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Road closure following Robins game

4th November, 2022

Those going to watch or taking part in Selby Town's home Toolstation NCEL Division One clash with Athersley Recreation on Saturday are being asked to be aware of a road closure that could affect them after the game.

Scott Road, from Sainsbury's roundabout to the Flaxley Road roundabout, next to the Robins' Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium will be closed between 6:30pm and 8:30pm due to a Temporary Road Order by Selby Town Council for a Bonfire Event.

The local authority have put it in place to ensure the safety of over four thousand people that are expected to attend the event.

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Cooper to stay as Robins boss for the season

26th October, 2022

Selby Town have announced that interim manager Ryan Cooper will remain in the role on a permanent basis until the end of the season.

He took over in September following the departure of Christian Fox and assistant Jonny Bruce and has done enough to convince the Robins that he is the right man to be at the helm of the Toolstation NCEL Division One club.

Chairman Steve McGarrity said in a statement released on social media: "We have had several potential managers come forward to offer their services.

"But, the club feel that, at this time, stability is key and the team is much settled and Ryan has been outstanding in bringing that stability and we feel he should be given the chance."

The club have thanked all those who took time to put their names forward and say that new signings and further updates will follow as they look to move up the table.

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Cooper is interim boss as Robins confirm management departure

20th September, 2022

Toolstation NCEL Division One side Selby Town have announced that Ryan Cooper will take over as interim boss of the Robins for the foreseeable future.

It comes after the news that manager Christian Fox and assistant Jonny Bruce had departed the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium outfit by mutual consent, just days after a 7-1 home loss to Campion on Saturday.

A statement read: "At this time we as a club, would like to go record and offer our sincerest thanks to both Christian and Jonny for their hard work and contributions over the past five seasons and we wish them every success in their future endeavours."

Cooper's first game in temporary charge will be this weekend's Isuzu FA Vase tie at home to league rivals Glasshoughton Welfare.

A further statement from the Robins said: "The aforementioned appointment, we feel was just and had to be implemented swiftly as we begin our endeavours to acquire a suitable successor to the recently departing management team.

"Furthermore, club chairman Steve McGarrity stated his desire for Selby Town Football Club to take the required time necessary to find the suitable candidate for the managerial position and we have every faith in Ryan’s abilities and competence to steer the club in the meantime.

"Irrespective of the time frame to come, we offer our full support and gratitude to Ryan for stepping in when called upon."

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Tributes paid to cherished Robins volunteer

11th August, 2022

Selby Town have announced the sad passing of one of the Toolstation NCEL Division One club's long-time volunteers Phil Dearnley.

Former Robins chairman Dave Haddock has led the tributes on their website, saying: "This morning I woke to the news that a good friend of mine had passed.

"Phil was a good man, and a man who, in many ways, helped to shape my life in the last six or seven years.

"Through Phil’s kindness, I was introduced to volunteering at Selby Town Football Club - something I’d often dreamt about as a child.

"Together, sat in numerous pubs over a period of months we scribbled in our notepads, taking the club apart bit-by-bit and debating how we could put it together in a way that would not only improve it, but would ensure that it survived and thrived for many years to come.

"Phil was a cynical man which could be infuriating at times but, unlike someone who is wholly negative in personality, Phil was always open to try something new despite his doubts.

"And, often his cynicism led us to proceed with caution which helped the actions that we took to be ultimately more successful.

"Much like myself, Phil wasn’t one for picking up a paintbrush or trying his hand at DIY at the club - we both knew what our skills were and they certainly didn’t involve DIY!

"Many may remember Phil from his match reports, and he definitely had a way with words.

"There were many weeks when I had to edit and upload his reports to the website, and he’d often use words which I had never seen before.

"I spent a lot of time looking these up in a dictionary, and that’s despite being an English tutor!

"He was an ideas man and much of the good that you see at the club today came from those discussions and our notepads, and Phil’s influence should never be forgotten.

"When it came to the club, Phil was my biggest champion, and he was always there to push me forward and motivate me with kind words.

"I can honestly state that the friends I met, and the growth I had as a person in those years would not have happened if it hadn’t been for him reaching out to me many years before.

"Whenever we were together, there was one conversation he always brought up, that of his family.

"Phil had three sons, a daughter in law, and two wonderful grandchildren and, like all families, there were challenges along the way but he would do anything for them.

"Ultimately, his family and his football were the two most important things to Phil and, nearer the end, his tears were never for himself, they were always for his family whom he loved very much.

"I'd like to thank Steve [McGarrity], the club chairman, for letting me write this.

"I know he and the rest of the volunteers will continue to work hard to make the club a success in the spirit that Phil brought to the club.

"Thank you also to the players who showed great kindness and friendship to Phil, they too will miss his presence.

"Phil will not be forgotten. His impact on the club as a supporter, volunteer and most importantly as friend will always remain."

All at the NCEL send our deepest condolences to Phil's friends, family and colleagues, and to everyone at Selby Town at this sad time.

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Veteran keeper ready for charity run

17th July, 2022

Selby Town keeper Jody Barford is preparing to take part in another Great North Run later this year to raise money for the Cardiac Risk in the Young charity.

The veteran shot-stopper has taken part in the race for a number of years in memory of his mum, Linda.

And, he is getting ready to run the half-marathon again on Sunday 11th September, 2022, the day after he could have played a game in Toolstation NCEL Division One for the Robins.

He explains on his JustGiving page why he chose the charity that he is raising money for: "Every week in the UK, at least twelve apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions.

"With your donation, CRY can reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) by working with cardiologists and family doctors to establish good practice and appropriate screening facilities to promote and protect the cardiac health of our young.

"By supporting CRY you will help save young lives from these potentially fatal cardiac conditions.

"See how your support can help by visiting www.c-r-y.org.uk."

You can find out more and donate by going to Jody's JustGiving page (click here) and we wish him all the best in the race.


NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P 1 North Ferriby 38 95 55
P 2 Winterton Rangers 38 81 40
3 Emley AFC 38 77 43
4 Garforth Town 38 70 36
5 Penistone Church 38 68 19
6 Hallam 38 67 21
7 Barton Town 38 64 21
R 8 Hemsworth MW 38 55 8
9 Golcar United 38 54 13
10 Knaresborough 38 53 -2
11 Silsden AFC 38 51 -4
12 Albion Sports 38 51 -4
13 Maltby Main 38 48 -15
14 Thackley 38 46 -4
15 Eccleshill United 38 43 -11
16 Handsworth 38 42 -13
17 Frickley Athletic 38 36 -20
18 Bottesford Town 38 29 -37
19 Goole AFC 38 25 -66
R 20 Yorkshire Amateur 38 15 -80
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P 1 Campion 38 98 102
2 Harrogate Railway 38 86 51
P 3 Rossington Main 38 84 57
4 Wakefield AFC 38 70 34
5 Staveley MW 38 63 22
6 Horbury Town 38 60 28
7 Retford FC 38 59 3
8 Armthorpe Welfare 38 58 -5
9 Brigg Town 38 55 8
10 Selby Town 38 52 -9
11 Beverley Town 38 51 -1
12 Nostell MW 38 44 -14
13 Ollerton Town 38 41 -72
14 Parkgate 38 40 -15
15 Worsbrough Bridge 38 40 -19
16 Dronfield Town 38 40 -25
17 Glasshoughton Welf 38 40 -31
18 Shirebrook Town 38 36 -32
19 Swallownest 38 36 -35
20 Athersley Rec 38 30 -47

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