Melksham Town FC Youth Section has supported a project in Zimbabwe by supplying football kit, balls, medals and some training equipment to 7 school projects. The larger kits went out in February and the smaller size kits are being despatched soon. These kits were greatly received by the school children and we have some pics of the children wearing the kits in this article. It is great to see the old kits put to great use and we are proud to support the project.
Over the weekends of the 22nd/23 and 29th March Melksham Town have had mixed success in there cup Semi Finals.
The U11 Hurricanes went down 3-2 to Chippenham Eagles with the U14 Hurricanes again losing narrowly 4-3 in their cup semi final to Bath Arsenal. A narrow loss also for the u12 girls 2-0 against unbeaten league leaders Ashton Keynes.
There were wins though for the U16 Tornadoes who beat AFC Corsham narrowly 4-3 to reach the mid witls cup fianl where they will play Devizes Town.
In the girls section the u16 girls ran out 6-0 winners over Derry Hill and will play Trowbridge Town who needs penalties to beat Bath City. The u13's won a nail biting semi 3-2 after extra time against Frome youth coming from 2-0 down after 20 minutes and will meet Swindon Spitfires in the Final.
Melksham Town u13 Girls were invited to the Wiltshire sound studio's on saturday 22nd March to talk about their participation in the Half time orange initiative. The girls have been having half time oranges and providing these for the opposition over the past few matches. The players along with their manager Ashley Hutchinson and parent Jayne Cross did an excellent interview and were great ambassors for the club.
Teams can sign up to this at www.halftimejaffa.com.