Jacksons become Lead Sponsor to the St Peter FC Academy

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Jacksons LogoSt Peter FC is delighted to announce that Jacksons has joined with the Club to become the official Lead Sponsor to the Academy for a minimum 3-year period.

Jacksons, whose headquarters is adjacent to the St Peter FC ground, have been associated with the Club for several years and have agreed to take over the most important and prominent role in working closely with the Academy for the next three years.

As such, they will be involved and consulted before key decisions being implemented and their logo will feature prominently on the Academy kit and communication sources, including all Academy team shirts, perimeter pitch-side boards, the Clubs web-site, matchday programmes and other forms of communication.

Andrew Searle, General Manager of Jacksons Channel Islands commented,

“We are proud to support the local football community and look forward to celebrating success with the St Peter FC teams in the years to come.”

Brian Foulser Chairman of St Peter FC Academy said,

“We are delighted to have the opportunity of working more closely with Jacksons. We have been well served over the past nine years, having had the support of major organisations such as State Street, the Sanne Group and Altair Partners Ltd as Lead Sponsors.

We thank each of them for the contribution they have made, we have learned a lot and are grateful to them for their generosity and the progressive assistance we received.”

 

“To now have such a prominent and prestigious partner as Jacksons, who are trusted by the world’s best motor manufacturers, is both exciting and reassuring.

We have worked closely with Jacksons in other capacities over many years, so they already have a great understanding of the club and its vision.

We thank them for their generosity and the confidence they have placed in us. We look forward to working closely with them to build on the marked progress we have made in recent years.”

These are exciting times for everyone associated with St Peter FC. With senior football in the capable hands of a vibrant young manager in Elliot Powell and the announcement that ex-professional player Peter Vincenti is to Head the Academy in succession to Brian Foulser, the timely agreement with Jacksons to become Lead Sponsor to the Academy is a significant boost to the Club and its members in its 102nd year.

BGF 24th Jan 2021

Peter Vincenti to Head the Academy as Director at St Peter’s Football Club

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Peter Vincenti, who has enjoyed a long and illustrious career in professional football, has returned to Jersey and will become the new Academy Director at St Peter’s Football Club next season. In addition to starting a new career in the Finance industry with the Sanne Group, Peter will assume overall responsibility and lead the development of the club’s Academy players.

Peter, whose 14-year career saw him make over 400 professional appearances, including over 150 appearances for Rochdale AFC where he scored 34 goals, will return to the Club where he enjoyed local success and was named Jersey Footballer of the year in 2007 before leaving to sign professional terms with Millwall FC. 

During his time as a professional footballer, Peter has played against several top Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, and has also enjoyed memorable FA Cup victories against Leeds United and Nottingham Forest, in the latter, scoring the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory. Peter also played in a memorable victory for Aldershot when, the then League 2 side, defeated West Ham United at Upton Park in the League Cup. Peter has 3 promotions in the professional game on his CV, with Stevenage, Rochdale and Coventry respectively, and also has individual awards to his name including League 1 player of the month and was the first recipient of the EFL Unsung Hero Award for his charity work. Peter has had 3 visits to Wembley Stadium as a professional and was the first Channel Islander to play a competitive fixture at the new stadium when he won the FA Trophy with Stevenage in 2009.

Peter Vincenti

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Shaun Boggust/REX/Shutterstock (7438686ab)Peter Vincenti (Stevenage Borough) shoots Stevenage Borough vs York City Carlsberg FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium 2/05/2009 England LondonFA Trophy Final: Stevenage 2 York City 0 – 09 May 2009

 

In addition to his playing career, Peter has been a member of the PFA Management Committee since 2015 and was recently a member of the steering committee which has overseen the independent review and subsequent organisational change within the organisation. Peter holds a UEFA B Coaching Licence and is currently working towards his UEFA A Licence and FA Advanced Youth Award and is passionate to put these into practice within St Peter’s Academy to develop and maximise the ability of St Peter’s Academy players and provide them with the best opportunity to achieve the highest standard of football in which their talents can take them.

It is envisaged that Peter will initially work alongside Brian Foulser, the current Chairman of St Peter’s Academy, until the end of the season before assuming full responsibility next season. Foulser who had indicated his wish to step away after 10 years in the role said,

“I am delighted that I will be handing the reins to a complete football person whose immense experience has been gained in the higher echelons of the game.

I have known Peter almost 20 years and the youngsters at St Peter’s and the coaching team are really fortunate to have the perfect person to help them develop their love of football and their abilities, to enable them to optimise their enjoyment of the game”

Peter Fleury, St Peter FC President said,

“This is an exciting new era for St Peter FC. We have a young and talented first team manager in Elliot Powell and we are delighted that Peter Vincenti, in addition to continuing to play for the club, has agreed to take responsibility for the vital development of the Academy.

Everything takes time but I am confident that these two appointments will have a continually increasing impact on the achievement and success of St Peter FC in the years to come”

Peter Vincenti said,

“I am delighted to be involved again with St Peter’s Football Club. It is a club which I have very fond memories of from my previous playing days before leaving for professional football. It is an excellent club which is run extremely well and Brian has done a fantastic job over the years with the Academy.

Because of the work Brian and the coaching team has done, this is not a case of me needing or wanting to make wholesale changes, but more a case of utilising my experience gained over the years and implementing changes which I think might help improve the Academy, but essentially complementing what is already in place.

There will be an opportunity for any youngster, of any ability, who wants to play junior football to be part of an Academy which focuses on participation whilst also maximising the potential of each and every player.“

Vincenti will join the Academy committee with immediate effect.

BGF Jan 24th 2021

A Christmas Message to all members of St Peter FC and the Academy

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This has been a difficult year for all and for some a distressing year, which I am sure we will all be pleased to put behind us. At St Peter’s FC we have been more fortunate than a lot of other sports as we have been able to enjoy our passion for playing and watching the game we love. As Christmas and a New Year approaches the Committees of the Senior Club and the Academy join as one, in wishing everyone, players, parents, coaches, officials, supporters and every single person associated with the Club, including our brilliant Sponsors, a really special and peaceful Christmas. We trust you are able to enjoy yourselves, however you intend to celebrate. We extend our very best wishes to you all for 2021, may it bring you good health, happiness and success in achieving your own key hopes and wishes. We would like to thank everyone for your personal contribution to making this Club a special one in so many ways. To all our young players, enjoy the festive season but keep yourselves as fit as you can so we can make a flying start when football re-starts in the New Year.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all
Best Wishes
Peter Fleury, Brian Foulser and all members of the Senior and Academy
Committees

CHRISTMAS DRAW RESULTS 2020

 

ST Peter FC Christmas Draw Results 

All prize winners will be contacted in order to arrange delivery  or collection.

Many thanks to all who supported the draw, St Peters F C wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy 2021.

 

Prize Ticket
   
£1,200 512
£250 2366
£100 6686
£100 6767
£100 5743
£50 1070
£50 7039
£50 2586
£50 5256
£50 551
Hamper 1910
Hamper 5029
Hamper 9160
Hamper 1397
Hamper 4380
Hamper 6546
Hamper 2359
Hamper 6415
Hamper 3043
Hamper 1809
Hamper 1197
Hamper 2594
2  Bottle Wine 2518
2  Bottle Wine 2581
2  Bottle Wine 2203
2  Bottle Wine 443
2  Bottle Wine 1847
2  Bottle Wine 1431
2  Bottle Wine 250
2  Bottle Wine 752
2  Bottle Wine 231
2  Bottle Wine 1897
2  Bottle Wine 9128
2  Bottle Wine 2785
Port 5449
Port 2420
Port 3162
Port 7829
Port 471
Port 9801

Thanks again for your support 

COVID-19 Update: All Competitive Football Suspended

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Surprisingly and disappointingly, I have to inform you that a directive has just been received from the JFA that their Competitions Committee has taken the decision to postpone with immediate effect all competitive fixtures through to the end of 2020.
The decision was taken by the Competitions Committee and endorsed by the JFA on Thursday evening due to the rise in the number of Covid cases and Clubs expressing concerns for the welfare of their players. The Committee were also apparently finding it difficult to manage fixtures in these circumstances. Training can continue providing  the published FA and Government guidelines continue to be followed.
I apologise to anyone who has been inconvenienced due to the abruptness of this decision and I thank each and everyone of you for all your hard work and your commitment to your young players. I am sure they will be as disappointed as we are with the decision but we would appreciate your understanding. If you can please communicate  this information to the parents of all of your squads explaining that this was not a decision of St Peter FC but is a directive from the JFA.
Best wishes,
Kind regards
Brian Foulser

COVID 19 Officer

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We are pleased to announce that Tony Bryant has been appointed the Club’s COVID-19 Officer and has taken up his responsibilities with immediate effect. Tony will initially appraise the existing precautionary safety measures the Club has introduced, in line with the States of Jersey guidelines. Any new or revised instructions will be published on this web site in addition to other appropriate means of communication.
Peter Fleury
President
The contact details can be found on the Contact Us page

A Big Welcome to the ‘New’ 2020/21 Football Season

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St Peters FC Academy is delighted to welcome back all players and parents for the 2020/21 season. This has been a strange and hopefully an exceptional year. We trust all of you have come through COVID-19 unscathed and are ready to enjoy your football once again.

As always, the safety of our players and coaches will be paramount and we will need to follow some clear guidelines. For training, all players should arrive in their kit ready to start the session, they should bring the following with them: A full water bottle (clearly marked with the individual’s name), a small towel and an individual hand sanitiser. As the arrival and departure will need to be carefully managed, we ask for your help and co-operation by arriving no more than 10 minutes before the start time and at the end of the session depart as promptly as possible. Please use the one-way entry and exit system at St Georges car park.

At the start of each session, the coach will remind the players of the simple procedures that should be followed. He will also ask players to be signed in and out of each session with a parent contact number supplied for emergency purposes.

We need to ensure that we have the necessary up-to-date information for each of our players and if you haven’t already completed a registration form please complete one at the first training session. We would also appreciate the seasons club subscription being paid if you haven’t already done so. Payments can be made online via our web site, click on subscriptions 2020/21, move to Academy click the red subscription link and follow the instructions. This is the easier and preferred method but if you prefer, payment can be made by bank transfer direct to the Academy Account or by cheque made payable to ‘St Peter FC Academy’. The registration form has full details.

We would also like to draw your attention to our monthly draw, which helps the Club and provides each entrant with the opportunity to win several prizes from £50 to £20 and £10 every month for 10 months for an outlay of just £10 for the season. This equates to just a £1 a draw. Half of all monies collected are guaranteed to be used as prize money. Entry forms will be available from your coach or can be downloaded from our web site.

We also take this opportunity to remind you of our online club sports shop, which supplies high-quality Nike items at advantageous prices, everything can be seen and purchased via the link on the web site ( https://www.clubwebshop.com/a-z/clubs/stpeterfc/). If you need assistance or guidance please feel free to contact our Academy Secretary, Mary Pack email: mary@ssc.je

We look forward to an exciting season ahead with everyone performing to the best of their ability. We want all our players, above everything, to enjoy their football as that is the very best environment for them to learn and develop their abilities. It is important that we always play the game in the right spirit and set the example to other clubs by showing respect and sportsmanship to our opponents and officials at all times.

We always welcome new players to St Peter in all age groups, however, we would particularly like to add players to our U14, U15 and U16 squads. We would welcome and indeed ask for your support, in bringing this opportunity to the attention of any youngster who would like to enjoy his football and improve his game. Please contact Rui Marques on 07797 790388 or email rui.marques1991@hotmail.co.uk

We have some fine players emerging throughout all age groups and we will be doing everything to ensure that we harness that talent and that they continue to progress to the next level.

Head Coach, Rui Marques and his coaching team are looking forward to meeting up with their respective squads and to unleashing all that inbuilt energy that we are sure has been building up. Whilst the older age groups have already resumed training, our younger age groups will be back in action from WC Monday 7th September.If any questions remain unanswered please either contact your coach or the enquiries section of our web site and we will respond as swiftly as possible.

A final thanks to all the parents for your patience and understanding and for all the help you give to the Academy in so many different ways.
Best wishes to you all, Players, Parents, Coaches and all helpers.
Good luck for the season, our aim is progress and above all to ensure the enjoyment of the beautiful game.

Best wishes

Brian Foulser
Chairman St Peter FC Academy
August 2020. ( For and on behalf of the Academy Committee)

St Peter FC – Everton FC Summer Camp Cancelled

St Peter FC regret to announce that the 17th consecutive annual Everton FC Summer Camp which was due to run from the 27th July has been cancelled. The Club has been in regular contact with Everton FC and the two clubs believe the logistical difficulties and the imponderables that currently exist because of the pandemic, make it difficult to provide certainty and the Clubs feel they have no option but to cancel the July event. It is hoped to find an alternative date for later in the year.

Brian Foulser, St Peter FC Academy Chairman commented,

”This is a major disappointment to everyone at St Peter, particularly Mike Horman and all those volunteers who have spent a considerable amount of time planning this important week in the St Peter FC calendar. We appreciate that a great number of young players will be disappointed and upset at missing out on something they have been looking forward to for a long time. It is an event that provides so much enjoyment for around 160 Island youngsters and its longevity speaks volumes. We offer our deepest regret and apologies to all of them”

Everton FC co-ordinator and Senior Community Coach Sean Robertson said

“We were hoping that the situation would have eased, as we always look forward to visiting St Peter and coaching the abundance of talent that exists in Jersey, it is a major highlight in our year. The current restrictions would mean that we would have to quarantine for 14 days in Jersey. The event itself would be severely restricted by social distancing and non-contact. Whilst we hope things will improve, people require certainty and the health and safety of the young players and the coaches attending has been our first consideration. We will be searching for an alternative date when it is hoped we will still run our 17th consecutive annual Summer Camp”

All those players who have registered will receive a full refund and this will be completed over the next 4 weeks.

The St Peter Club will be involved in a major cost limiting exercise as they try to unravel bookings made for air tickets, hotels, marquees and other ancillary necessary support items.  

An announcement regarding a revised date for the event to be staged will be made later, if and when a mutually suitable date is found and government restrictions are relaxed. contd

For further information:
Mike Horman – Email: cidhorman30@gmail.com Tel: 07797 772454
Brian Foulser – Email: bmillgill@aol.com Tel: (01534) 851075         

                         

Rui Marques to Head St Peter FC Academy Coaching

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St Peter FC Academy is delighted to announce that Rui Marques has been appointed as Head Coach of the Junior section of St Peter FC. Marques takes up his responsibilities with immediate effect even though a date for the return of football to the Island has still to be agreed.

Rui has a wealth of coaching experience and has enjoyed a great deal of success, particularly in his time with St Peter. In 2018/19 he managed and coached the U18 squad who swept all before them winning every single game they played in the Channel Islands, League Champions two cups and the Channel Island Trophy when they comprehensively beat St Martin AC, the Guernsey League Champions for the Portsmouth Trophy. In a pre-season tour, they defeated 3 top junior teams of professional or semi-professional clubs, including Gillingham FC U18’s.
From 64 starting teams in the Kent FA U18 County Cup, they battled through 4 rounds before losing narrowly to Folkestone Invicta in the Semi-Final. Rui Marques went on to manage the St Peter FC first team during the 2019/20 season and did an outstanding job in the most difficult circumstances.

Youth players were given their opportunity and seized their chance to provide the Club with an exciting and promising future. For personal reasons, Rui decided to stand down from his first-team role and he now wishes to return to his passion for being involved in the development of young players. Marques has very clear ideas on the structure and coordinated planning that is required to bring out the best in young players and enhance their natural talents.
St Peter Academy Chairman, Brian Foulser said

“we are absolutely delighted to have such a talented coach to Head up our Academy, I know he is committed to taking a fresh look at the way we approach the development of young players, together with providing the necessary support that is required for the coaching team. He knows it is essential a coach enjoys the role and feels they are supported, to enable them to become even more effective. I am excited about the future and look forward to once again working with an outstanding coach.”

An enthusiastic Marques said,

“I am delighted to be taking up the position of Head Coach of the Academy and I am grateful for the opportunity the Club has offered me. Developing our young
players are something I am extremely passionate about and by having a significant impact as to how the Club approaches player development is an exciting new challenge and one I consider a privilege.

With the help of the outstanding coaches within the Academy, the aim is to build on what is already an excellent youth set up. The foundation of our aims will be to give our young players a holistic football ‘education’ while also teaching them the St Peter values, Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship, it’s a challenge I relish.”

The club has already announced their new 1st X1 management team, headed by Elliot Powell along with Dan Garton, Gary Powell and Paul Brannan. They bring a refreshing appetite to the task, with a mixture of youth, experience and proven coaching skills.
This has been a challenging and frustrating season for all clubs for several reasons, not least the abruptness at which the season concluded in an unfinished state. The appointment of Marques and the new 1st team management gives the St Peter Club tremendous optimism for the future. Commenting on his appointment, Elliott Powell said

“I’m delighted to accept the position as first-team Manager at St Peter. It’s a club with a rich history and I am honoured and proud that the committee has entrusted my coaching team and me with this responsibility. The infrastructure and ambition of the club was an opportunity that we simply could not turn down, we can’t wait to get started.”

For further information:

Brian Foulser – bmillgill@aol.com Tel: (01534) 851075 

Rui Marques – rui.marques1991@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 07797 790388 

Elliott Powell – powelle98@gmail.com Tel: 07397 198505