Football round-up

DOUBLE: League and Cup winners Attleborough U12s, with managers Paul Allen and Rob McGeachy.

DOUBLE: League and Cup winners Attleborough U12s, with managers Paul Allen and Rob McGeachy. - Credit: Archant

Hethersett Athletic is already preparing for the 2015/2016 season when it will be running 12 teams from Under-8s to adult. For the first time the club will have two Saturday men's sides thanks to an amalgamation with the former Marlborough Old Boys club. Teams for the season will be Under-8s (two sides), Under-9s, Under-10s, Under-11s, Under-13s, Under-14s, Under-16s, two men's Saturday and two men's Sunday sides.

The club's Under-15s rounded off their season with a Lads v Dads match which ended 3-3 and which the dads won on penalties. Former coach James Rice scored a hat-trick for the dads and afterwards handed out club appearance trophies to Matthew Watts and Samuel Woodruff (50 appearances), James Cowan, James Ingham, Jack Kirby and Taylor Morris (100 appearances) and Aaron Walker (150 appearances). The boys then presented James, who himself has made 353 appearances for the club and is an honorary life member, with a Plate and Photo montage for all his hard work and dedication over the last four years. James stood down as coach at Christmas due to family commitments.

The day continued with the annual awards presentation at Hethersett Social Club where Steve and Jack Walker presented the following trophies: Manager's Player of the Year, Reece Biddulph; Players' Player of the Year, Matthew Watts; Parents' Player of the Year, James Ingham; Top Scorer, Lewis Harris, Clubman of the Year, Sam Woodruff.

This year saw 11 boys take part in The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, using Hethersett Athletic as their Physical and Skills section. The following boys received certificates from the club on completing six months training for the Duke of Edinburgh award - Aaron Walker, Bradley Hipperson, William Barr, Ben Woodruff, Indiana Holmes, James Cowan, James Ingham, Josh Bradshaw, Matthew Watts, Michael Yates and Luke Hamling.


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Attleborough Town FC held their end-of-season presentation, and were in the mood to celebrate having secured three league titles. With Craig Bibby's first team having just missed out on promotion themselves, he was on hand to present trophies to the various youth teams who had their most successful year to date. The Under 12s clinched their second League and Cup double in three years, while the Under 15s won their first league title. Both play in Division One of the Norfolk Youth Combination.

The senior sides had their trophies presented by club President and Norwich City Director Michael Foulger. The Under 19s secured the league title in their first season, while the A team secured promotion. Reflecting on the season, club chairman Roger Thompson said: 'This has been an excellent season for the club. Having only merged the youth and senior clubs a year ago, we did not envisage such a great start. The task now is to build on this success and attract more players to bolster our youth ranks.' If you would like to get involved in the club, either as a player, parent or committee member – go to the Attleborough Town Football Club Facebook page.'

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Diss Town Youth are looking for players to join their U15 team for the new season contact mark burrows 07737401216 or email youth@disstownfc.co.uk.

New Buckenham Junior football club are looking for a qualified coach to assist or take sessions with the current u14s. CRB Check,Child Protection and first aid needed. Experienced preferred. This team are also looking for additional players at u14s/u15s/U16s to join a well established charter standard club, with a great bunch of developing lads in this age group. As we have a mixture of ages the number of additional players will depend on what age group we go with. We train on Thursday evenings 6pm-7.30pm at Old Buckenham High School. Anybody interested please email david.cobb26@aol.co.uk or call 07554 128061.

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