Let us know if you can spot them!
18 year old Kallum Higginbottom, now playing professional football in Rochdale’s first team (and scoring goals), was back in the club tonight for a game of 5 a side with his mates.
Kallam was a member of our under-16 five a side team that won the Greater Manchester Federation CYP Cup 3 years ago. The team went on to the semi final stage of the Northern Competition. Kallum left school and started out with Oldham before moving over to Rochdale this year where he is a regular member of the first team squad.
Kallam now joins the roll of honour of 17 club members who became professional footballers. The most famous of these were Man Utd legend Eddie Colman, and Man City’s Steve Fleet. Other famous names include Albert Macpherson who played for Walsall and Brian Doyle who played for Stoke City
The club had a busy weekend with volunteers taking a group of lads to Thirsk in North Yorkshire on Saturday to take part in Angling Day provided by the National Federation of Anglers. The event involved young people from the North of England and was organised by Clubs for Young People.
On Sunday volunteers took our under 14 five a side football team to take part a special “Centenary Legends Football Match” held at Sportcity in Manchester. They were invited as winners of last years GMFCYP competition.
Last Saturday at the Kenward Sports Centre in Hyde our under 14 Five a side Football team won through to the final of The Greater Manchester Federation Cup. The final will be played at the Manchester Athletics Arena in March 2007 as part of the Centenary Celebrations of The Greater Manchester Federation of Clubs For Young People.
The team of 2006 are pictured with a Salford Lads’ Club team photograph from 1909 when the club already had four football teams playing in Greater Manchester Leagues.