Fancy a game of football? Heyside FC could provide the opportunity

Heyside Football Club is on a recruitment drive for boys or girls to join their thriving football club.

Heyside Juniors and coaches help with bag packing at Asda

Heyside runs an Academy for four to six-year-olds based at Crompton House School but also runs sides from juniors to open age.

Parents interested are asked to call: Mark Boothroyd (Academy) on 07568 374775; various age groups: Iain Rodgers on 07769 676326 or Mark Senior on 07765 495329; or Mark Senior (ability counts) on 07765 495329.

The club’s Under 8s side has been getting into the Christmas spirit and community conscious with a bag packing session at Asda Shaw.

A group of youngsters and coaches recently visited the town centre store to give shoppers a hand and also to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Heyside’s own Christmas Party takes place at Oldham St Anne’s rugby club, Higginshaw Road, on Friday, December 22.

The evening starts at 7pm and party goers are asked to sport Christmas T-shirts and jumpers.

Tickets cost £3 for adults and £1 for children. For further details call Mark on: 07568 374775.

The club’s last training session before the festive period will be on Tuesday, December 19 and re-start on Wednesday, January 3.

υυ The tragic death of 14-year-old Samuel Berkeley has shocked the football community as well as the wider public.

As a mark of respect for the youngster who played for Hattersley FC in the East Manchester Junior League, Heyside held a minute’s silence at all their games in the first weekend of December.

A crowd-funding page was set up to help Sam’s family meet funeral costs.  At the time of going to press it had almost doubled the initial target of £2,500.

To donate visit: and type in Sam Berkeley.

Sam from Denton, died after being hit by a car on the M67 on December 1.


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