As the second half of the  2017 / 2018 Season begins our Teams are once more enjoying the excellence of our Home venue,  The  Ellis Astro   at Shobnall..some  with greater success than others.  The Ladies  1 st  Team  take pride of place sitting at the top of  their Midlands League East with ten wins in the first half of the season.    The  Mens 1 st Team  sit in the top half of Midlands League Two gathering fresh momentum in recent weeks with Mark Northcott continuing his prolific goalscoring from short corners.      The season will be remembered as one of consolidation as younger players come through from the Academy to take places in the FOUR Ladies and  SIX Mens Teams……..with   Cup,  Mixed and Veterans  matches  together   with  Academy coaching, Club Training and Tournament  Events  the Ellis Astro is seeing an exciting level of footfall and signals good prospects for Club Development.

Special thanks must go to all our volunteer Club Officers and in particular to Jamie Cooper and Amy Palmer for their considerable contribution to the   Club Training, Coaching and Team organisation.

To all our  Sponsors, Vice Presidents, and Patrons “ Thank you “ for your continued support ;  your Annual donations are so important to the running costs of our Club, with so many young members ;  and  they manage to keep a smile on the face of our dedicated  Treasurer,   Rocky Whetton !

Press Coverage has been excellent……The Burton Mail has now moved “ Hockey “ to their Thursday edition and our thanks go to Graham Lamb
(Vote for him in STRETTON…..independent ) who co- ordinates  our Team reports from various social media posts  ( facebook in particular )
and makes a great presentation of Club News and reports.

“Match Round Up “ , Upcoming fixtures and results…thank you Webmaster !   Our SPONSORS’ Logos  are all proudly displayed with
the  “ click-on”  inter active  LINK  feature……thank you Sponsors……
I encourage all our Members to  acknowledge your generousity and give local support to your operations, ( Friday  night  at the Tower Brewery “Johnny Mills”  to name but one )

REMINDER…..End of Season Dinner and Awards
Saturday , April  14th ,   Branston Country Club.
( full information and application detail to follow )

Supporters always welcome for matches on The ELLIS….

Best wishes,       Willie  Welch,     President.