St Peter FC Academy ‘Jacksons’ Academy Awards for the season 2020/21 – Photos from event

                                Held on 11th June 2021 at St Peter FC

The culmination of the season is always our ‘Jacksons’ prestigious awards to the players in each age group of the St Peter FC Academy.

After a difficult season orchestrated by the pandemic, the sun was shining for an event that is always eagerly awaited by both players and parents. Those attending enjoyed an excellent buffet before the evening’s proceedings got underway.

The event was attended by around 180 persons including Jacksons Director and Company Secretary, Steve Gladdish and the new Chairman of the St Peter FC Academy, ex-professional footballer, Peter Vincenti.

Outgoing Chairman Brian Foulser chaired proceedings and commenced with a brief review of the season and on behalf of the Club, offered his heartfelt thanks to Jacksons for their valuable support and helpful guidance in the running of the Academy. The club was honoured that Jacksons had agreed to become the Lead Sponsor for the Academy for the next three years, in addition to continuing with their support of the Annual Awards evening

Steve Gladdish responded by indicating Jacksons delight at their association with and the progress of, the Academy and they looked forward to continuing with their support in the foreseeable future.

The presentations followed a format of the age group coach, providing a brief background to the team’s performance, with three nominations for each award and the winner’s envelope being opened by Mr Gladdish or Peter Vincenti to announce the winner. All winners were presented with a trophy and had their photographs taken with both Steve Gladdish and Peter Vincenti.

                                                        List of nominees and winners

Coaches year 1-3 Mike Horman (Head) Andrew Kingham, Gary Hedgecock

Minis reception to year 3

With the hard work and excellent progress from all these young players, it was decided by the coaches that the fairest way was to recognise the efforts of their squads by awarding all of them a medal. These are of course our stars of the future, so check the photographs as we are sure you will be seeing many of these youngsters playing at the highest level in the years to come.

Coaches:   Nigel Godfrey, Carl Frankum, Ollie Abreu
Under 10s Coach’s Player Most Improved 
Red team winner
George Godfrey Leo Socrates
Brandon Le Brocq Jack Avis
Harry Nightingale Ryan Martin
Blue team winner
Harry Killick Noah Ip
Noah Ip Joey Whatton
Billy Vardon Josh Bailey-Walker
Coaches: Jason Richards , Clinton Yagambaram
Under 11s Most Improved Best Attitude
Kobe Gilmore  Jake Le Quesne   
Max Forbes Ollie Wiseman
Bailey Capern John Caldeira


Coaches: Andre Dias, Nelson Vieira
Under 12s Most Improved Best Attitude
Winner ‘A’ Team 
Stevie Freeman Joren Le Main
Taylor Wood Stevie Freeman
Ashton Tucker Jamie White
Winner ‘B’ Team 
Dawson De Gruchy Charlie Vasse
Tristan Yagambaram Ethan Rollo
Charlie Vasse Tristan Yagambaram


Coaches: Rui Marques, Nelson Vieira
Under 13s Coach’s Player Players’ Player 
Winner ‘A’ Team 
Chris Haskins Dylan Hedgecock
Lara Vieira Chris Haskins
Dylan Hedgecock Lara Vieira
Winner ‘B’ Team 
Joren Le Main Ruben Michel
Matthew Pinto Adrian Vieira
Dan Frost Matthew Pinto


Coaches: Rui Marques, Nelson Vieira
Under 14s Coach’s Player Players’ Player 
Lara Vieira Dylan Hedgecock
Dylan Hedgecock Chris Haskins
Ryan Hall Lara Vieira
Ryan Hall


Coaches: Ryan Marcinko, Karl Benest
Under 16s Coach’s Player Players’ Player 
Harry Scott Joel McKinlay
Sam Harvey Harry Scott
Joel McKinlay Sam Harvey


Coaches: Karl Benest, Anthony Lister, Kacper Smilek
Under 18s Coach’s Player Players’ Player
Pierce Roche Noah Risby
Noah Risby Harry Scott
David Highfield Pierce Roche


Junior Clubman of the Year
Carl Frankum  For his hard work and commitment  in managing a large squad in a junior section of the Academy
Under 10 coach
Years 1 -6


Senior Clubman of the Year
Carl Frankum  For his exceptional help with these three age groups where we ran two teams in the two younger age categories.
Under 14’s, Under 13’s and Under 12’s
Year 7 up


Chairman’s Award
Alan Williams For his superb contribution to the running of the Academy during a very difficult pandemic period.
Academy Child Welfare Officer


The Academy started the season with around 155 players and finished with circa 190. 3 of the age groups operated 2 teams U10’s U12’s and U13’s. Performances improved across all age groups as the season progressed.

The philosophy of the Academy has been, up to the age of 12, for players to enjoy their football and to develop their technical abilities. We always go onto the pitch to win the game but winning is secondary with the younger age groups. We want the young players to express themselves, to learn new techniques and not to be frightened of making mistakes.

Some clubs might encourage young players to win at all costs but we believe that our methodology produces better players in the long run. We recognise that football is a learning process over many seasons. The competitive element of the game is gradually introduced from the age of 13.

The success of our Under 16’s and U 18’s over the past 6 years was replicated again in the past season. Our under 16’s were pipped at the post by just 2 points in their league. The highlight of the season was the fantastic achievement of our U18’s in winning the Kent FA U18 County Cup by beating Bexley FC on a glorious day at the end of May. 64 teams started the competition, including semi-professional clubs and a number in the Conference. St Peter had to battle through six tough games to become the first Channel Island Junior side to win an English County Cup. They also won the President’s Trophy for good measure.

 The Club can be immensely proud of their outstanding success as indeed the players should be proud of their achievements. Two of our players are currently trialling with professional clubs. Harry Scott with Gillingham FC and Toby Ritzema with Millwall FC.

Going forward we need to introduce more players from U13’s upwards through to U16’s and we ask you all to please assist in encouraging any aspiring youngsters, in these age categories particularly, to join a progressive Academy with an outstanding professional player, Peter Vincenti, at its helm. The experience that Peter has, is evidenced in his playing over 400 games in his 14 years as a professional. He has played 3 times on Wembley’s hallowed turf and competed against many of the premiership teams. The PFA has asked Peter to remain on their Executive Board which reflects his standing within the game. Most young players can only dream of being provided with such an opportunity to have their development steered by a consummate professional and I am confident its benefit will become increasingly apparent to the young players in our Academy.

Ends: BGF Sept 2021