There is no doubt that the closed season was a success, but was it Sale United’s best season yet? This question has been left unanswered, until now.
Let us begin with the creation of the Academic and Engineer teams, illustrating the squad’s depth and talent. Sale United’s young guns have stepped up to the mark when playing for the Engineers. The new players have had to learn the game at a dramatic pace whilst the young veterans, like Sam Taylor, Baris Inel and Patrick Kelly, have become leaders. Having two teams in the North-West Powerchair Football Premiership is an immense achievement as playing at 10km/hour requires maturity, skill and quick thinking; all of which could have been proven to be too much for the youngsters. Instead, they took it in their stride, not only showing potential but also what they are capable of at this present moment, suggesting that this is the best season yet.
Similarly, the Academics have enjoyed masses of success in the Greater Midlands Powerchair Football Premiership by surviving relegation in the debut term. Furthermore, Mathew Gilmore and Jake Hudson offered countless magnificent performances, showing the entire league the squad's immense talent and demonstrating that the Academics are a difficult team for anyone to play against. The dynamic duo was rewarded for their showings with a chance to play with Evergreen PFC, a team in the National Premiership. On this grander stage, Jake and Matt continued to impress as Jake picked up numerous Man of the Match awards. Such development of key players provides strong evidence for the argument that this is our most successful season. Additionally, it illustrates that there is much more to come in the near future.
The future also looks bright due to the influx of new, young talent this season; another reason why this term is the best yet. Not only does this secure success for the coming years, but also illustrates that Sale United PFC is marketing itself fruitfully allowing for greater awareness of it’s existence. This is a massive improvement and a vital aspect of the Club’s growth.
The Club also continues to grow with the invention of the new committee that is chaired by our manager, John Gilmore, and vice-chaired by Jake’s mother, Hannah. This new committee should help to maintain and improve the financial future of the Club allowing the players to get the business done on the pitch; a winning and effective combination.
This past season has definitely been the best yet, but the fact that there is much more to come is even more exciting. We can look forward to huge success in the future. Stay with us to find out what next season brings.
Chow for now,
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