The St Peter FC Academy Centenary Awards Night 17th May

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                                    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  mary@ssc.je  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  mary@ssc.je or Brian Foulser bmillgill@aol.com

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

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 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 www.stpeterfc.com website,  by emailing evertonweekjersey@gmail.com 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 bmillgill@aol.com tel: 851075

Marguerite Gilley

e-mail evertonweekjersey@gmail.com  tel:07797908280

 Jersey Dairy contact

Jessica Burton

e-mail jessica.burton@jerseydairy.je  tel: 818500

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southampton FC’s Saints Foundation Coaching Week 8th -12th April

Press Release: 28th February 2019

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

                            from the 8 to 12th April 2019

St Peter FC Academy is delighted to announce that they will be hosting a coaching week run by the Saints Foundation from Southampton FC, during April half-term from 8th to the 12th April 2019.

The five-day course will operate from St Peter FC’s facility at St Georges Preparatory School from 9am to 3pm daily. It is open to all young boys and girls from the age of 5 up to and including 13-year olds. Those wishing to take advantage of this superb opportunity to improve their football skills and have plenty of fun in the process, should register directly with the Saints Foundation web-site :-www.bookings.saintsfoundation.co.uk.,  click Book Now, from the drop down box to the left and click venue, locate St Georges Prep School, this will bring up Jersey Soccer School. The cost for 5 days is just £125.

All those attending should arrive ready for a prompt start at 9am with a packed lunch and adequate water. There will however be an opportunity to purchase top up refreshments from the cafeteria kiosk which will be open throughout the week.

This is a fantastic opportunity for young boys and girls to improve their soccer skills, make new friends and have plenty of fun along the way. All participants will receive a medal and a certificate, there will also be an opportunity to win performance and attitude  related prizes and signed merchandise. The highly respected, Saints Foundation team of professional coaches under the direction of Football & Sports Senior Development Officer Tom Grevatt, will undoubtedly make this a week to remember. The course will be run in a structured way by empathic FA qualified professional coaches

The number of available places is strictly limited to 96, so to avoid disappointment please ensure you book your place without delay.

To register go to the Southampton web-site www.bookings.saintsfoundation.co.uk click on ‘book now ’.  from the box on the left,  click venue, locate  St Georges Prep School, click it will bring up Jersey Soccer School . Click book and complete the dropdown registration form, which should be completed in detail. Click on basket to bring up the payment detail.

No bookings can be held without payment

St Peter FC Academy Chairman Brian Foulser said “ We are delighted to welcome Southampton FC’s Saints Foundation back to St Peter FC. This is another wonderful opportunity for aspiring young players from across the Island to gain the benefit of working with experienced professional FA qualified coaches to improve their skills and to do so in a fun and safe  environment”

Southampton’s Saints Foundation Football & Sports Senior Development Officer Tom Grevatt said “We are delighted to be delivering another of our reputable soccer schools, in affiliation with St Peter FC at their St Georges Preparatory School facility. Aimed at 5-13 year olds, the Saints Soccer School offers exceptional value for money and the opportunity for young players to improve their skills through a structured and enjoyable coaching programme. As with all our programmes, participants will automatically join our player progression pathway which seeks to bring potential into excellence” He added “Any SFC Season Ticket Holder or Junior Member will receive a 10% discount against the £125 price”

Ends.

For further information

Saints Foundation

Email: foundation@saintsfc.co.uk Tel: 0845 688 9370

St Peter FC

 

Hollands and Blair FC v St Peter F U 18 Kent County Youth Cup Quarter Final

 U 18 Kent County Youth Cup Quarter Final (Photo’s)

The game went ahead on a very heavy and bumpy pitch. (the 3 other quarter final game were all postponed due to the weather) Hollands and Blair FC were a very good young physical team.

Although the pitch was not suited to  St Peter’s normal passing game they took a  2-0 lead through goals from Hugo Pereira after 4 minutes and a Sol Solomon penalty  for a heavy mistimed tackle on him in the 15th minute. They were dominating the play and should have added to their goal tally.  However  in the 35th and 37th minute two quick goals from Hollands and Blair,  the first a rather soft penalty by Charlie Dale and a brilliantly worked goal by Tyler King brought the scores level. that’s how it remained until half time.

Immediately after half time St Peter  added two further goals from Sol Solomon  the first in 47th minute  when he got in front of his marker to bury a great Ryan Marcinko Cross from  the left and the second in the 55th minute a Solomon trade mark free kick  from the edge of the area  following a foul on himself . Once again St Peter two goals up and looking comfortable, with Tommy Boarer and Toby Ritzema  dominating the midfield and the whole team committed to the cause.

Again Hollands and Blair came back with Charlie Dale scoring his second in 70th minute to bring them back into the game 4-3 to St Peter.

It took an absolutely fantastic save from goalkeeper Josh Jehan to prevent H&B drawing level . Just minutes later St Peter were awarded a second penalty, which was despatched beyond the keeper’s reach into his bottom left hand corner.

The game finish 5-3 with St Peter looking to add to their tally

A thoroughly deserved victory against a team currently unbeaten in the best Youth  league in Kent. Although Rui Marques charges played exceptionally well , the heavy pitch and the prevailing conditions prevented them playing their normal free flowing football to the highest standards that they have set this season. 

The semi final opponents  and date has not been announced but is likely to be in March due to the Jersey Island teams County Cup fixtures. These are exciting times at St Peter with the Youth team emulating the Clubs senior side by reaching the semi-final  of their respective prestigious Kent County competitions.

Brian Foulser

16th Consecutive Everton FC Summer Camp

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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 www.stpeterfc.com website, by emailing Marguerite at evertonweekjersey@gmail.com or Tel: 07797908280 (office hours)

Please then return your forms with payment, by email to: evertonweekjersey@gmail.com  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 www.facebook.com/stpeterfc

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 evertonjersey@gmail.com, 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

Email: evertonweekjersey@gmail.com

Tel: 07797908280

 

New Year Message

To All players, parents, coaches and supporters

As we enter another New Year we can look back with pride at the fortunes of the Academy over the past year.

We remain competitive at all age groups with an increasing number of talented young footballers emerging.

Our senior Academy team, our under 18 squad, has won all of their matches to-date, which includes the league, cups and of course for the first time this season, the Kent FA Under 18 Youth Cup. The quarter final of the latter takes place on the 27th January. This years squad is following in the footsteps of 4 very good St Peter FC Under 18 teams as we have won everything including the Channel Island Championship for each of the past 4 seasons. However this years squad promises to be the best yet and they of course face the additional challenge of competing in the prestigious Kent FA Youth Cup. From the 64 teams who entered the competition we are now down to the final 8.

As we enter the second half of the season let us set ourselves the goal of making continuous improvement.

I must congratulate the entire Academy for the way they have conducted themselves. Once again we have set the standard for others to follow.

When you wear the St Peter FC shirt, wear it with pride. 2019 is the Centenary year of this fine club and it would be nice to finish this special season in style.

I would. Like to take this opportunity to wish all of you, a happy, healthy and successful year ahead. I thank you for your superb support and commitment to St Peter FC and I look forward to seeing our exciting young talent in action and taking their abilities to the next level in the next few months.

Best wishes

Brian Foulser

Chairman St Peter FC Academy

31st December 2018

Kent Senior Trophy 3rd Round Report (Rochester United v St Peter)

Kent Senior Trophy  3rd round Rochester United v St Peter FC 

Played at Rochester on Saturday 24th November KO 2pm

In a keenly contested game at the home of ‘the Spartans’ as the United are known, St Peter ran out 2-1 winners, to progress to the quarter finals of the Kent Senior Trophy. The game got underway with the Jersey team playing their fluent passing style, causing the home team a number of testing moments. Rochester began to show their frustration. With some fierce tackles flying in. A late tackle on Sean Lambert caused a worrying concern with the tall centre back lying pole axed for several minutes. The resultant booking could easily have been far worse for United.

This was followed shortly after by a high tackle on captain Luke Campbell, which again delayed the restart for several minutes. The referee once again took a lenient view by only producing a yellow card.  This only caused St Peter to raise their game and some fine passing football saw young Sol Solomon go past two defenders on the right side of the area but having found himself with a clear goal scoring opportunity, his shot was too high to worry Rhys Coates in the home goal. Minutes later Daryl Wilson put another good chance past the post when he looked odds on to score. Rochester were now raising their game and causing the St Peter defence a few problems. Their best chance arriving when keeper Matt Donaldson dwelt too long on the ball and gave away possession in the penalty area. It required 3 staunch blocks to prevent the home team opening the scoring. In the 38th minute another fine through ball from Solomon found Calvin Weir just inside the Rochester area and he made no mistake in slotting the ball home to give St Peter a deserved lead. Although Rochester were beginning to win more possession the Jersey team went into half time leading by a solitary goal when with better finishing it could have been a wider margin. Half time Rochester United 0 St Peter FC 1

The second half began with St Peter team in the ascendancy. In the 50th minute Ruben Pestana sent a beautiful pass through to Wilson, who just 5 yards out put his shot just the wrong side of the keeper’s right-hand post. Shortly after following a corner Sean Lambert  struck the angle of the woodwork. In the 65th minute St Peter were made to pay for their missed opportunities when they were caught short of men at the back and Rochester seized their opportunity when the Rochester number 9 placed a fine strike wide of Donaldson to bring the scores level.  The equaliser invigorated Rochester who were now able to find a lot more space, creating opportunities but not really troubling Donaldson. Pestana and Ewing, who had worked exceptionally hard, gave way for Prince and Gallichan, the latter playing his first game after a long time out with injury was particularly impressive. In the 80th minute a fierce shot by the substitute looked to have found its target but Coates produced a fine save to turn the shot around the post. 4 minutes later Solomon hit a firm strike across the keeper narrowly missing the far post. The solid St Peter defence marshalled superbly all afternoon by Luke Campbell with Lambert, Poole, Preston and Luce ably assisting were not going to give anything away and the whistle went for fulltime with the scores even.

Extra time commenced with the game becoming more open, although it was end to end the better chances were falling to the Jersey team. Jake Prince shot narrowly wide of the keepers left hand post and in the 96th minute Solomon struck fiercely from 20 yards to force Coates into anther excellent save. Just before the end of the first period of extra time Solomon found himself in the referees note book with a late tired tackle. The second period commenced with both sides having opportunities to clinch a quarter final place. Solomon struck a beauty from 30 yards causing the home keeper to make another fine save low to his right. Just as it looked like going to penalties, with just 4 minutes remaining Daryl Wilson seized on a loose ball to fire in a shot which deflected off a defender to roll over the line past the despairing home keeper.

Having deservedly got themselves back in front, the whole team found renewed energy to ensure were not going to get any clear-cut chances. The final whistle went with the St Peter supporters on their feet acclaiming a  really good performance by their team. They now wait to see who they will face on the 19th January for a place in the semi final of this prestigious competition as Elmstead FC and Tunbridge Wells FC play their tie on Wednesday 28th November.

The St Peter FC line up: Donaldson, Preston, Campbell, Lambert, Luce, Ewing, Poole, Weir, Pestana, Solomon, Wilson.   Subs: Prince for Pestana, Gallichan for Ewing    Management Manager Gary Freeman assistants Jamie Roberts, Simon Le Rougetel, Jason Carpenter

For further information

Brian Foulser 851075 email bmillgill@aol.com

Gary Freeman 07797 743295 email gary@pps.je

Kent FA County U18 Youth Cup Match Report (Sheppy Utd)

The Kent FA County U 18 Youth Cup

                    25th November at the Havill Stadium Holm Park Sheerness

                            Match result Sheppey United 0 St Peter FC 8

The St Peters U 18 team had the worst possible build up to their important 3rd round cup tie against a team lying in third position in the Kent Premier league South. A major accident on the M25 caused the motorway to be closed for several hours and a journey estimated to take an hour turned into a nightmare 4 hours. The start was delayed for two hours and the team on arrival,had to forego the warm up and line up straight away. Four members of the team joined the party at Gatwick having just completed a school tour playing three games in four days against 3 top public-school teams. Sol Solomon played the whole game for the first team against Rochester United the day before, which went to extra time.

 In front of a crowd of around 250 including scouts from Millwall, Gillingham and Dover FC’s  the game got under way with both teams testing each other . St Peters threatened on a number of occasions without putting the ball in the net

It took until the 35th minute before a great passing movement ended with Solomon chipping  the ball in to give the Jersey team a deserved lead. Having made the breakthrough and ostensibly used the first 30 minutes as a warm up, the game turned decisively when in the 38th minute Solomon won the ball on the halfway line and outpaced the Sheppey defence to hit a fine strike to the keepers bottom right corner. A minute later following a corner, Tommy Boarer, made the day for his watching family, with a great strike across the keeper from a tight angle to give St Peter their third goal in four minutes. This visibly took the sting out of a willing Sheppey side and half time came with St Peter 3-0 to the good.

As to be expected the Sheppey side came out for the second half full of determination but St Peter were now moving up a gear and playing some delightful football which was  being appreciated by the home crowd. In the 57th minute Solomon completed his hat-trick.

With James Carr and Ben Hamilton dominant at the centre of the Blues defence, Josh Jehan in the visitor’s goal, was not put under a great deal of pressure but was very efficient and tidy in everything he was called on to do. In the 58th minute Ryan Marcinko made in 5-0 from more excellent play when a cross to the far post found him with sufficient space to hit home. With the full backs Thomas and Soares getting forward at every opportunity the problems for Sheppey were growing by the minute. A foray by Olavo Soares ended with him being fouled on the edge of the area, he picked the ball up as if to say this one’s mine and struck a firm well placed free kick which hit the back of the net giving the keeper absolutely no chance. 67 minutes 6-0 to St Peter. The Jersey team’s management gave their young subs the opportunity to stake their claim for a future start. They replaced the lads whose legs were just beginning to wobble after their exploits in games earlier in the week. Rather than make life easier for the Kent team the pressure mounted. Dias took over at right back, Jack Moyse replaced James Carr, Danny Fernandes played wide right with young Luke Lister and Jan Bentley, who replaced the outstanding Solomon, supplying the threat up front. Both got on the score sheet with Luke Lister scoring a fine goal in the 69th minute to make it seven. Jan Bentley, who was proving a real nuisance to the home defence, got his just desserts with

an opportunist goal in the 85th minute to seal a remarkable victory against a highly rated Kent team. The management team of Rui Marques assisted by Karl Benest and Rogerio Soares know full well that this result will send a warning to the other 7 teams left in this competition and they will have to continue to be at their very best if they are to have any chance of continuing their progress in this competition. The draw for the quarter final takes place on Tuesday and those matches will be played on the 27th January.

After the game coach Rui Marques said “ It took a little while to take control of the game, which was understandable under the circumstances. Sheppey united caused us a couple of problems during the first 15 minutes due to their aggression and pressing style. We showed bravery and skill to  win the ball and keep possession in our defensive third  under such a high press. We trusted our philosophy, we knew we had the quality to play out and create space behind Sheppey’s backline. We continue to score freely but as a coach it’s the way we are creating our chances that I’m really happy about. Its satisfying to see that what we work on in training is transferring into our matches and this is down to the attitude and determination of the players. They are always seeking to improve and we are extremely proud of them for the effort and the skills they showed today”

St Peter FC Head Coach Ian Solomon who was also at the game commented “ The boys played exceptional football at times whilst being respectful of the opposition. They were a credit to themselves , St Peter FC and Jersey”.

For the record this team have now played 15 games this season including a pre-season tour to Kent, they have won all 15 games scoring 99 goals  and conceding 11 . The last goal conceded was on the 7th October having kept a clean sheet in their last 5 games.

The St Peter FC team v Sheppey United . Jehan, Thomas, Soares, Boarer, Carr, Hamilton, Pereira, Ritzema, Lowery., Solomon, Marcinko. Subs Dias , Lister, Moyes-McKay, Fernandes, Bentley.

Management Rui Marques, Karl Benest and Rogerio Soares

Assistant Official Ian Solomon.

For further information

Brian Foulser 851075 email bmillgill@aol.com

Ian Solomon 07797 754147 email sollylfc@hotmail.com

Rui Marques 07797 790388 email rui.marques1991@hotmail.co.uk