We would like to welcome Chadderton Park U7s today who are our J D Williams Team of the Week for this afternoon's fixture. We hope you all have a fantastic afternoon with us and enjoy the match.
Chadderton Park FC have not always been the efficient, well run club that you see today. In fact, the club’s development from its humble origins is quite an incredible story.
Early in summer 1979 Jack Halliwell of Ferney Field Road Chadderton (a renowned football coach and referee) met some lads playing football in the local streets. He offered to coach the lads in the basic skills of football and the coaching sessions soon became a regular event.
By July 1979 Jack realised he had enough lads training with him to form a football team. They were: Billy Clynes, Philip Wakeman, David O’Neill, David McCann, Darren Sutcliffe, Ross Wild, Stuart Wolfenden, Ian Dickinson, Carl Greaves, Andy Weaver, Michael Walton, and Jason Bowes.
Jack then enlisted the help of another local football stalwart, Roy Kelly of Taunton Road Chadderton to manage the team. The lads were entered into The Manchester Youth League. They played their home games on The Haggate at Royton and Chadderton Park Football Club was born.
As funds were relatively non-existent, they wore green shirts and black shorts. Jack’s reason for this was that as no other team wore these colours they would not have to buy an away kit. The club’s colours have changed little over the years as today’s teams still wear yellow and green shirts with black shorts.
Chadderton Park U7s
After two years of training the dragons finally got to put their training into practice in September as we entered the North Bury Junior Football League. Our squad is: Kian, Fletcher, Callum, Dillian, Kian L, Liam and Patrick.
The whole team have all performed extremely well, always trying to progress their skills whilst enjoying their football. The squad have all developed individually and have a great attitude to training and match - they are a credit to Chadderton Park Juniors!