Gargrave AFC

Most goals:

November 6, 2011

The top goal scorers at the club ( League and Craven FA games combined ) are currently Ben Brown 8 ( 4 in the league and 4 in the Craven Cup ), John Beckwith 6, Matthew Simpson, Tom Varey and Harry Thompson ( 4 in the league and 1 in the Craven Cup ) 5 each, and Robert Barker and Matt Brown with 4 goals each.

Leading the table in the Craven League is Rolls Royce player Fran Powell with 11 goals.

First games of the season:

August 30, 2011

The first team kick off their season with a home game on the 10th September vs Earby Town. Referee Tony Venn.

The second team have to wait a further week for their first game when they play Embsay Reserves on the 17th September( also at home ). Referee Alan Hosker.

Will all players who owe yellow card fines please pay them before the season commences or before you get some more!

A poor turnout for a simple fund raising event when we took down the fences and rings and cleared the general rubbish after Gargrave show .A big thank you to those who did raise £200 for club funds.

Pre season update:

August 16, 2011

Gargrave show takes place on Saturday 20th August and the club receive a generous donation( from the show committee ) towards their club funds when they meet to clear the field of posts, fences, rings, rubbish etc . Please can players meet at the field at 6.p.m. This is a quick and simple way to raise funds for the club if there are plenty of us.

The seasons fixtures are now up on the league web-site. The first team will play Earby Town at Gargrave on the opening day the 10th September whilst the Reserves have no game scheduled. It would seem likely that the 17th September will be a Craven FA cup game day, no fixtures available yet as the draw does not take place until the 25th August. Will all players please sign the white signing on forms which are for the Craven FA games. The rolling registration form( for previous seasons players ) and the purple forms ( new players or players who did not sign the rolling registrations form before the 31st July) are for Craven league purposes only.

Team Managers for 2011/12….

June 15, 2011

The Annual General meeting was held recently and our team managers for the next season are Matt Brown for the First team amd Jonathon Chapman for the Reserve squad. Simon Boatwright is assistant to Matt and Aidie Eyles will assist Chappie. The subs will remain at £3.00 per game ( even more reason to join the club ) which everyone decided was very fair when there are so many young players particularly in the Reserve squad. Pre season training  has already commenced and Matt will be pleased to see any new players at the all weather pitch at Sandylands on a Tuesday evening  7-8 p.m, £2.00 per session. Chappie is taking advantage of free training sessions by using the Village green pitch  on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 – 8.p.m though he will be using Sandylands later on in the year. Everyone is most welcome to come along to either session, new players must be aged sixteen or over before or during the season. The first team will be playing in Division one of the Craven League and the Reserve squad will be playing in Division two. The season will commence on the first Saturday in September.

The re-seeding of the goal area`s has gone well. The first team were congratulated on winning the Fair play trophy. The rolling registrations form is being circulated and team managers have signing on forms for new players.

Matt Brown 07584041566.    Jonathon Chapman 07796147674

Annual General Meeting……

June 10, 2011

Gargrave AFC will be holding their Annual General meeting in the Sports pavilion on Monday 13th June at 7.30.p.m. Everyone welcome.

Fair Play Trophy…..

May 26, 2011

Congratulations to the First team who were awarded the Craven League Fair Play trophy at the annual general meeting of the Craven League. The award is given to the team accumulating the most fair play points over the season awarded by the referee`s.  The points reflect the attitude of the players and the respect they show their referee. The award is sponsored by Ian Senior. Web site:

Northern Plant Hire Final – Friday 20th May

May 16, 2011

Gargrave will be hosting  the Northern Plant Hire Final between Trawden Celtic FC and Wilsden Juniors AFC on Friday 20th May, kick off approx 6.15.p.m. Volunteers please for putting up and taking down the nets etc ( please contact Dan ).

Chappie and Aidie are planning some work to improving the playing surface of the pitch, please contact them if  you can give up and hour or so of your time, probably on a Saturday morning. The more help the better.

The white railings along the back of one set of goals are in need of painting, again any offers of help gratefully received ( please contact Caroline ).

Almost the end of the Season….

April 11, 2011

With only a small number of games remaining it will soon be time for Dennis to finalise his years accounts. Please will anyone with any subs outstanding pay them up todate. There have been more expenses incurred this year with plumbing bills and the loss of our line marking sponsor so it is important that everyone remembers to pay their subs.  There are also a number of fines outstanding which need to be repaid to Caroline, she has paid them to the West Riding County Football Association on your behalf so please see her if you think you have any cautions . A yellow card is a £10.00 fine ( seven outstanding ), one sending off also outstanding at £25.00.

A rolling registration list is circulating, please will all players who would like to remain with the club for the next season, sign and fill in the details. Aidie has the list at the moment.

Early kick offs..

March 23, 2011

Both games on Saturday March 26th will have an early kick off due to the England vs Wales match which takes place at 3.p.m.

The first team are at home vs Skipton LMS in the Northern Plant Hire Trophy. Kick off 12.30.p.m.

The reserves are away at Earby Town in a league game. Kick off 12.30.p.m.

Game switched to Gargrave…..

February 19, 2011

The Craven FA Norman Pratt Quarter final game between Embsay Reserves and Gargrave( Saturday 19th February ) will now be played at Skipton Road, Gargrave. The pitch at Embsay is suffering a bit due to the weather conditions. There will be a pitch inspection at Gargrave around twelve noon.

All players invited back to The Masons Arms, Gargrave for after match hospitality.

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