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.