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Northallerton Juniors FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/SPORTYORKSHIRE 1 Northallerton Juniors FOOTBALL CLUB Northallerton Junior FC was first established in 1985 by Dave Rennison and Alan Spence and has put together a history to be proud of since then. They are a Charter Standard Development Club and describe themselves as, “A Family Friendly Club with Big Plans”. The club is totally committed to the development of young players in their local community, aiming to provide them with a safe and enjoyable environment in which to play the game whilst helping them to reach their full potential. It is important for the success of the game in England to be able to produce quality young players and Northallerton Juniors do a fine job in this regard. Coaching staff involved with the club are confident they’ve got a number of players currently involved with the potential for a bright future in the game. It will certainly be exciting to see how they are able to develop. As mentioned, the club has a proud history and has a record of producing some fine players over the years. Some of the most notable include Kevin Dawson at Nottingham Forest, Ian Clough played for both York City and Scarborough and Michael Dawson who signed for Nottingham Forest before going on to play Tottenham Hotspur and England. Players can join the club at a young age and start their football journey. Each year new players join newly teams formed, with managers including D Rennison, J Lagan, K Pratt, M Coyle, S Gledhill, A Jackson, P Wilson, Mrs J Cleminson, and Mrs J Spence along with many others past and present. The Under 14’s were the first team to play in the TJFA and won the League and Cup two years running .The team was a very good side consisting of players such as Andy Dawson who played for Nott’s Forest, now at Hull City and G Rennison who had trials with Nott’s Forest before playing for York City. There is clearly much to admire about the fantastic set up that Northallerton Juniors currently has in place and this is thanks to all of the hard work that goes into the club. Their volunteers deserve tremendous credit for the work that they do and if they continue in the same manner then they should be able to look forwards to a bright and successful future for many years to come. Everyone at Sport Yorkshire Magazine wishes them the best of luck. “A lot of our Northallerton staff members have had a long-standing relationship with Northallerton Juniors football club. With a lot of their kids and family members playing for the club. When one of our adviser’s son was playing for the club, he saw a good opportunity to give something back. As a company we have been involved since 2013. But for a lot of staff have been involved for many more years. It has now become the norm for our local staff members to go and watch their children play for the team. Every Monday the first topic of conversation is how did the team do, closely followed by how did your son do? The parents/ family members are always there to support the team, through rain and sunshine, winning and losing. We keep a close eye on the latest news and we will always get the final results by the parents on Monday morning. We’d just like to say a massive congratulations for everyone involved with Northallerton Juniors Football Club. You are all an inspiration for Northallerton and the county.” 42 Issue 01