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Con Woman Jailed

Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 at 10:36:32

Filed under: Announcements, Sports, Crime

A con woman who stole £20,000 from Lymm children's football team has been jailed after trying to get job as teacher. A fraudster who ripped off a junior football team in Lymm has been jailed after forging a security check to try and get a job in education.

Sheryl Ingham - also known as Cheryl Lee - attempted to change a letter that alerted recruiters at a teaching agency in Leeds to a criminal conviction.

That conviction related to an appearance at Warrington Crown Court in September last year, when Ingham admitted stealing more than £21,969.55 from Lymm Piranhas Junior Football Club. As voluntary treasurer, the defendant paid 29 cheques from the club into her own bank account.

Ingham, then using the surname Lee, was given a prison sentence of 16 months, suspended for two years, by Judge Nicholas Woodward. Despite the conviction, Ingham, aged 39, of Suffield Road, Gildersome, tried to gain employment with Celsian Education, in May this year.

Subsequent checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly known as a CRB check - flagged up Ingham was subject to a suspended sentence. A certificate confirming the security alert was sent by the DBS to Ingham, who was obliged to present it to the prospective employer.

However, West Yorkshire Police confirmed she tried to doctor the certificate, and continued trying to gain a job working with children. The defendant eventually handed herself into police on July 4 after the forgery was discovered. Ms Ingham was jailed for 16 months at Leeds Crown Court on September 2, this year. She pleaded guilty to the use of a false instrument with intent to be accepted as genuine.

Article Courtesy of the Warrington Guardian.

Tags: jail, con, football

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 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 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

Lymm Superbike Rider Set to Compete

Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 at 14:01:24

Filed under: Announcements, Sports, Interview

Lymm Superbike Rider Sean Neary Set to Compete in Ducati Challenge

A Lymm rider is full of optimism for the 2014 season after landing the support of a prestigious manufacturer.

Sean Neary will compete in the Ducati Challenge 2014, which runs alongside the British Superbike Championship, after receiving the backing of Ducati Coventry.

The 27-year-old, who has also recently secured a sponsorship deal with mymate.co.uk, is looking to press on in his bid for Superbike success.

"I’ll be racing in the same class, but it’s a big opportunity, it came about as I started to beat one of their riders last season. Since then they have started helping me and this means I can compete with the bigger teams, which is difficult without the technical expertise they can offer. They won the title last year and won it three times before, so they hold a lot of pedigree and their help will be invaluable. In the short term I’m looking to get into the British Super Bike Stock Class, which is one below Superbikes, that puts you in the driving seat to step up."

2013 Injury Woes

Neary finished the 2013 season injured, but was pleased overall – winning two races at Anglesey and breaking a national lap record at Oulton Park – and hopes to build on his success this campaign.

"It didn't finish exactly how we wanted, but we had some strong results throughout the season. It was driving me crazy, I wanted to be in the gym four or five times a week or playing football, tennis, squash etc to keep myself fit".

"Last season we were looking after our own bike, but next year we’ll travel to the races and Ducati will bring the bike. It’s a professional who gives us the bike ready to go, you can always have problems at the race track but it eliminates the simple things that happen."

And the operations executive by trade is delighted to have been racing since 2010, after nearly a 15-year absence.

"I did race when I was 11 but we didn't really have the money to carry it on, so it was three years ago that I started again," he explained. "When I was younger I was selected for the first ever British Road Race Academy. The likes of Cal Crutchlow and the current World Superbike champion were also there. I’m not saying that’s where I’d be now as they're both incredible riders, but that's the aim and we are doing our best to achieve it."

Article courtesy of the Warrington Guardian.

Tags: superbike, sean neary

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