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Armthorpe welcome back two players & announce new commercial manager

Welfare are delighted that Luke Williams and Josh Bucknall have both agreed to staying at Church Street for the 2018/19 season.

Lively forward Williams made an impact when he returned to the club half way through last season and scored 11 goals in 21 appearances, whilst Bucknall gave some impressive performances in defence after moving from Glasshoughton Welfare at the end of November and cemented a regular place in the team towards the end of the season.

A pleased manager Mike Carmody commented, “I’m looking forward to working with Luke and Josh again this coming season. Both have shown great promise and I believe they will get better and better. They both have wonderful potential and We’ll do everything we can as a management team to help them progress in the game. It’s very pleasing to see they are willing to repay our faith in them by staying loyal to the club as I know both have attracted attention from others.”

Williams said, “I am really pleased to be signing at Armthorpe again. We have a great group of players and with potential new signings we can be pushing forward for promotion next season.”

Bucknall added, “I’m really happy to be staying at the club. Mike gave me a chance in the team last season so I’m hoping that me and the team can put in good performances and carry on with the performances and results we started to achieve at the end of lastseason.”

Both players will be available to be sponsored for the new season for the cost of £35 per player. Email for more information.

Welfare are also pleased to have appointed Derek Bucknall in a commercial advisory role. Derek has previously served Hemsworth MW in a similar commercial role and has been heavily involved in local junior football. Hopefully Derek’s experience will help Welfare move further forward off the pitch which will in turn assist us on the pitch too.

Derek can be contacted for commercial enquiries on

The club have also expanded its committee with Tony Dickman, Nidge Roe and Gaz Hirst all joining the club.

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