Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Bowling Party Today
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Merry Christmas Everyone!
All of the coaches, committee members and helpers at Hayfield Junior Football Club would like to wish all of our players a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
2009 has been a really special year for us where we've become a proper football club. Let's hope we continue to make great progress in 2010.
There's no more training or matches until the new year. Here are the dates you need to know:
- 29/12/2009 Christmas Party at Stockport Bowling Alley - 2:00pm
- 06/01/2010 U9 and U10 training resumes at Chapel Leisure Centre
- 09/01/2010 Mini-kids Soccer School resumes at Hayfield Primary
- 09/01/2010 Under 9's away at Lisbon St Anthonys B
- 09/01/2010 Under 10's at home to Bramhall North 75 B
Friday, 18 December 2009
This Weekend's Games Postponed
Friday 18th December
Sadly, because of the cold snap, this weekend's U9 and U10 games have been postponed.
We're hoping to run the mini-kids soccer school on Saturday morning as usual. Ben and Ian have been gritting this evening!
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Official Hayfield Junior Teamwear
Here are the official teamwear and merchandise for Hayfield Juniors. If you would like to order anything please print off our order form and return with a cheque made out to "Hayfield Junior FC" to any of our coaches.
Waterproof, reversible fleece jacket in blackItem Code: WFJ Price: £16.00
Hoodie sweatshirt in blackItem Code: HDS Price: £13.00
Hurricane raincoat/jacket in blackItem Code: HRJ Price: £21.00
Drill top jacket in blackItem Code: DTJ Price: £17.00
Sweatshirt in blackItem Code: SST Price: £10.00
T-shirt in blackItem Code: TST Price: £9.00
BootbagItem Code: BAG Price: £6.50
Beanie hat in blackItem Code: HAT Price: £8.00
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
A BIG Thank You
The Junior Football Club was this week presented with a cheque for £50 from The Royal Hotel and The Village Store. We'd like to thank Maureen and Dean for their continued support.
We'd also like to encourage all of our players to attend The Royal's Kids Chistmas Disco on Saturday 5th December. It sounds like it will be a great night.
Friday, 6 November 2009
U10 and U9 Home Matches Cancelled This Weekend
Unfortunately due to the horrible weather this week we've had to postpone both games this weekend. It was going to be the first weekend that both teams were at home but alas it wasn't to be.
Everybody enjoy their lie-ins tomorrow morning!
Note that Carl will still be getting up early as the mini-kids soccer school is not affected.
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Committee Meeting Thursday 29th October
A quick reminder that everyone is invited to our committee meeting this Thursday 29th October in the Kinder Lodge from 7:30pm.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Huge Progress Seen in Juniors
Whilst both our teams haven't seen the best start to the season all of our coaches are really pleased with the progress that the juniors are making.
Each week our boys and girls play against players who have been playing in teams for two, sometimes three seasons already. We mustn't forget that for the vast majority of our youngsters this is their first season and it's a very new experience for them.
Both teams managed to draw this week. The U10s managed to score three thanks to a hat-trick from Harry Turnbull. They were very unlucky to concede an equaliser on the stroke of full-time. Despite village rumour the referee couldn't have ended the game any sooner the whistle blew bang on 15:00 minutes and not a second sooner or indeed later!
The Under 9s put in a great performance away from home. Only the woodwork denied Owen Peatfield a hatful of goals but Isaac Young and Luke Adderley managed one-each. Again the boys were unlucky to draw but we're all pleased with our first points.
Monday, 12 October 2009
Coaches Pass FA Level 1 Course
As part of our work towards achieving the FA Charter Standard, Carl, Steve and Peter all completed their FA Level 1 course in football coaching this weekend.
As well as child protection and first aid, the course encompasses long term player development. The coaches will be using the techniques they've learnt to develop players technically, socially, physically and psychologically while they are with us.
We'll be focusing on these aspects of player development in everything that we do. For most children they'll just think they're having fun but if you have any questions then please don't hesitate to catch us at a training session. We'll be only too happy to discuss our approach or specifically your own child's development if you wish.
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Early K/O for U10s at Bramhall North
Please note that this weekend's U10 game at Bramhall North 75B has an early kick-off of 10:00am. Please try to be there before 9:30am.
Neville Rd Junior School
(Can be found off Bramhall Lane down Neville Rd)
Any problems call Steve on 07748 607349
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Don't Forget Training At Chapel
Don't forget, mid-week training has now switched to Chapel Leisure Centre. If you need any help getting there please give one of the coaches a call.
Training starts at the same time, 5:30pm but now only lasts for one hour so please make sure you are on time.
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Training & This Weekend's Games
This week will be our last week for training at Bank Vale Rd. Because the nights are drawing in we're now moving from Wednesday 7th October to the astroturf at Chapel Leisure Centre (how to get there).
Training will start at 5:30 as usual but will only last for one hour. So please be prompt so we can get started as quickly as possible.
If you have any transport problems please contact Steve, Peter or Carl or liaise with other parents.
Under 9s Away Game at Didsbury Reds
Please note this weekend's U9 away game at Didsbury Reds has a slightly earlier kick-off time of 10:15am. Peter has asked all parents to get the players to the venue no later than 9:45.
Fog Lane Park
Westholme Road Entrance
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Change of KO Time for FC Blue Star
Please note there is a change of kick-off time for this weekend's Under 10 game (26/09/09)
The new kick-off time is 09:30. Please be there NO LATER THAN 09:00.
Broad Oak School
Broad Oak Lane
Parking is available inside the school grounds. Neighbours have asked that you don't park in the surrounding streets.
Any problems call Steve on 07748 607349
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Mini-Kid's Soccer School Up and Running
Today we started our new mini-kid's soccer school. On a lovely sunny morning we welcomed 15 new recruits to Hayfield Junior Football Club.
The soccer school is aimed at 5-7 year olds, boys and girls, regardless of ability. All we need from them is some enthusiasm for football!
The soccer school takes place term-time on Saturday mornings at 9:00am at Hayfield Primary School (Sundays at 10:30am from 18th April 2010). There's no need to pre-register or book places, just bring along your child.
An Up and Down Week
It was the first week of the new season this week. We played our last pre-season friendly against New Mills and started the season today against Lisbon and Droylsden.
Against New Mills Under 10s A our boys played fantastically well and ran out as 3-0 winners. Our Under 9s faired less well against a strong New Mills Under 10s B team losing 6-0.
Today our U9s kicked off their season at home against Lisbon St Anthony's B. Lisbon are a well organise team with some very determined and confident players. Lisbon won 10-2, with Hayfield's goals scored by Alex Aitken and an absolute scorcher from Owen Peatfield.
Owen was our Man of the Match. Well done Owen!
At Droylsden Juniors our U10s met an equally good and organised team. Droylsden won 7-1 with Jacob Winfield getting his first Hayfield league goal. Callum Gerrard was Man of the Match after a tireless performance covering every blade of grass.
Sunday, 6 September 2009
It's been a little while since we last posted a video. Here's some great dribbling skills to try...
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Fixtures & Results (2009/10)
Under 9s (Stockport Metro League Group D)
All kick-offs 10:30am unless otherwise stated. When checking away venues please make sure you read the details thoroughly as the venue may not be the first listed on the linked page.
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Venue|
|12/09/2009||Hayfield||2 - 10||Lisbon St Anthonys B|
|19/09/2009||Queensgate Panthers||3 - 0||Hayfield||details|
|26/09/2009||Hayfield||0 - 6||Spurley Hey B|
|03/10/2009||Didsbury Reds||8 - 1||Hayfield||details|
|10/10/2009||Hayfield||0 - 2||Cheadle & Gatley B|
|17/10/2009||Cheadle Heath Nomads B||2 - 2||Hayfield||details|
|24/10/2009||Great Moor County B||2 - 0||Hayfield||details|
|31/10/2009||Droylsden B||6 - 0||Hayfield||details|
|07/11/2009||Hale United Stars||P - P||Hayfield||details|
|14/11/2009||Stockport Dynamoes||0 - 0||Hayfield||details|
|21/11/2009||Hayfield||0 - 3||Hillgate Boys|
|28/11/2009||Hayfield||P - P||Stockport Vikings B|
|05/12/2009||Hayfield||P - P||Queensgate Panthers|
|12/12/2009||Hayfield||2 - 5||Juno United B|
|19/12/2009||Hayfield||P - P||Didsbury Reds|
|09/01/2010||Lisbon St Anthonys B||P - P||Hayfield||details|
|16/01/2010||Hayfield||P - P||Cheadle Heath Nomads B|
|23/01/2010||Spurley Hey B||0 - 0||Hayfield||details|
|30/01/2010||Cheadle & Gatley B||P - P||Hayfield||details|
|06/02/2010||Hayfield||0 - 2||Great Moor County B|
|13/02/2010||Hayfield||0 - 8||Droylsden B|
|20/02/2010||Hayfield||P - P||Hale United Stars|
|13/03/2010||Stockport Vikings B||v||Hayfield||details|
|20/03/2010||Mountfield Rovers B||v||Hayfield||details|
Under 10s (Stockport Metro League Group B)
All kick-offs 10:30am unless otherwise stated. When checking away venues please make sure you read the details thoroughly as the venue may not be the first listed on the linked page.
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Venue|
|12/09/2009||Droylsden B||7 - 1||Hayfield||details|
|19/09/2009||Hayfield||0 - 8||Chapel Town B|
|26/09/2009||FC Blue Star Galaxy||4 - 1||Hayfield||details|
|03/10/2009||Hayfield||1 - 4||Spurley Hey B|
|10/10/2009||Bramhall North 75 B||5 - 1||Hayfield||details|
|17/10/2009||Hayfield||3 - 3||Didsbury Reds|
|24/10/2009||Hayfield||0 - 1||Mountfield Rovers B|
|31/10/2009||Hayfield||0 - 7||Cheadle & Gatley B|
|07/11/2009||Hayfield||P - P||Woodley Albion Stars|
|14/11/2009||Hale United Falcons||2 - 0||Hayfield||details|
|21/11/2009||Stockport Vikings B||P - P||Hayfield||details|
|28/11/2009||Hayfield||P - P||Droylsden B|
|05/12/2009||Chapel Town B||0 - 3||Hayfield||details|
|12/12/2009||Hayfield||4 - 4||FC Blue Star Galaxy|
|19/12/2009||Spurley Hey B||P - P||Hayfield||details|
|09/01/2010||Hayfield||P - P||Bramhall North 75 B|
|16/01/2010||Didsbury Reds||P - P||Hayfield||details|
|23/01/2010||Mountfield Rovers B||2 - 3||Hayfield||details|
|30/01/2010||Cheadle & Gatley B||P - P||Hayfield||details|
|06/02/2010||Woodley Albion Stars||1 - 4||Hayfield||details|
|13/02/2010||Hayfield||1 - 1||Hale United Falcons|
|20/02/2010||Hayfield||1 - 5||Stockport Vikings B|
Monday, 31 August 2009
Mid-Week Training Starts + Friendlies
We've decided to bring the start of mid-week training forward by a week so we can prepare for next weekend's friendly at Richmond Rovers.
So until the evenings are too dark we'll be training at Bank Vale Road on Wednesday nights at 5:30pm til 7:00pm.
We've got a couple of friendlies lined up before the season starts on the 12th September. The first is away against Richmond Rovers U10s on Saturday 5th.
Richmond Rovers under 10's
10am at St Pauls Catholic Primary School, Poynton, SK12 1LY
for a 10.30am kick-off
The next friendly will be on Thursday 10th September, at home, against New Mills. K/O time to be arranged.
Saturday, 1 August 2009
Minutes of the AGM 2009
Minutes of the 2009 AGM can be found here.
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Beat The Keeper Draw Results
It was a bit of a washout at last night's village BBQ but a few stalwarts came and tried to score past Carl and Steve. Each successful penalty taker was given a ticket to win one of our Champion's League footballs or our Coca Cola football.
The winning tickets are:
- 1st Prize: Strip 216 - 220 (claimed)
- 2nd Prize: Strip 261 - 265 (claimed)
- 3rd Prize: Strip 306 - 310
If you've got the remaining winning ticket please contact Steve to pick up your Champion's League football (picture here).
AGM & Awards Night
We held our AGM and awards night on Thursday 16th July at the Royal Hotel, Hayfield. We had a great attendance and everybody just about managed to squeeze in.
We'll post the minutes of the AGM here soon but the important thing was the awards. All players received their Soccer Star Challenge certificates. We've seen a tremendous improvement over the six months since we did our trial run. Our average award has gone from 1.2 stars to 3.2. So well done everybody.
Trophies were awarded as follows:
Most Improved Player
Rachel Finn (runner up)
Matthew Deaville (joint runner up)
Jacob Winfield (joint runner up)
Richard Woolley (joint runner up)
Player of the Year
Joseph Wyatt (runner up)
Well done everyone and here's looking forward to next season in the Stockport Metro League.
Thursday, 9 July 2009
More Beat the Keeper at Village BBQ
We'll be running another Beat the Keeper at next week's Village BBQ (Friday 17th July).
Our intention was for the prize to be a signed England football but it now appears that we've been ripped off by a dubious eBayer. They've simply decided to take our money and run.
Instead we've got an Adult and a Junior size ADIDAS Finale UEFA Champions League football up for grabs. Come and have a go!
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
AGM & Presentation Night Thursday 16th in the Royal
It's just dawned on us that the school year is coming to and end and you'll all be off on your holidays! We've decided to squeeze in an AGM and presentation evening before you all disappear. It will be at the Royal Hotel, Hayfield on the evening of Thursday 16th July at 7:30pm.
We can't stress enough how important it is that we get as many parents and children to attend as possible. The presentation evening is an important part of any football club and even though we haven't played in a league this season we do feel that everyone should be rewarded for their efforts.
We have FA Soccer Star Challenge certifcates for everyone who has completed that (there'll also be an opportunity again this weekend for those who missed out last week). We also have trophies for "Most Improved Player 2009", "Player's Player 2009" and the "Coaches Award for 2009".
If you can make it please let us know so that we can let the Royal know how many chairs to put out. Please also spread the word, if you can, to those parents who are yet to discover the "joy" of email or the internet.
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Penalty Shoot-out Highlights
A big thank-you to all who took part in our beat the keeper at Hayfield Cricket Club's 150th Anniversary. Between Carl, Steve and Peter we faced well over 300 penalties (felt like a thousand!) and we raised over £100 for the Junior Football Club.
The highlight of the day was our vicar, Hilary Edgerton, showing some grit and determination to whack one past Peter with just bare feet. The foot of God, or perhaps Eggy's comeuppance, one might say.
Thanks for Hayfield CC for accommodating us and thanks for every one who had a bash. We'll be doing it again at the village BBQ at the school on Friday 17th July. We hope to see you there.
Saturday, 27 June 2009
Beat The Keeper at Hayfield CC's 150th
Hayfield Cricket Club celebrate their 150th anniversary this Sunday (28th June) with a family fun day.
Steve, Carl and hopefully a few helpers will be raising money for both the Junior Football Club and the Cricket Club with a penalty shoot-out. Successful penalty takers will be entered into a draw to win a Ryan Giggs signed Man Utd shirt (08/09).
The fun starts at 1:00pm, we hope to see everyone there
Saturday, 13 June 2009
The Plan for Season 2009/2010
Steve and I have been beavering away working on the plan for next season. Here it is...
Under 9s and Under 10s
We are going to enter two teams into the Stockport Metro League. This league includes local teams like New Mills, Chinley and Whaley Bridge but also includes teams from as far away as Rose Hill and Droylsden.
We'll be entering an Under 10s team for those starting in Year 5 in the next school year (from September) and an Under 9s team for those starting in Years 4 and 3. It is likely that some Year 4 players may be asked to play for the U10s as we don't quite have enough numbers at present.
We're entering our teams as mixed teams so girls will be as welcome as boys to come along and have a go.
League games will be played on Saturday mornings.
The rules regarding Under 11s (school Year 6) football prevent us from entering a mixed-age team. We have a low attendance in this age group and as such we are unable to put out an Under 11 team next season. We would encourage all those wanting to play matches to contact other local clubs. We know that Whaley, Chinley and New Mills all run U11 teams and are always looking for players. Get in touch with us and we can give you contact details.
We are hoping to boost U10 numbers this season so that for season 2010/2011 we can enter a U11 team into the league.
Training will continue and will be open to everyone who wants to come along regardless of whether they want to play league games or not. We believe that our skills and fitness training benefit all children regardless of their ability or their desire to score a hat-trick against New Mills!
However, for the next season we have to set a maximum age on those attending training to 11 years. Because of "staff" numbers we can only carry out mixed-age training and it's not appropriate for children older than 11 to be training with those who are 8 or 9 years old.
Because we'll be playing games on a Saturday morning we will move training to mid-week. Our wives won't let us spend all weekend playing football! As daylight permits we'll stay in Hayfield but we will have to move to facilities in Chapel or New Mills when the nights start to draw in.
Mini-Kids Soccer School
From September (possibly sooner) we'll be starting a mini-kids soccer school for children ages 6 and 7 on Sunday mornings. At an appropriate time the children will be encouraged to move up to join in with the "full" mid-week junior training. If you have a child who might be interested in this let us know and we’ll add their name to the list.
How You Can Help Us
First of all we need a measure of commitment from parents. For parents of next season's U10 and U9 players there will be a lot of running around on Saturdays and also during the week when we relocate training. We need to know that at least 7 children, preferably 10 or 11, will be able to turn up week-in, week-out for each team. Otherwise we will forfeit our place in the league and will lose our registration fees.
Email us and let us know if you want your child to play league games.
We also want a parent helper for each team. An enthusiastic mum or dad, who will come and help out at training and on match-days. All helpers will be CRB checked and will be required to attend the FA Safeguarding Children course (only three hours). The CRB process can take six or eight weeks so if you want to help out let us know so we can get the paperwork to you.
We're also looking for a coach who can be trained to look after a team - likely to be the Under 9s. The club will pay for the coach to attain the FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate so it’s a great opportunity for anyone who wants to get involved. As with helpers a CRB check will be required as will attendance on the safeguarding children course.
Please speak to us if you would like to be a helper or a coach or if you need any more information about next season.
Steve & Carl
Hayfield Juniors v Chinley
What a remarkable result it was on Thursday night against Chinley! It was the first friendly we've played where our U8s actually got to play against children of the same age.
The first game ended 7-1 for Hayfield. We dominated the midfield, winning the ball and distributing it quickly to turn defence into attack. Josh Harwood worked tirelessley winning the ball up-front and passing it on to create scoring opportunities for Michael Deaville, George Howell and Richard Woolley.
The second half carried on like the first allowing Luke Adderley, George Howell and Josh Harwood to get on to the scoresheet.
In the second game we rearranged our team to try players out in different positions. Strikers played as defenders and defenders were put up front. Jacob Whitfield scored from a stunning right foot strike and Joe Brooks scored a deserved goal after a tireless effort.
Josh Harwood dropped from up front to right-back where he performed his duties with discipline (well done Josh!). Hayfield ran out 6-0 winners.
All in all a magnicifent performance watched by a good crowd of parents from the village.
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Venue Change For Tonight
Just in case you haven't had the message tonight's game against Chinley U8s is at Chinley Primary School, not the Youth Club as first thought.
See you later!
Friday, 22 May 2009
High Lane U10 v Hayfield Juniors
We had a couple of games last night against High Lane U10s. Like the weekend,s game we were made to work hard and ultimately were beaten by the better team.
Hayfield U10s took to a muddy pitch for only their second game against a High Lane team that had been playing together for three years. Some great defending and determination kept the first game to 5-0 and the second to just 3-1.
Highlights were Rachel Finn's "man" of the match performance in the first game and Ben Dean's man of the match performance in the second game. Both defenders deserved their applause as they worked tirelessly under a lot of pressure.
Probably the biggest highlight was Jake Young's goal that literally burst the net. A strong toe-poke from 20 yards not only beat the keeper but broke the crossbar causing the nets to fall over.
In 150 years of association football this has only happened once before...
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Thank You To Hayfield May Queen Committee
Steve and I attended the May Queen Junior Disco on Friday where we were presented with a cheque for £360.
This is a great donation, much more than we were expecting, and we are truly grateful.
The money will be put towards some new goals - for league games we need 12'x6' size. We're hoping to receive a grant from the Football Foundation but they will only give us matched funding which means we have to come up with half of the money ourselves and the May Queen donation goes some way to getting us there.
Many thanks to Barbara Ramwell and the May Queen Committee for supporting the Junior Football Club.
Hayfield Juniors v Whaley Bridge
Today was the Junior's first ever home game. The visitors were the excellent Whaley Bridge U10s.
We'd agreed to play an A game and a B game. Unfortunately Whaley's numbers were a bit low so it was a straightforward two games for their lads.
The first game kicked off with Hayfield's older children lining up first. We quickly saw what a good team Whaley are as they put us under constant pressure. We resisted for five minutes before Whaley scored their first goal.
We continued to compete in the first half but tired out in the second. Whaley scored some cracking goals and ran out as 5-0 winners.
Special mention goes to Jack Howell and Jake Young who covered every blade of grass between them, didn't let their heads drop and always looked to getting forward with the ball. Well done Jack and Jake.
We knew the B game would be a tough one as our younger children lined up. The result isn't as important as the performances we saw from some of our players (besides, I lost count after 6!) Rachel Finn is a natural centre half - dogged and determined and not afraid to put a tackle in.
Michael Deaville and Ollie Wyatt combined well in midfield on several occassions and like Jake and Jack in the first game never stopped running.
A big thank you goes out to all of the parents who came and supported their children. Also a big thank you to Nick, Mark and Mike for cutting the grass and marking the pitch out. It'll be well used through the summer!
Friday, 15 May 2009
This Weekend's Fixture now v Whaley
We've had a change of plan for this weekend. Instead of playing against High Lane on Saturday morning we're welcoming Whaley Bridge on Sunday instead.
Whaley are bringing their U10 A and B teams which means everyone can get involved at some point. We're hoping to kick the first game off at 10:30 so be early.
We'll give kits to those that need them on Sunday morning.
Saturday, 9 May 2009
2,4,6,8 Who Do We Appreciate...?
Well it was May Queen day today and despite most of our boys disappearing to Cub and Scout camp we had a good turn out.
On the way round, accompanied by Thornsett Brass Band we came up with a club song...
2, 4, 6, 8 Who do we appreciate
Not the King and not the Queen
But Hayfield Junior Football Team!
Well done to Ryan, Ollie, Elizabeth, Joseph, Joe, Josh and Lewis for coming up with it and for heartily belting it out through the streets of Hayfield.
Thanks to all parents who joined in and helped us out.
Appeal for Pictures
If you took any pictures today we'd love to see them. Please send them to Carl
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Now here's a guy who's had lots of target practice...
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Hayfield May Queen 2009
As you know this weekend is May Queen weekend in Hayfield. This year we're entering a walking float to represent the Junior Football Club and want everyone available to take part.
If you can take part please give Carl a call on 01663 747580/07855 399140 or email him. We'll get a kit to you before Saturday so you can wear it - bring along any parents, brothers or sisters so we can make a right racket!
We'll meet at the Pack Horse at 13:00 - 13:15 and make our way up to the procession meeting point. Following the processession we'll drop off children at the same place.
Sunday, 3 May 2009
If you ever wonder why people say Brazilians are the most skillful players in the world have a look at this video. Sure there's a lot of natural ability but there's a huge amount of practice that goes in to some of these tricks...
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
FA Soccerstar Challenge
This weekend we did the FA Soccerstar Challenge. Well actually we had a bit of a practice at it for when we do it for real in a few weeks time.
There are six tests, you can see animations of each of them from the links below.
Practice these because in a few weeks time we'll do the challenge again and will have offical FA certificates for everyone who takes part and prizes for the best and most improved.
We've just arranged a couple of games; one for the U8s and one for the U10s.
The U8s is a return match against High Lane. This time it's at home - so that will be our first ever home game! It's on a Saturday morning, the 16th May with kick-off at 10:30am.
The U10s game is also against High Lane. It's a midweek away game on Thursday, 21st May. More details to follow.
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Fancy A Friendly?
You may have seen us in the Buxton Advertiser this week. There's a good picture of the U8s. Definately one for the scrapbook so get yourself down to the newsagents!
If you run a junior team in the High Peak or Stockport areas and want to play a U10 or a U8 friendly then please, please, please get in touch. We're desperate to get some more games under our belt before the summer and would love to meet the competition before we start our first season in September!
Please me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
This Week's Homework - Rainbow Kicks
This week we'll be having a go at Rainbow Kicks. You'll need to practice this to get it right. When you can do it from a standing start try doing it when you're runing with the ball.
Run Off That Chocolate This Sunday
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Match Report: High Lane v Hayfield
Sunday 5th April, 2009
This was Hayfield Junior's first game quickly followed by their second. It seemed that half of the village made the journey to High Lane for this much anticipated fixture.
Match 1: High Lane 1 - 4 Hayfield
The match got of to a great start with keeper and captain Lewis Chadwick winning the toss and electing to kick-off. A nervy start followed with Hayfield's players finding their feet against a well organised High Lane.
The deadlock was broken after five minutes with a stunning left foot strike across the face of goal into the top right corner by Michael Deaville.
A spell of pressure from Hayfield followed but on the ten minute mark High Lane broke from defence to charge up field through the heart of Hayfield's defence and drew level.
The second half kicked off and following a couple of runs at goal, the hard working Josh Harwood got his reward tucking Hayfield's second under the High Lane keeper.
The next 7 or eight minutes saw some end to end stuff with High Lane's players, their quick footed captain in particular, breaking in dangerous formation. Hayfield's defensive pairing of Isaac Young and Ben Dean coped aimiably.
The game was sealed with a late brace from the always dangerous Luke Adderley. Luke's sheer determination and skillful control of the ball making life difficult for the High Lane back line.
Match 2: High Lane 1 - 1 Hayfield
An altogether different game this one. The game started well for Hayfield with Luke Adderley winning an early penalty. However, Luke was only able to smash the ball against the post where it rebounded into the hands of the grateful High Lane keeper.
This seemed to knock the wind out of Hayfield and sustained pressure from High Lane meant they went in front on 6 minutes.
High Lane kept the pressure up but good work from midfield dynamo Charlie Craig and some stout defending from Callum Gerrard and Joe Brooks kept the defecit to just one goal.
On the stroke of half time, Luke Adderly scored his third of the day after a goalmouth scramble.
Hayfield started the second half looking tired. Lewis "the cat" Chadwick made a string of fine saves to keep High Lane at bay. The pressure was mounting and Hayfield were struggling.
High Lane continued to dominate possession breaking into Hayfield's box in numbers. Hayfield were stretched and only some last gasp tackling from Ben Dean and some great running back from Joe Brooks and Isaac Young kept Hayfield in the game.
A hard fought draw, one that was applauded rapturously by the appreciative crowd.
Official Team Photo
We got our new kit this week and before anybody had a chance to get it dirty in our first game we took this team photo...
If any parent would like a copy of the full-size original just ask Carl or click on the one above and the full-size one will open in a new window where you can right-click on it and save it to your PC
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Divers are Numpties
We don't like players who dive. However, they do make us laugh sometimes...
And he was offside!
We've decided that we'd like a Sunday morning lie-in for the first time since July last year so there'll be no training on Easter Sunday, 12th April.
Training will start again on Sunday 19th April where we'll be expecting a bit more effort so you can run-off all that chocolate!
Our First Game
Our first game is this Sunday, 5th April, against High Lane FC's Under 8's
It's an away game, kick-off at 10:30am, here are the details
High Lane Primary School
Here's a map on Google
Football training will still be on for the over 8's. Remember we're back on the grass now so bring your boots
A note for parents
We would ask all parents, whether they turn up for training sessions or for matches (when they eventually happen) to observe the following sideline rules when watching your child play:
- No abusive shouting
- No destructive criticism; even collective moans and groans when a child does something wrong are very inappropriate.
- No hysterical shouting of instructions; Calling out instructions such as "Kick it", "Shoot", "Boot it", "Go, go, go", etc. only panics the children and is detrimental to their development as players.
- No specific tactical instructions; Shouting out something like "Johnny, pick up number 6", whilst it may be well-meant only confuses the children.
Please do not embarrass yourself, your child or the club by engaging in any of the above behaviour. Remember, even though football is a passionate game, to the children this is supposed to be nothing more than fun and enjoyment.
By all means engage in positive, but controlled encouragement such as "Well done Billy", "Great pass Jane", "Good effort, Johnny."
About Our Club Badge
At the beginning of the year we had a competition to design a club logo and also to come up with a nickname for the club. The winner of the logo competition was Matthew Deaville. You can see his logo here.
Matthew based his design on the primary school's badge which all of the children in the village are very familiar with.
We had a number of entries for a nickname, including The Pikees, which is appropriate given that we play at the foot of Lantern Pike. However, we chose The Trespassers which reflects Hayfield's important role in establishing the country's first national park - The Peak District National Park.
The nickname was the idea of Callum Gerrard (with some help from his mum!), so well done Callum!
More information on the Mass Trespass of Kinder Scout
Welcome to Hayfield Junior FC
Welcome to the first season for Hayfield Junior Football Club.
This season we will endeavour to fulfil the club's aims and objectives by providing a positive learning environment where your child's football skills and knowledge of the game will develop. As well as this we want to try and establish a junior football team representing Hayfield for the 2009/2010 season.
We don't know yet which age group this team will be. With a good number of children we may even be able to achieve two teams. Let's hope so.
Regardless of whether or not we have a team representing Hayfield next year our real definition of success is for your child to want to keep coming to training week after week. This will occur, not through a focus on winning, but through:
- focusing on the child’s skill development;
- ensuring the child is involved in all practice sessions;
- adopting an approach that focuses on the child enjoying themselves.