Oldham Athletic Community Trust would like to welcome Uppermill under 9s to SportsDirect.com Park today, who are our J D Williams Team of the Week for today’s game with Bradford City.
Here is a little more information about them:
Uppermill FC History
Uppermill FC was formed in 1923 and through the hard work of its members the club is recognised within the local community and further afield.
Grass Roots Football
We pride ourselves on giving young people the opportunity to play football and, particularly among the younger age groups, our aim is to ensure all players get fairly even game time. This is important for their development and understanding of the team ethic
This season we have 21 junior teams playing in 4 different leagues as well as our extremely successful under 4 and 6’s Futsal squads, Community Coaching sessions and our new under 9s Girls squad. Many of our age groups train locally at Saddleworth School, Saddleworth Baths and Churchill Fields in the evenings and weekends.
We have 5 open age sides (4 male,1 Ladies), the First team in the FBT Manchester Premier League, Second Team in division 3. Our Thirds and Fourths play in the Huddersfield & District leagues in division 3. The ladies play in the Greater Manchester Women League Division one. Not forgetting our older players, our veterans’ sides continue to play in the OCL league.
Anyone interested in joining our football family please contact the club via our Facebook page ‘Uppermill Junior Football club’.
We currently provide facilities for playing football “from cradle to grave” and Uppermill FC is committed to providing sport at a grass roots level to all areas of our community.
The Club is recognised by the Football Association [FA] and has obtained the FA Charter Standard Award (Community Status). This is the highest endorsement, by the national governing body, and recognises that Uppermill FC is committed to supporting football at grass roots level and possesses an infrastructure, organisation and facilities of a sufficient quality to support this. It also ratifies that our coaches and volunteers are qualified to a required standard and have undergone the necessary Criminal Records Bureau checks.
Uppermill FC are also members of the Nike Partner Club programme in association with the FA which helps raise standards of grass roots football by offering guidance and support to raise the profile of clubs within the community.
Uppermill Under 9’s, Sponsored by Inspire Insulation
The team was formed for the 2013/14 season and entered the EMJFL under 7’s level but many of the boys had already progressed through our community coaching programme from the age of 4.
In the first season the team gained a reputation as a very attacking side which resulted in winning the Division league cup at the end of that season.
The squad increased in 2014/15 with 8 new players joining which allowed us to enter 2 under 8’s teams into the EMJFL for that season. Our aim for this season was to integrate the new players into the teams and develop a strong squad. The Whites gained promotion during the season and equipped themselves well playing against teams in a higher division whilst the blues had a solid season which included winning the Paul Hett trophy in a tense Penalty Shootout.
Whilst some teams have had a nice summer break the squad has continued training twice a week and participated in the EMJFL Summer league. This has allowed the players to equip themselves for the Under 9’s season ahead where the number of players and pitch size increases. For the current season we are proud to be sponsored by Inspire Insulation which has allowed us to provide new kits for the boys.
All the children are very much looking forward to their day at Oldham Athletic and showcasing their skills on the pitch.
Our squad has two teams coached by Nick Milovanovic, Nick Shaw, Dave Bardsley and Ian Evans:
Uppermill Blues: Freddie Bardsley, Charlie Evans, Lewis Fairclough, Ellis Hynes, Joe Jackson, Corey Keane, Harvey Kipling, Max Suffield and Ruben Thompson
Uppermill Whites: Robin Acton, Jack Breckell, Lennon Cyprus, Thomas Frankovitch, Zachary Hobin, Alfie Milovanovic, Ethan Moore, Edward Shaw and Finlay Sutcliffe