Our Under 12 team coaches have worked extremely hard to develop a training plan that has enabled training to start again in a very limited format.
Strict distancing rules, numbered equipment, and non contact drills, but the children were grateful for the opportunity to kick a ball again, and all worked extremely hard. Great to be out in the fresh air with their team mates again.
Unfortunately due to the current COVID-19 situation we are now postponing all training and matches with immediate effect.
This decision has been made with advice from the FA and
government which is for the safety of players, coaches, parents and others.
We have done our best to try and continue running as normal for as long as possible, however with more actions being put into place, now is the time where we as a club have to stop but still work together in listening to advice/instructions from the government to try and overcome this pandemic.
the FA said; We have issued a further update regarding the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on football in England.
Following the Government’s announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future.
Throughout this period, we have taken Government advice with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time.
We are in regular communication with the Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review. Further updates will follow as needed.
We are delighted to announce that Days Bakery have chosen to sponsor our Under 7’s team for our first year in the Royston League.
Days Bakery are synonymous with Ashwell, and have been part of our village life for many years, so we are thrilled they will be supporting one of our Ashwell Academicals village teams.
Our under 7’s are now looking extremely smart in their football strip, and the boys and girls have been wearing their kit with an enormous amount of pride.
The Under 7’s coaches said “Thanks to Days Bakery’s sponsorship we now have a full kit for the team, making them feel part of the club and excited to take to the pitch.”
“On behalf of all the players, supporters, and coaches, many thanks to Days Bakery, it is greatly appreciated. For a small village club such as ours, we rely on support from local businesses and organisations to give the boys and girls a chance to play football each week, and it really does make a difference.”
Our under 10’s girls played in a girl’s under 10’s and
11’s 5 a-side tournament. They topped
their table in the group stages against the other under 10’s teams, and then beat
under 11’s teams in the knock-out stages to reach the Cup Final. A fantastic
achievement. Well done!
There is a real buzz around women’s football at the moment, and it’s a really exciting time to be getting involved, especially with the rise of the Women’s Super League, the Lionesses doing so well in this year’s Women’s World Cup, and the recent announcement that the Women’s Euros will be held in England in three years’ time.
We currently run mixed teams in most age groups, with the focus very much on having fun, team spirit, and getting as many children involved as possible. However, many of our age groups also regularly take part in Girl’s tournaments, and if we are lucky enough to have enough girls in an age group it would be really exciting to also be able to consider entering in girl only leagues.
Our Under 10 Girls have recently had great success in the Buntingford 5 a-side tournament where they topped their table in the group stages, and reached the Cup Final against an under 11 team with girls a whole year older than themselves.
If you are interested in joining any of our age groups, please check out our team pages, and contact our friendly coaches to find out more.
Congratulations to all our Accies at the 2018/19 Trophy Night
Despite some very dodgy weather in the run-up to the event, This years Trophy Night was again a massive success. Despite heavy ran all day, the clouds parted and the Sun came out just in time to fire the BBQ up. We heard some fantastic reports about how well our Accies had performed this season, and all the kids had a great time having a kick around with their friends. All players from all year groups received trophies, including some very special trophies such as player’s player, manager’s player, most improved, and Accies Accie. We have all had an amazing season, and it was a perfect way to end on a high.
We also gave our players a chance to donate old kit to be re-used within the club, and pass on to charities who help underprivileged children and adults in some of the world’s poorest countries. Thank you to everyone who brought along boots, shirts, shorts, socks, shin pads, and coats …it was a fantastic response. More news on this to follow.
It was also great to see the effort we all made to recycle our cans, plastic, food, paper, and glass on the night …a great initiative set-up by the Under 16’s players and coach. The Accies Go Green!
Sadly, we also said good-bye to our long serving committee, who without their unwavering hard work and support the club would not be where it is today. However, this also meant we welcomed our new committee who have already been extremely busy getting to grips with their responsibilities, and we look forward to the coming seasons with them.
Thank you to everyone that supported and helped us, and we are all looking forward to an equally fun and successful 2019/20 season.
For the first time in our history, the U16s have made it through to the League Cup Final. We will play Bishops Stortford Swifts at The Bury, London Road Buntingford SG9 9HZ on Sunday 14th April, 10.30am ko.
As an indication of the gravity of
the game spectators will have to pay £3 entrance fee, £1.50 for concessions!.
Yes, paying to watch the Accies is now a thing! There will be a commemorative
programme, bar and BBQ
Many thanks & all
the best. Up the Accies!
The U8s had their first ever girls match last weekend against PSG Saffron Walden. It was a very entertaining affair and the two sides were evenly matched; in the end Ashwell had too much fire power and won 5-2, with the goals spread around the team. Everyone had lots of fun and are looking forward to the next match.
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