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2018

Merry Christmas From Fry Club JFC!

We at Fry Club JFC would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  We hope that you all have a safe and enjoyable time, and that Father Christmas brings you everything on your list, and more.

 
   
The Return Of Coaches4Coaches!

On Wednesday 14th November, along with the support of the FA and Somerset FA, Fry Club JFC hosted another of their Coaches4Coaches training nights. The evening consisted of football sessions delivered by FA Coach's mentor Phil Rochford-Smith along with guest coaches from Spain, USA and the FA's High Performance Centre, to grassroot coaches from football teams within the local area. The basis of Coaches4Coaches is for local coaches, normally rivals on match days, to come together and share thoughts, ideas and good practice, to enhance coaching development and skills. Many thanks to Bath City JFC Girls and our U12's who turned out to be coached as part of our Coach's Continual Professional Development.

Coaches4Coaches after the fun

   
U11's - Go Tell The Sparta(k)s!

Fry Club JFC U11's continued with their season recently with a match against local rivals Bristol Spartak.  There was great effort and application across the pitch which for long periods was very close until the final quarter saw the game go away from them.  They continue to battle and improve however and will keep on trying! To see more photos from the match, click on the Bristol Spartak link. For more on the U11's, click on their Team Page.

Discussing the match

 
Fry Club JFC Take On Bullying!

Fry Club JFC took a stand against bullying recently as it joined in with the Anti-Bullying Alliance sponsored Odd Socks Day as seen here with our U11's, U12's and U14's! Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity for children to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique! All they have to do to take part is wear odd socks to school or at their sporting endeavors, it couldn't be simpler! Odd Socks Day takes place on the first day of Anti Bullying Week each year to help raise awareness around anti-bullying. You do not have to raise money to take part - the most important thing is the message of Odd Socks Day! For more on the U11's click on their Team Page. For more on the U12's click on their Team Page. For more on the U14's click on their Team Page.

U11's Stand Up To Bullying

U12's Stand Up To Bullying

U14's Stand Up To Bullying

Make A Noise About Bullying   Anti-Bullying Alliance   Make A Noise About Bullying
 
U13's - No Port In A Storm!

Fry Club JFC U13's recently faced Port of Bristol in the Bristol Saturday Youth League match.  It was a stunning victory for Frys as they ran out 10-2 winners with seven different goalscorers.  After a tough start to the season with low numbers, they have now picked up players and are growing in confidence as the results begin to go their way.  Long may it continue! To see more photos from the match, click on the Port of Bristol link. For more on the U13's, click on their Team Page.

Protecting the ball in the rain

 
Fry's Wildcats Play Their First Match!

Fry Club JFC Wildcats played their first ever match against Whitchurch Sports recently.  The girls, who can be aged between 5 and 11 have been training together since we launched the Wildcat Centre on the 23rd June of this year.  The group, who have slowly grown and improved were desperate to play a match and we are grateful to Whitchurch Sports for providing the opposition.  It was a close match, and all of the girls had a great time.  Well done to Bernie, and in particular Kelsey, who took charge of the team for the first time just 11 years after making her own debut for our Club (bottom right). The initiative offers organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls. For a few photos of the experience, click on Whitchurch, and for more on the Wildcats, click on their Team Page.

Ready to play

Bernie & Kelsey

Kelsey forging a patch for girls at our Club

The Wildcats
 
U11's Grow A Mo For A Bro!

Fry Club JFC and Keynsham Town U11’s came together before their match today to Grow a Mo this Movember, raising awareness to help stop men dying too young. Helping make a difference for men's health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.  They also held a minute's silence to honour the passing of Leicester City Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four colleagues who tragically died this week. For more on the U11's, click on their Team Page.

Frys U11's Gro A Mo For A Bro

Frys & Keynsham U11's Gro A Mo For A Bro                         Frys & Keynsham U11's respect the passing of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four colleagues.
 
U14's Also Helped Create The New Team!

Alongside Fry Club U15's, our U14's also saw in this Season by taking part in the mini-tournament at Manor Road.  Four U14 Teams took part in a round-robin day, again with the ultimate aim of helping support the creation and funding of the new U15 Wanderers team to play on a Saturday!  To see photos of the day, click on the U14 Mini-Tournament link. For more on the U14's, click on their Team Page and for more on the U15 Wanderers, click on their Team Page.

Over the top!

 
U15's Help Create New Team!

Fry Club U15's saw in this Season by taking part in a mini-tournament at Manor Road.  Four U15 Teams took part in a round-robin day, with the ultimate aim of helping support the creation and funding of a new U15 Wanderers team to play on a Saturday!  To see photos of the day, click on the U15 Mini-Tournament link. For more on the U15's, click on their Team Page and for more on the U15 Wanderers, click on their Team Page.

'keeper to the rescue

 
Frys Reward Ex-Player's Achievement!

Fry Club JFC old boy Mitchell Glover, who signed his first professional contract in June is now a regular part of Darlington FC's 1st Team.  To recognise his efforts and achievement (and bask in the reflected glory as we set his feet on that path), Fry Club JFC have sponsored his Away kit for his first professional season, in 2018/19. Mitchell started training with Frys in August 2004 when he was just three years old and has never looked back.

Mitchell has been playing with Darlington since December 2017 having followed his Manager from Nuneaton, but could not sign a professional contract until he was 17. After making his debut in the National League North as a 15 year old which set a record, he then also became the youngest player to score in the National League North at 16. He also set a Darlington milestone, becoming their first player born in this millennium to start a League game. For more on Mitchell's Career progression, click the link.

Mitchell Glover - Darlington 1st Team Profile 2018/19

 
Braving The Shave!

Well done to one of our Brave U11's.  He decided to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, via their Brave The Shave fundraiser. He had the whole encounter filmed and is available to watch via his YouTube Channel.  You can also watch it below! If you would like to donate money to this great charity then please text SHAVE 16742 to 70550.  For more on the U11's click on their Team Page.

Braving the Shave

   
Good Luck To All Teams!

Saturday 8th September 2018 at 10:30am saw three Fry Club JFC teams kick off together on a Saturday for the first time in 20 years as our U9's (pictured to the right), U13's and U15 Wanderers got their season underway! On Sunday 9th, the rest of the Club begin their seasons.  Good luck to all of the Teams. For more on the U9's click on their Team Page. For more on the U13's click on their Team Page. For more on the U15 Wanderers, click on their Team Page.

U9's kick off their season

 
Fry Club JFC Enjoys A Summer Of Fun

Just because it's Summer, doesn't mean that the fun has to end.  For some Fry Club JFC teams it certainly didn't as almost every team were off across the Counties playing in local tournaments.  Take these three teams for instance, all playing and having fun as the U8's went to Ashton on World Cup Final day, the U10's to Yate the week before that and the U15 Girls to Emerson's Green the same weekend. With just Thornbury left at the beginning of September as a local tournament, we'd say that these players certainly enjoyed their Summer! For more on the U8's (now U9's), click on their Team Page. For more on the U10's (now U11's), click on their Team Page. For more on the U15 Girls (now U16 Girls), click on their Team Page.

Medals all around!

Ready to play

It was a nice day for football

 
Joe Releases An EP!

Joe Carreyett is forging ahead with his singing career, performing at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta and releasing his first EP of songs, Life In Colour (available on iTunes).  Joe joined Frys as an U7 in 2003 playing for the Colts team for six years where he was three seasons in a row Top Goalscorer; U7, U8 & U9, and in his final season, the Team Penalty Competition Winner.  Joe received his Stan Taylor 5 Year Loyalty Award in 2008 as an U11. Joe left at the end of the U12 season, but returned for one season for one of our U18 Teams in 2014/15. For more on Joe and his Singing career, click on his Singing Page.

Life In Colour

 
Follow Frys On Social Media!

Did you know that Fry Club JFC have a strong Social Media presence?  We currently operate two Facebook pages and a Twitter account and please click to have a look!  Firstly there is 'The Fry Club JFC' Find us on Facebook Facebook page for all things current about our Club. Then the 'I Played For Keynsham Wanderers / Somerdale Wanderers / Fry Club JFCFind us on FacebookFacebook page where ex-players can share photos, stories and reminisce about their time with us.  Finally you can follow us on Twitter, @FryClubJFC Follow us on Twitter with tweets from Fry Club JFC, plus any other stories you may be interested in. We also run our very own website (which you should know as you're already here... but for ease of passing it on, you can find us at www.fryclubjfc.co.uk. Please feel free to share these channels far and wide. Thank you.

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

 
U11's Jump For Joy!

Fry Club U11's celebrated the end of their U10 season by jumping for joy... literally!  They came together at Flipout earlier this month for their end of season Party and Presentation and fun was had all around.  Click the links to see photos of the U10's Flipping Out, or to see their Award Winners, or to see any of their Photo Gallery. For more on their team, click on their Team Page.

Frys on the attack

 
Frys Launch Their Wildcats Centre!

Fry Club JFC, in association with the Somerset FA have launched their very own FA Wildcats Centre. SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres provide girls aged 5-11 with regular opportunities to play football. The initiative offers organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls. For photos of the first session, click on Wildcats, and for more on the Wildcats, click on their Team Page.

Girls' getting involved in football

Bernie & Kelsey

The Wildcats
 
Frys Get In The World Cup Spirit!

Fry Club U10's are really getting into the World Cup spirit.  They have held a sweepstake to see who wins (as well as 2nd, 3rd and 4th) with prizes donated by the Team up for grabs.  With 16 Players and 32 Teams, it was an even match, each player getting a Team from Pots 1+2 and then Pots 3+4, and they will follow all of the World Cup teams with added interest. For more on their team, click on their Team Page.  Good luck to all teams, especially England!

World Cup 2018 Sweepstake

 
Congratulations To All Award Winners!

Fry Club JFC held their annual award ceremony at Somerdale Pavilion to recognise and reward this year's end of season winners.  The usual Awards were on offer; Skill Award (up to U11), Penalty Award, Sportsperson and Player of the Year, the Stan Taylor five year loyalty, the Les Stroud ten year loyalty and the Ron Williams Cup winners.  For photos of the Presentation Winners, click on the link.

Ready to present

 
Mitchell Signs His First Pro Contract!

Fry Club JFC old boy Mitchell Glover who is aiming to become a full-time professional footballer, has signed his first professional contract.  Mitchell turned 17 at the end of April and signed his contract not long after. Mitchell started training with Frys in August 2004 when he was just three years old. Mitchell has been playing with Darlington since December 2017 having followed his Manager from Nuneaton, but could not sign a professional contract until he was 17. After making his debut in the National League North as a 15 year old which set a record, he then also became the youngest player to score in the National League North at 16. He also set a Darlington milestone becoming their first player born in this millennium to start a League game. For more on Mitchell's Career progression, click the link.

Mitchell Glover - Darlington

 
Battle Of The Sexes!

Fry Club U14 Juniors had an end of season friendly against Fry Club U15 Girls recently. Both sides played good, competitive football, and it was a great way to see the differing styles of play that two different Frys teams have adopted.  The U14's emerged victorious, however both teams carried themselves well and were a credit to the Fry Club JFC name. For more on the U14 Juniors, click on their Team Page.  For more on the U15 Girls, click on their Team Page.

In on goal

 
Congratulations To Our Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the Team Champions in the Skill Award and Penalty Competition who came together at Somerdale on FA Cup Final day to decide the Club Champion. Both sets of Winners gave an excellent account of themselves, representing their Teams in the best possible manner, however there can only be one winner in either category, so congratulations to the U13 Penalty Champion and the U11 Skill Champion. All of these winners will receive a special trophy at the Club Presentation on June 9th.

The Team Penalty Winners

The Team Skill Winners

 
Ron Williams Cup - Players Retain Trophy

A massive well done to all who played in the annual Manager's Match (The Ron Williams Cup) at Somerdale. On a very hot day, the Managers raced into a 4-0 lead thanks to two goals from Gaz and two goals from Kevin. The U13/14's fought back through Toby and Ellis before Kelsey extended the Manager's lead to 5-2. But panic was setting in as Ellis completed his hat-trick; 5-3 and then 5-4 to bring it back to just a goal, and in the last gasps of added time Brad headed the equaliser, drawing the match, which meant that the boys retained the trophy. For more on the U13 team, click on their Team Page. For more on the U14 Colts team, click on their Team Page. To see the history of the Ron Williams Cup - including photos of past winners, click on The Manager's Match.

Everyone together after the match

The U13/14's

The Managers

 
U18's - Division 1 Champions!

Congratulations to Fry Club U18's, Champions of the Bristol U18 Football Combination 1st Division.  It was a great way for this team to finish; winning the title with their last match of their last season with Frys, and avenging themselves on the team they narrowly lost to in the Cup Final just one week earlier! And what a way to do it, an emphatic 6-0 victory! For more on their U18 team, click on their U18 Page. To see the history of this age group, and where over half of these players started, click on their Team Page.

1st Division Champions

 
U18's Unfortunate In The Cup Final!

Fry Club U18's were unlucky not to win the Bristol U18 Football Combination Cup on Thursday evening. As the sun waned in the spring sky they fought their hardest against a tough Cadbury Heath team. For those watching, Frys were under pressure for the first 15 minutes, but then gradually exerted their authority, and overall were the better team; they just couldn't find their way through. In the end it was a penalty with five minutes to go which settled it, but Frys can hold their heads high. Now they need to go again, as they can still win the League with their remaining two matches!  To see photos of the match, click on the Cup Final link. For more on their team, click on their Team Page.

50/50

 
Mitchell Progresses As A Pro Footballer!

Fry Club JFC old boy Mitchell Glover is continuing his progression to become a professional footballer. Mitchell joined Frys officially as a four year old in August 2005, although he had been training with one of the older teams since August 2004. In his time with us Mitchell won the Skill Award and Player of the Year on all three occasions that he was eligible. He was scouted by Bristol City as a five year old and started training with them on his sixth birthday, and signed officially (leaving Frys) for the U9 season (which is the age when Academies insist on exclusive access), and played for them for a further two years before his family moved to Stoke, where Stoke City snapped him up. He got fed up with the Academy system however and left to join Nuneaton Town, a full time adult team, when he was 15, playing and scoring in the National League North - the sixth tier of English football, and then when he was 16 his manager moved to Darlington in the same division and Mitchell followed, and is hoping to sign his first official contract when he turns 17. For more on Mitchell's Career progression, click the link.

Mitchell Glover - Darlington matchday programme cover

Mitchell Glover - Ready for his Frys debut

 
U10's Are Enjoying Their Football!

Fry Club U10's are continuing to enjoy learning and playing football.  We caught up with them a few weeks back to watch them play a friendly match against Mangotsfield Colts at our U10's home ground at Manor Road in Keynsham! It was a great match full of fun, passing and goals. For more on their team, click on their Team Page.

Frys on the attack

 
Dave Worlock Recognised For Club Contribution!

At our end of season Presentation last year, we were unable to formally recognise the contribution to our Club made by our outgoing Secretary; Dave Worlock, as he was not able to attend. Dave joined our Club as a parent in 1997, taking over as Manager of the U9's in 1998, and running them through to U16 in 2006. In that time however Dave had taken on the role of Club Secretary in 2001, standing down last season in 2017. Dave had already been recognised by the County, at the SFA Charter Standard Awards on July 17th 2006, where he picked up a Football Workforce Program Award. He also collected a Services to Football Award on June 2nd 2017 from the County. As a Club it was only right that we formally recognise his commitment, and so we were finally able to present him with our token of appreciation. For more on Dave's team, click on his Team Page.

Dave Worlock with his award

 
U13's Spirit Is High!

Fry Club U13's had a close match last week against TC Juniors.  The match ebbed and swayed, with both teams taking the lead, and both equalising before injuries saw Frys falter at the end.  To those who watched however it was a pulsating match, end to end, with high quality football all around!  To see photos of the match, click on the TC Juniors link. For more on their team, click on their Team Page.

Frys level the match

 
Aaron Fights Onwards And Upwards!

Fry Club JFC old boy Aaron Sutton continues his progress as a Professional Boxer as he prepares to fight on March 16th, in what will be his sixth professional bout. Aaron had a long and distinguished career for Frys before moving on to the the pugilistic arts, and we follow his career with pride. Aaron played for Frys for ten years, playing for his age group's Colts team, and receiving his Les Stroud 10 Year Award in 2015. For more on his Fight Career, click the link.

Class of 2018

 
U14 Colts Battle Against League Leaders!

Fry Club U14 Colts had a tough battle on their hands this weekend against runaway league leaders Stoke Lane.  Injuries and absences have hampered our U14 Colts this season, however they battled hard, going in a last minute goal down at half-time.  Stoke Lane managed a few more in the second half, however the Colts should be proud having seen other teams ship double figure defeats!  To see photos of the match, click on the Stoke Lane link. For more on their team, click on their Team Page.

Calm at the back

 
James (Bakery) Baker Retires From eSports!

Fry Club JFC old boy James "Bakery" Baker has retired from competitive eSports to take a behind the scenes role.  James played for Frys for ten years, playing for both of his age group's Colts and Wanderers teams, and receiving his Les Stroud 10 Year Award in 2012. In his eSports career, James captained his Heroes of the Storm based team to European Champions four times, and World Runners-Up twice. To look back on his eSports Career, click the link.

James says goodbye

 
U10's Launch Perpetual Team Photo!

U10's go around and around....

The U10's are a bit strange...

 

 

Where are the U9's?

Fry Club U10's are on the move.... in their new Team photo. They like to mix it up after their U9 Where's Wally themed Team Photo, and are hoping to be different in future Team Photos! For more on their team, click on their Team Page.
 

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