Melksham Town FC have been going into the schools to put on a couple of fun football sessions for year 4,5 and 6 girls. These sessions took place at Shaw School, St Georges (semington) and Bowerhill. These were a great success and we have had lots of the girls attend the free sessions at Melksham Oak. We hope to gain interest from the other schools and put on further sessions.
U11 Harririers pulled off the shock of the season beating Warminster Highbury 6-5 at their home ground.
Melksham were fired up before the game despite Warminsters 5 out 5 wins and previous 12-6 beating. Given the oppositions history, the order for the day was to not the opposition play, and the lads certainly did this. In fact the Harriers had most of the play during the first half, making multiple chances and scoring 3 goals.
Half time saw us go in 2-3.
The second half saw Melksham come out strong again and score within the first minute. They continued to battle and increased their lead to 6-3 with ten minutes to go. The commitment and effort the team had displayed so far, started to show and during the last ten minutes it took some proper scrappy football to keep Warminster at bay. At 5-6 and 2 minutes to go some last ditched defending kept out the blacks and Melksham held strong.
Congratulations to all players for an outstanding victory and perfect example of team play.
The award was presented to Town chairman Dave Wiltshire , Youth chairman Mike Rudd , Town life president Dave Phillips by Wiltshire FA President Mike Gregory at the Conigre.
The Adults and youth of Melksham have now formally joined as one club and over 500 players will now be playing in the same colours and the same badge for the forthcoming season.With the First team already built around locally based Melksham players this continues to strengthen the structure and quality of football for all ages within the Town. Melksham Town are the 9th Cub in the county to receive this award and are 1 of 10 clubs with this award. The Community Award it the top level that can be achived by a club in the Charter Standard Structure,