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.

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.

U15s Success at Local Tournament

The recent Fleet Spurs Tournament proved successful for our U15’s Fleet Town Colts sides with our Gladiators U15’s team winning the Champions League tournament following an impressive performance from the 8 players who attended. They remained unbeaten and didn’t concede a goal throughout the tournament and on the way to lifting the trophy

Our Warriors team also came away with some silverware when they deservedly came Runner’s up in the Plate Tournament.

Well done boys – hopefully lots more success to come over the Summer for our Colts sides.