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Ross aim for West Midlands League as Saturday senior football returns
SATURDAY senior football will be returning to Ross after an absence of three years - and they are aiming for the West Midlands League.
Former Town player Dan Morris will be running Ross Juniors’ first team in the Herefordshire Football League Division One.
“I’ve been playing for Forest outfit Weston Athletic in the North Gloucestershire League and we got approached by Ross Juniors to come on board,” Morris explained.
“It was a difficult decision because we had just gained promotion, so it wasn’t an easy one to make.
“Quite a few of the lads who played for Weston are from Ross and they thought it was a great idea.
“Both teams at Weston Athletic are coming to Ross and will be playing under the name of Ross Juniors.”
He added: “I played for Ross Town in the Hellenic League and the aim is to get back to that standard.”
Ross Town folded in 2009 - just 11 years after they had won the HFA County Challenge Cup at Edgar Street .
Town quit the Hellenic League in the summer of 2007 and won the Herefordshire League Division One title one year later.
However, the 2009 season proved to be Town’s last as they struggled for players.
Other senior sides have since been playing at Ross Sports Centre, including Redbrook Rovers, since Town’s demise.
Morris will be manager of the Juniors’ first-team.
Jamie Jones and Wayne Husbands will be running the Juniors’ reserve team who are set to compete in Herefordshire League Division Three.
“There has not been any senior football in Ross for four years, so this is an exciting time,” said Morris.
“There is a lot of potential in a town like Ross and, in three or four seasons, we would like to be competing in the West Midlands League.
“We’ve had very good numbers at training and we can’t wait for the new season to start.”