Junior and youth football round-up
PUBLISHED: 11:07 24 June 2011 | UPDATED: 11:07 24 June 2011
THE Notley’s Lowestoft and District League held their annual end of season presentation evening at Notley’s PH. Trophies were handed out to the respective three league winners and runners-up - who were Division One winners - Oxford Arms; runners-up - Hearts of Oak. Division 2 winners - DK Consultants; runners-up - Hopton. Division 3 winners - FC Eastpoint; runners-up - Corton White Horse Seltic Res. League awards were also handed out Referee of the year - Ivan Powell; Most Improved referee - Jason Watson-Smith and New Referee - Shaun Yallop.
The popular three-division league this week held their annual general meeting, and four new teams were elected into the league’s fold - these were Earsham Reserves, Gt Yarmouth Town Hall Reserves; Lord Nelson and Gunton United. These teams will play in division three in the forthcoming campaign.
n League representatives this week sent out an appeal for help in tracing the Division Two trophy, which went missing following the recent presentation night held at Notleys.
The cup, which is more than 110 years old and “quite valuable” according to league officials, was taken from the bar area of Notley’s and then lost somewhere between the popular venue and Montgomery Avenue in Lowestoft.
“There is now a reward for the return of the cup, and if anyone can find it there is a substantial award,” Brian Gower, from the league, said.
n If you can help trace the trophy, or have any information, contact league representatives Mr Gower on 01986 892916 or Richard May on 01502 588003.
• THE Lowestoft Sunday League season was exciting from start to finish with some outstanding performances and a massive mid-season break owing to adverse weather.
Jugganauts FC ended a 17-year wait for the Division One title with a fantastic season, starting with a well- earned victory over the champions from 2009/10 and remaining dominant for the rest of the year.
Juggs were top of Division One from the first week of the season and never looked back, winning their first eight games and only conceding four goals. With a very young side backed up with strength in depth and some vastly-experienced players they marched to the title with 10 wins and two draws from their 14 games. At the Jugganauts presentation evening the players player of the year award went to goalkeeper Ashley Burgess, committee player of the year went to Matty King, and clubman of the year to Terry Brookes - who were all deserving winners.
The club would like to thank all the sponsors for their continued support including Mcbride Roofing, The Queens Head Public House and Cooks Fencing. Training for the new season begins on Wednesday July 13 at Kessingland Community Centre. The club are looking to build on the success of the last few seasons and would like to welcome players old and new to attend. For any further information please contact team manager Robbie Allen on 07809 068 231 or club secretary Garry Bond on 01502 741281.
• LOWESTOFT Sunday League side Waveney Hearts and their Reserves will commence pre season training next Wednesday, June 29 at the Denes High School at 7pm and on Sunday morning, July 3, on Normanston Park at 10.30am. Any new players wishing to join and who would like further details please telephone first team manager Julian on 07799 467 168.
• WINE Lodge FC start pre-season training this Sunday, June 26, between 10am and noon at Benjamin Britten High School. If you are interested in playing Sunday League football in the forthcoming season then contact Jock on 07818 816 780 for more details, with all players new and old welcome.
• CORTON Seltic FC welcome players old and new to attend pre-season training for their Saturday and Sunday teams. Training at Corton playing field will start on Tuesday, June 28 at 6.30pm. For all enquiries please telephone team managers (Saturday) Gary Fairweather on 07502 221 900 or Nikki Wigg on 07896 959 957 or (Sunday) Dan Rice on 07545 191 088.
• PLAYERS are being invited along to train for Harrods UK FC, with sessions starting on July 10 at 11am to 12.30pm at Kirkley High School.
New manager of Harrods first team, that play in the Lowestoft Sundayleague, Ron Bonner has invited all present, past, and new players to attend the training sessions.
Anyone who has just finished in youth football, requires a change in clubs or is returning from a break from football call 01502 730426, 07824 773 432 or email email@example.com.
AFTER being crowned the U10 Soccer in the Sand Champions two weeks ago, Waveney U10 Pumas were after more silverware going into the Gorleston Rangers tournament, which is seem as the hardest in East Anglia with 24 of the very best teams from Norfolk & Suffolk all present.
In a group of eight, Waveney qualified for the quarter finals with relative ease with a record of four wins, two draws and a loss to qualify as the runners up in the group.
In the quarters Waveney faced the Norfolk Youth division one champions Old Catton and played superbly to record a 1-0 win. Then in the semis, Waveney faced North Walsham - the North East Norfolk division one champions - and drew 1-1. Following a nailbiting penalty shoot out that went to sudden death, Waveney went through after some brilliant saves by Cameron and cool nerves by Tom, Max and Jayden.
In the final, Waveney faced finalists Gorleston Rangers A, both teams looked tired playing their 10th game and despite looking the only team likely to win, the game went to another penalty shoot out. This time the luck was with Gorleston as they claimed the trophy.
Cameron, Alfie, Bradley, Max, Aaron, Kian, Hugo, Jayden and Tom were superb all day and the managers Paul and Andy plus parents were very proud of the Pumas yet again.
• WAVENEY B under 13, who move up to under 14 in the forthccoming season, are looking for a goalkeeper, a left winger and a centre back. They are a friendly team and have a really good team morale. If you think you would be interested in playing for Waveney they train on a Tuesday and a Friday between 5pm and 6pm at the Denes High School, For more details contact 07581 482 466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• WAVENEY Youth FC under 16 team are keen to hear from anyone who would like to join them for next season. The team, which is in division two of the NSYL, would particularly like a goalkeeper, and a couple of strikers. If you would like a new challenge with a view to playing adult football with the club then please go along to The Denes High School for a training session on Wednesdays between 6pm or 7pm or call the manager Mark Taylor on 07896 290 039 for more details.
• WAVENEY Youth’s current U14A team offers the chance for any new players to attend training session every Tuesday throughout the month of June with the prospect of joining this lovely family orientated team.
Training is at the Denes High School every Tuesday from 6pm to 7.30pm, or for more information contact Chris on 01502 586608.
• BlUNDESTON Magpies U8 have just completed a successful season in the NSYL U8 friendly league. The team are looking to attract a couple of more players before they start the U9 season in September. Any lads interested in joining the squad should contact Steve Powell on 07805 059 804.