Former players return for Clitheroe Wolves’ presentation night

Clitheroe Under 10s Yellow - cup winners - pictured with Jake Lloyd and Dominic Telford
Clitheroe Under 10s Yellow - cup winners - pictured with Jake Lloyd and Dominic Telford

Clitheroe Wolves celebrated another successful season with their annual presentation weekend.

It has become neccassry to split the event into two, due to the sheer size of the club - 27 teams represented Clitheroe Wolves in the 2013-14 season, with over 70 children training at under six also.

Clitheroe Football Club kindly agreed to let the club have the use of their Shawbridge ground in order for us to hold a Festival of Football.

This consisted of all the under seven squads and younger playing a fun tournament on the pitch.

Former Wolves player Jake Lloyd, now with North West Counties League First Division champions Nelson, kindly gave his time up to present the medals and trophies to the children who had represented Wolves throughout the season.

There were over 70 children taking part in the tournament, and all had an enjoyable time despite the weather not playing ball.

Wolves would like to thank Clitheroe FC Chairperson Ann Barker for giving access to the pitch and providing refreshments.

Then the main event was held in the Catholic Club.

Lloyd was again on hand, along with another former Wolves player Dominic Telford, who is a second year apprentice at Championship side Blackpool Football Club.

Alan Greenwood, secretary of the Accrington Boys’ League, was also in attendance as a special guest.

It was standing room only in the club with 19 teams represented from Under eight through to Under 13.

Each team received a Player of the Year, Manager’s Player of the Year and Team award.

It has been a very successful season for the Wolves, with all individual honours being awarded on the night.

The main club awards went to Bryan Pierce, who won the Robin Dawson Memorial Award for services to the club.

Bryan also picked up the ADJFL official of the year award.

The Trutex award was won by Neil Hitchen for his contribution as a coach, and the Martin Rimmer award for the team of the year went to the Under 16s Blue.

Many thanks from the club for the evening’s sponsors Ian Boocock Garage and main club sponsor McDonald’s restaurant and manager Karen Howard.

Clitheroe Wolves would like to thank all sponsors for their continued support.

The club went onto thank Ross Hibbert and Andrew Pritchard for their hard work throughout the season.

Anyone wanting to join the club can contact Clitheroe Wolves either through www.clitheroewolvesfc.co.uk or clitheroewolves@gmail.com