2016 - 2017 Season

Welcome to the 2016/17 season at the Jack Kalson League.

We welcome new clubs, teams, players and parents to the league alongside those returning and moving up in age groups. We hope that your season is enjoyable, competitive and played in a good spirit. Changes this season see the retirement of Alan Kavanagh as Referee Appointments officer. The league would like to thank Alan for his efforts last season. His position has been filled by Rob Atkin who brings with him vast experience both as a referee and as a parent of players within this league.

This Season the League have 124 teams competing in 15 divisions with age groups from under eleven to under seventeen. The 52 under eleven and twelve teams play on Saturdays in 9 x 9 football. There will be no results or League Tables published for under 11 age group. Under thirteens to under seventeens play on Sundays making a total of over 1600 players registered to participate in junior football in this area.

Jack Kalson Junior League History

The League was officially formed in 1972-73 by local youth organizations including youth clubs and scout groups in the Scunthorpe area. These clubs had previously been playing friendlies and they formed one league for the under-fourteen age group to play on Sundays.

At the inaugurate meeting of the teams a committee was elected Roy Fenwick was elected Secretary, which he retired from in 2014 and Chris Burnham, the present Secretary, was elected. Dennis Gregory was elected Chairman and Councillor Alex Moore, President. At the time Alex Moore was Chairman of Scunthorpe United and the first cup final was played at Scunthorpe Unitedís ground, the Old Show Ground.

Scunthorpe United still allow the League to stage their cup finals at Glanford Park which is a great experience for the teams lucky enough to get through. The first sponsors of the league were Northern Dairies and the withdrawal of their sponsorship coincided with Councillor Alex Moore stepping down as President.

Jack Kalson was then elected President and offered to sponsor the league solving two problems at the same time. Bob Steele was elected Chairman.

As more teams became members, the league had to affiliate to the Lincolnshire F.A. and Ray Hewson was elected Chairman which he retired from in 2008 and Alan Jones was elected as the new Chairman.

Many people were involved with the League in the early years - Colin Fox (Gunness Juniors) and Lee Collinson (Ashby Institute) were Vice Presidents and Trustees; Brian Borrill was a Vice President and Hon. Treasurer. When Jack Kalson died, Mike Darby was elected President with the League retaining the "Jack Kalson" name.

Left to right: Roy Maud (Treasurer), Jack Kalson (President),
Ray Hewson (Chairman), Graham Taylor, Roy Fenwick (Secretary),
Brian Borrill (Vice President), Colin Fox (Vice President)
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