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Monday, 2 August 2010

Hilton FC Tackles the Chester Sunday League

LOCAL hotel Doubletree by Hilton Chester is championing a new football team, AFC Hilton, with plans to take the Sunday League by storm.

Scott Davies [Assistant Food and Beverage Manager] at Doubletree by Hilton Chester spearheaded the campaign for a new Sunday League team, making the most of the ball skills of fellow staff members and local footballers.

Team manager Tony Watts brings with him 15 years experience of youth and senior football along with links to the Welsh FA and Cheshire and District FA.

Captain Scott will head-up the squad of 24 players. He has previously played at semi-professional level and has completed his levels one, two and three in football coaching.

Scott says:

"We would like to establish ourselves in the Chester and District Sunday league, with the intention of becoming contenders for the league and in various cup competitions.

"We are extremely grateful for the support and efforts of Doubletree by Hilton Chester in providing sponsorship for this coming season. Without them all this wouldn’t be possible."

A presentation took place this week to thank key figures in support of the new football team. Framed AFC Hilton shirts were awarded to: Tony Wright, General Manager of Doubletree by Hilton Chester and Peter Hendry Chairman of AFC Hilton football club.

John Hibbert, treasurer and secretary of AFC Hilton attended the event to make the presentation, along with Captain Scott Davies and Manager Tony Watts.

General Manager of Doubletree Chester, Tony Wright says:

"We are thrilled to be the official sponsor of AFC Hilton. We always endeavour to support our staff and the local community in any way that we can.

"It's exciting and we look forward to supporting the lads at the first match of the season.

"We know that the team will also become a valued asset to the local community on both a sporting and social basis."

Pre-season training started for the squad on July 22 and the team has been working hard to get everyone performing at their best by the start of the season on September 5.

As a large contingent of the squad are staff from the Club & Spa at Hoole Hall fitness will be key and the focus over the next few months will be on tactics and team preparation.

Doubletree by Hilton Chester is located on Warrington Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3PD. For further information, telephone Doubletree by Hilton, Chester on 01244 408 800 or visit www.hilton.co.uk/chester.

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