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Crusader Football News

Season ends on 6th of May and restarts 9th September, 9.00am to 10.15pm.






Well here we are nearly at the end of another footballing year – thanks for your support of the Saturday football this season.



Thank you also to all those who have helped out; Forbes, Robin, Phil and myself plus all you parents who support in many different and much appreciated ways. 


Your support as parents has encouraged us greatly and helped fulfil our aim of providing good fun football run along Christian principles of sportsmanship and consideration for others. 


On behalf of your local church we’ll be continuing to provide this as a service to the young people of our community. 


Robin Hodges

Come and join !


The Saturday morning football is organised and run by Uplyme Church. The leaders give their time free, there is no charge, everybody is welcome, it runs from 9.00am to 10.15am and is designed for people to meet and play together for fun, the emphasis is on FUN. 


4 to 16 years is the age range, we start with a bit of light training to get warmed up, then move onto ball skills and control. Finally we split into age/ability groups and play a match for about 40 minutes.


If this sounds like something you or your child would enjoy taking part in, come along on a Saturday morning to talk to Andy, Robin, Forbes or Irve (or give Irve a ring on 01297 444621)



I’m still taking on any used football boots that could be passed on to a younger player. 


Second hand or donated boots may either help another child as a gift or could be sold on to fund a new pair.  Let us know if you have any to sell or donate, or if you would like a pair and we will keep a list of those available and wanted. IG.

Fund raising


What fantastic support we get at the Saturday morning football. A regular 30+ young people turning up to play, much needed help from the mums & dads who come along and help organise the games and a super response to our recent request for funds to help buy new footballs for the group. 


Jack & George Heath who are regular members of the football on Saturday mornings held a raffle between Christmas & New Year 2003 to help raise funds for the group.


It was held in The Talbot Arms with prizes donated by Andy and the team at The Talbot, Paul & Alison Bright of Carswell Farm and the two boy’s parents Phil & Donna Heath.


They raised a total of £47, which is a huge help to the group – Many thanks to you all.


Robin Hodges

National Six-a-Side Shield Birmingham 2006


Sunday (2nd April '06) saw the South West Crusader Tournament heats played in Uplyme.


A ‘proper’ a side pitch was marked out thanks to Phil Heath and Uplyme Football club.  We were able to provide not just a warm welcome, but cakes and refreshments too for participants and their supporters.  The first heat kick-off was scheduled for 2.30pm.  Uplyme Crusaders fielding two under-11 teams this year so many of our players were involved and those who were not came along to support




The national tournament finals were held at Aston University playing fields in Birmingham on Saturday 22nd April.


Simon Armytage was on hand to take these photos.





Our gallant squad before the competition


The team received silver medals for a close second place behind Lenzie of Glasgow.  A great day was had by all and congratulations to all of the Uplyme team, both players and support.

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