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Runcorn District FA

Secretary: Rick Bradfield
Contact Email: Rick1bradfield@gmail.com 

Year Founded: 1964

District FA History: 
During the 1963-64 season it was decided (by Cheshire FA I suppose) to increase the number of District FA's from 7 to 9. 

A meeting was arranged for April 23rd 1964 and the Runcorn & District FA was born.

In the first year, 24 clubs were affiliated together with 8 minor clubs, also there were 33 referees registered in that season. 

The longest serving member of Runcorn & District FA is the treasurer, Terry Clare, who recently stepped down after 43 year’s service.

The Runcorn & District FA area covers south of the River Mersey. Which is Runcorn, South Warrington up to the Thelwall Viaduct, including Thelwall, Stockton Heath, Grappenhall, Appleton (up to the M56), Moore, Daresbury, Dutton, Frodsham, to the boundary of Kingsley, Alvanley, Helsby and Elton.

District FA Committee:
President - Ken Tonge
Chair - Julie Cole
Hon. Secretary - Dave Wilson
Hon. Referee’s Secretary - Colin Keam
Hon Youth Secretary - Lindsay Berry
Hon Treasurer – TBC
Welfare Officer - Julie Cole
Hon. Competition Secretary - Dave Wilson

Executive Committee:
Dennis Bazley
Marie Heath
Ian Pinnington
Dave Stevens
Julie Cole
Linda Young

Finance Committee:
Ray Pullen
Ken Tonge
Terry Clare

Youth Committee:
Gary Horrocks
Lindsay Berry
Julie Cole
Ian Pinnington

Cups Committee:
Lindsay Berry
Dave Wilson
Dennis Bazley
Ian Pinnington
Gary Horrocks
Pat Crowe
Julie Cole

Referees Committee:

Alan Hope
Lindsay Berry
Dave Wilson
Dennis Bazley
Ian Pinnington
Gary Horrocks
Pat Crowe
Julie Cole


District FA Cup Competitions:
We currently run the following competitions:

Under 13’s Cup
Under 14’s Cup
Under 16’s Cup
Youth (17/18’s) Cup

Adult Saturday Cup
Adult Sunday Cup

New Volunteer Opportunities:
- We currently have a vacancy for a Treasurer. 
- Ideally we could do with a competitions secretary as this role is being covered by the Hon. Secretary.
- A volunteer with a decent knowledge of Social Media would be helpful.
- Someone with design/marketing/communication skills, to help in promoting the DFA. Updating the RDFA badge would be a start!

If we’re going to support the development plans of Cheshire FA then a few more volunteers interested in helping grow involvement in grassroots football would be good.
If you are interested, please get in touch!

Young Volunteer Opportunities:
We would like to get young people volunteering to find out the views and ideas of the young people currently playing grassroots football. 
What’s good about local football, what’s not so good and how would they like best to be involved in bringing about improvements.