Silsden AFC
Seniors, Juniors, & Ladies Working Together


A warm welcome to our Second October Sponsors, Members and Supporters Newsletter

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Senior Football
Saturday 13th saw us on our second home game on the trot against high flyers Runcorn Town and a 5-0 defeat showed why they are high flyers.
The midweek game saw us home again hosting Squires Gate and after being 1-0 down came out deservedly 2-1 winners.
Saturday 20th, again at home to Ashton Athletic resulted in a 4-0 win, another hat trick from Garrod

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Junior Results
October 14th The Under 7`s Silsden Dragons beat Sutton Rogues 8-3 Theo Lloys 3, Riyad Ali 3 & Jake Welford 2
October 21st Game 1 under 7`s Dragons were at home again and drew 4-4 v Keighley Shamrocks.
Game 2 under 7`s Dragons again at home again and won 7 - 5 v Keighley Shamrocks

First win of the season for Under 15`s Silsden Whites 4 v 1 Salts Tigers Goals from Ben Smith x 2, Steve Green and an OG.
A very keenly fought game, Silsden going 2-0 up in 1st half after forcing an OG then followed quickly up by a cross from Steve Green which set up Ben perfectly to score on the half volley from 10 yds into roof of net. Salts then pulled 1 back just before half time to leave it on a knife edge. Silsden soon calmed nerves in second half when Steve Green curled a free kick from just outside corner of the box into the far corner to make it 3-1, then Ben picked up ball about 30yds out towards corner of box on right, took on 2 defenders with strong run to score a low finish into bottom corner from 10yds under strong pressure. Managed to hold out for last 10-15 minutes despite a strong come back from Salts. Had chances to score others too, Aiden Kelly hit post and Junaid Khalil went close with a couple. MOM Louis McGeachie for strong defensive performance.

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Volunteers Wanted
We need volunteers to help on match days if you know anyone who could spare a couple of hours. Just general marshalling, with such a small committee we do not have enough of us to cope.

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Ground Update
Well the new paddock floodlight post hole has been dug and all the electrics are ready, we just need some decent weather to put them up.
A courtesy gate hole has been started in the car park next to the disabled parking area and is awaiting completion and a gate hanging, should be this week.

Fund raising has begun by each of our 26 junior sides to raise their share of the £8, 000 plus cost of the new pitch and training area on the far side of the main pitch. It is hoped that work will begin in Spring next year in readiness for the 2013/14 season. Please support them in their money raising efforts.

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Junior News

The goalposts are being painted on a day over the October half term holidays next week , please help if you can.
Still urgently required, a coach to run an established Under 9`s Team.

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Forthcoming Event News

"Band Night" is going to be a new regular event at the sports club and our first one under this banner is Saturday 17th November and features local band, "Night Patrol". Tickets on sale now at various venues and the sports club bar are priced at only £5
This event is going to be run by the under 19`s who will also be selling tickets. http://www.nightpatrolrocks.co.uk/

Dom Creed will organise the clubs Christmas parties this year, Friday 21st for adults and for the younger junior members Sunday 23rd December, up to 8s from 1.00 till 3.00 and up to 11s from 3.30 to 5.30. Bring your brothers and sisters, gran and granddad, the more the merrier
I`m sure Dom would be grateful for any help but going by the success of last years Halloween, he`s well on top of it.

Another date for your diary, January 12th 2013 when "Band Night" will stage the live local group “Audio Test Pilots” www.audiotestpilots.co.uk
Contact - [email protected] 0779 250 1032 our new entertainments officer.

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For Sale or Swap or Wanted

Help your club, get involved in spending a few hours at the ground or raising funds or even just fund raising ideas.

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Angel Telecom Offer
Apple iPhone 5 is now in stock from our sponsor, so if you have an iPhone 3 or 4 and want a 5, even if you are in a contract just contact Angel Telecom on 01274 758 021 for a fair deal.


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Sponsor Support
This newsletter we would like to showcase another one of our loyal sponsors "The Nightingale @ Eastburn" offers classical dinning on our doorstep. It opens daily from 12.00 for great food, all day, every day. www.thenightingale.uk.com 01535 653 000


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AFC SuperDraw

The October SuperDraw will be drawn this month with prizes as follows;
1st Prize - £145 - 2nd Prize - £80 - 3rd Prize - £55 - 4th Prize - £30
Join now to be in with a chance of winning one of the 4 prizes on offer each and every month. The money collected is divided between the Millennium building and ground maintenance fund and the prizes.
If you are a junior parent & take 2 numbers you do not pay £2.50 match fees & have a chance of winning 4 cash prizes.

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Contact Us
Have you something you want to add to the newsletter, a question, a fact, an anecdote, just email to [email protected]
If you have a question or indeed a problem regarding your club and you need an answer contact:
Junior secretary – Jules Lloyd [email protected]
Senior secretary – John Barclay [email protected]

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Diary - Anything to Add?
November 3rd - Silsden AFC v AFC Liverpool
November 17th - Band Night featuring Night Patrol
December 21st - Parents Christmas Party Extravaganza
December 23rd - Juniors Christmas Party Extravaganza
January 12th – Live Music @ the Sports “Audio Test Pilots”
June 8th & 9th - Junior Six a Side
September 7th 2013 - Grand Summer Ball
You can add your event here.

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Sports Club Advert
Members & sponsors of Silsden AFC get a great reduction on hiring the Sports Club, For a limited period £50 hire. We have our own sound system for CD`s or iPod`s, saving you around £190 on a dj. C ontact our facilities manager Eddie Sessford 07852 255 551

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Club Situations Vacant-Still Needed
We are offering the post of Silsden AFC Youth Development officer.
The successful candidate must hold their their UAFA – B Licence or be taking it.
This voluntary post will be answerable directly to the club chairman and will act on a pre planned itinerary. With over 200 children signed on last season the post will be a rewarding position for the right candidate who will be able to work with the 2 goal keeping coaches we already have. Apply directly to the Chairman [email protected] with your details.
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