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BREAKING | David Chadwick Moves On

CHORLEY FC Development Squad manager David Chadwick has decided to leave the club after eighteen months at Victory Park. 

After leading the Under 21s to the Galaxy Lancashire West league title last season, he has stepped down after being offered the Development Squad manager role at FC United of Manchester.  

Chadwick played for The Red Rebels for seven years, wearing the captain’s armband in nearly every match, and lead the side during their rise from the North West Counties second tier to Evo-Stik Premier Division. 

He said: “I would like to thank everyone at Chorley for their support since I helped to form the Development Squad. It’s a great club to have been a part of and I’d like to wish them all the best for the future.”

Chadwick leaves the Development Squad in a positive position.  Although they have played just five matches so far this season, they can boast a 100% win rate in the league.  A handful of players who have good prospects for the future have been loaned out to other non league teams in the area to gain playing time for first team squads. Others have represented the main team in both cup and league games this season. 

We are pleased to confirm that Chadwick’s assistant, Paul Greenacre has agreed to step up to the manager role and will take charge of the Development Squad for their next league game, away to Leeds-based RIASA West this Saturday. 

Everyone at Chorley FC would like to thank David for his time at Victory Park and would like to wish him all the very best for the future.  


DEVELOPMENT SQUAD | Final Fixtures of 2017

It’s not far off the half way mark in the U21 season, and after another game fell foul of the weather on Thursday, the squad are now in catch up mode.  Fingers crossed, we’ll fulfil the remaining three fixtures of 2017 and finish this calendar year with eight games under our belts. 

While the senior squad are entertaining Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday afternoon, the Development Squad will be playing away in Leeds as they face RIASA West for the second time this season.  In the home match the lads beat the American student team 2-1 and will be looking to extend their winning run to six consecutive games against the seventh placed outfit.  Kick off is at 2pm.

Their final home game of the year is scheduled for Wednesday 13 December as we welcome third placed Ashton Athletic.  They sit just one point behind the junior Magpies, although having played one game more.  Kick off at the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium is at 7.45; entry is by donation and the social club will be open throughout the match.  Come down and support the lads under the floodlights and see what is making them a winning force this season.

The Christmas match for the U21s is sure to be a cracker of a game and sees the boys travel to the Giant Axe.  They’ll face current table toppers Lancaster City on Thursday 21 December, with a 7.45 kick off.  The Dolly Blues lead the way in the Galaxy Lancashire League West, however, although they have 17 points to the Magpies 15, they have played two games more.


LOAN MOVE | Pratt Seals a Deal at Seel Park

We are pleased to confirm that another one of our youngsters has impressed the Development Squad management, and so has gone out on loan.

Frontman Harry Pratt has joined Mossley AFC, initially until the end of December.

Manager David Chadwick was quick to praise the young striker.  ‘Harry is big and strong, with footballing skills beyond his years.’  He added ‘I’ve played against him in training so I know just how strong he can be.  Plus he knows how to pick out a goal.’

Chaddy was quick to confirm why Pratt has been loaned out. ‘Although we’ve started very well in the league again, with five wins out of five, it’s not all about the results for me.  As the name suggests, we are a development squad, so its all about recognising players’ potential and helping them on their way to senior football.’

He added ‘Harry has the ability to play for our first team, however he needs game time in competitive football first which is why I’m delighted that Mossley have taken him on loan.’

Everyone at Chorley wishes Harry all the best for his time at Seel Park.


LOAN MOVE | Farnworth joins AFC Liverpool

Such is the successs of the Chorley FC Development Squad that we have been able to send out another player out on loan.  

Junior Captain Ryan Farnworh has joined North West Counties side AFC Liverpool as he starts the next stage of his development towards senior football.  Speaking about the loan Ryan told U21 Secretary Paul Metcalfe 'This is a great opportunity for me to get some first team football and develop as a player at AFC Liverpool.  I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead.'

Ryan goes straight into the AFC Liverpool squad and is in contention for a place vs AFC Darwen on Saturday.

Everyone at the club would like to wish Ryan all the best in your loan move.

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