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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
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
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
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