Wiltshire County FA is to commemorate the centenary of one of the most iconic moments of the First World War - the 1914 Christmas Truce.As part of a week of remembrance activity, 'Football Remembers Week' will take place from 5-14 December. A joint collaboration between The FA, the Premier League, the Football League and the British Council, the aim is to engage football fans and players at every level about what took place on Christmas Day one hundred years ago on the battlefields in Belgium.On 25 December 1914, soldiers from both sides put down their weapons and crossed into no-man’s land to share in an impromptu ceasefire. First-hand accounts from the time include references to football being played and photographs taken.
Young Achiever (12-18): Callum Howard. Callum was born with a serious lung condition; he manages his condition with a lot of medication but can get ill very quickly which has meant that he has been in and out of hospital his whole life. Three years ago he was struck down by a virus, which caused Callum to suffer with juvenile arthritis, which means that he is in constant pain with his legs and pains in his chest from his chest condition.
Despite all this, Callum plays football for Melksham Town FC Under 13 Tornadoes and gives his best every time. He has been through a lot but he never lets it get to him; he always has a smile on his face and will do anything for anyone. He is a true superstar. Callum also won managers player and Players Player of the year awards at the Melksham Town FC Presentation night showing how respected Callum is to the mamagers and players in his team.
Well done Callum from all at Melksham Town for Picking up the Young Acheiver Award.
The judges were looking for a team who has focused its abilities and for the young people in the team to be determined to reach the top spot.
Well done to all the lads and management.
22 u11 girls from Melksham Town FC enjoyed a festival on Sunday 16th November at Stanley Park, organised by the Wilthshire ladies and girls league. The girls played matches against FC Chippenham, Marlborough Youth, Frome Youth and Warminster Sky Blues. The next festival will be held in Jnauary 2015.