Author Archives: Kevin Bryant

York University visit Grimsby to play futsal

On the Saturday they played 4 games at the Second Avenue Resource Centre.
Grimsby won 3 of the 4 games.
York A 8 Grimsby Catalonia 3
York Ladies 1 Grimsby Ladies Select 3
York B 2 Premier Falcons 5
York C 3 SureStart 7

On the Sunday a round robin short game tournament was played at the Kent St Resource Centre.
York A 12 points
Gy Auditorium 10
Freeman St Resource Centre 10
York B 9
Enver Reds 3
York C [oops]

FC Grimsby back on track, Hornigold stars

Grimsby 10 Hull Gemtec 1

Nicol Magpies stars Daniel Hornigold and Paul Gooodhand dominated ?Hull scoring 3 goals each. Either in attack or defence Hornigold was key to the action.

The 9 goal difference was worth a point as it took Grimsby past Hull; ?booth teams are level on points in the keenly contested Futsal Premier League Nothern Conference.

Starting with Goodhand, Hornigold and Fulstow players Robert Cass and James Archer in front of him keeper Dean Gladwell was proteced by an organised defence that offered no way through for the Hull attack.

Kieron Moore, Aidy Clark (Caistor) added a goal a piece and added much needed depth of quality to the squad.

Shaun Gladwell scored an excellent solo goal to add to a Robert Cass rarity.

An excellent team performance that augures well for the future. ? ? [smile]


Cultural Services

37 hrs/wk
Based at Origin 1, Europarc, Grimsby

The Sports Development Unit of North East Lincolnshire Council is looking to appoint a Trainee Sports Development Officer to gain the skills and abilities required to work in the sports development sector.

Working towards the NVQ award in business admin the successful candidate will also undertake a full programme of professional development aimed at preparing them for progression into the sports industry. ?

The Trainee Sports Development Officer will provide general administrative support to the Sports Development team as well as being involved in a variety of projects designed to develop their knowledge and understanding of development work.

Other work will include supporting the Unit?s officers to organise and deliver school holiday activities, produce newsletters and publicity materials and develop the service?s marketing and communications systems such as the website.

The Trainee Sports Development Officer will assume employed status with North East Lincolnshire Council on an apprenticeship basis. ?Aged 16 ? 19 the ideal candidate will be passionate and enthusiastic about sport and will have some knowledge of the sports sector through completion of a course in sport at school or college. ?Coaching experience or qualifications would be desirable but not essential.

If you are interested in a career in sports development and would like to join an apprenticeship scheme that will equip you with all the necessary skills and experience to progress in the industry then please contact Kerry Chapman on 01472 323349 or e-mail: for an informal chat about the post. ?

To apply please forward your CV to Kerry at the e-mail address above.

Closing date for applications: Friday 23rd June

Grimsby Futsal League Requires Referee

If you are a qualified referee you will quickly adapt to futsal rules.  A full futsal course is planned for anyone wishing to start from scratch.  For qualified referees it is a case of adding the futsal qualification to the qualification you already posess.
Details Kevin Bryant 0845 6122250 email[url][/url]

Famous David Pleat Quotes

"A game is not won until it is lost"

"Winning isn’t the end of the world"

"This is a real cat and carrot situation"

"I’ve seen some players with very big feet, and some with very small feet"

"And the steam has gone completely out of the Spanish sails"

"He’s got a brain under his hair"

"Pires has got something about him, he can go both ways depending on who’s facing him"

"That would have put the icing on his start"

Mark Cullum-New NELC Sports Development Position

I have recently been appointed into a new position within Sports Development at North East Lincolnshire Council and as such will no longer be leading on the development of girls football in our area. ?I would like to thank you all for your hard work in developing girls football over the past 4 years. ?

We have established a thriving primary and secondary schools central venue league, established lots of new girls football teams and will shortly be launching a girls league attached to the Gradley. ?It has been a pleasure working with you all and I feel that we have made a real impact on the sport in North East Lincolnshire.

Louise Smith will now be leading on the development of girls football from our team. ?Please contact Louise with all queries or issues relating to girls football on 01472 323379 or e-mail

My e-mail address and phone number will remain the same in case you wish to contact me.

Mark Cullum
Mark Cullum
Principal Sports Development Officer
North East Lincolnshire Council
01472 323434

Teams Fail To Turn Up For County Cup Final

Blundell Park, Sunday May 7th
Tilted Barrell (Grimsby) and St Johns (Holbeach) played out a final that tatically and technically left a lot to be desired. ?Played at a break neck space, little thought went into the play. In the 90 minutes of football that led to extra time niether team could manage 4 connected passes. ?It was junior football played by men. ?Neither team had a player who demanded the ball, wanted to play football, could change the tiresome pattern of long ball play. ?1-1 took the game into extra time, Tilted Barrel took the cup 5-4 on penalties. ?thankfully players that struggled to pass had no trouble with the ball on the penalty spot. ?

lincs cup final