The Lord Lieutenant of County down

the award ceremony to the county down traction engine club on monday 16th july 2018

     On Sunday 30th September the Castle Juniors Football Club were awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service at a ceremony at the Sportsplex in Bangor. The ceremony was attended by a large number of the volunteers together with many members & parents. The award was received by Trevor Reid, the Chairman & the citation by Darren Wright, the Secretary. There were several speakers, including the Mayor, Bill Keery, the Chairman & Walter Rader who manages the QAVS scheme in Northern Ireland. The Master of Ceremonies throughout the ceremony was the treasurer, Iain Greenaway.
Photos thanks to the Portadown Times
Photos by kind permission of the Newtownards Chronicle
The Castle Juniors football club was started by accident by a few enthusiastic parents with the aim of getting their children away from the various screens inside & into the fresh air. Little did they know that 11 years later they would have over 500 members and a turnover of over £100K. It has just grown & grown. Initially it was exclusively for young boys but they now have mixed games, all girl games, games for those with physical & mental disabilities and even a game now for those in their 40's & 50's. They have 4 part time professional coaches & now have 3 players in the Bangor Senior Football Club. Various members & ex members have had trials for professional teams here & across the water. They are determined to run the club in a really professional manner with the ethos "The Person, the Player, the Club & the Community".
   Iain Greenaway (Treasurer), Sophie Ayres (LL Cadet),     LL,           Trevor Reid (Chairman)   ,   Bill Keery (Mayor),     Darren Wright (Secretary)
Walter Rader gives the Club Secretary some advice!!
Intense concentration from the Mayor, LL & cadet
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