POSTED: March 23 2020 17:50:28. By Keith Long
- Ex-Beechy Star Now Shining in America
Alfie Belcher's first involvement with Beechfield United Football Club began when he joined the Holding Group in 2004 now sixteen years later he is making a name for himself in America.
As a squad member of Beechy Under 7's Storm Alfie got his first taste of organised football in season 2006/2007 and he spent an estimated twelve seasons as a registered player with the club. 2008/2009 was a double trophy winning season in the City of Salford Soccer League for Alfie and his teammates when the Under 9's Storm were crowned Division 1 Champions and winners of the Challenge Cup. The following season Alfie collected another winners medal when the Under 10's Storm won the Supplementary Cup plus he had the honour of being named in the Colin Roden Team of the Year. Alfie celebrated again in season 2010/2011 after he was voted the Under 11's Sunday Player of the Year and picked up another club award two years later when he was named the Under 13's Storm's Sportsman of the Year. When Alfie became eligible to play in open age football he made his debut for United's Senior 1st Team in season 2015/2016 and made several appearances in 2016/2017 before joining Prestwich Heys FC.
To further his education and career Alfie's moved to America and in July 2018 went to Neosho Community College, Chaute, Kansas on a football scholarship and to major in Biology. In his first season Alfie scored 14 goals and Neosho narrowly missed out on the play offs. Alfie got 16 goals in his second season and helped Neosho to reach round two of the play offs and narrowly missing out on qualifying for the national Tournament in Miami. The next two years will see Alfie finish his major at Union College, Kentucky where the team are known as The Bulldogs. I'm sure everyone involved with Beechfield United FC wish Alfie all the best for the future.