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LATEST NEWS

19.06.17
 
YOUTH TEAM TRIALS
 
The next Garstang youth team trial is this Wednesday 21st June at The Beeches training ground, Bowgreave Rise, Garstang. All welcome.

 
16.06.17
 
DAVE GRAHAM'S GARSTANG FC (YOUTH) GREATEST XI
 
 
I have been actively involved at Garstang FC for the past 6 years starting when most of my Cockerham under 16s moved up to the Garstang youth team. Since then I have been youth team manager, reserves caretaker manager, welfare officer, youth development officer, committee member, website manager and general dogsbody!!
 
As Bob Freeman found, trying to narrow it down to 11 players when you have seen so many quality players is very difficult and although I have decided to restrict my team to players I have seen coming through the youth team it wasn't any easier. To avoid any allegations of parental bias (and to make my selection a tiny bit easier!) I have not included my lads, Tom and Josh, in the equation but both were on the shortlist and the Panepinto/Graham combination who scored 70+ goals between them in the 2011/12 season would take some beating. I've gone for 3-4-3 formation.
 
                                                                                                                                         Dan Curwen
 
        Isaac Hands                             Andrew Murphy                    Dan Sutcliff 
 
  Greg Carter                      Jack Swindlehurst                      Mark Bevan                    Ben Roberts
 
                  Jack Clark                              Oscar Panepinto                  Liam Assalone

11.06.17
 
WEST LANCS LEAGUE AWARDS NIGHT
 
   
 
 
Garstang FC has another successful evening at the annual West Lancs League Awards Dinner held last night at Blackpool Football Club. In addition to being re-presented with The Richardson Cup Runners Up Trophy (pictured above right) the first team also received the Premier League "Fair Play" award ( being collected above left by Assistant Manager Neil Beesley) and the reserve team won the Division 2 Hospitality award which was due in no small part to the excellent after match food laid on at The Farmer Arms, Garstang by Mick, Jackie and the staff.
 
A club spokesperson said "We are delighted with the way last season went and these awards show that we are not only ambitious on the field but we are also doing the right things off it. There is a lot of work involved in running a football club and we couldn't do it without the help of our sponsors, supporters and the local community so a big thank you to everyone and we hope you can enjoy our success."

 
09.06.17
 
LOTTERY WINNER
 
 
Stephanie Sherwood scooped the £1000 prize in the May draw of the Garstang FC 'Score' Lottery which is proudly sponsored by local company Vehicle Solutions Ltd. A delighted Stephanie was told she'd won the main prize on Whit Saturday and it was a great way to start the bank holiday weekend. Stephanie is pictured above receiving the cheque from VSL directors Chris and Stephen Hargreaves.

 
30.05.17
 
GROUND IMPROVEMENTS
 
 
With the season now finished the club has commenced work to improve the Riverside ground starting with the path at the "River " end. The area has been cleared and levelled then compacted to make a hard standing section for spectators to watch the games. These improvements have been funded by the 'Score' Lottery, so a big thank you to those who are members of the monthly draw. Anyone wishing to join the Lottery which gives you the chance of winning £1000 as well as supporting your local football team please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.

 
29.05.17
 
UNDER 18 YOUTH TEAM TRIALS THIS WEDNESDAY
 
Garstang FC have set trial dates for players for their under 18 side for next season. The dates are Wednesday 31st May, Wednesday 7th June and Wednesday 21st June. All will commence at 6.45pm at The Riverside ground, High Street, Garstang PR3 1FU. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend at this time to have an opportunity to view the excellent facilities that will be the home ground of the youth team, meet senior and youth team management, be given a brief overview of the aims and ambitions of the club and a chance to ask any questions. After that players will jog down to The Beeches training ground for a session with the coaches. Players should bring boots, trainers, shin pads and a drink. To qualify for next season players must be under 18 on or before 31st August 2017.
 
Garstang FC have an established youth team set up with the prime aim of developing players and assisting them with the transition from youth to senior football. Once the youth squad has been selected then the youth and senior teams all train together so that everyone is familiar with each other. The youth team play in the Lancashire Sunday League but any youth team player with potential will be given the opportunity to experience adult football either through our reserve or first teams who play in the West Lancashire League which is at the top of the pyramid of amateur football in the North West.
 
This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with an ambitious club who have a vibrant and innovative management team backed by a dedicated committee. If you can't make any of the trial dates or you require any further information please contact the Youth Development Officer, Dave Graham, on 07501 119458.

 
28.05.17
 
BOB FREEMAN'S GARSTANG FC GREATEST XI
 
This is a new feature which will hopefully provide some entertainment, memories and debate amonst former players and supporters. If you would like to send us your Garstang FC "Greatest XI" for publication please email the address at the side of the webpage and if you could send us a photograph of yourself along with a pen picture about your association with the club and if you want to add a couple of words about why you selected your players we will get it on the website. So who better to start this off than Bob Freeman who has been at the club for 50 years.
 
 
 
Bob Freeman
 
"I have just finished my 50th season with the club after making my debut in 1961 and returning in 1967. I played regularly until the late 1980's and made my last appearance for the reserves, who were short, in the West Lancashire League in 1996 against Vickers reserves. I was 51 at the time and scored in the first half before being substituted at half time. I spent most of my playing career in the reserves and scored in the 60's 70's 80's and 90's although I was a defender with a long time partnership with Peter Brown."
 
"I have held all the officers posts at the club learning from Eddie Livesey. I have managed the reserves and the first team and was groundsman for many years. With Dave Corless we started a junior team in the mid 80's and 5 of those players were in the Amateur Shield winning team in 2000."
 
"This has influenced my greatest 11 which taken some time to sort out. There have been many players from my early days who possibly should have been included but there are too many for me to list. Some names from more recent times have also been unlucky, so here goes:- Marc Armstrong, John Danson, Lee Baker, Geoff Wilson, Richard Lamoury, Richard Bamber, Neil Ball, Mick Gornall, Richard Walmsley, Dave Willoughby and Alan Coar. Endless list of subs and I know it would be possible to come up with another team just as good from them."

 
LOTTERY RESULTS
 
Results of the May draw for the Garstang FC 'Score' Lottery proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd:
 
£1000 - 2164 - Stephanie Sherwood, Garstang
£100 - 1976 - YPH Welding Supplies, Claughton
£60 - 2242 - Hilary Stone, Garstang
£60 - 1307 - Julie Gray, Garstang
£60 - 2926 - Elizabeth Corless, Garstang
£25 - 1529 - Steven Dunn, Claughton
£25 - 3038 - Sharon Hodgson, Garstang
£25 - 2683 - Mike Stuart, Garstang
£25 - 1719 - Mrs B Metcalfe, Garstang
 
If you would like the chance to win £1000 every month and support your local football club at the same time please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470 404669 or visit the lottery page on the Garstang FC website via www.garstangfc.com.

 
23.05.17
 
LOTTERY WINNER
 
 
 
Ian Poole was the lucky winner of April's Garstang Fc 'Score' Lottery which is now proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd. Ian's son Matty was a popular figure at The Riverside when he played centre forward for the club before leaving to play for Lancaster City Fc and Ian was a regular visitor to cheer his son on. When told he'd won the one thousand pound main prize Ian was both shocked and surprised, he was unsure what he was going to do with the money but he guaranteed he'd have a few beers to celebrate! Ian was presented with his winners cheque at the VSL garage situated on Leachfield Business Park, Green Lane, Garstang and he is pictured receiving his cheque from VSL company director Christopher Hargreaves. Anyone interested in joining the Lottery please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.

 
20.05.17
 
PRESENTATION EVENING
 
The Garstang FC Annual Presentation Evening was held last night at the Sports and Social Club. Chairman, Adrian Wlding, opened the proceedings which were well attended by players, family and supporters and everyone had a great evening which continued well into the night. Award winners photos below.
 
 
 
Youth Team Player's Player, Finn Bolton. Golden Boot, Johnny Hocking. Most Improved Tom Swallow. Manager's Player, Tom Naylor.
 
 
 
Reserve Team Player's Player, Jake Baldwin. Golden Boot, Greg Carter. Supporter's Player, Johnny Hocking. Manager's Player, Matt Seed.
 
 
 
 
First Team Player's Player, Jack Swindlehurst. Golden Boot, Alan Coar. Supporter's Player, Jack Swindlehurst. Manager's Player, Johnny Hothersall.
 
 
 
Clubman of the Year, Charlie Collinson. Young Player of the Year Mark Bevan.

 
18.05.17
 
MANAGERIAL CHANGE
 
 
Simon Bentham (left) and Hugh Sneddon
 
Garstang FC Reserve Manager, Simon Bentham, has informed the club that he has accepted an offer as reserve manager at his old club Fulwood Amateurs FC and will move on with immediate effect. Garstang Chairman, Adrian Wilding, has acted quickly and the club are pleased to announce that Simon's replacement as manager will be Reserve Assistant Manager, Hugh Sneddon.
 
Reacting to the surprise news Simon said "This has come out of the blue and has been a difficult and emotional decision for me as I have had a fantastic time at Garstang and was looking forward to next season with a great set of lads" He went on "However, Fulwood Amateurs is a club I have been connected with for a long time and having spoken to them as to their future plans and my role in those plans I decided to accept their offer. I would like to thank everyone at Garstang FC for their help and support and only time will tell if I have made the right decision."
 
Chairman, Adrian Wilding, said "Whilst disappointed to be losing Simon we understand his reasons and wish him well for the future." He continued "In order to maintain stability I immediately contacted the committee and they were 100% behind my decision to offer the managers role to Hugh (Sneddon) and we are delighted he accepted." He added "Hugh has already got a great rapport with the squad, knows the youth set up and we are actively working on supporting him and his as yet unnamed assistant(s)."
 
New Garstang FC Reserve Manager Hugh said "Things have moved very quickly over the last 48 hours and it's all been very unexpected." He went on "Simon and I have been mates for a long time and we loved our first season at Garstang FC so it was a surprise when he told me he was moving on but I know Fulwood Amateurs are in his blood and that's a large part of his reason for going." He concluded "When Adrian (Wilding) contacted me about taking the managers job it was a no brainer for me and after a quick call to the missus I accepted immediately. I'm really looking forward to it and I can't wait to  get started."

16.05.17
 
GARSTANG FC UNDER 18 TRIALS
 
 
Garstang FC have set trial dates for players for their under 18 side for next season. The dates are Wednesday 31st May, Wednesday 7th June and Wednesday 21st June. All will commence at 6.45pm at The Riverside ground, High Street, Garstang PR3 1FU. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend at this time to have an opportunity to view the excellent facilities that will be the home ground of the youth team, meet senior and youth team management, be given a brief overview of the aims and ambitions of the club and a chance to ask any questions. After that players will jog down to The Beeches training ground for a session with the coaches. Players should bring boots, trainers, shin pads and a drink. To qualify for next season players must be under 18 on or before 31st August 2017.
 
Garstang FC have an established youth team set up with the prime aim of developing players and assisting them with the transition from youth to senior football. Once the youth squad has been selected then the youth and senior teams all train together so that everyone is familiar with each other. The youth team play in the Lancashire Sunday League but any youth team player with potential will be given the opportunity to experience adult football either through our reserve or first teams who play in the West Lancashire League which is at the top of the pyramid of amateur football in the North West.
 
This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with an ambitious club who have a vibrant and innovative management team backed by a dedicated committee. If you can't make any of the trial dates or you require any further information please contact the Youth Development Officer, Dave Graham, on 07501 119458.

 
13.05.17
 
RESULT
 
VICKERSTOWN 2-0 GARSTANG
 
GARSTANG FC ANNOUNCES NEW LOTTERY SPONSOR
 
 
VSL Company Directors: Christopher Hargreaves, Stephen Hargreaves, Chris Craven 
 
Garstang FC are delighted to announce that local company, Vehicle Solutions Ltd, have agreed to sponsor the successful 'Score Lottery" for the next two years. Brothers Stephen and Christopher Hargreaves have over 60 years combined experience in the motor trade and the garage has the feel of a traditional family business.
 
A spokesman for the club said " The Lottery is extremely important to the football club and we have been searching for the right sponsor which we believe we have now found. We feel that with VSL being a local family business owned by people living in the town it is an ideal partnership and we are extremely pleased that they have decided to support their local football club."
 
VSL can be found on Leachfield Business Park, Green Lane, Garstang and they offer a personal and attentive service with a wealth of experience that is worth tapping into.
The team at VSL can help you find a new or used vehicle whether you want a vintage car, a van or a 4x4 they cover the lot. Chris Craven heads up the aftersales team which will carry all makes servicing, repairs, MOTs, logistics, recovery, vehicle detailing and valeting, so even if you already have a car they can help you. To find out more about the business and how they can help you please visit www.VSLNW.com. (Click link on left of page)
 
 
Pictured above the VSL team

VSL are proud to sponsor Garstang FC and Garstang FC are proud to be associated with VSL.


12.05.17
 
LAST FIXTURE OF 2016/17 SEASON
 
Saturday 13th May
 
West Lancs Premier Division
 
VICKERSTOWN v GARSTANG KO 1.30PM

 
10.05.17
 
RESULT
 
BLACKPOOL WREN ROVERS 2-0 GARSTANG

 
09.05.17
 
RICHARDSON CUP FINAL
 
Tomorrow sees Garstang FCs biggest game of the season when they face Blackpool Wren Rovers at Lancashire FA HQ, Thurston Road, Leyland in the final of The Richardson Cup. Kick off is 7.30pm and your support would be appreciated.

 
07.05.17
 
RESULT
 
The Garstang FC veterans double header yesterday against Morecambe Gold ended with 1-1 draw in the first game, Jim Robinson with the goal, and a 2-0 defeat in the second game.
 
GAME OFF
 
Youth team game today v AFC Fylde is off.

 
06.05.17
 
RESULT
 
GARSTANG 0-2 SLYNE with HEST
 
PRESENTATION EVENING
 
Garstang FC players presentation evening will take place on Friday 19th May commencing at 7.30pm in the sports and social club at The Riverside. Players' partners, family and supporters are all welcome to attend and the bar will be open.

 
05.05.17
 
NEXT FIXTURES
 
Saturday 6th May
 
West Lancs Premier Division
 
GARSTANG v SLYNE with HEST KO 3PM
 
Garstang complete this season's home fixtures with a derby against Slyne with Hest. The Riversiders have had the upper hand so far this season with wins in both the league and cup at Bottomdales but with rumours of big changes at Slyne next season they will be up for this one. With the Richardson cup final next week Baker and Beesley have been keeping their cards close to their chest regarding players and formations and for the players themselves this is the last chance to cement a place in the starting line up next Wednesday evening.
 
VETERANS FRIENDLY
 
Garstang FC Vets V Morecambe Gold Vets Ko about 6pm 

On Saturday evening the veterans return to action after a lengthy lay off to host Morecambe Gold. The friendly has been organised by Jamie Painter who has played for both teams in his younger days. Gaffer for the evening Painter has managed to assemble a large number of former players including the likes of Mick Gornall, Mark Salthouse, Paul Bailey and Neil Parkinson  to name but a few. To ensure everyone gets a fair chance to stretch their ageing legs the fixture will be played over two halves each an hour in length. The match will kick off around 6pm once the first team have finished. 
 

 
04.05.17
 
RESULT
 
GARSTANG YTH 0-6 LOSTOCK ST GERARDS YTH
 
TONIGHT
 
LSL Youth Div Blue
 
GARSTANG v LOSTOCK ST GERARDS KO 6.45PM

 
02.05.17
 
RESULT
 
TEMPEST UTD 2-2 GARSTANG (R Coar, A Coar pen)

 


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Ground Address:
The Riverside, High Street, Garstang PR3 1FU
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Training Facilities:
The Beeches, Bowgreave Rise, Garstang PR3 1YD
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