BLACK DRAGON BADGES NORTH DIVISION - Clubs
Bentley Miners Welfare
AFC Bentley is a relatively new club formed from the Players, Committee and Supporters of Brodsworth Welfare AFC. We were evicted from Brodsworth Welfare football ground at the turn of 2016. Despite protestations from local councillors, local people and an intervention from CMFL Chairman Eddie Pearce, the welfare trustees were adamant they wanted us off and no mediation was going to prevent that. Sadly, but fortunate for us, Bentley Colliery were having difficulties at The Avenue. We were welcomed straight away by the Bentley trustees, so much so that we finished 2015/16 season at The Avenue. AFC Bentley is a community club, that encompasses the old Broddy set up, some of the old Bentley Colliery committee and a whole new junior section. AFC Bentley has grown and this season we will be running 16 teams at all levels, from U7s to Over 35s. The 1st team management consists of Manager – Kenny Taylor , Assistant – Dave Vann and Coach Ian Dowe. They will be continuing our philosophy of past seasons, bringing through our own home grown players. Many of whom leave us for higher level football but the strategy tends to serve the club well. This year we have another new crop coming through. We managed our best finish last year of 3rd place in CMFL North which was a good season for the club. With the backing of sports brand X Blades and other local business, we are set fair to give Bentley an excellent community club. Over the last 12 months the committee have worked hard to secure funding for much needed new changing facilities at The Avenue. Building work starts just before the beginning of the 2017/18 season. With completion expected around October. The next addition will be floodlights.
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