St Peter FC Under 18 Kent Tour 21st to 25th August 2018

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St Peter FC Academy is sponsored by lead Sponsor Altair Partners Ltd and Jacksons

St Peter FC Under 18’s returned on Saturday after a very strenuous but rewarding 4-day visit to Kent to play three top teams. Winning all three games was a tremendous achievement but the real satisfaction came from the manner in which they played. Rui Marques and his fellow coaches, Karl Benest and Rogerio Soares had been working on the fitness and the style of play for some time and this was the opportunity to put all the hard work to the test.

The first game, arguably their toughest, was played just three hours after arrival at their hotel. Playing Gillingham FC Under 18 Academy side on Gillingham FC’s first team training pitch at Beechings Cross, they produced some outstanding high-class football and an abundance of energy and total commitment in shutting down the opposition. Taking the lead after 12 minutes through a spectacular 25 yard special from Hugo Pereira, they looked comfortable in preventing Gillingham with a clear sight of goal. It was going to take something special to give the opposition a goal back and that occurred when minutes before half time some good interplay resulted in a delightful pass out to the left wing who cut in side and hit a fierce shot into the far corner of Josh Jehan’s goal. St Peters heads could easily have dropped and they might have feared the fitness levels of a team training 5 days a week would put them under increasing pressure. The second half commenced with the score 1-1 and for the first 10 minutes Gillingham showed renewed energy and a high level of determination without creating any clear-cut chances. St Peter then gradually came back strongly playing some delightful fast and creative football. After 58 minutes, Kacper Smilek, on in place of James Carr, saw the Gills keeper (an English International) off his line and struck a brilliantly spectacular goal into the keeper’s top left corner. This seemed to shake Gillingham who began to lose their cohesiveness, whilst St Peters raised their game to a higher level. The work rate of the team was incredible and they comfortably saw out a highly competitive, fiercely fought battle to earn  a well-deserved historic 2-1 victory over the professional clubs talented team.

It was difficult to pick an outstanding player as every one of the squad put in an outstanding performance of both skill and determination. One individual who his team mates recognised as being particularly outstanding  was full back Olavo Soares.

The following day the squad enjoyed a low-key coaching session with  FA Coach Kevin Bremner. In the evening they were the invited guests of Gillingham FC Chairman Paul Scally. They were provided with two Hospitality boxes to watch the Gillingham v Sunderland game.

On Thursday evening they travelled to Chislehurst to face Glebe FC Under 18’s. They played on a perfect pitch in the Clubs new Stadium. Any fears that the supreme efforts of the game against Gillingham would take its toll were soon dispelled. St Peters controlled the game from the start with a quite outstanding display of one and two touch football. Toby Ritzema scored in the 7th minute to the keepers bottom left hand corner. The Reds continued to play at a very high level and it was no surprise when Sol Solomon brilliantly beat 3 men got to the bye line and pulled the ball back to Ben Le Rougetel to strike firmly home from the edge of the area. After 27 minutes Toby Ritzema hit his second with a fine strike from 30 yards. Glebe were putting in some good work of their own and caused Josh Jehan to make a couple of very good saves.

However, Glebe were finding it difficult to adjust to the pace of the game and it was not really a surprise when Sol Solomon scored the goal his play deserved, to take St Peters to a 4-0 half-time lead. Glebe as expected came out with a different game plan and renewed energy but 10 minutes into the second half Sol Solomon scored his second to resume the pattern of the first half. The standard of football being played by the team was at an unbelievably high level and it was from a fantastic 6 pass move that Ryan Marcinko swept home for St Peters 6th. Hugo Pereira and Jack Lowery added further goals to give St Peter a resounding 8-0 victory over a shell-shocked Glebe FC. The plaudits of the Glebe coaching team and their Chairman were most generous, regarding the quality of the football the team had played.

The team moved on to Aylesford for their Friday evening game against K Sports . Played under the lights in their attractive stadium on a 3 G pitch. K Sports were last season’s  winners of the Kent Reliance Under 18 Youth Cup. They are a highly rated team and they started the game in style  matching the high class passing game of the Reds. After 10 minutes the heavens opened and was to persist for most of the game, however this did not have any adverse effect on the quality of the football. The game was end to end being played at a fast pace. Both teams had their chances with Jack Lowery getting in a first-class header from  a fine cross from Pereira saved brilliantly by the K’s keeper. 

Just before half-time a surprising defensive error gave the home side a 1-0 lead which they were to take into half-time. With the rain bucketing down St Peters players stayed on the pitch to take their briefing from Rui Marques and his coaching team.

When the game restarted it was St Peters who seized the initiative with full back Rhys Thomas skilfully hooking the ball to the keeper’s top right corner. Having fought so hard to get back on terms, it was a disappointment that just two minutes later, an uncharacteristic poor clearance out of defence and a level of indecisiveness enabled the K Sports striker to hit a fine curled shot from the edge of the area inside Jehan’s left hand post.

The 2-1 deficit seemed only to galvanise the St Peter team, playing some aggressive delightful football they were now in the ascendancy and it was nothing more than they deserved when Hugo Pereira went passed his marker and struck a 20-yard shot to bring the Jersey team level. It was now St Peter who were increasingly enjoying the bulk of possession and after 69 minutes an outstanding individual run by full back Olavo Soares going past 3 defenders getting to the bye line and cutting back inside to strike  a fierce shot across the keeper into his far corner. 3-2 to St Peter, any fears that K Sport could grab an equaliser were dispelled when another spell of fine football resulted in a corner from which centre back Jack Moyse headed home to give St Peter a 4-2 lead with just 7 minutes to play.

There was absolutely no way that the Reds were going to allow a very good K Sports team to get back into this game. The team were overjoyed to clinch a 4-2 victory to give them a hat-trick of wins over three of the very best teams in Kent. They can be very proud of their achievement, they were a credit to St Peter and to the quality of Jersey football. The Coaching team of Rui Marques, Karl Benest and Rogerio Soares can take a great deal of pride from the fitness and organisation of this squad.  Coach Rui Marques said “We have been preparing for the coming season for the last 10 weeks and the whole squad has really bought in to what we are trying to achieve. We are extremely proud of the commitment shown by the players, they have worked tirelessly to develop their strength and endurance whilst also learning a new style of football. Winning these games against very strong opposition has created real momentum going into the new season. Team spirit is high and the chemistry between the players, was clearly evident on the pitch”. St Peter FC will of course keep their feet on the ground and realise they have not won anything yet, as the season is just about to get under way. The competition in Jersey is very strong  and a lot of hard work and concentration will have to be delivered if the end of the season is to be considered as successful as this pre-season tour.

The St Peter FC Squad:- Joshua Jehan, Rhys Thomas, James Carr, Jack Moyse, Kasper Smilek, Myles Byron, Olavo Soares, Tommy Boarer, Toby Ritzema, Ben Le Rougetel, Jack Lowery, Hugo Pereira, Sol Solomon, Andre Dias, Ryan Marcinko.

Coaches:- Rui Marques, Rogerio Soares, Karl Benest.

 The final accolade came from the Hotel management who volunteered to state, that this team was “extremely well behaved, polite  and courteous. They were a pleasure to have in our hotel ,we would welcome them back at any-time.” St Peter FC, a credit to Jersey, both on and off the pitch.

For further information:- Brian Foulser e-mail bmillgill@aol.com

Tel: 01534 851075

Southampton Coaching Week

Press Release: 30th May 2018

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)

                             6thh to 10th August 2018

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 August from 6h to the 10th August 2018.

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.saintsfoundation.co.uk., under ‘Our Courses’. 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.

The initial course, run in April, was fully booked and was an outstanding success. 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 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 number of available places is strictly limited to 96, so to avoid disappointment those interested should ensure they book their place without delay.

To register please go to the Southampton web-site www.saintsfoundation.co.uk click on courses ‘book now’. Go to ‘start date’ and enter 10ththAugust. Go to ‘venue’ and enter St Peter FC (St Georges Preparatory School) from the drop-down box. This will bring up the registration form which should be completed in detail. Click on basket to bring up the payment detail.

St Georges Preparatory School is a beautiful setting, at La Hague Manor, La Rue de la Hague, St Peter JE3 7DB 

St Peter FC Academy Chairman Brian Foulser said “We are delighted that the Saints Foundation have decided to return to St Peter to run another specialist coaching week. This is a 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. We can promise them an enjoyable time, with plenty of excitement and fun along the way.”

Southampton’s Saints Foundation Football & Sports Senior Development Officer Tom Grevatt said “We are delighted to be delivering one 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 and look to bring potential into excellence” He added “Any SFC Season Ticket Holder or Junior Member will receive a 10% discount against the £125 price”

For further information

Saints Foundation

Email: foundation@saintsfc.co.uk

Tel: 0845 688 9370

St Peter FC

Brian Foulser e-mail bmillgill@aol.com   Tel 01534 851075

15th Consecutive Everton FC Summer Camp

St Peter FC to host its 15th consecutive Everton FC Summer Camp from Monday July 30th to Friday 3rd August 2018.

The longevity of this special event reflects the absolute success of this fun and learning week for aspiring young footballers, boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 14.

Once again 8 coaches from the English Premiership giants Everton FC will be returning to St Peter FC for one week to conduct sessions of soccer coaching, utilising fun and enjoyment as the catalyst. The aim is to help develop football skills, to foster teamwork and enhance communication skills both on and off the pitch. The coaching numbers will include two experienced female coaches to encourage and satisfy the growing number of girls wishing to attend.

This popular event has been a total sell out for each of the past 12 years and approximately one third of the 160 available places have already been filled.

To avoid disappointment, we would urge all those interested to reserve their place without delay. The cost for the full week Monday to Friday 08-45am to 3-30pm is just £120 with a discount of £15 applied to all registered St Peter FC Academy players.

To register, please contact either Mike Horman or Brian Foulser who’s details are below. they will forward you a registration form. This should be complete and forwarded  with a cheque made out to St Peter FC Academy, for the required amount to :-

Mike Horman, 2 Le Carre, Landscape Grove, Mont Cochon, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3JU.

In case of any difficulty please call Mike Horman on 07797 722889

The young participants should be checked in daily by 08-45am and collected and checked out between 3-15pm and 3-30pm. Each child should come with a packed lunch and adequate water. However, the cafeteria kiosk will be open to enable any top up requirements to be purchased.

Everton in the Community travel the globe, including the USA, helping to coach young players from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Their training camps are enormously popular. We are repeatedly told by Everton that their coaching team rate their most popular venue as ‘August at St Peter’. It is the largest single event they manage.

 Academy Chairman Brian Foulser said

“We anticipate another great week of learning and fun with the superb Everton FC Coaching Team. All participants receive medals and a gift from Everton at the end of the week and special awards are made to those most deserving. The success of the formula that Everton FC have for running this event, is self-evident, as this will be our 15th consecutive year, it all revolves around making the learning process an enjoyable experience.  We are grateful to our lead sponsor Altair Partners Ltd for assisting us to bring Everton FC to St Peter Academy once again.”

Everton Community Head Coach Sean Robertson said “We are looking forward to coming to Jersey again for our 15th year and working with the children of theIsland. Our partnership with St Peters FC is the longest standing Soccer Camp that we have outside of Liverpool. We enjoy our association with everyone at the Club and look forward to seeing them again and of course the young players on the 30th July for another special week of fun and learning, hopefully with the Jersey sunshine on our backs”.

Please book early to avoid disappointment, the numbers are strictly limited to 160 places.

For Further information:

Brian Foulser     Tel: 851075  bmillgill@aol.com

Mike Horman     Tel 07797 722889   cidhorman30@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Presentations 2017/18

The Academy Presentations sponsored by Jackson’s were held at St Peter FC Clubhouse on 11th May 2018. 

Please follow the link below for all of the photos from the evening below 

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Unclaimed Raffle Prizes

 Please contact Mary 07797748136 if you have your winning ticket 

St Peters Academy would like to thank our sponsors especially Jacksons and Altair for there continued support 

 

 

St Peter FC Academy ‘Jackson’ Awards Night

St Peter FC Academy ‘Jacksons’ Awards night will be held at St Peter on Friday 11th May commencing at 18:30pm for a prompt 19:00 start to proceedings.

 

 A finger buffet will be included. This invitation is extended to all players, parents, and of course our coaching team. This is always an exciting evening, when we look at the Clubs achievements and recognise the talents that we have within our Academy teams.

 

To assist with the catering for this event, would each family please email Mary Pack by the end of April, email address  mary@ssc.je with family name and numbers planning to attend. This is very important and we would appreciate your co-operation.

There will be no charge for the buffet but we will be running a raffle and we would ask those attending to please participate generously. The raffle will be drawn on the evening.

Any prizes for the raffle will be gratefully accepted.

Please make every effort to attend, it is always an evening of drama with a few surprises along the way. We owe it to our generous sponsors, Altair our lead Sponsor and Jacksons to support them with a full turn out.

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

St Peter FC Academy Committee

12th April 2018

ST PETER FC v BEXLEY FC KENT INTERMEDIATE CHALLENGE SHIELD FINAL

THIS GAME & RESULT MADE HISTORY AS ST PETER FROM JERSEY WERE THE FIRST TEAM OUTSIDE OF KENT TO COMPETE IN THIS COMPETITION & WIN IT.

Bexley came out of the blocks the quickest as in the 3rd minute Jimmy Rogers saw his free kick saved by Matt Donaldson, St Peter had a chance in the 9th minute when Jake Prince was in on goal but Jack Perry came out & saved with his legs. In the 18th minute Bexley took the lead when Alex Legge’s free kick into the area saw Joe Abbott rise & his looping header going towards the goal was tapped in by Tyler Norbert.  This kicked St Peter into action as two minutes later a cross into the area was met by Calvin Weir but his header went just wide but three minutes later they equalised when Weir & Sol Solomon combined on the edge of the area leaving Soloman time to pass the ball into net beating Perry. Weir was getting to be influential in their attacks as in the 26th minute his low cross was half cleared to Sean Lambert who from 20 yards shot just past the post. A minute later Weir’s header put Solomon in the area but his weak shot was saved by Perry. St Peter were now dominating  & in the 39th minute another chance went when Solomon cross into the area was met by Luke Campbell but it went wide & in added on time a corner to the back post found Ben Le Rougetel but he headed wide.

The second half saw St Peter dominate possession & take control of the game, in the 52nd minute they went in front when Harry Cardwell retrieved the ball & cross to the back post where Campbell rose & headed in from 2 yards, a minute later it was three when Cardwell in the area saw his cross shot end up at the back post where Weir side footed the ball home from 2 yards. On the hour another goal came when Weir in the area was fouled & a penalty given, up stepped Solomon who drove it into the bottom right hand corner. Eight minutes later it was 5-1 when the ball in the area saw the shot come back of the post for Prince to stab home from 3 yards. In the 76th minute they made it six when Cardwell found Weir in the area & he controlled it before curling it past Perry.  The rest of the game saw St Peter in complete control whilst Bexley look bemused by it all, they were beaten by the better side & on that evidence this team could play in the English Pyramid. They did not have much time to celebrate as their flight from Southend Airport left at 8:20.

Sponsors Player of the Match: Calvin Weir

St Peter FC: M.Donaldson, J.Preston, S.Luce, L.Campbell, S.Denhurst, S.Lambert, E.Poole, C.Weir, J.Prince, J.Baker, S.Solomon H.Cardwell, B. Le Rougetel, D.Wilson 

 

Highlights St Peter v St Paul’s

A great game for the neutrals, with both teams playing some excellent football.

After taking a early lead through young Sol Solomon’s excellent strike, St Paul’s turned it round to take a 2 -1 lead into the brake. Into the second half, which was a cagey affair with neither team creating a clear opportunity, to our credit we kept applying pressure and in stoppage time captain Luke Campbell popped up with a cool finish to give us a deserved draw.

Thanks to our matchday sponsors Hacquoil & Cook Limited.