We would like to welcome Heyside Juniors Blues U9's to SportsDirect.com Park who are our J D Williams Team Of The Week for this afternoon's fixture.
Here is a little more information on The Heyside Junior Blues:
Heyside Juniors were formed with one team in 1975 by Brian Bakes they played their first competitive game in the 1975/1976 season. The club expanded in the next few seasons to a position where the club had teams from Under 10s to Under 16s.
The club became a member of the Greater Sport partnership in November 2001, the club achieved FA Charter Standard Development Club status in September 2002 and were voted North West Charter Standard Club of the year.
Heyside Junior Blues U9s
Heyside Junior Blues Under 9s are managed by Mark Boothroyd, Ste Cullen and Simon Farraday.
This week's Team of the Week started their journey as a team in the season of 2013, playing in the East Manchester Junior Football League and started the season in division three.
By the end of their first season they had gained themselves promotion to division two. The season so far has had its ups and downs with Heyside playing some tough teams which included Stockport FC who they faced in an end to end encounter in the quarter finals of a cup competition.
The boys showed a great desire to win staying disciplined throughout the whole game and focused on the job in hand. Heyside eventually came out winners scoring with minutes to go to send them through to the semi final of the cup.
"The team have a great attitude to the game showing real self discipline, a willingness to develop their skills whilst enhancing their confidence but ultimately having fun," Boothroyd said.
For further details regarding the club please visit www.heysidejuniors.org.uk.
Top (left-right) Brian Pierre Cian Higgins, Ellis Varley, James Flynn, Kieran Boothroyd Thomas Farraday, Arron Nicholson, Noah Molden, and Joe Taylor.
Bottom (left–right) Logan Payton, Jamie MacDoanld, Ryan Kaba, Ashley Dockray, and Lee Hoy.
New arrivals - Mason Smith, Kian Cullen, Kyle Walsh, Liam Wall and Jack Smith.