Tingley Athletic under 12’s have secured promotion to the second division. Finishing as runners up in the Garforth Junior Football League.
This is a fantastic achievement and one that the players, parents and coaching staff are extremely proud of.
The 3rd division consisted of 12 teams this year, Tingley finished with 54 points, dropping only 12 in the whole season, winning 17 matches.
At the end of the 2011/2012 season we lost 3 or 4 good players for various reasons. However a recruitment drive by the remaining players brought in 5 new players in key positions which rebuilt the squad to a much higher overall standard.
We started the season really strongly, all the players had put a lot of effort into pre-season training and this had meant their fitness was excellent.
They had the best defensive record in their division conceding only 29 goals.
Tingley were unbeaten away from home, and had the best away goal difference in the division, scoring 68 and conceding only 15.
The run in to the end of the season was key to our promotion, in the last 9 games we only dropped 2 points.
We are already planning our assault on the second division and another summer training programme is in place to ensure that the team are fit and ready.