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.

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.”

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)

2015-2016 Season Subscription Details Announced

We have now released details of our subscriptions for the 2015-2016 season. As is usual there are saving to be made for renewing your subscription early with the first deadline falling on 30 June – full details can be found here

Fleet Town Colts Continues to Seek Welfare Officer for Club’s Junior Section

OPEN LETTER FROM EXISTING WELFARE OFFICER – PLEASE SHARE
31ST May 2015
Dear Parents and Carers,
Fleet Town Colts is looking for a Welfare Officer for the Junior Section of our Club.

I am the current Welfare Officer and I was due to stand down at the AGM last week, however at that time we did not have a volunteer for this role. With reluctance I have agreed to stay with the Club until November this year. This will ensure that the season starts.

A manager has come forward to volunteer for this role for the Youth section only. Hampshire FA recommends that in a Club of Fleet Towns size the role is split into Youth and Junior sections. It is a key role within the Club and without it we cannot operate as a Club and this means that potentially your children would not be able to continue to play. It is also the role that ensures the safety of your children. The Welfare Officer interviews and clears all volunteers for the Club and ensures that they acquire the correct First Aid and Safeguarding training and it is maintained.
The role is not open exclusively to parents it can be anyone from the local community that has time to give the role; whilst a knowledge of football is a good starting point you would be well supported by the Club and Hampshire FA so it is not essential. We would be most grateful if you could therefore help the Club in finding a Junior Section Welfare Officer. Perhaps you know of a grandparent that has some time to spare or someone else in the community.

Please find a full description of the role here.

If you are interested or you know of anyone else please do contact me at samantha.read@sky.com or 07800779464.

Colts Come Second in North East Hampshire Youth League Sportsmanship Trophy

Well done to all of the Colts Teams playing in the North East Hampshire Youth League (NEHYL). At the AGM which took place at the Princes Hall in Aldershot on 28 May Fleet Town Colts came second
across all of the clubs (and ages) in the league for the ‘prestigious’ sportsmanship trophy.

Anyone for a game of bubble football!?

This weekend our Rhinos U14s team celebrated their end of season with a difference. A game of bubble football, www.bubble-football.co.uk, was played at their home pitches. 25 energetic boys turned up to compete in teams of five. At the end of the two hours there were 25 exhausted boys. Great fun was had by all and we would hghly recommend it to the rest of the Fleet teams.