Jack Petchey award for October 2017

The Jack Petchey award for October goes to Keola, the assistant coach of the under 13 Knights.

Coach Naden said of Keola “ I would like to nominate our assistant coach Keola 19 years old for his outstanding commitment and contribution to coaching. He attends every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday from Stratford, East London. He is always punctual, polite and brings amazing energy and enthusiasm. He is a young talent with complete dedication to coaching in a way that develops young people. Keola has inspired the players to achieve more, both by setting homework challenges and well planned training routines. It has been a pleasure to coach with him and I wanted him to be recognised with a Petchey award as this is the type of behaviour we want to encourage from our young coaches coming through the system.”

Well done Keola from all at Junior Reds

Jack Petchey award for Sept 2017

Congratulations to Jake of the Under 17 Valiants for receiving the Jack Petchey award for September. Coach Mark said of Jake: “Jake has played for Junior reds since the age of 6 years. Jake always attends training and is the first to help set up and tidy up. He is the first to welcome new boys to the team and help them to settle in. The only time Jake has missed a match is if he has have been injured but still turns up to support the rest of the team. Jake will often lead the warm up for the rest of the boys. Jake always gets nominated by the other players in the team for players player. He leads by example both on and off the pitch giving his all every weekend. Jake has signed up for another season which means he would have represented Junior Reds for over 11 year”.

Well done Jake from all at Junior Reds.

Meet the Teams – JR U8 Girls

Meet the Teams – Say hello to our U8 Girls team. Formed over the summer they are our youngest girls team. Playing once a month, they travelled to Maidstone today (01-10-17) to take part in a 4v4 KG&LFL Football Festival hosted by Castle Colts.

U14 Roses & Respect week

Say hello to our brand new U14 Roses. The team were formed over the summer and join our existing two U14 teams. The girls play in Division two of the Kent Girls & Ladies Football League and are pictured below suppporting FA Respect Week at a training session.

Meet the Teams – U12 Girls

Meet the Teams 17/18 – Say hello to our U12 Girls. The team, sponsored by Barrons of London, plays in Division 1 of the Kent Girls & Ladies Football League.

Good luck for the new season girls.

Meet the Teams – U10 Spartans

Meet the Teams 2016/17 – Say hello to our brand new U10 Spartans. Formed over the summer from our Saturday Club members, they played their very first game in the Selkent League today.

Good luck for the season lads.

Danson Youth Centre 2017-2018 Season

The pitches have been marked out and the new nets put up at Danson Youth Centre, which can only mean one thing…….football is back! 😀

U10 Sabres – Kent United tournament winners

Our U10s Sabres – Winners of the Kent United Tournament on 9th September 2017.

Well done and congratulations boys!

U10 Knights at Swanley Rangers tournament

Our U10 Knights are pictured here with their Runners Up medals from Sunday’s tournament at Swanley Rangers. The lads were undefeated through the group stages before narrowly losing in the final.

Well done lads!

Jack Petchey Foundation visit

Junior Reds welcomed Jane Evans -Grant Coordinator – from the Jack Petchey Foundation to Bexleyheath Academy on Saturday 2nd September. The club has worked closely with the Foundation for ten years, rewarding achievement for young people between the ages of 11 and 25. Jane was shown around by club coordinator – Clive Hall-Strutt. They spent time watching sessions and speaking to past winners. The Foundation were particularly interested in girls participation and took time out to speak with our new U14 Roses (pictured).

Jane commented “We are proud to have been working with Junior Reds FC for the last 10 years and to have awarded £24,850 in grants on our Achievement Award Scheme.  On a recent visit to the club I was delighted to see so many young people taking part in football activities across the 45 teams. It was wonderful to  see how girls football has developed into 9 teams over the past 4 years! Special recognition goes to  Cliver Hall-Strutt who coordinates the scheme at the club and to the many volunteers give up their time so tirelessly! Well done to you all!”

For further information on the work of the Jack Petchey Foundation, please follow the link http://www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk