With the 2012/13 campaign now officially concluded, the Club's Presentation Evening will provide the perfect opportunity for everybody to reflect on another successful season at Church Lane. Players and officials from the two senior sides will be in attendance on Saturday 18th May for the event which takes place in the Clubhouse from around 7.30pm. Once the formalities have taken place, a buffet and refreshments will be available. It promises to be a great night and with free entrance, it is hoped that supporters turn out in good numbers to salute the respective team's achievements.
Reserves finish in 3rd
In their final game of the season, the reserves bid to finish as runners up in The North West Counties Football League unfortunately failed. Despite goals from Ross Needham, Jamie Kay and Andrew Ramwell, Wigan Robin Park triumphed 4-3 to ensure that Rick Adrio's side finished in a very creditable third position behind Champions Padiham and Irlam.
Reserve team update
The reserves need a victory in their last game of the North West Counties Football League season to secure runners up spot. They had the opportunity to clinch second place on Saturday but due to call ups to the first team, a primarily young side drew 1-1 against Barnoldswick Town with Luke Podmore scoring for The Millers..
After securing The Derbyshire Divisional Cup in dramatic style in mid April, Rick Adrio’s side suffered a late season injury crisis which decimated the playing squad and left them without the services of several key personnel at a critical stage of proceedings.
Crucial back to back losses against Irlam and eventual Champions Padiham scuppered their chances of securing the NWCFL Divisional title but it also gave the opportunity for members of the Club’s successful youth team such as Jack Emmerson and Francis Hill to make their debuts in senior football.
The side’s last game of the season takes place on Wednesday evening ( 8th May ) when they entertain Wigan Robin Park at Church Lane, kick off 7.45pm. It gives the fans chance to show their appreciation and thanks to the players and management for providing some wonderful entertainment over the course of the 2012/13 campaign.
Millers Club - April Winners
April's Millers Club draw was made last weekend and the lucky winners were -
£100 - Number 1 - Alan Barrow
£50 - Number 3 - David Heathcote
The next draw will take place on Saturday 25th May
2012 / 13 Evo-Stik NPL Play Offs
Last Tuesday evening’s 3-2 victory at Radcliffe Borough ensured the first team’s participation in the end of season play-offs.
The Club's opponents will not be known until after the last NPL Division One North round of fixtures this coming Saturday and supporters are advised to check the Club's website, Twitter page or local media outlets for full confirmation.
The dates for these games will be as follows -
The Semi-Finals will be played on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May with kick off being at 3pm. The team finishing in second position will host the side finishing fifth whilst third plays fourth in the other game. As a positive result has to be obtained on the day, extra time and penalties will be played if required.
The two winners will then contest the Final which will be played on Friday 10th May at 7.45pm with the highest placed finalist having home advantage. Again extra time and penalties could decide the outcome.
If any of the above games are played at Church Lane, supporters should note that they will be “all-pay” fixtures and that 2012/13 season tickets will not be valid at the turnstiles
Roy’s Rallying Call
As the Evo Stik NPL Division One North season reaches its conclusion, New Mills manager Roy Soule has issued a rallying call to local residents to come out and support his side in their quest for success.
After playing half of their League fixtures in the last two months alone, The Millers sit handily placed to secure an end of season play-off place. The manager, who has built an experienced and exciting squad during his tenure, is fully appreciative of the fans backing “ There is no doubt that the players appreciate the support given to them especially as we are now in the business end of the season. Home and away, the backing we receive is fantastic. I can think of several games this season where we have scored late goals to win games and that is because of the fans backing and vocal support. "
" We have two midweek home fixtures of the regular season remaining and I would urge the locals to come out in force and back the team, Club and town in general. I understand that New Mills are already playing at their highest level in the non-league football pyramid so we are just a few wins away from taking the Club to heights that nobody would have believed possible just a few years ago."
" Promotion could mean so much to the community and the town of New Mills in general as it will gain recognition around the country as the scores are broadcast on national television on a weekly basis. There is also the added incentive of prospective derby matches with Buxton to hopefully look forward to. "
" We have a squad of players here that are the envy of many Clubs. They are here because they buy into what we are trying to achieve and they can see the potential of this Club. Everyone here is working so hard to achieve our goals. The players, the committee, the groups of volunteers who fill their hours doing work to benefit the Club."
" I am now calling on the people of New Mills to get behind us and play your part as you can genuinely make the difference. I urge you to turn out in your numbers, drag friends, beg people to attend, do whatever you can to swell the gates and our support, and as a team, a Club, a town and a community we can give this promotion push our best efforts. "
" With admission to Church Lane being one of the cheapest in Division One North which includes the ongoing " Kids for a Quid " campaign, fans can help play their part by turning up to the home games next week - against Farsley ( Monday 29th April ) and Radcliffe Borough ( Wednesday 1st May ) – and to hopefully create an atmosphere which can spur the players on."
New Mills Juniors - Guests of Honour
The Club were delighted to have New Mills Juniors Under 11's and Under 12's as their guests of honour on Saturday.
To celebrate both teams successful Championship winning seasons, the players were greeted by first team manager Roy Soule prior to the game. They acted as mascots as The Millers and Harrogate entered the field of play and also did a lap of honour at half time where the healthy crowd showed warm appreciation for the players achievements.
Youth team play at Church Lane on Saturday
With there being no home senior fixture this coming weekend, the youth team have rearranged their final game of the season. The Stockport Metro Junior Football League contest against Hillgate Boys will take place at Church Lane on Saturday afternoon with kick off being at 3pm.
Prior to Monday night's game against Salford City, North West Counties Football League Management Committee Representative Ian Williams was on hand to present Rick Adrio and Callum Firth with their monthly awards.
Rick won The Reserve Division Manager of the Month, sponsored by Rampant Energy Drinks, for February and March.
Whilst Callum won March's Reserve Division Goalkeeper Of The Month sponsored by Reusch.
Change of venue / date
Due to the recent decision to extend The NPL season by a week, supporters should please take note of the following changes -
Thursday 2nd May - the special game to celebrate New Mills Juniors fortieth anniversary has been moved back twenty four hours due to the rearranged first team fixture against Radcliffe Borough.
A Manchester City Academy side, coached by Paul Power, will provide the opposition in a game kicking off at Church Lane at 5.30pm.
Saturday 4th May - the first team's Division One North fixture against Curzon Ashton will take place at Bower Fold, the home of Stalybridge Celtic. Curzon couldn't host the game as scheduled on the new date due to long standing prior arrangements and had to seek an alternative venue.
The full address of the ground is -
Get well soon Andy
The Club would like to send their best wishes to Salford's player manager Andy Heald after he was stretchered off during Monday night's game. Andy suffered a serious achilles tendon rupture and will be undergoing an operation in the very near future to repair the damage.
Everybody at Church Lane hopes that Andy makes a full and swift recovery from his injury which will enable him to continue his playing career next season.
Youth team win League
The Club's youth team secured The Stockport Metro Junior Football League Under 17/18's Division Two Championship on Sunday morning with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Poynton Vipers.
Speaking after the game, manager Michael Adrio was full of praise for the youngsters - " Football is a game of results. Good results and all is well. Bad results and all is hell. Well, sometimes the results don't say it all. The most impressive thing about this set of young men is how quickly they bonded. It's as if they've been playing together for years. They already play some nice fluid football with great desire and attitude. They work hard for one another and the club, and behave in a professional manner which is a pleasure to see. They make my job easy, and I can't wait to see how they develop. Their success in the league this year is nothing less than they deserve, and I have no doubt that some of these young men will enjoy fruitful careers in football. Hopefully, here at New Mills Football Club. "
As recognition for their achievement, the players will be the Club's guests of honour at the first team game against Farsley on Monday 29th April.
Please sponsor Carlos
First team skipper Carlos Meakin is one of around 40,000 runners participating in The Bupa Great Manchester Run which takes place in and around the city centre on Sunday 26th May.
Whilst the 10 kilometre course will undoubtedly help in maintaining his fitness during the close season, Carlos's main priority is to raise valuable funds for his chosen charity, Francis House Children’s Hospice.
Francis House, situated in Didsbury, provides professional care, support and friendship for children and young adults suffering from life threatening conditions. They need to raise around £3.3 million every year to keep the facility operational.
Carlos's aim is to raise a minimum of £1,000 for Francis House and if anybody wishes to support Carlos in his endeavours, there is an opportunity to sponsor him electronically via his Just Giving page which can be found at the link - http://www.justgiving.com/Carlos-Meakin
Alternatively Carlos will be more than happy to take any sponsorship monies in person at any of the remaining first team matches this season.
Early Bird Season Ticket Offer
As one season draws to a close, thoughts are already turning towards the next and the Club can announce that it is giving the opportunity to supporters to reserve their 2013/14 season tickets.
Prior to the last Saturday Division One North game of the regular season against Harrogate Railway Athletic, those supporters wishing to reserve their ticket can do so by paying a deposit of £50. Club officials will be situated in the committee room by the turnstiles from 1pm onwards to take the monies.
As in previous years, whilst no definitive pricing structure can be announced until the constitution of The Evo-Stik Northern Premier League has been decided upon, the Club guarantees that any supporter who reserves their season ticket before the end of the current campaign will receive a discount once the prices for next season have been fixed.
Supporters Player of the Year
Also prior to Saturday's game against Harrogate, supporters will be able to vote for their Player Of The Year. Voting slips will be available from the turnstiles and from the committee room and after such a decent season, the vote is likely to be a close one with many worthy candidates.
Anybody who is unable to make the game can alternatively email their vote to Club Secretary Duncan Hibbert at email@example.com or via the Club’s Twitter page, @newmillsafc.
The result of the vote will be announced at The Club's Annual Presentation Evening on Saturday 18th May.
Millers win Derbyshire Divisional Cup
Thursday 11th April
Derbyshire FA Divisional Cup North
New Mills Reserves 5 Dove Holes 4
New Mills won The Derbyshire Divisional Cup for the ninth time as they beat holders Dove Holes in a thrilling final at Silverlands on Thursday evening.
After a tight opening to the game, the two sides traded goals just after the half hour mark. Dove took the lead when Aaron Maund rose unchallenged at the back post to nod home a corner but this was quickly cancelled out after New Mills were awarded a penalty. Charlie Vize was adjudged to have felled Ryan McDermott in the area and Dave Wilde confidently dispatched the spot kick. Dove keeper Stuart Lindsay ensured the two teams went in level at the break as he denied Ross Needham with a fine low reflex save.
The Millers started the second half on the front foot and had a very good shout for another penalty turned down by referee Mr Webb after Dave Wilde was flattened by a crude looking challenge. That decision didn't affect the players though as they scored two goals in as many minutes through the strike pairing of Nick Wood and Ross Needham to give New Mills a crucial advantage.
Wood then missed a glorious opportunity to effectively seal the game for Rick Adrio's side but shot over a gaping goal. Almost immediately, the experienced Ray Dwolitka halved the deficit with a chip over Callum Firth who couldn't prevent the ball going in despite getting a good hand to it. The game was then turned completely on its head three minutes later when the young keeper was beaten again by a neat move down the right which was finished off by a close range effort by Ryan Doxey.
After his earlier miss, striker Nick Wood redeemed himself in the perfect manner with ten minutes of the pulsating cup tie remaining when he capitalised on a poor clearance by Stuart Lindsay and found the top corner with a fantastic dipping shot from thirty yards which would have proved to a more than fitting winner. Back came Dove though as the momentum of the game changed again when substitute Stephen Bentley scrambled the ball home from Ray Dwolitka's cross.
With no extra time due to be played and a penalty shoot out looming on the horizon, New Mills grabbed the winner in the eighty eighth minute. Although the last touch seemed to come off Dove defender Daniel Ball, Nick Wood was officially credited with the goal after the game as his initial header was deemed to have been on target.
The holders couldn't reply again in the short time remaining and Mr Webb's final whistle sparked wild celebrations amongst the New Mills players and management team.
Skipper Jamie Kay lifted The Derbyshire FA Divisional North Cup to round off a thoroughly entertaining evening from which both teams deserve great credit for putting on such a spectacle for a crowd well in excess of 300.
Dove Holes FC - Lindsay (GK), Burnham(c), J.Vize, Murcott, Ball, Heywood, C.Vize, S.Doxey, Dwolitka, Maund, High. Subs: Hibbert, Brown, Bentley, R.Doxey, Dickenson.
New Mills Reserves - Callum Firth, Andy Graham, Luke Podmore, David Wilde, Jordan Cooper, Jamie Kay(c), Ben Higginbottom, Alex Adrio, Nick Wood, Ross Needham, Ryan McDermott. Subs: James Kelly, Daniel Wyatt, Daniel Wilson, James Fairbrother, James Taylor ( GK )
Pictures from the games can be viewed on the below links -
The Club would like to thank The Buxton Advertiser and The Derbyshire FA for allowing their pictures to be reproduced.
Title could be won this Sunday
New Mills U18 v Poynton Vipers U18
Sunday 14th April, at Church Lane kick off 10:15
The New Mills U18 team has been run this season in conjunction with New Mills Juniors and New Mills AFC, we see it as a stepping stone for local players to move into senior football. Mike Adrio and Rick Pyte have done a fantastic job stearing the lads into a formidable position at the top of the table with games in hand. A win on Sunday will make it mathematically possible for the league to be won with two/three games in hand.
The home record is outstanding with not a point dropped all season and only losing two games in the league all season. There are a number of local lads playing in this side that have the ability and potential to progress to the First team for the Millers and make a strong impact at the club.
Please come along and support the lads on Sunday and watch the talent for the future at Church Lane, kick off at 10.15am with refreshments on sale.
Carlos named in Team of the Year
Congratulations to Carlos Meakin who was deservedly named in The Division One North Team of the Year at Sunday’s Evo Stik Northern Premier League Presentation Evening.
The team, which was selected by the managers of the other twenty one sides in the Division, unsurprisingly featured a number of players from high flying Skelmersdale United.
The team in full was – 1 - Sam Ashton, 2 - Lewis Field, 3 - Louis Corrigan, 4 - Tom Hardwick ( All Skelmersdale United ), 5 - Nia Bayunu (Trafford), 6 - Carlos Meakin (New Mills), 7 - Sam Walker (Curzon Ashton), 8 - Gary Stopforth (Ramsbottom United), 9 - Kristian Dennis (Curzon Ashton),10 - Michael Oates (Trafford), 11 - Lee Gaskell (Ramsbottom United).
Callum named Goalkeeper of the Month
The accolades continue to flow for the reserves as The North West Counties Football League have named Callum Firth as The Reserve Division Goalkeeper of the Month for March.
Upon awarding Callum, The NWCFL commented “After spells at Oldham Athletic as a trainee and local team Dove Holes of the Hope Valley Premier League, Callum joined The Millers at the start of this campaign.
He has made great strides forward in his performance levels and all round game and has now become a key performer for the reserves. He is an excellent shot stopper, has superb distribution skills, and over the course of the season has made several key saves to help maintain The Millers amazing run of seventeen successive wins in League and Cup games from the end of September up to the end of March.
Callum’s consistent displays were a feature of the team’s performances in the month of March, where they won all four of their games, with Callum keeping clean sheets in two of the games and only conceding one goal in each of the other two. “
Deadline day signings
Manager Roy Soule added a number of players to the first team squad prior to March's transfer deadline.
Richard Battersby - Vastly experienced player who is equally comfortable in either defence or midfield. Signed from Radcliffe Borough, Richard can include Stalybridge Celtic, Altrincham and Northwich Victoria amongst his former Clubs.
Nicky Platt – Midfielder signed from Nantwich Town prior to March’s transfer deadline but best known for his spell at FC United of Manchester where he made over 130 appearances. Nicky shot to nationwide prominence in 2010 after scoring goals against Rochdale and Brighton and Hove Albion during FC United’s FA Cup run which resulted in them reaching The Second Round.
Goalkeepers Karl Stone, who played in the 2-1 victory at Lancaster City and Martin Campbell were added as cover to regular custodian David Stevenson.
Coach Paul Armstrong also put pen to paper after recovering from a long term injury as did highly rated youngster Kane Wallwork
Frustrating week for the reserves
The reserves endured a frustrating week as firstly their scheduled game against Wigan Robin Park was postponed on two separate occasions and then their fantastic winning sequence was finally ended on Saturday.
The home NWCFL game against Wigan should have originally taken place last Wednesday but was postponed following an accident on The M6 which prevented the visitors from travelling. The fixture was quickly rearranged for twenty four hours later but again was called off as this time Wigan couldn't raise a side. A decision about whether the game will be replayed will be decided by The NWCFL Management Committee in due course.
On Saturday, the side travelled to Lancashire to face Padiham in The Divisional Cup Semi Final. With a hectic run of League fixtures to come as well as Thursday night's Derbyshire Cup Final, manager Rick Adrio rotated his squad and left a number of regulars on the substitute bench. A goal in each half was sufficient for Padiham to record a 2-0 victory which saw them progress into the Final and at the same time end The Millers run of seventeen consecutive victories.
The reserve team fixtures this coming week see them entertain Ashton Town at Church Lane on Saturday afternoon before facing a potentially tricky trip to Irlam on Tuesday evening.
Earlier kick off for Final
Those supporters travelling to watch the reserves at Silverlands on Thursday evening for The Derbyshire FA Divisional Cup North are reminded that kick off is at the slightly earlier time of 7.30pm. Extra time and penalties will also be played if required.
March draw winners
The Millers Club draw for March was made over the Easter weekend. The winners were -
£100 - Mrs LM Jones
£50 - Dennis Hassall
Youth team update
In a similar vein to the Club's two senior sides, the youth team have a number of games to fulfil in the coming weeks but are in with a great chance of bringing some silverware to Church Lane.
Despite currently sitting in second place in The Stockport Metro Junior Football League Division Two, they have a significant number of games in hand on all the other teams.
If the weather stays kind in the next few weeks, there is the possibility that some of their midweek fixtures could be played at Church Lane and if that proves to be the case, details will be posted on the Club's website.
Good luck to everybody connected to the youth team for what will be a very hectic month or so.
Manager of the Month
For the second consecutive month and third time this season, The North West Counties Football League have named Rick Adrio as Reserve Division Manager of the Month.
The team maintained their 100% record during March, winning their six competitive matches in two different competitions, which enabled them to continue their pursuit of an unprecedented treble.
Rick will collect his award courtesy of sponsors Rampant Energy Drinks in the coming weeks.
The month’s results in full were -
2nd March - Wigan Robin Park (away) won 2 - 3 (NWCFL Reserve Division Cup Round 1)
4th March - Irlam (home) won 2 - 1
13th March - Glossop North End (away) won 2 - 3 ( NWCFL Reserve Division Cup Round 2 )
16th March - Silsden (home) won 2 - 1
18th March - Cheadle Town (home) won 2 - 0
30th March - Runcorn Linnets (home) won 1 - 0
Seventeen and counting .....
The reserves extended their lead at the top of the North West Counties League to five points following a single goal victory against a stubborn Runcorn Linnets at Church Lane on Saturday.
The only goal of the game came in the opening two minutes of the second half when Ross Needham was felled in the area and referee Mr Durwood had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Needham himself took the penalty and drilled it straight down the middle and through keeper Chris Thompson.
That slender advantage was threatened towards the end of the game, none more so when Runcorn unluckily hit the inside of the post with a shot from distance. With The Millers nearest rivals Padiham and Irlam drawing 1-1, Rick Adrio's side have a nice little cushion at the summit of the table as well as a game in hand on the chasing pack.
The victory was also a fitting reward for the efforts made by several people on Friday afternoon who moved a huge amount of snow from the playing surface which enabled the game to be played.
NPL season extended
On Monday morning, The Board of The Evo Stik Northern Premier League issued a statement announcing that their League season will be extended by a week due to the harsh winter weather.
The full statement issued reads as follows -
The 2012-2013 season has been challenging to all Clubs as they have, on many occasions, been subjected to many postponements due to long spells of bad weather. Recent Arctic conditions causing only one fixture to be played last Saturday compounded what was already an over congested fixture schedule.
As of today [Monday 25 March], the weather does not show any signs of relenting with an expectation that this week’s midweek programme is likely to be decimated due to pitches not being able to recover from the weekend’s snowfall.
The League Board are mindful of the many factors both for and against extending the season by one week. It is however with a responsibility to the welfare of players, extensive midweek travelling and spectators getting to games, that reluctantly the decision has been made to extend the season to include a full round of fixtures on Saturday 4th May.
This decision has not been taken lightly and must not been seen as a precedent for future seasons when perhaps a global disruption such as this season will not be an issue.
Clubs will be advised of a revised fixture schedule later this morning and the League's official website www.evostikleague.co.uk will be updated shortly afterwards.
As a result of this announcement, the Promotion Play-Off dates will also be revised and will be published later.
Subsequently, the dates for The Millers remaining first team matches were confirmed as –
Saturday 30th March - Lancaster City ( A ), KO - 15:00
Monday 1st April - Mossley ( H ), KO - 15:00 ( Easter Monday )
Saturday 6th April - Ossett Town ( H ), KO - 15:00
Monday 08th April - Goole ( H ), KO - 19:45
Wednesday 10th April - Ossett Town ( A ), KO - 19:45
Saturday 13th April - Cammell Laird ( A ), KO - 15:00
Monday 15th April - Salford City ( H ), KO - 19:45
Saturday 20th April - Harrogate Railway ( H ) , KO - 15:00
Tuesday 23rd April - Radcliffe Borough ( A ), KO - 19:45
Saturday 27th April – Clitheroe ( A ), KO - 15:00
Monday 29th April - Farsley ( H ), KO - 19:45
Wednesday 1st May - Radcliffe Borough ( H ), KO - 19:45
Saturday 4th May - Curzon Ashton ( A ), KO - 15:00
As can be seen from the attached picture, Church Lane was fit for only winter sports on Saturday as the scheduled NPL game against Farsley was quickly postponed in the morning. This game has already been rearranged and will take place on Thursday 25th April, kick off 7.45pm.
As the weekend's inclement weather wiped out the vast majority of The NWCFL as well, the reserves game against Irlam on Tuesday evening has had to be cancelled due to a rearranged Irlam first team fixture taking precedence.
Looking slightly further ahead, with the reserves Divisional Cup Semi Final against Padiham being played on Saturday 6th April, this has meant the intended NWCFL fixture against Barnoldswick Town has been put back until Saturday 4th May.
Reserve Division Cup draw
The draw for the Semi Finals of the Reserve Division Cup has been made.
Padiham v New Mills - to be played on Saturday 6th April
Cheadle Town v Silsden or Runcorn Linnets - date to be arranged
Both ties will be played to a finish on the day, with extra time and penalties if needed
Mark Innes = Goal Machine !!
Not only did the Millers fans who made the trip to Ossett on Tuesday evening witness an excellent team performance, they also saw a collectors item by way of a rare goal from Mark Innes.
Mark's late left footed strike, which put the gloss on the 4-1 victory, instantly doubled his tally of New Mills goals. In over one hundred and forty total previous appearances in all competitions, his only other success came on the opening day of The 2010/11 North West Counties Football League campaign in a six goal victory against Ashton Athletic.
The Club have received kind permission from Gary Stansfield and Garforth Toffee via Twitter to use their video footage from last weekend's 2-1 victory at Farsley.
Please click on the links below to view the highlights-
New Mills Football Club are more than happy to publicise The Evo Stik Northern Premier League's footballing charity Kit Aid which embraces the local footballing community in collecting kit for Africa.
The NPL press release is reproduced below -
Footballing charity Kit Aid is on an Easter mission to win the backing of many more Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Clubs thanks to the success of those already collecting unwanted kit for thousands of disadvantaged children around the world.
Last year’s Easter Weekend Collection helped boost their annual haul of donations to nearly 30,000 kits, prompting the Evo-Stik NPL’s official charity partner to launch a fresh recruitment drive to encourage more clubs to become basic collection centres.
As part of an open invitation to Clubs, and to make it as easy as possible to get on board, KitAid is sending specially designed posters to all 66 Evo-Stik NPL clubs for use around their grounds and on their official websites. KitAid say all Clubs have to do is let them know they are taking part and their regional volunteers will do the rest, including collecting any future donations of old or discarded kits.
The more ambitious among recruits are also on the road to be becoming Kit Aid Ambassador clubs like FC United of Manchester, Marine and Witton Albion, rewarded with the special status for their extra efforts on behalf of the charity. In April FCUM are holding their annual Kit Aid Collection Day and Marine are looking forward to another bumper haul this year. In January the Mariners reported that they’d collected nearly 8,000 kits in the previous year and since the start of 2013 have already collected a further 1,092 kits!
Evo-Stik NPL Club’s including Curzon Ashton, Matlock Town, North Ferriby United, Rushall Olympic, Sutton Coldfield Town, Ossett Albion and Ossett Town have all won the charity’s thanks for their efforts so far this season. Fans of Curzon Ashton are the latest to see how much difference the donations can make after youngsters from a school in Kenya made their feelings clear, pictured, with a special banner they made to thanks Blues supporters.
Kit Aid founder Derrick Williams MBE said: “This school has had no outside support before and have not been able to take part in competitive football matches because they have never before had a football kit, or uniforms as they call the kits. Curzon's kit has meant that the school team is now able to take part in a proper league and KitAid would like to thank Curzon Ashton for their support. We hope seeing how much good they can do is a great motivator for all of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League teams to get behind the forthcoming Easter Weekend kit collection.”
Former England manager Graham Taylor OBE is now the patron of the charity which since its foundation in 1998 has sent more than 200,000 donated shirts to under-privileged young footballers in more than 30 countries.
For more information on Kit Aid visit: www.kitaid.net or email Derrick Williams OBE at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transition New Mills
The Club have been pleased to be able to back Transition New Mills’s attempts to raise money for the installation of solar panels at New Mills School.
As part of the national Solar Schools project, New Mills School is looking to raise £12,000 which will enable them to go solar and put clean energy into their classrooms.
Transition New Mills is challenging people to walk to a dozen given viewpoints in and around New Mills and to gain sponsorship in the process which ultimately will be donated to the School.
Various prizes are on offer as part of the challenge and the Club were only too happy to provide tickets for a forthcoming home game by way of a contribution.
Full details can be found at http://www.transitionnewmills.org/page9.htm and http://www.solarschools.org.uk/newmills/
Final date and venue confirmed
The Derbyshire FA have confirmed that the Divisional Cup North Final between New Mills Reserves and Dove Holes will take place at the home of Buxton FC, Silverlands, on Thursday 11th April. Kick off will be at 7.45pm
New Mills Juniors v Manchester City
As part of New Mills Juniors celebrations in their fortieth year, Manchester City are bringing their Under 15's squad to Church Lane.
The Juniors are delighted to be able to welcome City's Academy side who are coached by former Maine Road favourite Paul Power for what is bound to be a great experience and challenge for the New Mills youngsters.
Further details of the game will be announced nearer the time but the fixture has been confirmed to take place at Church Lane on Wednesday 1st May with kick off scheduled to be at 5.30pm
The Millers Club - Monthly Prize Draw
As we approach the toughest time of the season for New Mills AFC with the wintry weather seriously affecting matches, the Club is reintroducing a monthly draw called The Millers Club. As well as paying out prize money each month, any surplus funds will be used to meet the running costs of the Club and to help sustain the excellent brand of football currently on offer at Church Lane.
Whilst being sensitive to cash flow demands immediately after the festive season, the Committee hopes by offering alternative payment methods, supporters will give The Millers Club their full backing and make it a huge success. Membership of The Millers Club costs £15 per month or by making a one off payment of £150 which will enable an annual saving to be made of £30.
Full rules and an entry form can be found on the below attachment and with the first draw being held after the Curzon Ashton game on Saturday 26th January, supporters are encouraged to submit their application as quickly as possible so they are eligible the £100 first prize on offer.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Download Application Form Here
Fair Play Award Presentation
Prior to Saturday's home game against Clitheroe, the Club were officially presented with their Evo Stik Northern Premier League Jungledrum Fair Play Award for October. Pictured from left to right are David Lunn - representative from sponsors Jungledrum, Roy Soule - New Mills first team manager, Ray Coverley - New Mills Chairman and Phil Bradley from The NPL.
Jungledrum's David Lunn was delighted to see another Club rewarded for good behaviour and looking forward to the next round of awards following their sponsorship of fair play this season.
He said: "It's great to visit the different Clubs and to see how proud they are with achieving an award for good behaviour. Jungledrum is proud to be the sponsors of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League's Fair Play awards and are keen to help every club in the League generate new income streams that will help them become stronger, both on and off the field of play."