MORE than 30 members of 3D Dynamos took part in Saddleworth Round Table’s Santa Dash.
Junior players wore their playing shirts and parents joined them dressed as Santas.
It was the fourth event the football club participated in during 2019 as it embraces being part of the community.
3D Dynamos also took part in Diggle Primary School’s fete, The Great Saddleworth Get Together and a fundraiser at Diggle Band Club.
The football club also has a good working relationship with the Manchester County FA and for the fifth season in a row Rebecca Garlick, FA county coach developer for Manchester, spent an evening coaching the coaches at Saddleworth School as part of their continual football development.
She gave a coaching session with the club’s Under-10s benefiting from her experience and guidance. This also made a big impression with the coaches.
With the halfway point fast approaching for the adult teams at 3D Dynamos, first team manager Steve Laithwaite and reserve team manager Neil Beevor have given an overview on their teams and development of the adult section of the community grassroots football club.
With a step up, and a move into the Lancashire Amateur League this season, both teams are beginning to adapt to their new surroundings and the feedback from their playing squads is positive for the second half of the season.
Both managers agreed that while the standards are higher, the change of scenery after many successful seasons in the Huddersfield League was a necessary evolvement for the progression of the club.
At a time when many clubs, locally and nationally, are diminishing in the number of adult teams they can field every weekend, 3D Dynamos have bucked this trend and added a further adult team this season.
With the first and reserves playing Saturdays, the third team has commenced Sundays in the Total Football Manchester Sunday League, club chair Steve Laithwaite said: “With the increasing numbers of registered adult players from both our youth teams progressing and other players joining us for the first time from other local teams, it was a logical step to ensure the club can cater for those players, whether be it Saturday or Sunday football.”
This expansion within the adult section has been recognised by the Football Association through their ‘Retain the Game’ funding for which the club has consolidated with their second-year grant.
3D Dynamos run the soccer school for 4-6 year-olds, academy for 7-12 year olds and football teams from U7s upwards, so whatever your age if you are interested in volunteering, playing or coaching at any age group, contact club secretary Lesley Milne email@example.com or via twitter @3ddynamosfc or www.3DDynamosfc.co.uk