WOODLEY United look set to appoint their new manager by this weekend following Jon Laugharne's decision to stand down last Saturday following a string of defeats.

Whilst it's not proving the best of seasons so far for their senior team, United continue to be a prominent force locally in as much as providing regular football at all levels, both for men and females.

Their efforts were once again rewarded at the Wokingham Borough Sports Council's awards last Friday when they received the Service to Sport in the Community trophy.

The club's general manager, Mark Rozzier, said: "This is the third time in five years we have been privileged to receive the award and is a testament to the hard work and time those involved in the club so freely give."

Woodley president Bill Rodda was also honoured, winning the Unsung Hero category in recognition of his 20 plus years he has given to local football.

United will be hoping to return to winning ways when they host Wallingford Town at Rivermoor Stadium on Monday evening

LAST week's column appeared to indicate I wasn't aware of there being walking football for women in the area.

I was politely reminded it is quite active.

Bracknell Town ladies player Tanya Jacobs is even an England Over 40s international and scored in their recent 8-1 win over Wales' walking ladies.

Bracknell, as well as table-topping Wokingham & Emmbrook, are members of the Thames Valley Walking League's Bisham Premier Division, while Woodley Saints Deadbeats play in the first division and South Reading

Allsorts in the second division.

Allsorts also took part in a Berks & Bucks FA tournament, where the referees included my fellow Chronicle columnist Dick Sawdon-Smith.

FORMER Reading FC Academy coach Geoff Warner has returned to Isthmian League club Bracknell Town as assistant manager and coach – having lost the role last May. Town also recently re-appointed Mark Tallentire as their manager.

There is a lesson to be learned there - if you don't slag off the club when you leave, there is always the possibility you will be welcomed back one day.