Monthly Archives: October 2015

Jack Petchey award for Sept 2015

Sept 2015 (George)George has been awarded the Jack Petchey Achievement Award for September 2015

Manager Alan said “George supports me in coaching the u12 Spartans squad. He is a continual inspiration for different training drills (especially the agility ladder) and the boys really respect George’s input. He also completed his refereeing course last year and has officiated a number of games last season and this. At school he has completed the First for Sport Level 2 Award for Leadership through Football. Finally George is always willing to help the club and this year he attended the Danson Fun Day were he assisted in running one of the “beat the goalie” stands.
Keep up the good work George”.

Congratulations George from all at the club.

Jack Petchey Crystal Awards

Jack PetcheyJack Petchey Crystal AwardsThe Jack Petchey Crystal Awards held at City Hall, London on Friday 2nd October marked the 15th anniversary of the Jack Petchey Foundation and the milestone of having given £100m to youth projects in London and Essex.

To mark the occasion Junior Reds were given a £1,500 award in recognition of their amazing work with young people. Clive Hall-Strutt collected the golden ticket on behalf of the Junior Reds and said. “It gave me great pleasure to receive the award of behalf of the club recognising the excellent efforts of the young people who are amongst the Junior Reds membership. Interestingly of over 2,000 schemes that are running only 150 received these prestigious awards. So well done everyone at Junior Reds.” The plan is to spend the money on new first aids kits for all of our teams.

Jack Petchey CBE said “ I am proud of all the programmes we have been involved in and every single young person who has participated. We aim to help young people believe that “If I think I can, I can, so that whatever their background, they will achieve, they will make positive contributions to society and they will be satisfied in their lives. I am so committed to this that aged 90 I still come to the office every day. It is why we have given £100m to realise this.”

Girls football tournament and the sun shone

Junior Reds are an enthusiastic supporter of Girls football. The Club organised a small tournament in early October between three Primary Schools – Bedonwell, Northumberland Heath and Pelham. Two competitions took place with one for School Years 3-4 and another for 5-6. The sun shone throughout and all girls played with enthusiasm and skill.

Club Chairman, Clive Chivers explained “We are keen to promote Girls football and in South East London few opportunities sadly exist. We try to play our part and have organised two tournaments for girls over the past few months. If girls wish to continue to play they are more than welcome to come along each Saturday morning to Bexleyheath Academy (start 10.00am) and to join our expanding Girls football session. We particularly require a couple of Under 9s and 12 players for our three teams.”

Bedonwell won the Year 5/6 competition piping Pelham by just one point in a close contest. 

Clive can be contacted on 07504 264 157 if you are interested in joining the Girls section of the Club.