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- We are looking for a new goalkeeper to strengthen our Premier Division squad for next season. We are looking for boys, currently in year 8 at school, who have played at Premier or First Division level in their local league. Damian O'Connor07966 413680We are seeking new players for next season's U13's Vikings squad (school year 8 from Sept 2016). For further information contact Craig MatthewsCraig Matthews 07985 197751
Welcome from the ChairmanWelcome to Fleet Town Colts FC, the largest youth football club in the Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire area. Established 20 years ago, we are a thriving FA Charter Standard Football Club with 300 registered boys and girls, covering the 5-18 age category, representing Mini Soccer, 9 a-side, 11 a-side and Nursery Football. This season we have 22 teams competing across two different leagues – the NEHYL (North East Hants Youth League) and the SPL (Surrey Primary League). So whether you are coach, player, supporter of either our club or visiting opposition we warmly welcome you. Jim Mulcahy
- 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.
- Fleet Town Colts U16 (2016/7 season, current school yr10) will be holding trials Wed 6th July to find a new goalkeeper to it team. Following two excellent seasons our goalkeeper has been scouted to join a local academy team to progress his football, as such we are looking to recruit a new Goalkeeper to the team. We play in the Surrey Primary League, Premier Elite division which is a highest division in the Surrey Primary League and offers a very good standard of football. Our matches are played on Sunday mornings and we also train on a Wednesday evening. Additionally Fleet Town FC offers specific goalkeeper training on Thursday evenings. Please see below some information about the team Stephen Finn and Darren Tye coach Fleet Town Colts U15s. This coaching pair are in their 12th year with the team where the focus has always been to encourage the boys to play confidently, expressing themselves on the pitch with a 'pass and move' philosophy, building on the boys technical capabilities and teaching them the way we believe the game should be played (keeping the ball on the grass, building attacks from efficient distribution from the goalkeeper through defence/midfield). At U15 coaching has evolved to the more advanced aspects of the game, players movement with/without the ball, maintaining possession, players' decision making and communication. The team are current holders of the Surrey Primary League Snr League Cup and have just returned from our End of Season Tour in Holland where they were successful in winning their first European Tournament trophy! Notwithstanding the success this team has enjoyed, our primary objective has been to create an environment for the boys to enjoy their sport, to understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and create a good network outside of school. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (07740 921523) for more information. Given the nature of the team we are very interested to understand your son's Goalkeeping experience to date.
- 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."
- From Under 15s ColtsFleet Town Colts 1 v 0 Camberley Town Sitting at either end of the table, these two teams met for the third time after two very evenly contested 2-2 draws in the league. Whilst both sides are capable of playing some great football, the league doesn't lie over the duration of the season and Fleet must of been seen as the under dogs. And so the scene was set for a great Cup Final, it had everything. From the kick off, both sides enjoyed plenty of possession and created a few chances to take the lead but both keepers held firm. First major chance fell to Fleet as Danny and Mathew worked a few one two's in the left corner, Danny's cross was met by Dan H and as he span the defender his looping shot was well saved by the Camberley keeper. Camberley then started turning up the heat, a lot of their approach play was down the their left and Ben R was rapidly becoming our busiest player and he dealt with it well. Then from one such attack, Ben R was jockeying the man with the ball and then from what appeared to be an 'off the ball incident' close by in the box prompted the Ref to blow for a penalty. decision. So up stepped the lad in red and white to face Alex in goal. Cometh the moment, cometh the man, hit with pace down to Alex's left, you will not see a better penalty save than this. How he got down that quick to save with both hands and contain the ball in his arms, only he knows. From then on, you knew Alex was more than up for this game having spent a couple of months out injured. Camberley were now really growing in confidence, not allowing Fleet any time on the ball as they pressed every Fleet pass and were first to every second ball. Camberley were in full flow as Alex had to dash out quick twice in succession to clear the now rampant Camberley front line. With half time approaching, Fleet managed to steady the ship a little and became the more creative side but it was the final ball letting them down. Half Time 0 v 0 In to the second half and Fleet were guilty of some sloppy defending, the striker crept in but thankfully nestled his shot 'on' the roof of the net and not 'in' it. Ten minutes in and it was all Camberley as all Fleet offered was the occasional counter attack. In truth, Camberley should of taken the lead when a massive defensive blunder allowed the striker in but somehow he blasted wide. Fleet were getting very few chances to even test the keeper now, but one chance did go begging as Olly put Chris through in on the keeper but a bad last touch allowed the defender in with a last ditch block before Chris pulled the trigger. In another rare Fleet attack, Lewis won a free kick just on the edge of the box and we watched Kai send it agonizingly inches over the bar. There simply was no let up from Camberley now, they were coming at Fleet from all angles with corners, crosses and far to many senseless free kicks awarded outside the Fleet area. But every time, Alex was there to pluck the ball out the air or punch clear. Then with some quick thinking, he launched the ball down field and Fleet managed to force a corner. Kai to take and he sort of scuffed it a little which caught Camberley off guard, the ball flicked up off the first defender and looked like it was going out for another corner but Jamie reacted first to head the ball back across goal for Lewis to pounce and smash home putting Fleet 1-0 up and commit legal daylight robbery as Camberley looked stunned. he game exploded and it went from one end to the other as Lewis nearly doubled Fleet's lead but his bad touch allowed the keeper to collect. Alex was then bought in to action again as he saved point blank with a brave dash out to block a certain goal. With barely a minute left on the clock, a shot that looked destined for the top left was calmly collected out of the air by Alex. Full Time 1 v 0 A tense but thrilling game that saw Fleet ride their luck and did well to win, its true they weren't at their best but they defended resolutely for the entire game and Camberley made it tough for them throughout, so accolades to them. It was also no surprise when the SPL officials awarded Alex as their Man of the Match, you won't witness a better goalkeeping display at this age group.
- From Under 17s ColtsOur U17s squad reached the SPL Senior cup final for the second year running this season. The match was held on Sunday 8th May at Godalming FC against Worplesdon Hurricanes who have not been beaten all season! So we were expecting a competitive and tough game. However, having finished second in the league this season, the lads were up for a challenge and determined to finish on a high. Team spirit was strong and their attitude was positive from the off. Playing in the heat was no easy task but we showed great energy from the start. Worplesdon were a well organised team, quick on the break and scored a zinger of a goal from the edge of the box, leaving our keeper with no chance. Fleet dug in and battled hard, creating several chances in the first half but failed to convert before half time. However, Fleet came out fighting after the half time break and kept pressing and were rewarded with a quick equaliser from Billy Smith. Soon afterwards, Mike Stapelberg scored a powerful and well placed header from a corner. Fleet took complete control and scored a third outstanding team goal with a perfect pass from James Vass up to Michael Colfer who took on two defenders and let fly and unstoppable shot to beat the goalkeeper. 3-1 up and looking comfortable but in true cup tie fashion there was another twist in the tale. An unexpected 8 minutes !!! into extra time, Worplesdon scored from a free kick outside the box and piled the pressure on. Fleet held firm and saw out the win 3-2. A well deserved victory in testing conditions. Well done to all the lads, each player giving their all. A proud moment for the club and team.
- From Under 13s PanthersThe NEHYL came up trumps again yesterday and set the scene very well for a day to remember for both teams that made the Final. All the Fleet Town Colts Panthers’ boys were ready and up for the occasion from the minute they arrived at the ground. The talk in the changing room before the game was about giving 100% effort from the first second and not giving the opposition the chance to affect the positive memories that the boys wanted to create. As with most finals the first half was very tight. Although we dominated the half, their physicality was impressive. It was keeping us out and preventing us from turning our pressure in to goals. At half time the boys were told that they had done everything right bar score and that on a very large pitch our athleticism would eventually tell over their size. Sure enough we started the half well and soon our pressure caused a crack in their defence. Our pace up front was enough to nip it round the keeper and in to the goal. Some excellent football from the Panthers caused more difficulties for the opposition and their challenges were becoming more desperate as they tried to keep in the game. A foul at around 25 yards brought the second, a wonderful strike from the resultant free kick. Our final goal, also started from a set piece, saw our on rushing player at the back post smash it in to the net with aplomb! A wonderful day and happy memories for all the Fleet Town Colts Panthers’ Players, Coaches, Parents and Supporters. Fleet Town Colts Panthers 3 – 0 Farnborough Youth Hunters Scorer(s) James Beauchamp, Max Howard, Ethan Yewings Man of the Match: The whole team!
- 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: email@example.com 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)
- Having lost in heart breaking circumstances in the semi-final in our first tournament of the year last week, we were determined to do even better in our second and final tournament before the summer break. We started very well and all the boys were on their ‘A’ game from the first minute of the first match. Producing some quite fantastic attacking football, some of which drew gasps of appreciation from the watching spectators and not just our own parents either! We progressed through the group stages and then in to the quarter finals. The boys triumphed in the quarters and played quite majestically and utterly dominated good opposition. Then we faced the group winners in the semi-final, determined to be victorious over a team that had become our fiercest rivals on the day. Despite another scintillating performance it was level after extra time. With the opposition cheering at the end of extra time because they knew they had been very lucky to cling on. The boys were focussed. We had a strategy for our penalties this week and we didn’t want to go out again with the final so close. This week it was difference, some great saves and some fantastic penalties ended up with our magnificent keeper taking and scoring the winning penalty. We were through to the final and the boys had well and truly got that particular monkey off their shoulder! The final was up against a team of giants. I am sure that I had played against a few of the in the local men’s league! A very tense game where we out played and out fought much bigger men. With the small goals making it hard to get past their huge keeper, we went in to extra time. Only 2 minutes separating us from another dreaded penalty shootout. I can safely say neither I, nor any of the parents, could handle another shootout. Some final words of encouragement were said and the boys entered extra time with renewed vigour. Seconds counted down and then we struck, another fantastic move capped off with a fine, brave finish. Seconds remained and the boys gave everything and more to keep out the opposition. Then the whistle blew and it was over, Fleet Town Colts Panthers had won the Wey Valley Tournament. What a way to end the season and go in to a well-deserved summer break.
- 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.