The ‘Beautiful Game’ is returning to the Cheshire village of Mobberley after several years absence. A new football team for juniors will now once again train and compete within Mobberley and is open to children between the ages of (year2) and (year5).
Steve Done is the man behind the resurgence. After realising there was no current team in Mobberley to send his own 8-year-old son, Alex, he set about rebuilding the club with help from Mobberley Parish Council, like-minded parents and some local sponsors. The team had their first ever training session on September 3rd and the club has been growing in numbers ever since.
Steve Done, the new Coach (and founder!) of Mobberley Junior Football Club, comments; “Having played football myself for more than 25 years and starting at a young age where I was coached by my own father in an extremely successful team, it was always an ambition of mine to one day coach, and with an 8-year-old son the opportunity is now! Having the support of local businesses makes a big difference as it supports the community, helps keep the club vibrant and has meant we can support the next generation of players!”
The success of the club so far has meant that a first team has been put together, and will be fielded with the original name of ‘Mobberley Rangers’ and they hope to join local leagues for the 2017/18 season. Tim Bird owner of the Bulls Head in Mobberley, who will be the main shirt sponsors for the club, commented: “We’re thrilled to be involved and playing our part to help bring back part of Mobberley’s sporting history. We have some framed photos of the old Mobberley Rangers teams hanging in the Bulls Head and seeing Steve’s great efforts and passion inspired us to help him bring football back to the village along with other local businesses such as our pub electricians PCB.”
To register your interest in the team or for more information please visit their website www.mobberleyfc.co.uk, or simply turn up on Saturday, at Ilfords Pitch, Ilfords Way in Mobberley, Cheshire. Training sessions take place every Saturday morning between 10am and 12pm.