Southampton FC’s Saint Foundation to run a 4 day coaching course


St Peter FC Academy is delighted to announce that Saints Foundation coaches will be returning to Jersey to run a 4-day football coaching course for Island boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 13. The course will run at St Peters FC’s beautiful St Georges Preparatory School facility at La Hague Manor, La Rue de la Hague, St Peter, JE3 7DB from Tuesday 14th April through to Friday 17th April 2020.

This course is available to all young players from across the Island on a first-come-first-served basis. Saints Soccer Schools offer exceptional value for money and is aimed at developing the skills of the participants through a structured and enjoyable coaching programme devised and delivered by experienced FA qualified coaches. This is a fantastic opportunity for young players to improve their soccer skills, make new friends and have lots of fun along the way. All those participating will receive a medal, a certificate and have the opportunity to win performance-related prizes including merchandise signed by Southampton premiership stars.

As with all Saints Coaching programmes those attending will automatically join their player progression pathway that is aimed at turning potential into excellence. The experienced coaching team ensure that instruction is geared to age and ability of the individual and fun and enjoyment is the essential ingredient.

Those wishing to take advantage of this superb opportunity to receive first-class coaching in a safe and enjoyable environment should register directly with the Saints Foundation website or if you click here. Click ‘book now’ enter 14th April, click all venues, locate St George’s Preparatory School. Complete the requested information and make payment. The cost for the entire 4 days is just £100.

Those attending should arrive ready for a prompt start at 9 am, with their kit, a packed lunch and adequate water. There will be the opportunity to purchase a top-up
Refreshments from the on-site kiosk which will be open during the morning and lunchtime breaks. Players should be collected by 3 pm.
Places cannot be reserved without payment.

Southampton FC’s Saints Foundation Football Development Officer, Tom Grevatt said,

“We are pleased to be returning to St Peter FC to offer this great opportunity to all aspiring young boy and girl footballers in Jersey. We pride our soccer schools as being the best in class and we look forward to engaging with another group of talented Jersey youngsters and taking them to the next level”

St Peter Academy Chairman, Brian Foulser said,

“We are delighted that Southampton FC will be returning to St Peter FC to run another of their widely acclaimed coaching courses. They consistently provide immeasurable benefit to aspiring young footballers and those attending can be sure of a thoroughly enjoyable four days”

To avoid disappointment, it is recommended to register as soon as possible as the number of available places is strictly limited to 96.

For further information:
Saints Foundation – Email: Tel: 0845 6889370
St Peter FC Academy Brian Foulser – Email: Tel: 01534 851075

St Peters U18’s to face Sevenoaks Town FC for a place in the Semi Final of the Kent FA Youth Cup


St Peter will travel to the Bourne Stadium, Greatness Park, Sevenoaks on the 2nd February for a 12-30pm KO against the tournament favourites Sevenoaks Town FC in a battle for a last-four place.

Sevenoaks U18’s whose first team play in the same Ryman league as Guernsey FC, are unbeaten in all competitions this season and have scored 15 goals in their 3 Kent Cup games to-date, conceding just one. They are currently 3rd in the Kent Youth League but have 3 and 4 games in hand over the two teams above them.
One of the oldest established clubs in the UK, they will be celebrating their 140th year next season, remarkably they run over 60 teams across all age groups which must be some sort of record in itself. They are understandably renowned as being a very well run club.

St Peter FC who last season reached the Semi-Final before losing a close fought game against the eventual winners Folkestone Invicta are aiming to reach the same stage again.

“ We are certainly doing it the hard way, we have faced 3 of the strongest teams in the competition already, last year’s semi-finalists VCD Athletic and K Sports who were the beaten finalists. We then came up against a really strong team in Orpington Mustangs in a hard-fought game”

said Karl Benest the St Peter FC U18 coach. Fellow coach Anthony Lister is excited by the challenge,

“The game against Sevenoaks will tell us a lot about ourselves and gives us the perfect opportunity to test the quality we have in our squad against one of the very best youth teams in the South of England. We have some tough games to play in Jersey over the next couple of weeks and we need to do the business here. Several of our players will also be representing the Island the week before we travel. We will have our fingers firmly crossed that we avoid any injury to our key players. We will certainly need our best players if we are ‘to jump this hurdle’ in Kent.

St Peter U18’s have been Jersey and Channel Islands Champions for the past 4 seasons and this year’s team are fully aware they have a lot to live up to and are determined to make their mark. Who knows if we can win on the 2nd Feb, we have every chance of being the first Jersey Club side to compete in a final of a County Cup competition”

The squad has already been provisionally selected and will be training hard and working on some new routines before travel. The team to travel includes three 15 year-olds in keeper Pierce Roche, Tom Proffitt and Jamie Ritzema. The full squad is Pierce Roche, Rhys Thomas,Kacper Smilek, Ben Hamilton, James Carr, Toby Ritzema (Capt), Tommy Boarer, Luke Lister, Jan Bentley, Andre Dias, Danny Fernandes, Josh Stuart, Declan Pyne, Jamie Ritzema, Ryan Marcinko. Coaches Karl Benest and Anthony Lister.

For further information:-
Brian Foulser – Email: Tel: 851075

Karl Benest – Email: Tel: 07700 369911

Anthony Lister – Email: Tel: 07797 750419
Please note any players and/or coaches can be made available for interview if required.

Lister’s Hat-trick takes St Peter’s FC to the Quarter Final of the Kent FA U18 Youth Cup in a 4-3 victory


The Saints were on the move early on Sunday morning as they took the ‘red eye’ flight to Gatwick for their 3rd round Kent FA Cup tie v Orpington Mustangs FC. The Kent side are unbeaten in their league this season and a tough game was anticipated. 7 members of the squad had been involved in Island and Senior football the day before but all came through unscathed.

Both teams started a little tentatively with the Saints trying to play their usual passing style. It was a heavy surface with a pronounced slope both across and the length of the pitch. The home side was clearly under instructions to ‘close them down quickly and go in hard’, with robust tackles coming fast and often.
Staying with their fast quick passing St Peter threatened on a number of occasions before breaking the deadlock in the 15th minute when lone striker Ryan Marcinko held the ball up brilliantly to lay it off perfectly for Luke Lister to crack the ball into the top left-hand side of the keeper’s goal. Just a couple of minutes later the Saints doubled their lead when their tactics of playing a high line to press the home defence paid off. The ball was won back from a defender’s error, a quick pass found Lister in space and a fierce strike from 20 yards found the keepers bottom corner. 2-0 St Peters with just 17 minutes gone. If St Peter thought this was going to be easy it became clear this wasn’t how Orpington saw it. They began to make an impact relying on the counter-attack using the pace of their two big strikers. The reds back 4 of Kacper Smilek, Declan Pyne, Rhys Thomas and Andre Dias had to be at their best to keep the opposition at bay. Around the 32nd minute, they lost two key players with Lister being carried off after being stamped on in an off the ball incident unseen by the referee and Smilek suffering a foot injury in a high impact tackle.

Just seconds before half-time the Mustangs were back in the game, somewhat fortuitively, when their lively left wide man clattered into Pierce Roche feet first, leaving him on the floor with a 6-inch stud mark down his chest and then pushed the loose ball into the net. With the linesman flagging for the foul the referee over-rode him to award the goal. Half time 2-1 St Peter but with everything to play for.
Whatever the half time team talk, the second half started in a similar fashion to the first with St Peter having most of the possession. Jamie Ritzema, on for Luke Lister was working hard alongside his brother Toby and Tommy Boarer controlling the midfield. In the 47th minute Andre Dias who was having an outstanding game at left wing-back, won the ball, quickly made ground and switched the play with a wonderful diagonal pass to find Jan Bentley in space down the right-wing. Jan drove into the area passing three defenders and slotted the ball past the home keeper. 3-1 St Peter. This set back seemed to galvanise Orpington who became even more determined to get back in the game. They were using the long ball to capitalise on the pace of their rangy strikers and urged on by their coaches, the tackles were flying in to win the ball. In the 70th minute, the Mustangs got their reward when a firm volley caught Roche out of position to make it 3-2. It appeared that this was the encouragement the home team was seeking and with the healthy home support roaring them on, the chips were down. St Peter coaches Benest and Lister went into deep discussion, and played their trump card, bringing young Luke Lister back into the fray in an effort to settle the Saints down. It proved to be a masterstroke, just minutes after coming back onto the pitch, St Peter won a free kick just inside the halfway line. Andre Dias played the ball into space over the Orpington back four for Luke Lister to outpace the defenders and just beat the home keeper to the ball to knock the ball home for his hat-trick. 4-2 St Peter, the celebrations from the players the subs and the coaching team suggested that they felt this was the goal to take them through to the quarter-final. Five minutes to play of normal time suggested they had the game under control but Orpington Mustangs were not going to give up without a fight. With James Carr pushed back into defence and young Josh Stuart on, they knew they just had to keep their composure to see out the game. In the fourth minute of added-on time, Orpington was thrown a lifeline when their striker took the ball down the right flank and hit a screamer, that flew past Pierce Roche. 4-3 St Peter; surely the whistle would go immediately, that wasn’t how the referee saw it, he played a further 4 nerve-wracking minutes.

98 minutes was an eternity for the players playing their second game in 24 hours
Fortunately, there were no further scares and St Peter FC go into the draw with the other 7 teams to fight for a place in the semi-final for the second year running. A hard-fought but very well deserved 4-3 victory. With 56 teams already eliminated from the 64 that started this competition, the Jersey team already has something to be proud about

Coach Karl Benest said:

“ I was delighted with overall performance and commitment of all 15 players. Their attitude and willingness to work for each other was outstanding. The team spirit in this squad is as strong as any I have experienced over the past few years, we thoroughly deserved to win the match. A special mention for Luke Lister he was clearly our ‘man of the match’, he was outstanding and converted all 3 goals with remarkable composure”

Fellow coach Anthony Lister said:

“ The boys’ work ethic and determination was key in this grinding cup tie. It was a great learning curve to play in such poor conditions with a heavy, pronounced sloping pitch and unpredictable high winds. The opposition was the most physical that we have encountered but our team spirit and outstanding finishing from Luke and Jan ensured the better team won. Our team is much stronger as a group for coming through difficult situations like this. Karl and I have noted the morale boost this gives not only this squad but the whole Club and we are all grateful to the Club for giving us this opportunity to test ourselves against the very best teams. It bodes well for this season and the seasons ahead as the boys progress together”.

Team: Pierce Roche: Rhys Thomas, Kacper Smilek, Declan Pyne, Andre Dias: Luke Lister, Tom Boarer, Toby Ritzema, James Carr: Jan Bentley, Ryan Marcinko. Subs: ( all featured) Doug McDermott, Jamie Ritzema, Josh Stuart, Tom Proffitt.
Scorers Bentley and Lister 3. MOM Luke Lister

For further information
Brian Foulser: Tel 851075
Karl Benest: Tel 07700 369911
Anthony Lister: Tel 07797 750419

St Peter Christmas Draw Results 2019


Please find the following winners from the St Peter FC Christmas Draw 

All winners will be contacted by a member of the clubs committee to arrange collection / delivery of their prize.

Please feel free to email Mr Chris Bennest if you are a winner


Prize   Ticket Number   Name
1200   6195   Filipe Cardaso
250   9758   Carol-Ann Syvret
100   4622   Tim Noel
100   3493   C Petit
100   8538   Filipe Vieira
50   4851   Richard Vibert
50   1655   Paul Pugsley
50   3276   Natali
50   7153   Ree Phillips
50   5111   Carol
Hamper   4872   J Camara
Hamper   7062   Karen Byron
Hamper   9523   Skeri
Hamper   5158   Sally Wheadon
Hamper   5086   Jo Bateman
Hamper   7727   Mark Hutchenson
Hamper   3724   John
Hamper   4134   Mark Burrows
Hamper   2568   Emma Godfrey
Hamper   8750   Nola Mallett
Hamper   9088    
Hamper   7047   Janice Carr
Bottle of Port   6956   Flo Gothard
Bottle of Port   9549   Bob
Bottle of Port   5400   Gazza
Bottle of Port   7607   Carol
Bottle of Port   6351   V Morkland
Bottle of Port   1605   Jonny Bouchard
2 Bottles Wine   3320   John Le Rendu
2 Bottles Wine   2352   Tony Smith
2 Bottles Wine   3768   Damo Rakes
2 Bottles Wine   3916   Karen
2 Bottles Wine   9236   Penny Dawkins
2 Bottles Wine   5048   Doreen Foulser
2 Bottles Wine   9722   Nan Vibert
2 Bottles Wine   8010   Wendy Dryhurst
2 Bottles Wine   7398   Lister
2 Bottles Wine   7048   Janice Carr
2 Bottles Wine   4150   Maureen
2 Bottles Wine   9559   Carli Garvaghan

Congratulations to all winners and thankyou all for your support 

Academy Registraion and Subscriptions Online


To help everyone with Registration and Subscription you can now be paid online from the comfort of your own home 

Please click the link below or follow the Subscriptions 2019 -2020 tab on the website menu

Academy Club Subscriptions: (TBC)

  • Junior Player                                              £90.00
  • Mini’s                                                          £90.00


After Everton, another brilliant opportunity for all Academy youngsters and friends to receive high calibre professional coaching from Southampton FC’s Saints Foundation”After Everton, another brilliant opportunity for all Academy youngsters and friends to receive high calibre professional coaching from Southampton FC’s Saints Foundation”


The Return of the Saints, 5th to the 9th August 2019

The Southampton FC’s, Saints Foundation Coaching team are returning to the  St Peters FC, beautiful St Georges Preparatory School facility at La Hague Manor, La Rue de la Hague, St Peter JE3 7DB  on the 5th August to the 9th August. The Saints will be running another one of their excellent and popular coaching weeks. Available to all boys and girls across the Island between the ages of 5 -13 inclusive, Saints Soccer Schools offer exceptional value for money. The young players are helped to improve their skills through a structured and enjoyable coaching programme, devised and delivered by experienced and FA qualified coaches. All children attending will receive a Saints attendance medal, a certificate, a Saints Foundation gift and the opportunity to win signed merchandise through performance. As with all Saints programmes, participants will automatically join their player progression pathway that seeks to turn potential into excellence. The experienced coaching team ensure that the instruction is geared to the age and the ability of the individual and that having fun and enjoyment is a key factor in the learning process. Saints Foundation adopt a 1:16 ratio of coaches to participants, to ensure the high quality is delivered continuously.


Those wishing to take advantage of this superb opportunity to receive first class coaching in an enjoyable environment should register directly with the Saints Foundation through their website –  click ‘book now’ enter 5th August click all venues  and find St Georges Preparatory School. Complete the requested information and make payment. The cost for the whole week is just £125.

Those attending should arrive ready for a prompt 9am start, with a packed lunch and adequate water. There will however be the opportunity to purchase top up refreshments from kiosk which will be open during the morning and lunch time breaks.  Players should be Collected at 3pm.

Southampton’s Saints Foundation Football Development Officer Tom Grevatt said “we are really pleased to be able to offer this great opportunity to all children in Jersey and replicate the really successful soccer schools that happen throughout the year in Southampton. We pride our soccer schools as being the best in class, and look forward to engaging with many children in Jersey”.

St Peter FC Academy Chairman Brian Foulser said “We are delighted to work with the Southampton Coaching team. The Saints Foundation always run a brilliant coaching week, the smaller numbers allow closer involvement between coaches and players and professionalism is always to the fore. Any young football aspiring girl or boy will undoubtedly gain an immeasurable benefit and have a thoroughly enjoyable week”

It is recommended that you register before the 30th July to guarantee a place.

For further information

Saints Foundation Email  Tel: 0845 688 9370

St Peter FC Academy

Brian Foulser Email  Tel:  01534 851075

Tom Grevatt is available for interview and can be contacted via his mobile phone 07833 467879


The St Peter FC Academy Centenary Awards Night 17th May




                                    Important Notice          

             The St Peter FC Academy  Centenary Awards Night

      Sponsored by Jacksons and supported by our Lead Sponsor Altair Ltd


All players, parents and coaches are asked to note in the diary, that the end of the season awards presentations will be held at the Club,  Rue Des Vigne, adjoining the club lounge, on Friday 17thMay. A finger buffet will be served from 6:15pm prior to the commencement of the awards ceremony at 7pm.


This is always an exciting evening when we look at the Academy achievements and recognise the outstanding talents that we have within our Academy teams.

We will have a large marquee in position in case of inclement weather

We anticipate the normal large number of persons attending and to assist with the catering for this event it would be appreciated if each family would please e-mail Mary Pack, our Academy Secretary, at  with the family name and the numbers, planning to attend. This is very important as we would like to ensure that we have enough food for all but do not waste time and money preparing too much.

There will not be any charge for the buffet but we will be running a raffle and we would ask those attending to please participate generously as this will help to allay the cost of providing the food. The raffle tickets will cost just £1 a strip with 6 strips for £5.           The raffle draw will be drawn on the evening

If anyone is able to donate a prize for the raffle, you can be sure it will be graciously received.

Please contact Mary Pack or Brian Foulser

Please make every effort to attend as it is the presence of so many parents that makes this such a special evening for our young players. It is always an evening of drama with a few surprises along the way.  A strong gathering will enable us to show our generous sponsors, Altair Ltd and Jacksons, that their vital support of the Academy is appreciated and recognised by all those associated with the Club.

We look forward to welcoming you to another exciting evening at our prestigious Academy Awards Night.

Brian Foulser,  

For and on behalf of the Academy Committee:-

Dave Ferre Treasurer,  Peter Fleury Deputy Chairman and Travel, Mike Horman

Head Minis Coach, Steve House Charter Standards and Sponsorship,  Mary Pack,  Club Secretary, Colin Pack Media, Ian Solomon Academy Head Coach

Alan Williams Child Welfare Officer and our brilliant team of  Academy Coaches


  22nd April 2019


Jersey Dairy Sponsor the 16th Everton Soccer Camp


 Everton FC Summer Camp will be returning to St Peter FC for the

 16th consecutive year.  From the 29th July to the 2nd August 2019

             This year the event will be sponsored by Jersey Dairy.

Sixteen consecutive years is a long time and it reflects just how successful the Everton Summer Camp is with young boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 14.

Sean Robertson and his experienced coaching team love coming to Jersey. They travel to many different places over the year, including the United States and the Caribbean, but they insist that St Peter, Jersey tops their popularity list.

They have over the years, honed their format to engage totally, with the young players, to make this a week of fun and learning that those attending just love.

With 8 FA qualified and highly experienced coaches from the Premier League giants, Everton FC, promise another absorbing and challenging week  for those attending. They aim to encourage the learning of new skills, coupled to having plenty of fun and enjoyment to make this, yet again, a week to remember. Depending on the number of girls registering it is hoped female coaches will be in attendance.

Sean said “ whilst we endeavor to develop individual skills, we look to foster the need for teamwork and to enhance communication skills both on and off the pitch. We do this by giving the youngsters what they love, plenty of time to play small sided matches and to learn and practice new ball skills.” 

He went on to say, “we are always impressed by the number of talented players who join us each year, some new faces and many familiar ones, who have been coming to this event over a number of years.”

Brian Foulser, Chairman of St Peter FC Academy said “ this popular event has been sold out every year for the past decade, there are just 160 places available and as in previous years we urge those interested from around the Island, to avoid disappointment by reserving a place without delay. The cost is unchanged from last year at just £120 with a discount of £15 applied to St Peter FC registered players. This is for the entire week Monday to Friday  08:45am to 3:30pm commencing Monday the 29th July”.

The participants can be checked in from 08-45 am  and should be checked out and collected by 3:30pm. Children should come with a packed lunch and adequate water. The St Peter food kiosk will however be open throughout the week to enable any top up refreshments to be purchased.

All participants will receive an Everton FC certificate  and gifts  and a number of awards will be made to those most deserving, at the awards ceremony to be held at the end of the week, on Friday afternoon. Parents are welcome and indeed encouraged  to attend this special occasion.

To register please complete our official application form, which can be found by visiting our website,  by emailing or by telephoning  Marguerite Gilley on 07797 908280 (office hours).

Please return the completed form with payment by post to Mrs M Gilley Moncrieffe, La Grande Route de St Ouen JE3 2HY.  Different payment methods are available and can be found on the official booking forms.

Places are not confirmed until payment has been received.

We invite all aspiring young football players from across the Island, between the age of  5 and 14 to join us for the football event of the year, the Everton FC Summer Camp.

St Peter FC is delighted to announce that this years Everton FC Summer Camp will be sponsored in collaboration with Jersey Dairy

Jersey Dairy are proud to sponsor this year’s Everton FC Summer Camp. Bob Jones, Head of Marketing said “ Drinking Jersey milk is a great recovery drink after exercise. For young footballers it provides fuel for growing muscles and can re-hydrate your body more effectively than water after training”. Jersey Dairy is looking forward to working alongside St Peter’s Football Club and getting involved in this great initiative for the Islands children.

For further information please contact

Brian Foulser

e-mail tel: 851075

Marguerite Gilley

e-mail  tel:07797908280

 Jersey Dairy contact

Jessica Burton

e-mail  tel: 818500







16th Consecutive Everton FC Summer Camp





St Peter’s FC Summer Soccer Camp with Everton FC

Everton FC are once again coming to Jersey to run a soccer Camp at St Peter’s Football’s Football Club, from Monday 29th July to Friday the 2nd August 2019. The Camp will cater for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 14 and will be run daily from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs. Someone will be on-site from 8.45am for drop off.

The cost of our Everton Camp:

For St Peters FC Members cost will be £105.00 per person

For non-club members, the cost of the Camp week will be £120.00

For further information, please contact Mrs Marguerite Gilley at the address mentioned below

Spaces are Limited and are offered on a “first come first served” basis

How to Book:

Please complete our official application forms, which can be found by visiting our website, by emailing Marguerite at or Tel: 07797908280 (office hours)

Please then return your forms with payment, by email to:  Or post to: Mrs M Gilley Moncrieffe, La Grande Route de St Ouen, JE3 2HY

For regular updates and competitions, please visit our Club Facebook Page

Please note that we only accept applications on our official booking forms and that places are not confirmed without full payment. Payments are due no later than 31st May, different payment methods are available and can be found on our official booking forms. Vouchers can be obtained by email request to Marguerite at, they make the perfect gift for your budding footballers.

Please feel free to pass onto your nearest and dearest.

Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you there

Best regards

Mrs Marguerite Gilley

ST Peter’s FC – Everton Week Co-Ordinator


Tel: 07797908280


Southampton FC’s Saints Foundation Coaching Week for 5 to 13 year @ St Peter FC


Southampton FC’s Saints Foundation to run a Coaching Week for 5 to 13 year           olds at St Peter FC (St Georges Preparatory School facility)

                            from the 9th to 13th April 2018

For further details please click on the link below 

Easter 2018 – Course Leaflet-2

Saints Foundation 2018

Saints Foundation

Email: Tel: 0845 688 9370

St Peter FC

Brian Foulser e-mail   Tel 01534 851075

St Peter Enter the Jersey Walking Football League

St Peter are one of four teams that have formed a new walking football league with the help of the JFA.

The league is played on small pitches at Springfield on Sundays 11:30 to 12:30.

The league is due to start on February 2nd 

If you would like to extend your playing career please feel free to contact

Jon Welsh :- 07797 744577 

Kent FA Youth Cup Report (2nd Round)


St Peter’s U 18’s turn on the style to beat the joint favourites in the Kent FA Youth Cup.

St Peter FC U18’s travelled to the Cobdown Stadium in Aylesford Kent on Sunday for their 2nd round Kent FA Youth Cup fixture against last season’s beaten finalists and 2018 winners, K Sports.

With an earlier than normal 10am start and a good crowd in attendance, the game got underway with St Peter missing three key players and two 15 year olds and two 16 year olds in the starting line-up.

The Jersey side played at a high tempo from the start, dominating the play with nice passes and some scintillating moves that were applauded by the home crown. Controlling the mid field through Tommy Boarer, Jamie Ritzema and Luke lister they created three clear cut chances for Ryan Marcinko that were fired narrowly wide. It was something of a shock when in their first real threatening attack, K Sports caught St Peter on the counter attack and their striker hit an outstanding first time volley to the Pierce Roche’s bottom right hand corner giving the keeper no chance. Taking the lead, seemed to inspire the Kent side who came more into the game and created a couple of good chances to enhance their one goal advantage. In the 25th minute some slick one touch passing set full back Andre Dias free and his forceful run saw the defence open up to allow him to hit a fierce drive from 30 yards which the K’s keeper could only parry and Ryan Marcinko seized on the loose ball to make it 1-1. St Peter had most of the possession for the remainder of the half, however both teams had the chance to take the lead but the two keepers did all that was required of them to prevent any further goals. The two teams went into the half time break with honours even but with St Peter ruing that their dominance of possession had not been turned into goals.

St Peter’s came out for the second half continuing to dominate the possession but looking to have an extra level of determination to make it count. The back four of Rhys Thomas, Ben Hamilton, Kacper Smilek and Andre Dias were shutting the door to K Sports as an attacking force and 15 year Pierce Roche was looking increasingly confident between the posts and Jan Bentley was working extremely hard up and down the right flank

The level of football was at times breath taking and it was no more than St Peter deserved when a fast flowing passing movement between the three midfield players, young Jamie Ritzema, Luke Lister to Tommy Boarer saw the latter play a quick one two with Danny Fernandes before pinpointing a pass into the path of Ryan Marcinko, who adroitly slotted the ball past the keeper in the 65th minute for his second goal of the game. To the frustration of the whole St Peter team K Sports won a corner down the right and their tall centre back brought the scores level when he climbed above the reds defence to head firmly home in the 68th minute. From being outplayed the home team were now back in the game and the momentum appeared to be with them. It was reds though who were inspired and galvanised ,they looked odds on to make it 3-2 when a beautiful pass out to the left found Danny Fernandes who clearly had the pace to take him past the last defender however the wide man suddenly collapsed with a severe ankle injury which conversely finished his impressive game. The skipper and talisman of the Jersey Parish team, Toby Ritzema, who had been confined to the bench recovering from injury then came on in the 70th minute for Fernandes with the brief to settle the game down. Toby wasn’t going to settle for that, a driving run took him clear of the K defence and an exquisite pass found the inspirational Tommy Boarer on the edge of the goal area who brilliantly lobbed the keeper. 73 minutes 3-2 St Peter. Were St Peter now going to put the shutters up? From the kick, off the reds quickly won the ball through a determined Luke Lister, a quick one two with sub Declan Pyne and a well-judged pass by Lister found Toby Ritzema, Toby glided past a couple of defenders to slide the ball perfectly to Marcinko for him to fire the ball home for his hat-trick in the 76th minute. The celebrations involved all 11 players. 4 -2 St Peters, the score line now was beginning to reflect their dominance. The coaching team immediately took Toby Ritzema off and replaced him with Dougie McDermott. Those 7 incredible minutes on the pitch had had the most dramatic influence on the outcome of the game. There was still time for K Sports to show some real verve and determination and in the 85th minute a shot from 30 yards struck the St Peter bar. The Jersey side locked the door and prevented any further chances and St Peter finished the game as victors, having defeated last year’s beaten finalists in round two following their victory over last season’s semi-finalist in round one.

St Peter U18 FC team.

Pierce Roche: Rhys Thomas, Andre Dias, Ben Hamilton, Kacper Smilek, Jamie Ritzema, Tommy Boarer, Luke Lister: Jan Bentley, Ryan Marcinko, Danny Fernandes:

Subs: Declan Pyne, Douglas Mc Dermott, Toby Ritzema

Coaches: Karl Benest and Anthony Lister.

Goal scorers: Marcinko 3 Boarer 1

After the game Karl Benest said “ I was delighted with the team performance, every single one of them, they were outstanding against a team who have won the cup in two of the last three years and were lasts years beaten finalists. The team gave everything, battling hard, giving nothing away at the back and playing some brilliant passing football. We have beaten two of the favourite teams in the first two rounds and who knows where this could take us. A special mention for young 15 year old Jamie Ritzema who was my man of the match. He was outstanding in winning the ball and controlling the midfield throughout the game and his understanding with Tommy Boarer and Luke Lister was sublime. Anthony Lister went on to say” Every single player in the squad was outstanding. We could not have asked for any more. At times the football was breath-taking and we were close to being unplayable. We thoroughly deserved our win”

The third round is in the second half of November. The draw will be made at the beginning of November.

For further Information

Brian Foulser email Tel:851075

Karl Benest               Tel: 07700 369911

Anthony Lister.        












Kent FA Youh Cup U18 (Round 2) Opponents Announced (Date Confirmed)

St Peter FC U 18’s have been drawn against last seasons beaten finalist K Sports FC in the 2nd round of the  Kent FA U18 County Youth Cup

This will be a tough assignment  as the previous year K Sports were the winners of this prestigious Competition.

Because of Jersey U 18’s having a fixture on the same weekend of the original defined date of the 27th October for this 2nd round match to be played, St Peter are currently in negotiation with both K Sports and the Kent FA  to bring the game forward to Sunday the 20th October.

Once the date and time have been agreed full details will be published on this web-site.

The Confirmed Details are below :- 

SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER v K Sports U18’s

K.O 10:00 

Kent FA County U18 Youth Cup Report (VDC Athletic)

St Peter FC U 18’s defeat top Kent League side VCD Athletic to go through to the next round of The Kent FA County U 18 Youth Cup

The St Peter FC U 18’s had to battle hard to secure victory against a very physically strong, VCD Athletic FC team on Sunday. Having caught the 7am Red Eye flight from Jersey  the team enjoyed a hearty breakfast at Gatwick before departing  to the Crayford home of VCD.

Both of these teams reached the semi final stage last season so it had all the signs of being a close fought game. The game had been in some doubt as there had been five consecutive days of rain. However, on arrival they found a first class playable pitch in a fine three year old stadium.

The game kicked off in high winds with torrential rain forecast and threatening. The first 10 minutes was a case of both teams  testing each other out. St Peter then took control of the game and dominated for most of the first half  creating several chances. Their midfield trio of Tommy Boarer, Toby Ritzema and Luke Lister were bossing the game, creating chances without finding the final telling pass for Ryan Marcinko,  Danny Fernandes or Jan Bentley to find the back of the net. Home keeper Harry Ebdon was in inspired form, keeping out a number of close range shots. The major threat to the Jersey team, in the main came from VCD’s attempts to break at pace using a fine left winger Reece Mclennan, it took a few forays before Rhys Thomas got his measure and increasingly got the better of him to contain what appeared to be a major threat. Towards half time VCD came more into the game and Kacper Smilek and Declan Pyne  at the centre of the Saints defence  were kept busy containing  some determined attacking. Goalkeeper Dan Medcalf was called on to show super safe handling from long range shots and crosses into the area. Half time came no goals to show for the efforts of either of the two teams.

St Peter started the second half at a high tempo , playing some delightful one touch passing football through their midfield trio.  Bentley, Boarer and Ritzema all brought saves from the home keeper. In the 53rd minute after some good play from the back, Toby Ritzema picked up the ball just inside his own half, went past four defenders,  to take him to the edge of the VCD area,  Danny Fernandes pulled wide to drag two defenders out of the middle and Toby went the other way past the last defender and slotted a magnificent goal wide of the keeper to give St Peter a deserved lead. They kept up the pressure from the re start playing their high tempo passing and seeking a second goal.  In the 65th minute VCD were awarded a disputed free kick and  from the attempted clearance the ball  was returned into the Saints area  with players unusually out of position, they left Medcalf exposed and the VCD striker picked up the loose ball and slotted it home to make it 1-1. By now the rain was falling heavily but St Peter reacted positively  surging forward playing some outstanding football and in the 72nd minute they re-took the lead after winning a corner which Luke Lister whipped in to the far post and Kacper Smilek rose high to place the ball wide of the keeper. VCD had to raise their game to stay in the competition and they did just that. They reverted to the long ball trying to use the pace of their accomplished wide men however St Peter showed that they are not only a fine football team they could battle physically when required. With Dan Medcalf dominating his goal area and Kacper Smilek managing the defence superbly there were no further clear cut chances and the Jersey team go into the draw for the next round having got the better of a very good if somewhat physical VCD Athletic.   Result VCD Athletic FC 1 St Peter FC 2

After the game Karl Benest and Anthony Lister were delighted with both the performance and the result.

Benest said”  This was a real team performance against a top class VCD team. Everyone gave 100% including the 3 under 16’s that came on in the second half. Jamie (Ritzema) Noah (Risby) and Tom (Proffitt) were inspirational and they gave everything to help us gain this result. It was doubly pleasing after the first team were disappointingly  forced to pull out of the Senior Kent Cup as they had insufficient players following the call up of St Peter players for the Bulls and the Island. I would like to give a special mention to Rhys Thomas who was superb, he gave everything and nothing passed him all game. ”  Lister said ”I was so proud of the whole team, it was a fantastic performance from the whole squad and Toby’s goal was sensational”

Team: Dan Medcalf; Rhys Thomas, Andre Dias, Declan Pyne, Kacper Smilek: Jan Bentley, Toby Ritzema, (C), Luke Lister, Danny Fernandes: Ryan Marcinko.

For further info contact

Brian Foulser,  e-mail Tel: 851075

Karl Benest, e-mail   Tel: 07700 369911

Anthony Lister, e-mail   Tel: 07797 750419

U18 Kent Tour (12th to 17th August)

Our U18’s are going on the Annual Kent tour on Monday 12 August until Saturday 17 August. We will be playing 3 big games when we go over including 2 professional club academies.

Our schedule is below:-

Monday 12th August – Dover Athletic – K Sports 3pm KO

Wednesday 14th August – Gillingham FC – 3pm KO

Friday 16th August – Dove Athletic FC – 7pm KO

The team are looking sharp in training and up for another big test on tour!

We will also very grateful to Kevin Bremner a former coach of Gillingham FC, who has kindly agreed to put on a training session for the squad.

We are also pleased to have been able to add two of our u16 players to the squad.

The squad is as follows;

Daniel Medcalf

Rhys Thomas

Jack Moyse

Kacper Smilek

Andre Dias

Tommy Boarer

Jan Bentley (vc)

Toby Ritzema (c)

Josh Stuart

Danny Fernandes

Ryan Marchinko

Jamie Ritzema u16

Douglas McDermottAltaire Banner

Ethan Hutchinson u16

All support is welcome 


U18 Head Coach