Under 12's Football Competition 2022

District -wide Tournament


After the Covid enforced break, Wednesday 25th May saw the U12's 6-a-side Football Tournament hosted by Preston South Rotary Club relaunched at the AFC Fylde Sports Centre.  As with previous years we had another very successful day.  We had 24 mixed gender teams (that's 240 pupils and their teachers) from schools across the Lancashire Area of Rotary District 1190 from Lancaster down to Chorley and Clitheroe across to the Fylde Coast.

The day started with pouring rain and a biting wind but by the time of the games the sun had come out and play could commence.  The games were held in a highly competitive yet sporting manner with players exhibiting great skill and endeavour for their team and school. Their on and off-field behaviour was exemplary, a credit to their respective schools and teachers.

After a series of qualification matches we moved on to semi-finals which were contested between Southlands (Chorley) vs Central Lancs High (Lancaster) and All Hallows (Penwortham) vs Broughton High.  The Final was contested by Southlands and All Hallows and was a very close game with a narrow 1-0 win for All Hallows.

We owe special thanks to the Yr10 pupils from the schools who refereed the matches - again in a balanced and professional way.

We had a number of spectators including Assistant District Governor Kath Bromilow, (See her comments), Youth Lead Antony Chick  and Sports Organiser Mike Hindle as well as parents and grand parents supporting the event.

Special thanks must go to Preston South's lead Rotarian for the event Geoff Todhunter who oversaw a terrific day of sport.

Finally a BIG THANK YOU to Rotary District 1190 for providing funds for the event, to the County Council for it's donation and to the following local Rotary Clubs for thier financial support :- Longridge and North Preston; Preston; Preston Amounderness; Fleetwood; Garstang & Over Wyre and South Ribble.  

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Since 2021 the Club has taken the lead role in managing Wrap Up Central Lancashire Initiative to collect warm winter coats.

Golf Day

It's the 30th year of holding the Club's Charity Golf Day. This year's competition was held on Sunday 13th August at the usual venue at Penwortham Golf Course. Yet again a successful day raising over £4,500.

The Merry Band of Tree Planters

Working with the Council, other Clubs , local schools and the community to "Green" the Borough

Our New Santa Sleigh

Fund raising with our New Santa Sleigh!

Start Walking

1750 mile Virtual Walk by Club Members to raise funds for St Catherine's Hospice

Getting Ready For the Rota Kids Conference 2019

Preston South sponsors 3 local Primary Schools - Walton-le-Dale , Broad Oak and Longton, as Rota Kids Clubs.

Rotarian Neil completing the Shop

The Cost of Living Crisis following on from the Corona virus has placed increased demands on the Salvation Army Food Crisis Centre in Preston and the Club continues to make a £100 monthly contribution.

Some of the Children supported

Club support for Partners in Education Eswatini/Swaziland which helps street and vulnerable children.

Mere Sands Wood

Supporting The Lancashire Wildlife Trust to improve and maintain Mere Sands Wood