JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Athletic set for cup test

SPALDING Athletic’s under-18 team is to represent Spalding United in the FA Youth Cup.

The ‘young Tulips’ will head to Matlock Town for their opening match in the competition on Monday for an evening kick-off.

As part of their new partnership agreement with the Tulips, the young Athletic players joined in with their senior colleagues for a full scale training session last Tuesday – and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. More such evenings are to be arranged during the season.

Many of Athletic’s age group teams will begin their seasons over the coming weeks and are looking for additional players to swell their ranks.

Any young player interested in playing regular league football is asked to get in touch with the relevant contact (all listed below).

• U/8 – Dave England 01775 840938 or 07718 085978 (e-mail cwcnorfolksouthlincs@gmail.com); U/9 – Marvin Scampion 07411 859827 (e.mail scampionmarvin@aol.com); U/10 – Lee Fovargue 01775 722881 or 07921 839647 (e-mail leekopite83@hotmail.co.uk); U/11 – Steve Williamson 01775 760660 or 07704 218765 (e.mail stevonwilliamson@talktalk.net); U/12 – Russell David 01775 822959 or 07802 350294 (e-mail ridavis1966@gmail.com); U/14 – Robert McNab 07734 331373 (e.mail mcnab _robert@sky.com); U/15 – Paul Grundy 07702 200932 (e-mail glynisgrundy@talktalk.net); U/18 – Andy Coaten 07595 207367 (e-mail spaldingathletic@hotmail.co.uk).