Rainhill United Rainhill United JFC does a fantastic job of providing young players from their local community with an opportunity to play the game in a safe and enjoyable environment. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Chairman Gareth Clarke to find out more about how they have been getting along lately. Involvement He told us, “I have been involved with the club for the past ten years. I am originally from Derry in Northern Ireland and not knowing the area, I asked friends for a team for my son to join as he was five and showing a keen interest in football. We wentRead More →

Arlesey Town I first came to Arlesey in 2008 after spending what seems most of my life in non-league football starting in (I think) 1972 at Dunstable Town, my local club at the time. I’ve always worked behind the scenes selling programmes, working the gates and working on the pitch etc., those were great days for a young lad with Barry Fry as manager and players like George Best (briefly) and Jeff Astle in the side. That came to an end in 1994 when Dunstable folded completely after several years of struggle and name changes and the loss through old age of most of theRead More →

Thames Valley Youth Thames Valley Youth FC is a fine example of a friendly, pro-active youth football club that plays an important role in their local community. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Dwayne Mackenzie to find out more about the good work they’ve been doing lately. Involvement He told us, “I personally have been involved with club since July 2017. I was meant to have a year out and take a break from grassroots football after being involved in either assistant or management roles since I was 16 and I’m now 33. My intention was to take under 6s only. I haveRead More →

Pentraeth Pentraeth FC has been working hard during the off-season in order to make sure that they are well prepared for the new campaign. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with First Team Manager Mathew Parry to find out more, Involvement He told us, “I took over as manager of the club midway through the 2012/13 season when the manager at the time left his position. I had been playing for the club for a couple of years but had close ties from when I was young from watching my village side on a Sunday morning and Saturday afternoon.” The Role “I think everyone who isRead More →

Goole It is an exciting time for everyone currently involved with Goole AFC at the moment with plans in place to help the club progress both on and off the field. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Chairman Alan Wilson to find out more. Involvement He told us, “I’ve been a supporter of the club for about seven years, having been attracted to it because it was my local club. At the end of the 17-18 season the Chairman and Vice Chairman (the main shareholders) stood down. In order to move the club forward, the supporters formed a cooperative. I was elected Chairman. ShortlyRead More →

Scarborough Athletic Scarborough Athletic FC enjoyed a successful season last time around which ended in them clinching promotion. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Andrew Davies ahead of the new campaign. Atmosphere He told us, “The mood around the place is very positive at the moment, helped by our promotion to the Evo-Stik Premier Division last season. It is the first time we will have played at this level since the club was formed in 2007, so everyone is counting down the days until we travel to Hednesford Town for our opening game. Until last season we had spent ten years playing ourRead More →

Culcheth Athletic Culcheth Athletic FC plays a vital role in their local community, providing young players with a safe and enjoyable environment in which to play the game. Football Focus magazine recently caught up with their Chairman Phil Gaskell to find out more about the good work that they’ve been doing lately. Involvement He told us, “I’ve been Chairman of the club now for five years. My eldest child started with the Academy seven years ago; he’s now going to U12’s next season. I’m the sort of person that likes to roll my sleeves up and get involved. When the Chairman position became available IRead More →