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Armthorpe search for new club secretary

3rd October, 2023

The committee of Armthorpe Welfare are looking for someone to take on the volunteer role of club secretary from the current secretary, Martin Turner, who is stepping down at the end of the season.

Martin was due to step down at the end of last season but has stayed on for one last season so he can work alongside a new secretary for the rest of this season to ease them into the role.

It is essential that applicants are computer literate as much of the role is online based and involves, but is not limited to, arranging player registrations and transfers, communicating with and acting on information from the NCEL, FA, County FA and other clubs, dealing with various regular club correspondence, liaising with the managers of the club’s various teams regarding fixtures, discipline and players as well as attending club meetings and taking minutes.

Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage, especially experience of the FA Whole Game System and MOAS but the current secretary will work alongside the incoming secretary to ensure familiarity with these systems.

It is an exciting time to be getting involved at the club with the strides that have been taken in recent years so the incoming secretary will play an important part as the club looks to progress further in the near future.

To express an interest in the position or to request more information please email armthorpe.welfare@hotmail.co.uk.

(Story Source: Armthorpe Welfare)

Baxendale is new Armthorpe boss

20th August, 2023

Armthorpe Welfare have announced the appointment of James Baxendale as the Toolstation NCEL Division One club's new first team manager.

A former professional footballer with over 150 appearances at Doncaster Rovers, Walsall and Mansfield Town, Baxendale has played non-league football for the likes of Alfreton Town, Kidderminster Harriers, Worksop Town and Pontefract Collieries.

The latter two clubs saw him move into coaching and he joins Armthorpe having been player-coach at Pontefract Collieries for the last twelve months.

Giving his thoughts following his appointment, Baxendale said: "I'm massively excited by this new role and couldn’t be more proud that my first job as a manager is with Armthorpe.

"I’m a local lad and want to build a side that puts pride into the shirt as well as create an environment that involves the community and creates a buzz about the place.

"Of course, we will have a lot of new faces in the squad, but I want to surprise a few people and see how high we can get up the league table by winning games of football."

He added: "Matthew Flanagan will join me as assistant manager and Andrew Steptoe will come in as first team coach.

"Both lads had spells in the youth system at Leeds United growing up the same time as myself and have gone on to play regularly in the Doncaster leagues. We all share the same ideas on how the game should be played and are a tight knit bunch.

"Looking forward to seeing a good crowd in the FA Vase on Saturday to get this new era off to a flyer!"

(Story Source: Armthorpe Welfare)

July kicks off with Armthorpe charity match

19th June, 2023

Armthorpe Welfare's Marra Falcons Stadium will host a charity match in memory of Paul Carragher on Saturday 1st July, 2023, kick off 1pm, with all proceeds going to Rotherham Hospice.

The match will feature a Welfare side managed by Lee Morris against PACMen FC managed by Paul Bellwood.

Entry to the game is £5 for adults with children £1 and under 5s FREE and there will be food and drinks available as well as a bouncy castle.

Rotherham Hospice’s care places the person and not the illness at the centre of everything they do.

They are an independent charity and the only adult hospice in Rotherham for the people of Rotherham and surrounding villages.

They began offering Day Hospice services in 1994, and have grown over the years to now providing a 14 bed Inpatient Unit, Day Hospice, and Hospice Community Team who provide care in the community.

Their dedicated team of staff and volunteers work together to provide palliative care that incorporates psychological, physical, social and spiritual support to help patients and their families achieve the very best quality of life, both at home and in the hospice.

Rotherham Hospice supported Paul and his family during the most difficult/challenging of times when the additional support was needed.

The staff were caring and considerate and the end of life care support was second to none.

Come along and support a great cause.

(Story Source: Armthorpe Welfare)