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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Fry Club JFC would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and hope that everyone has a safe, warm and dry holiday (unlike this Father Christmas!) See you in 2014.

Frys U4, U5 & U6's Ready For Christmas!

In preparation for the Xmas break, Fry Club U4's, U5's and U6's held their last training session before the holiday break.  Many were sporting a festive look (although where did Dave & Andy get their big ears from?) and a fun session was had by all with sweets and drinks included in the activities.  Our youngest teams are actively looking for more players so if you would like to join Dave with his U8's, please call on 07717 664633, or for the U6's and below, please call Andy on 07710 881441. For more on the U4's, U5's and U6's, click on their team page links or for more on the U8's, click on their Team_Page.

Fry Club U4's, U5's and U6's at their last training session before Christmas.

Frys Help Raise £750 For Children's Hospice!

In 2011, Fry Club U15 Colts were inspired by Barcelona in their fundraising ideas. Rather than be paid for kit sponsorship, Barcelona paid Unicef £1 million per year to display their logo, and Frys decided to follow a similar route. Joining in with the Children’s Hospice South West based at Charlton Farm, Wraxall in the South West of Bristol, Frys proudly displayed the CHSW logo for their final two seasons, collecting money via collection tins at each game. Frys kicked off the fundraising drive at their game away to Yate Utd on Sunday 13th November 2011, and closed the collection at the main Club Presentation on Sunday 16th June 2013, by which time they had collected £250. Frys are also very grateful to DriBuild Interior Solutions (who sponsored their home shirt), for donating the money to have the away shirts printed, and for offering to add double the amount raised, meaning that on Friday 1st November, team captain Sam Kipling was able to present the Hospice with a cheque for £750, as well as a framed replica of the shirt worn for the two seasons. For more on the history of that Frys team, click on their Team_Page or for the Hospice, on the website of the Children's Hospice South West.

Team Captain Sam Kipling presenting the Hospice with a cheque for £750 and a replica framed shirt

children's hospice SOUTH WEST

Fry Club U15 Colts proud to be supporting the Children's Hospice South West

children's hospice SOUTH WEST

Mark Bezer of Yate Utd starts the fundraising with £20 donated from his team, collected by Aaron Sutton and Captain Sam Kipling

Another Old Team Photo Comes To Light!

Fry Club are always looking for old photos and stories from teams who have now moved on.  This team photo from our 2005/06 Under 16's features many players still involved with Frys senior teams.  This team was managed by Dave Worlock, who continues to support the Club as both the Secretary and Treasurer. For more on Daves Team, click on their Team Page.  For other old teams, click on the Previous Teams link. If you have photos or information on past teams then please E-mail.

Fry Club U16's 2005/06

U11's Look To Build On Positive Start!

Fry Club Under 11's, having started games, are now looking to build on their positive approach for players.  As reported two weeks previously, the U11's are looking for a few more players, and have recruited one new player already on the back of that story.  They now look for a few more to give them the right size squad to make this season both fun and competitive. If you would like to play, call Mark on 0117 9073888. Below are some photos of their second match, and for more, click on the Thornbury Town link!  We also have photos from Highridge to view as well! For more on the U11's, click on their Team Page.

Fry Club U11's

Working the ball forward                In on goal
Words of wisdom
Frys/Somerdale Old Boy In FA Cup!

Fry Club again saw an ex-player playing in the FA Cup this year.  Tom Hamblin, who played for the Club from 1995 to 2003 and is now plying his trade at Ryman League side Wealdstone FC, faced AFC Hornchurch in the 3rd qualifying round on October 12th, but unfortunately lost 3-0.  Tom was captain of the Frys side from U12 to U16, leading his team to an U13 Division 2 title, U15 Division 1 Runners-Up, and U16 League Cup & County Cup Runners-Up.  Tom was also the captain of the Gloucester County side and after a short spell with the senior Frys team, went on to Mangotsfield, Bristol Manor Farm and then Gloucester in 2006, making his debut against Maidenhead Utd on the 19th August of that year. He signed for Wealdstone in September of this season when his work moved to that area. For more on the team that Tom was captain of, click on their Team Page, or for other past teams, click the Previous Teams link.

Tom Hamblin in his Gloucester City AFC kit at the end of the 2012-13 season

Tom Hamblin receiving his Club overall Penalty Winner Shield as an U16 from ex-England player Russell Osman

Frys U11's Are Playing, And Want You!

Fry Club Under 11's have finally taken off.  For various reasons we never had a team at this year.... that is until now!  Ilo & Mark have worked tirelessly to get a team up and running, and as of Sunday 3rd November 2013, played their first ever match!  What we need now though are a few more players to bolster the squad, and to ensure that they have a long and enjoyable playing experience.  If you would like to play, call Mark on 0117 9073888. Below are some photos of their first ever match, and for more, click on the Broadwalk link!  For more on the U11's, click on their Team Page.

Fry Club U11's

Working the ball forward                In on goal
Words of wisdom
Somerdale Manager Passes Away.
It is with the deepest of sadness that Fry Club JFC have learned of the death of Richard Olds.  Richard managed at the Club back in the early 80's, taking a team which included current Frys Senior Secretary Steve Curtis.  This all done whilst his youngest son Stuart played a year below, and his eldest son Julian a year above.  Richard was also very well known in the local community as a local butcher. Our thoughts are with all of his family at this sad time.
Richard Olds
U4's, U5's & U6's Have Fun In The Sun!
Here at Frys, we are firmly of the belief that football should be first and foremost FUN!  That starts at the training sessions, as our joint Under 6 and Under 5 (and Under 4 and occasionally Under 3) squad found out.  Click on the link for some more images of an FA Level 1 coaching routine called Robin Hood.  For more on the Under 5 and Under 6 teams, click on their respective team page links.
I've stolen so many balls that I'm not sure I can see where I am going!
Council Gives Approval To Somerdale Plan!
On Wednesday 25th September, full approval for a hybrid redevelopment of the Fry Club site was given by B&NES County Council.  This approval is for full permission to build 157 houses, 113 apartments and the new Fry Club, as well as outline permission for the further phases of the development, including access.  More on this story can be read at the website of The Week In, as well as This Is Bristol. For our own Timeline Of Key Events from the original Cadbury closure announcement onwards, follow the link, or click on Site Redevelopment on the left.
Celebrating the site development approval!
U10's Triumph At Deerswood
On Sunday 21st July, Fry Club U9's (now U10's) went to the Deerswood 6's Tournament, which they won, beating Bristol Rovers Supporters in the final. In the U10 League structure, Bristol Rovers are two divisions above Frys and won their opening game 10-1, making this victory all the more amazing.  Well done lads! We hope to get a photo of the team on the day, but for now here is the latest squad line-up. For more on the U10's, click on their Team Page.
U10's 2013-14
Sunday 8th September 2013, 10:30am
Fry Club JFC would like to wish all teams the very best for the coming season.  The Bristol U18 & U21 Combination kicked off last week, but the Bristol Girl's League, Hanham Minor League and Avon Youth League all get going on Sunday. We hope that you have a successful, enjoyable and injury free year.
Kick Off Time.........
It's Not All About Playing Football!
As part of team building and socialising, in August of 2013, Fry Club U15 Girls got together for a spot of pre-season Paintballing at Hamburger Hill, a local activity centre.  The Girls had a great day out, and this event reminds us all that it's not just about playing football, but also about socialising and building friendships. For more on the U15 Girls, visit their Team Page.

Ready to rumble!

All Team's Fixtures Are Now Online
As each team finalises their squads, the various Leagues complete their work, including publishing the upcoming season fixtures.  Full-Time, which is administered by the FA, is the preference for the majority of Leagues now, and the Bristol U18 & U21 Football Combination (U18 Colts & U18 Juniors), the Avon Youth League (U15's, U14's & U13's), the Bristol Girls League (U15's) and the Hanham Minor League (U11's, U10's & U9's) are no different.  The U18 teams kick off next weekend, with the rest following on the next Sunday, so to see your upcoming fixtures, click on the various links or go to your team page via the Current Teams link on the left, and browse away.

The fixtures are ready!

It's Not All "Jumpers For Goalposts".....

Like every Club around the Country, indeed the World, we at Fry Club JFC volunteer our time so that the local community children can have a safe, structured game.  Part of that safe structure is the administration behind the game from FIFA to UEFA to The FA, to our County Somerset FA and to our Leagues, Hanham Minor League, Bristol Girl's League, Avon Youth League and Bristol U18 & U21 Combination. Also there are various initiatives designed to make the experience safer, informative and above all more fun.  We affiliate to many of those including the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and Childline.  Also the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) along with ThinkUKnow? We also support Kick It Out and Respect and offer County advice on how Clubs can Improve Your Respect Score.  We also offer information related to the changing game such as the FA Youth Development Proposal and Gloucester's Youth Development Review.  And you thought we just played football!




Think U Know?

Kick It Out

Fry Club U13's - Division 2 Champions!

With pre-season now in full swing, we look back to May 2013 when our U13's were crowned Avon Youth League Division 2 Champions.  Now preparing for life in Division 1 as U14's, this great time was captured in photographs.  For more images of the celebrations, visit their Pitchero Photo Page.  For more on the U14's, click on their Team Page.

U13 Division 2 Champions

U13 Division 2 Champions            U13 Division 2 Champions            U13 Division 2 Champions
Fry Club Colts Want You!

Fry Club Colts are seeking new players for the upcoming 2013-2014 season.  The newly formed U11's need extra players as do the U15 Girls.  The U13's require an experienced defender following their promotion to Division 2.  Also looking for players ahead of the coming season are the U5's, U6's, U7's & U8's.  If you are looking for a team, then please just click on their team pages for more information and contact details.

We need you!

U9's Easter Tour - Part 2

Fry Club U9's (now U10's) headed down to Butlins at Minehead last Easter for an organised Football Tour.  During the weekend there were various opposition teams from around the country, and copious amounts of alcohol drunk (we assume by the parents, not the boys?). Here are a few photos from Day 2, when Frys played against Oadby Owls and Cresswell Wanderers, and then had their medals presented by John Hartson.  Click the links for the full Day 2 Match Report, for Day 2 Photos or for the U10 Team Page.

Mind that car!

Team talk             Getting ready for the day  
The Day 2 Squad
Aaron Is Kickboxing British Champion!

Fry Club JFC old boy Aaron Sutton is a British Kickboxing Champion!  On 12th December 2012, Aaron won the World Ring Sports Association  (WRSA) British Title for weights up to 63kg, by a Technical Knockout (TKO) in the 4th round, and then on 25th May 2013 he won the WRSA British Title for weights up to 66kg, on points at the end of the full five rounds.  On Saturday 6th July 2013 15 year old Aaron fights in Swansea against a 22 year old for a K1 Celtic Title, and then he is scheduled to fight for a Commonwealth Title on 7th December 2013.  To find out more about Kickboxing, you can visit the websites of the World Kickboxing Federation, the International Sport Kickboxing Association or the British & International Kickboxing & Martial Arts Association. For more on Aaron's Kickboxing, click the Aaron Sutton Kickboxing page.

Aaron with his Title Belt

Frys Welcome Their New U11 Team!
Fry Club JFC are pleased to announce the creation of an Under 11 team ready for the 2013-14 season.  Managed by Ilo Zyberi and ably assisted by managerial veteran Mark Yeoman, this team are entered into the Hanham Minor League.  Mark is an FA Level 1 qualified coach with 11 years support at the Club.  Ilo is more recent to the Club, but as part of our Charter Standard Development Club commitments, he will be fully trained, as well as undergoing the requisite checks that all volunteers go through as part of this Club.  Ilo and Mark are looking for a few new players, so if you are interested, please get in touch.  All contact details are available on their Team Page.

Ilo Zyberi

Mark Yeoman

Congratulations To All Award Winners!
The Fry Club JFC Annual Presentation 2013 was held on Sunday 16th June at Frys.  The Presentation rewards all of the hard work and effort that each player puts into the Club, and the major awards presented are Penalty Competition Winner, Skill Award Winner (Up to U11), Sportsperson of the Year and Player of the Year.  Also loyalty is rewarded with the Stan Taylor Five Year Award and the Les Stroud Ten Year Award. This year also saw the introduction of the Chairman's Award for Voluntary Services, and all awards were presented by the current 1st Team Manager Rob Mallet. For photographs of the Winners please click the link, or you can take a look back over Past Winners.
U16 Colts Leave It Late Against The Managers!

Our traditional end of season encounter was the Manager's Match.  This year for the first time ever there were three U16 teams as Frys had so many players, and two of those teams contested the day, the Managers having to draw upon other sources to field two teams.  The Colts faced a combination of Parents, Managers and U20 ex-players.  The Colts had fun rather than compete, and it was only when they realised they were losing with five minutes to go that they took it seriously and scored two quick-fire goals to win the game!  To read the U16 Colts Match Report click on that link.  To see photographs of that game, click on the U16 Colts v Managers link.  To see more on Past Manager's Matches, click the link.  For more on the U16 Colts, click on their Team Page.

The Colt's Captain celebrates after beating a manger's team containing his older brother and dad!

U9's Easter Tour - Part 1

Fry Club U9's headed down to Butlins at Minehead this Easter for an organised Football Tour.  During the weekend there were various opposition teams from around the country, and copious amounts of alcohol drunk (we assume by the parents, not the boys?). Here are a few photos from Day 1, when Frys played against Minehead Town Youth "A", Aberbargoed Buds YA and Predators FC "B".  Click the links for the full Day 1 Match Report, for Day 1 Photos or for the U9 Team Page.

U9 Parent's Team Bonding Session....

Is it in?               Yes it is!
U14 Girls Beat their Parents!

The 3rd annual Frys Girls versus their Parents game took place on a lovely sunny Thursday evening at Frys and resulted in a very close game.  You can read the Match Report, or for more on the U14 Girls, click on their Team Page. For more information on Frys Girl's Section, please click the link.

All competitors relax after the game

U16 Juniors Run The Managers Close!

Our traditional end of season encounter was the Manager's Match.  This year for the first time ever there were three U16 teams as Frys had so many players, and two of those teams contested the day, the Managers having to draw upon other sources to field two teams.  The Juniors faced a combination of Parents, Managers and Frys Senior team, including the 1st Team Manager and the highest scorer in the Club.  They performed magnificently and were unlucky to lose 3-2.  To see photos of that game, click on the U16 Juniors v Managers link.  To see more on Past Manager's Matches, click the link.  For more on the U16 Juniors, click on their Team Page.

The Junior's Captain keeps the top Senior Team scorer from getting near the goal.

Deaf-Friendly Football Club Project!

This week Fry Club JFC take the opportunity to remind everyone that we as a Club are open to as wide an audience as possible.  Part of that audience are deaf children, and our aim is to give all deaf children and young people the chance to play football in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Whether you are a young deaf person, parent, coach, budding coach, volunteer, player or official, you can help to ensure that every deaf child has the opportunity to participate in the great game.  To watch a short video about the Deaf-Friendly Football Club (DFFC) Project you can click on the link, or on the logo to the right!

Deaf-Friendly Football Club (DFFC) - A Celebration

Frys Wander To West Brom (Again!)

On April 20th of this year, our U16 Wanderers went back to West Brom for their annual day trip, the third time they had done so.  Whilst there they received coaching from the West Brom coaches, then a stadium tour, all whilst the BBC were filming for Football Focus, before finally watching West Brom draw with Newcastle 1-1.  Click here for the BBC Match Report, or for more on the U16 Wanderers, click their Team Page.

BBC Football Focus, filming whilst our U16 Wanderers watch on

Can you spot them, 6 and 7 rows below the score.....

On the Home team bench

Frys U12's Win The League!

Congratulations to Frys U12's, who are the Avon Youth League U12 3rd Division Champions. The position was confirmed just four days after they won the Avon Youth League Plate Final, with an emphatic 8-0 victory over Oldland Abbotonians, and you can read the Match Report here! Congratulations to Kev, his team of coaches, and of course the lads!  For more on our U12's, visit their Team Page.

The 2012-13 Avon Youth League 3rd Division Champions

Night Matches At The End Of The Season!

As the long Winter closes, and Spring is in the air, the arrival of British Summer time sees the final rounds of matches include evening games, and Frys are no different, with one team or another playing almost every night of the week to catch up! Our U16 Colts are an example of this with three consecutive Friday night fixtures, the first of which saw them play St Aldhelms at Frys, and you can see Photos of this game.  For more on the U16 Colts, click on their Team Page.

A Frys player, looking for a pass.

Frys U12's Win Cup Final!

Congratulations to Frys U12's, who are the Avon Youth League U12 Plate Winners.  The match against Whitchurch 'A' was played before a large appreciative crowd at Frys, along with three other finals during the course of the day, and saw Frys run out 5-1 winners.  Photos can be found on the Fry Club Colts Flickr page, and you can also read the Match Report.  Frys can now concentrate on the league games, as they are in a fantastic position to complete the League + Cup double.  Congratulations to Kev, his team of coaches, and of course the lads!  For more on our U12's, visit their Team Page.

The jubilant Frys U12 team after lifting the Avon Youth League Plate

Celebrating the opening goal

Frys U12's Prepare For Cup Final!

Frys U12's are just a week away from their Cup Final.  The match against Whitchurch 'A' is to be played on Sunday 14th April at Fry Club, with a 10.30am kick off.  Please come along and give our team as much support as possible, as they continue the recent form of teams from our Club competing for silverware!  They reached the Avon Youth League U12 Plate Final thanks to wins over Almondsbury, Hanham Hawks and Whitchurch 'B', and Match Reports are available if you click the links.  For more on our U12's, visit their Team Page.

The squad, ready for a final!

Somerset FA Are Searching For Young, Passionate Football Volunteers To Form The Inaugural Somerset FA Youth Council.

Somerset FA are delighted to announce the application process to be part of the inaugural Somerset FA Youth Council is now open.  If you are aged 16-24 and have a passion for volunteering in football then this is an opportunity for you.  The positions open to application for the SFA Youth Council’s first term are as follows:

• 1 x Head of Projects
• 1 x Secretary (Head of Administration)
• 1 x Head of Finance
• 1 x Head of Marketing and Communications
• 1 x Head of Refereeing
• 5 x Project Officers 

More information on the Somerset FA Youth Council can be found here on the Somerset FA website.

Applicants must be aged between 16 and 24, actively engaged in volunteering in football within Somerset and be affiliated to the Somerset FA Football Futures Programme. You will need to:

-Be committed to attending and actively participating in all SFA Youth Council meetings (at least 4 a year).
-Be committed to the aims of SFA YC and providing a voice for children and young people in Somerset.
-Be willing to actively participate in the work of the SFA Youth Council.
-Be able to deliver and attend various football events related to the role.
-Register or already be registered with the SFA Football Futures Programme.
-Be willing to complete the FA CRB process.

For Post Profiles and the Application Form please contact Lauren.O’Sullivan@SomersetFA.com or by post to Lauren O’Sullivan at Somerset FA, Charles Lewin House, Unit 10 Landmark House, Wirral Business Park, Glastonbury, BA6 9FR.  The closing date is 12 noon on Tuesday 2nd April.

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Coaching Deaf Footballers, one of many courses to help improve your coaching skills


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Somerset coaching, tutored by Alan Gillette, the FA Regional Coach Development Manager


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U18's Advance To Quarter-Final.

Frys U18 Colts (playing this year as Juniors) advanced to the quarter final of the Cup with a resounding 5-0 win against Highridge.  With our U12's already in to one Cup Final our U18 Colts look to make it another.  Their Quarter Final game is against Ashton Boys on Sunday 24th March.  For more on our U18 Colts visit their Team Page, or alternatively the Team Page of our U18 Juniors.

Frys 'keeper checks for the opposition after stifling a Highridge attack

Somerdale Site Plans Available!

On show again in Fry Club at the moment are the plans for the whole of the Somerdale site redevelopment, and available here for the first time are the Official Plans from Taylor Wimpey available to download, although please be aware that the file is 25Mb in size so may take a while.  We have now created a New Web Page devoted to the site redevelopment which includes a timeline of events from the original Cadbury decision to close the factory, and any news related to the redevelopment will in future be available on the new web page.

The conditions made it interesting....

Can Football Unite The World?

This week, Frys looks at the impact that football plays in bringing together diverse, and sometimes adversarial people, uniting groups, that in some cases have been at war.  This BBC article looks at the career of Rudi Gutendorf, whose long and colourful career includes managing Rwanda just after the civil war and genocide, and how his role played a small part in reuniting that nation. Another BBC article looks at how both Crusaders and Newington in North Belfast are running a Cross-Community Football Project hoping to unite a religiously divided community. Also there is Football United, who recognises the importance of football as a universal language and helps young refugees become a part of their new communities in New South Wales, Australia. Total Football look at World Peace Day, and how last year, on September 21, there were more than 3,000 games of football played between otherwise conflicting sides in all of the 192 UN member countries. Finally to this FIFA article, looking at football Uniting Multicultural Australia.

World Peace Day - September 21st

Yes We Did!

Last week we asked the question, "Will We Ever Play Again?", based on the fact that our U16 Colts had not played League football for a quarter of a year.  Well, we did, and we won, 2-1 away to AEK Boco.  What's more, five more Frys teams were involved in League football, as we all look to put this barren spell of action behind us.  To prove the fact, the U16's even took Photographs of the match, and you can also read the Match Report.  For more on the U16 Colts, click on their Team Page.

The conditions made it interesting....

Will We Ever Play Again?

With the rain, then snow, then rain, then the wet, sodden ground, it's amazing that even a few games have taken place! On Sunday 17th February 2013, Frys U16 Colts hope to play AEK Boco, their first league match since 18th November 2012, THIRTEEN WEEKS earlier, or put another way, A QUARTER OF A YEAR!  They are not alone however.  In their division, there have been just TWO League games played in that time.  Looking back to last season, we take a look at what they did last winter when this happened, hiring the indoor facility at Whitchurch for a Fun Session.  For more on the U16 Colts, click on their Team Page.

The parents won!

Frys U18 Colts Going Strong!

Frys U18 Colts (playing this season as Juniors in their division) are settling in to their new role.  With a mixed team of U17 & U18 players they took their time to gain an understanding with each other, but are now settled into their season.  Here are photos from their game just before Christmas against Bristol Telephones which they won 4-3.  For more visit their Team Page, or you can see the other U18's, the Juniors, (playing this season as Colts in their division) by visiting their Team Page.

A yellow card for conceding a penalty.

What Constitutes Cheating?

With various sections of the media vociferously protesting recently over the Luis Suarez Handball Goal Against Mansfield, and his admission to Diving Against Stoke, we at Frys ask, "What Is Cheating? Suarez is no stranger to controversy after his last minute goal-line handball took the World Cup 2010 Quarter Final between Uruguay and Ghana to penalties, which Uruguay won, but ask yourself this, if an England player did that in the last minute of the World Cup Final and it meant we won, how many people would be unhappy, and how many would say 'it's part of football'? So, What Is Cheating? How about shirt pulling? How about the Ball-Boy not returning the ball to the field of play with the home team winning? How about any deliberate foul in the game? Surely all of these examples are cheating, and yet we concentrate on hand-ball and diving! More than that, we focus on foreign player 'cheating', as no one batted an eyelid when Michael Owen won penalties in consecutive World Cups against Argentina! Until All Forms Of Cheating are criticised and punished equally, we cannot consciously blame players who gain the advantage in certain situations such as diving, nor blame players trying to get the ball back, when a culture exists at Clubs to delay the restart. Click on the links to read various articles, and perhaps discuss with other football friends!



Frys U12's Into The Cup Final!

Frys are looking forward to a Cup Final appearance this season as our U12's have made it to the Avon Youth League U12 Plate Final thanks to wins over Almondsbury, Hanham Hawks and Whitchurch 'B', and Match Reports are available if you click the link.  The date of the Final is yet to be set and Whitchurch 'A' await them.  Good luck guys!  For more on our U12's, visit their Team Page.

A squad, ready for a final!

Ex-Frys Player Scores Against Liverpool In The FA Cup.

Matt Green, a player who started his playing career with Frys Colts/Somerdale Wanderers, scored against Liverpool FC in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup on Sunday 6th January, live on TV on ESPN, and can be watched with no sound via YouTube. Matt first started playing football under the current U16 Colts Manager back in 1995 as an Under 9, before joining his friends in the newly formed Fry's Bees under Glyn Rossiter.  As a professional, Matt has had spells at Newport County, Cardiff City, Oxford Utd (Scoring at Wembley), Torquay Utd and Darlington. Now with Mansfield Town, 26 year old Matt is scoring regularly and attracting interest from Championship Clubs.


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It is hoped, perhaps forlornly, that more parents and players involved in Youth Football will come to realise that its not just about winning. Anyone reading this and wondering what is meant by this should visit the FA Website