It's just over two more weeks to go to the 2014/15 season kick off. The ADJFL (Saturday) league have added the season fixtures to their website - www.adjfl.co.uk. The East Lancashire Football Alliance fixtures haven't been added yet though, but here's a link to the website anyway ELFA
There's a Blues vs Red opening day clash at St Charles for the Under 10s, while Memorial Park will see three of our sides - the U12s, the U13s and Jason Bleasdale's new U15s side in action at the same time! Opening fixtures Saturday 6th September 2014 are below:
|Age Group||Home||Away||Kick Off||Venue|
|U10s White||Rishton United Blue||Rishton United Red||10.45||St Charles|
|U11s Black||Rishton United||Huncoat United White||09.45||Foxhill PF|
|U12s||Rishton United||Blackburn Eagles White||10.15||Memorial Park|
|U13s||Rishton United||Huncoat United Black||10.15||Memorial Park|
|U15s||Rishton United||Huncoat United||10.15||Memorial Park|
On January 11 2014, the club were presented with the Community Charter Standard Award at the Accrington Stanley v Newport game.
A message from our club chairman Chic Kelly:
"Rishton Utd are proud to announce that we have been awarded a 50K grant from Sport England and the National Lottery. The funding will go towards the club's ground development project. (See Ground Development page)
I am pleased to announce that the club has been allocated a grant of £50k from Sport England towards the Primetime Development Project. I have spent the last 18 months attending meetings with Hyndburn Dist Cncl and local councillors explaining what we are trying to achieve. This is our first successful grant application and I am in talks with another organisation who are very interested in our project with a view to also allocation us additional funding.
This is a fantastic day for Rishton United as it starts to make our dream an actual reality. The club are also in discussions with Hyndburn District Council with a view to the ground on Primetime being leased to the club. At last we will now have our own home. The club is having great success on the pitch at all levels and are now having tremendous success off the pitch also."
Chic Kelly, Chairman Rishton United FC
Well done to the 1st eleven for being awarded The Blackburn Combination Sportsmanship Trophy for November 2013. Big thank you to Manager Jonny Seal and Captain Matt Pendergast and all the team...Well deserved!