Junior football

Kids can make friends and learn skills at Elite Sports’ development centre

Elite Sports Academy is proud to announce that their popular football development centre is back after the half-term break. The development centre is open to all new and existing players and not only provides children with fun and friendly football sessions to develop skills – but is also a place where children can make new friendships and learn other skills ...

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Ryan’s rocket seals impressive Wisbech win for Pinchbeck United’s Predators

The talented young guns from Pinchbeck United under-10s roared to victory at the annual Wisbech St Mary six-a-side football tournament on Sunday. The tournament, which is one of the biggest of its kind in the country and officially the largest in the east region, had over 500 football teams attend throughout the weekend. In the under-10s section, which consisted of ...

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Become a part of Elite Sports Academy’s exciting football academy

Elite Sports Academy are looking for players to join their growing football academy. The South Holland based firm are recruiting children for their academy squads, with ages from under-7 to under-13 catered for (school years 2-8). Any players that join the academy will receive professional guidance from FA qualified coaches, with the aims of training once a week and playing ...

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Young Dons pegged back by Crowland Town in six-goal thriller

A last-gasp goal ensured that Young Dons under-12s had to settle for a 3-3 draw against Crowland Town under-12s. The second meeting between the two sides this season in Division Two of the Peterborough and District Junior Alliance Charter Standard League was a real thriller, but Dons were left disappointed with a share of the spoils. The Donington side went ...

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Sweet revenge as Pinchbeck United under-15s make it three wins on spin

In-form Pinchbeck United under-15s registered their third win on the spin as they saw off Ketton under-15s 2-1 in a close contest. Having lost 4-1 to Ketton just a month ago, Pinchbeck knew they’d be in for a tough test. The teams were equally matched from the off and the game started with end-to-end attacks and hard-fought midfield battles. Pinchbeck’s ...

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Tydd St Mary Football Club are growing – and need your help

Ever-expanding Tydd St Mary FC are looking for willing volunteers to coach, manage and nurture their new youth football teams. The Saints already have players ready to go for the following age groups: Under-6s (school year 1, aged 5-6 years), under-7s (year 2, aged 6-7 years), under-8s (year 3, aged 7-8 years) and a girls team (mixed ages from 8-12 ...

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Seven-up Holbeach United under-15s breeze past rivals Bourne

Holbeach United under-15s cruised to an impressive 7-0 win at Bourne Town under-15s on Sunday, writes Tom Coley. Holbeach started the better side and the score line showed that as, after a succession of corners, Charlie Ford found the net for his first of the season. An onslaught of chances followed for the visitors, but they couldn’t find the net ...

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Young Spalding United side show grit to halt Bourne barrage

Spalding United under-13s continued their impressive start to the new season with a battling 2-1 win over Bourne Town under-13s over the weekend. Playing their first home game of the new PJAL Division Two season at West Pinchbeck, Spalding started superbly and went ahead when Ryan Thomas sprinted down the left and delivered for Harvey Wirkowski to net on 12 ...

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Premier League winner Sutton declares Holbeach United’s Kings Academy open

Former Premier League winner Chris Sutton officially opened the brand new £500,000 changing pavilion at Holbeach United Community Sports Academy on Friday night. Dubbed “Kings Academy”, the facility was made possible by a £340,000 grant from the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation and provides grants towards developing new or refurbished grassroots ...

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The future looks bright for Spalding United’s Orange lads

Newly-formed Spalding United Orange under-9s put in a promising showing at the popular Wisbech St Mary Tournament in their first-ever outing together. Game one saw the Oranges, managed by Fraser McNab, take on hosts Wisbech St Mary Yellow. Excited for their first competitive match together, the Oranges battled hard and competed well in what was a close affair, with both ...

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Another top tournament triumph for Spalding United’s Blue boys

Spalding United Blue under-9s have picked up another impressive accolade after winning the immensely competitive Wisbech St Mary tournament on Saturday. Following on from winning the title at the Deeping Tournament in May and reaching the last four of the Bourne Tournament more recently, the Tulips had high hopes of bringing another trophy home out in Fenland. However, with 49 ...

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Spalding United under-12s are the new invincibles

Spalding United under-12s completed a perfect league season by seeing off hosts Stanground YFC under-12s 5-0 on Sunday. Toby Woolsey tapped the ball home from a corner to put the young Tulips ahead, before Ryan Thomas won and converted a penalty to make it 2-0. It was soon 3-0 when Dylan Evans sweetly struck a half-volley into the roof of ...

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Youth football: Pinchbeck hit 13 to reach cup quarter-finals

Pinchbeck United Juniors Under-14s are in the Hereward Cup quarter-finals after a 13-4 win at higher league Riverside Blue. Not even 30 seconds in, Pinchbeck were ahead through Ben Mansour. And within 15 minutes he had scored his first hat-trick of the game. Riverside got one back from an own goal before Dan Taylor and Mansour made it 5-1. Jonny ...

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Holbeach football centre Kings Academy takes shape

  Youngsters could be playing at a new football academy in Holbeach early in the new year. Construction work at Kings Academy should complete in late January and it could then be just a couple of weeks before the first Holbeach United Youth matches are played there. Holbeach United Community Sports Academy – as it is formally known – is ...

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Reith-Hurd fires five as breathtaking Blues hit ten

Spalding United Blue under-15s showed exactly what they are capable of as they smashed Glinton and Northborough under-15s 10-0. The Blues were in top gear from the off and went ahead when Wills Reith-Hurd found space to fire home from the edge of the box. Sam East then found Reith-Hurd with a perfect pass to allow him to bury number ...

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Tidswell Talk: Why I love coaching South Holland’s kids

By Andrew Tidswell This week I wanted to share what it’s like being a full time coach and the ins and outs of the day-to-day schedules. For starters, as a sports lover, I would not change what I do for anything. I am very grateful to be able to do what I love and call it my job. The day-to-day ...

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Sam has Spalding’s young guns singing the Blues

Junior football: Spalding United youth round-up Sam East fired a late winner to earn Spalding United Blue under-15s an exciting 3-2 win over Wisbech Yellow under-15s at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. In what was their first game at the Sir Halley this season, Spalding started slowly and fell behind. But they were soon level when Jake Hollis used ...

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Spalding United youth section looking for land to build new base

Spalding United’s popular youth section wants to build a home of its own in the town. The Tulips are trying to find about five acres of land to develop for its growing junior set-up. About 200 youngsters are currently involved across its 12 teams and the move is seen as the next sensible step towards growing the junior side of ...

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Tulips’ academy boasts top class coaches

With the new football season rapidly approaching Spalding United are offering the younger generation the ideal opportunity to get into the swing of things by taking part in their first ever three-day Summer Soccer Academy. The event is being led by the club’s leading marksman Andrew Tidswell and first team assistant manager, former Peterborough United and Everton star Marcus Ebdon, ...

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Open Holbeach United trials next week

Holbeach United Community Sports Academy are holding football trials next week. Trials will be at the University Academy Holbeach (formerly George Farmer)playing fields on Monday and Tuesday (6-8pm). They are for those interested in playing for Holbeach’s thriving and successful youth section next season. Those children interested in playing at under-10, under-11, under-12, under-13 and under-14 (school years five to ...

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