Round-Up: September 29
A few words from our youth chairman Kevin Blundell…
This upcoming weekend will see the last of our youth teams finally get their new season under way when our Under-13s Hornets have an away trip to Long Melford Colts, and our Under-13s Wasps entertain Ipswich Phoenix at their home ground.
Just like all of the other clubs around, it has seemed like a very long time coming returning to football post lockdown, with our managers and coaches now trying to tempt the Xbox and PS controllers away from our youth players and getting back to continuing on with their development.
Hopefully some of them will go on to become future first team players. You never know, there just might be a future Josh Mayhew or Robbie Sweeney tucked away within our youth development program.
You will have read already in the first team programme, for the match against Gorleston, that some of our Under-16s have already had a run out with the Under-18s side, with more of our home grown talent still to push through in the future.
We have youth teams spread across the Ipswich & Suffolk Youth Football League (ISYFL), Suffolk Youth Football League (SYFL), and the Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) taking it up a level.
New to this year we even have an open aged side in the Bury & District Sunday League. The youth section of Stowmarket Town FC have teams at all ages from Under-8s to Under-16s and an Open Age team in their first season.
We will hopefully be able to restart the Saturday Club very soon for our even younger players (ages 5-7, reception to year 2 in schools).
Under-8s Hornets – after a winning start, they unfortunately lost this week away at Moreton Hall
Under-8s Wasps – after a winning start, they unfortunately lost this week away at Matchday
Under-9s Hornets – lost to Moreton Hall
Under-9s Wasps – really good wins against Long Melford and Mendlesham
Under-10s Blue – continued their unbeaten start with a win at home to Moreton Hall
Under-11s Hornets – after a great first half, lost away at Woodbridge Town
Under-11s Wasps – lost away at Needham Market the previous week
Under-12s Sat – lost 6-1 away at Hadleigh United
Under-14s Hornets – lost 13-0 away at Needham Market
Under-14s Bees – lost 1-0 at home to Brantham Athletic Imps
Under-14s EJA – lost 1-0 away at Histon
Under-15s EJA – Won 3-0 at home to Fakenham Town in their Cup game. Two goals from Cameron and one from Aaron
Under-16s – lost at home 6-1 against Needham Market Youth Black
Open Aged – Lost 8-3 to Great Barton