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Sunday July 8, 2018
Neil Swarbrick meets our Referees

Neil Swarbrick addresses our referees at PNE

The Greats Room at Preston North End FC was the venue for the pre-season meeting between the Lancashire Sunday League (LSFL) and its referees at which 38 officials were present.

The meeting was addressed by Neil Swarbrick, who has taken charge of 126 Premier Division games as well as the 2017 EFL Championship Play-off Final between Huddersfield Town and Reading at Wembley Stadium. He retired as a Premier League Select Group referee at the end of last season, but he will continue to work for PGMOL as VAR Manager for England.

Neil played in this league for many years for several clubs including Bamber Bridge Wanderers. His final game as a player was in the 1997 Presidents Cup Final which Bamber Bridge won. The following season he started refereeing and impressed us so much that he was appointed to referee the 1998 Presidents Cup Final.

New referee manager Mark Moore stressed the importance of maintaining the high standards set by the league and its match officials and the need to work towards a consistent approach wherever possible. League secretary Nikki Nye explained that the league was fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

The LSFL is an FA Charter Standard League with four Open Age (Adult) divisions and three Youth (aged 15-18) divisions. If you are interested in refereeing in this league or would like more information about it, please contact Mark Moore.

Eamonn McNamara.

Tuesday June 26, 2018
Bamber Bridge FC v PNE FC - Saturday 7th July

Bamber Bridge FC will host Preston North End FC at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium on Saturday 7th July 2018, kick off 3.00pm.

This will be an excellent opportunity to see the new faces at PNE whilst supporting our friends at Bamber Bridge. As usual, the club bar will be open selling a fine array of cask beers plus fine dining (pies, chips burgers etc) at May’s Place.

Eamonn McNamara.

Friday June 22, 2018
Honours List for Season 2017-18

Hunters FC manager Dave 'Dixie' Dawson with the League Trophy & Challenge Cup

Shaun Rotherham (Winstanley Warriors) & Nikki Nye with the LFA U18s Youth Cup - Mike Kinsella (Arkwrights) Secretary of the Year

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Here are the details of the winners and runners up in all of our league and cup competitions for season 2017-18. The Awards were presented by League President Dave Carlisle at the Annual General Meeting held at Acregate Lane Labour Club on Tuesday 19 June 2018. Photos by Paul Vause, can be viewed by pressing more photos.

LFA Competition

LFA U18s Youth Cup Winners Winstanley Warriors FC
FinalistsBAE Warton FC

League ChampionsHunters FC
Runners Up AFC Ingol

Division 1 ChampionsSouthport & Ainsdale Amateurs FC
Runners UpBolton L&G Club FC

Division 2 Champions Arkwrights FC
Runners Up Walton FC FC

Division 3 ChampionsSir Tom Finney FC
Runners UpWaverley Park FC

Youth Division Red ChampionsBolton County FC
Runners UpAFC Fylde

Youth Division White ChampionsWinstanley Warriors FC
Runners UpBAE Warton FC

Youth Division Blue ChampionsTarleton Corinthians FC
Runners UpEuxton Villa FC

Syndicate Trust Cup Honours

Challenge Cup Winners Hunters FC
FinalistsAcregate Lane LC FC

Presidents Cup WinnersSouthport & Ainsdale Amateurs FC
FinalistsWalton Athletic FC

Youth Cup WinnersBAE Warton FC
Finalists Foxhall FC

Youth Trophy WinnersBolton CountyFC
FinalistsFleetwood Town Rangers FC

Leading Goalscorers

Premier DivisionDee Edmonds - Hunters FC - 30 Goals
Division 1Daniel Boden - Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs FC - 26 Goals
Division 2Jack Mountain - Gregson Lane Wanderers FC - 35 Goals
Division 3Troy Pannett – Sir Tom Finney FC - 18 goals
Youth Division RedKuda Kennedy Chingwaro – Padiham FC - 23 Goals
Youth Division WhiteMatthew Van Wyk– BAE Warton FC - 21 Goals
Youth Division BlueGeorge Simmons – Euxton Villa FC - 23 goals

Special Awards

Secretary of the YearMike Kinsella – Arkwrights FC
Sportsmanship Trophy (Open Age)Warton FC
Sportsmanship Trophy (Youth)Tarleton Corinthians FC

Referee Honours

Referee of the YearMatthew Howarth
New Referee of the YearMatty Moss

Eamonn McNamara.

Wednesday June 20, 2018
New teams join the League

The Annual General Meeting of the League held at Acregate Lane Labour Club on Tuesday 19 June saw the election of the following 21 new teams into the League:

Open Age (Adult) Section

  • AFC Preston
  • Blackpool Town FC
  • Deepdale FC
  • Midgery Court FC
  • Park United FC
  • Ribble FC
  • New Youth Section Teams

  • AC Preston FC
  • AFC Fylde Colts
  • Astley & Buckshaw FC
  • Cadley FC
  • Charnock Richard FC
  • Chipping FC
  • Fulwood Amateurs FC
  • Fulwood Amateurs Blues FC
  • Gregson Lane YFC
  • Haslingden St Marys
  • Mellor FC
  • Mill Hill FC
  • New Longton Rovers FC
  • Ribble Wanderers FC
  • Ribbleton YFC
  • Leyland BTR and Tarleton Corinthians Whites move from the Youth Section into the Open Age Section.

    Premier division clubs Hunters FC and Ingol Rangers FC have amalgamated and will be known in future as Hunters & Ingol Rangers FC and Ashton Villa FC (also Premier Division) have changed their name to Ribbleton FC.

    The make up of the various divisions will be announced later.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Monday June 18, 2018
    Skkits - Kit Options

    Saturday June 9, 2018
    Invitation to join the League

    The Lancashire Sunday Football League has vacancies for membership for season 2018-19 in the following categories;

    Open Age Teams (Adults)

    Youth Teams (whose players must be over-15 and under-18 on 31 August of the relevant season).

    If your clubs is interested in joining the FA League of the Year 2014 in the either the Open Age or Youth Sections, please apply here.

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    One Stop Laundry Services Ltd
    Your kit collected from your club (or an address) at your convenient time, wash, dry and folded and returned back to you in time for your next game, for a small cost off £12.50 per kit.
    Contact: Jay on 07970 352721 or 07960 696666.

    Charter Standard Status

    Clubs interested in applying for Charter Standard Status are asked to telephone or e-mail Eamonn McNamara for details.

    Team Kits & Equipment

    Ian Senior of SKkits is offering your own designed kit @ £36 per player (including VAT), all badges/numbers/sponsor logo''s, etc. included in latest sublimated method of production.

    Ian also offers 30% discount to all member clubs on prices shown in current PRECISION TRAINING catalogue, which can be seen on SKkits.

    You can contact Ian anytime on 07960 137232 or email Ian Senior.

    Ian attends all our League Meetings and he provides a quick and reliable service to member clubs.

    Players & Club Officials

    Mid-fielder seeks Club

    Mid-fielder James McCabe has moved to the Plungington area and he is looking for a club.
    Contact James on 07835 369131.

    Player needs Club

    Jarrad Cullinane has moved to the Preston area and he is looking for an Open Age club.
    Contact Jarrad on 07513 107077.

    Manager wanted for New Longton Rovers

    Charter Standard Club, New Longton Rovers are looking for a Manager/Coach to run their Youth Team in this League for the coming season.
    Contact: Peter Jones (Club Secretary) on 07791 512066.

    Forward needs Club

    Dean Dallman, who has moved to Ashton, Preston is looking for a club. He plays left wing or up front and has plenty of experience as he has played at a reasonable level.
    Contact Dean on 07904 991895.

    Ashton on Ribble FC (Premier Division)

    Premier division side Ashton on Ribble FC, who play at London Rd Running Track seek volunteers for their committee plus a new manager (with his own management team) to help the club develop.
    Contact: Peter Hawarden (Secretary) on 07526 574158.

    Walton Athletic looking for Players

    Division 1 side Walton Athletic FC who play their home games at Higher Walton PF, are looking for players in all positions.
    Contact: Mark Brown (Manager) on 07753 567405.

    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

    A total of 101 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.

    Club Events


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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 BAC Club, South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JP, 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 David McNamara 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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