Stalybridge Celtic Juniors Presentation Night 2020

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PRESENTATION NIGHT 2020 A volunteer-run junior football club for players of all abilities since 1975. An FA Charter Standard Development Club

CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS Welcome to our 2019/20 end of season presentation event. Sadly this season had to be cut short due to the national health crisis, but despite this we have had some incredibly positive moments both on and off the pitch throughout the season. I feel incredibly privileged to have become the new Chairman of the club, taking over from Garry Pearce who dedicated the past 10 years to the club as Chairman. I’d personally like to thank him for everything he’s done to get the club to where it is today. Being a club with a strong community spirit we’ve delivered events such as our tree planting day, prostate screening and our annual walking football tournament in support of Cancer Warriors, a local charity that we continue to build strong links with. As ever, the club simply couldn’t exist without our dedicated volunteers who give up huge amounts of time to run the club. The team managers and coaches, soccer school volunteers and everyone behind the scenes who help with the running of the teams. On behalf of myself and the committee, I’d like to thank everyone for the help and support you’ve given over the last year. I sincerely hope that everybody in the club remains healthy and we can all return to our grassroots football as soon as it’s safe to do so. There have been challenging times for everyone recently, but we will come back stronger than ever, and I’m sure we’ll appreciate being together more than we ever have before. Mike Taylor Chairman Stalybridge Celtic Juniors

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CLUB HISTORY In the summer of 1975, a group of young boys were playing football in the street near Jack Hammersley’s house. Naturally, the ball spent more time in the gardens than it did in the road. Eventually, Jack asked the boys if they would like to form a team and play in competitive matches, so Stalyhill Juniors, later to become Stalybridge Celtic Juniors, was formed. At the end of 1976/77 season, Bryan Cross volunteered to help run a second team as so many lads wanted to play and, as is a club policy to this day, none were turned away. The club gradually went from three teams in the late 1970s and early 1980s to teams at all age groups. Since the late eighties the club has continued to grow and today has 28 teams, as well as the Saturday Soccer School. In 2000, the club raised funds to buy the old lacrosse club on Mossley Road. Despite two fires, the Soccer School continues to flourish and today hosts up to 130 children of all abilities every Saturday morning and is the starting point for all our junior teams. Teams continue to do well in age & ability appropriate leagues and competitions, and travel the UK and Europe competing in tournaments, including those hosted by Barcelona and Benfica. In 2014, the Soccer School clubhouse underwent a £120,000 renovation after fundraising by the club and support from FA and Premier League Facilities Fund. Lord Tom Pendry, former MP for Stalybridge and Hyde and president of the Football Association, performed the official opening with club chairman Garry Pearce. Other fundraising events in recent years have seen two appearances from Paul Scholes, after retiring from Man Utd, in ‘Coaches v Dads’ matches and an annual Walking Football Festival. Today the club has 28 teams, from under 7s to under 16s, this includes girls and pan-disability teams. Teams compete in local leagues including the Tameside Junior Football League and Sunday leagues, the East Manchester Junior Football League and the Cheshire Girls Football League. The whole club is run by an army of almost 100 volunteers who give their time for free, doing everything from coaching, admin and communications to running the snack bar, welfare and ground maintenance. The club continues to go from strength to strength and is now the largest it has ever been, with more local children of all abilities able to play football for Stalybridge Celtic Juniors than ever before.


THE SEASON’S MOST READ STORIES 2019-20 Season Concluded The FA have announced that the 2019-20 season has concluded. ‘We can now confirm that we have decided that all grassroots football is concluded for the 2019-20 season. This will allow the game to move forward and to commence planning for next season.’ Lives Saved at Prostate Testing Day In just three hours, 280 people were tested at February’s prostate testing day with Cancer Warriors. This is a huge number and far more than anyone ever expected. The testing identified raised levels in a number of men who can now go on to further testing with their GP. Celtic Juniors on Manchester Grassroots FC Podcast Celtic Juniors volunteer Liam Whitehead was a guest on the Manchester Grassroots FC podcast. Liam talked about the club’s pan-disability team, starting girls’ football, promoting Celtic Juniors and the way the club has a big focus on links with the local community. Find it on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Under 12s Win Winter League Title and Crowned North West Futsal Champions The under 12s won the winter league in style, going the whole season unbeaten. Also, the under 12s put in a scintillating performance in the final of the FA Futsal Cup to win the crown of North West Regional Futsal Champions. Next Generation Coaches Developing Their Skills Young coaches, all under 21, have spent twelve months volunteering alongside more experienced coaches at the Soccer School and with Celtic Juniors’ mini soccer teams. Some are new to the club, whilst others currently play for older Celtic Juniors teams and first volunteered as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award. 500 Trees Planted at the Soccer School 500 trees from ‘I Dig Trees’ were planted in an unused corner of the Soccer School field by young players and their families. The trees will create a woodland walk, encourage biodiversity, improve drainage, and help reduce the club’s carbon footprint. Christmas Hamper Foodbank Appeal Stalybridge Celtic Juniors worked with the Trussell Trust to provide Christmas hampers to Tameside East Foodbank. Hundreds of items were donated to the appeal from people across the junior club and contributed to making a difference to those most in need. Former Celtic Junior Earns Man Utd Scholarship Former Stalybridge Celtic Juniors player Rhys Bennett has earned a two year scholarship at Manchester United. We wish Rhys the best of luck with his journey.

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Coaching the Coaches at Man Utd A group of Celtic Juniors coaches attended a Coaching the Coaches session hosted by Manchester United at The Cliff training complex. This time the session focused on street football and games to promote development and technique. Celtic Juniors Donate kits to Kenya Stalybridge Celtic Juniors have donated hundreds of items of kit to Links Community Project in Kenya. Players from across the club’s age groups donated football kits and boots they have grown out of, as well as full Stalybridge Celtic Juniors strips to kit out an entire team. Teams Visit Man City’s Etihad Campus As part of an ongoing relationship between Celtic Juniors and Manchester City, a number of teams visited the Etihad Campus for special training sessions with City coaches. Celtic Juniors Star Signs for Liverpool Stalybridge Celtic Juniors player Cameron Smith has signed for Liverpool FC. Cam has been with Celtic Juniors since starting at the club’s Saturday Soccer School when he was 5. From there he joined the under 7s Whites. Read more at Get the latest news by signing up for the Monthly Wrap email newsletter


SPECIAL AWARDS Mel Walker Rose Bowl - Club Player of the Year The biggest award of the night, the Mel Walker Rose Bowl goes to a player at the club who has gone above and beyond both on and off the field.

Mark Pover Memorial - Young Player of the Year The Young Player of the Year prize goes to a player, between under 7s and under 12s, who has been a shining example of what a grassroots footballer should be.

Mark Cowley Memorial - Best New Player of the Year Awarded to a boy or girl who has joined Stalybridge Celtic Juniors this past season and has made a huge difference to the team with commitment, attitude and personality.

Brian Cross Memorial - Team of the Year Each season, one team achieves something fantastic. Whether it be a County Cup triumph, representing the club on the international stage, or an invincible season.

Jack Hammersley Memorial - Volunteer of the Year The only award not to go to a player, the Volunteer of the Year award goes to one of Staybridge Celtic Juniors’ volunteers who has truly gone above and beyond in their voluntary service to the club. Nominations for each award are submitted by Stalybridge Celtic Juniors volunteers and the winners are chosen by the committee.

TEAM AWARDS Each team at the club has three awards of its own:

- Manager’s Player of the Year - Most Improved Player of the Year - Players’ Player of the Year Manager’s Player and Most Improved Player winners are chosen by the volunteer coaches who run each team. Players’ Player is voted for by the children on that particular team.

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2019/20 TEAM PEN PICKS PAN-DISABILITY Stephen | Always first to offer help and guidance to the coaches. Always giving us ideas on what we should be practising! James L | Confident and comfortable with the coaches and your friends, which is brilliant. A pillar of the team on the pitch and socially. Liam| So comfortable with the ball, always running through the middle and brave enough to take on anyone. Works hard for his teammates getting box to box. Cody | Always out wide finding space on the wing. Cody has a real eye for a killer pass into the box to set up a goal. Not afraid to run with it too to create chances for himself. Maxi | Has now found his feet in the game and is very popular with his teammates. Always wanting the ball to push forward into the opposition’s box. Axl | Has grown brilliantly dribbling, passing and shooting. His one-on-ones this year have been excellent. Seb | The confidence Seb has in goal and dependence on stopping the ball can always be relied on. A real leader with all the qualities of a captain leading from the back. Billy | His confidence with the ball is growing each passing season, loves getting stuck into a tackle and having a go for goal. Keep it up! James T | Getting involved in the practices and matches more and more and growing as a player. Lovely to watch him become a solid member of the team. George | Knows how the game is played and where he is needed on the pitch. An intelligent player who can read the game. Dylan | Loves showing off skills with the coaches and practising new things every week. A real goal poacher! Kieran | Everywhere on the pitch and a whirlwind of pace and energy from the moment he arrives to the final whistle. Sends everyone dizzy trying to keep up! Finley | A pleasure to coach who gives his all in training and matches. An excellent student in training who puts what he has learned into his games.


UNDER 7s BLUES Lucas B | aka Thunder Blaster. Hence the nickname, Lucas has got a really powerful shot and has adapted brilliantly to his new role in the team as a defender. Rocco S | Rocco has a great technical ability, going forward he is a nightmare for defenders. He is also our leading goal scorer with 19 goals. Freddie B | Like Rocco, Freddie has a great technical ability. His first touch is brilliant and takes awesome corners and works really hard for the team. Connor N | Connor is a great all-rounder, whatever position I put him in he excels. Of late, he has been playing in goal and he has been exceptional. Luca S | What an improvement, in the last couple of weeks of our season, Luca has worked so hard for his team and was the winner of my goal of the season with a great lob from the halfway line. Isaac L | Isaac is a great defender; his tackling is amazing. He works really hard for his team and listens to instructions very well. Dylan N | Dylan is a great goalkeeper and an amazing shot stopper, he has lots of energy and loves his football, especially being a keeper. Cameron S | Cameron’s is a great team player and works so hard for his team. He is an amazing tackler, a good dribbler and is always looking to pass to players in better positions.

UNDER 7s WHITES Alfie H | Alfie is a Rolls Royce of a player, he is innovative, intelligent and powerful. His free kicks have contributed to some great team wins. If he could shake off some of his hesitation he’d be more of a Bugatti Veyron, powerful, intelligent and ahead of everyone and everything. Billy McP | Billy started in the team as a timid boy however, increasingly he has started growing in confidence on the football pitch. He has scored some vital goals, put in an increasing work rate and has a great left foot. Cole K | Cole joined us with a tremendous amount of technical ability for such a young man and he has not lost his eye for a goal. Continuity of training and match days will no doubt bring him back to the high level he started with. Euan N | Euan the youngest in the team, you wouldn’t think it from his physical size. When he concentrates he is a real asset to the team, with his strength in the tackle and not being phased by ‘taking one for the team’. With a bit more concentration Euan will fulfil his potential. Freddie C | If you want forcefulness, off the ball movement and desire, look to ‘Fred the Red’. Freddie continues to lead by example, this is what has made him such a vital part of the team. He has consistently scored goals through sheer determination.

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Gabriel S | The thinking man’s footballer, a great example of how our beautiful game should be approached. Gabe never picks a preferable position, he just wants to play football. Gabe has a steely core which means he isn’t intimidated and his attentiveness towards direction from coaches is a joy. Jake B | It is a pleasure to watch Jake in full flow taking people on. He has won the team games with his drive for goals. As Jake progresses it’s important that he gets his head up and looks to include his team mates more, as long as that continues he can fulfil his huge potential.

UNDER 8s BLUES Freddie F | Unselfish in his positional play. Often taking up the CDM role for the benefit of the team, whilst also offering a strong threat driving forward. Harry D | Effectively taken up the goalkeeping role for the majority of the season, but is equally an effective outfielder. Quality distributor of the ball and has added power to his game. Max W | Explosive midfielder, tricky and driven. The scorer of many goals. Has the ability to play in any position. George J | Ran oppositions ragged from the wings this season. Scorer of great goals, deliverer of fantastic crosses. Very unselfish in his play. Mason M | Irreplaceable defender, though equally competent anywhere, self-less and reliable with energy to burn. Player with great technique. Zachary P | Strong, level headed ball playing defender. Picks and plays the simple pass others don’t see. Great understanding of the game and the mechanisms of it.

UNDER 8s WHITES Kelly E | Fast, enthusiastic goal scorer. Found added depth to his game this season which has improved Kelly as a more rounded player. Bailey M | Fast defender who has barely played a match under 8/10 rating. Vary positive attitude. Daniel H | Daniel is truly a star team play. Trains well, plays well, a pleasure to have in the squad. Elvis E | Strong, level headed player. Great team player who is always willing and has grown as the season progressed. Joel C | Settled quickly into the team. Great left foot and one to watch next season. Mac W | Great shot stopper who has effectively kept the Whites in games this season. Harry M | Great energy, work rate and team ethic. Player with great concentration.


Adam G | Happy to play in any position. Very bubbly player who loves team comradery. Jack C | New starter to the squad in readiness for next season. Enthusiastic player, willing to learn. Will be a great asset next season.

UNDER 8s COLTS BLUES Charlie H | Great in goal. A brilliant last line of defense. Brave as. Daniel L | Cool, calm and solid defender. Classy and misses little. Joseph E | Solid, no-one gets past him. Defensive midfielder extraordinaire. Ethan P | Solid, has a monster kick. Hard to beat, big man upfront. Harvey J | So skillful has so much heart. Top link play midfielder. Jensen H | Direct, strong, wants the ball. Superb finisher. Loves the game. Sebastian L | Strong, skilful, real eye for goal. Tracks back like a demon. Isaac P | The new Jan Molby. Tough as teak. Great with the ball at his feet.

UNDER 9s GIRLS BLUES Ellie L | Ellie is our youngest and smallest player, but this doesn't hold her back. She gets stuck in for tackles and has been a big part of our team. She uses her speed well and her confidence has really excelled. The goals she's scored reflect this. Niamh M | Our strongest player and Captain. The girls respect her and look up to her for guidance. Niamh pulls the team together and gets the best out of them. She's an integral part of the team with her killer throw ins, speed and agility and some amazing goals. Evie P | Evie has had a fantastic season and has improved massively. She gives 110% whenever she plays or trains, and has been an essential part of the team. Her breaking down of the opposing teams attack has been crucial as well as her all round play. Also her linking the team from defence to attack has been outstanding. Eve W | Eve has been a massive part of the team this season. Her skills both on and off the ball and goal scoring ability are second to none, and she's grown from a quiet player into a confident player who always gives her all for the team. Khaira V | Khaira is one of our newer players and is settling into the team well. She always tries her hardest and never gives up. She gets stuck in and wins balls, and has a bright future as one of the team.

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UNDER 9s GIRLS WHITES Amelia B | Midfielder/ Striker. Amelia is a skilful striker who uses trickery to make space so she can get her shot anyway. As the season has gone on she has added more goals to her game and defends from the front often catching the opposition out of position in the final third. Evie B | Defender/ Midfielder. Evie's ability to sniff out danger and snuff out an opposing attack is second to none, once she has dispossessed her opponent she then turns defence into attack with marauding runs towards the final third and often dictates the games. Lillia H | Defender/ Striker. Lillia is brave and battles hard in midfield, she never backs out of a tackle. With the ball at her feet she drives the midfield forward into the opposition half often riding tackles and emerging with the ball. She also pops up with the occasional goal from midfield. Mia K | Defender/ Midfielder/ Striker. Mia's dribbling ability has gone from strength to strength this season, when she gets the ball there has been an increasing amount of purpose to her attacks from midfield as the season has progressed. A fantastic first season and a great addition to the team. Lexi O'M | Goalkeeper/ Midfielder/ Striker. Lexi's calmness and presence in the goal breeds confidence in the back line, her saves have kept us in many games this season, she is always alert to danger. Her penalty save after the winter break has been one of the highlights of the season. Maddison T | Midfielder/ Striker. Maddison was a late addition to the team joining in January, instantly making an impact with two goals on her debut. She often drops deep to support Midfield and Defence, a great team player. Izzy T | Defender/ Midfielder. Izzy, Miss Dependable, has been a constant in the heart of midfield/ defence. Izzy always puts the team and her teammates first and plays whatever role is asked of her to the best of her ability. Isla W | Goalkeeper/ Midfielder. Isla has grown as a player as the season has progressed, and seems to have found her position in goal, she is growing as a Goalkeeper each week. Brooke W | Defender/ Midfielder/ Striker. Brooke has only recently joined the team, and has yet to find her position, however she has already made friendships within the team and is already showing that she has much to offer the team.

UNDER 9s BLUES Charlie B | Not easy for any child joining a new team, especially a GK. Charlie’s confidence has grown between the sticks with every game and will continue to do so next season. Some of his saves this season have been astounding, only to be upstaged by his smile!!! Jamie E | Another solid season from Jamie, bringing strength, desire and lightning pace to the team. Moving to 7v7 has given him more opportunity in other positions and he has demonstrated his versatility. Huge potential and I can see him moving to another level very quickly.


Rylan H | Seems to get better every time I see him play and never gives less than 100%… Technically very good, deceivingly very quick, but the way he dominates his opponents is unbelievable. (rarely see him beaten 1v1!!) Natural leader out on that pitch and still improving. Gabriel S | Really important player for the team, bringing balance to our line-ups with that left foot. Always been impressed with his work rate and determination, but he’s also more confident 1v1 now and his decision making has improved dramatically. (more goals and assists to come!!) Finlay S | Taken on the role of team captain this season and has demonstrated exactly why he was chosen. His work-rate is incredible and never leaves anything off the pitch. Obviously technically brilliant, but off the ball equally as impressive. Looks a proud young man with that armband on. Kai H | First season with the lads for Kai and his progress has been fantastic. Kai brings a calmness to the team and the simplicity with which he plays the game is a thing of beauty… Improving technically all the time, feels like he’s been here a lot longer. Luca V | Started off his season being ‘unplayable’ in the summer league and has continued to impress. Just when I think I’ve seen everything from that left foot, it produces something even more impressive. Such a gifted player and now seeing the benefits of his hard work. Alex T | Stormed his way through the summer league with some incredible performances, which have continued throughout the season. Unbelievable amount of assists and goals yet again, but a distinct improvement in keeping his head has impressed me the most. (probably spoke too soon!!) Leighton M | Another new player this season, but settled into this team so quickly. Leighton has amazing feet, strength, pace and is a great little finisher. Like all players he has things to work on and if he does that, the sky’s the limit really… (sends me dizzy sometimes!!!)

UNDER 9s WHITES Kai | Quick. Determined. With a never say die attitude. Loves a goal almost as much as he loves a good strong tackle. Our highest goalscorer with as many assists as anyone else. Probably the most vocal player on the team. Sam | A wonderful asset to the team. He’s a superbly agile goalkeeper who can also hold his own when playing outfield. Has bagged the MoM trophy more times than anyone else this season. Ollie T | Our midfield terrier. Nimble and tenacious. A skilful player with quick feet and plenty of tricks. He never stops running. A very passionate player who gives his all and never gives up. Ollie L | Can play anywhere. Solid in defence, controls midfield and is a great finisher. Has a great range of passing and has created just as much as he has scored. His love for the game shows through in everything he does. Harry | A regular in our defence. He’s never one to rush and plays with a calmness under pressure. Always looking to get us moving forward. Don’t let his quiet demeanour fool you, his passion for the game is boundless. Adam | Has scored a bucket load of goals this season and is always ready to pounce with his natural poachers finish. A really skilful player who, despite his size, never pulls out of a tackle.

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Joel | Our second highest goalscorer. A big strong lad with plenty of skill, who always wants the ball and is never afraid of running at the other team or shooting. His spirit for the game is undeniable. Joe | Naturally defensive minded, but an extremely versatile and unselfish player who always gives 100% for the team wherever he is asked to play. Wants to play the game the right way, links up play superbly and is a joy to coach.

UNDER 9s COLTS BLUES Harrison P | Our very own David De Gea, Harrison is a fantastic asset to the team, his maturity and passion for the game is evident in every single match, he is an absolute shot stopper to say the least, he is an absolute pleasure to coach and feel very lucky to have him. Borys Z | Borys has shown great progress over the season, and more than anything else he has learnt to believe in himself. He is now showing his determination, skill and enthusiasm in every game he plays. Dariusz B | Dariusz is like our very own linford Christie, he will run miles on the pitch during every game, he is our brick wall at the back as there is nothing that gets past. His efforts every game are on point and he always gives 100% effort every time. Freddie H | Freddie may be one of the smallest members of the team, but he is a real pocket rocket! Freddie has improved with every game he has played this season and is growing in confidence with every match he plays and has started to believe in his ability on the ball. Aaron Q | Aaron has been a great all rounder this season, he gives 100% both in training and in games, has a great mindset and full of determination. Aaron has a fantastic attitude to develop and learn new things and he is a great asset to the team. Samuel S | Samuel is an all rounder, who can play in most positions on the pitch (including in goal!). Samuel has the determination to learn new things and has proven to be an important member of the team over the season. Isaac H | Isaac is an excellent player with a fantastic attitude towards both training and playing. He gives 100% effort every game and has the agility and mindset to be able to play in a position needed depending on the opposition. He is a fantastic asset to the team and is a pleasure to coach. Jakub S | Jakub is a very skilful and talented player, who has the determination to push himself and his team mates through games. Jakub is a really enthusiastic member of the squad, who is always positive and never gives up. He has fantastic pace, good passing ability and can read any game in a great way. Faizan A | Faizan has definitely been a great addition to the squad this season, he is such a wonderful lad to coach, he is always wanting to learn new things and is a real team player. He has fitted in so well and cements the team. He works fantastic on the pitch and gives fantastic structure to any game.


UNDER 10s BLUES Oliver L | Steady season showing massive improvement outfield too. Harry A-T | Good first season with the team, loves a Neymar impression. Aiden R | Rock at the back who loves to get forward. Ethan B | Best season with the team in a brand new position. Dec J | Mr. Reliable in whatever position he is played, the driving force. Freddie K | Best season for the team dictating play from the middle of the park. Charlie H | Technically gifted and loves a wonder goal. Charlie B | Good season overall needs to believe in himself as much as we do. Henry V | Ronaldo when he wants to be, speedy gonzalez. Issac R | The baby of the team although that doesn't really show on the pitch. Zack S | Tackles like Scholes, a really engine. Jack D | New player this season fitted in seamlessly. Jacob G | Again new player settled in well.

UNDER 10s COLTS BLUES Gracjan K | New to the team this year and has proved to be an exceptional signing. Superb in a one on one situation and made some remarkable saves. Tyler J | Solid as a rock at the back and takes no prisoners. Wears is heart on his sleeve and has improved his awareness and reading of the game this year. George H | Solid season from our gifted left back who reads the game well and can time a tackle to perfection. A remarkable last minute goal in the cup. Jack R | Blistering pace and only scores worldies. He has consolidated his place in the team as one of our best attackers and will go from strength to strength. Tiago R | Exceptional playmaker from central midfield, a brilliant second half of the season where he has added power, strength and goals to his game. Ben P | Determination and desire are his strengths coupled with some silky skills and some nice goals from the back post. Another strong season. Adam L | Heart of a lion and constantly gives 100% in any position, he is a strong player chipping in with some great goals and amazing passes with his superb vision.

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Tom A | Usually shows anyone brave enough to challenge him a clean pair of heels. His technical ability is superb and he’s improving in all aspects of his game. Jak D | Has shown a great attitude and has played exceptionally well in a number of positions this year. Some great goals and bags of talent.

UNDER 10s COLTS WHITES Isaac | Very brave goalkeeper, who has fantastic shot-stopping ability, with great reactions, and has saved his team on many occasions this season. Dylan | Big strong defender, who loves a tackle and gives his all in every game, and leaves everything on the pitch. His distribution from the back has improved dramatically this season. Freddie | Intelligent defender, who reads the game well, which allows him to nip in and retrieve possession, and his recovery is fantastic when possession is lost. Henry | A versatile player, has the ability to play in defence or midfield. Very calm under pressure, and always tries to play his way out of trouble, rather than give possession away. Aaron | Technically very good with the ball at his feet, can beat a player, and his decision making is good. Biggest improvement this year has been his work rate out of possession. Oliver | Quiet lad, but does his talking on the pitch, has some lovely skills and turns in his locker, and his desire to work hard for the team, especially out of possession is fantastic. Noah A | Big strong lad, who loves to use his pace and run at his defender. Also, his desire to get back and be aggressive in his defending has helped his team on many occasions. Seth | Possesses a great football brain. Has great awareness, which allows him to see passes that others might not. but also has the technical ability to beat a player. Noah W | Has the ability to run a game from centre midfield. Can go past a player with ease. Also, out of possession, he shows a great desire to win the ball back for his team. Sonny | Possesses great footwork, to get himself out of tight areas, and has the ability to beat players, gives the team a great option on the left side, and has a rocket of shot. Keane | Skillful little player, who is not scared of taking risks in the right areas, to try and beat a player. Always gives his all, and has a great attitude to learning in training and games.


UNDER 11s GIRLS Tegan T | Always tries her best, made some amazing saves this season. Amber J | First season with us, she’s fitted in well. Battles well – she’s a star in the making! Molly W | Powerhouse in the midfield, defends and attacks. She does it all. Scored some screamers this season. Emily E | Always has a smile on her face. She’s the first one to put pressure on the other team. A joy to coach. Ava H | She’s a goal machine. Never stops running and is a defender’s worst nightmare. Never stops smiling! Ellie P | The toughest tackler in the league – she never holds back when winning the ball back for her teammates and scored a screamer from the halfway line! Ellie M | Playing in every position she has done us proud with her skill on the wing and great shooting. What a player! Megan H | What a captain! Her hard work and skill in a range of areas always makes a difference. Tackling, dribbling and shooting…there’s nothing she can’t do! Ella G | She reads the game naturally and tackles brilliantly. Her determination and talent are there for all to see! She has also set up many attacks from the back! Nancy F | Her skill, determination and passing have been exceptional all season. A fantastic team mate who is an important member of the team!

UNDER 11s Owen W | A great season for Owen, who continues to impress with his acrobatic saves and willingness to put his body on the line, challenging attackers to sweep up loose balls. Jayden M | A year of solid progress for Jayden. His pace has never been in question, but has added accurate long passes to his game. Zayaan A | Zayaan has had a strong season, putting in a number of super performances. Can play anywhere across the back three. Has fantastic positioning and is happy to stand up to attackers. Logan S | Cemented a place in the centre of defence. A great header of the ball and possesses great vision, allowing him to ease pressure off the other defenders and keeper. Rufus N-K | Rufus has settled into his role as right back well. With a great eye for a pass, he is also fearless going into tackles. Has a great shot from dead-balls too. Lewis D | Lewis has shown his abilities in several positions this year. Playing at full back and as a Defensive midfielder, his persistence at challenging for the ball means not many players beat him in the tackle.

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Jack B | Jack features predominantly in the centre of the pitch, shielding his defenders. Probably one of the most determined players on the team, willing to run through walls of players to get the ball to a teammate. Stefan D | Stefan is a fine player technically. Spots passes no one else does and can play his way out of trouble with ease. Starts many of the teams' plays going forward and loves taking on opponents. Alfie W | Happy playing in a number of positions, either out wide or in the middle of the park. Chips in with goals and assists and works hard for the team in all areas of the pitch. Coby W | Coby is blessed with tons of pace, which he uses to devastating effect. The only thing that matches that raw speed is his powerful left foot. Is deadly in front of goal, cutting in from the wing Oli M | As someone comfortable player across the front three as well as in the #10 position, Oli wreaks havoc wherever he plays. Getting through the tiniest of spaces and finding the back of the net with apparent ease. Sam P | A player who has a great knack of being in the right place at the right time. Gets on the end of crosses like no one else. A proper fox-in-the-box with a willingness to run at opposition defenders. Ajay W | Ajay has come on leaps and bounds this year, getting plenty of goals with his head as well as his feet and has done well playing out on the wings also.

UNDER 11s BLUES STRIPES Eddie | In Eddie's first season as our goalie, he’s grown in confidence with every game, he's brave as a lion when the ball is on the ground and his shot-stopping has become a real highlight. Dillon | He’s made the left-back spot his own, never scared to put a tackle in even when he knows he may get a knock himself. JD | Another player in his first season with us, but JD looks like he’s been our right-back for years with his fearlessness and pace. Dan | Reads the game so well. His calmness at the heart of our defence and willingness to bring the ball out from the back, have made him a key member of our team. Sohan | Whether playing in goal, in defence or in midfield he always gives 100% never quitting and always with a smile on his face. Liam | One of our strongest and most dependable defenders yet has shown great versatility this year as a creative passing midfielder. Liam has also developed into a real leader on the pitch during this season. Ioan | Ioan joined the team partway through the season, but such is his ability he looks like he's been with us for years, With his speed, skill and strength he can play in any position.


Jay | His strength and skill have shone this year and if he’s not scoring at one end he’s putting in a saving tackle at the other. Olly | One of our most passionate, determined and skilful players. Never stops wanting the ball and never gives up no matter how much the opposition try to knock him down. Lewis | When playing up front Lewis at times has been up against lads much bigger , but this never detours him and he’s shown some real heart battling for the ball. Leo | When he brings his A-game he can be unplayable on the wing and is always a nightmare for opposing defences with his speed and skill.

Louis | In his first full season Louis has become a poacher in front of goal, always there to pick up on any mistakes by the goalie or defence. Jack | Only been with us since Christmas but has shown a real eye for goal and with his pace he can leave defenders for dead.

UNDER 11s WHITES STRIPES Lenny S | GK What a fantastic goalkeeper who has improved every year through his hard work and determination to always be better. His shot stopping is second to none and he pulls off worldly saves nearly every week. A very popular member of the team. Bradley C | DEF Bradley has turned into a very accomplished defender who is always willing to learn, he reads the game incredibly well and is by far the most improved player in the team over the last 12 months. He also happens to have a thunderbolt of a shot on him. Harry P | DEF A fantastic defender who absolutely plays with his heart on his sleeve. His passing out from the back is now a big part of his game and the way he seems to time his tackling still amazes me, I would put my house on him in any 50/50, Mr reliable at the heart of our defence. Declan M | DEF/MID Declan only joined less than 12 months ago but has slotted in perfectly. His tough tackling and obvious passion for winning makes him an incredible player who doesn’t mind getting stuck in and has no fear. A very good footballer with a real love for the game. George W | DEF/MID George has been asked to play in various positions and has always excelled wherever he plays. I think his best position is in a back 3 but he would tell you it’s right wing. He has bags of pace and a wicked right foot which he uses to put crosses in and scores the odd screamer. Maison W | MID The absolute definition of a combative midfielder who will run through brick walls for his team. Another player who loves the tackling side of football but also chips in with his fair share of goals, a real joker who is always making everyone laugh. Harrison W | MID Harrison has turned into an all-round great midfield player who has bags of energy and never stops running. He can also find players with his excellent passing ability and is a very mature footballer for his age.

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Callum L | MID Callum has also been asked to play in various positions across the midfield and does so with no problem. He has a great football brain who possesses the ability to play long and short passes with great effect, a very calm player in possession. Max W | MID A naturally gifted footballer who’s technique is excellent. Max only joined us 6 months ago but is already a very important part of the team. He can play as a winger or central midfielder and can really cross a ball fantastically well. Scores his fair share of goals and also provides plenty of assists. Noah A | FWD A fantastic player who has great dribbling ability and scores plenty of goals. Noah usually plays as a right winger but can play behind a striker and always creates plenty of chances for his teammates with his clever ability to find a killer pass or cross. George S | FWD George is one of those footballers who can absolutely amaze you and frustrate you in the space of 2 mins! He has unbelievable ability, he is a box of tricks and scores some amazing goals. A great striker of the ball who often knocks in free kicks from all over the pitch. Jacob M | FWD What a fantastic footballer who has improved every year and is everything you could ask for from a forward. He works his socks off every week and is a nightmare for defenders, he has lightning pace and his finishing is on another level.

UNDER 12s Jaidon R | New addition to the team who has really impressed with his performances between the sticks. Superb shot stopper and very brave in and around his area. Great to have him on board at Stalybridge Celtic. Jody R | Calm and composed defender who is a pleasure to have in the team. Listens to every bit of detail given and sometimes he’s his own worst critic. Appointed as Vice Captain this season. Joseph L | What a great season this boy has had. Nailed down the CB position with some absolutely outstanding performances. A quiet boy away from the pitch but his commanding attributes have seen him appointed as Captain and to lead the team as an example. William J | Happy chappy with a constant smile on his face. Versatile player who uses both feet well and plays with his heart on his sleeve and always gives his 100%. Great to see him on the score sheet this season. Jack F-B | After 5 seasons of being a GK he made the switch to playing outfield. He’s been utilised at LB & RB over the season and has looked very comfortable amongst the boys in his new positions. Superb transition from positions Jack, well done! Charlie F | Versatile player who has played in a variety of positions, playing as holding midfielder or across the back 3 in defence. Quick thinker with his style of play and uses it to his advantage very well. Quiet boy off the pitch but you see the different side to him when he crosses that line. Alfie W | New addition this season, great player with quick feet and a keen eye for a pass from his CM role. Doesn’t mind getting stuck in and doing the dirty side of the game and his stamina and will to keep driving forwards towards the end of matches, is a great attribute for the team.


Stephen M | New addition this season, skilful, quick thinker and plenty of energy from this lad. Mainly played in and around the midfield area but could be versatile to play numerous positions on the pitch. We’ve been very pleased to have Stephen involved this season. NW Regional Futsal Champion. Joshua R | Back with the boys once again and it’s great to have him back. Team player that will play anywhere he’s asked of and still apply his 100% attitude. Can get a little feisty at times but it doesn’t overshadow all his other attributes that add to the team. NW Regional Futsal Champion. Zak J | Full of energy and a constant menace to the opposition with his never give up attitude. Links up very well with our wide players and always looking to get back on the ball. Mainly featured in the CM role this season but has also had stints out wide as well. Finlay H | Talented player with a constant will to learn more. Great attitude and goes about his business without any fuss. Amazing to watch the speed of his feet when his tricks are on show and a joy for any striker to play alongside with all the assists he provides. NW Regional Futsal Champion Harlee H | Tidy player who has played anywhere across the front 3 this season. Links well with the CM when playing in a wide position and also enjoys getting on the end of the crosses when in the strikers role. It’s been great to see Harlee build his confidence back up over this season. Corey K | amazingly quick right winger who is a strikers dream! If he’s not smashing them in the net himself, he’s putting it on a plate as an assist. Corey uses his attributes very well and tends to leave left backs in the tracks behind him. George F | A striker with one of the best first touches on the team. Typical strikers attitude if he’s not on the score sheet which has to be appreciated as part of his role in the team. Could easily drop into a no10 role next season with his unselfish play and keen eye for a pass. Joint Top Goal Scorer. Mason W | Plays up top and has the typical strikers instincts. Very direct in his style of play and gives the team a different shape when tactics change. A big change this season has been Mason’s approach on the pitch and how he’s matured so much and now uses it to his advantages. Unfortunately, due to illness his season stopped short. We wish him a speedy recovery and can’t wait to have him back with the lads. Kieran M-H | Tricky little player who has definitely got more than he’s already shown up his sleeve. Scored some superb goals this season and especially the free kicks. Likes to intimidate his opponents but just needs to find the right times to do so now. Joint Top Scorer. NW Regional Futsal Champion. Jack W | New addition but also a familiar face to the coaches and team. An absolute joy to have him play in the County Cup and Futsal Regionals and we can’t wait to see more of him. Oozes class, keeps everything calm, great vision and a positive addition for the team. NW Regional Futsal Champion

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UNDER 12s COLTS BLUES Alfie B | He plays in the hardest position in the team and makes it look easy. He has had another fantastic season in goal - pulling off some breath-taking saves that have kept us in games and at the top of the league. Reece S | He has played strike for a few seasons now but is also a great defender and can easily switch from attack to defence. With his talent to play in any position, he is a true all-rounder and an amazing asset to the team. Will D | Continues to be an outstanding defender- with great composure when under pressure. He times his tackles with superb accuracy and skill. He is a scorer of great goals and can powerfully drive the ball forwards into attacking positions. A great team player. Will J | A remarkable player with superb defensive skills. His desire and determination to win the ball is a match for anyone. He is a natural force that can hold the back line against the strongest of oppositions and his range of passes helps him to pick out the wingers and strikers with ease. Corey J | Growing in strength and vision on the ball and never shies away from a tackle. He is a hardworking player who gives his all to every game. It’s been a pleasure to watch his game develop towards the back half of the season. Ashish P | Another good season in defence. He is a brave and committed defender who breaks up play really well and never pulls out of a challenge. He has good skill on the ball and is a goal- scoring threat in the air from dead ball situations. Henry C | A calm and collected footballer who can read the game and see the passes to feed the ball forward. He is always in the right position to break up play or receive the ball. He’s a popular player who continues to develop season after season. Cameron M A | A hardworking, versatile and fearless defender who always put in 100% effort. He has great pace and energy and can be a real nuisance for the opposition – often winning the ball whilst under immense pressure. Fin B | A real workhorse and hard to stop when powering down the wing. He is a real menace to the opposition and he never gives up. He’s got a great eye for an assist and scores wonder goals. Leo M | His speed down the wing is unbelievable. He’s a strong, powerful player with endless amounts of energy and desire to drive at the opposition. He’s a great striker of the ball and creates many goal-scoring opportunities from his superb crosses and long range strikes. Connor B | He never allows the opposition to catch their breath and is relentless in his pursuit and determination to win the ball. He is a real warrior with an unrelenting passion and desire to score goals.


Declan L | A very versatile player with lightning speed - he can twist and turn passed any player and cover the ground effortlessly. He has an uncanny ability to steal the ball from the opposition and force them towards their own goal. Zayne A | A new and late signing to the team. He’s a skilful, energetic player and a very instinctive finisher - scoring a hatrick on his debut. A very exciting prospect indeed!

UNDER 12s COLTS WHITES Felix H | Felix's commitment to training and matches is 100%. He is skilful on the ball and passionate about the game, Brandon T | This is Brandon's first season with Stalybridge and he has been a pleasure to coach. He has gone from strength to strength in his defensive role. Harry J | Harry never gives up and works hard for the team every game. He is committed to the team and is always hungry to score. Luca D | Luca is a consistent performer and gives 100% in any position. His work ethic on the pitch is outstanding. Leighton M | Another new addition this season plays as left back and has slotted straight back into the team and always plays with energy and a smile on his face. Leighton is a great addition to the team. Leyton C | Layton Joined us half way through the season and has a great work ethic and is physically strong. I am looking forward to seeing his development next season . Leon G | Leon has been our captain this season and always gives his all for the team, his commitment to training and matches is 100%. Jacob G | Jacob is a solid, versatile player who can play anywhere from in goal to striker and is an asset to the team. Xander G | Again Xander is a strong new player and has only played a handful of matches, I am however looking forward to watching him shine next season. Thomas L | Tom is our Goalkeeper and an excellent shot stopper. He has kept us in many games this season and has a good temperament. Caden T | Caden works hard each match and is new to the team. I am looking forward to watching him develop next season. Callum L | This is Callum’s first season with the team and has proved that he can play in many different positions when needed. Okobi M | Okobi is very dependable in defence, always tries hard and is an exceptionally polite young man.

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UNDER 14s BLUES Ben I | Another great season from Ben. Great all-round goalkeeper who continually improves. Always gives his all in both training and in games and in my opinion is the best keeper in our league. Damon C | Made the move from Goalkeeper to outfield player this season. Damon has shown great attitude and commitment and grown in confidence as the season has progressed. True team player who you can always rely on. Keano W | Great to have Keano back in the team this season and looks like he has never been away. Composed, good on the ball and loves a battle. Always displays great desire and commitment. Jack B | A versatile defender who is strong, quick, and good on the ball. Not been available for most of the season but always gives 100% when called upon. Roman B | Has settled into the Centre Back position and formed a great partnership with Bayley. Reads the game really well, composed on the ball and never lets the team down. Improved his ball striking this season and becoming a real threat from set pieces. Bayley W | Stylish, strong defender who just lets his performances do the talking. Reads the game well, calm under pressure and never lets the team down. Had another excellent season. Louis McN | Not been available for lots of games this season however has still shown his strong qualities when he has played. Hoping he can get back to normal next season. Corey G | Strong versatile left footed player who can play anywhere on the left side and in centre midfield. A threat from set pieces who always gives 100% in both games and training. Captain of the team. William K B | Powerful player who can run all day. Joined part way through the season and has really improved putting in some good performances. Another who always gives his all in both training and in games. Nathan J | Has lots of ability, great turn of speed and can glide past defenders. Looked to be back to his best, scoring and creating lots of goals from the left wing before injury struck again. Hoping for a change of luck and injury free season. Has the potential to make a big difference to the team. Lewis P | Tricky winger who likes to get forward and run at defenders. Has quick feet and the ability to pick out a pass and loves nothing more than scoring a goal. Matthew T | Big strong player and personality, who is one of the leaders within the team. Performed consistently well wherever required to play and always gives 100%. Passing and vision has improved which has led to some great and important assists. Zachary H | Zac is a fine all-round player who has performed at a very high level again this season. Has a fantastic attitude and work rate. Great passer of the ball who has lots of ability, always looks comfortable in possession and has been a big threat going forward scoring lots of goals.


Oscar G | New recruit who joined part way through the season. Good all-round central midfield player who loves a nutmeg. Settled really well into the team and looks like he has played for us for years. Really looking forward to seeing how he progresses and performs next season. Sonny P | Had no luck with injuries early on in the season but was looking back to his best. A skilful, composed player who has great technical ability. Makes great driving runs from midfield and can turn games on his own. Another who can make a big impact on the team next season. Pelumi O | Finally overcome injury and is now looking back to his best and starting to fulfil his potential. Got great pace and skill, and loves to score goals. A real handful for defenders. Leo A | Our deadline day signing and latest addition to the team. Managed to play one game before the season was cut short and certainly impressed. Big, strong, quick and seems to have an eye for a pass and goal. Definitely one to watch for next season.

UNDER 14s COLTS Hayden M | Goalkeeper – continually improving, controlling his area and making outstanding saves. Hayden saves the team on many occasions and his ball distribution leads to attacking chances. Ben I | Defender – Ben continues to be a key player – great speed and determination and this season has shown his adaptability in various positions, always fully committed. Finley O’C | Defender – Finley’s first season with the Colts, and he has settled in to the team really well, improving our defensive line-up. Calm and controlled, with a great left foot and passing ability. Billy H | Defender – Billy commands central defence, strong and determined with the ability to drive forward with the ball – a leader in the team. (1 Goal) Bayley W | Defender – an excellent central defender who has also become a real driving force in our midfield when called upon. Quiet, but very capable of taking control of any opponent. (1 Goal) Keano W | Defender – considering Keano plays up a year group he is a great wing-back, driving out of the defence and setting up attacking positions, with the engine to recover and get back. Rohan K | Defender – Rohan has great pace and strength and in only his second season playing football he is starting to establish himself in the team. Noah G | Defender – unfortunately Noah has had another season plagued with injuries, playing just 4 games – fingers crossed for next season! Thomas S | Midfielder – another player with speed and attacking ability from the left side of midfield, continuing to improve as he starts to become more confident. (2 Goals) Callum W | Midfielder/Captain – top goal scorer for the third season in a row. Callum is a great asset to the Colts, fantastic left foot and gives 100% for the team. (8 Goals) Noah L | Midfielder – the playmaker of the team. Noah has great technique and ability – always happy to receive and hold the ball no matter how many opponents are on him. (1 Goal)

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Joshua F-G | Midfielder – another player with great technique and range of passes. Adding a little more speed to Joshua’s play will create even more goal-scoring chances. Jacob A | Midfielder – 100% determination and commitment in every game, a great asset to the Colts constantly driving the team forwards. (3 Goals) Tommy F | Midfielder – Tommy joined the Colts part way into the season and has become a great addition to the team; adding more quality to our midfield and attacking options. Morgan J | Forward – Morgan’s first full season with the Colts, great touch and ability with the ball at his feet. Able to play wide or central, I’m sure more goals will come next season. (3 Goals) Jamie H | Forward – a great attacking addition to the team, Jamie has settled in really well in his first season with great speed and the ability to pass defenders. (4 Goals) Lewis B | Forward – another quality attacker with pace to beat defenders and a great shot. Ability to play from either wing and without niggling injuries more goals will come. (5 Goals) Dylan McG | Midfielder/ Forward – Dylan is our most recent addition but has already shown his quality looking forward to seeing much more of him next season.

UNDER 15s BLUES Thomas T-S | Quick off his line to play as a sweeper. Great distribution and a superb shot stopper. Nicolas A | A very smart defender, he's played both full back and centre back this season and brings a lot to the team. Aaron C | Great athlete and one of the fittest on the team. In defence, he's quick to win the ball and start a counter attack. Harry L | He's come on massively this season. Cool, calm and collected and great timing in his tackling. Jaimyn P-H | A strong centre back who makes his presence felt. He commands the back line really well. Reece D | He's been a good wide player who's been great getting up and down the wings. Rauri McD | A mature player who plays with a level of calmness. He rides tackles well and has good distribution. Charlie H | Had a few issues with injury but got stronger and stronger as the season went on. Dylan W | Fearless midfielder who really puts himself about. Very strong in challenges and great with his feet. Joe W | He's got a great touch and is brilliant at linking up with players to work into wide areas.


Charlie S | He's always been good with his feet and has more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Sam M | He's the engine of the team and always puts a shift in. Bagged himself his fair share of goals this season. Daniel D | Great with his feet and can always get himself out of trouble. Charlie B | He loves playing up front, he's always available and defenders struggle with his pace. Sami M | Coming back into the team after a few years away, he's come back stronger and faster. A great asset to the team.

Jack G | He's made the full back position his own this season. Completely dependable and reads the ball really well. Lewis E | Only managed a few games at the start of the season. Buckets of natural talent with a wicked shot from any distance.

UNDER 15s WHITES Lewis B | Top keeper with an attitude to match. Lewis shares the role each week, without complaint and always supports his fellow keeper and the rest of the team. Lewis has always been a great shot stopper, but has taken this to another level this season as undoubtedly the best penalty saver in EMJFL. Connor L | A tremendous addition to the squad with safe hands and great kicking, but primarily because of his fantastic attitude. Always vocal and helps organise and motivate defenders. Connor has great feet and uses them to coolly receive and distribute the ball, regardless of the situation. Declan C | Vice Captain and for good reason, he is a natural leader. Fiercely loyal, determined and gives everything for the cause. A great talker, motivator and organiser of those around him and with intelligence to read the game. Opposing wingers are always in for a tough afternoon against Declan! Emmanuel S | Manny can do it all, tackling, heading and distribution. Always calm and collected under pressure, with great feet for such a big lad. A ferocious competitor on the pitch and a mild mannered and likable character off it. Always has a smile on his face (except when doing running drills!) Shawn N | A strong, tough tackler with blistering pace. Shawn can give any striker a 10 yard start and still comfortably catch them before they have chance to shoot. There are no loss causes for Shawn. A true athlete and a real character around the training pitch. Josh D | Josh is capable of playing in numerous positions, but excels at both centre half and as an attacking fullback. Always calm and collected on the ball, mentally alert and dominant in the air. Rarely put a foot wrong all season. Josh is class act on and off the football pitch! Matthew J | Team Captain. Matthew is absolutely committed to the cause, ultra dependable and the heartbeat of our team. Matthew thinks, trains and plays like a winner. A real powerhouse with great aerial and technical ability and fantastic distribution. Gives everything and expects the same of others.

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Guershom M | Underneath a calm and quiet exterior lurks a fiercely competitive beast. The original wolf in sheep’s clothing. Gesh fights for the cause all game, every game, every week. Physically and mentally strong with great technical ability and scores with both feet. A joy to watch. Noah I | A great addition, Noah has really settled into the team. Ultra calm on the ball and with a great eye for a pass. Above all, Noah has a fantastic attitude. Noah does the simple things very well, winning the ball, finding a pass and always making himself available. A real competitor and a team player. Joe D | Joe has always been lightning fast, but has now added strength to his physical prowess, making him a strong and fierce competitor. Technically gifted and almost unstoppable when in full flight. Probably no.1 for assists this season. Joe is a joker in the pack and a joy to have around and coach. Henry R | A real terrier with a fantastic engine. Henry always gives 100% and never lets you down. Absolutely fearless in the tackle. Henry is a creative player with great feet and probably the best first touch on the team. A dependable player who hardly ever misses a match or training session. Renato S R D N | Renato is quality, with tricks and skills to make you smile. But don’t be fooled, he is also a powerful player who enjoys a good tackle and is great in the air. Quiet off the field, he lets his feet do the talking. Our second highest scorer for the season. Kamen R | Another fantastic new addition, Kamen is a joy to have around with his first-rate attitude and hard-work ethic. Fearless, creative and a born finisher. Kamen is technically gifted, tenacious and with a natural ability to see and execute a defence splitting pass. Strong, confident and totally unselfish. Owen H | Owen has just about everything including drive, commitment, intelligence, and a great work ethic in matches and training alike. Above all else, he scores goals and is the league’s no.1 striker. Owen never stops making runs, chasing back and working for the team. Richard A | Richard is a warrior. Incredibly strong and determined with tricky feet. His unpredictability on the ball can cause defenders a nightmare. An absolutely clinical finisher once he gets a sight of goal. Richard makes things happen! Undertakes any task asked of him without complaint. Lewis G | Lewis is a big powerful forward who is capable of terrifying defenders. Capable of changing a game. Unbeatable in the air and strong on the ground, a great target man who can hold up the ball and release others around him. Hits a mean shot and specialises in scoring from outside the box. James L | A talented winger with a wand of a left foot. James is just as capable of delivering pin-point crosses into the danger area, as he is of hitting the back of the net or chipping the keeper. A great trainer and always available to do anything that is asked of him. A pleasure to have in the squad. Prince C A | Our latest signing and a great addition to our very talented squad. Made a fantastic debut just prior to the lockdown, topped off with a goal of real quality. Prince is technically gifted, with pace, power, and the ability to out jump a gazelle! Destined to be a real asset for us going forward.


UNDER 15s STRIPES Eluka M | GK. Eluka has pulled off some astonishing saves this season. He is a player who truly has put his body ‘on the line’, in front of the ball or the opposition’s foot in the name of stopping goals. Ermal B | Right back. Ermal is brave, courageous and enthusiastic,His willingness to slide tackle surpasses any other defender in the league. Matthew T | Centre Back/Right Back. Matthew has become a rock at the back this season showing no fear and a composure on the ball which surprised us all. Sarim N | Centre Back. A very composed centre back that reads the game well, Sarim always plays at 100% Erin T | Erin can play anywhere on the pitch, his pace always causes problems for the opposing defence. Adam G | Captain. Adam is a player with a blistering left foot, who can hit one with power or pick out a pin point pass. Ever present in the midfield this season. Hugo T | Left Back. Small in stature big in heart, never worries about battling with the biggest players. Ronald D | Attacking Midfielder. He often works hard in training even when he finds the task difficult. Can be very influential on the pitch. Hamza N | Attacking Midfielder/Fullback. Hamza is a versatile attacking player that gets up and down the pitch. Has become a good left winger this season just needs to believe in himself. Jacob A | Midfield. The first on the team sheet this season, never gives up and runs for the full 80 minutes. Tough tackling no nonsense player. Jack R | Someone who is very attack minded but often gets back to help his teammates. Skilful with his feet and so quick he catches many defenders napping. His first season has been very impressive. Kane V | Right Back. Kane is a player that is sure of himself and not easily swayed. Moved to right back this season and has been a revelation, inch perfect passes and tough tackling. Niall W | GK. Came to us as a number 2 keeper. Very brave and quick of his line, so quick we even played him up front! Ben T | Striker. Ben has good movement, creates space well for others and has great skill on the ball, has scored goals from everywhere this season. Sam C | A late signing in a very short season, trains hard and puts in 100% Oliver P | Another late signing, big strong lad who plays left back, can only improve our defence. Alfie H | A striker who is strong on the ball and has a strong shot, just needs to build confidence.

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UNDER 16s BLUES Will O'D | Presence in net who improved as the season unfolded. Adam T | Great lad never lets you down and will play anywhere for the team Michel L | Puts everything into every tackle, sometimes maybe just a little too much. Jamie B | Solid performer who moved into midfield this season Kyle C | Undroppable at the back, biggest compliment I can pay Adam L | Pacey winger who terrorises defences Will H | On his day can be unplayable and drives the team forward Connor D | Likes to get stuck in and would be a pain to play against Kian B | Has been great in midfield or up front, great season Joe W | Developing into a great little player who has learnt to tackle this season Olly S | Scored a fair amount for the team but happy to drop into midfield if required Tony SG | Great team player happy to play anywhere for the team Kyle G | Teams main goal threat this season, pace to burn Danny R | Love having him in the team, smiles through every game Kieran H | Rarely loses a tackle and start a lot of moves from centre of defence Luke D | New to the team, but fitted in lovely, another who plays anywhere for the team Bryce D | Getting more confident with his team mates, should reap the benefits of that next season

UNDER 16s WHITES Jake H | Goalkeeper. Another good season for Jake between the sticks with some great saves and calm under pressure. Thanks Jake Iydan C | Defender. A player who works hard with great control working out of defence, a great Captain. Super Season Iydan Joshua R | Defender. Building on last years stirling performances and taking control from the back, a good season. Cheers Josh Danyal A | Defender. Another very strong season for Danyal, always gives 100%. Thanks Dan


Ben C | Defender. A player who grows in confidence every game, his best season yet. Fantastic Ben Daanish H | Defender. Dannish takes no prisoners at the back and is strong into every tackle, gives everything every game. Cheers Daanish Michael W | Defender. A team player who enjoys playing the game, always gives his best. Super Season Mike Ahmed A-J | Midfielder. Strong and dependable. Ahmed is a fantastic midfielder who is very creative. Well done Ahmed. Denis D | Midfielder. Another excellent season for Denis, a rock in midfield and real team player. Thanks Den Dog Tom B | Defender. Great player who works hard for all with great control. Improved his game week on week. Cheers Tom Nathan B | Midfielder. Superb holding midfielder who controls the game, a strong and creative player. Thanks Nathan Sam M | Midfielder. Always gives everything and his confidence is off the scale. Great vision. Cheers Sam Oliver C | Midfielder. Chases the ball down and works hard for the team, an excellent season. Great work Oli Finlay H | Winger. Great touch and calm under pressure, Finlay always pushes the team to do well. Thanks Fin Lennon S | Striker. Has proved himself with great skill and determination, Very hard worker. Cheers Len Ethan M | Striker. Strong and dependable. Ethan is a fantastic stricker who is very creative, well done Ethan

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CLUB COMMITTEE Life President | May Cross Chairman | Mike Taylor Vice-Chairman | Ali Rehman

Secretary | Carl Whitehead Welfare Officer | Nicola Jackson Treasurer | Jenny Walker

SOCCER SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS Garry Pearce, Peter Quinn, Carl Whitehead, Wendy Hulse, May Cross, Ali Rehman, Nicky Jackson, Paul Quinn, Nina Quinn, Liam Whitehead, Lisa Higginbottom, Bryce Devlin, Gordon Mackie, Colin Radcliffe, Ross Stanley, Mark Nolan, Darren Clifford, Sarah Turner, Leah Davies, Thomas Taylor-Shenton, Matthew Taylor, Shazia Ahmed, Jake Hafford, John Lees, Helen Taylor, Jonny Pritchard, Holly Milligan, Lewis Brown, Chloe Hobson, Don Rhodes, Andrew Rhodes, Matt Sewell, Bryn Shelley, Lee Shelley, Charlie Shelley, Amy Atthey, Phil Cook

TEAM MANAGERS, COACHES & ASSISTANTS Pan Disability John Lees, Mike Taylor, Liam Whitehead, David Thomson, Amy Walker, Paul Walker Under 7s Blues and Whites Ross Stanley, Mark Nolan, Darren Clifford, Eddie Norton Under 8s Blues and Whites Chris Frankish, Tristen Preger, Dave Jackson, Colin Catherall Under 8s Colts Blues Amy Atthey, John Lukes, Neil Meek Under 9s Blues Paul Thomond Under 9s Whites Leighton Atwal, Ian Thomasson Under 9s Colts Blues Vicky Haynes, Paul Quinn Under 9s Girls Blues Jeanette Dixon Under 9s Girls Whites Andrew Bowler, Alex O’Mara Under 10s Blues Will Stewart, Steve Burns Under 10s Colts Blues Dave Lees, Joao Rocha Under 10s Colts Whites Phil Cook, Linsey Elliot Under 11s Ali Rehman, Jonny Pritchard, Simon Heywood Under 11s Blues Stripes Mark Russell, Damian Newton, Ian Thomasson Under 11s Girls Chris Hanson, Jordan Holt Under 11s Whites Stripes Paul Wainwright, Paul Siddall Under 12s Adam Rawson, Callum Rawson Under 12s Colts Blues Dave Jackson, Lee Barnes, Colin Caterall Under 12s Colts Whites Scott Hodgkinson, Charles Maduemezia Under 14s Blues Simon Tomkow, Chris Parr Under 14s Colts Simon Ashton, Philip Read Under 15s Blues Mike Taylor, Simon Whitham, David Wong Under 15s Whites Garry Jones, Helen Brown, James Inneh Under 15s Stripes Craig Garlick, Stuart Davenport Under 16s Blues Chris Frankish, Billy Hughes Under 16s Whites Paul Hafford, Ali Cakir


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