Local Football

Teenage aces get their kicks

Wigan Athletic Community Trust launched the third season of Premier League North West Kicks League at Wigan Youth Zone last Wednesday evening, with 10 teams competing in a five-a- side tournament to mark the new campaign.

Jamie Vardy celebrates his equaliser against Wales

Third of workers believe they’re the office equivalent of Jamie Vardy

The England Euro squad could learn a thing or two from Britain’s office workers, it seems.

Diego Maradona scoring the 'Hand of God' goal -  Photo By Rex Features

On this day ... Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal ...

Thirty years ago, on June 22, 1986, Diego Maradona scored what would go down as the ‘Hand of God’ goal against England.

A heavy pitch after a downpour

Parklife: A light-hearted look at the beautiful game

After the exertions of the previous weekend, taking in four games in four days, it was a quieter time this time around.

The days of muddy pitches are over until next season

Parklife: Amateur football column

It has been a busy few days – as the weather has partially relented, for now anyway, it was possible to take in four games in four days.

Who'd be a goalie?

Parklife column

They say you have to be a bit daft to be a goalkeeper. A bit? You have to be well-and-truly crazy!

There's nothing like a midweek game under the lights

Parklife column

Tuesday saw a midweek trip to a night match…there is something special about a night game under lights.

The ref will always be at the centre of controversy regardless of technology

Parklife: Grassroots football column

I have previously offered the view that one of the joys of football is that the same laws apply whether the game is 
the World Cup final or an Under -6s match

The bin-it-to-win-it approach works best in parks football

Parklife amateur football column

It is a curious thing. Friends, colleagues and acquaintances get together and decide to form a football team.


Ellington looking to sharpen up with the Admirals

Former Wigan Athletic striker Nathan Ellington is hoping Nelson Football Club can help him recover from a three-year absence from football.

Non League
Action from the a local league at the weekend

Parklife: Local football column

“Time” yelled 10 team-mates in unison, as the dodgy centre-half brought the ball down, facing his own goal, 14 yards out.

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