Nigel Goodinson

posted 24 Apr 2017, 05:51 by Handsworth Boys

The Club Received the devastating news yesterday of the passing away of a true pioneer of our club Nigel Goodinson..

At this sad time our thoughts and prayers are with Nigel's wife Julie, son Ryan Daughter in Law Helen and Grand Daughter Neve and all his family and friends.


Nigel has been an inspirational cornerstone of our club and is arguably the clubs most successful manager since our formation, his drive , passion , honesty and integrity are the virtues he has instilled in all who played for him and everyone he came in to contact with.

The word legend is sometimes easily used, but Big Nige was just that , a wonderful loving family man whose unconditional love for his family was clear for all to see , his lifelong love Julie was the centre of his world and he was so proud of his son Ryan and a doting Granddad to Neve.

RIP Mr Nigel Goodinson


posted 25 Aug 2016, 01:08 by Handsworth Boys   [ updated 25 Aug 2016, 01:10 ]

 A reminder that for mini soccer players (U7-U10) must retreat to the half way line for goal kicks.

 The  back pass rule applies to all age-groups, including U7-U10

 You will have seen the kick offs at the 2016 Euros, with players playing the ball backwards, this is one of the changes to the Laws of the Game for the 2016/17 season.

 At the bottom of this page is a document highlighting the major changes which will come into effect for next season, it is important that players and managers of teams take the time to have a look at these changes and educate themselves on the different laws referees will be asked to apply, hopefully avoiding any confusion or disputes at matches.

Please take the opportunity to download and read through the attached document taking on board the changes, making sure all your players, management team and where possible supporters are aware of the changes.

One of the more notable changes is an alteration to Law 12, the denial of a goal scoring opportunity (DOGSO) in the penalty area. If the referee deems the foul to have been accidental or a genuine attempt to play the ball, the player is cautioned, where they were previously sent off.

If you have any questions or want clarification on any of the laws changes for next season please contact Craig Grundy or James Bell at Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA on 0114 261 5500 or email



posted 23 Mar 2016, 01:41 by Handsworth Boys

The Club received the devastating news Saturday of the passing away of our Club Secretary Mr David Wragg...

At this sad time our thoughts and prayers are with Dave's wife June and his family and friends.

Dave Wragg has been instrumental in the progress of our club both on and off the pitch , he courageously picked up the "Wragg Amber flag" following the passing away of his brother and one of t...he club founders, Mick Wragg who tragically passed away shortly after forming the club, Dave's countless hours of dedicated work and support to the club and everyone around it for close on 40 years is a truly remarkable contribution in the history of our club, helping to provide so much for so many.

The overwhelming outpouring of admiration for gentlemen Dave from all walks of life in the past 24 hours really does speak volumes of the man and his family who supported his relentless hours of volunteering for the club for so many years.

Club President Bob Hill said of Dave's Passing " Not only has football lost a dedicated, passionate and true gentleman - I have lost a true friend. The devastating news has been very hard to take in - something you don't want to believe. But it is as a friend I will miss Dave greatly who gave me support and guidance especially through my bad times.. My thoughts are with June and the family at this sad time"

Club Chairman John Ward said of the loss " Today we have lost a true gent,dear friend and mentor, who has guided Handsworth to were it is now.Thoughts with June & family. Love you Dave....your dream WILL be delivered and I know you are still with us all the way, keep correcting me when needed, your support is invaluable"

To lose such an influential and passionate man ...will be very difficult for everyone who knew him, but one things for sure Dave & Mick Wragg will be looking down on the Amber Family proud as punch at every ball that's kicked, every goal scored and every new young player proudly wearing the Amber & Black shirt for the 1st time....Dave will take particular delight in every fulfilled Fixture list & referee appointment!

Dave's guidance, help and support has touched everyone who knew him, a level headed and knowledgeable man who be forever in our hearts.

We at the club have a responsibility to carry on the legacy that Dave Wragg has worked so hard to create... that would make him so proud.

Thank you to "Wraggy" for all you have done, fly safe our true Friend... Love you Mr Wragg.


Under 7s (2016/17)

posted 20 Jan 2016, 01:06 by Handsworth Boys

The club is looking for lads for next seasons boys Under 7's team. They must be in the present Year 1 at school. We would be grateful if you could pass on to anyone who you feel maybe interested in their lad joining the Ambers. For more details please email or phone 07778898038


posted 11 Dec 2015, 00:55 by Handsworth Boys

Tickets now on sale for the latest promotion from Ambers Entertainment. Top Niel Diamond tribute act "Nearly Diamond" performs at Olivers Mount on the 27th February. Tickets £5 - don't miss out - see Andy Hogan

Summer Soccer Camp

posted 10 Jun 2015, 00:54 by Handsworth Boys   [ updated 10 Jun 2015, 01:00 ]

The club will be running a Summer Soccer Camp for 5 days from Monday 27th July through to Friday 31st July at Olivers Mount. The camp will have limited numbers and is only open to 5 to 10 year olds.  Click on image for a booking form.

Please book you place as soon as possible.

Easter Soccer Camp

posted 26 Feb 2015, 02:17 by Handsworth Boys   [ updated 26 Feb 2015, 05:07 ]

The club will be running a Easter Soccer Camp for 4 days from Monday 30th March through to Thursday 2nd April at Olivers Mount on the 3g pitch. The camp will have limited numbers and is only open to 8 year olds and under.  Please book you place as soon as possible.

GIRLS SOCCER SIXES 11th / 12th JULY 2015

posted 20 Feb 2015, 00:51 by Handsworth Boys

We are now taking bookings for the 2015 event solely for girls teams. The tournament will be staged as a post-season event with the age groups based on the season 2014/2015. We will be based at Davys Sporting Club, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, S9 4ER
Entry Forms:-...

League Presentation Night Dates

posted 15 Jan 2015, 05:54 by Handsworth Boys

The dates for this season's League presentations are as follows:

11 May - U13 Blue
12 May - U13 Green + Division "E"
13 May - U14
14 May - U15
15 May - U16
18 May - U12 Blue
19 May - U12 Green plus Division "A"
20 May - U11 Blue
21 May - U11 Green
22 May - U7 - U10 Fair Play

The winners and runners up for each U11 to U16 division will be invited plus the respect winners for that age-group.

For the 22nd May, the Under 7 to Under 10 double and single team fair play winners will be invited.

All to take place at the Barnsley Metrodome

Ambers Halloween Party

posted 24 Oct 2014, 00:52 by Handsworth Boys   [ updated 24 Oct 2014, 00:55 ]

Get your tickets from Andy Hogan at Olivers Mount - another great night at the Ambers Bar

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