Shelfield United Football Club


Shelfield United Fun Run Raises Over £1,500 Isabella Lyttle!

Thank you to all Shelfield United FC members who supported our fundraising event ‘Run for Isabella’ – a 5k sponsored fancy dress run held at Shelfield United. The event was organised by Johanna Moseley to raise money for Isabella Lyttle, a local girl who needs specialist cancer treatment only available in America. The event raised a massive £1524.00 which was a fantastic achievement and will now be added to the fund. If you did not attend the event but would still like to make a donation then please visit the following website:

Club Achieves CASC Status
Over the last 6 months the Committee of SUFC have been working hard behind the scenes to help secure the long term future of our Club. Following a fantastic first season we are pleased to announce the from 1st July 2017 Shelfield United Football Club have been granted Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) status. This means that the Club is effectively now set up as a Charity and is officially governed as one. We believe that this is a major step forward in helping the Club fulfil its long term goals and secure additional funding for years to come.

The CASC scheme was set up by the Government in 2002 and allows SUFC to register with HMRC in the same way that registered charities do. This also allows SUFC to benefit from tax incentives and additional funding that will help the Club grow. It also allows the Club to benefit from Gift Aid on any donations that are made to the Club. This is currently an extra 25p for every £1 donated. For the remainder of this season we would expect to receive additional income of around £4000 from this scheme alone.

With every penny raised being reinvested into the Club to help develop players, grounds, buildings and coaches we believe that having CASC status will allow the Committee to achieve its long term goals in a shorter time scale as well as securing the long term future of the Club.

We will be inviting parent who pays subscriptions for their child to complete a simple Gift Aid form so we can claim on your behalf from the tax man. This costs you nothing but the minute or so it takes to fill in the document. Your manager will have forms already printed or you can download one here. If you have any further questions please speak to Pete Grice at the desk on Saturday morning or any other member of the committee.

On behalf of the Committee we thank all our players, parents, supporters, coaches and volunteers for your continued support.

2017 Annual General Meeting

The club held its Annual General Meeting at the Boat House pub on the evening of Monday May 15th 2017. The turnout from members was good and Leigh Tricklebank and the committee would like to thank all those who attended.

Topics discussed were the clubs financial status which is looking extremely positive along with a summary of our progress both on and off the pitch during the 2016/17 season. There was also a preview of some exciting development plans for the grounds which when implemented will even further enhance the footballing experience for the players, parents and supporters.

Please take time to download and read the report (link below) and direct any further questions or comment to any member of the committee.

Under 14's Win League Title!

Our Under 14's won their title decider today in a blistering competiton against Huntington Harriers. There was a superb turn out of very loud supporters to cheer the lads on and the game was played in good spirits. Huntington had the best of the opening exchanges but a tactical change moving Elliot Fox to the wing and Rob Dukes into midfield turned the game on it's head. Josh Simpson-Lewis got the breakthrough just before half time with top goalscorer Owen Bradford getting the second to seal the win.

An absolutely superb end to a fantastic season - full match report on the team page!

Under 11's - Bilston Junior Cup Final - Full Details!

Bilston Town Junior Cup Final - U11's
Shelfield United FC vs. Creswell Wanderers
Tuesday March 21st 2017 - Kick Off 7:15pm
£2 Entry Fee (payable on the gate) - Programmes £1
Bilston Town Football Club, Queen Street, Bilston, WV14 7EX

Our Under 11's are in the Bilston Town Junior Cup Final on Tuesday 21st March 2017. The fixture was originally to be played back in February but was a casualty of the bad weather. Kick off is at 7:15pm and we hope to see a good club turn out to cheer the lads on! Some details for what will be a great night here:

Players and coaches will be meeting at pre-arranged point near the venue 45 minutes to kick off (location to be advised by Leigh/Pete/Mick) and will enter the venue as a group. There is ample free parking within the stadium. Players and coaches enter for free, parents and other supporters will be charged £2. Cup final programmes will be on sale at point of entry and within the venue itself at £1 each.

At the completion of the final all players will receive either a Winners or Runners Up medal with the winning team also receiving the coveted Bilston Town Junior Cup Trophy. There will also be a special "man of the match" award decided by the Bilston Town club sponsors.

Hot and cold food will be on sale throughout the evening. No alcohol permitted. There is also no smoking allowed in the seating area of the main stand.

The organisers have asked us to point out the dugout areas are for players and coaches only. All other spectators should remain behind the fencing area throughout the game.

An official photographer will be there to capture images on the night. Parents are not allowed on the pitch at any time but can take pictures from behind the pitch fencing.

It's a fantastic achievement for our mighty Under 11's to reach this final - let's all turn out in force a week on Tuesday to cheer the lads on!

New Online Clubshop Launched

Shelfield United FC are proud to announce the launch of our new online Club Shop! In partnership with club kit manufacturer MACRON we are delighted to launch a player and leisure range of clothing. Samples will be available for viewing and sizing at the desk each Saturday morning

MACRON's reputation as a quality and innovative manufacturer of sportswear is endorsed by Shelfield United FC, and we hope players, parents, siblings and all supporters will back this venture.

As a thank you to all our parents and for your continued support, the Club will offer 15% cash back on all orders placed before the end of March. Simply order through Pete Grice at the desk during Saturday training or order online and show Pete your receipt.

You can take a look at the items on offer here -

Under 12 Whites - Ball Boys at Walsall FC!

Our Under 12 Whites had a great day out at the Banks's Stadium yesterday on ball boy duties for Walsall FC in their game against Northampton Town. The day began early with the lads meeting at our ground to do a sponsored 5 mile walk to the stadium.

On arrival they got a training session from the Walsall FC coaches and got to train with some of the first team squad. They then had a tour of the facilities. Not only did they get to sit in the dugout pre-match but they also found time to get their photo took with "Swifty" the Wasall mascot (pictured above).

The lads must have also brought some good luck as the mighty Saddlers ran out 2-1 winners in the main event. Thanks to all the coaches and parents who helped out on the day. Special mention to Andy Turner and ERF Electrical who sponsored the lads track suit bottoms!

All the pictures from the day are in ourPhoto Gallery

Under 12 Whites to be Ball Boys at Walsall FC - Saturday 4th February

If you're at the Banks's Stadium for Walsall's game against Northampton Town this coming Saturday, 4th February, you might just spot some familiar faces along the touchline. Our Under 12 Whites squad have been selected for ball boy duties on the day and will get to watch the game at the closest of quarters along with what we're sure will be a great overall match day experience.

The lads will also be walking from the Shelfield United grounds to the stadium to raise money for their end of season day out. We all hope you have a great day lads and we look forward to seeing the photos from your special day!

First "Player Sponsorship" Graduates - Tom Phillips & Josh Simpson-Lewis

Regular readers will recall our announcement late last year that we would be launching a sponsorship programme to help Shelfield United FC players to remain within the game past their playing days with the club.

We are delighted to annouce the first two graduates of the scheme, Tom Phillips and Josh Simpson-Lewis (pictured above) have recently qualified as league referees. The lads are now officiating every weekend and earning some extra pocket money. Please join the committee in congratulating the lads on all their hard work and wish them every success in their new careers.

If you're intersted in applying for your child to benefit from the scheme you candownload a copy of the programme synopsis below. Feel free to speak with any member of the committee for more information.


Bilston Cup Final - Support the U11's!!

OnTuesday 28th Februaryour Under 11’s will compete in the Bilston Cup final at the Bilston Town FC stadium. This is the first time this team have entered this competition and it is a fantastic achievement to have reached this stage.

In the final they will face Creswell from the Walsall league. Creswell are one of the best teams in the Walsall Junior League so it promises to be a very competitive match.

Kick off will be at7:15 pmand will be played under the floodlights, which will be a new experience for Shelfield Under 11’s.The team will be leaving Shelfield United’s grounds around5:30pmfor the final and would appreciate as much support as possible. If you are free on the night please come along and support both teams in what will be a great night of football.

Further details will be announced as soon as they are provided.

Steve Phillips Appointed General Secretary

The committee are pleased to announce that Steve Phillips has been voted our new General Secretary. The position has been vacant since Vicky Corbett stepped down earlier this season and we are delighted to have Steve on board.

Steve has been a valued member of the team of volunteers who give up their spare time to help out at Shelfield United for many years and has played a big part in making the grounds look so fantastic this season. He will now be splitting his tractor driving duties with being the clubs interface with the various leagues we are members of and with Staffordshire FA.

Please join us in wishing Steve all the best with this important role and offering him your full support!

Shelfield United Donate Old Kit to "Walsall FC Sierra Leone"

Shelfield United FC are delighted to have supported Walsall Football Supporters Trust in their endeavors to bring the beautiful game to the less fortunate corners of the world. Our Chairman, Leigh Tricklebank, and Mr. Steve Davies of WFST have a long term relationship forged through football that facilitated used football kits being shipped to Sierra Leone, one of many good causes supported by WFST.

The initiative began 6 years ago via a Facebook conversation when Mr. Davies discovered a group of young lads who wanted to start their own football team. Walsall FC donated some of their old youth team kit and the initiative has been going ever since. The team is call "Walsall FC Sierra Leone" and Saddlers fans follow their fortunes via their Facebook page.

In appreciation of Shelfield's generosity a Walsall Legends game has been arranged by WFST with further information to follow.

Walsall Football Supporters Trust Homepage

Walsall FC Sierra Leone Facebook Page

New Player Sponsorship Programme Launched

The purpose of this programme is to help Shelfield United FC players to remain within the game past their playing days with the club. This programme will offer a financial package and support network for players to obtain coaching or refereeing qualifications. This scheme is open to all players who meet the eligibility criteria.

This programme is written into the club constitution to ensure future funding. Funding for this programme shall not exceed £500 per season (1st May – 30th April) without a vote being taken by the Committee. Funding for the inaugural season (1st November 2016 – 30 April 2017) will not exceed £250.

It's a great opportunity - download a copy of the programme synopsis below. Feel free to speak with any member of the committee for more information.


Poppy Appeal Success!

Shelfield United players showed their
respect on Remembrance Sunday by wearing specially designed poppies on their kits (pictured above). Each team raised money from donations and the club as whole donated £178 to the Royal British Legion. Minutes silences were also impeccably observed across all of our games. Well done everyone!

Latest Statement of Club Affairs Published

The club has published a 6 month statement of affairs for review by all members. Since the new committee headed by chairman Leigh Tricklebank took charge in April the club has gone from strength to strength.

This summer period has seen the Club, for the first time in its history, order every new player a full match and training
kit as well as rain jackets. We have also supplied all teams and the Academy with all the new equipment that they will
require for this season.

We currently have over a HUNDRED children playing each Saturday morning. We are also attracting new players and teams to Shelfield United. Going into the 2016/17 season we will have a record number of players and teams.

The club is currently in a good financial position. We now have to consolidate this over the winter period to ensure that we can start the following season in a stronger position. This will allow the Committee to fulfil our long term goals for this Club.

Thank you to all our players, parents and coaches for your continued support !


Bilston Cup Semi Final Draw

Shelfield had one team left in the hat for the Bilston Cup Semi Final draw earlier this week, our magnificent Under 11's managed by chairman Leigh Tricklebank. It was a tough game in the quarters where they edged out Great Barr Harriers from Walsall league 3-2 thanks to goals from Reuben (2) and Tricky. They will now face Black Country Ravens from the Bilston League in the penultimate game of the competiton. The match will be played away on Sunday December 4th, venue and kick off time to be confirmed.

Thanks Vicky!

It was the end of an era yesterday as Vicky Corbett sadly stepped down as General Secretary of Shelfield United due to personal commitments. Vicky had been with the club for many years and it would not be where it is now without her efforts and professionalism.

Chairman Leigh Tricklebank said "Vicky has been an ever present beacon during my five years with the club and I'm sure both current and former members will join me in thanking Vicky for her hard and at sometimes thankless work."

A big thank you Vicky from all the committee, coaching staff, players, parents and helpers. You will be sadly missed, and as Leigh said in his recent post on Facebook, don't be a stranger!

Thanks Vicky!

It was the end of an era yesterday as Vicky Corbett sadly stepped down as General Secretary of Shelfield United due to personal commitments. Vicky had been with the club for many years and it would not be where it is now without her efforts and professionalism.

Chairman Leigh Tricklebank said "Vicky has been an ever present beacon during my five years with the club and I'm sure both current and former members will join me in thanking Vicky for her hard and at sometimes thankless work."

A big thank you Vicky from all the committee, coaching staff, players, parents and helpers. You will be sadly missed, and as Leigh said in his recent post on Facebook, don't be a stranger!

Andy Spooner Joins the Committee

At last nights managers meeting the committee unanimously voted on its latest member. Andy Spooner will join as Committee Support with immediate effect. Andy has been involved with the club for over 8 years as a parent and valued volunteer. He has recently taken a key role in helping to get the new Under 9's team up and running.

Please join the committee and the coaching staff in wishing Andy all the best in his new role.

Sponsor Your Favourite Shelfield Player!

You can now show your support for your favourite Shelfield United player by sponsoring them for the 2016/17 season. Sponsorship costs just £20.

You can advertise your business, your event or maybe you're just a parent, grandparent or friend - whoever you are it's a fantastic way to get your message out there.

For your £20 you get a section on the Player Sponsors
page and a mention in all future club literature.

See your manager or any member of the committee for more details!

Bilston Floodlit Cup Quarter Final Draw

The draw for the Quarter Finals of the Bilston Floodlit cup took place this evening and two of our teams will be facing tough opposition in their respective age groups as they enter the last eight of the competition.

After thumping Bloxwich Rangers 6-0 in the last round courtesy of a hat trick from Reuben, a brace from Tricky and a fine goal from Kyan our Under 11's will host Great Barr Harriers Town from the Walsall League.

Our Under 12's were lucky enough to get a bye in the last round and their first game of the competition sees them get a tough away draw at Trysull Tigers West, also of the Walsall League.

Both ties will be played on Sunday November 6th. Kick off times to be confirmed.

Bilston Floodlit Cup First Round Draw

The first round draw for the Bilston Floodlit Cup 1st round took place on the 6th of September. Shelfield United have entered three of our sides this season and the competition is a great opportunity to play different teams from outside of our usual league.

Our Under 11's got a tough draw against Bloxwich Rangers from the Walsall league. The Under 12's Whites were matched with Bilbrook Juniors West of the Stourbridge League. Our other Under 12's team got a bye guaranteeing us at least one team in the hat for the second round. Follow each teams progress in the competition via their team page.

All games to be played 2nd October 2016.

New Club Prospectus - Sponsorship Opportunities for 2016-17 Season!

With the 2016-17 season fast approaching the club are delighted to announce we are expanding our sponsorship packages for the new term. We still have packages available to sponsor away kits and jackets. We are also going to be erecting advertising boards along the perimeter fence which will offer great exposure for local businesses. You can even sponsor your favourite player from any of our teams for just £25!

Download the latest prospectus here for full details!

Shelfield United FC to host Charity Match in aid of AJ & Birmingham Childrens Hospital

The match has been organised by Brett Harvey of Short Heath Rangers in aid of a very poorly boy, AJ, who needs urgent medical care. Half of the money raised will go to Birmingham Childrens Hospital. The match between Short Heath Rangers and Shire Oak Allstars will kick off 10:30am on Sunday 17th July. Brett says:

"AJ is the reason why I have set all this up. He has been receiving treatment on his legs at Birmingham Children's hospital. Unfortunately the news hasn't been too good for AJ and his family. They payed for private care at first before being seen at the children's hospital.

Reason why I wanted to do something myself is to raise money for both 50% for Birmingham children's hospital and 50% for AJ 's future medical costs. Birmingham children's hospital have been fantastic with the help and support they've given AJ and his family. We as a team wanted to do something for the family. Test are still on going but the family are paying to get results as soon as possible will have to pay with getting AJ further treatment in the future.

Thank you for taking time to read this and please every penny does count. I know everyone says this but it really does.
Just need to say a big thank you to Leigh Tricklebank (Chairman of Shelfield United FC) with very short notice he has given us the chance to use their pitch at no cost. He couldn't of done anymore for me or the charity match. Please come and support the team if possible"

We hope that everyone from Shelfield United will go down there on the day to support this great cause. There's also a Just Giving page set up so you can make donations, CLICK HERE to donate, it takes a couple of minutes.

U11's & U12's Enter the Bilston Floodlit Cup

Our U11's & U12's are entering the Bilston Floodlit Cup this coming season.

The Bilston Town Floodlit Cup was created in 2009/10, and was - and still is - the only midweek junior competition where every game is played under floodlights, at Bilston Town FC.

It really is a unique competition that brings together teams from across the Midlands, and offers them the professional experience of playing midweek, under lights, in a stadium, here at Bilston Town, with three appointed officials on every game played.

Limited to 32 teams and played throught the season on a Tuesday and Thursday night it offers teams the chance to play against teams they would never normally meet in circumstances most of these players will never experience again.

From it's very inception it has caught the imagination of the teams involved, and every year the 32 places are quickly taken up, with several more teams on a 'waiting list' should anyone drop out.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bilston, the teams not only compete for the prestigious Floodlit Cup Trophy and Title of Midlands Champions, the winners also receive £100 prize money, courtesy of the Bilston Rotary Club.

Join us in wishing the lads from Shelfield every success!

AGM Update - Statement of Affairs

Following a very productive AGM on Monday 23rd of May the committee has now published a statement of affairs for all members to review. The club is in a great place to move forward both in organisation and financial outlook. The members voted on a small increase to monthly subscriptions to cover the ever rising costs of running a football club. The new price of £22 per month is however still very competitve compared to other teams in the area. There are also new ways to pay to reduce the overall cost. Price increase will be effective from July 1st 2016. You can download the full summary here.

New 2016/17 season Child Record Form available for download

The child record form for the new season is now available. All children signed to teams and those who just train on a Saturday must complete one of these so the club knows vital contact details and medical requirements. You can download it straight from here or visit the Club Forms page. Please note we have a new bank account which subs must be paid to from 1st July 2016. Details on the form.

We are on Twitter!

The club now has its very own Twitter feed and at the time of writing we already have over 70 followers, the majority of which are from outside the area and not connected to the club. This really spreads the name of Shelfield United FC far and wide and will raise the profile of the club. You can follow us by searching for @ShelfieldUtdFC

Under 10's - League Champions!

Shelfield Utd FC were warmly welcomed by LDRL at the 2015-16 annual presentations, held at Drayton Manor, where the U10s were awarded their Championship Winners trophy. In now their 5th year with the club, the U10s suffered many heavy defeats in their first two seasons, but this terms award was no fluke, having lost to only 8 teams in the last two campaigns.

The U10s are an hard working team littered with superstars, who have collectively improved beyond recognition since the U7s days. A special mention for the teams coaches and parents who have nurtured the boys to this success and have remained patient and supportive throughout the years.

Well done boys!

Under 11's Whites Win Achievement Shield!

On Sunday April 10th our U11's Whites won the Achievement Shield, beating Sutton Town Juniors 2-0 in a tight affair at Red Star FC's ground in Aldridge in front of around 150 supporters. Both goals came from Ashley Bucknall. Manager Carl Thompson awarded the whole team with man of the match. A truly great achievement and well done to the players and coaches involved.

Please see the Whites team page for a full match report. There are also more photographs from the day in the gallery.

New Committee Elected for 2016/2017 Season

After over 12 years of service and extremely hard work Brian and Sara Prosser have made the difficult decision to step down as chairman and secretary effective end of April. Everyone at the club are extremely grateful to both of them and on behalf of the managers, players, parents and supporters of Shelfield United FC we thank them and wish them well for the future.

As a result a new committee has been elected and they will commence their duties officially on May 1st. Incoming chairman, Leigh Tricklebank, has expanded the number of members so all the teams in the club will have a voice.

The new look committee will be:

  • Chairman - Leigh Tricklebank
  • Vice Chairman - Carl Thompson
  • General Secretary - Vicky Beech
  • Treasurer - Pete Grice
  • Fund Raising & Website - Lee Edmunds
  • Child Welfare Officer - Katie Dowen
  • Schools Liaison -Johanna Moseley


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Fun Run & Charity Football Match Raises Over £4000 for Isabella Lyttle

Club secures its 8th consecutive Charter Standard Award



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