Bury High Schools, with the support of Bury Football Club, are delighted to announce the return of the Bury Town Team. This team represents the best talent from Bury’s High Schools, competing against other Town teams across Greater Manchester that will be led by Ian Berry & Simon Bourne.
Greater Manchester County Schools Football Association are excited by the news and the ambition to resurrect District football within Bury and the opportunity for the District Association of Bury to further enhance and develop the relationship between Bury FC and the boroughs High Schools.
This reflects both the ambitions of the Football Club and the Association to place Bury school children at the heart of school’s football.
Glenn Thomas, Chairman of Bury Football Club Community Trust, said: “As a football club, we take very seriously our commitment to supporting schools football across the borough and engaging the school community. The work of the GMCSFA and all its volunteers is very humbling and we are delighted to support their work, whilst also ensuring as a club we are working with the schools to identify the best young and local talent'.”
Lee Garcka, Secretary of Bury Schools Football added “We are delighted to receive the support of Bury FC in re-introducing a Town team for Bury. The Club’s passion and generosity during discussions for this project have been very impressive, and everyone within the Bury School Football Organisation are grateful for the Club’s support.”
Mark Shackleton, Secretary of GMCSFA: "We are delighted to have further strengthened our relationship with our football family. Bury school children deserve the opportunity to enhance and test their capabilities against other associations. This is a very important step forward in the evolution of school football within Greater Manchester and we look forward to receiving an Inter Association team from Bury next season”
Both the GMCSFA and Bury FC are delighted to announce this new partnership which will see both organisations collaborate in order to raise awareness of the educational opportunities for all members of the GMCSFA upon leaving school at The Football College.
Trial dates for the U14 Bury Town Team will be as follows:
Dates: 26th June / 3rd July
Age Group: u14s (Current Yr8 Pupils)
Location: Bury Grammar School, Bury, BL9 0HH
Players will be nominated by their PE teacher/school football coach or head of PE.
Bottom Row (Left to Right): Simon Bourne (U14 Town Team Assistant), Lee Garcka (Secretary of Bury Schools Football), Ian Berry (U14 Town Team Manager).
Top Row: Mike Waterworth (Head of Education), Kyle Hall (Head of Football).