"Thank you so much for hosting today’s matches. They were very well organised and all the players thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was particularly great to see how much the development team got out of the games. Some of the parents commented on how good it was that you helped both sides with a few coaching points during the game, which would have been invaluable for the children so we really appreciated it.Thank you for the food, the children enjoyed that almost as much as the football! It’s such a great setup you have there, we are already looking forward to your gala day." Garon Ross, Ripon City Panthers U8 coach.


"Franklin only joined Wetherby in September aged 5 but has absolutely loved his first two months with the Under-7s. This is without doubt due to the excellent coaching structure in place. I was fortunate to be able to attend each of the first 6 weeks' training sessions and could not believe how much the entire group - not just Franklin - came on within that time. Even boys in their second year in the squad were getting better as each week passed. This undoubtedly has something to do with the brilliantly structured coaching sessions Arran puts together. No two weeks are the same and he builds on their skill sets while focusing on fun. The boys respond to him enthusiastically, and it is a pleasure to witness. These kids could not have a better start to their football careers. Richard Gibson."


From the moment I arrived I was welcomed in a warm and friendly manner by both sets of coaches. Given the game was a local derby I had prepared myself for a keenly contested game (of which it was) however it has to be stated that respect towards me and each other was of the highest order, not that passion and commitment was missing far from it. The above agues well for the obvious input from both sets of coaches/officials. In the whole of the game I cannot recall an incident of dissent that merited me taking action, as was the case with parents/spectators whose conduct and questioning was done with respect to the fore, that then allowed me to explain my decisions. The conduct of both sets of spectator/parents was of the highest order (not that they were not passionate or partisan, far from it), one can see where the commitment and respect the players showed comes from. Would you please pass on my thanks and appreciation to all concerned, not forgetting the absolute fairness of both club linemen. Finally the goalkeeper for Wetherby put in an outstanding performance with some world class saves, one being a penalty save alongside those saves he took a volley full in his face and still continued. the one and only winner today was the good reputation of the game, one again please pass on my thanks ....Martin
Harrogate League Appointed Referee - Appointed to U17 Game vs Knaresborough Hoops 11th October 2015




What a fantastic example of grassroots football you all are ; enthusiastic, humble and accommodating. A pleasure to be around. Hopefully next season we will see you again.
Doncaster Belles




Great set up @wagjfcfootball, junior leader as ref & 16yr coach. Girls had a fab game & enjoyed the hospitality too.



'm Scarborough Ladies open age manager and club chairman, and I volunteer as a ref for the juniors. I refereed your u16 game with our girls this morning, and just wanted to congratulate your players, coaches and supporters for being an absolute credit to your club. The players and coaches never gave up despite the score not being in their favour from early on, and behaved brilliantly throughout. And the supporters, decked out in their brilliant black and orange scarves, encouraged the girls in the right way from start to finish. Having had unpleasant reports from previous games this season involving other clubs at u16 level it was a delight to referee and enjoy the game today. Top marks to your club for obviously doing things right for the benefit of the girls and for the enjoyment of the game.Best wishes to all your teams for the rest of the season James, SLFC