Wiltshire’s sports club of the year: Marlborough Youth Football Club celebrate
They stayed on for a while after their Friday evening training session on the College’s astroturf to be joined by Marlborough’s Mayor, Marian Hannaford-Dobson for some celebration photographs – and a lot of happy cheering.
Last month they were named Wiltshire’s sports club of the year in Wiltshire Council’s annual sports awards. And they were up against some tough opposition from well-established and very grown-up clubs – including Trowbridge Rugby Club.
MYFC Chairman Jon Davidson organised a sea of excited orange vests into a group around one of the goals with the Mayor in the middle and the coaching team on the wings.
Somewhere in the midst of it all was the treasured certificate, which makes the award official - and visible.
As the Mayor said as we waited for the training session to finish, winning this award was a great achievement. And someone standing nearby said: “I had no idea we had so many young children in the town – isn’t this just great?”
There was a special team photograph for the Angels. They are the Club’s first girls team – the under-twelves. They are being sponsored by the Marlborough based Slater Music School. The Angels have already come top in a tournament hosted by Swindon Town FC.
Jon Davidson is now on the look out for sponsors for more girls teams. They have 65 girls in the section – and that is very nearly six teams worth of eager talent. Any new players or coaches who would like to get involved with Marlborough Youth Football Club contact Jon Davidson, contact details below. Also, they are looking to start a 'Walking Football' group - no running allowed(!), thus looking to attract participants from the other end of the age spectrum!