As promised we can reveal our new 2014/15 match ball. All our 18 teams will be issued with the new Optimum match ball, shown below, for the forthcoming season, which of course, starts on Saturday 6th September and Sunday 7th September. We think the new match ball looks great and they are superb quality and will be extensively tested too, so a big thanks to kit manager Graham Avison and the club for investing in the new match balls. The new balls are being issued to each of our teams before next week's big kick off.
Please note that Rishton United FC, as a community charter standard football club, support the national and county football association (LFA) policy, as well as our local leagues, in not publishing fixtures or results for age groups below Under 10s. We therefore do not put fixtures or results for U9s, U8s or U7s on our club website.
Memorial Park is the place to be for Rishton United on Saturday 6th September as our 2014/15 season kicks off for our junior and senior teams...
For Jonny Seals' first XI, it's their first ever fixture in the East Lancashire league following last seasons' successful league and cup double in the Blackburn Combination. The match against Whinney Hill kicks off at 2.15pm on Memorial Park. In the morning, no less than three of our junior teams will take centre stage at Memorial Park as the ADJFL season begins.
The U12s, the U13s and Jason Bleasdale's new U15s side in action at the same time! Opening fixtures for Saturday 6th September 2014 are opposite. Please refer to the relevant league website and fixture list as fixtures are subject to change.
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