Monday, 24 August 2015

Staying Local

Saturday 22nd August 2015

This weekend saw me not only photograph a game of football, but I also had my first paid job as a photographer. Local side Fleckney Athletic asked me during the Summer if I could come down and take a team photo and individual player photos for them. Despite never doing anything before of this nature I was more than willing to give it a go. After a couple of failed attempts to get it arranged, a date was agreed on and thankfully there were no weather problems to put a spanner in the works. I arrived at their Leicester Road ground around 1.15pm and I took photos of seventeen individuals plus a team photo. Without blowing too hard on my own trumpet I was very pleased with the way they turned out. Anyone wishing to see them can view them by clicking on the following link...


After I was finished at Fleckney I made the short drive to the neighbouring village of Kibworth Beauchamp for my football game of the day.

Kibworth Town 3-1 Huncote
@ Fleckney Road, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire
Leicester & District League Premier Division

Admission / programme: none
Attendance: 12 - 15

Kibworth's ground is located on the edge of the village and the entrance is easily missed, with it being down a track opposite the garden centre. This leads you to a gravel car park and a pre-fab building housing the changing rooms and kitchen. The ground is also home to junior set up Kibworth & Smeeton Juniors FC and there are four pitches on the site. The one that Town use is the 3rd one away from the car park and is fully railed off - in fact it is the only one that is. There is nothing else on site and it is very exposed to the elements.

The game wasn't bad and the visitors would feel they should have got something out of the game, but after a poor first half performance they found themselves three nil down and with too much to do. They created quite a few chances in the second half but could only manage the one goal. Sulleyman Osman got two of Kibworth's goals on the 15th and 33rd minutes, with them sandwiching an own goal. Huncote's sole reply came from substitute Shaun Robinson. (source: http://full-time.thefa.com/DisplayFixture.do?id=14965475

A decent but very hot afternoon in the company of my dad and afterwards we headed to the William Wygston in nearby Wigston for a pint before heading home in different directions.

42 photos of the game can be viewed online @ Kibworth Town FC
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