Author: dwithey30

Welcome Holmes

Hanley Town are pleased to announce the signing of centre-half Warren Holmes, ages 25. He joins the new vision of the club after recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Previously of Alsager Town, Holmes is a commanding centre-half and will provide a lot of stability to the back line.

After joining the club this is what Warren had to say:

“After talking to the chairman and the management team it was clear the club has big ambitions for the next few years and you can see around the ground they’re already been working on things off the pitch.”

“The group of lads that are already here are a good bunch of players, hopefully I can settle in quickly and be an asset to the team on and off the pitch – and the key thing for me is to stay fit and the club are willing to help me.”

Manager Mick Morton seemed pleased with the new addition to his side:
“Very happy to get Warren at the club, he’s been a player we’ve been after for a few seasons now. Unfortunately last time he was at a club he was struck with injury, but Warren will bring great experience to the squad.’

The FA confirms League allocations for next season (20/21)

The FA has confirmed the league allocations for next season, currently scheduled to start in September.

Our First Team will remain in the North West Counties Premier Division, with the makeup staying the same as last season.

Teams being: 1874 Northwich, Ashton Athletic, Avro, Barnoldswick Town, Bootle, Burscough, Charnock Richard, Congleton Town, Hanley Town, Irlam, Litherland Remyca, Longridge Town, Northwich Victoria, Padiham, Runcorn Town, Rylands, Skelmersdale Utd, Squires Gate, Whitchurch Alport, Winsford Utd

Our Reserve Team meanwhile will remain in the Staffordshire County Senior League Premier Division (Men Unite Premier), which will have new additions to the league, taking the total number of teams to 17.

Teams being: AFC Alsager, Abbey Hulton Utd Reserves, Alsager Town Reserves, Ashbourne, Audley & District, Ball Haye Green, Brereton Social, Buxton Reserves, Cheadle Town, Eastwood Hanley, Foley Meir, Hanley Town Reserves, Leek CSOB, Redgate Clayton, Silverdale Athletic, Walsall Pheonix, Wolstanton Utd

Stevens signs for the Town

Jack Stevens, former youth team player at Port Vale, has today put pen to paper signing a deal with Hanley Town.

Only 20, Stevens has today joined Hanley Town as a part of our new vision. He had this to say
“To join Hanley for this season is massive for me personally, to be part of a club with massive ambitions for the season is huge. Ever since I came down for the first session I could see how great the set up is and how great all the lads are. Speaking to the Gaffa and the chairman did the deal for me really both are really good people with massive intentions for Hanley.

After the previous signing of Kieron Brown, Hanley manager Mick Morton had this to say about his new signing.
“Very happy to have jack on board, he’s a young lad that’s just been let go by port vale. He’s a great lad to have around. You can see in training he works hard, he’s a wide player very quick and he’s something which we’ve being looking on bringing in.”

Sean Hancock (Shorty) and the club feature on the BBC

Link to the article.

On Sunday, former player and manager Sean Hancock (Shorty) and the club, featured on the BBC News website, as part of their coverage of how lockdown is affecting local businesses and clubs. Sean, for those unaware, has been running 10k a day since 4th May and will continue to do so until 16th August (when the new season would have started), in aid of raising money for the club in this difficult period – a fantastic gesture from someone who has the club in his heart. As of Sunday, the total he has raised stands at £1,652, after an initial target of £1000! For those who can donate and haven’t already, the donation page he has set up can be found here. All donations, whatever the size, are hugely appreciated from all at the club. You can also follow his progress on this page with his daily updates.

Thank you once again to Sean and to all those who have donated as well as to the BBC for writing the article.