Phil Franklin: Thank You


Greenbank FC are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of joint club founder, Phil Franklin.

Phil, along with Geoff Guest, founded this wonderful club in 1978 on the small green on Greenbank Drive, in Lincoln.

This club has gone on to provide thousands of young footballers and volunteers an opportunity to play the game we all love for over 42 years. A legacy Phil will always be remembered for.

The family name is still synonymous with the club today, as Phil’s son, Paul, has his sons involved with our current under 12s.

The club will continue to honour Phil’s name, with the Phil Franklin award, given each year to a member of the club as a thanks for their services over the last year.

We want to thank Phil for all that he did for so many people.

Our thoughts are with Phil’s family at this time.

(Main photo: Phil with his son Paul, with a commemorative award for our 40th year)

(Article photo: Our first team)

Club Statement – Coronavirus

Following communication and advice from the Mid Lincs League, the club can confirm that ALL matches, including friendlies, are postponed until April 3rd, at least.

The clubs stance on training is that, whilst most schools remain open, training can go ahead at the discretion of the respective team manager and parents.

We will continue to monitor this and will update if/when the situation changes.

Club Statement

The club can confirm that one of our Under 10 games has been abandoned this morning, due to alleged serious verbal abuse of one of our players from an adult associated with the opposition team.

We have informed the relevant organisations and will pass all the information to them to conduct the necessary investigations.

On Behalf of The Committee

Tournament Updates – No Smoking or Pets!

We wish to welcome everyone to our annual Football Festival today, 23rd June. We hope you enjoy your day with us.

Please may we remind you to leave your dogs at home as the field is a no dog zone. We’d also like to remind you that NK is a non-smoking site.

Please note all the fixtures, results and league tables for our tournament today are available via our website https://www.greenbankfc.co.uk. Links are below.

Under 7

Under 8

Under 9

Under 10

Under 11

Club Statement

Greenbank Junior Football Club wish to reinforce their stance with regards to racism and specifically relating to an ongoing case which occurred on 20th January 2019.

We, Greenbank FC, have featured in an interview (see below) on Sky Sports News today, Tuesday 2nd April 2019, relating to the above case. The purpose of the interview was to highlight the issues we have faced in having this serious issue investigated, those responsible held accountable and the incident brought to a conclusion.

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