Older Age Groups Flying The Flag


The four oldest age groups at our club are going into the latter stages of this season in great league positions in their respective divisions.

A lot of these boys are great role models to our younger players off the pitch, taking time to interact with them with simple 'hellos' or 'pass the ball mate'. I don't think these older teams realise how much it means to a young player, looking up at someone who is older and being noticed.

It is important to highlight how proud we are of them with their efforts both on and off the pitch, especially after the interruptions of last season.

U14s, Avon Youth League Div 2
Moving up from playing in division three last season, the squad have continued to develop within Avon Youth League in Division 2, having points on the table that currently sees them top of the league.
It has been a fantastic season so far, with coach Mick West stating,

 "The lads attitudes have been outstanding, as have the competiveness and workrate from them all. This has made it difficult when selecting a team for games".

There seems to be a great bond within the squad and the squad have been well supported by parents throughout.

U15s, Avon Youth League Div 3
This team is flying again this season and currently have a perfect record going into the final third of the season. They have a great spirit and this has been shown recently with the players taking ownership by turning up to their games early to put out respect barriers, corners and goals.
Coach Tom Lees added,
"Their success this season has been down to the hard work the boys have been putting in on the training field. 
80 % of the team attend the same school, so there is a strong team bond which shows on the pitch, all fighting for each other each week.
Integration is important at our club and this team are great with in. U6 and coaches son, Oakley, helps each week and the whole team loves having him around...even if he does eat all the oranges at half time.
U16s, Bristol Saturday U16 League
Even before the season had started, the U16s reached the final of our tournament, unfortunately losing on penalties and have since had a strong league campaign. The adding of two players on last season squad has made a massive difference and they show a great team spirit, with many of the squad meeting away from the club socially, this supported by coach Mark Price.

"The main reason we have improved is our team spirit and enthusiasm they have all become good mates on and off the pitch and are a pleasure to coach".

The boys have also reached the BSL cup final that is due to be played at the GFA Headquarters in April, with more details on this fixture closer to the time.
U18s, Bristol Combinations League 
Going into their first of two seasons at U18, the team currently find themselves top of the Bristol Combination Division 3. They are currently unbeaten, with four clean sheets and have only conceeded two goals in the last six games.
"Key to this season is the consistency in numbers showing up at training and the adding of three players who played U18 football last season".
What has also been pleasing for the club to see is two 16 year olds from this squad, being introduced into open age football in the form of playing for the newly formed mens team. The aim is to see more of these boys being pushed through to the mens team, continuing their footballing journey at Port of Bristol.