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Lymm Rovers Reaches 30 Years

Posted by Neil on Friday, 15 August 2014 at 09:53:51

Filed under: Announcements, Sports, Lymm

This guest post come courtesy of Gavin Laidlaw:

Since it was formed in 1984 (when Lymm Youth Club merged with Oughtrington Rovers,) the club has gone from strength to strength and has grown to 20 teams including 3 all girl teams.

The Club was awarded Chartered Status by the FA and then was awarded Community Club status in 2011.

Nowadays, we are very privileged to have all of the clubs training sessions and matches taking place within the beautiful grounds of Lymm High School.

The 2013/14 season saw a big change to the management structure of the club with the introduction of level 2 FA Qualified Coaches, with access to all of the squads.

The improving standards of the players has come to the attention of several professional clubs, with more than half a dozen children training with Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Crewe. The club is also represented within the Cheshire Girls Squads. 

Lymm Rovers Development Academy

This September will see the opening of the Lymm Rovers Development Academy. Open to children between 4 and 8 years of age, and taking place on Saturday mornings at 10.15.

The Academy will provide coaching within a fun, and progressive environment, the emphasis will be on learning new football skills and developing each child to the best of their ability.

All playing and coaching within this golden age of learning will follow current FA guidelines, which encourage play within a non-pressured environment.

We realise kids want to be part of a team so, In addition to the weekly coaching there will be regular indoor 5 a side tournaments involving teams from all around South Manchester, as well as matches arranged with like-minded clubs from the region.

If you would like your child (boy or girl) to be involved in the Lymm Rovers Development Academy in September then please contact below.

Congratulations go to all the managers, coaches and parents who over the last thirty years have made the club what it is.

C’mon Lymm!

For more information please contact Gavin by email or call him on 07770 966433 or visit the Lymm Rovers website.

 

Tags: football, rovers, academy

Lymm Village Gallery Highlights for 18 July to 25 July 2014

Posted by Neil on Friday, 25 July 2014 at 10:01:03

Filed under: Media gallery, Photography

A Weekly Roundup of the Latest Images and Videos Added to the Gallery

Find out how to add your own images.

6 images have been added in the last week

Thanks to the following contributors:

Click individual images to view or visit the Gallery.

Which Image is Your Favourite?

Use the comments section below to nominate your 'Image of the Week'!

Slideshow

I took so many photos on our lymm historical transport day, i overlooked this one of the actress Nikki Sanderson (Coronation Street). - 6 viewsCraig Cash and Gloria, landlady at the BullBike Thief In Lymm - 1 views
Lymm Preschool Celebrated Long Service - 1 viewsLymm Hockey Club - 1 viewsAcrylic on canvas - 15 views

Tags: gallery, images, photography

Lymm Piranhas Looking for New Players

Posted by Neil on Thursday, 03 July 2014 at 14:42:53

Filed under: Announcements, Sports, Appeals for Information

Lymm Piranhas J.F.C. Under 10s

Our under 10s team (for those born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004) are looking for new players for the coming season (Under 11s for 2014/15). The team who have been together for 5 years move from playing 7 a-side football to 9 a-side in the 2014/15 season and therefore seek additional players.

The team trains on a Monday evening all year round and plays in the Warrington Junior Football League on Saturday mornings. Over the summer, we usually enter a couple of organised tournaments. The emphasis is very much on the kids enjoying their football whilst developing their skills an no previous experience or skill level is required. Any parents of current Year 5 children who are interested in joining the team or just popping along to a training session to see how they like it, should contact the Under 10s Coach, Andy Butterworth (07563 789 993 or acbutterworth@sky.com).

For more information please visit our website.

Tags: piranhas, football

The Lymm Rider

Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 at 14:38:06

Filed under: Announcements, Sports, Competitions

Sean Neary's promising start to the Ducati TriOptions Cup Championship 2014 continued with a podium finish at Donington Park.

The Lymm rider's second place in the World Superbike round proves his greatest achievement to date and saw him maintain fourth spot in the championship.

The mymate.co.uk Ducati Coventry-backed rider missed out on a podium finish by 0.1secs, setting the fastest lap, at Brands Hatch a round previous and is now determined to continue his good form.

"It was a fantastic weekend all in all," said the 27-year-old. It's been a flying start to the 2014 season for the mymate.co.uk team and definitely my greatest achievement to date to stand on the podium at the World Superbike round.

"My target prior to the season was a top five finish in the championship but I obviously want to push on further than this.

"We have made great progress and the mymate team have been fantastic along with Ducati Coventry.

"There are some very good racers in the championship so it?s never easy to stand on the podium."

Tags: superbike, Sean Neary

The Day I Met Pele

Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 at 16:17:42

Filed under: Sports, Interview, Competitions

A tiny scrap of paper with soccer legend Pele’s autograph is a treasured possession of soccer fan Ian Thomson.

And, as the 2014 World Cup draws nearer, Ian can look back at those heady days of 1966 when England won the Jules Rimet trophy and say “I was robbed” ... of the chance to play against the great Brazilian star.

Ian (67), of Moorland Crescent, Clitheroe, was a 19-year-old building society worker in Lymm, Cheshire, at the time. The Brazilian squad was based at the Lymm Hotel, just a few hundred yards from his home.

The team included big names such as Tostao, Garrincha, Jairzinho, and Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele. Ian was a player with Lymm Rangers, and his team tried to fix up a training game with the Brazilians.

“I used to play right-half and Pele was number 10, so I would have been up against him,” recalls Ian, a retired council officer and Blackburn Rovers fan. In the event, it didn’t happen. Alderley Edge had a better ground and got to play with the Brazilians. We weren’t happy.”

However, Ian consoled himself by walking to the Lymm Hotel with his pals, chatting with the players and getting Pele’s autograph.

“Pele didn’t speak much English, but Tostao spoke good English and did most of the talking,” Ian said. “Pele would never walk past the fans. He’d stop and sign autographs for anyone who was there. He was a real gentleman.

“I actually got his autograph a few times, but over the years they’ve been lost and I just have the one left.”

Ian bought a 10-match ticket for all the matches at Goodison Park and Old Trafford, and watched Brazil get knocked out of the competition in their controversial 3-1 defeat by Portugal at Goodison.

“From the start they went out to kick Pele off the pitch. I saw him at Lymm the next day and he was on crutches.”

Ian went on to watch the third-place play-off at Wembley in which Portugal beat the Soviet Union 2-1, and the great final in which England beat West Germany 4-2 after extra time.

“The atmosphere in Wembley was fantastic,” Ian said. “There was no aggro, and the Germans were gracious in defeat.”

Even after 38 years, there is still controversy over England’s third goal and whether Geoff Hurst’s shot against the crossbar actually crossed the line before rebounding out.

Ian says: “If you see the replays, it didn’t fully cross the line. The linesman was Russian, it was 21 years after the war, and the Russians still hated Germany.”

Now, as England fans eagerly await this year’s tournament in Brazil to see how Roy Hodgson’s team fare, Ian isn’t expecting a repeat of the 1966 triumph.

“I think Argentina have the best chance, possibly Uruguay, and you can never rule out Brazil as the home team always does well.

“England are a young squad and I don’t expect them to win this time, but maybe next time...”

Article courtesy of the Burnley Express

Tags: football, world cup, 1966

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