CARL Hirst has stepped down after four successful years as chair of 3D Dynamos.
He relinquished the post at the recent annual meeting when planning for the next 12 months began.
Thanks to Carl’s tireless efforts, the club’s development at the younger age group flourished and 3D now has 11 teams between Under 7 and U10.
The club now has 19 teams plus a soccer school for 4 to 6 year olds, and a vets’ training session for the over 35s.
Neil Beevor also stepped down as treasurer to focus on the working with the Manchester FA and the Football Foundation for grants/sponsorship, a key role for the club to continue its growth.
Steve Laithwaite was elected new chair, John Lees and Steve White as joint vice-chairs and the returning Howard Gaunt as treasurer to work alongside Lesley Milne as club secretary.
Richard Hartley also received an award in recognition of his long service to the club. He has taken a team through from U7s to U17s. This team played its final season in 2018-19 with several players playing in both Richard’s team and the open age side and are continuing with the open age team next season.
Richard has also been a valuable member of the club off the pitch in his role as child welfare officer and maintaining the club’s website and whole game system. He is remaining with the club in his non-managerial roles.
The 3D Dynamos open age teams are on the move and have successfully been accepted into the Lancashire Amateur League.
Neil Beevor, reserve team manager, came up with the idea to switch leagues and test themselves against different opposition.
The first and reserve teams have also secured a two-year kit sponsorship from Saddleworth Round Table along with matchday training tops from The Gate Inn, Diggle.
3D Dynamos have two new U7 teams after a successful year as part of the soccer school.
3D Dynamos Spartans U13s played their first 11-a-side season in division one of the East Manchester Junior Football League after being newly promoted and finished fifth. Since then they have been playing in tournaments and came runners up in the Barrowford FC competition, losing the final on penalties.
Five 3D Dynamos teams entered the Mersey Valley Football Tournament in Sale.
3D Dynamos Yellows U7s, 3D Dynamos Yellows and Blues at U8 age all entered the non-competitive games.
The U9s were represented by the Blues and Blacks who are a new team for next season. The Blacks team played some great football, considering it was some of the players first ever competitive game the boys did brilliantly only missing out on a semi-final spot on goal difference.
Blues have a few years’ experience and some great results saw them top the group unbeaten and progress to a thrilling semi-final. With the scores level at 2 – 2 after extra time the game went to penalties. Two spot kick saves from 3Ds goalkeeper Austin Lees and a final pressure penalty from Roman Welsh secured a place in the final.
After the euphoria of the semi-final win the team ran out of steam and lost 1 – 0 in the final. Player of the tournament as voted for by the tournament officials was 3D’s Emilia Sivori.
3D run a soccer school for 4-6 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, then please contact: club secretary Lesley Milne at firstname.lastname@example.org or via twitter @3ddynamosfc or www.3DDynamosfc.co.uk
Players required for the upcoming season at the following age groups:
Soccer School – children aged 4-6 years; U11s, starting school year six in September; U14s, starting school year nine in September; open age, over 16 years.