 2005


New Sponsors Announced for Brinklow Seniors
Welcome to 'Jeagor' who have kindly agreed to sponsor Brinklow Seniors for next season!!


  21th July 2005


New Sponsors Announced for Brinklow u8's
Welcome to 'Cwikskip' who have kindly agreed to sponsor Brinklow u8's for next season!!

  20th July 2005


Leagues announced for next season - click Here

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  17th July 2005


A message from the Chairman
I would like to say how privileged I feel to have been elected the Chairman of Brinklow Football Club. My first duty is to thank those who have stepped down from the committee. Alun Yeend, Katie Crane, Paul Huddlestone, Dave Wright and Pete Day have all made huge contributions to the club and they will be missed.

I am delighted that Tony Glasscoe has been elected my Vice-Chairman, he has been a strong Chairman and the club has achieved so much during his tenure that it would have been very difficult for me without Tony's experience. The newly elected committee is a very strong one with a wide range of skills including practical football expeirence which is crucial if we are to raise the standard of football within the club.

My aim is to to keep football to the forefront with the coaches and managers working with their teams as much as possible. We have over 250 players in the club and the work load of the coaches is getting bigger all of the time and I want the committee to provide as much support as possible.

We have a great Football Club and I hope that we can all have a great deal of fun as we go about the day to day running of it. Thank you again for giving me this great oppoutunity and I can't wait to get started.

Rich Farthing

  17th July 2005 UPDATE!! 


Brinklow Football Club Annual General Meeting
The Brinklow Football Club AGM took place on Friday 15th July 2005, at the Church Rooms Brinklow.

Click Here for the new committee.

Click Here for the Chairmans & Seniors report.

Click Here for the meeting minutes.


  11th July 2005


Brinklow Summer Soccer Academy
We are pleased to announce that the Brinklow summer soccer academy will be running again this year. Details Here.
(see further down this page for the Goalkeeper training)


  1st July 2005 UPDATE!!


Senior 1st Team Move to Cov Alliance League
Congratulations to the Seniors who have been accepted to play in the Coventry Alliance League for next season. I understand that 9 teams applied for entry & only 2 other sides were accepted. Senior 1st team games will be played on Saturday next year at Wolston Leisure Centre.

Training for the seniors 1st team will start on 12th July 6.30 at Barr Lane, which will continue every Tuesday and Thursday at Barr Lane until light stops play. The seniors will also have a friendly every Saturday afternoon, venues to be arranged.


  29th June 2005


Summer Goalkeeper Training!! - details Here


  28th June 2005


Refs Wanted
At the managers meeting last night it was agreed that we would put together a list of referees prepared to help out at times where teams are not allocated a ref by the league (guess who got the job of compiling the list!)
We also confirmed that the club will pay the going rate ie, £20/game to those referees on the list that are contacted.

If you wish to be added to the list please send your details to me at & once we have vetted the requests, your details will be made available to the managers of the club.


  26th June 2005


u7's do us Prowd !
Congratulations to the Brinklow Rangers u7's team who yesterday beat Whitley Juniors in the final of the Coundon Cockerels Football Festival to take the trophy. I'm begining to run out of space on our Roll of Honour!


  25th June 2005


Another Cup!
Congratulations to the u9's who today won the Binley Woods 6-a-side competition. Another addition to our Roll of Honour for the season. WELL DONE LADS!




Presentation Night
The Clubs presentation night will take place on Friday 17th June 2005 at Broad Street Rugby Club, Binley Woods.(Turn onto Rugby Road from Coventry & the Rugby club is 1st on the left, map - Here)

Broad street is a large facility which should allow us to get all the expected 300-400 players & supports together under one roof. There is also a very large secure fielded area (away from traffic) which the children will be allowed to use. A bar & barbeque will also be provided by the Rugby club.

Start - 6,30PM
Micros, Under 7’s, Under 8’s, Under 9’s Red, Under 9’s Green,
Under 10’s, Under 11’s Blue, Under 11’s Green

Start - 8,30PM
Girls, Under 12’s, Under 13’s, Under 16’s, Youth, Reserves, Seniors

As a nice gesture to all our sponsors we feel that the dress code for all teams should be their football shirts with the sponsors logo on. We are aware that there are some teams out there that have more members than kit, in this instance could you please try and wear the white tour shirts. If anybody has any problems or queries over this please do not hesitate to contact me.

Margaret Cooper




Results from the Brinklow 6-a-side Tournament - Here




Pictures from the Brinklow 6-a-side Tournament - Here




F.A. Charter!!

The club are pleased to announce that we have now attained Football Association Charter Standard Status. Congratulations must go specifically to the club chairman Tony Glasscoe for all the hard work he has put in over several months, also to Neil Huddlestone , Peter Day , Gordon Betts & the rest of the committee. This is a really important step for the club & we should be justly proud of the achievement.

Find out what this means - Here

Brinklow FC certificate




Pictures from u12's Girls v Earlsdon Here




u16's Win The League! - click Here




u10's take Runners up position!
Congratulations to the u10's who have now secured the runners up position in the John Bryan Coventry Minor League. The team are the first addition to our Roll of Honour for the season. Heres hoping they are the first of many!

Photo from the leagues presentation night




U16’s league playoff!!!


Please give your support to the u16’s who are in a play off to decide who wins the league! Details for the playoff:-

Sunday 22nd May K.O. 11am
Finham Park Colts Ground
Westwood Heath Rd
(Just passed the Warwick uni on left 200yrds past church)

Mick Holt will be leaving some maps in the White Lion if you need help finding your way.

Here's the link to multipmap.




Brinklow 6-a-side Tournament
The club still needs help with quite a few tasks during the 6-a-side tournament. If you think you can help please let your manager know, or contact Gordon Betts. See the link below for jobs that are still available.

Task list for 6-a-side June 2005

It is very important that these roles are filled - WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW!!




Yarmouth Tour Photos 2005 - click Here




Pictures from u16's v Coventry Jaguar Here




u9's end of season report- click Here




Seniors take runners up spot in the Rugby & District Division One
Congratulations to Paul Huddlestone & the Senior team who this season have taken the runners up spot in the Rugby & District League Division 1. Another addition to our our Roll of Honour
(Apologies guys for not announcing this sooner, I thought there was still a possibility you might win it!)




New Sponsor announced
A warm welcome to our latest sponsors ' Massey Ferguson' who are sponsoring the Micros football.




Great Yarmouth Tour 2005
The tour details have now arrived & have been distributed to the individual age group managers. Copies are limited to 1 per age group however if you wish your own copy please print from the links enclosed

Tour information letter from the organisers

Site map

'What's On' details

Useful site telephone numbers, hire centre info & problem reporting card

Swimming pool & general safety information




Girls Football - Rugby Town 6-a-side competition
The girls will take part in the Rugby Town 6-a-side girls competition next Saturday (16th April). Venue is Avon Valley School. Starts 9.45 until 12.30ish. We're putting 3 teams in - a 5/6 age group (school year), 7/8, and 9/10. It's a round robin so each team should get at about 6 games each. They're also hoping to get a couple of England players to come along. If we could get people from the club to come along (even for part of the morning) it would be great.

Dave Anderson




Girls Football - New asistant team managers
We are very pleased to announce that Jo Sidwell and Neil Cooper have stepped forward to coach the U10’s with Janine Stothard coaching the U12’s and Dave Anderson now covering the U16’s. The contact details for the new managers have now been added to the contacts page of the website.

The girls team are however still looking for someone to help Janine with the coaching of the u12's. For more information contact Dave Anderson: 07979 961364




Brinklow Seniors win advertiser cup semi final - Report & Photos Here




Facilities & Pitches - click Here




Car Parking Areas at Barr Lane & the Revel
The club has had a letter from the local parish council regarding mud being left at Barr Lane. Please can all players not bang boots on the car park areas.

Although we have yet to have a complaint it seems sensible to make the same comments regarding The Revel.




Benefit "do" for Spencer Wells - UPDATE
Last night we managed to raise over £600 for Spencer Wells following his knee injury a couple of weeks back. Many thanks to everyone who donated raffle prizes, helped to organise, and of course all those who gave generously. Big thanks you goes to Taffy Pulford for pulling things together and spinning the tunes all night and also the Raven pub for hosting the evening. It was great to see the club pull together yet again !

Tony Glasscoe




The u12's managers use extreme tactics to control their players - see the Riot Control Here




Photos from the u9s girls first game - Here




Referee's Course
The Rugby Referee's Association are running a course for prospective referees commencing on Sunday 20th February and concluding with an examination on 19th April. The course runs on Sunday evenings typically from 7:00 to 9:00pm and costs £60 for adults or £40 for under 16's. It is relevant for Managers, Coaches and Players.

The course is very informative and results in the award of a FA Level 7 Referee qualification. The exam is in two parts - a written paper and an oral test and is not too difficult (it can't be because I passed it!). There is no obligation to officiate matches after qualification but whatever the case you have a better understanding of the Laws of the Game and their application.

The course is run by Paul Salisbury who can be contacted direct on 02476 542340 to book a place. Alternatively if you want more inside information please give me a call as I took the course last October/November.

Gordon Betts
07909 991575




Lads v Dads football match pictures! - click Here




New Sponsors Announced
Welcome to Moseley Warehouse who have kindly agreed to sponsor Brinklow u13's !!




New Publicity Officer
Welcome to Margaret Cooper who has kindly volunteered to be the clubs new Publicity Officer. This is a new role that the committee decided the club needed, Margaret will be responsible for feeding match reports from the managers to the local Coventry & Rugby papers & supplying the press with details of any other events such as six a side, presentation night etc. Margaret will, amongst several other items also be our main contact with our many sponsors & ensure that they are well looked after. Please give Margaret your full support in this new role.




u12's bag pack at Sainsbury' click Here




Christmas Stocking Fillers? click Here




Pictures from u10's v Coventry Jaguar Here




Outcome of the EGM 20/10/2004
The committee held a emergency General meeting on Wednesday 20/10/2004 which was attended by approx 50 members. The meeting was called to discuss the letter of resignation submitted by the clubs chairman Tony Glasscoe due to constant criticism of the committee by a small number of members. At the meeting Gordon Betts gave a presentation detailing the steps forward the club has taken since the committee was formed.

The committee firmly rejected the letter & requested a vote of confidence of the committee by the members, this vote was unanimously carried.

Gordons presentation can be downloaded Here (this file is 1mb so please be patient).

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Girls Football, Interested? - Click Here




A dozen Zimmer frames raise money for tour 2005 - click Here




Mick Holt article from the Rugby Advertiser, click - Here




List of newly qualified coaches, click - Here




Email Addresses
Want to be notified of News & updates to the website? Send me your email address to & I'll add you to the circulation list.

Paul Wilby




Brinklow Football Club Annual General Meeting

The Brinklow Football Club AGM took place on Wednesday 23th June 2004, at the Church Rooms Brinklow.

Download the meeting minutes Here

Download the clubs constitution document Here

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Chairmans & Managers End of Season reports,
click - Here




I'm told Peter isn't very well - click Here




Brinklow 6-a-side Tournament photos - click Here




Brinklow 6-a-side Tournament winners 2004 - click Here




Minehead tour, Results & Photos - click Here




Caption Competition!!

Send me a funny caption for the photo along with your name
& the team you play for to
& I’ll post it on the site.

Your Captions!

Well this worked for the England Rugby team so I think we should give it a go!
posted by Paul Wilby

Now has everyone been to the toilet before we start the game?
posted by Bernie Kemp
Are you sure this is how you play the offside trap?
posted by Martin Pulford

"I had to faithfully promise my dad I'd never, ever repeat his joke, but I trust you all not to tell. So, did you hear about the **************** !!!" posted by Paul Baker of the under 60's


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