Restart Update

Training, Tri-Team Tournament, and GMWFL restart update …

As you will know by now the government announcements allow us to restart our training sessions, we have had confirmation that Goshen will be available to us from Tuesday 30th March for our normal time of 12:30.
We are hoping that Radcliffe Borough will be available on Friday 2nd April (despite this being good Friday) normal time 10:00am. This is to be confirmed.

Tri-Team Tournament:
Maccabi and Salcom have been contacted about the restart of our tri-team tournament on Thursday 8th April at Maccabi, but again this will be confirmed to everyone when this has been agreed.

Just to give you all a heads up, the Greater Manchester Walking Football League are trying to organise a competition between all the local teams (Manchester only ) in various age groups i.e. Over 60’s, Over 65’s, and Over 70’s, these will be played on a home and away basis and again we will keep everyone informed as soon as I get more information.

Fingers crossed all this will come to fruition as we are all missing our gatherings a lot.

GMWFL AGM and 2021 Spring Season Update

The Greater Manchester Walking Football League (GMWFL) has issued the following email to all clubs.

The GMWFL AGM which was due to be held next month is obviously not going to be possible due to the current restrictions. With the outlook still uncertain, we will delay the AGM until possibly the Spring/early Summer when hopefully the restrictions cease. If not, we will hold a virtual AGM in 2021 and the normal physical AGM in early 2022.

Regarding the 2021 Spring leagues, it looks almost certain that there will be no lifting of restrictions in March, possibly April and even May. We are constantly monitoring future dates for a resumption of the various leagues and with the vaccinations now being administered, we are optimistic that in a few months time we will be able to resume at least some league action.

The problem at the Heywood Sports Village is in the numbers attending each league session. normally with ten teams at each weekly session, with players, referees and spectators this can be up to one hundred people and when the maximum number restriction will be lifted is anybody’s guess.

We will keep you advised as and when we have any further news.

50th Anniversary Congratulations.

They did it!, well done and massive congratulations to Relics player Dave Morris and his wife Denise who celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on 23rd January.
Back in 1971, the wedding reception was at Swinton, where they probably danced to Grandad by Clive Dunn which was number 1, and maybe T Rex – Ride a White Swan and Dave Edmonds – I Hear You Knocking before honeymooning in York.
Dave may have been keeping an eye on the football scores where Man City beat Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the 4th round of the FA Cup.
They have 3 children Dominic, Helen, and Sally and 6 grandchildren Polly, Rosa, George, Jude, Lara and Daniel.
Congratulations from all at The Relics.

GMWFL 2020 Review & 2021 Preview

The Greater Manchester Walking Football League (GMWFL) has published a review of the 2020 seasons and a look forward to 2021.

The review covers the disappointment of having to cancel both 2020 seasons (Spring and Autumn). It also remembers players that have sadly passed away during 2020 including Bury Relic’s Dave Seel who died on 19th January 2020.

The 2021 preview covers the expectations of the 2021 restart once again being frustrated by coronavirus and the uncertainty of when league games will resume.
The full report can be found here … GMWFL 2020 / 2021 Review

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Tier 4 Cancellations

We don’t like to end the year on an unhappy note, but the latest announcement from the UK Government (30th December 2020) moving Greater Manchester into Tier 4 of the coronavirus restrictions means that there will be no more games or training until further notice.

Let’s be optimistic about better times to come.

Best wishes to all the Relics Family, friends and followers for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2021.

Happy Christmas from all at The Relics

The last day of training before the festive break was started in a jovial mood when Mark turned up in his new head gear. Well, one way of keeping your ears warm!

Training Resumes on Tuesday 5th January 12:30 at Goshen, and on Friday 8th January at 10:00am at Radcliffe Boro

Enjoy the break and stay safe everyone.

Relics over 60’s come out on top in Corinthians friendly.

The Relics over 60’s overcame a tough Corinthians team in the first of the three friendly fixtures.
In the first game it didn’t take the Relics ‘runners’ very long to build up 5 offences that gave Corinthians a penalty, which was scored to put the Relics down 0-1. Relics equalised in the second half with a brilliant goal from Andy Q. Following a pin-point through ball from Tex, Andy mugged the Corinthians keeper into going down then calmly chipped in.
Final Score 1-1
The second game was equally as competitive. The Relics took the lead with another goal from Andy Q almost identical to his goal in the first game, another pin-point through ball from the back from Tex found Andy free on the edge of the Corinthians box and he slotted the ball past the Corinthians keeper.
Final Score Relics 1 Corinthians 0

The next game is the over 65’s at Heywood on 7th January 2021, ko 2pm

Tri-Team Tournament – Match Day 2

Day 2 of the Tri-Team Tournament finally got underway after a delay due to COVID-19 lockdown 2.
Hosted by Maccabi, the games once again were played in a good spirit with great respect between players and to the referees.
Well done to the Relics Whites who took the honours on the day, but only on goal difference from the Relics Blues. However the Relics Blues maintained top spot in the table after the two game days.
Congratulations to all the Relics players …
Relics Blues:- Gaz S, Graham W, JoMo, Keith S, Tony G, Bob
Relics Whites:- Eddie, John C, Tex, Stewart, Gerry L, Andy R
Special mention to Jerry S, who acted as roving sub to both Relics Blues and Whites.
Also to Relics players who turned out for the other teams:- Keith H, Peter A, Pat.
Pat in particular had a fantastic day in goals for Maccabi.
Also thanks to referees Keiran and Ken.

For Results and League Table click here

Code of Conduct issued

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There is great banter and a friendly and sporting atmosphere from everyone involved with the club in all the activities, training, league games, and social events.
In order to maintain this atmosphere President Keiran Tilley has issued a Code of Conduct to remind everyone involved with the club, players, managers, coaches, supporters and spectators of their obligations.
The full Code of Conduct is on the Home page.