Kidsgrove Ladsandads was formed as a branch in its own right exactly 20 years ago this year in 1992 and was the last of the current eight branches which make up the Staffordshire Ladsandads Club which was formed by the late Doug Brown ( Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent ) in 1967.
We currently have 16 Mini Soccer teams and 11 Junior teams who play in the North Staffs Junior Youth League, which was renamed in 2003 from the Ladsandads League, and play home and away League fixtures against teams from within the eight branches. We also play in the coveted Area Cup which culminates in the Finals at Stone Dominoes.
This year sees Kidsgrove hosting the Doug Brown Founders Trophy and in July five of our teams travel to Osterode, North Germany to take part in a series of International Friendlies and the Peterschutte Tournament. In 2010 we went on tour to Osterode including a civic reception granted to us by the Bergermeister, Claus Becker.
We are obviously predominantly football orientated but we provide our members ( the Children ) with other sporting opportunities including athletics and swimming events as well as opening doors towards other areas within football itself.
The home grounds for Kidsgrove Ladsandads are :- Birchenwood Playing Fields, Mount Road, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs ST7 4AY.
To find out more about the work of Kidsgrove Ladsandads please visit their website: www.kidsgroveladsandads.co.uk