From the Chairman A warm welcome to the Officials and players of Irlam FC, fans of both clubs and those who follow football at this level, to the final home match of our first season in the North West Counties Football League. It would be fair to say that if someone had told me pre-season, that with one league game to go we would be in with a shout of finishing third in the league and looking forward to our first NWCFL Cup Final, I would have had difficulty believing them. The reason that we have been able to achieve this further success is due to the professionalism of Andy and all his coaching and support staff, and the commitment and skill of the playing squad he has put together over the past 4 years. The fact that the core of both the on and off field teams were with us when we were in the Manchester League, and the way we have made such a successful transition to competing in the NW Counties, makes this season’s performances even more satisfying. Irrespective of the outcome of the game today the achievements of this season will match some of the most successful we have had in our 105 year history. As such, on behalf of the Club Committee I would like to say well done and thank you, to everyone who has played a part and as this is the final programme of the season, I would also like to say a personal thank you to:
The Committee for providing the drive to enable us to continue to progress as a club year on year, now including the FA Vase and FA Cup To the Managers and Coaches of our Reserves, A and Veterans Teams To everyone who helps on 1st team match days especially Simon and his group of International Students Our ever growing band of spectators and regular supporters.
As mentioned in the Editorial, the club is also about to take a giant step forward in achieving our vision to expand and offer junior football. Having all our adult teams playing on one site will also now be achievable as our application for grant funding to develop new grass pitches alongside the ground has just been successful. Delivering this vision and building on the playing success of this season gives us all something to look forward to next season. Have a great summer. Glyn Meacher Chairman – West Didsbury and Chorlton AFC
THE CLUB PRESENTATION DAY Make a note of the date Saturday 4th May when we’ll have the usual end of season game and presentation of awards for our teams, keep an eye on our website for final details. The game will kick-off at 3pm and presentation of the ‘Player of the Year’ awards will follow around 5.30pm.
NWCFL 1st Division Saturday 27th April 2013