Club aims to make early start pay off

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BAKEWELL Town FC’s footballers are to make an early start for pre-season with the intention of hitting the floor running, ready for what the club hopes will be a productive campaign for both teams.

Last season, inconsistent was probably the most overused adjective to describe both teams but this campaign the two teams and their respective managers Ross Davies and Warren Betney will be trying their utmost to rectify this. Pre-season training starts at 6.30pm on Wednesday, July 11, at Bakewell Recreation Ground where all players, old and new, are more than welcome.

Off the field last season, the club somewhat excelled with events such as a sponsored walk helping to raise £500, all of which has been donated to Cancer Research and the club’s clubman of the year award was rightly given to Nicky Rosling, whose efforts to help the club in terms of facilities have been warmly welcomed by all.

Other awards given out were: the first team manager’s player and players’ player of the year awards, both of which were given to Pat Mosley, showing what an excellent season he had last term in both the middle of the park and upfront, where he and the club’s leading goalscorer Wayne Hudson will hope to create a formidable partnership next season.

The reserves manager’s player and players’ player of the season awards both went to centre half Ian Mycock, who has proved himself to be an extremely consistent performer for both teams and an extremely dependable member of the squad. The young player of the year award was given to Ryan Hadfield who, in his first season at the club, impressed everyone involved with his ability to both create and score goals.

Keep an eye out for Bakewell Town match reports for the forthcoming season in the Mercury.