Finally, the new season is upon us. Following a busy close season which has seen upgrades coming in for four of the five teams, hosting a successful first tournament, winning it and finishing runners up in another, we are finally ready for the season to begin.
The first team, with six new signings, begin at home on Sunday the 19th of August against Steamboat in the Long Eaton Sunday League Premier Division. The reserves, also with six new signings travel away to play against Steamboat Reserves on the same day.
The other three teams have to wait until the second weekend in September to kick off their season, so more time for friendlies in the meantime.
The veterans, having kept the same team as last season, play their first match away against Riverside on September the 9th in the East Midlands Veterans League Championship West, following a league and cup double the previous season, sealing promotion in the process.
The under 18's, with some upgrades of their own, go into the Notts Youth League Sunday division 3 and face local rivals, hosting Eastwood Town Juniors at their new ground at Gallows in a 13:00 kick off on Sunday the 9th of September.
On Saturday the 8th of September, the under 12's head into the Young Elizabethan League division 1 following promotion from division 2 the previous season. With four upgrades of their own, they travel to local rivals and fellow promoted team, Long Eaton United White.
With a tough and challenging season expected for each of the teams, they can all look forward to it eagerly.
Good luck guys
Updated 20:22 - 16 Aug 2018 by Dave Morley