The next Cup and Trophy events for the East Berkshire league are scheduled for 5th November.
The following weekend we see the NPL U18s into the third round of the Middlesex FA U18 cup.
Good luck to all our teams who are playing.
A special opportunity has come up for U15s and U16s during the half term:
Hampton and Richmond FC are running an open football coaching session for these age group who are interested in joiing the HRBFC academy in September 2017.
The training session will be held at Hampton and Richmond FC on Monday 24th October 9:30 until 12:00.
Contact Koo Dumbuya, the Academy Manager in the first instance:
mobile: 07952 223652
Members of our under 11 boys' are representing the club by participating in the guard of honour as the players of HRBFC and Poole Town, and will also provide a demonstration in the art of penalty taking on the pitch at half time.
Tickets for the game can be purchased at the NPLSC Clubhouse.
A ticket for each player entitles up to two adults to attend the match for £7 each (as opposed to the usual admission fee of £12) and up to three under 16s free of charge. In addition, when attending the match the ticket will be validated, enabling reuse on the same terms for a second league match at any point this season.
The NPL U12 United team plays in the premier division of the East Berkshire league, and is made up of talented players, many of whom have played for NPL since U7s.
An opportunity has opened for a goalkeeper to join our team and help us continue our development and success.
NPL provides goalkeeper training on a bi-weekly basis, which is run by an extremely good QPR coach.
NPL Youth FC Bombs is a well established team playing on Sundays in the Conference Division of the Surrey Youth League. As we move towards 11-a-side next year, we have opportunities for talented players who will be under 13 years of age on 1 September 2016 to join us and help to continue our progress and development.
All team coaches are supported in attaining their FA qualifications, and the club runs teams from under 7 through to under 18.
To register your interest and find out more about this opportunity, or our other teams, please go to our website nplyouthfootball.co.uk and click "join us" on the home page.
Steven Bates, Adrian Luckins, James Fillingham, Antony Weir, Ian Westover, Nick Rush, Peter Bolger
Summary: of the responses 86% rated the tournament as excellent. The responses represented about a third of participants (bearing in mind that no NPL managers responded). !00% of respondents said that they would attend another event. Pitches were good.
Couple of complaints about toilets (too far away!), overpriced food & refreshments
WP: how many responded? – roughly a third
JC: CS recommends increasing to £40
WP: what about similar model to Brockham i.e.not pay on the door? offset this on cost of entry?
Chair would like minuted special thanks to ground staff for pitches, and for their cooperation for the event.
JC: want to be shadowed next year so that he can step away the year after.
Summary from Secretary: increasing teams by 3 next season. Good move to EBFA away from E&E (less admin, teams report positive season)
SP: suggest our refs report fines to us for home games instead of the FA, so that we can fine players directly and get the revenue rather than the FA
Allison McGann has stepped down as EBFA Secretary. JC to take this role because nobody else has volunteered. WP noted that the additional workload on the Chair is not acceptable and we should find someone. SP offered to go to the EBFA meetings, while JC would do the registration. AGREED.
WP agreed to take on ref management from JC to ease his workload.
JC to circulate role of child welfare. FA prefer a club to have 2 officers – hence asst role. TC will carry on role until a substitute is found. Will also need an asst.
Roles needing new volunteer
WP: need to create and maintain role descriptions for all voluntary roles
Signed a deal with Nike, which will save us money in long term, as well as providing some other benefits:
We will phase the current kits out and phase in Nike Park (as teams require). JC has created a list of teams that are eligible (2 year rotation)
SP: should have a kit coordinator
Monday 26th June AGM proposal.
Mgr meetings set, also tournament meetings
Tournament 3/4 June
Welcome BBQ 9th Sept.
Season starts on 10/11 Sept
@JC send dates to WP
Hampton astro is getting converted to 3G. Work starting 18th July. 9 week project. May go over by a week. May get more weeks at Hampton. (get rid of Teddington booking)
WP:age groups days fixed? YES
We are pleased to announce that from September trials will start for the QPR College Academy programme.
These trials are for players are aged from 16 – 18 years, (you must be under 19 on Sept 1st 2016 to be eligible.)
For further information on trials and college courses please read the flyer: QPR College Academy
If you would like to attend a trial then please provide your information on this page.
If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Danny Edwards, the College Football Manager:
Direct Line: +44 (0) 20 8740 2524
Mobile: +44 (0) 79 3952 7467
The under 12 Atomics are champions of East Berkshire League Division 2.
The boys clinched the title with two games to spare, having won 18 and lost only one of the 20 games played, scoring 123 goals in the process.
Well done to all the boys, thanks to the Manager James Fillingham, and all the teams supporters!
Our club partner QPR will be running a soccer camp once again during the upcoming half term (Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June inclusive.
The Soccer Schools cater for boys and girls ages 3-15 years old, and courses will run from 9.45am – 3.45pm each day.
For further information on our courses or to book a place visit www.qprsoccerschools.co.uk
NPLYFC's U10 Cosmos team won the EBFA Cup against Finchampstead Chiefs, a side who had beaten them in the semi-final the previous year.
An early volley by Alex Weir from an Edward Wheeler cross made it 1-0 which was quickly followed up with a header from Vincent Edgill to make it 2-0 to NPL. A nervous final quarter saw Finch pull a goal back before Alex Weir got his second of the game. Further nerves were shredded when Finch scored again and James Derrick pulled off a number of fantastic saves in goal to ensure the final score was 3-2 to NPL.
Captain Alex Carter proudly lifted the cup.