Gargrave AFC


June 19, 2012

The club will hold their Annual General meeting on Monday 2nd July at 7.30.p.m in the Pavilion. Please try to attend if you can.

Rolling registrations will be available to sign and also Registration forms for anyone wishing  to join the club for the first time.

News from the league and Congratulations…

June 4, 2012

Firstly huge congratulations to former player Sam Boatwright ( and brother of our former manager Luke ) who completed his epic run around Britain recently. 50 miles a day over 50 consecutive days – amazing. Proceeds to the charity Help the Hero`s. Incredible will power, stamina and fitness. A brilliant achievement.

The Annual General meeting of the Craven League was attended recently. Awards were presented to the top goal scorers and players of the year in each division unfortunately none came Gargraves way this year. Pendle Athletic were the winners of the Fair Play Trophy. Stuart Hoyle was the top referee.

New clubs were elected to join the league: Sutton Reserves, Manningham All stars ( playing at Marley ), Padiham Town FC, and AFC Sporting Keighley . Bracken FC and AFC Barnoldswick were not accepted. The setting of the constitution was to be left to the Management Committee.

Rolling registrations must be received by the 25th July.Please contact Dan if you still need to sign them. Old type registation slips are available for new players to sign.

The new season will commence on Saturday 1st September and will include a series of night games.



May 23, 2012

Our season is now officially closed. The league have awarded us a 0-0 scoreline against the remaining club ( Earby Town ) in our Division One games. This was the one game we had remaining for the First team squad but because neither side were in a relegation or promotion battle and there was a backlog of games for Earby who were playing some other teams who were in that position the decision was made by the league and both Gargrave and Earby agreed to accept this decision.

A huge thank you to John and Nicola at the Masons Arms, Gargrave, for their very kind hospitality thoughout the season. Anne and Geoff at Gargrave Newsagents for displaying the weekly fixture lists. John for sponsoring the pitch marking. Ciggy for arranging the grass cutting. Chappie and Matt for their hard work in getting teams together each week and the administration tasks which are also involved with the games. Aidie and Dan for marking out the pitch ( and anyone else who has done the job through the season ). Also to anyone who has rolled the pitch.

An entertaining game last night in the Northern Plant Hire final which is sponsored by our club Presldent Mr. Paul Watson. A very evenly matched game between last years winners, Wilsden  and Cononley FC. Cononley scored in the last few minutes only for Wilsden to level moments before the final whistle. The game went straight to penalties, a competition so tight that even the keepers were called upon to take a shot, eventually Wilsden won by around fourteen to Cononleys thirteen penalties ( or thereabouts)!  Unfortunately no volunteers appeared to take down the nets so after clearing the supporters rubbish, taking down the corner flags and cleaning the changing rooms it was too late to take down the nets last night, hopefully there will be time to take them down during the day today.

If you would like to sign for the club again next year the Rolling Registration form is now available and Dan will probably have it with him at the sessions at Sandylands. Any new players please contact us and we will arrange for you to sign a new form.

Chappie and Aidie are very kindly arranging some ground improvement work. Please contact them if you would like to help.

The Annual General meeting will be taking place in June. We are just waiting for Dennis to finalise his accounts. Please try to attend if you can. The date will be announced on the web-site.


Northern Plant Hire Trophy Final…

May 17, 2012

The final of this competition will take place on Tuesday evening 22nd May.Kick Off 6.30.p.m.

Wilsden Athletic   Vs    Cononley Sports


Volunteers please for marking out the pitch ( could be done on Monday evening ), putting up the nets and taking down. Sanding small areas and rolling.

Also a reminder to anyone with subs outstanding -  please pay asap so Dennis can finalise this years accounts . Two fines of £10 are also oustanding , these have been paid to the WRCFA please pay Caroline for these.

Volunteers -

May 4, 2012

We need Volunteers again please to get the pitch in order for the last Craven League Final of the season. The Northern Plant Hire Trophy final ( kindly sponsored by our President, Mr. Paul Watson ) will now take place on Tuesday 22nd May ( originally scheduled for the 15th May but delayed due to the backlog of games ).

Unfortunately despite our best efforts the pitch was not at its best for the third division final which took place on Wednesday 2nd May between Oakworth Reserves and Oxenhope Reserves. ( Congratulations to Oakworth who won on penalties). A combination of wet weather in the days leading up to the game and availability of a grass cutting team were the main factors in a below par pitch.

Prior to the last game we will need the pitch rolling ( the roller is at the ground, it just needs someone with a suitable vehicle and half an hour to spare ), marking out, sanding in some areas, nets up on the afternoon prior to the game and taking down after the game. Please help if you can, as these jobs tend to fall on the same people.

Big thanks to the lads who came along on Wednesday and took the nets and corner flags down. Much appreciated.

Hope everyone will go along to the LMS ground on Tuesday evening, 8th May to see Gargrave Reserves play Hellifield Sports in the Division Two final. Kick Off 6.15.

Volunteers needed……

April 25, 2012

Gargrave AFC are hosting the final of the Division Three Cup on Wednesday evening 2nd May at 6.15.p.m. Please we need volunteers to mark out the pitch ( this could be done on Tuesday evening or anytime during Wednesday ),add some sand where neccassary, put up the nets and take them down after the game. The jobs can be split between the volunteers.

Not too sure who will be in the final, the semi final rounds take place on Saturday.

Division Two Cup final.

April 16, 2012

Gargrave Reserves have reached the final of the Division Two League Cup. The final will take place on Tuesday 8th May. The venue yet to be chosen and the opponents as yet unknown as other clubs are still playing in the earlier rounds of the competition.

A small number of players have subs outstanding, please can you pay these as soon as possible so that Dennis our treasurer can finalise the accounts at the end of the season. There are also a couple of £10 fines outstanding ( these only arrived from the West Riding FA on Saturday ) again please can these be paid.

Fixture switched…..

April 12, 2012

This evenings ( Thursday 12th April ) league cup  fixture vs Grassington Reserves has been switched. The match will now be played at Gargrave as the pitch at Grassington is waterlogged. The Masons Arms are kindly providing after match refreshments. All Welcome.

Kick off 6.15.p.m.


Missing Kit….

March 24, 2012

Please if anyone has any navy shorts belonging to the First team kit can you return them as soon as possible.

Also a reminder if anyone has any outstanding subs please can these be paid up todate as soon as possible.

Game Off:

February 11, 2012

Todays ( 11th Feb ) game at home vs Silsden Whitestar is cancelled due to a frozen pitch.

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