Gargrave AFC

First Round Draw – Craven FA Cup competitions.

September 1, 2008

Craven Challenge Cup – First Round Draw

To be played on Saturday 20th September. Kick Off 2.p.m

Ingleton  Vs  Gargrave

Referee: R.Akrigg. Executive Representative: D.Town

Norman Pratt Trophy  Preliminary Round Draw

Bye : Gargrave Reserves

Match Ball Sponsors

August 28, 2008

Anybody wishing to sponsor a matchball ( £20 ) for the new season should contact Caroline. The sponsors name will appear at the bottom of the match reports on the web site and also on the weekly team sheets which are displayed in the paper shop.

Sign board advertising at the ground is also available at a cost of £50.00 per year. Where else can you advertise your business 365 days a year for less than a £1.00 per week?

Show Cancellation

August 14, 2008

The organisers of Gargrave show  had no alternative but to cancel the annual event due to be held on Saturday 16th August because of the wet weather conditions. Unfortunately the cancellation also has a knock on effect for the finances of Gargrave football club. The show committee give a generous donation to the club for their work in clearing the showfield on the Saturday evening. We will not receive this amount in 2008.

Rising costs in keeping the club running had already prompted us to organise a Christmas Raffle. We would also welcome any match ball sponsors ( £20.00 per ball ),  or sign board advertisers. Players are reminded to pay their subs on time, £3 per game, please bring the correct money if you can or better still bring £5 and say keep the change! 

Match ball sponsors will be acknowledged after the match reports on the web site.

Craven League Fixtures

August 9, 2008

The first fixtures of the new season have now arrived, the first team will be in action first with a local derby match up at Hellifield Sports on Tuesday 19th August, kick off 6.30.p.m. The Reserve team will be travelling a little further when they visit Settle Utd on Wednesday 20th August, kick off 6.30.p.m. For details of  further games visit the fixtures section.

Please contact Luke, Jimmy, Sam  or Caroline as soon as possible if you haven`t yet completed a signing on form. Young players need to have reached their sixteenth birthday to be eligible to play.

New Season -

July 23, 2008

As the new season draws closer our attention is now turned to getting the ground and facilities ready. John, Dan, Luke, Chappie and Sam.B did a great job some weeks ago when they spent much of one Saturday re-turfing, re-newing and re-seeding the goal mouths,centre circle and penalty areas. The work has been really beneficial and this combined with regular  grass mowings see`s the pitch in good heart.  However, the grass around the goalposts,edge of the stand,railings and car park needs strimming,weeds need removing by the pavilion,sign boards need re-hanging etc. etc. Please if anyone can volunteer to help with any of these fairly minor jobs just get in touch via the contact link.

Anyone interested in displaying a sign board at the ground? Where else can you advertise your business for less than a £1.00 per week?? The boards currently in place measure approx. 8ft x 3ft. For further details again use our contact link at the top of the page. If you need someone to give you a quote for a  signboard please contact Simon at All Signage, Craven Nursery Park, Skipton. Tel: 01756  709365.

And there`s more !  We are hoping that Gary will be able to speak ( briefly ) to players pre season regarding Players personal accident insurance. ( he visited us a couple of seasons ago ) . The club hold their own  policy but  the cover is only basic with a small payout per week  for the time in which the claimant cannot work. Therefore it is important that players are aware of the significance of also taking out their own Personal accident policy which can guarantee more realistic  payouts and will also cover the policy holder for accidents happening elsewhere than on the football field. The cost per year  probably equates to what you might spend over a couple of  wild weekends! Please, I cannot emphasise the importance of this cover, if you need Gary to give you a quick call to discuss the insurance prior to his visit,contact me for his number,there is no pressure selling whatsoever,just sound advice. If during the season anyone has to miss work through injury sustained on the field, they must be made aware that all injuries have to be reported to Caroline within 14 days of the accident or the Insurance Company will deem the claim invalid. ( I  cannot make a claim to the company if I am not made aware that there has been an accident which deems work impossible).

Nearly there! – We all extend a warm welcome to Howden Clough who will be travelling from Batley on Saturday ( 26th July ) to play us in a friendly game at Sandylands. It will be good experience for our lads to play a team from outside of the area who play at a higher level. We look forward with interest to see the result. Good luck and enjoy.

New Manager

June 23, 2008

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed a new Reserve team Manager. Former player Jimmy McLachlan is the new man at the helm.

Old and new players are all welcome at the clubs training sessions (please contact Luke for details, normally these are on a Tuesday evening at Sandylands, 7 – 8pm) Signing on forms are available at training, young players must have reached the age of sixteen to be eligible to play in the Craven league.

Annual General meeting

June 10, 2008

We held our Annual General meeting at the Sports pavilion on Monday, 9th June. ( well actually we had double booked with the junior cricket and ended up in the downstairs changing room). The officers were re-elected en bloc: John Thompson – chairman, Dennis French – Treasurer and Caroline Thompson – secretary.

Luke Boatwright is now the first team manager. We have a vacancy for the position of Reserve team manager, this job could easily be shared. Lets face it you meet interesting people, its a good working environment, lots of fresh air and charming staff. A couple of hours each Saturday through the season and some odd night games to attend – who could resist? Please contact John, Caroline or Luke to apply. Luke has arranged a training/session match at Sandylands on Saturday June 21st from 1p.m – 3 p.m.  Old and new players please all come along.

New Website Launched

June 9, 2008

As you have probably noticed we now have a brand new website.

There are still a few more bits and pieces to add but I thought there was enough content for me to open it up to the public.

A lot of the pages are still under construction (I’m looking at you History…) and may be factually incorrect, and they will no doubt contain loads of typos. So if you spot anything that you think it wrong, or if you find a part of the site that doesn’t work. Let us know by using the contact link at the top of the page.

Also, the site is set up so that anyone can post results, news, thoughts, pics and so on. So if you are interested in contributing use the contact link and I’ll set you up with an account.

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