Bits and Pieces
Wed 9th August 2017 | Bits & Pieces | By Ian Templeman
Holker Old Boys - the Cumbrians will make the trip down to Whitchurch Alport on Saturday with new manager Guy Heffernan in the dugout for his first competitive game in charge.
Guy announced his retirement from a long successful playing career for Blackpool FC, Barrow AFC and Holker Old Boys at the end of last season, and accepted the manager's position in the summer.
Whitchurch Alport - Alport announced just before Monday night’s friendly with Crewe Alex, that co-manager, Carl Everall, would be stepping down after the game.
Carl has left to join Crewe Alexandra in a full-time coaching role and Alport released a statement 15 minutes before kick-off.
“WAFC can tonight announce that Carl Everall - joint manager - has decided to accept a full-time coaching role at Crewe Alexandra FC. As a result Carl will be wearing the Red jersey for the last time this evening as well as relinquishing his role as manager.
"It's a terrific opportunity for Carl and this club is all about progressing its players management and staff. He leaves with our best wishes. We'd like to place on record our sincere thanks for all Carl's contributions these last 15 months.
"This leaves Luke Goddard in sole charge of first team affairs. Supported by the back room staff at Yockings Park, Luke will receive our full support and backing with focus now entirely on the season ahead."
Silsden - the Cobbydalers' young centre back Nathan Storton has been selected to play for the West Riding County FA U18 representative team for the 2017/18 season.
17 year old Nathan played for the Silsden AFC U18 Youth Cup team last season as well as progressing through the development squad to the first team set up.
He made his debut for the first team in April this year and is continuing his development with the squad moving forward.
New Mills - the club's match programme "The Millers Review' will make its first appearance for a league fixture on Saturday, when the Millers host St Helens Town. Priced at £2, the programme cover price also includes an entry in the New Mills AFC Pool 7 competition which is run weekly at the club.
St Helens Town - the club have announced that Prabhu Ventures Limited, currently sponsors of the Player of the Month award and first team training kit sponsors, have also agreed to become the club’s Man of the Match sponsors.
The 2017-18 season will see the ‘Prabhu Ventures Limited’ Man of the Match award presented to a St Helens Town player in all twenty-one Hallmark Security League First Division home games at Ruskin Drive sports ground.
Club official John McKiernan said: "Sponsorship is vital for clubs at all levels and it is also important to recognise the excellent performances of players. This sponsorship package works on both levels, bringing income to the club as well as providing an award for individual players.
"Each recipient will be presented with an engraved boxed medal following each home game and photographs will appear on social media and in the club’s match programme throughout the season".