Forgione planning for a Briggers future

With the NCEL season curtailed and rumours that there will be no relegation in any FA restructure we are pleased to confirm that Manager Luke Forgione and Assistant Manager Gareth Hunter has committed their future to the club. Although Luke has admitted that the uncertainty leaves the club in limbo whilst we wait official confirmation from the FA Council he believes that the future is bright as we look forward to season 2021/22 and hopefully an uninterrupted campaign. Luke said "I think we have got a crop of good young lads and we’re looking to add some older heads in the summer. The young lads are motivated and are striving to go higher in the game and I am sure in

NCEL Season Curtailed

It is hard to believe that in 2 years we will not have completed a league season, but it is also not unexpected that the FA have tonight confirmed that Steps 3 to 6 will be curtailed. We await further updates from the FA Council. I am sure people will be disappointed that no further NCEL games will be played pending ratification from the FA Council, but many of us will be not be surprised following the impact of Covid-19. Football is a massive part of many peoples lives, but the wider impact on businesses and families who have lost loved ones brings things into context, and ultimately it is the right decision. I am sure many people will both agree and

Sad News

We are extremley sad to announce the death of former Worsbrough Bridge AFC player and Manager Dennis Robinson, at the age of 88. Dennis played in the successful sides of the late 1950's and early 1960's.  and was then Team Manager in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Dennis was brought up in Worsbrough and continued to watch the team for many years after stepping down as Manager. A true Worsbrough Bridge AFC legend we send our deepest condolences to Dennis' family and friends.

Fudge “sweet” on new signings

It has been a busy few days since our game away at Retford FC and I would like to welcome Mike Jepps and Owen Fieldsend to the club. Mike has been playing in the Senior Nottinghamshire Premier League for Bingham Town FC and has an impressive goalscoring record. Whatever the level, if someone knows how to put the ball in the back of the net you have to take notice, and his stats for the last few seasons shows he know how to hit the net. Although he has never played at this level, Mike is experienced and an all round athlete and someone we looking forward to seeing in the red shirt soon. Owen is another experienced player who has had

Club Statement – 30/12/2020

I am sure that by now you will be aware that today our NCEL season was suspended and will be reviewed again on the 13 January 2021. We, along with many other clubs are frustrated by a further suspension but we understand the leagues decision. They are damned if they do and damned if they don't and we just have to appreciate how difficult it is for everyone connected with Grassroots football at this present time. At a high level we want to make sure everyone is aware that our club will survive this, however we wouldn’t have done so if it had not been for everyone’s support, our sponsors and the fantastic efforts of our fans. We appreciate the efforts

Watch Worsbrough Bridge AFC Live!

#BackTheBriggers has gone to the next level. We are delighted to announce that Yorkshire Live Sports Streaming will be streaming our away game at Retford FC on Monday 28 December with kick off at 3pm. It is important that during this period of restricted movement that we look at different ways to connect with our supporters and give them the chance to support the club. Simply click on the link below on the day of the game to watch, it will cost £4 to watch the game with £1 going to the club so it is a win/win situation for the supporters and the club. http://wbafc.ylss.co.uk

Chairman’s Christmas Message

What a year 2020 has been, I am sure we will all be glad to see the back of it and hope for a better 2021. Covid-19 has created havoc for clubs up and down the country, and you have to feel for the managers, players, club and league officials that work tirelessly to keep things going - it has been a tough time. From the point of view of Worsbrough Bridge AFC we enter Christmas with many positives and a future we can look forward to. Financially, despite the pandemic we are in a good place and the structure of the club is starting to reap benefits with our U19's and U18's both top of their respective leagues. Our 1st team

50 Free Meal Offer for Kids

Following the recent government announcement where they have ruled out extending the free school meal deal during the half term holidays for struggling families we have decided to offer kids from the Worsbrough area a free packed lunch on Friday 30 October. As a Community Football Club we don't want to see any child in our area going hungry so we will offer 50 Friday Free Packed Lunches for Worsbrough kids aged to 4 to 9 years old. This offer is made without question or judgement and complete discretion is guarenteed. All we ask is that you are a Worsbrough resident and that you contact us using our social media pages (facebook or Twitter) or through email to wbafcchairman@gmail.com The packed lunches will

U21’s Update

Following last nights impressive 5-1 against Gainsborough Trinity U21's, Manager Jimmy Whitehead notified the club of his intention to step down with immediate effect. The win last night was the first of the current campaign after a draw against Swallownest and defeat against Handsworth. Jimmy was instrumental in the set up of the U21's after we decided to disband our reserves team and has been responsible for helping to bring through a number of players to our 1st team, namely Dominic Claxton(now at Pontefract Collieries), Luke Mcginnell (Penistone Church). Jimmy was also successful bringing through Steve Simpson, Ellis Pickard, Finn Morgan and Callum Turner towards their own 1st team debuts in the last 12 months. We are disappointed that Jimmy has decided to

Briggers appoint Forgione

Following what has been a difficult few days for the Briggers after the resignation of Lee Morris the club have moved quickly to appoint a new manager in time for this weekends trip to East Hull. We are pleased to confirm that Luke Forgione has agreed to become our new 1st manager with immediate effect and will be joined by Gareth Hunter as his assistant manager and James Ritchie as 1st team coach. Chairman Mark Booth had the following to say on the appointment. "We were all disappointed that Lee Morris had to step away from the club for personal reasons, but with games coming thick and fast it was important that we looked to make what we believe is the right