THE junior guests competing at Home Park during half-time this weekend will come from Manstow Football Club.
While the Pilgrims do battle with Carlisle United in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday, these youngsters will have their own tussle on the hallowed turf as part of our new half-time entertainment.
The team are playing this season in the DJM league and they play in the Under-9s category, with most being in Year 4 across many of the Ivybridge primary schools. Many of the boys have been playing together for the past two seasons, with this being their first season in an actual league.
Manstow FC was founded in 1984 by Nick Cummins, who recognised that many soccer enthusiasts were eager to display their talents on the football pitch. The club has grown and now have over 100 boys and girls registered, and teams from Under-7s through to Under-18s, plus a newly-formed girls’ side that started last season.
Manstow FC is an “open to all” club, which means they do not select new joiners on ability. Whilst they enjoy winning, the club’s success is measured by how they develop players, how they play the game and how they conduct themselves.
The club is run by a small volunteer committee, who make sure that the club operates within the FA guidelines. Manstow are a full FA Charter Standard Club.
The players who are attending the experience are as follows:
Jordan (JJ) Wilson
Have a great day at Home Park.