On Sunday 17 Jan 2016 Melskham Town FC u11 Girls Player Rebecca Fairley lived a childhood dream when she was mascot for Liverpool FC v Manchester United.
Rebecca won a competition before xmas, she is waring a go pro to film the experience hopefully we will see footage of thsi shortly. . This was an amazing day for her and she has now been mascot for the mens and Ladies first team for Liverpool FC in last last 6 months.
Ladies and gents can you spend 2 minutes voting for Darren perrin as Melksham person of the year
Darren is the manager of Melksham Town Football Club which, in 2015, had the most successful season in its 140 year history when it won the Toolstation Western League Premier Division for the first time. The club earned promotion but could not move up due to delays in building the club’s new ground at Woolmore Farm.
When Darren managed the team for the first time 20 years ago, the team finished first in Division One and were promoted to the Premier League in which they play today. Last year, in his second season since returning to the club after 13 years managing elsewhere, Darren took Melksham Town to the top again.
Darren has lived in the town for 47 years and works as a minibus driver giving transport to disabled children.
Darren said, “I’m shocked and honoured to have been nominated for the award. The last 18 months at the club has been phenomenal. To win the league as a community club with no budget and just players from Melksham is incredible, and it was a magnificent effort by all the players and everyone at the club. I feel honoured to be their manager and cannot speak highly enough of everyone at Melksham Town FC.
“People can say what they like about Melksham but in my eyes it’s the best town in the UK. When you look at the Christmas lights, the events people put on throughout the year, and the support we have at the club, the community spirit is second to none.”