Swifts hit with bad news on Downing

Stourport Swifts suffered a blow to their plans after hearing that top scorer Jack Downing 18, has been recalled by his parent club AFC Telford United, and his loan will not be renewed. Telford are pushing for promotion from National League North, and currently sit in 4th place in the table.

Manager Quentin Townsend was disappointed to hear the news, and said . “We always knew Jack ‘s loan would be temporary, and he has come on leaps and bounds this season. He is a hot prospect, as his 11 goals in 23 games so far for us shows. He has become a serious threat to defenders, and I am not surprised that Telford have decided not to extend the loan period. We wish him well for the future.” Townsend has turned his attention to seeking out a suitable replacement for the last twelve game of the season.



Total Motion Midland League Newsletter

From Gary Hazlehurst  17th January 2019

 League Cup Quarter Final

Ilkeston Town vs Quorn

Shepshed Dynamo or Long Eaton United vs NKF Burbage

Worcester City vs Romulus

Coventry Sphinx vs Chelmsley Town


Premier Division Review

A goal in the 90th minute by new signing Deon Meikle maintained Ilkeston Town’s 7 -point lead as they drew 1-1 at Boldmere St Michaels.

2nd place Walsall Wood took an early lead through Sylvan Ebanks-Blake at Worcester City, but George Forsyth equalised midway through the second half as honours were shared.  3rd placed Westfields went down to a single goal defeat at home to Sporting Khalsa, Sean Williams with the goal in the 28th minute.

5th placed Shepshed Dynamo were held at home to a goalless draw by Coventry United who finished the game with ten men. AFC Wulfrunians slip to 7th following a 1-1 draw at home to South Normanton Athletic. Jack Till scored three times as Lye Town beat basement side Wolverhampton Sporting Community 6-2 at The Sports Ground.

 Long Eaton United were reduced to 10 men but came from behind to beat Quorn 3-1 at Grange Park. Romulus lifted themselves four points clear of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win at Stourport Swifts. Loughborough University are one place above the drop zone after a 2-0 defeat at Highgate United.

In midweek - Sporting Khalsa are up to 3rd following a 2-0 win over Shepshed Dynamo at the Aspray Arena. At the other end of the table, Dunkirk gave themselves a huge boost in their battle to avoid the drop with a 1-0 win at South Normanton Athletic. Romello Nangle scored the all-important goal three minutes into stoppage time.

Premier Division Preview

With just 6 games scheduled, only two of the promotion contenders are in action. Westfields have only picked up 7 points from their last 6 matches and need to get back to winning ways when they travel to Boldmere St Michaels who won the reverse fixture 2-1 at Allpay Park.

 Shepshed Dynamo welcome mid-table Lye Town to The Dovecote and they can solidify a top three place with a victory. Worcester City will still believe that they are themselves in the promotion mix however they have a 17 point gap to close to the top of the table. They welcome in-form South Normanton Athletic to The Victoria Ground with the visitors battling to avoid relegation. Loughborough University had a decent cup win in midweek and they welcome FA Vase heroes Coventry United to Holywell. One defeat in 7 games has lifted Long Eaton United well clear of the relegation zone. They included a win over Stourport Swifts in that run and they meet again at Walshes Meadow. Leading scorer Jack Downing serves the last match of his 3 game suspension for Swifts.

Inconsistent Quorn welcome relegation threatened Dunkirk to Farley Way in a game that promises goals. 


Midland Floodlit Youth League – Southern Division

Results :

15-Aug Bromyard Town 2 5 Tuffley Rovers
16-Aug Pegasus Juniors 1 2 Slimbridge
20-Aug Stourport Swifts 7 2 Pegasus Juniors
  Lees (5), Espley, Vine     Bufton, Roberts
22-Aug Cheltenham Town 3 5 Bishops Cleeve
  Tuffley Rovers 4 3 Redditch United
23-Aug Slimbridge 9 0 Bromyard Town
29-Aug Bishop Cleeve 0 5 Malvern Town
30-Aug Pegasus Juniors 4 3 Cheltenham Town
  Slimbridge 7 3 Redditch United
  Stourport Swifts 0 4 Slimbridge
        Buckland(2) Ahmed(2)
  Malvern Town  2 1 Redditch United
10-Sep Malvern Town  2 1 Pegasus Juniors
  Stourport Swifts 2 1 Bromyard Town
  Lees, Lovett     Adey
13-Sep Cheltenham Town 1 9 Slimbridge
  Tuffley Rovers 0 2 Bishops Cleeve
17-Sep Stourport Swifts 3 3 Cheltenham Town
  Patrick, Howard, Lees     Gyasi, Idowy, Romais
18-Sep Bishop Cleeve 4 1 Bromyard Town
27-Sep Slimbridge 3 0 Malvern Town
    4- Oct  Bromyard Town  1  7  Cheltenham Town
   Tuffley Rovers  1  1  Pegasus Juniors
   Bishops Cleeve   2  2  Stourport Swifts
    8- Oct  Bromyard Town  0  5  Bishops Cleeve
   Stourport Swifts  4  2  Tuffley Rovers
 11- Oct  Cheltenham Town  2  5  Malvern Town
 17-Oct  Bishops Cleeve  1  0  Pegasus Juniors
 18-Oct  Tuffley Rovers  1  6  Cheltenham Town
   Bromyard Town  0  12  Malvern Town
 22-Oct  Malvern Town  7  0  Tuffley Rovers
 25-Oct  Slimbridge   2  2  Bishops Cleeve
   Pegasus Juniors  4  3  Bromyard Town
   Cheltenham Town  3  1  Redditch United
 1-Nov  Pegasus Juniors   2  6  Stourport Swifts
   Slimbridge   3  3  Cheltenham Town
   Tuffley Rovers   3  2  Bromyard Town
 13-Nov  Bishops Cleeve  1  0  Cheltenham Town
   Malvern Town  2  3  Stourport Swifts
 19-Nov  Malvern Town  3  0  Bishops Cleeve
   Redditch United   3  2  Tuffley Rovers
   Slimbridge   5  0  Pegasus Juniors
23-Nov  Redditch United  6  1 Bromyard 
26- Nov  Tuffley Rovers   7  2 Stourport Swifts
27- Nov  Redditch United    4   6 Slimbridge 
29-Nov  Malvern Town   2 Cheltenham Town 
 6-Dec Pegasus Juniors   1 5 Malvern Town 
7-Dec  Redditch United    2  2 Bishops Cleeve 
13 Dec  Cheltenham Town    2  0 Bromyard Town 
14 Dec  Redditch United   5 Pegasus Juniors 
  Malvern Town  Bromyard Town 
10 Jan  Bishops Cleeve   3  1 Tuffley Rovers 
16 Jan  Bishops Cleeve   0  8 Slimbridge 


 Southern Division League Table - as at 17th January

    P W D L GD Pts  
1 Malvern Town 12 10 0 2 39 30  
2 Slimbridge 11 9 2 0 44 29  
3 Bishops Cleeve 13 7 3 3 0 24  
4 Stourport Swifts 9 5 2 2 4 17  
5 Cheltenham Town 13 4 2 7 -2 14  
6 Tuffley Rovers 11 4 1 6 -9 13  
7 Redditch United 9 3 1 5 -1 10  
8 Pegasus Juniors 12 3 1 8 -23 10  
9 Bromyard Town 12 0 0 12 -52 0  

  Swifts Juniors win County FA Fair Play Award

We are proud to announce that Stourport Swifts Juniors FC (SSJFC) have won the WFA Youth Fair Play Award, season 2017/18.

This is especially  poignant as it was our very first  season

When we established SSJFC in 2017 we started with five teams; U11s, U12s, U14s Jaguars, U14s Pumas and U15s

The FA's Respect programme launched in 2008 aims to unite the game and helps ensure football is enjoyed in a safe, inclusive and enjoyable environment, both on and off the pitch. The Worcestershire County FA then look at discipline points and any issues that have arisen and how they’ve been dealt with, and then sent to a safeguarding/discipline panel to narrow down potential winners.

Our Head of Youth Development Steve Shepheard and our Club Welfare Officer  Karen Shepheard will attend an awards ceremony at Worcester Cricket Club on 9th November to accept the award on behalf of the club.

As a club we have gone from strength to strength. We now have 13 teams for our 2018/19 season, U7s, U8s, U9s, U9s Wildcats, U11s Wildcats U12s, U13s, U14s Jaguars, U14s Pumas, U14s Lions, U15s, U16s, U16s Panthers.

As a committee we are extremely proud of our players and coaches for all their hard work, dedication and commitment to the club.

We’ve had a lot of support from others also and would like to thank our parents for volunteering and helping out and we’d also like to thank the committee of Stourport Swifts FC for their continued help and support and hope to continue our successful links between the Juniors and Seniors in the future.

How the club has developed and expanded over the last year has far exceeded our expectations, We have a strong committee, fantastic coaches and a great bunch of kids.

Our philosophy as a club is summed up in the FA Fair Play quote, in that we want our kids to “enjoy football, feel safe and have a good time.”

Long may it continue. 😀

Claire Beard 

 Swifts Junior Programme grows

Stourport Swifts Junior Programme gets underway again this season with the introduction of FIVE levels of Junior teams in action.

Led by Head of Youth Development and qualified FA Coach Steve Shepheard, and playing most of their games at Stourport High School, Swifts will now field a total of FIFTEEN separate Junior sides.

 ‘Mini Swifts’ have increased to Under 5's, Under 6's, under 7's and Under 9's plus the existing Under 11’s, Under 12’s, two Under 13 teams, and an Under 15 side.

Two new teams will play on Sundays, Under 14's and Under 16's plus another Under 16 team, joining the existing teams.

Also there will be two new girls teams at Under 9 and Under 11 level.

Chairman Pip Hanson said "It's fantastic to see the Junior Section growing so fast after just one season.

We will also have a new Under 18 team in the Southern Division of the Midland Floodlit League, providing a pathway for the two Under 16 teams to Senior level.

With new manager Quentin Townsend forging a strong link with Worcester University, we are geared to provide a great opportunity for local young players all the way to the Midland Premier League"