SLC Triumph at Snooker Competition

GMCYP snooker winners from SLC

SLC members William Doyle, Casey James and Kyle Hili took  the top three places in the Greater Manchester Federation of  Clubs for Young People  under 14 snooker competition.
The final was held at Stockport Lads’ Club last night. William Doyle (L) once again came out as winner adding a second trophy to his pool win in December.  Casey James (C) was runner up and Kyle Hili (R) won the 3rd place play off.  All three will go through to the Northern Finals at Preston.

Salford Lads in National Finals

They’ve done it again! William Doyle and Dylan Kelly who won the GMFCYP under 12 pool competitions in December won the Northern championship last weekend in Preston.
William and Dylan each won their group sections before progressing to play each other in the final which was won by William. The two lads will now represent the North in the National finals inWilliam and Dylan Pool Champions Coventry in May.

Cricket World Cup Inspires Lads

cricket in slc gym
Last night saw the start of a 6 week cricket coaching session in the gym coinciding with the cricket world cup in India. The sessions which will take place every Monday night for the next 6 weeks are organised by the GMFCYP. The project has been developed by the ECB and The Lord’s Taverners to inspire the next generation of English cricket talent. The sessions lead up to an indoor Cricket Festival later in the spring at the Melland Sports Centre.

Lads and dads pool success

Dylan Kelly(L) and Wiliam Doyle GMFCYP under 12 final We’ve had a couple of successful pool   events recently
with 3 lads reaching the North West Finals.
William Doyle won the under 12 GMFCYP Pool competition
beating fellow club member Dylan Kelly in a closely fought
final. William is becoming quite a star as he also won the
GMFCYP snooker final.  In the under 14 competition Connor
Wilson reached the final and he also qualifies for the
North West finals early next year.

We also held another of our popular lads and dads breakfast and pool competitions which again attracted a good Saturday morning audience. These events organised by volunteer Ben Selick bring the generations
together to share breakfast and a game of pool.

Lads & Dads breakfast and  pool event

David Woods former chairman of SLC

David Woods (left) with Major Jeremy Groves at the SLC camp in 1990David Woods (left) and Major Jeremy Groves at the SLC camp in 1990.

David Woods who was chairman of the club from 1987- 2002 died last week.
He worked closely with the late president Major Jeremy Groves during the same period.  David was associated with charitable work for young people across the region and he was also chairman of the Greater Manchester Federation of Clubs for Young People.  David was the managing director of Fearnly Construction a Salford building company.

Young leaders of the future

Young leaders of the future
Young leaders of the future
This weekend the club hosted the first of 2 Matt Watson Leadership Training Weekends for young people aged 16-21 involved in leadership at Clubs in the GMFCYP. Saturday saw the group involved in team building activities and on Sunday the young people organised the Greater Manchester Federation Table Tennis Competitions.

In the table tennis finals Salford Lads Club’s Robert Payne won the under 14 event and club members George Harding and Ryan Wilkinson fought it out in the under 19 final with George coming out on top.
All the winners and runners up of the under 12, under14 under16 and under 19 events will now go forward to the national championships later this year organised by Clubs for Young People.

3 Salford Lads’ and Girls’ in National Finals

5 young people from the club who were winners in the GMFCYP snooker and pool events earlier this year took part in the Northern area finals in Barnsley yesterday.

Dylan Whitehead reached the semi finals, while Montel Harper and Aimee Armsden reached the finals.

All 3 have now qualified for the National finals in June, what a fantastic achievement.

Young club member wins Federation Pool Competition

GMFCYP under 12 pool champion - Dylan Whitehead
GMFCYP under 12 pool champion - Dylan Whitehead

Club member Dylan Whitehead aged 11 won the GMFCYP Under 12 pool competition here last Week. This was an outstanding achievement by Dylan who held his nerve in the final to come out the winner in the best of 3 games.

Dylan will now go on to represent the Federation in the North West Regional final at Preston early next year. Dylan is pictured with his trophy and the 2 tournament referees.

Award for young volunteer

James with his trophy
James with his trophy

Club member Matthew Gilligan aged 15 has won the GMFCYP James G Buckley Trophy. This is awarded to a young person who has made the most outstanding contribution to club life across the whole of the Greater Manchester area.

Matthew has been a key member of our young volunteers and he has shown outstanding maturity and leadership in helping at the club and in contributing to the clubs annual camp.