Howden Clough JFC had a great 2018-2019 season. There were high and lows along the way, but as a Grassroots football club, every Howden Clough player, coach, spectator and volunteers played a massive part in making the season a huge success once again. It has been such an exciting season for so many reasons, so here we give some of the highlights of a fantastic season.
We once again retained our FA Charter Standard status, maintaining our long standing success. Further to this success, Howden Clough have been shortlisted for the Grassroots Club of the Year, which is part of the FA Grassroots Football Awards 2019. The winners will be announced on Friday 24th May 2019. Get your fingers and toes crossed everyone!!!
Howden Clough Club House
With support from our Local MP Tracy Brabin and Ingrid Scott, and a lot of press coverage, our ambitious Club House plans are gathering pace, which we hope will come to fruition in the not too distant future.
Howden Clough added the African touch to the club, donating the Clough colours to our counterparts in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Howden Clough JFC Champions!
Our Under 21’s side had a brilliant season, winning the West Riding County FA League Division 2.
Our Open Age team achieved a historic league and cup double, becoming the Division 2 Champions and winning the League Division 2 Cup.
At the end of the footy season we are now in Football presentation mode, with lots of smiles, trophies and medals for all of our brilliant players.
In the season of Girl power, we saw Neive and Alexie both awarded Managers Players of the season in the respective Under 10’s teams – well done ladies.
In the Under 10’s we also saw Reuben awarded Coaches Player of the Year – well done Reuben.
Our Under 15’s had a great presentation, with Alex, Sam and Lewis winning some great awards, DHL Player of the Year, Players Player of the Year and Managers Playing of the Year. Well done to the boys and all of the Under 15’s.
We saw our Under 8’s having a great time at the presentation evening after a great season, with Harry awarded Most Improved Player, and Jacob and Max awarded Parents Player of the Year.
Our Under 13’s enjoyed another great presentation evening.
A special award was presented to a long standing servant to the club, Joe Armitage. Joe was awarded the Howden Clough Chairman’s Award. Having played for Clough for nearly 30 years, Joe is managing and playing in our Open Age team and has just won a historic league & cup double, and is also coaching our Under 9’s team. A big recognition of his long standing services to the club – well done Joe.
Thank you to everyone for a great season of football, and now the season is over, we look forward to the gala season, including the Howden Clough Gala on 22nd & 23rd June. We also look forward to the First Howden Clough JFC Fun run. COME ON CLOUGH!!!!