We would like to welcome Heyside Juniors Under 9s to SportsDirect.com Park 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.
Heyside Juniors Under 9’s
Heyside Juniors was formed in 1975 in a garage by Brian Bakes who was then Chairman for 25 years.
The club regularly takes two girls team to Holland as part of an exchange scheme. The Dutch exchange scheme started when Heyside Juniors answered an advert in a football magazine in 1984. The first official trip was in 1985 when the Heyside Juniors went to play at vv Alverna near Nijmegen.
The scheme still continues today, meaning that 2015 is a significant year for Heyside FC in celebrating very important anniversaries. The club grows from strength-to-strength as in 2000 when the girls section, Heyside Angels, started the club had only 12 teams, Manchester FA has 92 teams registered in total this year.
The popularity of the club continues to grow and the club is very proud that it continues to bring new teams in year on year. This year we have an additional open age team (taking us upto three in total), a Sunday League open age team, Vets team and new younger male and female teams.
Football is changing and there will be further demand for different formats of football as we move into our 40th year. We will soon have a new home at Crompton House and the work being done with the ability counts teams, Newbridge School & Manchester FA means that we need to be ready for more teams as we move into a new era.
If anybody is interested in coming on board with running teams or coaching as demand is outstripping our current coaching resources please contact Steve Grice 07784 248499. We hope our Under 9s lads thoroughly enjoy their day as other Heyside teams have done when being looked after by the Latics.