Dec 24th – UNDER 10’S 2012/2013 SEASON REVIEW

Our Under 10 team started back training in September after a summer break and a very successful under 9 season. After 6 weeks of training the coaches decided that games were needed since the league does not start until March 2013. Games against Cobh, Riverstown, Avondale, Glounthaune and the futsal in the tennis village were arranged. Some people might notice the lads are playing these games in a 11-a-side formation, this is to get them ready for u11s when they play a proper league

It took a little time for them to adjust at first, but after one or two games they settled into it. They have come a long way in 6 months from playing 7 a side under 9 soccer to 11 a side soccer and each player has grown in stature and skill level. This team are a pleasure to coach, the dedication both parents and players show to be there for training and games shows the love they have for soccer. They are by far a team with great skill, fitness, enthusiasm and most of all team work they are all best friends when in training and playing matches, there is never a cross word between any of them. All the training, cold wet days on the pitch is worth while when you see them play and pass the ball and then score a goal, then there’s 15 or 16 smiling faces celebrating that goal worth every minute

The highlight of the year was going to be the blitz in Wilton fc. The coaches were very excited about this because the lads were going to be up against the best under age teams in cork and Pat, Paul and Marcus had no doubt that this team can play against and beat the best of the cork teams. Every team the lads play, the opposition coach always praises the lads but coming from Wilton and Avondale it was great to hear. Unfortunately the blitz did not happen due to a car taker going home with the keys to the pitches, but with a few phone calls and 1 hours notice the lads were on the pitch in Watergrasshill for training. Both myself, Pat and Paul were amazed with the dedication shown and do apologize to parents as we appreciate people went of there way the accommodate us. Hopefully in January the blitz will go ahead and we will bring home a cup

On behalf of the coaches Pat, Paul and Marcus, we would like to thank all parents for there dedication to turning up to training and matches and a merry Christmas and a happy new year to all parents, coaches and players. See you soon

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