Grassroots football and Stretford Paddock FC may return sooner than expected! The exact date of when Stretford Paddock FC and grassroots football will return is unknown at this moment in time. However, Health Secretary Matt Hancock expressed that the government wants grassroots football back “as soon as we safely can”. The chief medic

My names Jack Apted, I’m 17 years old and I can play Right and Left Back and further forward when needed.  Whilst we’ve been in lockdown a lot of people have taken it as a negative, but instead I’ve tried to switch it up and turn it into a positive thing. Every morning I go […]

Yesterday’s announcement that the non-league football season has been cancelled outright, leaves many clubs feeling frustrated. In the North West Counties (NWC), teams had between 6 and 11 games to finish. Vauxhall Motors, a team in the NWC South division, had already secured promotion but will have to start next season in the South div

I’ve enjoyed the journey of Stretford Paddock, so far. But there’s still loads for us to do. We want to join a proper league, one where clubs will test us and if successful our ambitions can be matched by promotions to play at a meaningful level.  The lack of current direction doesn’t stop the things […]

Over at Stretford Paddock FC we managed to have our first inter-squad XI vs XI, this was a test to see how the squad works together before going into our first match against another team, and to give myself and the coaches an idea of who might fit into the starting XI. However we may […]

Here is the first episode of ‘Stephen Howson; Football Manager’ where I am starting up a brand new football team called Paddock FC. We hosted trials at the start of the year and will shortly be beginning regular training – filming and documenting every step of the way!