The under 13s team at Boroughbridge Juniors Football Club have finished the season in style by not only winning their league, but also reaching the final of the Harrogate and District league cup.
The team secured the title with some games remaining in the Harrogate and District Junior League and secured a place in the under 13A league cup with a semi-final win. They face Pannal Ash under 13s in the final in Leeds on Sunday 5 May.
The team celebrated their league title success at an event organised by the parents. Performing the presentation duties was Boroughbridge Mayor Cllr Geoff Haldenby who congratulated the players, coaches and parents for not only for bringing sporting success to the town, but for ensuring young people get access to sports and competitive football.
Cllr Haldenby said: “It is great to play in a team and form long-lasting friendships with your teammates. I encourage the players to keep playing the game and keep going into their adulthood.”
Boroughbridge Juniors FC chairman, Chris Fahy said: “The team has achieved an outstanding performance, showing commitment and skill in every match this season. He added: “A lot goes into running a successful team – both on the pitch and behind the scenes. The players have to work hard and train well, but they can only do that with good coaching and strong support from their parents. They are the ones who pick them up when they lose and keep their feet on the ground when they win. As a club we are blessed with great support from the parents and the local community, including our senior club Boroughbridge FC, as well as ensuring our players receive FA standard coaching in a safe and supportive environment.”
The successful team is now on the look-out for a new coach to steer them through the league next season at under 14. The club will fund training and provide support at every stage to allow a new coach to get up and running when the new season starts in September. Contact Chris Fahy at 07764 775130.