Monthly Archives: June 2014

Broomhill, Bingley, Cononley and Cowling start training campaigns

Fit for a new season: Time to shed those summer pounds.

Fit for a new season: Time to shed those summer pounds.

Broomhill make a start to their pre-season warm-up campaign with training on the grass pitches at Marley on Wednesday, July 2.
Anyone is welcome to go along for the opening session for the newly-promoted Craven League Division Two team, which starts at 6.30pm.
It will be a busy evening at Marley, with Bingley Town also starting their summer training there at 7pm. New players are invited to go along.
Also in warm-up action on Wednesday are Cononley Sports. They will be starting light training, with a kickabout at their ground from 7pm. All welcome.
Cowling also kick-off their new season preparations the smae evening at their ground from 6.30pm.
A club spokesman said: “It would be great if we can get as many folk down as possible and hit the ground running this year.
“Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier.”

All Stars hat-trick at Storton tournament

Screen shot 2014-03-26 at 17.02.21All Stars made it three wins in four seasons in an action-packed Tom Storton Memorial Tournament at Silsden.
They came out winners of the Elite competition, while Borussia Teeth were victorious in the inaugural Veterans section.
The six-a-side tournament is run in memory of former Keighley Lifts, Keighley Juniors and Keighley Shamrocks player Paul ‘Tom’ Storton and Mark Storton said: “My family and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and everyone who contributed to making the event so great.
“That includes the people who without their efforts none of this would happen – Kath Boast, Joe Scott, Lisa and Lenny Bellamy, Michelle and Stuart Wilson, Silsden AFC, the referees and a special massive thank you to Andy Gaughan, who works so hard every year to ensure this event takes place.
“Tom would be so proud. Thank you all.”
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Oxenhope season begins on Tuesday

Oxenhope Rec logoOxenhope return to training on Tuesday, July 1, at Oxenhope, 7-9pm.
All three of the club’s teams will be looking to improve further on a good season last year.
With managerial duo Steve Davies and James Bailey taking on the second team job, they are looking ahead to taking the team forward.
The club has also got Dave Henney involved in a coaching role. He has a full pre-season programme set out to make sure all players will be fully prepared for the season ahead.
New, old and returning players are welcome to go along.

Bradley make a start

Bradley start their training for the new Craven League season on Thursday, July 3, at Sandylands, 8-9pm.
Training sessions are £2 for those not signing on.
The club’s AGM follows straight afterwards in the Craven Arms in Skipton.
Old and new players are welcome to attend both.

Wademan saves a point after missing penalty

On the spot: Chris Wademan's 13th goal of the season made up for his earlier penalty miss.

On the spot: Chris Wademan’s 13th goal of the season made up for his earlier penalty miss.

A late goal from Chris Wademan preserved Riverside Olympic’s unbeaten record but the 2-2 draw at Ulverstone ended their 10-match winning start to Tasmania’s Northern Premier League season.
The hosts went ahead from the spot but Olympic equalised, although Wademan also missed a penalty of his own. The game’s third spot kick restored the Ulverstone advantage until Silsden striker Wademan saved a point for the league leaders.

White Star seek friendlies

Silsden White StarSilsden White Star are seeking more pre-season fixtures ahead of the start of the Craven League season in August.
Manager Gary Lund said: “We’ve got a date pencilled in against Oxenhope Reserves for the first week in August but could do with two or three more before that, preferably away.”
If you can host the Whitestars, contact Lund on 07530 705384, or via the club’s Facebook page, here.
Email your pre-season friendly requests to or send a message via the Keighley Kicks Facebook or Twitter pages.

Marsh, Mash and Bennett pick up Ingrow reins

Back in charge: Liam Marsh

Back in charge: Liam Marsh

Ingrow & Worth Valley have revealed new management for their first and second teams.
Retaking the reins of the first team is club founder Liam Marsh.
Marsh left Ingrow to take over for a short spell as manager of Cowling but returned to the Steampigs as a player.
On his return, Marsh said: “Ingrow have always been my team. When I came back as a player last season it showed me just how much I love the club and I’m genuinely excited about my return as manager.
“I’m really looking forward to the new season. With our promotion to the First Division due to the Craven League restructure, I’m expecting a good challenge.
“I can’t wait to get my teeth into it and I’m really excited about the club’s future progression.”
Reserves boss: Dean Mash

Reserves boss: Dean Mash

The Reserve team will see a new face introducing himself as manager. Former Royal goalkeeper Dean Mash has followed his son Joe into the Steampigs set up.
Mash he was looking forward to a new challenge of being a manager and could not wait for the new season to start.
Assisting Mash will be former St Anne’s and Three Horses manager Dale Bennett.
“Dale has experience of managing and this will help both me and the players throughout the season,” said Mash.
Assistant: Dale Bennett

Assistant: Dale Bennett

Club secretary Sean Kelly was delighted with the appointments and said: “I certainly feel we have the right guys on board to help this club continue on the right path.
“With some new committee members, it will help us get to where we want to be in the long run.
“Liam brings a lot to the club as a manager and has already started pitching his ideas about how he intends to take the club forward.
“With Dean taking over it gives a fresh outlook on the Reserves and, hopefully, with Dale helping out, they’ll be able to bring the younger players through and get them ready for adult and first team football.”

Happy birthday to us!

Three today: Keighley Kicks

Three today: Keighley Kicks

Keighley Kicks is three today and we are planning to celebrate our birthday in style.
Watch out for a big announcement before the new season starts.
Keighley Kicks had a low-key start with a short story on June 25, 2011, about Silsden’s fixtures release for the 2011/12 season being imminent.
The following day’s list of pre-season fixtures proved popular and since then the site has grown at an incredible rate.
From an initial handful of visitors, Keighley Kicks now clocks up an average of more than 20,000 page views every month.
Since that first Silsden story appeared, it has been followed by more than 4,500 others, with almost 400 comments added by a total of 70,000 unique users, chalking up half a million page views.
Let us know what you would like to see on the site for 2014/15.
All ideas welcome. Either email us here or add comments or personal messages on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Oxenhope reveal new Reserves management team

Oxenhope Rec logoOxenhope Recreation have appointed Steve Davies and James Bailey as their new second team management duo.
Both men will be assisted by Bob Marriott, who will continue in his role as an assistant manager.
The new management team will ensure continuity for the Orange Army with Davies and Bailey both playing important roles in the second team last season.
They take over from Rick Cummins, who stepped down in May.
Davies has decided to hang up his boots after a playing career that spanned Oxenhope, Bronte Wanderers, Keighley Lifts and AC Victoria.
Bailey, on the other hand, aims to continue playing alongside his coaching duties but accepts his time in the first team at Oxenhope will for now have ended.
Davies will officially be recognised as the manager but is keen to utilise the enthusiasm, expertise and knowledge of both Marriott and Bailey as they strive to move the club forward.
The West Yorkshire League club are eager to strengthen the three open age teams and new u18s team.
All managers are keen to welcome talented and committed players to the club. Existing and new players are invited to the start of pre-season training on Tuesday, July 1, 7pm at Oxenhope Memorial Ground.
Training will then continue twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays).
Further details are available via the club’s website, Twitter account or Facebook page.

Ingrow getting up steam for new campaign

Ingrow & WVIngrow & Worth Valley make their start to pre-season training at Oakbank School on Wednesday, July 2.
Past, present and new players are welcome to go along to go through their paces with the Craven League club, who will be fielding teams in Division One and Three for the 2014/15 season.
Players should bring boots as well as trainers.
The club will also be training on Saturday mornings to get ready for the new season, which starts in the first week of August.

WIN a pair of tickets to see football legends

Rob_WhiteKeighley Kicks has teamed up with MJK Sports Events to offer two tickets for September’s An Evening With… Bryan Robson and Norman Whiteside.
The two Manchester United legends will be appearing at Keighley’s Victoria Hall and one lucky winner and a friend will be able to attend for free.
The two £25 gold tickets include a pair of great seats for the evening and a main meal each.

To enter, all you have to do is tell us two of the three Yorkshire teams Bryan Robson managed – that’s “proper” three Ridings Yorkshire.

Send your answer and name via email, or by personal message on the Keighley Kicks Twitter or Facebook pages.
The winning name will be drawn on Sunday, July 6 and tickets will be posted direct to the winner.
The prize is for two tickets only (including meal and seats), transport to the venue and any drinks are not included. No cash alternative is available. No correspondence will be entered into. Editor’s decison is final)

If you are not lucky enough to win, tickets for the event on Friday, September 5 are available from MJK Sports Events, below, for £25 or £35 for VIP tickets, which include main meal, best table seats, table service and a signed photograph with the star duo.

  • Tickets for An Evening With Robson and Whiteside are available from the MJK website, here.
  • For more details about the evening, email

    Read more about Robson, Whiteside and the evening here.

    Gaughan’s pair puts Stop Out top

    A last-minute goal from Silsden old boy Joe Gaughan put his Stop Out SC team top of New Zealand’s Capital Premier League.
    Morning leaders Miramar Rangers took a 43rd-minute lead but a bullet header from Gaughan put the reigning champions level within a minute.
    A tight second half looked to be heading for stalemate until the vocal Stop Out support roared Gaughan on to bag the 90th-minute winner.
    “The Stop Out fans’ support was fantastic and they went mental when I made it 2-1,” said Gaughan, who heaped praise on his team’s “12th man”.