“The Rocket” visits Salford Lads Club

The amazing Ronnie “The Rocket” O’Sullivan was in the club last week, filming a documentary about sports stars. We asked William Doyle our young snooker and pool champion to drop in during the day, but didn’t let him know who the visitor was who wanted to meet him, here is William’s comment.

“Wow you can’t imagine the surprise I had seeing Ronnie O’Sullivan, I was speechless, but he was great to talk to, really down to earth, and he gave me some good advice, it was fantastic.”

William, the National Pool Champion


Three club members took part in the National Pool Finals in Leicester last weekend organised by the Boys and Girls Clubs.
After reaching the semi-finals in previous years William Doyle has now added the national title at under 16 level; while Kyle Kearsley and Daniel Rice both reached the semi-finals in the under 12 competition. Well done lads.

Clean sweep for Salford Lads


Billy Quincy and William Doyle got the club off to a flying start by reaching the final of the BGCGM under 16 pool competition. William was undefeated yet again to take the title, with Billy runner up; the pair will represent Greater Manchester in the National Finals later this year.
Picture shows Billy Quincey and William Doyle (C) flanked by tournament referee Lloyd and Andy from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Manchester.

8th Greater Manchester title for William

15 year old club member William Doyle won his 8th trophy last week: the under 16 snooker competition held at Stockport Lads Club, organised by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Manchester.  William has been competing for the club since the age of 10, winning 3 snooker and pool competitions at under  12 level,  four at under 14 level and now the under 16 title. William has also won North West titles and reached the national semi-finals.

Snooker titles for Salford Lads

William Doyle (L) and Billy Quincey (R) took the under 14 Greater Manchester snooker titles at Stockport Lads Club last week . This was William’s seventh title in 3 years as winner of both snooker and pool events  in greater Manchester and the North West . He reached the national semi finals 2 years ago. The event was organised by BGCGM.

Jake and William win Pool Finals


Salford Lads’ Club members Jake Heard and William Doyle won two of the four CYP Greater Manchester pool finals. Jake won the under 16 final in a tense, best out of 3 games. William won his 3rd CYP Greater Manchester title in the under 14 competition, both will go forward to the North West finals at Preston in 2013

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.