End of season dates. 

As we approach the end of the season here are some dates for your diary:-

26th March – training as normal. 1.00 u14s match at home.

29th March – Indoor training as normal.

30th March – last Thursday training 4.30 for this season, more in September.

30th March – club AGM. 7.30 in the club house. Everyone welcome.

2nd April – U8s matches at Herne Bay training for all the U8s as normal.

                  U10s training at home as normal.

                  U12 Boys friendlies @ Canterbury

                  U12 Girls friendlies @ Marden HC

5th April – no indoor training.

8th April – no Sunday training.

12th April – No indoor training.

16th April – No Sunday training – Easter Sunday.

19th April – Indoor Training restarts.

23rd April – Sunday training as normal for all.

30th April – Family 7-a-side matches. All welcome to play,10.00 start. Last day of the season.

14th May – U14s vs parents/coaches. 10.30 start.

Nigel.

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Future stars shine bright at Junior Awards

Our annual Juniors’ Awards Night took place on Friday (24 March) and saw more than 70 of our young players celebrating the season’s successes.

Youngsters aged from four to 14-years-old enjoyed a dinner and dance with their coaches joining at their tables while members of the senior section served the meal. Parents then joined for the awards ceremony before the children danced the evening away.

Juniors’ Head Coach Nigel McDonald said: “This was our first season on a new astro and the juniors have gone from strength to strength as recent performances at Kent tournaments show.

“The players all voted for a winner in each age group and we also had coaches awards but it’s getting harder to choose every year because they’re just a fantastic groups of kids. All the coaches also thanked our enthusiastic and supportive parents and grandparents who we couldn’t do it without.”

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome at our club. Will keep you updated on training and special events over the summer including a Family Fun Day Fundraiser on Saturday 1st July. More info to follow.

The list of winners:

Under8s

Best Boy – Mark Richardson

Best Girl – Alice Hagues

Most Improved boy – Matthew Lindley

Most Improved girl – Imogen Allen

Under10s

Players’ player Boy – Ben Pope

Players’ Player Girl – Rachel Pearson

Coach’s Award Boy – Ben Clements

Coach’s Award Girl – Eve Smith

 Under12s

Players’ Player Boy – Harry Shave

Players’ Player Girl – Amy Shave

Coach’s Award Boy – Ethan Sindrey

Coach’s Award Girl – Ellie Lister

 Under14s

Players’ Player Boy – James Pitcher

Players’ Player Girl – Rio Vinnicombe

Coach’s Award Boy – Robbie Tarrant

Coach’s Award Girl –  Learna Smith.

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Under-12s up against Kent’s best

Our youngsters were in action at the Kent Clubs Championships today with the under-12 girls travelling to Tonbridge and the under-12 boys heading to Canterbury to play against the county’s top teams.

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Coached by Trevor Shave, the girls started tentatively against tough opposition from Canterbury and then Sevenoaks who went on to win the entire tournament. However, they bounced back from the two early defeats to chalk up a one-nil win over Folkestone thanks to a great strike from Amy Shave. Keeper Izzy Goddard unfortunately fell ill and Grace Wren stepped between the posts, pulling off some great saves to ensure a clean sheet. This was followed by nil-nil draw against Marden which Anchs unfortunately lost 2-3 in the subsequent penalty shuffle to decide which team should progress. In each game, Lily Antrim and Emily Skinner marshalled the defence well with determined support from younger players Ellie Lister and Lara Cox while Grace Smith and Annaleise Kerswill again provided strength driving forward.

Thanks to Truffs who umpired for Anchs and a very supportive band of parents and grandparents who kept cheering until the final whistle.

Meanwhile, the boys were also in action at Canterbury and had mixed fortunes with two wins and five defeats from their seven games. (MATCH REPORT TO FOLLOW).

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The girls and boys have much to celebrate at next Friday’s Anchs Juniors’ Awards night.

 

Sunday 5th Junior matches and training. 

Sunday is junior match day again:

U8s are training as normal,

U10s are at Holcombe,

Selected U12 boys are at Sevenoaks in the afternoon, for the other u12 boys it is a rest day,

U12 girls are at home, 10.30 for 11.

14s are training 9:30 to 11.

If anyone (including the U14s) is available to help with the home fixtures please let me know. It will finish at 12.30.

Nigel.