Clubhouse opens today at 5pm with Miles
Youth players/U18s registrations must be completed tonight please with Karen between 6-7pm in the clubhouse
Gary’s squad for tomorrow’s match with Dayspring do not have to train but Martyn will be taking clubnight training with U16s, U18s and seniors
[No training for U13s ADYFL or U13 Colts tonight ... resume as normal next week]
Enjoyable weekend with the young and the ‘mature’ excelling
Fifty-something Mark Day donned his boots again for charity on Saturday
Here is a random slideshow of more images from a weekend that saw all ages enjoying their football and raised large amounts for the Pilgrims Hospice and Headway East Kent … thanks to everybody who contributed to the two-day football fest
Exciting times for Sundays
The emphasis in the coming season will be on youth and rebuilding again on Sundays as we compete in both the Ashford & District Sunday League and the East Kent Youth League (U18s managed by Steve Rollings).
We have a fantastic bunch of loyal young players [mostly 17 and 18 years of age with the oldest currently 23] and between the two leagues and the Saturday sides under Gary Penfold, Lee McRobert, Martyn Dalby and Josh Ahmad the boys have a real opportunity to build for a successful future.
Luke Parsonage, Tom Collins and Gary Penfold Jnr [right] have now committed to playing both days for the club while Keirran O’Leary and Jordan Griffin also return full-time. Callum Rose, Emmanuel Awuni and Kieran Shrimpton will be available when university commitments allow.
We are still looking for pre-season friendlies during August to try out different things, preferably against teams from other districts, on any evening or weekend. Please text Dave Homewood on 07761101988 if you are a club from another area and looking for match practice, home or away.
Coming up, we welcome Ryan Mills and his Bachelors SSC to Waterside on Sunday 10 August and we go to Sandyacres on Sunday 17 August to face Kennington – with both games kicking off at 10.30am.
Any players who have not touched base since last season, or new lads interested in joining us, are welcome to come into the clubhouse tonight by 6.45pm for an informal chat and light training … ask for Steve Rollings, Martyn Dalby, Josh Ahmad or Dave Homewood.
Ready for the challenge!
Gary Penfold and Lee McRobert look forward to the new season, starting with Wednesday’s visit of in-form Canterbury outfit Dayspring