Tuesday 29 December 2009

Bowling Party Today

Don't forget today's bowling party at Stockport Bowling Alley. It's a 2 o'clock start but please try to be 15 minutes early so we can get shoes sorted out.

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 black
Item Code: WFJ Price: £16.00
Hoodie sweatshirt in black
Item Code: HDS Price: £13.00
Hurricane raincoat/jacket in black
Item Code: HRJ Price: £21.00
Drill top jacket in black
Item Code: DTJ Price: £17.00
Sweatshirt in black
Item Code: SST Price: £10.00
T-shirt in black
Item Code: TST Price: £9.00
Item Code: BAG Price: £6.50
Beanie hat in black
Item 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)
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.


Didsbury Reds
Fog Lane Park
Westholme Road Entrance
M20 3QN


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.

Details are:

Broad Oak School
Broad Oak Lane
M20 5QB

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

Dribbling Skills

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.

DateHome TeamAway TeamVenue
12/09/2009Hayfield 2 - 10Lisbon St Anthonys B
19/09/2009Queensgate Panthers 3 - 0Hayfielddetails
26/09/2009Hayfield 0 - 6Spurley Hey B
03/10/2009Didsbury Reds 8 - 1Hayfielddetails
10/10/2009Hayfield 0 - 2Cheadle & Gatley B
17/10/2009Cheadle Heath Nomads B 2 - 2Hayfielddetails
24/10/2009Great Moor County B 2 - 0Hayfielddetails
31/10/2009Droylsden B 6 - 0Hayfielddetails
07/11/2009Hale United Stars P - PHayfielddetails
14/11/2009Stockport Dynamoes 0 - 0Hayfielddetails
21/11/2009Hayfield 0 - 3Hillgate Boys
28/11/2009Hayfield P - PStockport Vikings B
05/12/2009Hayfield P - PQueensgate Panthers
12/12/2009Hayfield 2 - 5Juno United B
19/12/2009Hayfield P - PDidsbury Reds
09/01/2010Lisbon St Anthonys B P - PHayfielddetails
16/01/2010Hayfield P - PCheadle Heath Nomads B
23/01/2010Spurley Hey B 0 - 0Hayfielddetails
30/01/2010Cheadle & Gatley B P - PHayfielddetails
06/02/2010Hayfield 0 - 2Great Moor County B
13/02/2010Hayfield 0 - 8Droylsden B
20/02/2010Hayfield P - PHale United Stars
27/02/2010Hayfield vStockport Dynamoes
06/03/2010Hillgate Boys vHayfielddetails
13/03/2010Stockport Vikings B vHayfielddetails
20/03/2010Mountfield Rovers B vHayfielddetails

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.

DateHome TeamAway TeamVenue
12/09/2009Droylsden B 7 - 1Hayfielddetails
19/09/2009Hayfield 0 - 8Chapel Town B
26/09/2009FC Blue Star Galaxy 4 - 1Hayfielddetails
03/10/2009Hayfield 1 - 4Spurley Hey B
10/10/2009Bramhall North 75 B 5 - 1Hayfielddetails
17/10/2009Hayfield 3 - 3Didsbury Reds
24/10/2009Hayfield 0 - 1Mountfield Rovers B
31/10/2009Hayfield 0 - 7Cheadle & Gatley B
07/11/2009Hayfield P - PWoodley Albion Stars
14/11/2009Hale United Falcons 2 - 0Hayfielddetails
21/11/2009Stockport Vikings B P - PHayfielddetails
28/11/2009Hayfield P - PDroylsden B
05/12/2009Chapel Town B 0 - 3Hayfielddetails
12/12/2009Hayfield 4 - 4FC Blue Star Galaxy
19/12/2009Spurley Hey B P - PHayfielddetails
09/01/2010Hayfield P - PBramhall North 75 B
16/01/2010Didsbury Reds P - PHayfielddetails
23/01/2010Mountfield Rovers B 2 - 3Hayfielddetails
30/01/2010Cheadle & Gatley B P - PHayfielddetails
06/02/2010Woodley Albion Stars 1 - 4Hayfielddetails
13/02/2010Hayfield 1 - 1Hale United Falcons
20/02/2010Hayfield 1 - 5Stockport 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

Joe Brooks
Rachel Finn (runner up)

Player's Player

Oliver Wyatt
Matthew Deaville (joint runner up)
Jacob Winfield (joint runner up)
Richard Woolley (joint runner up)

Player of the Year

Luke Adderley
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!

Adults ADIDAS Finale UEFA Champions League

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).

Win our Ryan Giggs Signed Shirt

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.

Under 11s

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

Target Practice

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

Rooftop Footy!

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.

  1. Running with the ball
  2. Turning
  3. Speed
  4. Dribbling
  5. Heading
  6. Shooting

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.

Forthcoming Fixtures

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: carl.dean@silkmoth.com

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

We're back at the Field of Dreams this Sunday. Actually Bog of Dreams would be more appropriate. Make sure you've got your boots as it's still slippy. See you there!

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!

Easter Sunday

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
Andrew Lane
High Lane

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:

  1. No abusive shouting
  2. No destructive criticism; even collective moans and groans when a child does something wrong are very inappropriate.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Hayfield Junior FC LogoAt 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.