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TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE
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Saturday 5th August

FA Cup

AFC St Austell15:00Bridport
Bradford Town15:00Odd Down (BATH)
Bridgwater Town15:00Keynsham Town
Brislington15:00Sherborne Town
Buckland Athletic15:00Bodmin Town
Cadbury Heath15:00Longwell Green Sports
Cheddar15:00Willand Rovers
Chipping Sodbury Town15:00Brackley Town Saints
Clevedon Town15:00Bitton
Horndean15:00Melksham Town
Shepton Mallet15:00Tavistock
Street15:00Hallen
Wellington15:00Hengrove Athletic
Wells City15:00Cribbs

First Division

Almondsbury15:00Chippenham Park
Bristol Telephones15:00Bishop Sutton
Chard Town15:00Warminster Town
Corsham Town15:00Calne Town
Malmesbury Victoria15:00Portishead Town
Radstock Town15:00Wincanton Town
Roman Glass St George15:00Bishops Lydeard
Welton Rovers15:00Ashton and Backwell Utd
Westbury United15:00Oldland Abbotonians

Premier Division

First Division

Latest News

FA Cup

The eagerly awaited FA draws have been published and disappointingly the FA Cup extra-preliminary round ties include no less than nine all Toolstation Western League ties, to be played on August 5 writes Media and Press Officer Kerry Miller.

Arguably the juicest match up is the furthest west where Buckland Athletic entertain SW Peninsula League Bodmin Town, who have been in the last five Cornish Senior Cup finals, winning four of them.

Buckland will look forward to a bumper crowd at Homers Heath where Ellis Laight’s squad will be looking to advance as well as pocketing a handy £1,500.

There are two real local derbies with Bradford Town entertaining Odd Down and Cadbury Heath home to Longwell Green Sports. Bradford will be hoping to build on last season’s FA Vase run which ended in dramatic fashion at the hands of Southall, while Sports will be able to walk to Springfield for their game which should also attract a good attendance.

The league welcome back Bridgwater Town after their relegation from the Southern League and the Robins begin their campaign under the new management team of Karl Baggaley and Dave Pearse with a home tie with the Canaries from Keynsham Town.

Keynsham’s neighbours Brislington are home to Dorset side Sherborne Town, who suffered relegation to Division One last May and they swap places with Division One champions Wellington, who have been drawn at home to runners-up Hengrove Athletic, although due to the Somerset side sharing the ground with the cricket club, the tie may well be played in Bristol.

Street are looking at a tilt at the Premier Division title as well as a good FA Cup run and Richard Fey and Nathan Rudge have been given a home tie at the Tannery Ground against Hallen, who just avoided the drop while the Somerset side were pipped at the post by champions Bristol Manor Farm.

Not far away Cheddar are home to Willand Rovers at the ‘Theatre of Cheese’ and Wells City have home advantage at the same time, against Cribbs FC.

The final all Western League clash is at the Hand Stadium where Clevedon Town take on Bitton.

Shepton Mallet have the unenviable task of once again entertaining SW Peninsula League champions Tavistock, who won 6-1 in the Vase at Old Wells Road last September, while Chipping Sodbury Town must be thinking that the FA have mixed them up with Chipping Norton as they have been drawn at home to Brackley Town Saints, who ply their trade in the Hellenic League from distant Northamptonshire.

Two member clubs with awkward away trips are Melksham Town, who go to Wessex League Horndean and Bridport, who have a long trip to Cornwall to face St Austell.

Les Phillips Cup

The draw for the Preliminary and First Round matches of the Les Phillips Cup was made at the AGM last night and was as follows:

PRELIMINARY ROUND
Cadbury Heath v Bishop Sutton
Hengrove Athletic v Almondsbury
Roman Glass St George v Chard Town
Bridport v Keynsham Town
Hallen v Radstock Town
Calne Town v Bradford Town
Chippenham Park v Longwell Green Sports
Malmesbury Victoria v Bishops Lydeard
Bitton v Welton Rovers
Clevedon Town v Wincanton Town

FIRST ROUND
Oldland Abbotonians v Chippenham Park or Longwell Green Sports
Malmesbury Victoria or Bishops Lydeard v Portishead Town
Ashton & Backwell Utd v Shepton Mallet
Warminster Town v Cheddar
Brislington v Sherborne Town
Hengrove Athletic or Almondsbury v Bitton or Welton Rovers
Odd Down (Bath) v Melksham Town
Bristol Telephones v Devizes Town
Bridport or Keynsham Town v Willand Rovers
Wellington v Westbury United
Buckland Athletic v Corsham Town
Street v Calne Town or Bradford Town
Cadbury Heath or Bishop Sutton v Roman Glass St George or Chard Town
Bridgwater Town v Chipping Sodbury Town
Hallen or Radstock Town v Wells City
Cribbs v Clevedon Town or Wincanton Town

FIRST TEAM PHYSIO NEEDED

Corsham Town Football First Team are seeking a physio to support them in the forthcoming 2017/2018 football season.

The ideal candidate will be a graduate Physiotherapist/Sports Therapist; however, student profiles will be considered. The post would suit a hardworking, enthusiastic individual with an interest in sports medicine who is seeking to further their experience base in a sporting environment.

This is an ideal opportunity to become part of a proficient Western League Club who have ambitious plans to develop a strong community based club supporting players of all ages and abilities.

This is a voluntary position in keeping with the amateur status of the club, out of pocket expenses will be covered.

The duties will be to cover match days and occasional trainings

- Our first team play on Saturdays as well as numerous midweek fixtures(Tuesday/Wednesdays)
- Costs covered to replace medical supplies/resources
- Travel to away games provided

To apply please contact Chris Perry at chrisperry1964@gmail.com or Jamie Harrison at jamieharrisonctfc@gmail.com with your CV and a covering note.

Physio Wanted

Keynsham Town are looking to appoint a Physiotherapist to join our First Team. The post would suit a hardworking, enthusiastic individual with an interest in sports medicine who is seeking to further their experience base in a sporting environment. Anyone interested should contact Club Secretary Julian French on 07814 609853 or jules1233@live.com

Annual Convention

Annual Convention.

The Western League Annual Convention took place at the Palace Hotel in Torquay from Friday 19th May to Sunday 21st May. Congratulations to all the award winners.

Photos of the the award winners courtesy of John Cuthbertson can be VIEWED HERE

The Podcast

Podcast.
The last podcast of this season features an interview with Darren Perrin, looking back on his Melksham sides epic Les Phillips Cup win. Tom Hiscott and Ian Nockolds also look back on some of their favourite memories from the season.

Missed one of our Podcasts? You can find them all by following this link

New Android App Now Available

Android App.
The Android version of our league app is now available on the Google Play Store. And it's FREE!

Keep up to date with all the latest fixtures and results for the Toolstation Western Football League. Follow your favourite Western League club with the 'Clubhouse' giving you their last result and their next fixture. Get directions to the match at the touch of a button using your devices maps app. Find information about all the Western League clubs including admission prices, kick off times and contact details.

Our thanks to Cocoon Development for writing and developing both our apps.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APP

125th Anniversary

welton rovers.
Started in 1892 the Western League will be celebrating 125 Years of football next season. This photo is of Welton Rovers from the 1913-14 Season and we are looking for more old photographs of Western League clubs.

If you have any old photos or know of anyone who does we do not want the original. Please scan it and email it to Andy Radford. If you are unable to scan it and need help, please let us know.

Our thanks to Ian Nockolds and Paul Myers for the photo.

Sport Financial Services

Sports Financial Services was set up to some 2 years ago to help sports club, in particular Toolstation Western League clubs, to help and aid them achieve success with improvements they needed with infrastructure projects to enable them to move up the Pyramid System or to update their current facilities.

During this time we have managed to secure over £300,000 from the Football Foundation and Sports England towards ground improvements for Keynsham Town FC, Barnstaple Town, Oldland Abbottonians, Gillingham FC, and Street FC. We are currently working with three other Toolstation clubs trying to secure funding for projects that they want to achieve.

If you are interested in having a project you have in mind discussed, we would be only be too happy to listen and advise accordingly. If you'd like to make contact with your initial ideas, you can contact us on our website at: sportsfinancialservices.com

Alternatively give us a call on 07754543719 or 07454320934

You can dowload further details by following this link

App.

Toolstation League App Now Available

The new Toolstation Legaue App for iPhone and iPad is now available to download.

Keep up to date with all the latest fixtures and results for the Toolstation Western Football League. Follow your favourite Western League club with the 'CLUB HOUSE' giving you their last result and their next fixture. Get directions to the match at the touch of a button using your devices maps app. Find information about all the Western League clubs including admission prices, kick off times and contact details and more...

Click on the image to download the our new App now!

Concussion Guidelines

Information is available on how to recognise concussion and on how concussion should be managed from the time of injury through to safe return to football. At all levels in football, if a player is suspected of having a concussion, they must be immediately removed from the pitch, whether in training or match play.

You can dowload a copy of the FA's Booklet by following this link

Western League Almanac.

Western League Almanac

A complete history of the Western League with tables, all time club and ground details, cup results, biographies of personalities etc.

Follow >> THIS LINK for further details and how to buy the book.

Armed Forces

Armed Forces.The current men and women of Her Majesty's Armed Forces are doing such an exceptional job both at home and abroad during these difficult times.

The Toolstation Western Football League is proud to offer all current serving members of HM Forces FREE ADMISSION to all League matches.

Proof of ID will be all that is required at the turnstile.

MATCH ACTION

Melksham Town vs
Cribbs

Saturday 06 May 2017

Cribbs vs
Willand Rovers

Monday 01 May 2017

Bristol Manor Farm vs
Sherborne Town

Saturday 29 April 2017

Welton Rovers vs
Malmesbury Victoria

Saturday 29 April 2017