Wilpshire Wanderers News

Recent Results
15th January 2022
Accrington and District Junior Football League
U12 Wilpshire Wanderers Blue 1–1 Pendle Forest Warriors
U12 Wilpshire Wanderers Red 1–1 Clitheroe Wolves White
U13 Mill Hill Juniors Red 1–2 Wilpshire Wanderers Blue
U14 Wilpshire Wanderers Black 5–1 Clitheroe Wolves Green
U15 Wilpshire Wanderers Blue 5–1 Langho Juniors
U15 Wilpshire Wanderers Red 1–4 AFC Clarets

9th January 2022
East Lancashire Football Alliance
U12 Wilpshire Wanderers 4–5 Colne Juniors Red

8th January 2022
Accrington and District Junior Football League
U15 Wilpshire Wanderers Blue 7–3 Rossendale Valley Wasps

Wilpshire Wanderers Football Club Raises £8000 at Sportsperson's Dinner

On the 26th November, 250 guests including Coaches, players, parents and sponsors attended the club's 14th Annual Sportsperson's dinner at Ewood Park. Former professional footballer Dean Saunders was the guest speaker alongside Comedian Austin Knight.

The night, hosted by MC Andy Ashworth, raised funds through a live auction, ticket sales, silent auction and various prize draws. Each year the club make a donation to local chosen Charity Child Action North West based in Wilpshire. Wilpshire Wanderers FC, established in 1997, currently has 22 teams from U7s up to under 18s and also provides Saturday morning development football at Salesbury Memorial Hall for children from the age of 4. The club have 340 players registered for the 2021/22 season.
With the Sportsperson's dinner not going ahead in 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, club chairman Steve Frost said it was a welcome relief to see everybody back together again amongst friends.
"Our last two major awards evenings, which we also hold at Ewood Park, have also been cancelled, so this evening allows the club to acknowledge a few special awards as part of the night."

Wilpshire Parish Shield Award
The shield was donated to the club by the Wilpshire Parish Council in 2012. The Shield is awarded each year to a person who has made a contribution other than footballing excellence. It might be to a parent who over several years has shown exceptional commitment in helping run a team, or to someone who has had a major influencing developing the facilities at the club. There are no set criteria but the of course the contribution must be outstanding. Two Parish Shield Award awards were given out on the night with Martin James receiving the award for 2020 and Duncan Bond for 2021.

Ronnie Clayton Player of the Year Award
Wilpshire Wanderers were honoured to have Ronnie Clayton as their club president. He was a tremendous ambassador throughout his career with both Blackburn Rovers and England. Ronnie gave this award in 2004 to be presented to a player whose contribution both on and off the pitch reflects Ronnie's own loyalty, commitment, enthusiasm and, of course, ability.
Under 18 Player Brad Hargreaves who has been with the club since the age of 4 was presented with the award for the 2020/21 season. Brad has made nearly 500 appearances for Wilpshire over the years.
The 2019/20 award winner, Jack Williams, received his replica trophy.

Long Service Awards
Awarded to players who have reached the age of 16 and have remained with the club for a substantial period representing a great display of loyalty.
Under 18 Black – Thomas Dagnall, Declan Hammond, Harry Pope and Jack Williams

Under 18 Blue – Max Almond, Joseph Bond, Harry Clark, Archie Farquhar, Brad Hargreaves, Sasi Kartickeyan, Benji Maher, Connor March, Dan Rawson, Theo Salter, Cameron Walmsley and Jack Wilson.

Wilpshire Wanderers Are Calling All Year 3 Girls

Wilpshire Wanderers are introducing a Under 8 Girls squad for the 2021/2022 season
and are iniviting any girls born on or after 1st September 2013 to come along.

If interested, please contact Lynsey Pickup (07540 322335) for more details.

Wilpshire Wanderers Sportsperson's Evening 2021

Wilpshire Wanderers need a Fundraiser and an Administrator

Fancy volunteering at your local grassroots football club?
Do you have experience of fundraising, events or bid writing?
Or would you like to assist with some club administration?
Would you like to be part of an energetic and vibrant team who are driven by the
desire to get over 250 children kicking a football and having fun with their friends?
Then join the team at Wilpshire Wanderers Football Club

For more information contact our Chairman Steve Frost on 07975 651192

Wilpshire Wanderers To Partner With Rimington Football Club

Wilpshire Wanderers are delighted to announce a partnership with Rimington Football Club and the formation
an Under 18s squad. The new team, Rimington Under 18s, will play in the East Lancashire Football Alliance
on Sundays. Traditionally, Wilpshire Wanderers provides football for children from the ages of Under 5 up to
under 16 and currently have 280 players in 22 squads. The partnership with Rimington FC provides the opportunity
for young footballers in the U16 squads at Wilpshire Wanderers, to seemlessly transition into adult football.
Rimington FC have First and Reserve Teams in the East Lancashire Football League and play at the
impressive Coulthurst Jubilee Field facilty which will host the home fixtures for the new Under 18s team.

Full details of the partnership between Wilpshire Wanderers and Rimington FC can be found here.

(Recently updated, the Under 14 Sun squad)

Under 5 Under 6 Under 7 Blue Under 7 Red Under 8 Black Under 8 Blue
Under 8 Red Under 9 Blue Under 9 Red Under 10 Girls Under 10 Black Under 10 Blue Under 10 Red
Under 11 Blue Under 11 Red Under 12 Blue Under 12 Red Under 13 Black Under 14 Blue
Under 14 Red Under 14 Sunday Under 15 Blue Under 16 Black Under 16 Blue Past Teams

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The Wilpshire Wanderers Boot Room
Don't throw away those old football boots, or shin pads, or football kits. Donate them to the Wilpshire Wanderers Boot Room at the Salesbury Memorial Ground on a Saturday morning and have a look for your next boots, pads or kit there too!!

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