CASTLEFORD & DISTRICT
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The next meeting of Council will be August 7th 2014 commencing 7.00pm
CHAIRMAN BARRY BENNETT RECEIVES FA AWARD
The Chairman of the Castleford and District Football Association has been honoured by the Football Association for completing 50 years loyal service to local football. Barry received a medallion and a lapel badge in recognition of his outstanding service. Making the presentation is Barry Chaplin the WRCFA representative to the Football Association.
Barry started in 1955 when he started playing age 14 with Fairburn in the Pontefract & District League. After leaving school he attended Castleford Youth club and as player / secretary formed a team to play in the Pontefract League. After a couple of seasons he joined works outfit Pollard & Philidas playing in the West Yorkshire League, later taking over as Secretary.A change in career took Barry to Hickson & Welsh Chemical company and following a short playing career took over the role as secretary in the Castleford Sunday League. He was approached by the late Joby Merrick and in 1971 became a member of the Castleford & District FA, serving as assistant manager to the District U17s for a number of seasons. In 1997 he was elected as Chirman of the Association and still holds that position today.
In 1974 Barry joined the committee of Fryston Colliery Welfare who played in the West Yorkshire League at the time and took over as Secretary a couple of seasons later, when the entered the Yorkshire League. Following the demise of Fryston Welfare in 1992 he moved to near neighbours Pontefract Collieries, spending a number of seasons as match secretary before joining Glasshoughton Welfare in the North Counties East League. He remains with Glasshoughton Welfare to this day where he is currently the match day secretary.
The Castleford Area is in need of new Referees. Do you think you could make the grade, have you the ability to control a game. If you have contact Steve Rhodes on 01132 059616 to find out more.