With their special 125th Anniversary season rapidly approaching, Cheddar Football Club have announced that long serving centre-forward Adam Jones is to be appointed club captain, with battling midfield orchestrator George Booth taking up the role of team captain. Former Weston super Mare defender and the club’s cultured right back, Craig Mawford is to be appointed vice-captain.
Additionally, the Cheesemen who are to re-enter a team in the Somerset Youth Floodlit League for the new season, have announced that former Reserve team manager, Malcolm Parsons is to manage the Under 18 team. Malcolm, who previously managed the reserve team in 2014-15 brings much knowledge and experience to the Cheesemen’s youth set up having been formerly been Youth team manager in 2011-12. Parsons has managed other Junior sides in Somerset as well as senior sides in the Bristol area. Speaking with the club website earlier this week, Malcolm Parsons said: “Following a meeting with the club chairman I’m delighted to be appointed to this exciting position. I’m sure that we’ll all pull together and we’ll be able to make the new season a very exciting one for us all at Cheddar Football Club”.
Meanwhile, the club’s reserve team have announced their pre-season schedule which starts on Saturday 8th July with a match against West End FC (to be played at Worle’s 3G pitch), followed by a match at Trowbridge Town on Saturday 22nd July, both games kick off at 3pm; a home match will follow against Uphill Castle on Tuesday 1st August (kick-off: 7.45pm).
Elsewhere, with the club’s AGM taking place on Tuesday week, 11th July (7.30pm), the club committee are currently undertaking discussions with a view to the introduction of an ‘Honours Board’ more on which is likely to be discussed at the forthcoming AGM.
The club are furthermore hopeful that they will introduce a club shop in the new season, which will include club shirts (that can be worn with or without a tie), club ties, as well as club pennants. It is planned these items will be available to order at the club’s AGM together with ‘limited edition’ Cheeseman pin-badges. Prices for all these items will be advised either before or immediately following the club AGM. The club are also hopeful of launching a Vice-President’s Club and a ‘Pound-a-Point’ club for the new season, should there be sufficient interest. Further news on both initiatives will be made known to all attending the AGM on 11th July.
Additionally, advertising opportunities continue to be available in the club’s new matchday programme together with opportunities for ‘pitch side’ board advertising. There are also attractive ‘match day sponsorship packages’ which include match day sponsorship (prices range between £75.00 to £175 depending on the category of the game) and match ball sponsorship (which can be attained for just £25.00).
What better way to entertain your friends and family than an afternoon (or evening game) in style at Bowdens Park for the forthcoming season. Club members and supporters are urged to contact the club secretary (via the club Facebook page or website for further information).