AK Lighting & Signs Ltd
Haydock Juniors

AK Lighting and Signs are now the proud sponsors of Haydock Juniors FC Under 8’s in Merseyside.

Knowsley depot manager Andy Parkinson presented the strips at a training session.

The team was founded in 1996 by Graham and Janet Barker, and Geoff and Chris Bate. All four of the clubs founders are still involved on the clubs committee.
They play from King George V Park in Merseyside and currently have 20 teams ranging from U7S to an U18s.

Each year they start an academy for 6 year olds preparing for team football at U7s in the Warrington Junior league. 
The Club is a Charter Standard club since 2006 and have also achieved the Gold award in the St Helens District sports council club accreditation. 
The main objective for the club is to provide organised football in a safe environment  and for the youth of 
Haydock to develop their skills and enjoy teamwork.

Darren Houghton and Anthony Johnson were asked 2 years ago if they would be interested in coaching the under 6’s team at Haydock Football Club, with Anthony’s younger son already training at the club also Darren’s godson, they were happy to help. The current age of the team is under 7’s and currently have 3 key players already on the books at Liverpool Football Club Academy where they receive further development to their skills, there’s also have a further 2 keys player soon attending Wigan Athletic Football Club to further their skills. Haydock Football Club under 7’s are currently into their second season, the first season they started in the bottom of the Warrington league and due to our fantastic form last season winning 15 of our 18 games, the Warrington league placed them into a higher league with teams which play to their level and this season we have continued with our winning form winning 4 of our 5 games played. They do occasional enter competitions, the first one they entered they won, but with the age group only being under 6’s at the time the Warrington league don’t really reward and recognise winners as all teams are winners they don’t really keep league scores as playing football at the age these kids are should be fun and enjoyable to all kids and teams. The future now at the club is nothing but positive, the reason why AK LIGHTING AND SIGNS have sponsored them with a fantastic brand new kit and training tops and after our first 2 years playing in hand me down kits this has come as a massive pick me up to the kids and parents at our club, Haydock Juniors cannot thank Andy Kay and the kindness of AK LIGHTING AND SIGNS enough.