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Dear Member
 

For anyone that needs some assistance in setting teams, managers and players up on iTeamMate, we will be running a couple of short help/training sessions for club secretaries or administrators this week, and next week at Heaton Cricket Club, Church Road, Bolton BL1 5RH

 

The first session will start at 7:30pm on Thursday 31 July.

 

The second session will start at 7:30pm on Thursday 7 August.

 

If you would like to attend or send a substitute, please let me know just so we have an idea of space required.

 

If you still need help and neither of the above times are convenient please get in touch and I will see if can make alternative arrangements.

 

Kind regards




Paul Anderson

iTeamMate.








Posted: 29/07/14 12:50

Application update

Colleagues,


To date we are processing around 620 applications to join the league which is well up on previous years


Currently though going off last years teams, we have not received applications from the following clubs:


Astley Bridge - All teams
Atherton LR - All teams
Atherton Town - 15 teams from U8s to 18s
Barr Hill - 5 teams from U14s to U18s
Bolton County - 14 teams from U8s to 14s
Breightmet United - 3 teams from U10s to 17s
Bridge - All teams
Bromley Cross - 4 teams from U12s to 18s
BSCA
Bury Amateurs
Castle Hill
CMB - All teams
Crompton
Daisy Hill - All Teams
Darcy Lever
De La Salle - All Teams
Deans - All Teams
Elton and Walshaw
Elton Sports
Farnworth Fc - 3 teams
FC Strikerz - 24 teams
Heaton Dene - All teams
Highfield - All teams
Hindley Town - U11s and U17s
Hindsford U18s
Horwich FC - 3 teams
Horwich RMI - All Teams
Little Lever Sports Club - All Teams
Lourdes FC U12s and 14s
MG - All teams
Moorside Rangers - 4 teams
Parkwyddn
Pennington - All teams
Phoenix - All teams
Prestwich - All teams
Prestwich Marauders - All teams
Radcliffe Town
Ringley Park Rangers - 3 teams
Salford Juniors
Spring View
St Andrews U11
Swinton FC U17
Tika Taka - 5 teams
Tonge Fc - 2 teams
Tyldesley Juniors
Westhoughton Rangers - All teams
Westhoughton Town - All teams
Worsley Juniors - All teams


We will be soon publishing the fixtures for the Managers meeting on the 11th August and if you do not submit your application now you may miss out on joining the league as we cannot wait much longer


If you intend joining this league you need to get your applications in NOW


regards


Warren


 


 

Posted: 26/07/14 12:02

Fantastic offer to start on a refereeing career

Law Awareness Refereeing Course


(Allows people to referee smaller siided games only)


A specially designed course for people who wish to get into refereeing.


The cost of the course is £25.00 with the course being tutored by the Lancashire FA, the LFA also offers participants on this course a £25.00 reduction off the full course fee if you wish to progress into referee 11v11 games.


The one day course is ran over 5 1/2 (9.30-3.00) hours and we have two dates available.


Sunday 17th August


Sunday 24th August


All 14-16 participants will also be mentored during one of their games by a Referee Youth Council member.


If you are interested then please email me 


totalwanderer@googlemail.com


Or tweet me on either 


@BillBWFC


@RYCBBDFL


Many Thanks


Bill Eaton


Referee Development Officer

Posted: 22/07/14 19:58

BBDFL Handbook 2014_15

Please see the attached link which gives access to the PDF version of the league handbook for the coming season.


Note this is version 1 and subject to updating in due course


In addition please remember the first Managers meeting is the 11th August at the Roundhouse, with the season commencing 30th August 2014 and concluding all league games by 2nd May 2015 with any playoffs being concluded by 9th May 2015.


Note Bolton Council closes pitches on 3rd May and as such players will be played with the support of club grounds


As you are aware we dont fine anybody and we try to work with all teams and clubs for the benefit of the game. As such please could I ask everybody in the league to pay particular attention to Appendix I, which is the Appendix we dont want to use, but invariably have to.


http://www.bbdfl.org/admin/documents/handbook%20rules%202014%20-15%20version%201.0.pdf


As for vacancies, we have had an individual come forward and offered to take up the General Secretaries post of which will be discussed at our next committee meeting and hopefully if confirmed in post we will update the members and we are currently carrying a vacancy for an Under 14s Secretary which we are inviting applicants


Regards


Warren

Posted: 13/07/14 12:09

Replacement of laminates with iTeamMate

This coming season the league will be using iTeamMate for player details instead of producing laminates. All league secretaries should by now have received login details directly from iTeamMate so that clubs can setup teams, photos and id's for league approval.


Secretaries can delegate the administration for their club to other members. 


You can download a guide to iTeamMate from the downloads page of this website.


If you have any technical issues or need help setting up your teams please email support@iteammate.com

Posted: 11/07/14 16:21

Girls United

Dear Club/school/partner


Please find the below link which will give you the full details and all the forms you need to come along to the Girls United launch.


 


http://www.lancashirefa.com/news/2014/jul/girls-united-event


It is a fantastic opportunity for Lancashire FA to support our clubs in the generation of new female teams at Mini soccer and grow the base of girls participation in our clubs throughout the County. If you have players in the age bands identified please bring them along to join in the fun however if you don’t have any players but want to see how the project can support your club develop a new girls section please come along and see our plans for next season and how we can support you going forward.


 


The project is open to schools, clubs, organisations and even individual players to come along!


 


Please register in advance as it will help us plan the launch day to ensure maximum enjoyment for all players involved.


 


Best wishes


 


Mike


 


 


 


Michael Nadal


Football Development Officer - Women & Girls


Lancashire Football Association


The County Ground | Thurston Road | Leyland | PR25 2LF


T 01772 624000 | F 01772 624700


Michael.Nadal@LancashireFA.com | www.LancashireFA.com


Registered in England: 3760324 | VAT Registration Number: 175 0589 45

Posted: 06/07/14 14:59

When thank you isn't enough

It is with great disappointment that we have to inform our members that Lesley and Tom Allon have decided to step down from the Bolton, Bury and District Football League committee.


Their tireless efforts will leave a lasting footprint on this league with positions such as age group secretary, referee secretary, charter standard coordinator and general secretary being held by them over the many years of involvement.


This is an exciting time for Lesley and Tom as 13 years of hard work is now coming to fruition with the building of a clubhouse, pitches and facilities at Scholes Bank, the home of their club Horwich St Marys.


We would like to offer our gratitude to Lesley and Tom for their efforts and wish them the very best for the future.


This is an important time for the league with applications coming in so we ask everybody to please now forward all applications to Warren Barlow, 4 Pocket Nook Road, Chew Moor, Bolton BL64HN


We are now looking for a General Secretary and an age group secretary.


If anybody is interested in these posts please get in touch with Warren at wbarlow5700@gmail.com

Posted: 28/06/14 09:34

Trophy collection

League Winners & Runners Trophies


Any outstanding Trophies have to be picked up Monday Tuesday 10th june from the Mossbankjnrfc Clubhouse (BL1 5RP) between 6pm and 7pm.


under 7,8 & 9's participation Trophies.


I have attended Mossbank Jnr FC clubhouse on 9 different nights and still clubs have not picked up there allocation. Monday and Tuesday (9th& 10th) this week are the final dates for collection.

Posted: 08/06/14 14:10

We want your PHOTO's

Please send me any photos that you have of the league presentation or Finals. I will then post them on the BBDFL website to celebrate your success.


collette.howarth@gmail.com

Posted: 08/06/14 13:51

Blackburn Rovers FA Girls Centre of Excellence trials- 2014/15

http://www.rovers.co.uk/news/article/cofe-to-hold-summer-trials-1493735.aspx


 


This is a great opportunity for talented girls playing in your schools/clubs/organisations- Please can you take the time to pass on or display  trial information which starts in June.


 


Please consider players who might also be playing in mixed teams as well as girls only teams.


 


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Centre manager Gemma Donnelly on gdonnelly@rovers.co.uk or on the phone number on the documents.

Posted: 27/05/14 11:05

LFA Summer Veterans League

We still have spaces available for our Veterans Summer League starting in June! The league is FREE of charge with the possibility of the LFA supporting teams with a brand Nike new kit! If your club/teams parents and coaches fancy a kick about this summer please contact shaun on shaun.burke@lancashirefa.com or call 01772 624 000


http://www.lancashirefa.com/news/2014/mar/get-involved


 

Posted: 23/05/14 15:54

Play on the pitch at the Reebok Stadium this Half Term

May Half Term Holiday Courses - For Children ages 5-13 years


27th May - 30th May


Venue



  • Reebok Stadium & BWFC Academy


This May half term Bolton Wanderers FC are giving children the opportunity the chance of a lifetime to train on the pitch at the Reebok Stadium. The holiday course will include two days at the stadium and two days at the BWFC Academy training ground in Lostock.


Specialist Goalkeeper Coaching


During the May Holiday course we will also be offering specialist Goalkeeping coaching. For the first time budding goalkeepers will work with a goalkeeper coach on all aspects including technique, drills and game situations. The goalkeeping coaching is available for all four days at the Reebok Stadium and BWFC Academy venue.


To take part in this exclusive offer book early as places are limited. Places are available for only £50.


To book contact 01204 673790 or book online at www.bwfcjuniors.co.uk

Posted: 20/05/14 15:15

Messages of thanks received - cup finals

Please see some of the comments we have received since the Cup Final Weekend


 


"just a note to say the day yesterday was an absolute credit to the league. , my son was playing  the u18 final , they lost on penalties but that didn't detract from a fantastic day, me and my other son arrived early to watch the u11 finals and give support to lads we have played against in that comp and league all season and take in the day, one thing I would like to say. , was the performance of the young officials in the u18 final however, in particular the referee who I thought was outstanding and handled the situations well and called all the decisions correct, I don't know who he is but I predict he will go to the top if he pursues that avenue and I think it's great the league gives those the opportunity to have yesterday's experience."


 


"On behalf of myself as a dad and as a coach within the league I'd like to thank the league and BWFC for a fantastic day it really was a credit"


 


"I'd just like to send a message of thanks to you for all the time and effort you put into running the BBDFL. I know it can be difficult and extremely time consuming and often people overlook what happens behind the scenes. So from myself and all the people involved at Turton I'd like to say how grateful we are.


I hope you have a good weekend with the finals, which in itself is an unbelievable experience for the players that needs a lot of organisation. Well done for providing such an event.


Thanks again!"


 


"It saddens me when I see all the hard work the BBDFL committee do and then some glory hunter goes to a tabloid news paper to bad mouth you all off. 


Ive been watching our U10s play this morning. All the hard work done by all the committee looked effortless and so professional. Yet again the BBDFL have come up with the goods.You all deserve rewarding. If there is enough funds for you all then have an evening together food & drinks provided."


 


"Great weekend, great league great support & amazing weather!! Honoured to have officiated today! Well done to all involved #proud"


 


"Quality game that I reffed today! Amazing weather and on top of it all I gave 2 yellow cards! Great experience"


 


"Fantastic day at BBDJFL Finals today. Superb day & experience for all. Great to catch up with some familiar faces."


 


"The thanks should be forwarded to you and the people who volunteer your time to make events like this happen."


 


"Massive well done to all our teams involved in the Cup Finals this weekend.  Thanks to BBDFL, BWFC and the sun for a great w/end!"


 


"Did THE DOUBLE in style playin grass roots football. Thanks to officials & volunteers for a great w'kend"


 


"Well done to the lad who ref'd today's under 16s cup final. Didn't have much to do but kept the game flowing. More of that needed. ????"


 


"Thanks for helping organize a great event for grassroots football


The season has run flawlessly


Thanks from Hooley Bridge"


 


"Congratulations to the BBDFL and BWFC on a truly amazing weekend. Well done to all match officials involved."


 


"thanks for the special mention to the Bromley Cross #ultras another great day!!"


 


"Thanks to Atherton and also Warren, Kath, Lesley and team for today and to BWFC"


 


"Fantastic day at the Reebok for the BBDFL cup finals, some great games and fantastic technique & skills on show"


 


"Huge thanks to BBDFL and BWFC, for the chance for our Pestwich Marauders to play on a huge stage #grassroots"


 


"Great day of football for all the kids so far playing at Boltons Reebok stadium! #FunInTheSunshine"


 


"A big thanks goes out to BBDFL & BWFC for a great morning at the reebok in the u10 players cup final. 


#greatwork"


 


"Fantastic day of football at the Reebok Stadium"

Posted: 19/05/14 16:42

Cup Final thanks and official photos

The committee would like to offer its thanks to everybody that contributed in some way to our Cup Final weekend and hope all attendees, thoroughly enjoyed their day.


Special thanks go to Bolton Wanderers recruitment officer John Haworth who was present with committee members for 10 hours each day, helping to set up, collect rubbish, ensure the days ran smoothly and to clear up afterwards


Official photographs from the event are starting to be uploaded, but will be fully uploaded on Monday


Check them out here


http://gallery.eventphotos.co.uk/bbdfl-cup-finals


 

Posted: 19/05/14 05:50

LFA U18s Representative Squad

Lancashire FA U18s representative squad details and nomination forms can be found here


http://www.lancashirefa.com/news/2014/may/lfa-u18-representative-squad---nominations


(copy and paste into browser)


 


DETAILS


 


If you are Under 18 next season, and looking to further develop your football education, could you represent your County FA?


 


The Association aims to provide talented youth players with an opportunity participate in representative football for their County, whilst further learning & developing within a professional environment, with its’ Under 18 representative squad.


 


The squad provides an opportunity to participate amongst the County’s elite players outside the professional game, and an opening to progress in your football development.


 


The Lancashire FA Under 18 Representative squad participates in two competitions throughout the course of a season – The Association of Northern Counties Youth Competition, and the prestigious FA County Youth Cup.


 


This season the team managed to win the FA County Youth Cup for the first time in 20 years with a 3-2 victory against a tough Suffolk Side where the game was held at Portman Road (Ipswich Town). They also finished a respective third position in the league missing out on promotion via goal difference.


To be eligible to represent the County’s Youth Team, players must be under the age of 18 on 31st August of the playing season and be ‘non-contract’. Players must also be registered to an LFA affiliated Club, or be born within the County of Lancashire.


 


Should you be interested in exploring this opportunity with Lancashire FA in the new season (2014-15), we will be hosting a series of assessment sessions at the conclusion of this season, as we look to plan & prepare our representative squad ahead of the new season.


 


Furthermore, should your club have any players you wish to nominate, please submit their details on the below forms. Any players wishing to attend should contact the Association via one of the following methods:


 


Email: owen.coyle@lancashirefa.com


Telephone: 01772 624000


Should you have any queries regarding the County Youth Representative team, please do not hesitate to contact the Association.


 


Documents


 


lfa-u18-squad-information---general


player-nomination-form


 


 


 

Posted: 09/05/14 20:02

World Cup Predictions Competition

With only weeks to go before the World Cup gets underway in Brazil, why not add that extra edge to your enjoyment of the tournament by entering the BBDFL's World Cup Predictions CompetitionNot only can you win a cash prize, but you can also help to raise funds for your own grassroots football club or team.


For full details & entry forms click on the link below


http://www.bbdfl.org/league_downloads.php

Posted: 01/05/14 09:55

U7, 8 & 9's Participation Trophies

All Participation trophies for the under 7, 8 & 9s are now available for collection by club Secretaries ONLY

Please email me the numbers required ASAP so that i can co-ordinate collection from the Mossbank JFC clubhouse  from Tuesday 6th May. I will be at the clubhouse from 6.00pm till 7.00pm Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th May and also week commencing Monday 12th ,13th and 14th May 6.00pm till 7.00pm.

Please note trophies will only be issued to one representative per club and only to clubs  who have submitted their trophy requirements. 

Please email me at collette.howarth@googlemail.com with your requirements,

if you have not confirmed your numbers in advance I will not be able to issue your Trophies.

Thanks

Collette Howarth
Events Secretary
Tel 07969456326

Mossbank JFC
Church Road Pavilion
BL1 5RP

Posted: 28/04/14 23:09

important information

Please see the attached information via this link regards use of 3G facilities.


 


http://www.lancashirefa.com/news/2014/apr/football-turf-pitch-testing-guidance


(paste into browser if link doesnt work)


 

Posted: 23/04/14 16:47

2014_15 applications

Application forms for the BBDFL season 2014/15 are now on the league website at 


 


http://www.bbdfl.org/admin/documents/Application-form-2014_15.pdf


 


Note, one application is required per team.


 


For the under 7s and 8s there are two types of entry.


 


1. Central Venue (C.V.) which is £155 per team, but covers all pitch fees on excellent 3G surfaces and virtually guarantees football when other facilities will not be available (£55 entry fee and £100 venue cost)


 


2. Own Venue (O.V.) which is £55 and allows for clubs with their own facilities to enter the competition. Please note you must have an approved home pitch for 5v5 to enter as O.V.


 


Please ensure your team is entered in good time as this league soon fills and otherwise we cannot guarantee places


All applications should be submitted by your Club Secretary, not by individual managers 


 


 

Posted: 23/04/14 06:46

Central Venues

A questionaire was recently sent to clubs asking if they wished to remain at Central venues for u7s and 8s in the coming sesson.


The reason for the questiinaire was that the committee was discussing the huge loss in numbers in these age groups as we previously had over 50 teams in each age band playing 7v7 and since taking up 5v5 we have gone to around 45.


A loss of around 500 players!


What has caused this?


Cost of £65 for 7v7 or £165 for 5v5 per season to cover venue costs?


Travel to the central venue?


5v5?


The way the league is administered?


Or another reason.


The questionaires came back overwhelmingly in favour of central venues with 88% wanting them to remain.


What do we do about the 500 players we have lost?


I would be interested in your views on this as i find it wholly unacceptable to do nothing.


Please use the contact us link to send me your options


Warren Barlow

Posted: 21/04/14 10:29

futsal league

In conjunction with Bolton Wanderers and Brian Herrity from Tonge FC we have been trialing futsal at U9s with a view to growing the game and building a sustainable futsal competition for all age groups


This would allow the traditional game to be played Saturday and a skill based game on Sunday


Contact Brad Adams BWFC for details


http://full-time.thefa.com/DisplayNews.do?divisionseason=830996706&league=760017


 


 

Posted: 10/04/14 06:45

Free kits available

Need a new kit?


then try the Premier League Players Kit Scheme


applications now open


 


http://pl.fluidsurveys.com/s/PremierPlayersKitScheme/


 

Posted: 07/04/14 14:00

let them play

All


I'm growing increasingly concerned about the number of requests I'm getting for a league Rep or a strong/adult referee to attend games or to referee games because of clubs concerns over the behaviour of either a coach or parents whilst games are being played.


We all need to remember that its just a GAME and there just CHILDREN including some of the referees'.


Its up to you as clubs to control and if needed punish anyone connected with your club who behaves in a manner that isn't acceptable at a football game.


You wouldn't walk down a street shouting at kids or walk into a school and start shouting at the children so it shouldn't happen just because they have a football kit on.


Just let them Play


Chris

Posted: 14/03/14 19:38

Bolton News needs you


The Bolton News are looking to run a special feature on the Lancashire FA’s ‘Silent Weekend’ and want to get teams shots of all your Bolton Bury and District Football League teams posing up and taking part. If you can send them to robert.kelly@nqnw.co.uk and tell us details about the match and who played and scoreline

Posted: 06/03/14 11:47

TEXT 70070 and do what you can

Dear members,


Please can we ask that you, your friends, family members, work colleagues, players, coaches and anybody else you know please do one simple thing!


 


Send a text?


 


Send a text to 70070


 


All the text needs to read is SKDD14 £1


 


Or


 


SKDD14 £2


 


Or


 


SKDD14 £3


 


Or


 


SKDD14 £4


 


Or


 


SKDD14 £5


 


Or


 


SKDD14 £10


 


That's it, nothing else nothing more and £1 would be so appreciated.


 


Why?


 


Read this, because this tells you why.


 


Ambitious? Yes


 


Do-able? Yes if we pull together


 


http://www.kidsofbolton.org.uk/golf-day-26th-june-kidsofboltonyahoo-co-uk/


 


Also check out this poster for details on how you can text a donation


 


CLICK HERE


 


Please do what you can

Posted: 22/10/12 21:06

Kevin Davies Honorary Patron


Bolton, Bury and District Football League are delighted to announce the signing of Bolton Wanderers Captain Kevin Davies as their Honorary Patron.


Established in 1996, BBDFL has around 7,000 children from the local area taking part in three formats of football each weekend who compete from an Under 7s level through to Under 18s. The League is supported by 1100 coaches, 150 referees and thousands more volunteers and spectators.


In his role as founder of KiDs of Bolton, long serving Wanderers star Kevin and his wife Emma have been working heavily with BBDFL to tackle the issue of the lack of wet-weather footballing facilities in the town.


KiDs of Bolton is a local charity set up in 2010 to help improve sporting facilities for those under the age of 18 that live in and around the Bolton area. Both KiDs of Bolton and BBDFL work tirelessly to give something back to the Bolton community by helping youngsters who otherwise would not find a way in life due to the hardships they may face.


Warren Barlow, BBDFL Chairman, explained that it is through Kevin and BBDJFL sharing these same aims and objectives that discussions opened for him becoming their Honorary Patron.


"We strongly believe that Kevin, who is the talisman for Bolton and doing so much for this town with his charity KiDs of Bolton, was the only candidate we wanted to be the patron of our league."


"Through working with Kevin in the past, we know that this will be a mutually beneficial relationship – we hope to compliment, support and assist Kevin in his own charity work and he will offer invaluable guidance and support to our league and members."


"My colleagues and I on the league committee are over the moon that he said yes and we look forward to working together in the future to continue working towards improving the football and footballing facilities available to the young people of our town."


In his capacity as Honorary Patron, Kevin will be involved with fundraising and campaigning as well as using his knowledge and understanding in the game to help outline the medium and long term objectives for BBDFL.


Speaking after accepting his position as Honorary Patron for BBDFL, Kevin said "'I am delighted to be working closely with the Bolton, Bury and District Football League to develop the growth of grassroots football in my home town and surrounding areas."


"Having lived in Bolton for nine years and watched my son develop through the league it excites me to be able to bring my knowledge and experience to this fantastic organisation. Working together we will be able to progress the league and also the facilities available to kids that love football."


The BBDFL are a partner league to Bolton Wanderers and have built local links with the Club as well as being supported by BWFC throughout the season including the use of the Reebok Stadium and academy facilities for their Cup Finals and were awarded the national title of Charter Standard League of the Year in 2010.


SKD small


 

Posted: 20/07/12 11:42

Free aid to running youth football teams

Dear coaches



An easier way to run youth football has recently grabbed my attention.


I am going to trial it using our Under 16s team at ladybridge, so wanted to let you know as it could help you run and organise your team better


It's a website called Commentary Box and it helps with the day-to-day running of youth football teams.


During a demonstration I was impressed by the quality and the range of features on offer - plus the website is private and secure with only people you allow to see information, able to see information.


I would recommend it as a great choice for running youth football teams.


The website is free to use which includes a free text messaging system, chat team set ups, match reports etc and will shortly be able to be embedded into your own websites.


Why not give it a go, as in these times when we are so busy and teams struggle with costs of running a team this little application may be able to take away some of the burden


Check out the site and see if it is able to help you out


You can even test sign up one of your teams first and try it out. 



I have attached a pdf which gives an overview of the website. To sign up your team go to www.commentarybox.co.uk.



Please let me know if you have any questions.


Alternatively, if you need help setting up you can contact Commentary Box direct at hello@commentarybox or call 0845 3194801.


Link to PDF below:

http://www.bbdjfl.org/admin/documents/CommentaryBox.pdf


 

Posted: 21/02/12 09:32

Sports First Aid Kits - Bolton & Bury League Special Offer

'Infact Medical' for club first aid kits. 


The service is good & the prices are absolutely spot on.
 
I spoke to the owner & told him about the numerous other clubs in our league & he said that he'd happy to give our member clubs a 25% discount on their orders.


So there is no excuse for not having an up to date medical kit.


See the attached flyer for full details


http://www.bbdjfl.org/admin/documents/Infact%20Medical.pdf


 

Posted: 10/09/11 17:07

BBDFL Newspaper

Please se the attached link which gives you an insight into the twitter discusions currently going on in relation to grassroots football, your kids your say and coaching advice


http://paper.li/BBDJFL/1307798661



 

Posted: 11/06/11 16:31

FA Charter Standard League of the year 2010

McDonalds


THE FA COMMUNITY AWARDS - FA CHARTER STANDARD LEAGUE WINNER


The BBDFL were confirmed as the North West Winners of the FA Charter Standard League Award sponsored by McDonalds in May this year.


Members of the league then received invitations to the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday 8th August 2010, when Jake Humphries (BBC anchor for formula 1 coverage) announced to a large audience of grassroots volunteers, key individuals from the sponsors McDonalds and their guests, that the Bolton, Bury and District Football League had been selected as the National Charter Standard League of the Year 2010. 


Also in attendance were many key individuals from the game of football to present the awards and assist with the days proceedings, these included, Sir Trevor Brooking, Sir Geoff Hurst, Sir Bobby Charlton, Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush, Pat Jennings, Lee Sharpe and Scott Minto.


The Chairman Warren Barlow was then invited onto the Wembley pitch at Half time to formally receive the award in front of the crowd.


Warren accepted the trophy on behalf of all the people who are and have been involved in some way in shaping the grassroots football landscape in the Bolton, Bury and District area.We would like to thank everybody for their efforts including the FA, the County FA staff and McDonalds for recognising the work we all do.


This is a tremendous achievement and testamount to the hard work and dedication, all in the league have shown over the years.


                                                                    FA

Posted: 10/08/10 10:31

BBDJFL receives National Recognition

Please click here to read the full story

Posted: 22/02/10 18:15