FOOTBALL: Reffley u14s unveiled their new kit before their first home game of the new season, thanks to sponsorship from local financial advice firm, Ring Associates, writes Isabel Russen.
Reffley approach the new season anticipating another exciting year and coaches Tim Maxwell, Jack Starling and Gary Pooley have strong hopes for the team, following hard work last year and through the summer.
The team played their first game of the season, looking striking in red and black, against a strong Swaffham side, securing a 0-0 draw.
Leanne Berycz at Ring Associates said: “We’re excited to sponsor this team. They’re a fantastic group, full of enthusiasm and ambition, and we can’t wait to see what they’ll achieve this season with our support!”
Coach Pooley added: “We’re very pleased to have Ring Associates on board. They’re a fantastic local company and it’s great that they’ve shown such interest in the success of our team.”
Established in 1982, Reffley Youth FC are an FA Charter Standard Community Club – the highest award available for youth football clubs.
They have teams for age groups from u7s to u16s, all of which compete in the Mid Norfolk Youth League.
More information can be found at the club’s website – www.reffleyyouthfc.co.uk
λ A great team performance against a good Clenchwarton side saw Downham Town u12s emerge victorious 4-1 in their first game of the Mid Norfolk Youth League season.
Downham had the better of the early exchanges, with wingers David MacQueen and Harrison Brant causing problems for the Clenchwarton defence.
But it was the hosts who broke the deadlock, when a corner was headed in.
Downham battled back, and Sam Lloyd made it 1-1 before half-time, poking home Brant’s cross.
Downham took the lead with brilliant play by Harry Edwards sending Brant through for a cool finish.
The third came when Jevan Cook nodded home Owen Stacey’s corner, before MacQueen sealed the points.
Downham are a friendly and successful team but need a couple more players.
If you have a child who is in school Years 6 or 7 who might be interested, contact Andy Terry, 07795 114422.
Danny Hannigan rattled home six goals for Downham u14s in their 17-0 win at Wisbech Town Acorns.
Harry Wright and Joshua Gooderson also weighed in with a hat-trick each.
Hannigan had scored four of the goals in Town’s opening day 6-1 win against Watlington.