It is with great sadness to announce that our great friend and fellow committee member
Karen Phoenix lost her battle with cancer and peacefully passed away yesterday with her family by her side.
We have certainly lost a huge character from our football community who will be sadly missed and her contribution to local football has been outstanding over the years.
Karen who has been a League Committee member for 21 years and she held a fulfilled life being involved with the game she loved for many years.
Her footballing interested started at a young age and her talent led to her to play for PNE women’s team.
When finishing playing Karen continued to still be involved holding a managerial and committee role within Lancon FC.
Following this she held Committee positions within the CLJFL & MLCJFL.
Karen was a respected by many people involved within local football and will be sadly missed.
Our Central Venue will never be the same !!
Our prayers, sympathies and thoughts are with Karen and her family at this very sad time.
Mid Lancashire Colts Junior Football League was amongst the winners at this years FA Grassroots Awards .
There were over 4,906 nominations this year, over double the number of previous years and we received the award of
FA GRASSROOTS LEAGUE OF THE YEAR 2019.
The League has blossomed incredibly over its 20-year life-span. It began with just six teams on board, but now involves 250 teams, 42 clubs and over 3,000 children within the Preston, South Ribble and Chorley areas. We aims to provide an inclusive, progressive and fun environment for kids age 6-10 so that they can learn and develop within the sport with little to no pressure. This notion is reinforced with their partnerships with Lancashire NHS to promote Smokefree Sidelines and with Kick It Out.
The Smokefree Sidelines initiative aims to denormalise smoking around children and young people, specifically those engaged in sport and break the association smoking has with the sport.
Also, the Kick It Out campaign will support the league in providing early interventions and better education for its players, parents, coaches, club and league officials around the negative impact caused through discrimination as well as the inclusion for all.
We would like to thank all involved within the league who continuous work has helped us achieve this honour.
League Secretary Ian Christopher (Right) and Kevin Kealey (Left) receiving the award from Danny Murphy