LEEK Town skipper Sam Hall made his 100th appearance for the club when he led the side out against Bedworth on Saturday, to become the fourth player this season to reach three figures – alongside Matt Bell, Tim Grice and Dan Smith.
Hall signed from Kidsgrove in July 2012 but had previously enjoyed a spell with Leek Town's youth team, and was also part of Burton's youth set-up before joining Hednesford Town.
In June 2009, he left the Pitmen for Kidsgrove, where he established himself as a key player with some strong performances in midfield, and he continued that form at Leek where he was named the Manager's Player of the Season for 2012/13.
Two other players achieved appearance milestones during the season just ending, with Steve Brannan completing 150 games whilst Ant Danylyk reached 300.
The season may be drawing to a close but there is still plenty happening at Harrison Park. On Sunday, May 11, the junior teams will be involved in finals day which is being held at the stadium.
On Friday, May 16, Blues present a Sportsmen's Evening featuring ex-Stoke City player Mickey Thomas, supported by a top comedian. Tickets cost £20 and this includes a Lymers pie 'n' peas supper.
Contact Matt Beeby on 07712 564356, Lee Casswell on 07736 239281 or Jamie Cullerton on 07827 360181 for tickets.
The following day, there will be a charity football match between Leek Town and Elmos Celtic FC in aid of Love4Leah.
Admission is just £5 and all proceeds go to charity. The game kicks-off at 12.30pm, so fans and players can watch the FA Cup Final afterwards.
Finally, on Sunday, May 25, Blues stage their second five-a-side tournament. This event was a great success last year and entry will be £20. More details are available from Matt Beeby on 07712 564356.
The Evo-Stik Northern Premier League is set to become the first in English football to launch a youth league and academy combining football with further education.
The NPL Football Academy opens its doors to its first intake of 200 students in September after being officially sanctioned by the Football Association and backed by Euromatech, the global training provider run by Marwan Koukash, the owner of the Salford Red Devils.
Anyone interested in becoming part of this exciting new venture at Leek Town should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and register interest.