Bolton Bury & District Football League
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
CMB - All teams
Daisy Hill - All Teams
De La Salle - All Teams
Deans - All Teams
Elton and Walshaw
Farnworth Fc - 3 teams
FC Strikerz - 24 teams
Heaton Dene - All teams
Highfield - All teams
Hindley Town - U11s and U17s
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
Pennington - All teams
Phoenix - All teams
Prestwich - All teams
Prestwich Marauders - All teams
Ringley Park Rangers - 3 teams
St Andrews U11
Swinton FC U17
Tika Taka - 5 teams
Tonge Fc - 2 teams
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
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
Or tweet me on either
Referee Development OfficerPosted: 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.
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
WarrenPosted: 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 email@example.comPosted: 11/07/14 16:21
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.
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.
Football Development Officer - Women & Girls
Lancashire Football Association
The County Ground | Thurston Road | Leyland | PR25 2LF
T 01772 624000 | F 01772 624700
Registered in England: 3760324 | VAT Registration Number: 175 0589 45Posted: 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted: 28/06/14 09:34
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.
email@example.comPosted: 08/06/14 13:51
Blackburn Rovers FA Girls Centre of Excellence trials- 2014/15
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call 01772 624 000
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
- 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.ukPosted: 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.
"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.
"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
Posted: 19/05/14 05:50
LFA U18s Representative Squad
Lancashire FA U18s representative squad details and nomination forms can be found here
(copy and paste into browser)
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:
Telephone: 01772 624000
Should you have any queries regarding the County Youth Representative team, please do not hesitate to contact the Association.
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 Competition. Not 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements,
if you have not confirmed your numbers in advance I will not be able to issue your Trophies.
Church Road Pavilion
Please see the attached information via this link regards use of 3G facilities.
(paste into browser if link doesnt work)
Posted: 23/04/14 16:47
Application forms for the BBDFL season 2014/15 are now on the league website at
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
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?
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 BarlowPosted: 21/04/14 10:29
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
Posted: 10/04/14 06:45
Free kits available
Need a new kit?
then try the Premier League Players Kit Scheme
applications now open
Posted: 07/04/14 14:00
let them play
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
ChrisPosted: 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 email@example.com and tell us details about the match and who played and scorelinePosted: 06/03/14 11:47
TEXT 70070 and do what you can
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
That's it, nothing else nothing more and £1 would be so appreciated.
Read this, because this tells you why.
Do-able? Yes if we pull together
Also check out this poster for details on how you can text a donation
Please do what you canPosted: 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.
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.
Free aid to running youth football teams
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
Posted: 10/09/11 17:07
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
Posted: 11/06/11 16:31
FA Charter Standard League of the year 2010
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.
Posted: 10/08/10 10:31