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A Christmas Message from Maidenbower Colts FC Chairman, Danny Picknell

“I want to use the opportunity of my Christmas Message to look back over what has been challenging year.

As a Football Club, this has been the most difficult year since our inception in 1998. Our role in the community is to provide the opportunity for young people to play football in a safe, fun, and educational environment and not being able to do that consistently this year has been extremely hard for everyone involved with our Football Club – not least our Players. Guided by the FA and my colleagues on our own Committee, we have had to make difficult decisions that have not been taken lightly but have been absolutely necessary to protect both the health of Players and Coaches and the wellbeing of the Club as an entity.

However, over the course of this year, we have really shown the character and resilience of our Football Club. We have a lot to be very proud of and have dealt with the adversity in so many positive ways. I want to take a moment to mention just some of these and the Clubs achievements this year:

⚽️Our U8’s Red Team won their first silverware at the Lancing Tournament.
⚽️Our U9’s undertook a virtual passing challenge during Lockdown, resulting in a pretty awesome video montage.
⚽️ The U10 Red Team reached the Final of the ACE Football Academy Tournament.
⚽️Before things were halted, our U11 White Team reached the Final of the Horsham League Cup, the Red Team reached the Semi-Final of the Crawley League Cup and the Black Team reached the Semi-Final of the Crawley League Plate Competition – both teams taking advantage into the second round!
⚽️Our U14’s (Now U15’s) did their amazing 1-4-7 Challenge during lockdown to raise significant funds for the Club. Such a fantastic effort.
⚽️Our U14 Dragons came to Runners-Up in their first Futsal competition and reached the Final of the Horsham League Plate competition.
⚽️Our U15 Black team have had their most successful start to a season and finish the year top of the League.
⚽️Our U15 Red team took on a Lockdown Running Challenge that saw them rack up a collective 650 miles in a month!
⚽️We ran weekly Lockdown Football Skills Challenges on Facebook and Instagram hosted by a number of professional Footballers as well as various online Quizzes.
⚽️We showed our support for the NHS, Key Workers, and our community by standing on our doorsteps in Colts kit clapping.
⚽️Our Kit Officer, Mitch, work relentlessly hard with our suppliers to make sure we got kits to start the season with.
⚽️We held our first club-wide Goalkeeper Academy in October and, given the feedback, will look to do more of these next year.
⚽️We won The Respect Award in the FA & McDonalds Grassroots Football 20 Awards! A wonderful accolade for the club and one that really highlights our clubs’ culture.

And there are so many, many more examples of how we have pulled together as a Club.

Without exception, the Coaches have reported how very proud they are of their Players and how they have stayed fit, focussed, and hungry to play football.

Thank you to all who make our Club what it is, from our Players and their families, our hard-working and dedicated Coaches, our Committee, and also our incredible sponsors for their continued support for the Club.

More than ever we should all be proudtobecolts

Have a wonderful Christmas. Stay safe and well.

Danny.

CLUB #SHOUTOUTS

#Shoutouts – Under 15s Dragons

A group of our U15 Dragons took part in the Horsham League Futsal Tournament yesterday at The Bridge Lesuire Centre, Broadbridge Heath. They won their first tournament and finished equal top on points in the second tournament, but finished up as runners-up based on goal difference! A fantastic and successful day for the boys who all played brilliantly. Well done Dragons

#Shoutout – U8’s Red

A big shout out to our Maidenbower Colts FC U8 Red Team who yesterday won at the Faygate FC Tournament. They all played superbly well, bringing the Trophy home in difficult and extremely hot conditions. 🏆 👏🏻 🏆 👏🏻 maidenbowercoltsfc #shoutout #proudtobecolts #tournament #trophy #winners #youthfootball #grassrootsfootball #community #maidenbower #footballfamily !

#Shoutout – U8’s Red

Huge Shoutout to our U8 Red Team who yesterday finished Runners-up in their age group at the Play On The Pitch Tournament at Crystal Palace!

#Shoutout – U9’s Red

Well done to Maidenbower Colts FC U9 Red Team who today won the Plate Competition at the Burgess Hill FC Juniors Tournament!

#Shoutout – U8’s Red

A Shout Out to Maidenbower Colts FC U8 Red Team from Coach Rachel: “Shout Out to our U8 Red Team, who have been playing a year up in the U9 League since the return of football. After their game last week, they came out today knowing another challenging team was on the cards. They all had to work hard and work together as a team today. They all kept their heads up, remained positive to ensure we stayed in the game. Well done to Marco who was the player of the match and scored an amazing goal!

#Shoutout – U15’s Black

Tonight, our Under 15s Black Team had their first online training session of this current Lockdown period. They went through a session with a mix of fitness and ball control. Coach Rob said “the Players really enjoyed it, it went well. So, it looks like it could be a regular lockdown session for us” Well done Coach. Well done Colts 💪🏻 ⚽️

#Shoutout – U8’s White

Coach Rach said: “Our U8 White Team played a great first game today. Well done to Haris for getting Player of the Match – he worked really hard today, put a lot of effort in, and had great coverage on the pitch. An additional well done to Thomas who has grown so much in confidence over the last year and I could really see that in his performance today. He went on to score 2 goals for his team and just missed out on a hat trick. Thank you to Alexander who played well in goal for the second half and saved a few shots”

#Shoutout U11’s Whites

Shoutout to Maidenbower Colts U11’s who, on Sunday, progressed to the next stage of the Mid Sussex Cup. Coach Mike said: “A battling display from our U11’s who remained resilient, tenaciously coming back from a goal down, going on to secure a draw in normal time. After a tense penalty shootout, Colts emerged victorious following some very cooley taken penalties.” Bravo Colts! 👏🏻🔴⚽️💪🏻🏆

#Shoutout U13’s

Today our valiant U13’s played their first-ever County Cup Match in a very entertaining game against the hard-working Steyning 1882. Coach Stewart is pleased to report that the Colts secured an 8-3 win and progress to the next stage. 🏆 👏🏻 🔴 ⚽️

#Shoutout U14 Dragons

Shoutout to Maidenbower Colts FC U14 Dragons. Coach Darren said: “A superb result for the Dragons last night as they played a friendly match, a year up, against Perrywood U15s Tigers. Early on Perrywood scored, which woke us up and we pushed hard for an equaliser. After several goals were ruled off side we showed true resilience and kept the pressure on. Eventually the goal came in a very close match where both teams were giving it their all. We continued to build on our positive attitude and effort, which was rewarded with another goal. After 70 mins played we finished with a great 2-1 win. I was extremely pleased with the team and their attitude to keep going. It was a brilliant match and an exciting finish. Outstanding goalkeeping by Miles who gave it his all and made brilliant saves. There was no doubt he was Player of the Match” Awesome job Dragons 🐉💪🏻⚽️🔴⚫️

#Shoutout U18’s

Tonight they met local rivals AFC Crawley and put in a determined shift to produce a commanding 5-1 result. Coach Mitch was thrilled with the commitment and effort of each and every Player. Man of the Match went to Right Back, Kai Forrester. Goals from Bobby Sweetland, Simba Rukwere, Sam Fisher, Finlay Macleod and Moses Nsubuga. Well done Colts. 💪🏻⚽️ 🔴 ⚫️

#Shoutout U13s Black

#shoutout to Maidenbower Colts Under13’s. Today our valiant U13’s played their first-ever County Cup Match in a very entertaining game against the hard-working Steyning 1882. Coach Stewart is pleased to report that the Colts secured an 8-3 win and progress to the next stage.

#Shoutout U14s Dragons

Colts U14 Dragons played a pre-season match against our U15 Red Team last night.Coach Darren said “The dragons played extremely well against a very experienced and tough U15s team and I was very pleased with all the boys.Colts Nathan was chosen as POTM as he did not give up from start to finish and was outstanding!”Well done Nathan.

#Shoutout U10s Red

#shoutout for our U10 Red Team who finished Runners Up in the ACE Football Acadamy tournament in Lancing today. Coach Andrew said: “ We topped our group on goals scored with 2 wins and a draw, the final group game being crucial as it knocked the other side out. Then played an excellent final, narrowly coming short losing 2-1 with the opposition scoring twice very late on. Outstanding performance from the whole squad and great momentum for the season ahead”. Well done Colts

#Shoutout U15s Black

#shoutout to Maidenbower Colts FC U15 Black Team who played their first game on Saturday against local rivals. Coach Paul said: “It was a hard-fought game after 6 months of no football but they managed to get take the win. Kai and Owen scoring and MOTM going to our Goalkeeper, Shayne” Well done Colts

#Shoutout U14s Dragons

Maidenbower Colts FC U14 Dragons took on Perrywood U15’s tonight in a superb game of football.Coach Darren said: “What an absolutely fantastic, thrilling match tonight!!! I’m so proud of my whole team!!Perrywood took an early lead but late in the first half, we came back to level it at 1-1. The second half of the match saw us again go behind again but we dug deep to level it again at 2-2 FT.Perrywood and the referee were full of praise for the Dragons who really were on fire tonight. The referee said the whole team played with great maturity and our Captain Takunda, kept everyone calm and showed good discipline.The match was played in a very sporting manner and was great to watch. As their coach and I came away buzzing. One parent said to me afterwards that it was better than watching football on the TV.I could have chosen three players as MOTM, but choose Kieran, who put in a fantastic shift in defence, he kept going for the whole game”Well done to Colts! 👏🏻⚽️

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