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Nidge Roe Family Fun Day announced

19th September, 2018

A Family Fun Day, in memory of a committee member who passed away in August after suffering a tragic accident at work, will take place at Armthorpe Welfare's M Pilbeam Construction Stadium at the end of the month.

Nigel Roe, known as Nidge, was extremely proactive within his community – as well as being heavily involved with the Toolstation NCEL Division One club, he managed Wheatley Wanderers junior team, volunteered at Retro Rovers Walking Football sessions and was a valued member of Club Doncaster Foundation’s Fit Rovers Project.

To celebrate his instrumental influence on the lives of everyone involved with these projects, the above organisations invite you to a Family Fun Day in Nidge’s memory.

The activities will get under way from noon onwards on Sunday 30th September, 2018, and include football matches between Nidge’s projects including appearances from ex-Doncaster Rovers players, a meet and greet with current Doncaster players, and a raffle.

All funds raised will go to Nidge’s sons, Aaron (15) and Ryan (13), to help them prepare for their futures.

Entry is £2 for Adults and £1 for Under 16s and Welfare's Marra Falcons Bar will be open for refreshments all day.

Garner celebrates 200th game for Welfare

9th September, 2018

Armthorpe Welfare captain Steven Garner made his 200th appearance for the Toolstation NCEL Division One club in Saturday's 4-2 home victory over Skegness Town.

A presentation of a framed shirt numbered 200 with Garner's name on it was handed over to him by chairman Lee Carmody and manager Mike Carmody prior to kick-off.

Garner first joined Welfare in the summer of 2012 and made his debut on 4th August 2012 in a 2-1 home Premier Division defeat to Long Eaton United.

He went on to make 41 appearances for the club that season, all of them in the starting eleven, and scored four goals – all from the penalty spot.

The following season Garner went on to make 48 appearances, scoring once, with the 2014/15 season bringing 33 appearances.

This was followed in the 2015/16 season by 22 appearances and one goal, in the last game of the season away at Garforth Town.

Injury saw the 2016/17 season limited to just twelve appearances but last season saw Garner play in 39 matches, 37 of which were starts with the two substitute appearances last season being the only two substitute appearances made by him for the club.

All at the NCEL congratulate him on reaching the milestone and we wait for the presentation when he makes his 400th appearance!

(Story Source: Armthorpe Welfare)

Jackson becomes player-coach at Armthorpe

27th August, 2018

Following Steve Lyon relinquishing his position as first team coach during the close season, Armthorpe Welfare have announced that Alan Jackson has stepped up to replace him as player-coach.

Jackson joined Welfare in mid-October last season, playing his first game in a 4-2 win at Campion, and making 20 appearances during the campaign which yielded five goals.

And now, he will work alongside manager Mick Carmody and assistant boss Ben Chapman in a bid to move the club up the Toolstation NCEL Division One table.

He said: "I am delighted to become part of the management team at Armthorpe Welfare Football Club.

"I have known Mick Carmody for nearly 20 years and it is fair to say I was surprised when he contacted me last year to see if I was 'fit' - I thought he knew me better than that! Due to family and work commitments, I had stopped playing Saturday football at any level.

"Mick gave me an opportunity to start playing again and the timing was right. Since that first nervous game away to Campion, I have not looked back and really enjoyed myself at the club."

Jackson continued: "This year, I was asked to be involved with Mick and Chappy. I accepted immediately and without hesitation. The atmosphere around the club is brilliant and there is a great unity with everyone involved.

"Mick, Chappy and I have a realistic but very much achievable plan. The lads are working hard and developing at the same time. I am looking forward to the season ahead and hope I can help take the club forward both on and off the pitch."

Carmody added: "We had a chat over the summer and I'm happy to say Alan agreed to come on board with the management team. We also know he still has lots to offer as a player, too.

"Alan and I have played together most of our playing days so I know how he works and trust his input completely. We have similar ideas and want to develop the club in the same way.

"He's a big influence in our dressing room and all the boys listen and respect what he offers.

"We have a tight group these days and Alan has played a big part in bring the lads together so long may that continue.

"Ben and I felt after losing Steve he'd be the obvious choice so we're both delighted he's agreed and we look forward to working together as a team."

(Story Source: Armthorpe Welfare)

Armthorpe rocked by tragic passing of committee member

24th August, 2018

All at the Toolstation NCEL send their deepest condolences to Armthorpe Welfare and to everyone who knew Nigel Roe following the sad news that he has passed away.

Welfare's Division One match on Wednesday at home to Shirebrook Town was postponed after the club announced that Nigel, who was a member of their committee, was in a critical condition in hospital.

A statement released by Welfare on Thursday said: "Armthorpe Welfare FC are extremely sad to report that committee member Nigel Roe unfortunately passed away on Wednesday from the injuries sustained in a tragic accident at work on Tuesday 21st August.

"Nigel only joined the club’s committee at the end of last season and was an avid Doncaster Rovers fan.

"The thoughts and condolences from all at Armthorpe Welfare go out to all Nigel’s family, friends and colleagues at this deeply upsetting time."

(Story Source: Armthorpe Welfare)

Shirebrook Town game postponed

21st August, 2018

Armthorpe Welfare's Toolstation NCEL Division One match due to take place on Wednesday evening has been postponed after a committee member suffered a serious accident whilst at work.

A statement from the club released on Tuesday said: "It is with great sadness that we have to announce that committee member Nigel Roe has suffered a serious accident at work and suffered a major head injury.

"His family were initially told he had an inoperable brain haemorrhage and had passed away. However, he was on life support due to him being an organ donor and after further reviews, his family were informed he was not clinically dead due to some brain activity.

"At this time, Nigel is in an extremely critical state with his life clearly in the balance. We cannot make any further comment or speculation and wish to provide the necessary privacy for the family as I’m sure you will all respect.

"Our thoughts are with Nigel’s family at this extremely difficult time.

"We would also like to thank the NCEL, Shirebrook Town and the match officials for their understanding in cancelling tomorrow night's game, as well as thanking our fellow NCEL clubs and wider football family for the messages of support."

(Story Source: Armthorpe Welfare)

New ground sponsors at Armthorpe

17th June, 2018

Toolstation NCEL Division One side Armthorpe Welfare have announced a new ground sponsor with their home now called the M Pilbeam Construction Stadium.

A thrilled Welfare chairman Lee Carmody said on Sunday evening: "It is with great pleasure we welcome Mark and M. Pilbeam Construction to the Armthorpe Welfare FC family and I would like to extend our thanks to our new ground sponsor for the 2018/19 season.

"As always, we are grateful to those sponsors who help raise the financial support needed to ensure the survival of local football and this sponsorship deal represents a huge boost for our club.

"The Toolstation NCEL is a competitive league which sees us visiting teams from as far afield as Bradford, Hull, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire as well as locally in Doncaster, Sheffield, Leeds, Barnsley and Wakefield.

"And, this season we are now proud to welcome visiting teams to the M. Pilbeam Construction Stadium, Church Street, Armthorpe.

"Here's looking forward to a successful campaign and a long and mutually beneficial relationship with our sponsors."

Founded in 1989, M. Pilbeam Construction are specialists in all kinds of building trade work, ranging from kitchens and bathrooms to extensions and roofing, and is one of only two Velux 5-Star Installers in the Doncaster area.

The company is run by Mark Pilbeam who is highly committed to ensuring that each customer receives a reliable, friendly service together with high quality workmanship.

He commented: "I’m pleased to be working with Armthorpe Welfare and glad to help the team and also to put a bit back into the community. Hopefully, it will be good to work together for everyone."

Welfare’s Commercial Adviser Derek Bucknall added: “I am very pleased to get Mark and M. Pilbeam Construction on board at Armthorpe to become the ground sponsor.

"It is a deal that is fantastic for the club and it's great to have a local business such as Mark's supporting us at Armthorpe."