Top of the league in 2012

SLC Football, Mike, Leon and Ben
Our new open age football team which started in September 2011 are currently top of their League.
The team are managed jointly by volunteer Mike Murray (L) and club leader Leon Warmington (C)
Volunteer Ben Sellick (R) is the secretary. The team have also reached the quarter finals of the Sunday
League Cup , so it’s a great start to 2012. The table below shows the top six places.

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“Flanny” and “Torky”

The club lost two of its well-known and well-loved characters recently with the deaths of John Flannigan and John Torkington. Both were lads here in the early 1950s and continued to support the club for many years.

Flanny & Torky 2005 camp

2005 SLC camp with “Flanny”, back row far left, Paddy Cook  and “Torky” on the right in blue t shirt.

John Flannigan grew up in Granville Street and attended St Joseph’s RC Primary. John attended 4 camps between 1952 and 1957. His main sport was cricket where he became a fine batsman for local club Colgate Palmolive. He was a key member of the volunteer team with more than 32 years’ service, attending almost every camp. Local history meant a lot to John and he contributed to all our events and open days, his sense of humour will be missed by everyone.

John Torkington lived in Phoebe Street and went to Trafford Road Primary School.  He was an all-round sportsman and captain of one of the great football teams at the club, organising many sporting events at camp during the 1950s and 60s.He continued to support the clubs events over the next 30 years attending many camps.

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