FOOTBALL: Change was for the good says Grantham league chairman

An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22
An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22

Grantham and District Saturday League chairman Lee Dobson says he thinks last season’s change to one league was generally a successful one.

The single Premier Division contained 13 teams and was won by Ancaster Rams in impressive style.

Mr Dobson said: “They have only lost and drawn one game all season which is a fantastic achievement and their successes in the Memorial and Hospital Charity Cups are unprecedented in a team’s first season in the league.”

Mr Dobson also congratulated AFC Three Gables for winning the Culverthorpe Cup, beating a good Greyhounders team in the final, and equally so Bottesford who triumphed in the HITS Consultancy Senior Knockout Cup by defeating AFC Three Gables.

He also thanked the league sponsors HITS Consultancy, MCS Interiors and Grantham Town FC, as well as all his committee members for their tireless work behind the scenes.

Mr Dobson added that the league’s attempt to bring it into the 21st century with the introduction of Facebook and Twitter pages had been been a success.

He announced that the league’s president Bill Hannigan is set to stand down as he is moving out of the area.

Mr Dobson said: “Bill has been a referee in the league for many years but had to stop due to ill health. He is a massive advocate for grassroots football and is an unsung hero for local football, and will be greatly missed. I want to wish him all the best for the future.”

The league is always looking for new teams, as well as sponsors for the various competitions throughout the seaason.

If interested, email Vicki as soon as possible at vicki.simon@sky.com for further details.