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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you along.
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
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)
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.
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.
Some parents of our Colts U15s team recently made a visit to the Kaira Konko charity in The Gambia for the third year in a row. It’s a Scout Lodge that was built in association with the Hampshire Venture Scouts, but now also has links with local schools as well.
Money is raised throughout the year to buy activities to do with the scouts when we visit as a way of enriching their lives. Some of the money we raise is kept aside to keep projects that were started two years ago, running. Those that benefit are a drumming and drama club and a sewing and tie die club. Clothes, shoes and reading glasses are also taken which are then distributed to those in most need, plus pens and pencils which helps enable the younger children to attend school.
The Fleet Town Colts strip that was donated this year will be used by the Kaira Konko Football team. It’s their first proper kit! Details of the charity are on the website: www.kairakonko.com
The U16s Colts team did the double on Sunday 19th April, by winning the SPL Senior Cup, having already won the Premier League earlier in the month. The lads have done the club proud with their achievements this season. The match on Sunday being the icing on the cake. Fleet faced Mayford Athletic in the final at Godalming FC. Mayford proved to be worthy opposition, taking an early lead with a penalty in the first ten minutes! The early shock galvanised the Fleet lads into their controlled and passing style of play. Excellent linking play as a team, gave Michael Colfer the opportunity to score a well taken equaliser just inside the 18yd box which whistled past the goalkeeper into the top right hand corner of the net. With confidence building all the time, Fleet dominated the first half, Michael Colfer scoring a second from a corner. Fleet kept up the constant pressure, resulting in another corner. James Vass volleyed on the edge of the box into the back of the goal to make it 3 – 1 at half time.
Further chances went begging in the second half with Mayford battling hard to get a foothold in the game. However, Fleet held firm continuing to play possession football and ran out worthy winners.
Congratulations to Josh Hitchin from the Colts who won the man of the match award, nominated by the SPL officials present.
A fantastic day out for the Colts, well supported by their families and friends throughout. A huge thank you from the manager and coaches for the enthusiasm and commitment shown this season.
Manager Fleet Town Colts U16s
Chris Arnold & Jason Hitchin
Here at Fleet Town Colts FC we’ve decided to get in on the act and do something funny for money this Red Nose Day. On the weekend of 15 and 15 March teams will have the opportunity to take part in a penalty shoot-out against their coaches at the end of the training session. The cost is just £1 per person for five shots to find out just who’s the Penalty King in your team. Money can be either handed in to your coach or added to our Just Giving Page which can be found here
Coaches will confirm nearer the time which date your penalty shoot-out will take place on. Remember to look on the Facebook page to see pictures of your shoot-out.
Dates for the next Manager’s Meetings have now been announced and are as follows, please do your best to attend and if not please send someone in your place:
Junior Section – Wednesday 11th March – Fox and Hounds Pub – 7.45pm
Youth Section – Wednesday 18th March – Fox and Hounds Pub – 7.45pm
Whether you want to be the next Joe Hart or Karen Bardsley or are just keen to brush up your goalkeeping skills then make sure that you put Thursday evenings on your calendar. Run by Complete Coaching Professional Coach, Kris Hatton, training takes place at Fleet Town Football Club on the patch next to the main pitch.
Training times are as follows:
U7 to U11 – 5:00pm to 5:45pm
U12 to U16 – 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Please note your son or daughter may be asked to move up due to ability etc.
If there are any concerns on whether the session will be running due to weather conditions etc the contact number is 07877 324088 or follow Complete Coaching on Twitter (@completekeepers) which will keep you updated.
This weekend sees the fourth round of the FA Cup where the lower league minnows will pit their wits against Premiership giants for Cup glory. Here at Fleet Town Colts we have some teams of our own hoping for cup glory as they approach the latter stages of their cup competitions.
Good luck to the U14 Wildcats as they play host to Mayford this Sunday in a bid to progress to the semi final stage of the League Cup, of which they are the current holders.
Good luck also to the U16 Colts who are on the cup trail again. Already through to the final eight of the Hampshire County Cup the Colts will be hoping for a semi-final place in the SPL Senior Cup when they play away to Imber Court, also on Sunday.