December kicked off with a Club Christmas Disco at the Colwall Park Hotel. Open to all members, parents, & volunteers, the event attracted a sizeable attendance with folk meeting up in more social rather than football circumstances.

Organised by Karen Rothan and Clara Bell, our club Events Team, the occasion proved a huge hit with youngsters and was rounded off with a visit from Santa, who handed out treats to all the excited youngsters. Afterwards Santa said, ‘it was wonderful to see so many young Badgers turn up and have fun, and more pleasing was the fact that none of them featured on my naughty list!’

The event was free to attend and included a ‘sausage & chips’ meal that was made possible with a generous donation of tasty sausages from club coach, Matt Waller of Ledbury based, Wallers Butchers. Our feature photo left shows youngsters, taking a moment to pose with Frosty the Snowman, who also popped along to join in the festivities.

Meanwhile, in what can only be a first for our club, two young Badgers, Ollie Davies & Josh Secretan (U12’s City) took the time to decorate a Christmas Tree in all things L&BBFC! See pho- to centre right.
Invited to do so by Powick Church as part of the local Powick Cub Pack, the youngsters decked their tree in the famous black & white colours of their local grassroots club, and even found room for a Badger at the top! Not sure about the Red and Yellow cards though… far too many!

A Badgers Vs Parents encounter took place at RFS involving our U9’s Dynamo squad that produced a thrilling 6-4 score line. Played on a cold but sunny morning, the parents were severely tested by their young opponents.

However, despite a close encounter, the parents man- aged to hold out… mainly thanks to a late super strike from one of the mums! See photo centre left. Finally, there was a great treat in store for members of our U11’s Saints & Hearts squads.
Invited by West Bromwich Albion FC to act as match day mas- cots, as part of the great links our club has with the WBA Foundation, the youngsters and their parents made the short journey up the M5/6 to the Hawthorns Stadium, as Premiership WBA FC played host to Manchester United FC.

Forming a flag waving guard of honour the excited youngsters are shown in the bottom photos left and right, pitch side awaiting the introduction of the two teams, and decked in their L&BBFC club rain jackets.

Our thanks go to folk for kindly providing these great moments captured on camera.