NEW, IMPROVED GIRLS WEBSITES
FOR THE 2007-2008 SEASON
GARDEN VILLAGE JUNIORS OFFICIAL WEBSITE:-
GARDEN VILLAGE GIRLS
West Wales Womens & Girls League
UNDER 13s CUP
West Wales Womens & Girls League Under 13
CUP FINAL 2008
TUESDAY 6TH MAY 2008 @ AFAN LIDO, PORT TALBOT
South Wales Evening Post Report:-
Garden Village started strongly, with a shot on goal in the first minute
which seemed to fill the team with confidence and determination.
With Llangyfelach on the back foot, Alex Davies and midfielder Kathryn
Stuckey repeatedly and accurately fed the ball forward to winger Rachel
Deere, who used her speed to bypass the Llangyfelach defence and
cross to the strike team of Alanna Woodford and Charlie Phillips.
With such a sustained attack, it was only a matter of time before
Garden Village took the lead, and with a finely worked move Alanna
Woodford put the Village team ahead.
Despite a late rally from Llangyfelach, during which goal-keeper Jordan
Devlugt was required to pull off a succession of top quality saves, the
first half finished 1 - 0 to Garden Village.
The second half saw the Garden Village defenders Emily Coxon, Naomi
Job and Kayleigh Clayton effectively shutting Llangyfelach out and blunting every attack.
Garden Village continued to push forward and maintain pressure on their opponents, playing the ball wide, and pressing deep into the now
tired-looking Llangyfelach defence.
Eventually after an attack during which it seemed like every Village player tried a shot, Vicky Nicholas slotted home their second goal to
A well-deserved victory, with the girls displaying outstanding skill and
teamwork. Quite possibly the most impressive game they have played this season.
Final Score: Garden Village 2 - 0 Llangyfelach
(Subs: Rachel Kemp, Abi Copp, Jayde Brown)
GARDEN VILLAGE PRESENTATION DAY 2008
Finalists at the Brecon Tournament
FOOTBALL TOURNAMENTS FOR UNDER 11s
Football Association of Wales (FAW) has recently decided to enforce a ban on
football clubs running, or participating in, competitive mini-football
tournaments for children under 11, ignoring the wishes of the clubs, managers,
coaches and parents of the players.
Whilst we support the
idea of sport for all and encouraging as many children as possible to play in
friendly league matches every week during the season, we see no reason to have
clubs prevented from organising competitive tournaments after the season has
finished. Well-attended tournaments also raise much-needed funds for many clubs,
which helps to support grass-roots football.
Football IS competitive. Learning to win and lose is important for children’s
development. It is what encourages them to improve. To have children not being
allowed to win deprives them of a reason for taking part in sport. Children are
naturally competitive, and are able to work out who has won by the simple
process of adding up how many goals have been scored.
believe the FAW should reverse their decision to ban competitive mini-football
tournaments for under 11s, and allow clubs who wish to, to organise tournaments
where winning is recognised.
Visit the Official Sites below by clicking on the
VILLAGE FOOTBALL CLUB WEB SHOP
A great way to get some great online
bargains, find cheaper gas, electricity and telephone services, and even book
your Summer Holiday.
Don't forget that anything you buy
through this shop will help towards our fundraising targets.
So go on, top up your CD or DVD collection, or if you're making business
purchases, such as computer equipment from Novatech, or stationery from
Euroffice, why not make them from here.
There's plenty of offers on DIY products, clothing or holidays from our high
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