Our team coaches have written up their End of Season Reports for 2015-2016. Click here to download a copy.
Lindsay was nominated by Upton JFC for the Cheshire FA Volunteer of the Year award because of her unwavering hard work and dedication to the Club. The nomination read as follows:
This season Lindsay has not only led her U13 team to League and Cup wins, in both the Chester & District and the Eastham Leagues, but she organises many additional activities for her players. With the help of her age group parents and assistant coaches, she has led camping trips and tournaments in the summer, and other social events throughout the year; these events ensure that her players have a great bond on and off the pitch. For the past 3 years Lindsay has organised a tournament for local teams, this is a great experience and helps to raise valuable funds.
In addition to running her age group, Lindsay is also the Club Secretary and an extremely hard working member of the Club’s Executive Committee. In these roles, Lindsay liaises with the local leagues (Chester & District and Eastham) to ensure that all teams and over 400 players are registered; she is responsible for access to the excellent training facilities that the club enjoys throughout the winter, she is also the primary contact with Cheshire FA, and works tirelessly to ensure that Upton JFC’s continues to progress and thrive.>
Lindsay combines these busy volunteering roles with her other responsibilities as a partner, mother and her job working in a local primary school!
In summary, Lindsay’s dedication to grassroots football is amazing. In a male dominated sport, Lindsay stands out as a shining example of how to lead a team in a compassionate, professional and ethical way. Upton JFC is extremely lucky to have her!
Lindsay won the local award and was then nominated for the North West Regional award, again she was successful and was put through to the National awards, which, we are delighted to report, she won. Cheshire FA issued the following press statement:
The Football Association has confirmed that, after winning the County and North-West Regional Volunteer of the Year award in the 2016 FA McDonald’s Community Awards, Lindsay has won the National Award.
On behalf of everybody at Cheshire FA I would like to offer congratulations on this magnificent achievement.
We are extremely honoured to have you working as a volunteer in the county, you are a brilliant role model and this accolade is testament to the hard work and dedication you have shown to develop and improve the standards of not just Upton JFC in Chester but grassroots football in general.
At any one time there are hundreds of thousands of volunteers who keep grassroots football alive in England, we are enormously proud that you have been named number one, it’s a pleasure to have you representing us.
The Annual Upton Junior Football Club Presentation Day is almost upon us, and we've just published our Summer 2016 Newsletter. In it we have the latest club news and details of upcoming events, and let you know how you can get involved with helping the club.
Upton Under 13 Pumas beat Christleton Newscene with a goal in the eighth minute of extra time to win the CDJFL Knockout Final. James Cooper scored a header from a ball whipped in by Caleb Rose. Caleb was named man of the match by match official Mike Aplas. The win completes an amazing league and cup double for Upton Under 13 Pumas.
Upton Under 14s put in an impressive performance in their Knockout Final and took an early lead, but unfortunately Newton Athletic proved too strong and eventually ran out 3 - 1 winners.
Upton Under 18s also took on Newton Athletic in their Knockout Final. Following a one all draw in normal and extra time, the game went to penalties to decide the winner. Unfortunately, Upton U18s lost 5 - 4 on penalties. The Match Official's Man of the Match went to Ross Kelman. With dignity and respect in abundance the U18s have represented Upton Junior Football Club superbly well. Managed and coached by Dave Kamperman, the team have played their final season in the CDJFL. Onwards and upwards... we look forward to many of lads playing for UJFC's new open age team next season in the CWFL.
Chester & District Junior Football League Knockout Cup finals are on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May at Chester Football Club. Upton JFC U13 Pumas, Upton JFC U14s and Upton JFC U18s have all reached their respective finals!.
Upton JFC's Under 13 Pumas have a new training kit kindly sponsored by Rees Developments Construction and Property Solutions.
Since the Club's FA Community Club Status and partnership with Nike, Upton JFC now offer a Nike training kit to compliment their match day kit. Upton JFC's U13 Pumas are the Club's first squad to have found sponsorship for the new Nike training kit in addition to their new Nike match day kit.
U13 Pumas manager, Lindsay Carrington, was delighted to find their new sponsors Rees Developments and acknowledge without such fantastic, community support having such a quality kit would not be possible.
Upton JFC are pleased to welcome Rees Developments to their list of local, community businesses within the Upton and Chester area who are generously supporting its teams and club on and off the field of play.
Upton JFC U13 Pumas match day kit is generously sponsored by George Pettit & Son - Funeral Directors - another local business supporting local grassroots football.
Unfortunately, we have no more places available in our Under 8s squad for the forthcoming season. However, we do have a waiting list, so please contact us if you would like to be put on that list.
Unfortunately, we have no more places available in our Under 7s squad for the forthcoming season. However, we do have a waiting list, so please contact us if you would like to be put on that list.
On June 30th Upton Junior Football Club held its AGM at the Upton Royal British Legion. A great turn out on the night celebrated the highlights of the season and looked ahead to the forthcoming season.
New Executive Members were voted upon and all executive positions filled. Upton JFC welcomes on board, Vanessa Warburton as Treasurer, Fiona Whitfield as Resources Manager, Andy Murphy as Events Manager and Alison Robson as Communications Manager. They will join Neil Jones, Ken Berry, Lindsay Carrington and Sue Cable on the Executive Committee. The growth of the Club warrants a growth in workforce to spread the load of roles and responsibilities to enable the Club to run smoothly and efficiently and to be the best it can possibly be.
Upton JFC will be holding its AGM on Tuesday 30th June 2015 at 7:30pm in the The Royal British Legion, Upton.
The FA has issued guidelines concerning photographing and filming young players. Please read them, they're common sense and not designed to put anyone off taking photos or videos, but highlight the obvious (and not so obvious) risks associated with the taking and sharing of images.