As MYFC approach the end of the 2017-2018 football season, they are seeking votes for two MYFC Player of the Club awards!
On Sunday 22 April, in front of a packed crowd at Marlborough Town’s first team pitch, MYFC U18's hosted red hot favourites Chippenham Town U18's in the semi final of the Wiltshire Youth Cup. Most of the Chippenham squad attend the Pulse Academy which specialises in football development for already talented 16-19 year olds, playing a high level of football.
Marlborough Youth U18's claimed a semi-final place in the Wiltshire Youth Cup on Sunday in a tense and exciting quarter final away at Warminster. 4-1 down after 35 minutes it looked like the Marlborough lads would suffer their first defeat of the season.
On Friday last week (20 October) Lisa Wakeman (back row, 3rd from right) of Watrose presented Geoff Pratt (back row far right) of Marlborough Youth Football Club (MYFC) with a cheque for £357 - from the Waitrose Community Support Green Token scheme.
Announcement - from Stuart Slater - Chair of Marlborough Youth Football Club
I am privileged to announce that MYFC now have, would you believe it, THREE HUNDRED registered players...!
Quite unbelievable. From 20-30 players in 2009, to where we are now. It has not been our mission to recruit higher and higher numbers for the sake of it, instead we have simply responded and tried to resource/accommodate the continuous stream of players who wish to play in mighty Orange! It tells me we must be doing something right.
A remarkable milestone, of which I am personally very proud indeed.
Again therefore, a THANK YOU to all coaches, helpers, sponsors, exec, the committee, everyone associated with the club, and especially the players! Here's to another great season ahead.... unbelievable!
(PS - we need volunteers now more than ever!)
The annual season opener Friendly contest between MYFC and Pewsey took place on Saturday 2nd September, in glorious sunshine
Following a successful season the Player of The Year awards were announced on 13th July 2017. Whereas in previous years there had only been one Player of The Year award, this year there were two - one for The Player of The Year as voted for by parents and public , and the other as voted by coaching staff of MYFC.
The 'Marlborough Foxes' - Marlborough Youth Football Club's U11 Girls Team have made it through to final of the Wiltshire U11 Girls League Cup to be played at the Oakfields Ground in Melksham on Sunday 6 May.
As part of their partnership with the England National Football Team and FA, Nike offer leading Youth Football clubs in the country a chance to apply for partnerships to help raise the profile and quality of grass roots football.
Coinciding with the first anniversary of Rick Stein's Marlborough restaurant opening, the new Rick Stein sponsored strip for the Marlborough Youth Football Club (MYFC) under 14 team was unveiled on the steps of the restaurant whilst the U9 team secured sponsorship for their new kit from Crown Water & Coffee with help from the internatioal coffee brand, Douwe Egbert.
A number of girls from the Angels section of MYFC, took part in Wiltshire County Trials over the summer, and this pays testament to the hard work that Becky Knox and John Whitehead have put into growing this group over the last year or so. MYFC is fast becoming a magnet for aspiring girl footballers from Marlborough and the surrounding areas, with players now travelling from as far away as Swindon, to participate in the sessions and matches.
’Walking back to happiness’ could be exactly what Walking Football now offers many of those who were around when Helen Shapiro hit the top of the charts back in the early sixties.
Walking Football starts in Marlborough in two weeks time on Thursday 7 September at the Marlborough Leisure Centre between 12 and 1pm.
Since their inception in 2009, Marlborough Youth Football Club have gone from strength to strength.