Clitheroe Wolves are immensely proud to announce that we will be expanding the older ages in the Club for the forthcoming season with the introduction of the newly formed Under 21 team. This is a huge step for the club as part of its Football Development plan. We are also hugely privileged to announce that Dennis Hill has agreed to take the reigns of the new side for the new season with David Mason as his assistant.
Dennis had been relieved of his duties at Clitheroe FC at the end of last season after a very successful campaign and Wolves acted quickly in order to appoint a man with a vast knowledge of amateur football in the area.
Ross Hibbert said “After I heard the surprising news that Dennis had been asked to stand down at Clitheroe FC, we felt as a committee it was the right time to advance the older ages in Wolves and bring forward the Under 21 team to the new season. Dennis, David and myself spoke a few times and felt it was a natural progression for them to come and form a new team and squad with us. We have an abundance of talent in the Club now with 3/4 teams at Under 18 next year and over 700 kids currently in the club ready to make the step up in future years. It was something we had planned for season 21/22 with all the work to complete Highmoor but events have transpired to bring it forward a year. We feel pushing the talented players in the area from 13 upwards to play at the highest level possible and this now gives the players that carrot to progress and develop. I am delighted a man of Dennis stature in the game has agreed to join us and with the support of David and the other coaches in the club we can really make a success of this”.
Dennis added ” I can’t wait wait to get started at Clitheroe Wolves, it is going to be great to try and keep the majority of the squad from last season and add some talented youngsters from Wolves, I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to continue the hard work with this talented bunch of lads”
The team will be back training as soon as the Government guidelines allow and we look forward to seeing them progress in the Lancashire Midweek league. If anyone is interested in trialling for the teams then an announcement will be made once a date has been decided on.