With the expenses of running a football club ever increasing and a new season dawning, how can you bring in more funds?
Club Website and its supporters have come up with a list of ways to get more sponsors for your team.
Read the tips here.
Twenty teams from across the north of England took part in the Keighley Bangladeshi Community Association’s annual seven-a-side tournament at Marley.
Local players enjoyed success with Keighley side AC Milan beating Springhall Celtic, of Halifax, in the final thanks to goals from Shezaib Hussain and Junaid Taj, who was also named player of the tournament.
A crowd of more than 200 people witnessed the action.
Bradford City A 0 Silsden Ladies 1
A late goal was enough to earn Silsden victory on the 3G surface at Marley yesterday.
Nicola Leng latched on to a through ball from Jess Ogden in the dying minutes to give an experimental Silsden team a well-deserved victory over an understrength Bradford City A team.
Silsden are building toward the start of another West Riding County League season and will be running two teams.
They are looking for more players (especially goalkeepers) to add to their squad. Email team coach Gareth Wilson if you are interested
Keighley Oaks have received their fixtures for their first season back in the North East Regional Women’s League.
After their opening match at home to Millers Ladies in the League Cup on August 19, the West Riding Women’s League champions have two more home dates in the league, against Kirklees, on September 9, and Ossett Albion, a week later.
Their first away match is at Rotherham-based Millers, on September 16.
He replaces John Hartson, who was double-booked for the October 20 date.
Molby, now 49, played 220-plus times for the Anfield club, as well as 33 times for his country.
The big midfielder also enjoyed spells in Denmark with Kolding, Holland with Ajax and then at Barnsley, Norwich and Swansea after leaving Liverpool.
He played almost 400 times in his professional carreer, scoring more than 60 goals before managing Swansea, Kidderminster (twice) and Hull City.
Molby, famous for his Scandinavian/Scouse accent will talk for 40 minutes before taking part in a question and answer session.
There will also be a comedian and a three-course meal, plus stand-up bingo, raffle and a top-quality auction with some outstanding pieces of memorabilia on offer.
Tickets are £30 each or tables of eight or 10 can be booked.
Contact Danny Bolton, 07714 648319, to reserve a space or contact the club by email.
Keighley Campus of Leeds City College have stepped in to back a children’s holiday football programme in the town.
Football Frenzy attracts about 25 kids aged five to 13 per hour session on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Keighley Leisure Centre.
Youngsters hone their skills, while taking part in fun and competitive competitions.
Oxenhope Rec 3 Langho 2
Michael Garnett opened the scoring for Oxenhope against the Lancashire FA Cup holders. He ran onto a cross from Jonathan Clewes to strike home past the advancing keeper.
James Bailey headed in the second, from a pinpoint cross delivered by Nivard Trowers, before Garnett was pulled down in the area to win a penalty. Scott Nelson converted the kick to make it 3-0 at half-time.
The hosts made several changes during the interval and the second half was disjointed, with the visitors pulling back two goals, one from the penalty spot.
Baildon Trinity Reserves 4
Steeton Reserves 2
Ross Bailey and Greig Hudson were on target for a new-look Steeton side.
The Chevrons fielded seven new starters under stand-in manager Scott Turkington.
Clitheroe 0 Silsden 0
The Cobbydalers held their Evo-Stik North hosts to a scoreless draw in their fourth pre-seasn match of the campaign today.
Read the full report on the Silsden forum, here.
Newton Hyde 5 Ingrow & Worth Valley 0
Steeton 6 Springhead 2
The Chevrons made light of manager Roy Mason’s holiday absence with an emphatic pre-season victory.
Matty Kershaw and Will Lee gave them a 2-1 interval lead after a closely-fought first half.
But the hosts ran riot in the second half with Arley Barnes, John Robinson, Lee Reilly and Dean Mitchell on target.
Stand-in boss Clark O’Dwyer was delighted with the display and picked out new signing Chris Simpson as the star man.
“It was his first game for us and he looked a real asset to the team,” he said.
And ahead of their North West Counties League opener at AFC Liverpool next Saturday, they face their toughest test so far.
After a draw at Knaresborough and wins at Pontefract and Oxenhope, Chris Reape’s side are at Evo-Stik North League side Clitheroe, 3pm.
Assistant boss Danny Bolton said: “They are arguably the toughest side we’ve faced so far.
“Chris and I have been more than happy with the lads’ commitment, application and quality in the first three games.
“We have progressively got better and against Oxenhope we looked very strong for long periods of the game.
“Today will put us in great shape before Liversedge on Wednesday and then, more importantly our opening day fixture.”
Baildon Trinity Res v Steeton Res (2pm)
Clitheroe v Silsden (3pm)
Newton Hyde v Ingrow & Worth Valley.
Oxenhope Rec v Langho
Steeton v Springhead (2.30pm)
Oakworth are seeking an away friendly on Saturday, August 11.
Anyone wishing to play host to the Craven League Division One team should contact manager James Gill, 01535 210736.
Silsden have now been issued with their full list of fixtures for their 2012/13 North West Counties League campaign.
They already knew their opponents for August and September but the full list has been released.
It sees a local derby double over the festive period with Colne making the short trip over the Lancashire border for a Boxing Day meeting at the Angel Telecom Stadium and the Cobbydalers travelling to West Riding neighbours Barnoldswick Town three days later.
The season is due to end on April 27 with a home match against Alsager Town.
There are plenty of snippets of football news in today’s Keighley News.
Silsden dominate with brief reports from their friendlies against Northallerton and Pontefract Collieries, plus an update of their six-a-side tournament and news of a sportsman’s evening.
There is also a report from Steeton’s win over Barlick and details of promotions for Silsden White Star Reserves, Sutton and Keighley Athletic.
There is a report and picture from a Bangladeshi tournament in the town, while World Cup referee Howard Webb was in town to speak at Keighley Golf Club.
- The Keighley News is available throughout the area and costs 65p. Some football stories are available on its website, here.
Bingley Town have added two more matches to their pre-season schedule.
On Sunday, August 12, they travel to South Craven School to meet newly-promoted Craven League Division Three side Sutton.
And on Saturday, August 25, they welcome Grindleton Reserves to Marley.
Bingley already have matches arranged against Pendle and Bradley.
See the pre-season fixture list for more details.