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Jim Newman Trophy At Clanfield - 20 July

There should be a feast of football at The UK Building Plastics Direct Arena Radcot Road Clanfield over the forthcoming weekend when the First Round matches in the Clanfield 85 annual Jim Newman Memorial Cup get under way on Saturday and Sunday.

All matches in the competition are played at Radcot Road.The Trophy was donated to the Club by the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Newman stalwarts of the Club who lost their lives in a motor accident and has become a regular and popular feature in pre-season football. Seven of the eight competing Clubs are members of the Uhlsport Hellenic League.

The action gets under way on Saturday when Division One West Shrivenham take on Division One East Didcot Town Reserves at 2-00pm followed at 5-00pm by Carterton from Division Two West and AFC Kidlington newly promoted to Division One West. Then on Sunday newly promoted to Premier Division Abingdon United meet Division One West North Leigh United and at 5-00pm the host club from Division One West will take on former rivals Purton who this season will ply their trade in the Wiltshere County Senior League.

The Semi-finals will be played on Wednesday and Thursday 26 and 27 July (7-30pm) with the Final on Sunday July 30th kick-off 3-00pm.

 

Robins Development Team Appointment - 10 July

conor olphert hellenic leagueConor Olphert has been appointed to manage the Clanfield 85 Development Team for the forthcoming season after Neil Lee decided that his future lay with former Division One West Club Purton.

Lee had arranged for his Assistants to be John-Paul Hannaway and Lewis Cuss and originally both had agreed to take on the job but circumstances now dictate that neither will be able to take up the positions to which they were appointed.

Club Chairman Peter Osborne explained; “The original plan was that JP and Lewis would assist Neil Lee in running our Development Squad. However Neil Lee having agreed to take the post decided that his managerial future lay elsewhere. At that stage and with Pre-season imminent we asked JP and Lewis to take the job on but both have personal and family commitments and both feel unable to commit to the job as they would wish to do and as the importance of the position requires. Conor (pictured) knows the Club well. His playing career was cruelly cut short by injury but he remained with us. This is a good appointment. He understands the Club and what we are trying to achieve with the young players and has been involved with the players including the Allied Counties Under 18 team for the past three seasons as part of our Physio Team.”

Olphert himself is looking forward to the challenge; “When I was asked if I would be interested in managing the Development Team I realised that this was an opportunity that I could not turn down. I have been to all of the Pre-season training sessions as part of my physio duties and I was very impressed with the amount of talented young players that were coming through our Youth teams.I have worked with most of the lads having been part of the Allied Counties physio team so I know how good and ambitious this group of players are. This is my first managerial appointment so this season will also be part of my development from a managerial and coaching perspective. I will be looking to work closely with Peter Osborne,Martin Staddon and Jamie Butt from the First Team and Alan Heritage and Stuart Savin from the Under 18’stogether with Dave Hunt bouncing ideas off them and putting strategies in place to benefit the young players we have at the Club. I intend to finalise my Management team and confirm friendlies in the next week or so.”

 

Summer U18 Tournament - 3 July

Clanfield 85 invite teams to their U18 six-a-side tournament to be held at Radcot Road, Clanfield on Sunday 3 September 2017.

Each club will be entitled to enter two teams with a maximum of eight players per team for a six a side format, with an entry fee of £35.00 per team.

Download full details and entry forms - Clanfield U18 Tournament

 

Clanfield 85 Pre-Season Training - 15 June

Division One West Clanfield 85 will begin pre-season training next Tuesday June 20, then every Tuesday and Thursday thereafter with pre-season matches starting on July 1st.

The initial sessions will be at Bampton Recreation ground starting at 7:00pm sharp. Players old and new will be very welcome to attend. The Clubs Development side will play in Uhlsport Hellenic League Division Two West and the Under 18 Team in the Allied Counties Youth League

 

Jim Newman Trophy Draw - 12 June

The draw for the Jim Newman Trophy pre-season tournament has been made.

All games played at Clanfield 85's ground at Radcot Road Clanfield.

Saturday 22 July   
Game 1 2pm Kick Off
Shrivenham v Didcot Town Reserves         
Game 2 5pm Kick Off
Carterton v Kidlington Reserves

Sunday 23 July   
Game 3 2pm Kick Off
Abingdon United v North Leigh  United
Game 4 5pm Kick Off
Purton v Clanfield 85

Wednesday 26 July
Semi-Final 7:30pm Kick Off
Winner 2 v Winner 3

Thursday 27 July 
Semi-Final 7:30pm Kick Off
Winner 1 v Winner 4

Final Sunday 30 July 3:00pm Kick Off

Jim Newman Trophy - 6 June

 

Now Taken - 6 June 12.00pm

Clanfield are looking for one more team to take part in this years Jim Newman Tournament.

All fixtures to be played at Clanfield’s Radcot Road ground, the dates of the matches are as follows

Saturday 22 July  2 Matches
Sunday 23 July  2 Matches
Semi-Finals   Wednesday  &  Thursday   26 &  27  July
Final Sunday  30 July

Please contact John Osborne on 01993 771631 or email  john_osborne6@sky.com

Change At Clanfield Reserves - 3 June

The Clanfield 85 Development Team has advised the original selection for team management for the 17/18 season has changed.

John-Paul Hannaway has been appointed Manager of Clanfield 85 FC Development Team with Lewis Cuss as his Assistant, after being informed that Neil Lee, only recently appointed as Joint Manager with Hannaway, has taken up the managers position at former Division One West club Purton.

 

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