Thanks to Jim and Jaynie Mulcahy

The new committee, parents and players of Fleet Town Colts football club would like to extend their thanks to Jim Mulcahy and his wife Jaynie for their service over the last 13 years. Jim has been very active at the club managing a team right through the age groups and performing the role of chairman for the last 5 years. Jim, in conjunction with Jaynie, who was the treasurer, have brought about many changes to the club and helped it grow into one of the most respected and largest local clubs providing football to over 300 boys and girls. Everyone at the club would like to wish them well for the future and thank them for all of their hard work and dedication.

New Chairman Appointed

Fleet Town Colts is delighted to announce the appointment of Darren Edwards to the position of Club Chairman. Darren has been involved with Fleet Town Colts for 10 years managing and coaching teams at many different age groups. He is also actively involved with the Fleet Town Ladies football club and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of junior football to the role. Darren said “it is a privilege to be appointed Chairman of the Colts football club, I am looking forward to working with the committee, parents and most of all the players of the club, to help build on the good foundations that are in place and help drive the club forward into the future”

New Committee at the Colts

Following the Annual General Meeting on 18th May, there is a new committee meeting in place at Fleet Town Colts.
Two members from last year’s committee will remain, Claire Ollington who is the Club Secretary and Simon MacDowell who is the Child Welfare Officer. They will be joined by Darren Edwards who has taken the role of Chairman and Michele Hulse who has taken over as Treasurer for the club. These four people will form the executive committee. A decision was taken to extend the working committee to include an age group co-ordinator from all age groups helping to ensure that all teams and ages have a voice and say in helping to run the club.

Message to Managers and Coaches – FA Number has changed

Fleet Town Colts would like to advise all Managers and Coaches that its FA Affiliation number has changed to S-HAM2996. This will be updated on the website but please ensure that you use this number for all official documentation.

Goalkeeper Trials for U16s (2016-17)

Fleet Town Colts U16 (2016/7 season, current school yr10) will be holding trials Wed 6th July to find a new goalkeeper to it team. Following two excellent seasons our goalkeeper has been scouted to join a local academy team to progress his football, as such we are looking to recruit a new Goalkeeper to the team.

We play in the Surrey Primary League, Premier Elite division which is a highest division in the Surrey Primary League and offers a very good standard of football. Our matches are played on Sunday mornings and we also train on a Wednesday evening. Additionally Fleet Town FC offers specific goalkeeper training on Thursday evenings. Please see below some information about the team

Stephen Finn and Darren Tye coach Fleet Town Colts U15s. This coaching pair are in their 12th year with the team where the focus has always been to encourage the boys to play confidently, expressing themselves on the pitch with a ‘pass and move’ philosophy, building on the boys technical capabilities and teaching them the way we believe the game should be played (keeping the ball on the grass, building attacks from efficient distribution from the goalkeeper through defence/midfield). At U15 coaching has evolved to the more advanced aspects of the game, players movement with/without the ball, maintaining possession, players’ decision making and communication.

The team are current holders of the Surrey Primary League Snr League Cup and have just returned from our End of Season Tour in Holland where they were successful in winning their first European Tournament trophy! Notwithstanding the success this team has enjoyed, our primary objective has been to create an environment for the boys to enjoy their sport, to understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and create a good network outside of school.

Please contact darren.tye@ntlworld.com (07740 921523) for more information. Given the nature of the team we are very interested to understand your son’s Goalkeeping experience to date.

New Club Secretary announced

Fleet Town Colts is delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Ollington to the position of Club secretary. Claire, who takes over from Chris Arnold, has been part of the club for a few years now and ran Danny’s Place for a while. Her husband Mike is the manager of the U10s team so Claire has a real commitment towards the club.

Jim Mulcahy, Chairman said “I would like to thank Claire for accepting the role and wish her all the best for the coming season. I am sad to see Chris Arnold leave the Colts and would like to thank him for his loyalty and hard work over the past nine years both as coach and secretary in ensuring that the standards of the club are maintained. I hope everyone joins me in welcoming Claire on board and providng her with the support she needs for the new season 2016/17.”

New Child Welfare Officer Announced

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Child Welfare Officer to Fleet Town Colts Football Club. Simon MacDowall will be responsible for all age groups and should you need to contact him you will find full contact details here.

Saturday Club for Years R and 1 is Back

We’re pleased to announce that Saturday Club is back for the new season. For any children in years R and 1 who are interested in playing and practising football Fleet Town Colts runs a Junior Saturday club. The key aim of the Saturday club is to introduce the players to football, help build up their ball skills and understanding of the game, help improve their confidence and most importantly have Fun.

Details on the sessions can be found below but if you have any further questions please contact our Saturday Club Coach, David Marlow via email: dmarlow77@yahoo.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you along.

Location:
Calthorpe Park, Reading Road North, Fleet

Training takes place next to the tennis courts. There is very limited parking in Calthorpe Park, so please use Fleet Town FC football ground (off Crookham Road) and walk along the path directly outside the car park entrance.

Time: Saturday Mornings, 10.00am.
Cost: The cost is £3 per child per session
Basic Requirements:
Shinpads
Drink
Appropriate footwear (football boots when wet/ trainers for dry ground)
Clothes appropriate to the weather (bearing in mind children will get colder quicker than adults so in winter hats and gloves are advisable)

Panthers triumph in Wey Valley Tournament!

Having lost in heart breaking circumstances in the semi-final in our first tournament of the year last week, we were determined to do even better in our second and final tournament before the summer break. We started very well and all the boys were on their ‘A’ game from the first minute of the first match. Producing some quite fantastic attacking football, some of which drew gasps of appreciation from the watching spectators and not just our own parents either! We progressed through the group stages and then in to the quarter finals. The boys triumphed in the quarters and played quite majestically and utterly dominated good opposition. Then we faced the group winners in the semi-final, determined to be victorious over a team that had become our fiercest rivals on the day. Despite another scintillating performance it was level after extra time. With the opposition cheering at the end of extra time because they knew they had been very lucky to cling on. The boys were focussed. We had a strategy for our penalties this week and we didn’t want to go out again with the final so close. This week it was difference, some great saves and some fantastic penalties ended up with our magnificent keeper taking and scoring the winning penalty. We were through to the final and the boys had well and truly got that particular monkey off their shoulder!

The final was up against a team of giants. I am sure that I had played against a few of the in the local men’s league! A very tense game where we out played and out fought much bigger men. With the small goals making it hard to get past their huge keeper, we went in to extra time. Only 2 minutes separating us from another dreaded penalty shootout. I can safely say neither I, nor any of the parents, could handle another shootout. Some final words of encouragement were said and the boys entered extra time with renewed vigour. Seconds counted down and then we struck, another fantastic move capped off with a fine, brave finish. Seconds remained and the boys gave everything and more to keep out the opposition. Then the whistle blew and it was over, Fleet Town Colts Panthers had won the Wey Valley Tournament. What a way to end the season and go in to a well-deserved summer break.

Vikings Presented with League Trophy

This weekend our under 11 Vikings were presented with their trophy for finishing as Champions of the NEYHL Division 2. The presentation took place at the Princes Hall.