League application accepted, grant funding approved, sponsorship attained & home pitch confirmed.
1874 Northwich FC’s U21 team have had confirmation that they will take their place in The Cheshire Under 21 County League – Grassroots division from next season.
Board member Alex Dickinson, responsible for Youth Development comments:
“One of 1874’s stated objectives within our business plan is to develop a long-term strategy regarding the possible creation of both 1874 Northwich junior and women’s teams. In developing and creating an U21 team this is the first stage in that strategy. Under 21 football is an area which is currently under-represented both locally and nationally a fact also recognised by Cheshire FA who set up the U21’s league structure last season. The creation of an U21 team will provide the opportunity for boys within that age group to continue their football progress and bridge a gap between youth and senior football.”
Josh Hoare, who currently manages a local U18’s side will manage the team with his father Alan acting as assistant manager. Both are qualified FA coaches. Alex Dickinson will act as secretary. Home games will be played at Moss Farm in Northwich.
Sponsorship of the side has been secured with a local company Your Life Your Way which is an agency based in Northwich that provides support to older people and people living with disabilities.
Additionally last week we were delighted to hear that following our application to the Football Foundation’s Grow the Game scheme, we have been awarded a grant for £1,500.
Any potential players wanting more information should contact Alex Dickinson at the club via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org