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Wednesday June 17, 2020
Jock Wilson RIP

Jock Wilson

Jock Wilson, one of the founders of Ingol Rangers Football Club, passed away on Monday 15 June at the age of 83.

Jock, along with 5 friends formed Ingol Rangers FC in 1973 and the name Rangers was adopted due to Jocks love of his hometown club Glasgow Rangers FC. He insisted that team would always play in blue, a tradition which the club has maintained to the present day.

The club were originally based at Jock’s local pub, the John O ’Gaunt in Ingol and Jock was extremely proud to manage the club in their maiden season in the Lancashire Evening Post Sunday League where they finished champions of division 5, winning 24 and drawing 1 of the 26 games. The club won the LFA Sunday Trophy in 2003, they have been League champions 4 times and won the Challenge Cup on 5 occasions.

For many years Jock continued his involvement with the club in various capacities and he always showed a keen interest in their results in his later years. He was immensely proud of his contribution and his legacy and the club’s thoughts are with his family at this sad time. RIP Jock.

Eamonn McNamara.

Monday April 20, 2020
New Team Applications for Season 2020-21

Are you starting a new team or do you want a fresh challenge with a different league?

The Lancashire Sunday League is looking to build on another successful season by inviting clubs and teams to apply to join us for an exciting 2020 - 2021 season ahead. We have already had a number of applications for membership from both Open Age and Youth teams.

We welcome applications for membership in the following categories:

Open Age Teams (Adults)

Youth Teams
(Players must be over-15 and under-18 on 31st August of the relevant season)

If your club is interested in joining this League which was the FA League of the Year 2014, please contact either:

League Chairman John Gillgrass on 07825 211208 or e-mail

League Secretary Nikki Nye on 07919 385806 or e-mail

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday April 5, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID -19) - Annual Subscription Waived

To encourage clubs to re-engage with football after the enforced break and to lessen the financial burden that will inevitably be faced by those running clubs, the Lancashire Sunday Football League will be waiving the annual subscription for the 2020 - 2021 season for all its existing member clubs.

Eamonn Mcnamara.

Tuesday March 17, 2020
FA Update on COVID-19

The Football Association has announced it is "advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future" due to the coronavirus outbreak.

A statement on the FA Website said: “We have issued a further update regarding the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on football in England. “Following the government’s announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future.

“Throughout this period, we have taken government advice with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time".

“We are in regular communication with the government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review. Further updates will follow as needed.”

Monday March 16, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - League Update

Following on from the suspension of football this weekend, there has been a briefing and a number of statements from the English FA and County FA in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In essence, the English FA / LFA have ‘sat on the fence’ in regards of clear direction as to how this situation should be managed and have left it with an unqualified volunteer workforce to make decisions affecting social, medical and financial impacts on both clubs and families.

The health, safety and well being of all associated with our member clubs is of paramount importance. Until further information is available from the governing bodies, the league will be suspending all league organised football until the 3rd of April.

Unfortunately, the delay in completion of games may signal the end of the competitive divisional season, despite a possible extension and the best endeavours of the league. Only when we get clear and unambiguous guidance as to this developing situation will we fully understand what can be achieved.

In terms of the Syndicate Trust Cup competitions, we will again make a decision as to our ability to manage their conclusion within a reasonable time frame. We may also need to consider the venues as the postponement of fixtures will also impact on availability.

The Lancashire Sunday Football League will continue to monitor the progress of this crisis and will notify all member clubs accordingly once we have any updates.

Please ensure that you are advising anyone connected to your club and ask them to follow the guidance from Public Health England (PHE).

Issued by the League Management Committee
16 March 2020.

Friday March 13, 2020
All Fixtures Postponed Until 3rd April

Following the guidelines issued by Lancashire County FA earlier today, the Lancashire Sunday Football League has taken the decision to postpone all fixtures until 3rd April.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but having considered the concerns of our member clubs and the current information available, this is the most responsible course of action to ensure the well being of all associated with the League.

The League will continue to review the guidance from the government and Lancashire County FA and we will keep everyone informed of any further developments.

League Management Committee
Friday 13 March 2020

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Connor looking for a Club

Experienced right-sided player Connor Drakefield is looking for a club in the Leyland or South Ribble areas. Connor is reliable and he has played in our division 1 for a number of seasons.
Contact Connor on 07368 533655.

Goalkeeper wants a Club

Preston based goalkeeper Connor Simpson is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Connor on 07568 384775.

Goalkeeper looking for a Club

Experienced goalkeeper Lukasz Grodek is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Lukasz on 07365 720650.

Gregson Lane FC (Open Age)

Gregson Land FC Open Age team are looking for players for the coming season.
Contact: Chris Lowe on 07741 909195.

Kits for Uganda

The following clubs have donated kits and equipment to our Uganda Appeal where they will be gratefully received by the local footballers;

Wrea Green (4 Kits)
Warton Typhoons (7 kits)
AFC Longridge
Ashton Villa (3 kits)
London Victoria
Preston City
Lostock St Gerards
(6 kits)
Tanterton (8 kits)
Lostock Hall
Ingol Rangers
Preston Muldoons (2 kits)
Mellor FC (5 kits)
Poulton FC
Gregson Lane (3 kits)
Penwortham Hill Rovers (2 kits)
Springfields (8 kits)
Longridge Town
Ashton on Ribble
Penwortham Town (16 kits)
Walton Athletic (3 kits)
Ribbleton Wanderers(2 kits)
Altrincham FC, SKkits (5 kits)
AFC Ashwood (2 kits)
Hunters (2 kits)
Mick Borwick (Various items)
George Nicholas (Various items)
Chorley Wanderers (8 kits)
Horwich St Marys
Brigg (4 Kits)
Acregate Lane LC
New Longton Rovers
Garstang (9 kits)
Fulwood Amateurs (3 kits)
Gregson Lane Wanderers (2 kits)
Leyland United (3 kits)
New Farington House (3 kits)

A total of 122 kits have been donated by our clubs to date.

If you have a spare kit you can donate to the Appeal, please contact Eamonn McNamara.

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The Lancashire Sunday League encourages all referees to become members of the Referees Association and it is League policy to give priority of appointments to those referees who are an RA member.

Preston Referees Society is based at Preston North End Football Club, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston, PR1 6RU, they meet on the first Monday of each month during the football season and everyone is welcome to attend their meetings. The meetings start at 7.30pm and usually finish around 9.00pm.

Anyone interested in joining Preston Referees Society or has any queries about refereeing should contact the Society Secretary Shaun Taylor here.

Physical Training: The Society provides physical training for its members at UCLan Sports Arena Training every Monday evening between 6.30-7.30pm except on Society Monthly Meeting nights when it will be brought forward to 6.00-7.00pm.

For further details about the physical training sessions please contact Paul Marsden here.

Lancashire Sunday Football League is always happy to accept new referees to its list of officials. If you have any enquiries about refereeing on the League or would like to be added to the list of officials, please contact the League's Referee Manager Mark Moore here.

Mid Lancashire Football League operates on Saturday afternoons for Open Age clubs and they are also happy to accept new referees to its list of officials. If you have any enquiries about refereeing on the League or would like to be added to the list of officials, please contact the League's Referee Secretary Tony Hawkes here.

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