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Sports Round up


3D Dynamos – Delph, Dobcross & Denshaw 3D Dynamos Celebrating Football in the Community since 1992


In 1991 3D Dynamos were born and 3 teams (Under 8’s Under 10’s and Under 12’s) were formed as Val Broadbent, Dave Broadbent, Wayne Holroyd and Alison Holroyd recognised a gap in local football for the children of Saddleworth. The very first meeting was held at Delph Club with a few items to discuss on the agenda, before the dream became a reality.


First up was to name the club - why 3D Dynamos?


After a brief discussion a shortlist was made at this first meeting and it was agreed that although Delph was the home of the newly formed club, the committee wanted a broader appeal than naming the club after one village. It was agreed that Delph, Denshaw and Dobcross FC didn’t exactly roll off the tongue so it was left to an amalgamation of all three and hence the name 3D Dynamos was given.


Why are we doing this?


This Mission statement agreed in 1991 has stood the test of time and is as relevant in 2017 as it was then ‘to provide the local community with a facility for the promotion of football for all age groups with particular emphasis on developing skills and enjoyment in youth football; striving to balance the achievement of success with the participation of all’.


History of The Ds


The first 3 teams entered the Tameside Junior League with home games being played at Delph School and Whibsey playing fields, Denshaw. Training was on the Saddleworth Pool all weather pitch during winter (before the current Sports Centre was built) and on The Woolpack during the lighter nights.


Over the 25 years since 1992 the club has maintained steady growth and now successfully runs teams through all age groups. Starting with the Soccer School (age 4-6) through junior and youth football to our two open age teams and a Vets teams (over 35’s). All the teams are run by F.A. qualified coaches and all are volunteers who give up their spare time to ensure the club survives and prospers – not always easy, but definitely worthwhile.


Making it Big – Andrew Driver


When Dave Driver started the soccer school in 1995 little did he know that his son Andrew would become The Ds most successful football player to date. After starting his career with 3D Dynamos, Andrew went onto have a successful professional career with Hearts, Houston Dynamos (United States) and De Graafschap (Netherlands). As well as this he also represented Scotland at Under 16 level and England at Under 21 level.


Marking the 25th Season To mark this milestone achievement the club are holding a football celebration day at Boundary Park on Saturday 29 April 2017. Every team will enjoy a full match day experience with use of the player’s lounge and will make their entrance onto pitch via the player’s tunnel. Parents, friends, family and sponsors get to watch from the stands. The club are also looking for all players present and past to attend the event and perhaps mull over the highs and lows of life as a Dynamo.


Can you help – Volunteers and Sponsorship?


If you are interested in helping us celebrate this 25th season we are seeking Match and Match Ball Sponsors for each game played on the day. We are also on the lookout for raffle prize donations from local businesses who will join with The White Lion, Delph, The Gate Inn, Diggle, Hair and Beauty, Delph and Oldham Athletic to help us to make this a day to remember.


If you can offer your help in other ways on the day or in the future please feel free to ask us and perhaps you will help us carry this club forward for another 25 years.


Whatever your age if you are interested in playing, coaching or volunteering then please contact: Val Broadbent (Club Secretary) on 01457 870575 or 07917 572117 Or Carl Hirst (Chairman) on 07773 036593 or via twitter @3ddynamosfc


Oh When The Ds….


around SADDLEWORTH 64


www.aroundsaddleworth.co.uk


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