Locking Park juniors celebrate their first year

PUBLISHED: 15:04 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:04 12 July 2017

Locking Park Under-11s.

Locking Park Under-11s.


Locking Park Football Club's only youth team celebrated their first end-of-season presentation.

Locking Park Football Club’s only youth team celebrated their first end-of-season presentation at Kidsville.

Young players, coaches, family and supporters were in attendance. Coaches recognised all players for their commitment and improvement since the start of the season.

Top awards at the event were presented to Bailey Salmon for spirit of the club, Charlie Brookes for most improved player, Sam Hucker for manager’s player and Jayden de-Laune, collecting two awards, for top goal scorer and players’ player.

A newly-formed team, Locking Park Youth Under-11s will be entering the Woodspring League for the first time next season, having played in friendly matches and tournaments this year.

Having secured necessary sponsorship, they would like to thank all current sponsors for their support to date. As a new team, they would like to hear from any young players (current Year 5) interested in joining a family friendly, local team.

Training is currently held at Mead Vale School every Tuesday at 6pm, new players are always welcome to join a free taster session.

Kewstoke Village Hall was the setting for another enjoyable and successful presentation day for Worle Juniors.

All players received a trophy for doing their best over the course of the season, but there were also parents’ player of the year, players’ player and manager’s player of the year awards from age group from Under-8s to 16s.

The club awarded a total of 176 awards, recognising all the achievements and progress made by players and volunteers alike over the course of the season. Not only that, there were more than 120 players in attendance enjoying the array of food, drink and inflatable fun with their families.

A special mention should go to Dave Stephens, whose Under-16 side ended their junior football journey this year after nine years. Dave filled in many roles over his nine years of volunteering, acting as coach, club secretary and even on occasion chairperson, so as thanks from everyone at Worle, his two sons gave him a signed Bristol City shirt on behalf of the club.

Sarah Tester also resigned from her role at the club after years of fundraising and volunteering so again, on behalf of everyone at Worle Juniors, thank you Sarah.

It was also a special day for Ryan Johnson, Will Stephens, Josh Ball and Ted Crabb, who received lifetime achievers awards, having spent the whole of their junior football adventure with Worle, and their dedication and commitment was honoured with an exclusive trophy.

Because of the friendly family atmosphere and the fun everyone there had throughout the day, the event should be regarded as a huge success for the club.

Chairwoman Amanda Donald said: “It was great to see everyone from player to parent enjoying themselves and relaxing at the end of a busy football season.”

A fun summer barbecue at St Georges Community Centre is being held by Priory Rangers for existing members to sign on for the coming season.

The club provides football coaching for 75 local youngsters and the event is being held on July 16 between 3-5pm.

The club’s sponsors, Haart Estate Agents have been invited and will be presented with a shirt signed by the teams.

For further information, contact 01934 522631 or 07946 464049.

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