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Formby Junior Sports Club - Franks report 30th April


Franks report for Formby Junior Sports Club for 30th April 2018.


I have heard of many apologies for missing Inter Club Football at Formby Junior Sports Club but the one I have just heard is the best ever!


It came something like this – “Sorry I can’t come along next Saturday morning because unfortunately I have a previous engagement of presenting the SSE Women’s FA Cup at Wembley.”


This excuse came from a very happy Tina Hamilton, the Secretary of the Girls’ Football Section. Tina, who has been very actively involved with Girls’ football at FJSC for six years, received this fantastic surprise at the weekend when the Football Association together with sponsors SSE announced the wonderful news.


FJSC has been involved in a number of FA initiatives for quite some time. One of which has been the Wildcats Scheme for girls between 5 and 11 years of age. When Tina saw the motto for the scheme –“ have fun, make friends, play football ” with the club’s blessing she applied for FJSC to become a Wildcat Centre for Girls’ football. It really meant just carry on delivering football in the way FJSC has done so for its entire 59-year history, including the last 20 years for girls’ football, but now with the extra support from the Football Association.


The Liverpool FA were so delighted with the efforts that FJSC had been making with the Wildcats Scheme under Tina Hamilton, the FA came along to Deansgate Lane Playing Fields on Saturday to film the girls from FJSC taking part in coaching and games on a typical Saturday morning at Inter Club.


The morning was thrilling enough for the hundred girls in attendance but went into an even higher level of excitement when a very dazzling object in the sunlight seemed to appear from nowhere. It was immediately recognised as the Women’s FA Cup. To her surprise Tina was presented with the FA Cup and it was also announced that she had been nominated by Anna Farrell, Liverpool County FA Development Officer to present the FA Cup at Wembley next Saturday.


The news then became even better for Tina and Formby Junior Sports Club when it was announced that to present the Women’s FA Cup on Saturday 5th May to the winning team would be no other than Tina Hamilton of Formby Junior Sports Club and a leading light in the SSE and FA Wildcats Scheme. The match will be televised next Saturday afternoon at 5.30pm and of course you will also be able to see Tina present the FA Cup to either Arsenal or Chelsea.


All the FJSC girls had photographs taken with the FA Cup before going on to play their Inter Club games of football to complete a quite memorable morning.


We hope this extra special news this week will encourage even more girls to give football a try at Formby Junior Sports Club and also attend the club’s Wildcats Centre from 10.15 to 12 noon. There are three more Saturdays left this season at Deansgate Lane on 5th, 12th and 19th May.


FJSC is the biggest club for Girls’ football on Merseyside offering football for all girls from 5 to 17 years of age. There is an Inter Club Section for girls from 5 to 15 and FJSC also has twelve Representative teams playing in local leagues.


I started the Girls’ Section twenty years ago and over that time although it has had its ups and downs, through perseverance and hard work it has become a very important part of FJSC’s organisation. One third of the club’s total membership is now girls. There are at the present time over 170 girls playing football at FJSC every weekend.


INTER CLUB FOOTBALL


It was Round Four in the Boys’ Inter Club Year Five/Six Division. There were two wonderful matches played. The matches were competitive, of a high standard and there was first class sportsmanship on display from all the boys. It was a great advert for Inter Club football. The third and fourth placed teams defeated the top two teams to set up an exciting finish to the League Cup with two rounds remaining.


ROUND FOUR RESULTS


Pinewood Athletic 5 Sandune Rovers 4

Cross Green United 6 Formby Grasshoppers 3


LATEST LEAGUE CUP POSITIONS


Formby Grasshoppers 10 points

Sandune Rovers 8 points

Pinewood Athletic 7 points

Cross Green United 6 points


INTER CLUB SCORERS


BOYS


YEAR ONE – Dillon Crosby, Henry Dugdale and Alfie Frost.


The group enjoyed their short coaching session that was followed by a highly entertaining match.


YEAR THREE – James Cook, George Dent, Jack Evans, Jack Finnegan, Joseph Frost, Charlie Garvey, Freddie Garvey, Jamie Jawook, Dominic Maxwell, Archie Ogden, Max Ryan and Liam Vaughan.


Two matches were played as numbers improve again.


YEAR FOUR – Michael Caragher, Joseph Cooper, Thomas Dent, Alfie Griffiths, James Henson, Luke Irvine, Sam McKenna, Finley Richards and Ivan Weights.


A much better attendance this week and two closely contested games were played. .


YEAR FIVE/SIX – Zach Beaumont-Jones, Harry Corbett, Oscar Fletcher, Will Greenwood, Jacob Heaney, Charlie Johnson, Ioannis Kardoulias, Lewis Parker, Jake Stanton and Jack Yarwood.


A much improved attendance. See report above.


YEAR SEVEN/EIGHT –Matteo Heaney, Ben Marsh and Jack Rummens.


Another enjoyable match played.


GIRLS


YEAR ONE/TWO – Lucy Gilbertson, Ella Holden, Milla Johnson, Amelia Scott, Lily Stevens and Mia Swaby.


Encouraging numbers as enthusiasm builds in this group.


YEAR THREE/FOUR – Sophia Barnes, Holly Foster, Megan Hulse, Olivia Johnson, Hannah Jones, Maisie McDowell, Darci McGowan and Isabelle Parkinson.


Two matches played again.


YEAR FIVE/SIX – Issy Conway, Amber Fortune, Paige Leather, Mae Phillips and Izzy Shaw.


A four team mini competition was played with Year Five girls playing well with the girls from Year Six.


YEAR SEVEN/EIGHT – Maisie Cox, Georgia Garforth, Yasmin Jones and Jasmin Stevens.


There was a lower turn out due to school activities but a good game was played.


ROUND UP OF RECENT REPRESENTATIVE TEAM MATCHES


BOYS’ MATCHES


FJSC Under 15’s played two matches against league leaders Southport Trinity Blue in six days. In the first match the Under 15’s lost 4-3 with goals from Ben Rich, Callum Richmond and Max Cowen- Carr. Man of the match for a very impressive defensive performance was Fin Meehan. In the second encounter despite Callum Richmond scoring just before the interval, Trinity took control in the second half and finally won 5-1. Man of the match was Tom Harrison. The Under 15’s still have a chance of finishing in second place.


FJSC Under 14’s playing in the Bootle League lost 5-2 to Litho. Bill Steel and Carlos Swain-Velasco scored one goal each. Man of the match was Ben Williams.


FJSC Under 14’s Black lost 7-2 to Southport and Ainsdale Blue. Unfortunately one of the boys of the S. and A. team was badly injured and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance. The club wish him a speedy recovery.


FJSC Under 12 Whites maintained their unbeaten record with a 3-1 win over Southport Trinity White. The scorers were Ellis Parry, Bailey Jones and Luke Honour. Man of the match was defender Jack Rummens.


FJSC Under 11 Blacks enjoyed “an honours even” friendly match with Southport Yellow. Calum McNally and Reuben Dowling scored. Man of the match was Dominic Hamilton. Jonny Shaw also played well.


FJSC Under 11 Whites and Burscough Green had an exciting finish to their match. Will Greenwood completed a fine hat trick with the last kick of the match.


FJSC Under 9 Whites lost in the final of the Charity Cup to Redgate Yellow. The Whites played well. Charlie Nuttie made some good saves in goal. Man of the match was defender Alfie Griffiths.


FJSC Under 9 Blacks played Phoenix. Scoring for the Blacks were Liam Kirk, Finley Richards, Jake Verinder and Thomas Dent. Man of the match was Koray Murray-Cakar.


GIRLS’ MATCHES


FJSC Under 16’s kept up their challenge for the league title with a 5 nil win over Town Green. Sophie Dixon gave FJSC the lead and then striker Anna Rutherford hit top form scoring four times.


FJSC Under 15’s have had a very busy time playing three matches in less than one week. In midweek FJSC’s Sammy Godsall scored the only goal of the match against Ashton Town. On Saturday the Under 15’s opponents were Rainford Rangers. An in-swinging corner kick from Ella Lawson caused chaos in the Rainford Rangers. The outcome was a goal for FJSC that turned out to be the winner. The next day it was Ashton Town again. Unfortunately after consecutive one nil victories the result this time was a one nil defeat despite coming close to scoring on a number of occasions. Girl of the game was Lily Hamilton.


FJSC Under 14 Jets lost 5-1 to Shevington. Katie Leech scored. The Jets played better in the second half.


FJSC Under 13 United lost 3-1 to Remyca. Hannah Allmark scored and two shots from United struck the Remyca woodwork. Freya Thornton was the girl of the game. The team welcomed Bella Plows back to action after a five-month absence due to injury.


FJSC Under 13 Rangers also lost by a 3-1 scoreline to Rainford Rangers. Mollie Murphy scored with a great strike. Alex Murphy- Worrell and Rosie Degeir played extremely well.


FJSC Under 12 Albion won 4 nil against Shevington in midweek with Yasmin Godsall scoring three times. Pippa Gowling also scored with a very good header. On Sunday Albion were in action again, this time against Hesketh Colts. After a goalless first half due to some fantastic saves by the Hesketh keeper, Albion eventually broke through scoring three times in the second half through girl of the game Eva Sears, Yasmin Godsall and Aaliyah Turner. Albion are still undefeated this season.


FJSC Under 12 Real lost 3-1 to Crosby Stuart. Maisie Cox scored after some good work from Jess Lynch. Goalkeeper Rosie Johnson was the girl of the game


FJSC Under 11 Hotspurs played FJSC Under 11 Valencia in the cup. Valencia tried very hard but Hotspurs proved to be too strong in the end and won 5 nil. Paige Leather, Arianna Casson and Issy Conway scored in the first half. Ellie Todino capped a fine display scoring twice after half time.


FJSC Under 10 Atletico scored twice in the cup against Bellefield with goals from Ellie Greenwood and Mae Phillips. Kiera O’Rourke worked tirelessly throughout. Girl of the game was defender Imogen Hodgson.


FJSC Under 9 Rockets played Crosby Stuart with Eva Beckett, Sienna Fortune and Megan Hulse all on target with goals.


FJSC Under 9 Tornados produced a great team performance against Churchtown Athletic Under 10’s. Lucy Duncan, Isabelle Parkinson and Darci McGowan scored. Girl of the game was Sophia Barnes.


CLUB NEWS


Tuesday 1st May 7-8 pm


Practices for girls wishing to play for a FJSC Representative Team next season. All age groups from present Year Two upwards.


The second practice will be held on Thursday 10th May.


Wednesday 2nd May 6.15 – 7.15pm


Practices for boys wishing to play for a FJSC Representative Team next season. This is for boys in present Year Two up to and including Year Six.


The second practice will be from 7 to 8pm on 9th May.


Friday 4TH May


FJSC Presentation Evening at St. Jerome’s Church Hall.


6.45pm Children in Year One to Year Four.


8.15pm Children in Year Five upwards.


Parents of children who will be receiving an award have been notified.


IMPORTANT


There are a large number of parents who have not yet confirmed receiving invitation emails . Parents are asked to reply as soon as possible so we know who or who is not going to be attending.


Saturday 5TH May


Inter Club children who did not receive end of season information and a copy of next season’s membership form can collect forms at Inter Club on Saturday. Team Managers should by now have distributed information to the members of the older teams.


NEW TEAMS


A new FJSC Under 7 Boys team has been selected. An Assistant Manager is needed.


It is hoped that there will be another FJSC Under 8 Team next season (present Year 2). Much will depend on numbers at the Practice on Wednesday 2nd May and also if we have a volunteer who is prepared to manage the team.


Parents are asked to inform the club if interested in these two managerial positions.


INTER CLUB ARRANGEMENTS FOR SATURDAY 5TH MAY


All matches will be played at Deansgate Lane Playing Fields.


KICK OFF TIMES


9am Reception and Year One, Two, Three and Four Boys.


10am Year Five, Six, Seven and Eight Boys.


11am Girls’ Section. Girls from Year One up to Year Ten.


COACHING


At the usual times unless notified.


NEW CHILDREN WISHING TO SEE IF THEY LIKE FOOTBALL ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND IN ALL INTER CLUB AGE GROUPS.





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