Message from Andy Fearne of Invicta Valiants FC
We are hosting our first (SOGB) Unified Football Tournament at Pitchside on June 2nd, 12.00-16.00. The format is 7-a-side (4 LD players, referred to as Athletes, and 3 mainstream players, referred to as partners) with up to 3 subs (2 athletes, 1 partner), 20mins per match. So far we have 3 clubs coming, one from Wales, so it should be a good event. I am keen to enter two teams from Invicta Valiants, which means we will need up to 6 partners. We probably have three – our assistant coaches – but need three more, so I thought I would ask you, in case any of your adults (16+) would be willing to play.
If you have anyone who is interested please give them my contact details and ask them to call me – it would be great if they could come along this Sunday, 10.00-11.00 to meet the players and join in the training session.
Bits and pieces
Tonight (Thursday) Rolvenden are the visitors to Waterside and we look forward to an entertaining game. The Green are without Terry Perk but will be looking to Tuesdays scorers Ryan Prior and Shqipron Ahmetaj to cause the Den back line problems. Kick off is at 6.30pm.
On Friday the U15s go to Margate to receive their trophy and medals for winning the EKYL title … have a great night everyone. If you wish to use the clubhouse afterwards Karen, please make sure you have keys from Duncan or another colleague as I will not be in Ashford.
The Under 16s meet at 8am on Saturday and Sunday as they prepare to travel to the Camber Championship with a 9.30am first kick off against opposition from wide and far. Dave Andrews is still waiting to hear from a couple of players but is expected to go with the following squad plus new signing Lewis Fuller: Callem Simmons, Lewis Mabb, Adam Heathcote, Dean Lee, Ben Barrett, Tyler O’Gorman, Ryan Ford, Bekim Ahmetaj, Connor Robbins, Craig Hodgson, Miles Christian, Keaton Flanagan, Connor Gower, Thomas Bates and Fuller
Older youth sides [U14, U15, U16] and senior players should email or text me direct please to the contact options below with your 1,2,3 for Player of the Year in the side(s) you normally play in. Many have already but it would be good to get a high take-up. There will of course be hard copies of the voting form at the ground and you have until 9 June to get your vote in. I am also open to your thoughts for appreciation and awards for those that have served the club well during the past 12 months. Thanks DH. 07761101988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Under 10s to Under 13s: your official Player of the Year voting forms will be at the ground from Monday 27 May and you have until Sunday 9 June to cast your individual votes.
During the school holidays, I will organise a small competition [non-competitive!] for the U6s and U9s with a little party with some awards afterwards. I will be talking to Hana, Tyler, Brandon, Lee McRobert and Gary Penfold shortly re date/format.