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13th May 2013

 

Level 2
Congratulations to Wayne Pulford who has now passed his level 2. Well done from all the managers & Committee at the club.

13th May 2013

 

Brinklow Under 10's (Red) are
Groby 9-a-side Runners Up 2012/13
Congratulations to the u10's who finished Runners up over the weekend.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

12th May 2013 UPDATED

 

***Cov Minor Knockout Cup Final Brinklow 3 Leamington Brakes 0 The boys achieved their second double on the bounce with a dominant display over Brakes at Bedworth Oval today. From the off Brinklow where on the front foot but found a defensive Brakes set up which they found hard to break down. The final third was being Brinklows problem, a over hit pass, slow reaction, shooting too far out or just dogged defending stopped Brinklow from scoring with Brakes trying to counter attack but not really troubling Bully in goal. Second half and Brinklow found a break through, Man of the Match Jack Edwards good run freed Hilts who slotted home. Callum put Gregs through soon after and he cooly beat the keeper to put the yellow and blues in a deserved commanding position. Smithy nodded in the third from a corner and the win was sealed. Further chances went close but there was no more goals, the ref blew for full time and the job was done. These boys have been outstanding all season and fully deserve the praise. A TEAM that themselves, the parents, grand parents and the whole club should be extremely proud of. I for one, along with Nick, feel very privileged to be called their coach and it has been a delight to be able to watch them play and perform every week both in games and in training! A very special bunch.***

u11's John Bryan
Coventry Minor Cup Final

Brinklow v Leamington Brakes

Saturday 11th May 2013.
Kick Off: 1.30pm
Venue: The Oval, Bedworth United Football Club
Entry: £1 Adults, Children Free

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Wayne Pulford

9th May 2013

 

Funding Helps Brinklow Football Club Grow the Game
Grassroots football in Brinklow has been given a helping hand following a £5,000 Grow the Game grant, from the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity.

The grant will allow Brinklow Football Club to form 2 new teams at the introductory age groups within the club with a number of coaches to be either newly trained or qualifications enhanced to help move these teams forward. In addition the funding will greatly help with the hire of facilities and referees fees. Brinklow Football Club are absolutely delighted with the news, it will allow us to continue to offer football to the young people of the area. We thank the Football Foundation for the generous award of the grant.

Grow the Game funding increases participation in our national game by helping clubs to provide opportunities for new players, or training volunteers to support new players and teams. The programme is delivered in partnership with all of the 46 County FAs and funded by The FA.

So far Grow the Game has awarded 874 separate grants worth around £4.2m to grassroots football clubs. Analysis of the monitoring and evaluation so far predicts that this will result in the creation of 3,791 brand new football teams competing in FA-affiliated leagues, 72,872 new players participating each week and 10,959 new qualifications or courses being completed. The key strength of Grow the Game is that its participation increases are sustainable rather than transient. Its grants create a solid infrastructure of teams and newly-trained coaches in which new people can start playing the sport, rather than simply providing temporary activity sessions, which are then vulnerable to drops in participation once the programme ends.

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “Grow the Game has become one of the Foundation’s most popular schemes. This additional funding provided by The FA is excellent news for grassroots clubs seeking to start new teams and get their volunteer coaches qualified with FA coaching badges. “This most recent funding window has seen £2.1m invested into 420 clubs right across the country. “Congratulations to Brinklow Football Club for working with the Birmingham Football Association to secure their £5,000 Grow the Game grant which will increase participation in the region as well as support football development in the area.”

 

8th May 2013

 

Brinklow u11's are
John Bryan Division 'A' Winners 2012/13

Congratulation to the u11's who after beating Stratford Townl 8-0 yesterday are now confirmed as League Winners.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

7th May 2013

 

Brinklow Under 10's (Red) are
Kenilworth Wardens 7-a-side Runners Up 2012/13
Congratulations to the u10's who finished Runners up over the weekend.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

5th May 2013 PHOTO ADDED

 

 

Brinklow Seniors Reserves are
Coventry Alliance Division 4 Winners 2012/13

Congratulation to Brinklow Reserves who after beating Bedworth Liberal 3-2 yesterday are now confirmed as League Winners.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

2nd May 2013 PHOTO ADDED

 

Brinklow Under 13's (Blue) are
John Bryan Division 'D' Runners Up 2012/13
Congratulations to the u13's who finished Runners up in their league.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

24th April 2013

 

Brinklow Under 10's (Red) are
Mid Warwickshire Division 1 Runners Up 2012/13
Congratulations to the u10's who finished Runners up in their league.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

22nd April 2013

 

u11's John Bryan
Coventry Minor Cup Final

Brinklow v Leamington Brakes

Saturday 11th May 2013.
Kick Off: 1.30pm
Venue: The Oval, Bedworth United Football Club
Entry: £1 Adults, Children Free

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Wayne Pulford

21th April 2013 UPDATED WITH ADVERTISER SCAN

 

The photo and article were run in last weeks Rugby advertiser - HERE

 

****Thanks to everyone for attending the club photo - around 160 of you turned up to create a great record for the club****

The high resolution version of this photo can be downloaded HERE (Right click, 'Save as' - 5mb download so please be patient!) - IMAGE 1

Not happy with your photo? Try the other high resolution images here:- IMAGE 2 IMAGE 3 IMAGE 4 IMAGE 5 IMAGE 6
(again these are 5mb downloads so please be patient!).

 

Brinklow Centenary Club Photograph
As part of the celebrations for the 100th year of the club we are planning to take a centenary Club photograph of all players, managers, assistants (official or otherwise) or anyone that helps in the running of a team.

This will take place at 10:00 am on Saturday 6th April. Venue will be Barr Lane Brinklow.

Parking will be on the grass at the top end of Barr Lane (weather permitting) with a contingency of the Bulls Head car park.

As we expect a large number to attend we ask that players arrive in plenty of time. In addition can we ask where possible that your arrive on foot if you live in the local area & avoid parking around the village so that we not upset the locals!!! Each Manager will be responsible for making sure their team is kept together and positioned in the correct place according to the plan provided on the day.

Teams wearing full BFC kit with everyone else in a training jacket or BFC polo shirt if possible.

We appreciate that the time/date won’t suit everyone but having discussed the various options this is the best we can come up with.

There will be an opportunity to take individual team photographs at the same time.

All images will be uploaded to our club website with an option to download hi-resolution versions if you want to print.

14th April 2013 UPDATED

 

****Today, our Under 10’s won the Supplementary Cup in the Mid Warwickshire Boys League beating Kenilworth Town 3-2 in an evenly fought, entertaining encounter. This is the lad’s first piece of silverware, let’s hope it’s the first of many. Well done lads !!.****

u10's Mid Warks Supplementary Cup Final
Brinklow v Henly Forest/Kenilworth Town

Saturday 13th April 2013
K.O. 10.30am 2pm 10.30am
Venue:Kenilworth Wardens

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Gary Coward

20th March 2013 UPDATED

 

****To celebrate the centenary of the club every junior player will be supplied with a BFC Centenary logo'd boot bag. For male managers & senior players we will be supplying a centenary tie with the ladies section and managers getting blouses. To ensure your name is added to the list to receive one of these items (remember you also have to be a player or manager of the club to receive this gift!) please register for our new newsletter ‘ON THE BRINK’ by subscribing using the form on our website ****

Join the Brinklow FC Mailing List and Get Your Free Gift!
We are planning to send out periodical newsletters via email containing information relating to the club (events, news etc). If you are interested in receiving 'ON THE BRINK' please subscribe using the new subscription form on the home page of our site (First newsletter out in the next week).

4th March 2013 REVISED DATE

 

Telegraph Challenge Cup Semi Final
Brinklow v The Bell (AEI) Rugby

Thursday 21th March 2013
K.O. 7.30pm
Venue: Marconi

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Paul Huddlestone

28th Feb 2013 UPDATED

 

****PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE OF VENUE TO THE RAVEN****

Brinklow FC Centenary Race Night
£5/person inc Chilli, Jackets/Rice.
Venue: Community Hall, Brinklow.
Sat 2nd March (8pm til late).
~Bar~

“A Great Night Out...."

Tickets available from
Tony Glasscoe

Paul Huddlestone
Martin Smith

****All Welcome****


28th Feb 2013

 

Rugby’s Sports Awards - U11's Finish Runners up
Congratulation to our u11's who have finished runners up in the prestigious Rugby’s Sports Awards - A great recognition of the accomplishments of the team. Well done to Wayne Pulford, the players and everyone associated with the team.

26th Feb 2013 PHOTOS ADDED

 


Dale Linton, Summer Stewardson and Martin Baskerville with the Brinklow 'Oar'


Our Seniors chairman Tony Glasscoe and Zac
the seniors mascot complete the Rowathon

**24/2/2013 - WELL DONE TO EVERYONE CONCERNED WITH THE ROWATHON, WE COMPLETED THE 346KM CHALLENGE AT 6PM LAST NIGHT WITH THE SENIORS MENS CHAIRMAN ROWING THE LAST FEW HUNDRED METRES. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED THE SHEETS WITH RECORDED DISTANCES CAN BE FOUND HERE
PARTICULARLY WELL DONE TO MARTIN BASKERVILLE WHO COMPLETED THE GREATEST TOTAL DISTANCE, ROB WALLACE WITH THE LONGEST CONTINUOUS STINT, MATT JAMES/LAUREN ROBINSON WITH THE GREATEST DISTANCES COVERED IN 10 MINUTES *

 

**20/2/2013 - LATEST SPREADSHEET WITH ALL NAMES ATTACHED IS HERE - ANY ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS PLEASE LET ME KNOW**

Sponsored River Thames Rowing Challenge
Brinklow FC supporting Brinklow Memorial Fund.

On Friday 22nd February and Saturday 23rd February 2013 players from Brinklow FC Men’s and Ladies teams will be rowing the equivalent length of the River Thames, a distance of 215 miles or 346 kilometres, on a rowing machine.

This will take place in The Raven, Brinklow. Rowing will start at 8.00 am on both days and will continue until the evening. We intend to raise money for Brinklow Football Club and the Brinklow Memorial Fund. You can support us by sponsoring one, or more, of our players or you can attend The Raven on either day and make a donation.

The Brinklow Memorial Fund is for the purpose of raising money for the building of a memorial to the men from the village who lost their lives in the two world wars.

6th Feb 2013

 

Committee Member Needed!!
We are now looking for someone to join our committee as a general member (no specific role but there are lots of tasks that we need help with). If you are interested and want to get involved please contact our club chairman Declan Mellett via email or on the phones numbers accessed via the link.

3rd Feb 2013

 

Brinklow FC Centenary Golf Days
£30/person per day
Ansty Golf Club
(30 places per day available on each day)

Dates are:-
Sunday 24th March
Monday 6th May (Bank Holiday)
Saturday 6th July

Please confirm with £10 deposit to
Tony Glasscoe

 

24th Dec 2012 UPDATED

 

**UNFORTUNATELY THE SOCCER CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE SURFACE CONDITIONS AT BARR LANE**

Christmas Soccer Camp
Venue: Barr Lane, Brinklow

Brinklow will be running a Christmas soccer camp. Dates are as follows:-

Dates: Sunday 30th December 2012, 10am til 4pm

Cost: £10 for the day

Coaches are:
Strachan Football Foundation Coaches

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

DON'T FORGET YOUR PACKED LUNCH!!

Please notify Paul Wilby via email so that we can confirm numbers

24th Dec 2012 UPDATED

 

**UNFORTUNATELY THE LADS V DADS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE SURFACE CONDITIONS AT BARR LANE**

Lads v Dads

Football Match - Wed 26th Dec 2012

- Get him out of Bed,
get his kit on & get him down
to Barr Lane!!!
K.O -11AM

Players from the Girls teams
are of course welcome!!

Everybody is welcome to take part in the above event.

All age groups can be accommodated as we can set up a number of pitches.

3 of our managers Wayne Pulford, Martin Pulford and Gary Stothard will be on hand to organise the session

The emphasis is on having some fun with participants playing for as long (or as little) as they wish.
Matches usually last an hour or so.

So just turn up and play and if you fancy a beer afterwards it's traditional to retire to
the pub for post match analysis.

23rd Dec 2012 UPDATED

 

The plan is that the event will be very much shorter than usual with all players invited at the same time & no speeches by managers, the presentation will then be followed by a dance & pig roast + we have booked a band. The location for the event will be the Barnes farm (Bretford straight) – The club are looking for additional people to help with sorting out the décor of the building for our event. If you think you can help please contact Declan Mellett

Dates For your Diary - Brinklow Presentation Event
We have set the date for the Brinklow Presentation - This is to allow parents to arrange holidays etc.

Brinklow Presentation - 29th June 2013

3rd Dec 2012

 

Brinklow F.C. Christmas Raffle
1st Prize - Years Membership at Ansty Golf Course
2nd Prize - Weekend for Two
3rd Prize - Fourball of Golf
4th Prize - Festive Hamper
Plus many more prizes

Tickets £1 each

Tickets are available from your manager or from Martin Smith

To Be Drawn on 22nd December 2012 at The Raven, Broad Street, Brinklow at 7pm

24th Nov 2012

 

Brinklow Merchandise 2012/13
Looking for presents for Christmas? Check out our Merchandise page HERE

31st Oct 2012

 

Dates For your Diary - Brinklow Tournament 2013
We have set the date for the Brinklow tournament - This is to allow parents to arrange holidays etc & to avoid clashes with other tournaments.

Brinklow Tournament - 31st May to 2nd June 2013

22nd Oct 2012

 

**PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRE-REGISTER BY CONTACTING PAUL WILBY USING THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE INFO**

Half Term Soccer Camp
Venue: Barr Lane, Brinklow

Brinklow will be running a Half term soccer camp. Dates are as follows:-

Dates: Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st October, 9.30am til 4pm

Cost: £10 per 1 Day or £15 per 2 Days (pay on the day please)

Coaches are:
Dale Huddlestone (Brinklow Head Coach), Dan Mallinson
Gary Stothard, Paul Huddlestone, Dale Linton
Lloyd Pulford, Josh Stothard

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

DON'T FORGET YOUR PACKED LUNCH!!

Please notify Paul Wilby via email so that we can confirm numbers

20th Oct 2012

 

Quiz Night at the Raven
Fund Raising Event for the Ladies Team

Tuesday at the Raven 7-10pm. Max 4 per team and only £1 per person.

7th Oct 2012

 

Soccer Camp - Request for Coaches and Helpers
The club are considering running a soccer camp on the 30th & 31st October but need coaches and helpers - If you think you can help in some way can you please contact Tony Glasscoe asap so that we can assess numbers.

3rd Oct 2012

 

Answers to the Quiz
As promised If you purchased a quiz from the Ladies section (not related to the quiz night below!!) then we said we would publish the answers on our website - here you go!! The winner of the Quiz was Kane Maunder who wins the £30 first prize

25th Sept 2012 UPDATED

 

Over 35's complete the 3 Peaks Challenge in 23 hours and 41 minutes for Leukaemia Research!

At 3.41 pm on Saturday 22nd September all 12 members of the team completed the climbs of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden with the target of 24 hours having started Ben Nevis at 4 pm on Friday 21st September. In doing so we hope to have raised over £5,000. Many thanks to all of our supporters and sponsors who have been outstanding. Also the team would like to express their gratitude for the ground support crew who gave up their own time to feed all of us and drive over 1200 miles. Without these guys we couldn't have completed the challenge, which was the most fantastic experience for all of us.

The successful challenge team consisted of Tony Glasscoe, Andy Hunt, Rich Farthing, Simon Pulford, Simon Bullock, Roger Lunt, Martin Hayley, Mike Edwards, Christian McTurk, Anthony Ford, Paul Kelley and Hollie Byrne.
The ground crew were Paul Huddlestone, Keith Byrne, Andy Reeves, Dave Virgo, Eric Paton and Dom Foreman.

If anyone would like to add to our fund raising please visit our justgiving page, Brinklow FC Over 35's Three Peaks Challenge.

 

 

Brinklow Football Club Supporting Leukaemia Research
The National ThreePeaks Challenge

On Friday 21st September 2012, several members of Brinklow Football Club’s over 35’s team are attempting to complete The Three Peaks Challenge. Following the wife of a team member being diagnosed with Leukaemia a few years ago the team has already raised over £3000 for Leukaemia Research in the last 2 years by taking part in the local Bikeathon. This time the team aims to go one step further and raise at least £5,000for the charity.

The Three Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. These peaks are Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon respectively. The team will travel to Fort William on Thursday 20th September and will start climbing Ben Nevis at 5pm the following day. Following the long drive to the Lake District, the team then climb Scafell Pike in the early hours of Saturday 22nd Sept, travelling on to North Wales to finish by climbing Snowdon early Saturday evening. To complete all three mountains within 24 hours, it will mean a total of 13 hours climbing and 11 hours driving, with Ben Nevis taking 5 hours, Scafell and Snowdon 4 hours each.

All donations will be very gratefully received, and can be made via our Justgiving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/BFC Or alternatively contact Tony Glasscoe or Rich Farthing. Our Facebook page is Brinklow FC 3 peaks challenge

6th Sept 2012

 

Micro's Looking For Players
The Micro's are looking for reception, year 1 & year 2 players for the forthcoming season to increase numbers. If your son or daughter is interested please contact Rich Farthing

2nd Sept 2012

 

Brinklow Under 11's are Joe Spooner Tournament Runners Up 2012/13
Congratulations to the u11's who finished Runners up at the tournament over the weekend.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

18th August 2012

 

u15's girls looking for a New Manager
The u15's girls team is looking for a new manager to help them grow numbers and continue with training - If you think you can help can you please contact Karen Stewardson or Declan Mellett.

20th July 2012

 

Training Plan at Barr Lane For The Summer

Training Slots are limited to 2 per night.

Monday
FREE
FREE
     
Tuesday
u8 Boys (Gilbey)(6-7pm)
Seniors (6.15-8pm)
 
u10 BLUE Boys 6.30pm
u18 Girls 7.30pm
Wednesday
u10 RED Boys 6pm
FREE
     
Thursday
u11 Boys (6.15-7.15pm)
Seniors (6.15-8pm)
     
Friday
u15 Boys (7-8pm)
FREE
     
Saturday
FREE
FREE
     

If you need to book further times or there is a problem please contact Declan Mellett

15th July 2012

 

The subs policy can be found on page 2 of the registration form - HERE

Subscription Details 2012/2013
A proposal to increase subscriptions was unanimously approved at the AGM, The proposal was for no increase in the youngest section that play non-competitive football (micro-U8) and Junior section £5 increase (U9-Youth). Details for the forthcoming season are therefore as follows:-

Micro’s - £2 per week (up to a maximum of £50)
Mini soccer (non-league) - £50
Mini soccer (league) - £75
11-a-side league - £85
Senior Ladies - TBC (Dependent on facilities required at games)
Senior Mens - Funding via sponsorship & fund raising opportunities.

The cancellation of the Brinklow Tournament which is a big fund raiser has had a impact on the financials of the club.

Full payment of all subscriptions is payable on registration. The club will consider on an individual basis requests for a payment plan for those players/ families where there is genuine hardship.

7th July 2012

 

End of Season Reports

Please find below Chairmans, Vice Chairmans (Seniors) & Managers 'End of Season Reports' - these were presented at the AGM which took place on Wednesday.

Chairmans Report - Declan Mellett

Vice Chairmans (Seniors) Report - Tony Glasscoe

 

Managers Reports:-

Under 8's - Austin O'Malley

Under 9's - Gary Coward

Under 10's - Wayne Pulford

Under 12's Blue - Steve Wilson

Under 15's - Darren Thorm

Senior Mens 1st Team - Paul Huddlestone

 

30th June 2012 REMINDER!!

 

Download the agenda & nomination form - Here

Brinklow Football Club Annual General Meeting
8pm Wednesday 4th July 2012
Church Rooms, Brinklow

All members are encouraged to attend this meeting.

30th June 2012

 

Brinklow Football Club Special General Meeting
8pm Wednesday 1st August 2012
Bulls Head, Brinklow

Due to the delay in the 6-a-side tournament there will be a delay in issuing the financials for the club.
All members are encouraged to attend this meeting where the clubs financials will be discussed..

24th June 2012 UPDATED WITH PHOTOS

 

View all the photos from the day HERE

Higher resolution images can be downloaded from HERE
If you need higher resolution email me

A list of all the awards can be found HERE

PRESENTATION - Date For Your Diary!
The clubs presentation has been set for Saturday 23rd June 2012

22nd May 2012

 

u12's 'B' John Bryan Coventry Minor Supplementary Cup Final
Bad luck to the u12's Red who having lost 4-0 to Pro Santos at the weekend finished Runners up.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

22nd May 2012

 

u12's 'D' John Bryan Coventry Minor Supplementary Cup Final
Bad luck to the u12's Blue who having lost 5-1 to Mount Nod at the weekend finished Runners up.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

21st May 2012

 

Brinklow Youth are
John Bryan 'B' League Runners Up 2011/12

Congratulation to Brinklow Youth who are now confirmed as League Runners Up.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

14th May 2012 UPDATED WITH PHOTO & LINKS

 

FURTHER PHOTOS CAN BE FOUND HERE (SELECT THE MATCH FROM THE DROPDOWN).

CONGRATULATIONS TO BRINKLOW U10'S WHO AFTER BEATING STRATFORD TOWN 4-0 AT
THE OVAL TODAY HAVE NOW BEEN CONFIRMED AS CUP WINNERS

u10's John Bryan
Coventry Minor Cup Final

Brinklow v Stratford Town

Saturday 12th May 2012.
Kick Off: 12 noon
Venue: The Oval, Bedworth United Football Club

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Wayne Pulford

7th May 2012 UPDATED

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO BRINKLOW 1ST TEAM WHO AFTER BEATING POTTERS GREEN 6-1 AT
BARR LANE LAST NIGHT HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED AS CHAMPIONS

Brinklow v Potters Green
Tuesday 8th May 2012.
Kick Off: 6.30pm
Venue: Barr Lane
With 4 games still to play Brinklow 1st team need 2 points to secure the title.

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Paul Huddlestone

6th May 2012

 

Billy in final selection to be ‘ball kid’ to the stars

Congratulations to Billy Stenger from the u13's who is down to the last 100 to be selected in the National Trial for Balls kids for the ATP Tennis World Tour Finals in November. The club wish Billy the best of luck in his selection.

More information can be found HERE.

2nd May 2012

 

Seniors Final at the Ricoh - A Letter from the Chairman

With Tony being away I thought it would be appropriate for me to make a comment following the seniors first team exploits last night.

As I drove along the M1 this morning and it wasn’t raining for a change, I certainly had mixed emotions.
The thoughts of ifs, buts and could of’s had gone our way during the game, how the look on the team faces getting off the bus after the game would have been so different. We are biased of course, but in the first half there was only one team in it. The fact we were at the Ricoh playing against Christ the King first team shows how far Huddy and the boys have come. We are now starting to mix it with the aristocracy of local football and the games will get tougher. Our team is young and talented and with senior section now fully represented within the committee this will allow the team to progress as far as it wants to go. I am sure we will be back again at the Ricoh in the not so distant future.

The whole club, village and supporters were so proud of Huddy and the boys last night and I am sure Huddy and the boys were very proud of how the club, village and supporters turned out in their hundreds to support the team.

With two pieces of silverware already won, I wish the team good luck in the last couple of league games, one win will secure the league and complete an historic treble. Not forgetting our senior reserve team, who have already sealed their league championship and have a final to win later this month

I am sure emotions are still a bit raw, be proud of what you achieved so far this season, go on and finish it in style.

Declan
Chairman

2nd May 2012 UPDATED

 

Runners-up In a entertaining Cup Final, our 1st team lost out by 3 goals to 2 . Unlucky boys !!

Telegraph Challenge Cup Final
Brinklow v CTK

Tuesday 1st May 2012.
Kick Off: 7.30pm
Venue: Ricoh Arena
ENTRY PRICES £5 adult £2 concessions Inc Programme
Outlets will open to sell drinks but not food.

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Paul Huddlestone

29th April 2012

 

U8's Table Top Sale
The u8's are holding a tabletop fundraiser on Sunday 27th May between 12 and 3pm in the Community Hall, Brinklow. Entry is free to the public with plenty of tables offering a mix of things to buy, including a raffle and refreshments. Tables cost £10 each and are ideal for having a clearout or anything crafty people make and would like to sell.

If anyone wishes to reserve a table please contact Jane on 07743 132508 for more details. Or just come along on the day and support the football team.

All monies raised will go back into the team.

29th April 2012

 

Bingo Night
Being held on Saturday 5th May at the Church Rooms, Brinklow. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8 o'clock start. Ticket details via Jane Smith on 07743 132508 or Julia Berrey on 07867 808542 or the paper shop in Brinklow will be selling a few also.
Tickets will be £10.00 for the first games of the evening with extra games paid for further on in the evening with bigger prizes. There will be a raffle and a bar.

**Family Night - All Welcome**

24th April 2012

 

u12's 'B' John Bryan
Coventry Minor
Supplementary Cup Semi Final

Brinklow v Christ The King Juniors

29th April 2012.
Kick Off: TBC
Venue: Wolston Community Centre

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Steve Doherty

23rd April 2012

 

Ex-Brinklow youngster signs for Coventry City

Samuel Bodycote who started his footballing career with Brinklow, yesterday signed for Coventry City's Academy. Congratualtions from all at the club.

23rd April 2012 UPDATED

 

Runners-up. In a entertaining end to end Cup Final, our U9's lost out 2 - 0 to Kenilworth Town. Unlucky boys !!

Mid Warwickshire u9's League Cup Final
Brinklow v Kenilworth Town

21st April 2012.
KO: 11.30am (subject to earlier final not going to E.T)
Venue: Kenilworth Wardens Cricket Club

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Gary Coward

21st April 2012

 

Brinklow Seniors are
Foleshill Charity Cup Winners 2011/12

Congratulation to Brinklow 1st team who after beating Folly Lane Res 2-1 yesterday are now confirmed as Cup Winners.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

19th April 2012

 

Brinklow FC Scarfs

Show support for your club with a Brinklow Scarf.
Great Present For Birthdays etc!!

Please contact.Mick Holt if you wish to purchase one of the scarfs.

Limited stock so first come first served!!

Price £5

16th April 2012

 

H E Mann Cup Final
Brinklow Reserves v TBC

Saturday 19th May 2012.
Kick Off: 2pm
Venue: Brooklands/Jaguar

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Bob Kearney

7th April 2012 UPDATED

 

Brinklow Seniors are
Bedworth Nursing Cup Winners 2011/12

Congratulation to Brinklow 1st team who after beating AEI Rugby 3-1 yesterday are now confirmed as Cup Winners.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

3rd April 2012 UPDATED WITH ENTRY PRICE

 

Foleshill Charity Cup Final
Brinklow v Folly Lane Res

Friday 20th April 2012.
Kick Off: 7pm
Venue: Coventry Sphinx
ENTRY PRICES £4 adult £2 concessions Inc Programme

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Paul Huddlestone

3rd April 2012 UPDATED WITH ENTRY PRICE

 

CUP FINAL TRANSPORT - Telegraph Challenge Cup Final
If you want to join the Brinklow Army and travel to this game by coach from Brinklow please reserve your places. Seats can be booked by either posting on the Brinklow FC Seniors facebook (look for the post from Tony Glasscoe & add your names) or by emailing Paul Wilby (I will confirm all email bookings).

We will depart from The Raven at approx 6,15pm and to contribute to the cost it will be £3 pp return. First come first served ! (We have booked 2 coaches for this one)

Telegraph Challenge Cup Final
Brinklow v CTK

Tuesday 1st May 2012.
Kick Off: 7.30pm
Venue: Ricoh Arena
ENTRY PRICES £5 adult £2 concessions Inc Programme
There may be a small charge for parking and the outlets will open to sell drinks but not food.

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Paul Huddlestone

1st April 2012 UPDATED

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE U10'S WHO WON 2-0
& ARE NOW THROUGH TO THE FINAL!!

u10's John Bryan
Coventry Minor Cup Semi Final

Brinklow v Massey Ferguson

1st April 2012.
Kick Off: 11am
Venue: Revel College

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Wayne Pulford

29th March 2012 UPDATED

 

Training Plan at Barr Lane For The Spring

Training Slots are limited to 2 per night.

Monday
FREE
FREE
Tuesday
u11 Boys
u7 Boys
Wednesday
Girls
Seniors
Thursday
u10 Boys
u13 Boys
Friday
u14 Boys
u9(Blue) Boys
Saturday
FREE
FREE

If you need to book further times or there is a problem please contact Mick Holt

25th March 2012

 

Brinklow Seniors Reserves are
Coventry Alliance Division 5 Winners 2011/12

Congratulation to Brinklow Reserves who after beating Crick Reserves 3-1 yesterday are now confirmed as League Winners.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

20th March 2012

 

Brinklow Under 10 are
John Bryan 'A' League Winners 2011/12

Congratulation to Brinklow U10's who are now confirmed as League Winners.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

10th March 2012 UPDATED

 

Foleshill Charity Cup Semi Final
Brinklow v Brooklands/Jaguar

Tuesday 13th March 2012
Kick Off: 7pm
Venue: Coventry Sphinx

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Paul Huddlestone

2nd March 2012

 

Can you Facepaint??
The club are looking for volunteers to do facepainting during the clubs's 6-a-Side in June. if you are interested in helping out please contact our tournament co-ordinator Rich Farthing.

2nd March 2012

 

Electrician Needed For 6-a-Side
The club are in need of an electrician to offer advice regarding running fridges, hot water etc and to help out with setting up facilities for our 6-a-Side tournament in June. If you are able to help out please contact our tournament co-ordinator Rich Farthing.

1st March 2012

 

Telegraph Challenge Cup Semi Final
Brinklow v Nuneaton Griff

Tuesday 20th March 2012
K.O. 7.30pm
Venue: Marconi

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Paul Huddlestone

22nd Feb 2012 UPDATED

 

*****URGENT*****
Brinklow FC U18'S GIRLS NEED A NEW MANAGER!!
*****URGENT*****

u18 Girls Looking For a Manager For Next season
The current u18 girls are looking for a manager for next season (Neil is having to step down due to work commitments) - If you think you can help or if you wish to discuss please contact the current manager Neil Cooper or the coach Martin Baskerville who will be able to brief you on the position.

22nd Feb 2012

 

u10's Invited to National ACES Football Tournament
The u10's have been invited to the National 'All Cities Elite Shield' (ACES) football tournament. The tournament is invite only where the best teams from around the country compete to become National ACES champions. The tournament is sanctioned by the FA. The club wish the management and team well on the 7th of July.

 

12th Feb 2012 UPDATED!

 

UPDATE 10.50AM 12TH FEB
Just had confirmation from Paul Huddlestone that we have sufficient coaches to run the event however there is concern that the pitches will still be frozen despite the forecast being for warmer weather!!

If you are helping please meet at the Village rooms at 8.30 – Please confirm first with Paul Huddlestone (07802 422292) or Mick Holt (07734 465995)

I have blind copied emails to all the parents who have emailed in pre-registrations to me but managers please confirm with your parents

Kit & Equipment required: Football boots, shin pads, tracksuit, training shoes, a towel, drinks and a packed lunch.
Suitable warm and/or waterproof clothing in case of bad weather.
A secure and dry room is available to players for their kit, lunch etc during the day

Enrolling Instructions:
All children must arrive at Brinklow Community Hall at 9.30am each day and must be accompanied by an adult.
No child will be permitted to participate unless an adult is with that child upon arrival.
Adults must also collect children at 4pm each day.
Before any child is enrolled onto the course the accompanying adult will be asked to complete a form providing player details, and emergency contact numbers.
The coaches will need to be satisfied that each child has the correct kit and equipment to take part.
The coaches have the right not to enrol any child if these requirements are not met in the interest of that child’s health, safety and protection.
Coaches also reserve the right to exclude any players who behave in an unsatisfactory manner at any time during the course.

 

**PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRE-REGISTER BY CONTACTING PAUL WILBY USING THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE INFO**

Half Term Soccer Camp
Venue: Barr Lane, Brinklow

Brinklow will be running a Half term soccer camp. Dates are as follows:-

Dates: Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th February, 9.30am til 4pm

Cost: £10 per 1 Day or £15 per 2 Days (pay on the day please)

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

DON'T FORGET YOUR PACKED LUNCH!!

Please notify Paul Wilby via email so that we can confirm numbers

25th Jan 2012

 

Thankyou Letter From Warwickshire Air Ambulance
Following on from the tremendous support by the seniors for The “Bikeathon 1000” In August 2011 we have received the following thank you letter from Warwickshire Air Ambulance

HERE

25th Jan 2012 UPDATED!

 

The club are looking for a small caravan to use over the 6-a-side weekend.
If someone can help can you please contact our tournament Co-ordinator Rich Farthing

Dates For your Diary - Brinklow Tournament 2012
We have set the date for the Brinklow tournament - This is to allow parents to arrange holidays etc & to avoid clashes with other tournaments.

Brinklow tournament - 8th, 9th & 10th of June 2012

12th Jan 2012

 

Town Thorns Pitch - Road Closure
For approx three months Brinklow Road from Rugby Rd to Town Thorns will be closed due to the rebuilding of the canal bridge by British Waterways. Please use the attached map to plan alternative route for access to the pitch.


View Larger Map

24th Nov 2011 CALLED OFF!!

 

Unfortunately due to the bad weather the pitches at Barr lane are not fit to play on – the Lads v Dads has therefore been called off

Lads v Dads

Football Match - Sat 31st Dec 2011

- Get him out of Bed,
get his kit on & get him down
to Barr Lane!!!
K.O -11AM

Players from the Girls teams
are of course welcome!!

Everybody is welcome to take part in the above event.

All age groups can be accommodated as we can set up a number of pitches.

The emphasis is on having some fun with participants playing for as long (or as little) as they wish.
Matches usually last an hour or so.

So just turn up and play and if you fancy a beer afterwards it's traditional to retire to
the pub for post match analysis.

20th Dec 2011

 

Managers Reports For the Start of the Season
We were planning to issue the first edition of ON THE BRINK for this season however we have had some technical problems. So that we don't waste all the good words from the managers they have been posted here.

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
its early days of the season, it's good to see all of our teams, boys, girls and seniors are progressing well in their respective leagues. Keep it up, enjoy playing football and I hope to see lots of smiling faces and hopefully some silverware at our presentation day in June. This season we are starting to have a number of fund raising/club events. For those who missed my ‘ Tom Cruise’ impression behind the bar at the race night you have not lived! Sorry if I under measured on the lager, the barrel was very lively! There has also been a bingo night recently organised by Martin and the Under 10’s parents. Please support these events, remember the funds for these events go directly back into the Club (and the bar staff don’t charge!) For details of forthcoming events please keep a watch out on our website. That’s it from me, enjoy the read, enjoy your football and have a great Christmas and a peaceful new year.

Declan Mellett
Chairman
Brinklow Football Club

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U7's REPORT
The Brinklow under 7’s currently have 18 registered lads. The objectives for this season are to coach the boys basic football skills, teamwork, respect for the other players and enjoyment for the game. We still have our training sessions on a Saturday morning and are trying to fit in as many friendlies as we can. We continue to be impressed with the enthusiasm of the boys each week and the improvement in their ability. The lads have shown great potential in the friendly games so far and we are looking forward to entering them into a league next season.

We are very grateful to “Whites of Coventry Ltd” who are our new kit sponsors. We are very pleased with our new kits.

I would like to thank Andy Gilbey and Phil Keeling who coach the boys each week, but also all the parents who have supported us with fund raising and training throughout the season, making my role somewhat easier.

The under 7’s squad: - Kye Gilbey, Harry Keeling, Alfie Jones, Liam Statters, Elliot White, Harvey Mellett, Lewis Draper, Charlie Andrew, Dillon Muslsher, Luke Connolly, Sam McBride, Kyle Ward, Finley Simms, Ellis Bray, Arron Colmer, Joshua Jackson, Harrison Berridge, Dominic O’Brian

Regards
Caroline Gilbey

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U8's RED REPORT
Following on from last season, the Under 8s have matchday squad of 11 players (Sam B, Darragh, Finn, Derry, Reece, Sam P, Zach, Archie, Danny, William & Oscar) and compete in the John Bryan Freindly League. There are twins Scott & Luke who are also training with the squad. The management team of Martin & Austin are regulary supported at training and on matchdays by Nathan Smith. Initially we were placed in the Godiva League which contains the top level teams from the Coventry area. Having played a few of these teams previously we were expecting tough games and unfortunately we weren't to be dissappointed.

Our first game was against Chaplefield Colts which was very close leading to a late goal to confirm a narow defeat. We subsequently played Coundon Court, Copsewood, Coventry Jaguar and Coventry Sphinx. Most of these teams had played in this league previously as Under 7s and it was fair to say that these teams were too strong for Brinklow leading to big defeats. What made the situation worse was there was a lack of regular goalkeeper during these games. Despite this, the lad's spirits didn't seem to drop and we managed to score 3 goals in these games.

Our final game in the Godiva League was agains Christ the King, a team who had beaten us heavily the previous season. A top quality committed performance from Brinklow saw us win our first game of the season, a well deserved win and a much needed confidence boost. There was a a two week break from games as Austin completed his FA coaching badge. During half-term 10 of the squad attended the Brinklow Soccer Camp and we believe we saw the benefits in the November games.

Having trained at Barr Lane and then at Ryton we have settle at the Wolston Leisure Centre with its top quality G3 flootlit facility as our preferred training location. The location for our home games is Newbold Revel which is a top quality playing surface.

We left the Godiva League and joined the Starley League. It was hoped that this lead to more even competitive games. We played GNP Lions twice in successive weeks winning both games and playing good passing football. The highlight of the season being Finn's individual goal where he ran the length of the pitch beating many players before scoring calmly. Also Sam Berrey had one of those Match of the Day moments where he scored with his first touch having come on as substitute.

Our 3 game winning run ended with a highly entertaining draw against Copsewood Blue, another team who had beaten us heavily the previous season, further evidence of the continuing improvement by the team. Our final game in November was against Coventry Saracens where we were level going into injury time but managed to lose right at the end. Finn is our top goal scorer with 5 goals, not bad for a midfielder. I hope the parents can see despite the tough start that the team has improved, is playing football in the right way and is a more competitive team.

Regards
Austin O'Malley

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U9's BLUE REPORT
Where Are The Tights?

The Colts have kicked off the new season in the strange and untested area of the Mid Warwickshire U9 Football League. We have travelled far and wide in the last couple of months and have found this new league both challenging and rewarding. The Colts have in the main played well – omitting the Long Lawford incident, when I could have invited the local constabulary in and completed a witness statement entitled “ how we were robbed” and at the time of writing find themself in a mid- table position.

They say the table doesn’t lie, so our current position is a fair reflection of the season so far. Early season form was hard to find following changes in the line up- we lost three early games on the bounce, having said that, these were against teams who currently sit on top of the pile, with the two Kenilworth teams providing stiff opposition. Goals…. well they were also hard to come by in those early weeks as the Colts struggled to convert and suffered as a consequence. However come November and following the half term break

- the green shoots of recovery began to emerge, unlike the Eurozone the boys rallied and raised their game putting together an impressive string of results. Goals, which had been so difficult to find, came in abundance as the Colts grew in confidence and began to assert themselves. Now this was more like it!

What is also evident is that the Colts are developing and maturing as footballers, a couple of the lads seem to have grown shoulders over the summer and have a greater physical presence on the pitch. For me Thomas Hood and Josh Park have had particularly impressive starts - Tommy H providing stability at the back, and Josh demonstrating strength in the centre and making an impressive contribution in terms of goals. Thomas Hale is a welcome new acquisition to the team - in recent games he has found his scoring boots and is growing in confidence on a weekly basis - welcome Thomas. As ever with the Colts, all the boys have made individual contributions, and the team are developing nicely, which bodes well for the coming fixtures.

The thing that stays with me during this opening quarter, is that win or lose or draw, playing team football at this age, gives the boys some lasting skills. The sense of teamwork, discipline, respect and work ethic are surely values that we all want our boys to demonstrate? Oh yes and having a competitive edge never did anybody any harm!

So, with this extended run of mild weather that has us all confused - We are still awaiting the debut of Declan’s tasteful black tights this season, and Paul has continued to top up his perma-tan as we have basked in the late Autumn sunshine. The Colts have got their season back on track and we are all looking forward to the next couple of months to see what new challenges we face and hopefully some good times to celebrate. Well played boys!

Regards
Ruth O'Malley

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U9's RED REPORT

September 10th 2011
Colts -v- Wellesbourne Wanderers

Final Score: Colts 2 – 2 Wellesbourne
Goals: Josh Park, Heath.
MoM: Ethan Porter

Juniors v. Snitterfield Colts
Result: Snitterfield Colts 2 – 6 Brinklow Juniors
Goals: Harry (2), Liam (2), Harvey, Jamie
MoM: Harvey, controlled the game and drove the team forward, tackling strongly to win back possession when needed and making the right passes at the right time

17th September 2011
Juniors v. Balsall & Berkswell Colts
Result: Brinklow Juniors 6-0 Balsall and Berkswell Colts

Goals: Harry (2), Liam (2), Jamie , Taylor
MoM: Taylor, for giving us much more width to the game with his attacking skills and tackling back well when needed for an excellent all round performance.

Colts v Kenilworth Town
Kenilworth 8 Colts 0
MoM Stevie –Kept the score to single figures.

24th September 2011
Juniors v. Central Ajax
A good competitive game with two teams wanting to play football and some good goals scored.

Result: Brinklow Juniors 4-2 Central Ajax Juniors

Goals: Harry (2), Liam , Patrick
MoM: Patrick, for his quality of touch and his strength on the ball, an excellent all round contribution for the team.

St Peter's Celtic v Brinklow Colts
Final Score: St. Peters Celtic 0 Colts 4
Goals: Tommy O, Josh (2), Kian
MoM: Ethan – another excellent display in midfield.


1st October 2011
Juniors v. Leamington Juniors
Final Score Leamington Juniors 2 - 7 Brinklow Juniors Red

Goals: Harvey (3), Patrick (2), Taylor, Liam

MoM:- Harvey, three goals, making defensive tackles, attacking runs forward, excellent passing fully deserved, non stop work and effort.
Colts 2 v 3 Rugby AIX
Goals: Josh (2)
MoM: Ryan- played really well out of his usual position

8th October 2011
Leamington 0 v 6 Juniors
Goals:- Harry (2), Liam (2) Harvey, Patrick
MoM:- Lewis, a clean sheet, much improved handling and some very positive calling / talking.

Colts 1 v 5 Kenilworth Falcons
Goals: Ryan
MoM: Josh Park, a hardworking and diligent display up front.

15th October 2011
Juniors 7 v 3 Henley Forest
Goals:- Harry (3), Harvey (2) , Ted, plus an Own Goal
MoM:- Liam, ability to switch from attack to defence to do me a job, strong in the tackle, good on the ball, an excellent game for the team, well played.

October 29th 2011
Colts  4 v 1 Banbury Irish

Goals: Josh Park (2) Thomas O’Malley (2)
Man of the Match: Thomas Hale

5th November 2011
(League Cup R1) Whitnash 0 v 6 Juniors
 Goals:- Harry (3) Harvey, Liam, Taylor
 MoM:- Harry, some excellent goals and quality crosses opened up the opponents on several occasions.
 
Banbury Irish 2 v 4 Colts
Goal Scorers: Kian (1) Josh (3)
MoM: Tommy Hood

12th November 2011
Balsall & Berskwell Colts 0 v 5 Juniors
Goals:- Harvey, Jamie, Aaron, Taylor, Harry
MoM:- Ben, this was his eigth consecutive excellent performance. Ben is a truly great defender. He is first to every ball, strong in the air, never loses a tackle, takes up good positions etc etc etc etc etc

Colts 10 v 0 St Peter’s Celtic
Goals: Thomas O'Malley (3) Thomas Hale (2) Thomas Hood (1) Josh (1) Kian (1) Stevie (1) OG (1)
 Man of the Match: Ethan Porter

19th November 2011
Juniors 2 v 3 Khalsa
Goals: Ted, Harvey
MoM:- Aaron, week after week excellent performances. This week was no different. Well Done!

Kenilworth Warden Harriers 5 v Colts 1
Goals: Thomas Hale (1)
 Man of the Match: Kian

November 26th 2011
Colt’s 2 v 1 Long Lawford Colts
Goals: OG ( Nearly Ethan 1), Josh Park (1)
 Man of the Match: Thomas O’Malley

 Wulfstan Dynamos 1 v 0 Juniors
MoM: Ben Irving. An outstanding performance. Never put a foot wrong.

Regards
Gary Coward

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U10's REPORT
Season So Far - After the success the boys had last season and deservedly so, this was always going to be a tough campaign. It has proved just that, the boys already tasting more defeats, than the whole of the last campaign to date, albeit only two, it has left the boys with the task of playing catch up on the leagues leaders. In some respects the losses, although no one likes them, has probably served a blessing in disguise as, the shackles have been thrown off, with the boys playing some of their best football. As last season the boys started slowly but this time the results never went their way but now we are nearly at the half way stage of the league the boys are now showing what a fantastic team they are and are building momentum which hopefully will keep going. Losing to Massey Ferguson 3-2 in the opening game was not the best start but deserved better. A 6-0 defeat of local Binley Woods in the cup was followed by a narrow 1-0 win over Coundon Court. A second loss 2-0 at Chetwynd was probably the worst display I've seen from the boys but bounced back to record a 2-1 win over Stratford Town where the score didn’t do us any justice. Last season’s runner up Leamington Hibs visited and left with disappointed after a sterling comeback ensured a 2-1 victory. A convincing 7-0 win over Christ the King after half term was a good confidence boost as we headed to Hibs in the next round of the cup and a 1-0 scoreline, earned Brinklow the win. Back to league action and a brilliant display of football inflicted a 5-1 defeat on Cov Copsewood. So things don’t look as bad as they did after the first three games and with the mood in the camp rising, we are back in the race!

Goalscorers:
Callum Williams 10
John Coleman 5
Todd Loveitt 4
Jack Edwards 4
Connor Pulford 2
Ben Gregory 2
Ben Mills 1
Clean Sheets: Robbie Hancox 4

Not leaving out other members of the Team:
Luke Kennedy
Francis Byrne

Regards
Wayne Pulford

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U11's REPORT

Not my words but a fair and very positive reflexion of the Brinklow U11. - Scott Craig

A Parents Perspective
Our son Oliver joined Brinklow Junior FC under 10’s towards the end of last season having previously played in the Warwickshire league. From that very first training session I knew joining Brinklow had been the right decision as the training was not only very well structured but full of enthusiasm from the coaches and the players. In addition, we found the other parents, grandparents and other family members were friendly, welcoming and best of all shared our enthusiasm for the boys’ football. The summer saw us ‘runners up’ in two ‘six a side’ tournaments and as the new season crept upon us Scott Craig the Manager worked hard organising a number of 11 a side friendly games to warm us up for the season ahead!

Now, it would have been easy at this stage to have entered the new 2011/12 season in the B Division of the John Bryan League, however knowing it would be a challenge and with a few difficult decisions to make, the manager and coaches decided to remain in the A Division, quietly confident that we could be competitive at that level. We were pleased with this decision knowing that our son would be playing against some of the highest standard football in the area. Despite the enthusiasm, the season started disappointingly, seeing us beaten in our first three games, as we struggled to find the form we knew the players were capable of, and the football that they had been displaying during training.

After continued dedication from not only manager and coaches but also parents and players, came the simple passing football game that we knew they were capable of, which gained the lads their first win against Coventry Copswood Junior. This continued to ‘in our opinion’ the highlight of the season thus far by a draw at Coventry Sphinx, who had beaten us in a previous game 5-0. Furthermore, a difficult win last week saw us through to the 3rd round of the cup. Let’s hope the players rise to the challenge of the season and continue to improve on their game, so that Manager, Coaches and Players are rewarded with the wins that we feel they deserve.

Adam and Jo Coop and Family

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U12's BLUE REPORT

Team- Teddy, Tom, Harry J, Harry C, Haydn, Sam, Anthony, Joe, Cieran, Theo, Ellis, William, Jordan, Ben, Daniel, Jamal.
Blues News - Firstly i would to say a big thanks from the whole team to Nick Forman of NF-X for sponsoring the kit this season and next.
The blues have had a bit of a bad start to the season with 4 players leaving virtually just before K.O! Ben Mulley has emergrated to the states so we wish him and his family all the best over there. Jake has left to play for a team over in Lutterworth, Anthony took up boxing. Also Teddy had a bad injury so he was out for the 1st six games, so that meant we were playing games with only 10 or 11 players.
The lads played well enough in those 1st few games and in a couple of them they were 3 or 4 goals up! But with no subs the lads just ran out of energy eventually loosing those games by a single goal.
Better news now is that Anthony is back playing for the team, Teddy is back from his injury and we have signed on 3 new players, Daniel, Harry C, and Jamal who are all fitting in well, so hopefully now the results will start to improve.

Results:

Cauldon 3 Brinklow1
Scorer Tom. MOTM Tom

Binley 5 Brinklow 0
MOTM Ellis

Brinklow 4 Leamington 5
Scorers, Tom, Cieran, Ben, and Jordan
MOTM Haydn

Brinklow 5 Rugby 3
Scorers, Tom 2, Joe 2, Anthony
MOTM Anthony

Mount Nod 5 Brinklow 4
Scorers, Cieran 2, Joe, Jamal
MOTM Cieran


Brinklow 4 Finham 4
Scorers Joe 2, Jordan, Cieran
MOTM Daniel

Leamington Hibs 3 Brinklow 0
MOTM Theo

Brinklow 0 Cov Jag 4 (Cup)
MOTM William

Leamington Hibs 2 Brinklow 6
Scorers, Theo 2, Joe 2, Harry C, Tom
MOTM Ben

All the lads are now looking forward to the Xmas party on the 23rd of December at Laser Quest Coventry where I'm sure everyone will have a great time.


Regards
Steve Wilson

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U14's REPORT
Our first season in the B league, if we could match our cup performances to our league performance we surely we would be in the playoff positions. We seem to dominate games then get undone by either long balls down the middle or a lapse of concentration. Against Santos I am reliably informed we had 19 shots on target, converted 2, Santos had three and converted them all. But that’s football. We are playing good football and I am confident the results will come.

A big welcome to Conah Langham and Alex Lovelock to our team, plus the prodigal son has returned – Mr Kemp, a bit more robust then when he left us for Hilmorton, but still smiling and has added a bit of ‘je nas se qua’. Talking of ‘je nas se qua’ in the true sense of the phrase, Tom Hawthornewaite has also returned and has claimed his right back spot back with finesse.

Sponsorship - Thank you to Roger (again) for sponsoring the new kit. I think its one of the best ones we have ever had. There was a point of thought when I was ordering. Having order the kit when we first set out, and there are still 4 or 5 boys with us from those under 6 days, some of the sizes were scary, there were to large men sizes, a couple of medium then the rest small mens. Where have the years gone.

Christmas Outing - Over the next couple of weeks we will sort out our annual Christmas outing, it will be either at the Ricoh, if I can get some cheap tickets or at the Ice hockey. I will let you know the dates / time as soon as its all booked up.

Training will resume on Jan 6th at 7pm in Wolston at the Leisure Centre

Regards
Declan Mellett

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U15's REPORT
A big welcome for this season for three new players, Tom, Chay and Josh Dennis who I’m sure will prove to be a big asset to the team.

The season hasn’t started well with only four points from the first eight league games and an exit in the first round of the cup. The lads are playing good football but only for short periods of the game. We have discussed how we want to play this season but as of yet we haven’t really adhered to this approach. We need to be more consistent with our work ethic and our desire to get the ball on the floor and pass it around rather than the ineffective ‘hot potato’ method and this needs to start with training sessions. We can see that the potential is there but we have to continue to work hard to make it happen.

A few games stand out more than others and it is these that I’ll concentrate on. The first was the narrow 1-0 defeat in the cup against Peugeot Citroen that came only a week after a 9-1 defeat away to the same team in the league. The contrast in this performance in virtually every aspect was apparent for all to see. With a squad of sixteen players we had the bare eleven so there were obviously a few concerns before the match. Every player gave absolutely everything and the quality of football was certainly a move in the right direction. From a biased perspective I feel that we outfought and outplayed Peugeot for the majority of the match and had enough chances to win the game. Had the penalty in the first half been converted then who knows what might have happened. It is this desire that needs to be replicated in every game to ensure we get the results we want.

The second focussed match was the away game against Leek Wootton where the lads earned their first point of the season in a closely fought encounter with a draw probably being the correct result. Brinklow were ahead twice with both goals scored by Tom on his debut only for Leek Wootton to equalise on both occasions. Once again the effort for the entire match was fantastic and the quality of the football was encouraging.

Featured match number three brought our first victory albeit against the only team below us in the league. The work rate was much improved and the football a little better if not a little hurried at times. What was pleasing was the togetherness of the defence for the majority of the match. Ironically, it was a scuffed shot from Josh Brown that broke the deadlock and this was quickly followed by the first of Tom’s three goals of the day. Dan was again confident and loud in goal whilst Jordan was outstanding in an unusual role for him in central defence. Tom’s hat-trick was a joy to watch especially the headed second following a George cross.

The final reported match was the 3-2 defeat away to Hawksmill after being 2-0 up with 20 minutes to go. We completely outplayed them and deserved to win. Had the numerous chances we created gone in (I particularly remember the thunderous shot by Chay that hit the woodwork) we could have been out of sight by half-time. Defeat is never pleasant but we gave everything in this game and the results will come if we have this attitude.

On the flip side there have been several games where several of the players just didn’t appear interested and we got the defeats we deserved. Injuries, illnesses and other commitments have certainly had an effect so far but I suppose this is the same for all teams. Keep working hard and listening and we will get there.

Thanks to John Cross in making the pitch look fantastic, to Bolty in obtaining a pair of full sized goals for free and to Andy and Rotatech Ltd (Spindle Rebuild & Repair) for sponsoring the team this season and providing an impressive looking new set of kit.

Goal scorers
Tom 6
Will 4
Callum 2
Josh Brown 2
Ryan W 1
Chay 1

Regards
Darren Thorn

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U18's GIRLS REPORT

Brinklow 1 Erdington 1
Prior to the start of this game there were high expectations of a home win. Brinklow had narrowly lost away to Erdington earlier in the season and it was believed that revenge could be gained. Hopes of a Brinklow victory were buoyed after ten minutes when they were awarded a penalty which was converted by Holly Craddock. Any hopes of adding to this lead were quickly dashed by an Erdington equaliser some ten minutes later. The game soon descended into a deadlock with both defences effectively snuffing out any chances of a goal. It became obvious that if any team were to win it would be the odd goal provided by a moment of magic or good fortune. Brinklow’s best chance to win the game came with five minutes to go when Emma Myatt sent a blistering shot just over the bar. A draw against Erdington is always a satisfactory result. In this instance a draw put an end to a run of defeats but it was disappointing not to come away with all three points

Cookley Sports 0 Brinklow 2
Brinklow did not view this game with relish. A 120 mile round-trip to the wilds of Worcestershire to face a side who were undefeated this season. Shortly after the kick-off it became apparent the old Brinklow fighting spirit had been hauled out of its box, dusted off and was very much on display. The first forty five minutes saw Brinklow kicking up a considerable slope but nevertheless managing to mount a number of well-crafted attacks as well as stifle Cookley’s efforts for a goal. Thanks to the defensive prowess of Georgia Clarke and Nicole Maunder in her new sweeper role the score remained nil-nil at the interval. Brinklow were able to take full advantage of the slope in the second half with goals from Emma Myatt and Hollie Craddock firing them into what proved to be an unassailable lead. A few nervous moments were experience in the final minutes of the game when Cookley threw the kitchen sink at Brinklow. Fortunately player-of-the match Danni Beck pulled off a string of last ditch saves to deny Cookley and ensure her team ran out winners. This, without doubt, was Brinklow’s performance of the season so far. It must have sent out a clear warning to the rest of the league Brinklow are going to be making an all out effort to win every game.

Stratford Town 1 Brinklow 8
Brinklow’s march up the league continued with their second consecutive away win. An injury to Harriet Lowe and Georgia Clarke being unavailable meant a less than full strength Brinklow squad being available for this game. Any worries quickly evaporated after five minutes when goal machine Emma Myatt fired Brinklow into an early lead. After this the goals just kept coming with another from the deadly finish from Ms Myatt. Lauren Robinson added to the score with a long range screamer and the ever dangerous Hollie Craddock cracked in two more goals. At half-time Brinklow sat on a comfortable 5-1 lead. The second half saw Brinklow playing into the wind which although limited their attacks didn’t stop Brinklow adding to their lead. Player-of-the match, Emma Myatt managed to complete her hat-trick, Chelsea Smith also found the net and Bess Barnham hit her first goal for the club. Throughout the game Brinklow’s defence was solidly marshalled by the ever reliable Bex Wilby. Fifteen year old defender Nicole Maunder, the youngest player on the pitch, showed wisdom and ability beyond her years to reduce the number of Stratford’s goal chances to a minimum. Brinklow are really beginning to look like a class outfit.

Regards
Martin Baskerville

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SENIORS REPORT

The seniors reports can be found on the seniors page

 

15th Dec 2011 UPDATED

 

**** STILL SOME LEFT - WOULD MAKE A GOOD STOCKING FILLER!! ****

Brinklow FC Beanie Hats

Great Present For Christmas!!

Please contact.Mick Holt if you wish to purchase one of the hats.

Price £5

6th Dec 2011

 

Seniors Christmas Dinner
The Raven Inn, Brinklow
17th Dec 2011  **START TIME TBC**
£10 per person
2 Courses + 2 Bottles
Players, Spectators + BFC Committee Invited

(Please confirm your place with Bob or Marie)

28th Nov 2011

 

NOTIFICATION OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
A request for a Special General Meeting has now been received by the club’s secretary.
The proposal is that we elect Julia Berrey to the post of Club Treasurer due to the impending departure of Rucky Griffith.

Details as follows:-

Brinklow Football Club
Special General Meeting

2pm Sunday 4th December 2011
The Raven, Brinklow

24th Nov 2011 UPDATED

 

I'M TOLD JAMIE GOT THROUGH TO THE LAST 88, THE TRIAL FOR WHICH WILL BE HELD AT CORBY. FROM THESE 88 PLAYERS 22 WILL BE SELECTED TO TRAVEL TO SWINDON FOR THE FINAL SELECTION OF THE WINNER. UNFORTUNATELY JAMIE NOW HAS A BAD KNEE INJURY WHICH MEANS HE PROBABLY WON'T BE ABLE TO TAKE PART. THE CLUB WISH 'JJ' ALL THE BEST FOR THE FUTURE.

Brinklow Footballer Hoping to Land Swindon Town Deal
Congratulations to Jamie Huddlestone who is through to the 1st round of the Samsung 'Win a Pro Contract' competition. Jamie has been with the club since he was six & currently plays with the clubs senior 1st team. The story was featured in a recent edition of the Telegraph and on-line HERE

22nd Oct 2011 URGENT!!

 

*****URGENT*****Brinklow FC NEED A NEW TREASURER!!*****URGENT*****
The Management Committee are looking for a person to become the new Club Treasurer. The position is currently held by Rucky Griffith who will be moving abroad in the near future.

The role is a very important function of the football club and it is not a position that can be left vacant. As a result the Committee would like any person who may be interested in becoming the Treasurer to express their interest as soon as possible.

Rucky has agreed to help with the hand over process and I know that whoever takes on the position will receive a considerable amount of support and will be taking over a very well established function that is now quite straight forward.

Job description of the Treasurer
• Inputting the incomings and expenses onto the sage programme (self explanatory)
• Balancing the bank statement and the sage bank statement once a month
• Banking money/cheques, this is mostly in the first half of the year when the subs come in. Bags can be obtained from the bank and the moneys can be deposited without wasting time at the cashier.
• Paying invoices sent to you (mostly via BACS on line) These will all have been approved by the chairman • End of year profit and loss statement (sage will do this for you)
• Statement for presentation and 6 a side once a year. Template already set up and will be passed over to the new person.
• Attending committee meetings once a month
• Making sure the club does not make a huge profit or loss!

Can I ask that if you are interested or know of somebody who may be suitable could you please contact me as soon as possible.

Yours in football

Rich Farthing
Vice Chairman

2nd Nov 2011

 

Training at the VS Rugby Astroturf
The Strachan Football Foundation have offered Brinklow Football Club the option to train on the VS Rugby astroturf facility at a greatly reduced rate. On Tuesday or Wednesday evenings between 5pm and 6pm, a one hour session for juniors (Micro/U7 to U16) on the floodlit astroturf will cost just £15.

In addition to this being a very favorable price, the SFF will provide up to 2 coaches to either support or even take charge of the coaching session if required. One of these coaches would be Tommy Glasscoe who is the SFF representative for Brinklow FC in the 2011/12 season.

This may be an early slot, but it is a great price considering the astro pitch itself is normally around £30 per hour, and if necessary managers can brief Tommy beforehand and leave him to take the entire session with an SFF colleague. It could even be an additional session if anybody wants or needs that.

Anyone interested please contact Tommy Glasscoe on 07825 992134 or Send Mail

30th Sept 2011 UPDATED

 

Race Night
(by Jukes Entertainments)

Venue: Community Hall, Brinklow

Date: Saturday 12th November, 7.30pm until late

Tickets: £5 each including Faggot & Pea Batch

LIVE MUSIC BY SCOTT VALLANCE

Tickets available from
Tony Glasscoe
Paul Huddlestone
Bob Kearney
Gary Stothard
Martin Smith

24th Oct 2011

 

Bingo Night
Being held on Saturday 26th November at the Church Rooms, Brinklow. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8 o'clock start.Tickets details via Jane Smith on 07743 132508 or Julia Berrey on 07867 808542 or the paper shop in Brinklow will be selling a few also.
Tickets will be £10.00 for the first games of the evening with extra games paid for further on in the evening with bigger prizes. Tickets go on sale on 1st November and can be brought in advance or at the door.There will be a raffle and a bar.

16th Oct 2011

 

New Team Coach for the Micros
The Club would like to express a warm welcome to Jason Martin who is now officially the team coach for the Micros's. We wish Jason a happy and successful time with the club.

Brinklow F.C. Committee

5th Oct 2011 UPDATED

 

**PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRE-REGISTER BY CONTACTING PAUL WILBY USING THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE INFO**

Half Term Soccer Camp
Venue: Barr Lane, Brinklow

Brinklow will be running a Half term soccer camp. Dates are as follows:-

Dates: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th October, 9.30am til 4pm

Cost: £10 per 1 Day or £15 per 2 Days (pay on the day please)

Coaches are:
Ryan Byrne (Birmingham City Academy Coach)
Dale Huddlestone (Brinklow Head Coach)
Tommy Glasscoe (Apprentice with the Strachan Football Foundation)
+ appearances from Brinklow 1st team players

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

DON'T FORGET YOUR PACKED LUNCH!!

Please notify Paul Wilby via email so that we can confirm numbers

29th Sept 2011

 

New Sponsors Announced for u7's
Thankyou to Whites of Coventry Ltd who have kindly agreed to sponsor the u7's kit!!

18th Sept 2011

 

Over 30's Looking for a Few More Players
The over 30's have a 1 hour session on Thursday nights of 8 or 9 a side on the top pitch at Butlin Rd Rugby. They are looking to swell there numbers, If anyone is interested in joining in please contact Tony Glasscoe

16th Sept 2011

 

Micro's Coach Urgently Needed
This is a plea on behalf of the Micro’s Section. Unfortunately Rich Farthing is unable to continue with taking training sessions on Saturday mornings. Moving the time and day of session is not really an option because of pitch space and ultimately when the micro's become under 7’s they will be playing on Saturday’s. Dale Huddlestone has been helping out but it is not possible for him to be there every Saturday.

We are urgently seeking a coach to step in and take over the training between 10.00 am and 11.00am, if anyone is interested or thinks they know of somebody who would be please contact Rich as soon as possible.

Regards
Rich Farthing

14th Sept 2011

 

Ladies/Girls Representative Announced
The club are pleased to announce the appointment of a Ladies/Girls representative for the club. Amanda Kearney will take on the role kindly filled by Liz Clarke in previous seasons. Amanda will act as a contact for the Girls team managers and represent the Girls section of the club at committee meetings. Over the summer there were enquiries about the formation of a Ladies team, Amanda will investigate this potential interest and report back to the committee who are keen to move this forward if sufficient interest exists.

If you are interested in joining the girls section or want to get involved in a Ladies team please contact Amanda

Brinklow FC Committee

13th Sept 2011 UPDATED

 

Training Plan at Barr Lane For The Spring Summer

Limited to 4 teams per night

Monday
FREE
FREE
FREE
FREE
Tuesday
Youth
u18 Girls
FREE
FREE
Wednesday
SNR's
u9 Boys
FREE
FREE
Thursday
u13 Boys
u10 Boys
u8 Boys
FREE
Friday
u14 Boys
FREE
FREE
FREE
Saturday
u13 Girls
u7 Boys
FREE
FREE

If you need to book further times or there is a problem please contact Mick Holt

8th Sept 2011

 

New Sponsors Announced for u15's
Thankyou to Rotatech Ltd who have kindly agreed to sponsor the u15's kit!!

6th Sept 2011

 

Micro's Training To Start
Just to confirm training re-starts this Saturday 10th September 10:00 am at Barr Lane.

T-shirts or football shirts, shorts, socks, boots or trainers and shin pads. Cost will be £2 per session up to a maximum of £50 for the whole season, registration forms will be handed out with all contact details etc to be filed out please.

Regards
Rich Farthing

25th August 2011

 

Head Coach achieves Youth Award
Well done to our Head Coach Dale Huddlestone who, over the summer, achieved The 'FA Youth Award - Module One' qualification. Dale is also planning to complete module two in December to aid in progressing the Club towards attaining Charter Standard Community Club status.

24th August 2011

 

MH Electrical Engineers Sponsor u11's Tracksuits
U11 are looking forward to the season with their new sponsor. MH Electrical Engineers are kindly sponsoring the U11 with a brand new tracksuit . The new season is shaping up nicely with a strong squad and now new tracksuits on order. What this space for photos of the new suits. Many thanks again to MH electrical engineers.

Scott Craig
U11's Team Manager

21st August 2011

 

First Managers Meeting of the Season Held
Thankyou to everyone who attended the first managers meeting of the season earlier today. Every team was represented except for the U18 Girls, U13 Girls, U10's and U9's Red. There were some really good discussions related to football & team representatives varied from managers, coaches, parents and even team sponsors.

Dale Huddlestone
Head Coach

13th July 2011

 

Brinklow Girl’s Under 18 Player Achieves FA Level 1 Status
Congratulations to Lauren from the U18s girls team who has now gained her FA Level 1 to become a Qualified Coach.

WELL DONE!!

Brinklow FC Committee

10th July 2011

 

Brinklow Under 9's are Bulkington FC Tournament Winners 2010/11
Congratulations to the u9's who finished Winners at the tournament over the weekend.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

7th July 2011

 

The subs policy can be found on page 2 of the registration form - HERE

Subscription Details 2011/2012
A proposal to increase subscriptions by £10 per player was unanimously approved at last nights AGM. Details for the forthcoming season are therefore as follows:-

Micro’s - £2 per week (up to a maximum of £50)
Mini soccer (non-league) - £50
Mini soccer (league) - £70
11-a-side league - £80
Seniors - £140

The following points were cited as reasons for the increase:-

Planned purchase of new football goals for some teams
Many teams requiring replacement balls
A requirement from Birmingham FA that all players are insured for the forthcoming season (£300 for the club)
Increase in cost of pitch marking
Referees fees to be increased by £2 per game

It should be noted that the clubs fees had generally not risen since July 2008

Full payment of all subscriptions is payable on registration by August 24th August. The club will consider on an individual basis requests for a payment plan for those players/ families where there is genuine hardship.

7th July 2011

 

Chairman’s Report Season 2010/2011

The third year of my tenure as Chairman of Brinklow Football Club has certainly been a busy one, both on and off the pitch.

On the Pitch
Notable success for our Senior and Under 9 sections. Not only winning trophies but also the manner in which they play football. Congratulations to Paul, Tony, Marie, Bob and all involved with the Senior Set up.
Congratulations to Wayne, our first ever boys ‘A’ league champions.
Praise must also go to the youngest section of the club, a special thank you to Rich, Nick, Dale and Jack who have not only rescued the micro section at the start of last season but have now set up a strong infrastructure at the start of the club for all new entrants. It was great to see an under 7 team and micro team competing so well in this years tournament (especially the keeper in the Micros).
Our girls section continues to grow, with teams entering leagues next season at Under 13 and Under 17 with renewed discussions regarding creating a ladies team for next season.
With evidence of the Under 9’s we can all see our mini soccer set up is strong and flourishing, along with the top end of the club with 16’s boys, youth and senior section all working under the newly created sub section, Vice Chair Seniors / First Team manager structure. However the mid boys section, u11 through till u16 have struggled in their respective A leagues. Four of the six teams in this section played their football in the A league this season. All four of these teams finished in the bottom two of their respective leagues. At the last committee meeting we discussed this topic. We need to look at reviewing our strategy for encouraging coaches to go further with FA Level training or equivalent. A club our size should have more than two Level 2 coaches. We were one of the first clubs to adopt the FA level 1 course for our coaches, 4/5 years ago therefore I believe we need a review this situation so we can plan to get ahead of the curve again. With this in mind I have asked Dale, our Head Coach to look at this matter in more depth and devise a proposal that can be put in place for the next three years.

Its also important to remind ourselves, its not just about winning. We are a football club that strives to provide football at what ever level of ability. Our 250 members, plus a number in the over 35’s, I can confidently confirm we are providing a platform for playing football for all and will continue to do so.

Team Objectives
Each year I ask the team managers to set a seasonal objective I attach a copy here, some of our teams have achieved their goals to the letter, others unfortunately didn’t but it wasn’t for the want of trying.

Off the Pitch
It has been a very busy season off pitch this year. As the club grows, the numbers of members grow and consequently the number of issues increases. I believe as your chairman each incident we have been involved with this season has been dealt fairly and without bias. It is impossible to please all people all of the time especially when it comes down to selection of players. We try to where we can ensure best practice is followed.
Our tournament, what hasn’t been said already about our tournament. Our 15th year, again blessed with sunshine and it seems to get better and better each year. Highly regarded by our peers. Thank you for all the work put in by the organising committee and to all the helpers before, during and afterwards.
Our presentation day, again a great success, a real professional show piece for our club. Thank you to all the helpers for this event.
I would also like to thank all the managers and manager’s assistants, for all your hard work throughout the season. Thank you to all the committee members. An extremely hard working bunch of people without their help this club wouldn’t run half as efficiently as it does. And of course thank you to all the players and their parents for being part of this club.

On a final note, without getting too deep, I sometimes get asked why we do it. As a parent of a players, a manager of a team (or 2), as the chairman there are three defining moments this season for me to why I or we do it
As a parent, watching Harvey as a goal keeper in the micro’s during the tournament.
As a manager, the agony of the u13 suffering in the A league and plotting a comeback
As Chairman, the night in Bedworth, watching all our fans singing, chanting and spraying champagne over themselves and a few others

More than a club, a way of life

I submit this report to the meeting

Yours in Sport

Declan Mellett
Chairman

26th June 2011

 

Presentation Event 2011 - Photographs

All the photographs for the day can be found HERE

Each of the managers will be receiving a CD containing hi-res copies of all the photographs - please see your manager to arrange loan of the CD.

Paul Wilby

21st June 2011

 

Tony & Jan Complete Bikeathon
Congratulations to our Seniors Vice Chairman Tony Glasscoe, his wife Jan & the rest of the Brinklow FC team who have recently completed this years Bikeathon.

You can read the story from the Rugby Advertiser HERE

If you would still like to donate to the team you can do so HERE

14th June 2011

 

Brinklow Girl’s Under 12 Coach Achieves FA Level 1 Status

Summer Stewardson gained her FA Level 1 to become a Qualified Coach. Summer Stewardson assists Martin Humphries Brinklow Manager and Scott Ferguson Asst Manager in the running of Brinklow Girls FC.

 


14th June 2011 REVISED SCHEDULE

 

***PLEASE NOTE THE TIMES AS THEY HAVE CHANGED FROM THE ORIGINAL ONES ISSUED***

SCHEDULE FOR THE PRESENTATION EVENT
1.00 - 2.15pm Micro,7's, 8's & 9's
2.45 - 4.00pm 10's, 11's & 12's
4.30 - 5.45pm 13's,14's,12 Girls & 16 Girls
6.00pm 16's, Youth, Reserves and Seniors

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE FOR THE CLUBS PRESENTATION CEREMONY HAS BEEN
CHANGED TO SATURDAY 25TH JUNE 2011. VENUE FOR THE EVENT WILL BE BARR LANE, BRINKLOW.

Dates For your Diary
The following dates have now been set

Brinklow 6-a-Side tournament - 3rd, 4th & 5th of June 2011

Brinklow Presentation Ceremony - Saturday 18th June 2011 Saturday 25th June 2011

12th June 2011

 

Brinklow Under 9's are Chetwynd 6-a-side Winners 2010/11
Congratulations to the u9's who finished Winners at the tournament over the weekend.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

7th June 2011

 

Brinklow 6-a-Side Tournament - Official Photographs

Photos from the event can be found HERE

Thanks to our club photographer Steve Hyde for providing images of the weekend.

Please note these photos are the property of i4photos.co.uk & they should not be used without prior permission from Steve. A reduced price is available for purchase of the images for use on Facebook etc.

i4photos.co.uk provide photographic coverage of our events as a free service to the club, this includes the use of any images for use in ON THE BRINK, local press, our presentation night & our website. All that is asked in return is that individuals pay for any images they wish to use. Please do not abuse this privilege which is an important service to the club.

 

7th June 2011

 

Brinklow 6-a-Side Tournament, A Message from Our Tournament Organiser
I would like to congratulate all of our teams for the way in which they played over the weekend. Super wins for our Under 9’s, 12’s and 12’s girls and runners up for 12’s girls, under 10’s, 13’s and Under 16's Girls.

Can I take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped out over the three days, everything seemed to run pretty well and the amount of helpers that we had was excellent. Please pass on my thanks to all of your parents/supporters etc.

Looking forward to 2012.

Richard Farthing

25th May 2011

 

Committee Members
Several of the current committee are stepping down at the end of the season which means we are now in real need of some help. We are particularly looking for someone to be treasurer, also a kit Coordinator and a Publicity Officer. We also need general committee members to pick up some of the smaller items that arise during the season. If you think you can help or know someone who can, even if only in a small way, please contact any of the current committee.

22nd May 2011

 

Brinklow Under 9's are Rugby Town Football Festival Runners Up 2010/11
Congratulations to the u9's who finished Runners up at the tournament over the weekend.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

22nd May 2011 UPDATED

 

WELL DONE TO THE U14'S WHO AFTER WINNING 5-3 TODAY RETAIN THERE STATUS IN THE 'C' DIVISION

U14's Play-off
Sunday 22nd May
Kick Off - 11am

at WESTWOOD UTD, WESTWOOO HEALTH RD  CV4 8GP

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Andy Williams

16th May 2011 UPDATED WITH NOMINATION FORM

 

Download the agenda & nomination form - Here

Brinklow Football Club Annual General Meeting
8pm Wednesday 6th July 2011
Church Rooms, Brinklow

All members are encouraged to attend this meeting.

13th May 2011

 

F.A. Charter
Standard Development Status

The Club are pleased to announce that we have successfully retained our accreditation for the F.A. Charter Standard Development Status. The development status is the second rung on the charter programme. To achieve this level, club's must have first attained The FA Charter status.

The new CS Development Status certificate is Here

Well done to Richard Farthing for following through with this programme.

Find out what this means - Here

7th May 2011 UPDATED!!

 

BAD LUCK TO THE U9'S WHO THIS MORNING LOST 3-2 IN THE FINAL

John Bryan Coventry Minor U9's Cup Final
Brinklow v Massey Ferguson

Saturday 7th May 2011.
Kick Off: 11am
Venue: The Oval, Bedworth United Football Club
Entry Adults £1, Children Free

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Wayne Pulford

2nd May 2011

 

Chest Freezer For 6-a-Side
The club are after a 2nd hand chest freezer to use during the club's 6-a-side tournament – either by donation or to purchase. If you or anyone you know has one can they let us know please.

Tournament Coordinator - Rich Farthing

2nd May 2011

 

Brinklow Under 9 are
R & T Tours Weymouth Cup Winners 2010/11

Congratulation to Brinklow U9's who having played 8 games including a final are confirmed as Weymouth Cup Winners. The boys never conceded a goal whilst scoring 12. Ray Parlour presented the trophy to the boys on another glorious occasion for the club.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

27th April 2011 UPDATED WITH TEAM PHOTO

 

A WIN FOR THE U15'S ENGLAND TEAM WITH DANIELLA KEEPING A CLEAN SHEET
WELL DONE FROM ALL AT BRINKLOW!!

 

 

Daniella Selected for England Squad


Dani in her England shirt


Dani in 2004 playing for Brinklow

Congratulations to Daniella Francioso who has now been selected for the England u15's girls squad to play Scotland on April 23rd. Frank (Daniella's father) had these kind words to say when he emailed us before the trial:-

"Who would have thought that her pulling on that Brinklow GK shirt all those years ago would have led to her having so many great football moments. I'm just so glad that Brinklow has such a great Football Club, which set her on this fantastic road of football, a big thank you to all of you who help run it, give up your time and coach the teams, long may The Club carry on. All the best, from a very proud Dad."

The club wish to congratulate Daniella on this great achievement and wish her all the best on the day & in the future.

Brinklow Football Club

25th April 2011

 

Unwanted Football Shirts
The club is collecting unwanted Brinklow football shirts. Any shirts that we don't intend to re-use will subsequently be donated to Project Umubano, a social action project in Rwanda. Football is extremely popular throughout Africa and particularly in Rwanda but the clubs and population in general are desperately short of kit. The shirts donated will be very welcome and will support the growth of football in this developing nation.

If you have any Brinklow shirts that are no longer of use can you please return to your team managers for re-use by the project.

Paul Wilby

20th April 2011

 

New Team Manager for the u7's
The Club would like to express a warm welcome to Austin O'Malley who is now officially the team manager for the u7's. Austin has been working with Rich Farthing & the Micro's as a whole but will now step up to take on the full time role as u7's Manager. We wish Austin a happy and successful time with the club.

Brinklow F.C. Committee

18th April 2011 UPDATED

 

***NOTE***
PLEASE NOTE THE COACH DETAILS HAVE NOW CHANGED.
THE PLAYERS COACH WILL DEPART 6PM FROM THE RAVEN.
THE SPECTATORS COACH WILL DEPART 6.30PM FROM THE RAVEN.
CURRENTLY THERE ARE 35 CONFIRMED NAMES ON THE SPECTATORS COACH,
AS THE CAPACITY IS 48 IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO TRAVEL
BOOKS A PLACE VIA TONY GLASSCOE

 

SO THAT WE CAN CONFIRM TRANSPORT REQUIREMENTS COULD ANYONE WISHING TO TRAVEL
VIA COACH PLEASE CONTACT TONY GLASSCOE WHO WILL RESERVE YOU THE SEATS

Bedworth Nursing Cup Final
Brinklow v Christ the King

Friday 22nd April 2011.
Kick Off: 7.30pm
Venue: The Oval, Bedworth United Football Club
Entry Adults £4, Concession £2, Children £1 (under 16)
The Club will be running a discounted coach for supporters (£2/person) Which will leave the Raven, Brinklow at 6.45pm

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Paul Huddlestone

16th April 2011 UPDATED WITH PHOTO

 

Robbie Signs For City
Congratuations to Robbie Armstrong from the u8's who is signing for Coventry City, Robbie signed for City just before the game today. The club are delighted to hear the new's and wish Robbie all the best for the future.

 

Brinklow Football Club

6th March 2011

 

Well Done Dale!
Congratulations to Dale our Head Coach who has completed his final assesment and is now a F.A. level 2 coach.

27th Feb 2011

 

Brinklow Under 9 are John Bryan League 'A' Winners 2010/11
Congratulation to Brinklow U9's who after beating Coundon Court 5-1 are confirmed as League Winners.

Well done to everyone involved with the team!!!!!!

14th Feb 2011

 

Gary Stothard
We were all very anxious upon hearing the news that Gary had been taken ill at yesterdays u16's game at Barr Lane. We wish Gary a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him on a touchline again very soon.

Best wishes to Gary and his family from all your friends at Brinklow FC

Gary has just sent me this text:-
'Could you put a thankyou on the website for all the kind messages - I will be released tomorrow and all being well will be back fighting fit in 4 to 6 weeks.'

 

9th Feb 2011 UPDATED

 

PLEASE NOTE - THE GAME IS NOW AT HOME

Bedworth Nursing Cup Semi-Final

Brinklow 1st Team v Bedworth Utd
Saturday 12th Feb 2011. Kick Off: 1.45pm
Venue: Barr Lane, Brinklow

*****Please come & support the team*****

Further details please contact Paul Huddlestone

30th Jan 2011

 

Sponsorship Renewed u10's
We are very pleased to confirm that PEEK Traffic Ltd have continued their sponsorship of the U10 for the 10/11 season . The sponsorship from Peek has funded the u10's new kit and allowed the U10's to adopt the new common club strip.

5th Jan 2011

 

Micros Fundraising Event
The Micros are holding a tabletop fundraiser on Sunday 6th February betweem 12 and 3pm in the Community Hall, Brinklow. Entry is free to the public with plenty of tables offering a mix of things to buy, including a raffle and refreshments.Tables cost £10 each and are ideal for having a clearout or anything crafty people make and would like to sell.

If anyone wishes to reserve a table please contact Jane on 07743 132508 for more details. Or just come along on the day and support the youngest football team in Brinklow.

All monies raised will go back into the team for new tracksuits and kit etc.

23rd Dec 2010 UPDATED

 

****UPDATE****

After Match Sports & Football Quiz

Start Time 1.30pm at the Raven

Lots of prizes/Free drinks to be won

FREE ENTRY!!

****UPDATE****

Lads v Dads

Football Match - 26th Dec 2010!

- Get him out of Bed,
get his kit on & get him down
to Barr Lane!!!
K.O -11AM

Players from the Girls teams
are of course welcome!!

For the younger age groups a pitch will be set up for those who just want a kick about

Everybody is welcome to take part in the above event.

All age groups can be accomodated as we can set up a number of pitches.

The emphasis is on having some fun with participants playing for as long (or as little) as they wish.
Matches usually last an hour or so.

So just turn up and play and if you fancy a beer afterwards it's traditional to retire to
the pub for post match analysis.

 

5th Dec 2010

 

New Sponsors Announced for u16 Girls
Thankyou to The Raven Inn who have kindly agreed to sponsor the u16 Girls!!

12th Oct 2010

 

'Senior' Players for Senior Reserves
The clubs senior reserves team are looking for a couple of older heads to join the team. With a few of the current youth side now involved in the team & some retirements the average age has started to drop, the side could therefore do with a few wise old heads to add some experience to the squad.

If you know of anyone who might be interested in playing football with the Reserves on a Saturday (home games are played at Wolston) can you please ask them to contact Bob Kearney.

Brinklow FC Seniors Committee

27th Sept 2010 UPDATED WITH PHOTO

 

New Sponsors Announced for u12 Girls

We have the privilege to announce that Shaw Sheet Metal are now the main sponsor of the Under 12's Girls Football team. We are very proud to have Shaw Sheet Metal as our sponsor who very kindly donated enough funds to competely kit the team out with both cold & wet weather kits, to which both the Managers & parents alike are very grateful.

Thanks to our club photographer Steve Hyde from i4photos.co.uk for providing the image.

 


A little bit about the company: As the premier precision CNC sheet metalwork company in Rugby, Mr Philip Shaw founded the business in 1990 and now employs some 25 people. The service they offer usually begins at the product design stage where they will work in partnership with the customer to establish the best design and materials to meet usage and budget requirements. It may be followed by a prototype and testing phase prior to full production. They currently manufacture and supply goods to the Aerospace & Defence industry.
Mr Shaw said, " it's fanatastic to see Brinklow FC puting so much passion and energy in to grass roots girls foolball, and I happy to support the team & club in their efforts". He went on to wish the team every success for the comming season.

Scott Ferguson

3rd Sept 2010

 

New Sponsors Announced for Micro's
Thankyou to Frankie & Benny's who have kindly agreed to sponsor the Micro's!!

26th August 2010

 

Help Needed
The committee are looking for a person from within the club to be responsible for obtaining grants from the local authorities- If anyone is interested please contact Declan Mellett

4th August 2010

 

Seniors/Youth Coach Needed
The club are looking for someone to help with coaching the seniors/youth setup - If anyone is interested please contact Tony Glasscoe or Paul Huddlestone.

9th July 2010


Doug Docker Wins
Clubman of the Year Award

Congratulations to Doug Docker who was presented as the Brinklow Clubman of the Year for 2010. Doug was presented with his award at last nights AGM.

Presenting the award are Debbie & Hollie together with our Club chairman Declan Mellett. The award is presented in memory of Steve Weller.

Thanks to our club photographer Steve Hyde for providing the image.

Some words of praise regarding Doug:-
'The grandfather of one of the boys in U13 Doug Docker runs the T/Coffee stand at the home matches and puts all the monies towards the team. He also has hot sausage rolls, mince pies and chocolate biscuits which are given out to the team at the end of the match. He turns up to every game and helps with the ground upkeep and all items to do with the game and club. He is what I would call a true and loyal member of the club and gives his all.'

 

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