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‘Onwards & Upwards’ for Real Riverside FC

Riverside’s football club celebrates its 7th birthday, and sets new ambitious objectives for the season ahead…
With the 2009/10 football season, just completed, Real Riverside is already looking ahead to next season and the development of the club. Real Riverside’s A team recorded the best ever league finish (5th spot in Division 8) and promotion to Division 7 remains a strong possibility. Both teams have settled in well at the new ‘Home’ venue at West Midlands Travel (off Wheelers Lane) and some players believe the improved facilities have had a positive effect on the team’s performance.

Although Real Riverside was founded by members of Riverside Church back in 2003 many of the current squad are not from a church back-ground. The Club welcomes any players, regardless of religious views. The Club is led by members of Riverside and Chairman Mike Holt leads the prayer ministry—which is made available to all members.

Over the summer, Real Riverside will use grant money from ‘Sports Relief’ to train up 10 of it’s members as FA Coaches (Levels 1-3) and is in the process of gaining ‘FA Charter Standard’ accreditation.