Story: Brent Moya | Photo: Danny Hall
It was a disappointing season for Burngreave Saints Under 11s, but with a new home pitch at Parkwood Springs and a new club sponsor, Northern Counties Housing Association, the future looks brighter.
Club secretary Emma Wilkinson says the winning feeling had evaded the team and resulted in relegation. “We’ve had a bad season, and we only won two games.”
Nevertheless, Emma says, the club intends to bounce back. “We’ve had extra training and scouting sessions. The aim is to come back bigger and better.” Despite the setbacks, the team has entered every tournament on offer and won a final at Wickersley Tournament beating Mexborough on May 11th.
The new club sponsor has pledged funding to sponsor local teams in Burngreave. “They are going to buy us a container for storing equipment,” continued Emma.
I also chatted to Steve Richardson, Activity Sheffield’s Football Development Officer, regarding his work on the Parkwood pitch, which he negotiated free of charge from the Council. “Already there is a need to develop it further – we need an adult pitch to accommodate the increased demand.”
To find out about in Burngreave Saints contact Emma Wilkinson on 07902 121 629.