KLSC line up for their first season in kits sponsored by Norfolk Flooring. Back row, from left: Aiden Yates, Zac Craik, Ash Collop, Richard Newell. Middle: Tommy Hillard, Alex Tweed, Jack Walker, Michael Parish, Tom Saunderson, Jack Davidson, Jamie Wilson. Front: Jake Ellis, Stuart Bunting, Shaun Hayden, Rob Hewitt, Philip Yates, Connor Walker, Jordan Wilson and Liam Parry.Picture: SUBMITTED.

FOOTBALL: King’s Lynn Soccer School continues to grow and the move into open-age football is proving to be a success.

Newly-formed KLSC first team sit top of Division Two of the North West Norfolk League, while the reserves have won two of their six Division Three matches.

The school was aimed at offering a way into well-coached football for youngsters with weekly Sunday sessions.

Club spokesman Philip Yates said: “We thought why not take it forward as a club and create an open-age team for the youngsters to progress to?

“This is our first season as a proper club. We already have six great youth teams being run by qualified coaches and now have two senior sides too.

KLSC u10 Blacks with sponsors from Marley’s Cafe. Back row, from left: Della Pratt, David Roczniak, Kaidan Yallop, Alex Dewberry, Logan Sherman, Finlay Dix, Julie Coe (Marley’s Cafe owner), Harvey Morton. Front: Alfie Satchell, Taylor Church and Riley Starling.
Missing from line-up is Ryan Restell.Picture: SUBMITTED.

“We are pleased to see so many young players wanting to play the beautiful game. Our aim is to achieve Charter Standard accreditation in the first season and after that we have big plans to keep the club thriving and growing.”

Among the club coaches are Dave Dewberry, Shane Satchell and Lee Dix, who look after the u10 Blacks. 

Yates said: “They each bring a wealth of knowledge and will be a great asset to help drive the team and club forward.”

One of the club’s sponsors is Julie Coe, owner of Marley’s Cafe, in Langley Road, South Wootton. She was keen to become involved and Marley’s not only offered generous sponsorship but she has also taken an interest in how the team are doing.

Club chairman Les Tite said he was delighted to see Marley’s as a sponsor and hoped the cafe will also enjoy success as the club grows.

KLSC coaches Dave Dewberry, Shane Satchell and Lee Dix.Picture: Emma Parsons.