Aston Clinton Colts

December Update

Festive Felicitations!

And so we move into December, Slade blaring out of every doorway, debates over whether Santa prefers Whisky, Sherry, Brandy or Milk (I have it on very good authority that it is Whisky!) and everyone chasing the last delivery slot from Tesco (other supermarkets are available, and we're happy to accept their sponsorship....). Speaking of cheesy Christmas tunes I do hope that you'll be able to join us at Your Cafe on the Park on the 11th of December for a few drinks, some food and a natter!


November has been a month of consolidation as far as the club is concerned. We've settled into the season at all age groups, with player numbers continuing to rise. Plans continue to move more teams to Aston Clinton Park and the key dates for the tournament and presentation events have been set in stone. We have also decided to stretch the tournament to two days on the back of your feedback. Each year we sell out to the best teams not only locally, but also further afield. This does, however, mean that increasingly we are pitching some of our teams against academy and tournament specialist teams. By moving to two days we can introduce a Colts section meaning that teams will be playing players of a similar standard - increasing the fun for all involved!


We moved into our new storage facility on the park this month and held our first social curry night - although I must be doing something wrong to be working and miss out! But most excitingly of all we opened our club shop! It's not too late to order some of the most desirable Christmas merchandise around - details below!


I'm also delighted that we've been able to offer two of our Under 15's, Alex and James, the opportunity to become referees and get involved in the coaching of younger age groups.


And with that, I'll leave you to enjoy this months update, and take the opportunity to wish you and your nearest and dearest a safe and happy Christmas.


Merry Christmas


Elton


Chairman

Aston Clinton Colts

eltongray@astonclintoncolts.org.uk

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Under 12's - The Season So Far

After fantastic results last year, this year saw us move up. The season so far, see's us with now 20 boys in the U12s with 16 signed up in the Squad. We are training twice a week, Saturdays and Monday Evenings focusing on fitness and tactics. Our main aim for this season is player development, building up their confidence and playing as much game time as possible in readiness for 11 aside next season. COYC

Under 7's & 8's - The season so far...

The start of my first season was amazing and with the assistance of head coach Richard Lipscombe and Greg Daly we started coaching about 12-14 players.The turnout every training session was great and the boys and girls were enjoying their sessions and the good feed back from the parents was really positive. Unfortunately we lost our coach Greg due to a family reason and we'd like to wish all the best to Greg and his family.

Nevertheless training carried on and at every session our numbers of players kept on increasing to nearly 18 -20, what we needed next was another coach. Luckily we had one of our U8's dads, who has a great passion for football, volunteer to assist on coaching a great thanks and welcome to our new coach Gavin Collis.

With another coach in hand the training was getting to a stage where we needed to turn our thoughts to organising a friendly for the team and a suggestion from Di to enter the team into a league (friendly pool), so a team of U8's who will be run by Gavin and a team of U7's run by myself has been set up, we are hoping that this will give the players a good start focusing on fun, team work and team spirit as well as a gaining a new experience in playing with other teams.

I would like to that this opportunity to thank Aston Clinton Colts for giving me the chance to coach for them and all the coaches and staff in welcoming me and especially Mark Waller and his lovely wife Di for all their help and assistance.

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