St Peter FC Academy is delighted to confirm the planned return to Jersey of the highly acclaimed and FA accredited Southampton FC Coaching team, for one week commencing Monday 9th August through Friday 13th from 9am to 3pm daily, is on schedule. Bookings are going exceptionally well and are likely to exceed demand.
The course will once again be run at the beautiful facility at St Georges Preparatory School, La Hague Manor, La Rue de la Hague, St Peter, JE3 7DB
It is available to all young players aged between 5 and 13 from across the Island, on a first come first served basis. There are a limited number of places available and those who are keen to be involved are urged to make their reservation early. Should you find that the original number of places have been taken you can still join the waiting list to reserve a place, as Southampton are endeavouring to secure an increase in the Coaching staff to enable them to invite a greater number of youngsters.
Saints Soccer Schools offer exceptional value for money. They are 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 boys and girls to improve their soccer skills, make new friends and experience a fun packed week. All participants will receive a certificate, a medal and have the opportunity to win performance related prizes throughout the week, including Southampton FC merchandise. As with all Saints Coaching programmes, those attending will automatically join their progression pathway, aimed at turning potential into excellence. The experienced coaching team ensure that instruction is geared to the age and ability of the individual with fun and enjoyment an essential ingredient. The overall objective is to develop their football skills, to enhance performance and the benefit they get from the game.
Those wishing to seize this superb opportunity to receive first class coaching in a safe and enjoyable environment should register directly with the Southampton FC via their web site – coaching.southamptonfc.com Click ’book now’, enter 9th August, click all venues, locate St Georges Preparatory School. Complete the request for brief information, make payment. The cost for the entire week is just £125. The booking form can also be accessed via the St Peter FC web site stpeterfc-theacademy.com
Tom Grevatt, Southampton FC’s Coaching Programmes Manager revealed the Coaching team were delighted to be returning to St Peter. “After a prolonged lockdown the team are full of energy and ready to go. This really is a great opportunity for all aspiring young male and female footballers in Jersey to enhance their skills and have enormous fun throughout the week. We pride our Soccer Schools on being best in class and the engaging and special environment of St Peters, St Georges School facility, always makes this a stand out venue. We’re excited about engaging with another group of talented Jersey youngsters and taking them to the next level.”
St Peter FC’s Brian Foulser said “ We are delighted to welcome the Saints Foundation coaching team back after drawing a Covid19 blank in 2020. Their widely acclaimed coaching courses are so well received and provide immeasurable benefit to aspiring young players who want to improve their performance. They consistently have a magical and thoroughly enjoyable week of football. With the limited number of places available I would encourage those who wish to benefit from a rare football experience to reserve their place as soon as possible.”
St Peter FC Academy
Brian Foulser e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01534 851075
St Peter FC U18’s arrived at Chatham Town FC Stadium on Sunday 30th May, having already made history by becoming the first Channel Island Junior Club side to reach an English County FA Cup Final. To also have played all their matches away from homemade this an extra special achievement
The bright sunshine reflected the atmosphere of the occasion. With around 350 people gathered in anticipation of watching a keenly contested game between the two finalists Bexley FC and St Peter FC. These two clubs started the tournament in September 2019 as just two of 64 of the elite teams in Kent. Having proven themselves in 5 previous rounds, the culmination of the tournament was about to unfold for both clubs. The Chatham Town Stadium was in pristine condition with the 3G pitch looking immaculate and inviting.
The teams and the officials were presented to the crowd and team photographs taken.
Nerves were jangling —- Let battle commence!
Bexley started the more confidently with two rangy strikers David Ikumbasin and Mo Jallow, hustling and bustling and looking powerful and threatening. With St Peter’s slow to get into their stride and leaving the opposition with too much time on the ball, they paid the price when Ikumobasin was left clear on a one on one with keeper Pierce Roche, the keeper and Noah Risby both attempted to close the striker down as he delayed to pick his spot. All three players got to the ball simultaneously and all went to the ground with the ball slowly trickling across the goal. With the two St Peter players momentarily entangled, the burly Bexley striker was quickest to react and managed to get to the ball for an easy tap in. Two minutes on the clock 1-0 Bexley. The worst possible start for the Saints.
The first 20 minutes was somewhat end-to-end with Bexley holding the upper hand and conjuring up two good chances which the lively Ikumbasin failed to convert. After which, St Peter started to ease their way back into the game creating chances of their own. After 36 minutes disaster struck when their talented young midfield player Jamie Ritzema, who was at this stage playing exceptionally well appeared to be caught from behind and instantly went to the ground screaming in agony. After prolonged examination by physio Ciaran Pack, he was carried from the pitch with suspected cruciate ligament damage.
Jamie was replaced by Luke Lister, who had only just been declared fit to play after recovering from a fractured hip. In the 38th minute, Pierce Roche was called on to make an extraordinary double save. Bexley right-sided player Ben Twist, who was seeing a lot of the ball, cut in from the right bye-line and struck a fierce shot which Roche managed to reach palming it away from goal. It was quickly latched onto by the Bexley left-winger who struck it cleanly only for Roche to dive full stretch to turn it around the post.
Luke Lister was filling the Jamie Ritzema role with energy and purpose and little skill. With, Luke, Tommy Boarer, Toby Ritzema and Noah Risby now holding the upper hand in midfield. It was St Peter who were gaining the ascendancy and creating chances of their own. They were a real threat with several dead-ball opportunities, skilfully taken by Noah Risby causing severe problems for the Bexley defence without producing the equaliser that St Peter desperately wanted. Whatever Karl Benest and Anthony Lister said at half-time it was certainly effective. From the moment referee Hewson blew the whistle to start the second half there was a renewed sense of purpose about the saints. The defenders were tighter on the opposition attack and Hamilton and Smilek were giving the two Bexley strikers no opportunities and little time on the ball. With Thomas and Risby getting the measure of the wide men it was St Peter now having most of the possession and looking threatening.
The midfield of, Ritzema, Boarer, Lister and the wide men Carr and Bentley were now playing the ball around fluently and Marcinko was occupying the defence and looking hungry for a half chance. Lister struck a thunderous shot that was inches too high. In the 55th minute, Bentley took a knock and was substituted for Harry Scott the youngest player on show, at just past his 16th birthday. No nerves and full of confidence, he made an immediate impact, going past defenders and working hard to win possession back when the ball was lost.
In the 59th minute, Tommy Boarer got forward, took a pass from Ritzema following a brilliant team play and struck a fierce shot that cracked against the bar. Close but not close enough, the Reds supporters were beginning to think it wasn’t going to happen. Not the players though, two minutes later, centre back Ben Hamilton of all people saw an opportunity to make ground down the right flank, fought off a couple of robust tackles and expertly found Marcinko with a pinpoint pass in the Bexley area, the big striker brilliantly turned his marker and arrowed the ball into the bottom corner of the goal for the equaliser. The players smothered him in celebration, the watching St Peter contingent erupted raising the decibels by a serious margin.
1-1 and all to play for. With their tails, up the St Peter team were now looking more relaxed, the tension had been removed but the sense of purpose was now evident. James Carr on the left flank was living up to his ‘Giggsy’ nickname making several mazy runs and with Harry Scott creating opportunities on the other side of the park, St Peter were testing the Bexley defence to the full. Ritzema was dropping deeper, collecting the ball at will and finding his colleagues with style. With 20 minutes of normal time to go the St Peter coaching team made a big call, taking off big Ryan Marcinko, who had given it all for the cause. On came young Tom Proffitt, taking up position down the right side of midfield with Harry Scott moving to the central role.
Without a target man, the ball needed to be played with a sense of purpose and accuracy. Smilek broke up an attack and with the big strikers closing him down quickly and the watching contingent shouting for him to get the ball forward down the line, Kacper calmly played the ball inside to Toby Ritzema, just inside his half, Toby moved away from his two markers saw space ahead of him, he went forward past two defenders into the area, brought the ball back onto his right foot past another defender and expertly placed the ball into the net. The ground erupted, even those supporting the opposition had to show their appreciation having witnessed a quite scintillating goal of rare quality. If it was to be the winner, it was worthy of winning any match at any level. The players couldn’t get to him quickly enough and the noise from the Jersey support was unbelievable. 2-1 St Peter; surely there would be more twists and turns.
In the 87th Minute, the outstanding James Carr made way for Andre Dias. All substitutes were now on the field. Two minutes later the Saints were forced to bring back Jan Bentley under the rolling sub-rule to replace Luke Lister who had performed so well after recovering from a fractured hip.
He made an immediate impact, after some clever play he found himself clear on goal. In desperation, the defender brought him down on the edge of the area with a late tackle. It seemed ages but eventually, the red card was shown. There were a few flurries from Bexley well coped with by the St Peter defence. Time added on seemed like an eternity, 7 minutes still to play!! One remaining scare was to come with a free-kick given away on the Bexley left, on the edge of the St Peter area. Up came the Bexley keeper Charlie Martin, could this be a re-incarnation of the recent Liverpool game. Were St Peters going to be deprived in a spectacular fashion? The ball was decisively cleared and the long blast on the referee’s whistle was music to the ears of everyone associated with the St Peter FC Club. They had made history for the 2nd time in a fortnight. They were now the Kent FA Cup Winners, standing above all of the other 63 teams who had entered the competition.
The first Junior Channel Island Club side to win an English FA County Cup. A close game played in the right spirit but over the 90 minutes a win that was earned and thoroughly deserved. Ryan Marcinko was made ‘Man of the Match’ by the Kent Officials, but there were 15 heroes out there today. Remember, St Peter had to play all of their 6 games away from home. Throughout the competition, they played some outstanding football against some high-quality teams. Every credit must go to the coaching team of Karl Benest and Anthony Lister and of course to all the players in the squad, who wanted to win this competition so much. That will and determination made the difference! Make no mistake these players were a credit to St Peter’s, to Jersey Football, to their parents and above all themselves.
St Peter should be proud of each and every one of them for the way they have conducted themselves both on and off the pitch.
St Peter FC wish to acknowledge the help and financial support the Academy has received from its two main sponsors Jacksons and Altair. Without their superb backing, the Club could not have competed in this prestigious tournament and they are owed a sincere debt of gratitude by the whole Club. This Kent FA Cup competition has produced so much joy and satisfaction for the players, coaches and everyone associated with the Club and raised the level of appreciation for the Status of Jersey football on the UK mainland.
– All photos used are from the Kent FA Facebook Page –https://www.facebook.com/1595033554146245/posts/2909916455991275/?d=n
Sponsored by Jacksons the Academy Lead Sponsor
All players, parents and coaches are asked to note in the diary, that the end of
the season ‘Jacksons’ awards presentations will be held at the Club, Rue Des
Vigne, adjoining the club lounge, on Friday 11 th June. Food and soft drinks
will be served from 6:15pm prior to the commencement of the awards
ceremony at 7pm and the bar will be open for adults attending.
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. Our new Academy Director of Football, Peter Vincenti will be helping
to present the awards and this will be a good opportunity for our young
players to meet this famous Jersey ex professional who played over 400
games including 3 Wembley appearances.
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 email@example.com 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 £5 for 5
strips and 11 for £10
The raffle draw will be made on the evening after thepresentation.
If anyone is able to donate a prize for the raffle, you can be sure it will be
graciously received. Please contact Mary Pack firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Foulser
Please make every effort to attend as it is the presence of so many parents and
family members 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, Jacksons, that their
vital support of the Academy is appreciated and recognised by all those
associated with the Club.
We trust that things continue to improve with regards to the health
precautions and if there is any change to the direction that things are
proceeding we will update you before the evening. We look forward to
welcoming you to another exciting evening at our prestigious Academy
Awards Night and ask you to please make every effort to attend.
Brian Foulser. For and on behalf of the Academy Committee:-
Peter Vincenti, Peter Fleury, Dave Ferre, Alan Williams, Mike Horman, Steve
House, Mary Pack, Colin Pack, Aleksander Pal and Rui Marques and our
outstanding team of coaches.
The long-awaited semi-final of the Kent FA County Cup Tournament against Isthmian League Club Faversham Town FC’s Academy squad has been confirmed for Sunday the 16th May KO 10-30am.
If they were to be successful St Peter would be the first Jersey Junior Club side to reach an English FA County Cup Final.
Following their quarter-final victory against the tournament favourites, Sevenoaks Town FC in February 2020, St Peter FC have had to wait over a year for their chance to complete the tournament. The Kent FA cancelled all their County Cup competitions for 2020/21 but have shown a determination to complete the 2019/20 seasons tournament that was at the Semi-Final stage when COVID-19 intervened.
The Final will take place at Chatham Town FC’s Stadium on the 30th of May. Having fought through 4 rounds of a very tough draw, the team are excited to finally have their opportunity to put Jersey and St Peters FC on the English Football map by doing their utmost to win this prestigious County Cup Competition.
The Kent and English FA’s have decreed that any player who started the tournament and featured in at least one game is eligible to complete it, even if they are now past their 18th birthday. Joint U18 Coach, Anthony Lister said
“It’s a bit like the curate’s egg. We feel it is only fair to the lads from both teams who battled to get their Clubs to this stage of the competition that they are allowed to complete the task. However, with a number of those players now in their first year at University and the restricted travel sources available, it is proving a major logistical task to assemble and organise the squad. A number of our players have recently enjoyed a break from their studies and have featured for the St Peter Club so we can see their fitness levels are good. We are taking 16 players to the game including some U16’s who have featured regularly for the U18’s this season. It’s a good mix of seasoned performers and exciting new talent emerging.”
St Peter FC have entered this competition in two consecutive seasons and in 2018/19 were knocked out at the semi-final stage in a close game by the eventual winners, Folkestone Invicta, so they are determined to go at least one stage further this time.
All games have to be played in Kent so all 9 games played to date have been played on the opponents home grounds with travel involving dawn starts from home. This particular visit is impacted by the lack of convenient flights as there is no morning flight on the Sunday to Gatwick the team were intending to travel on Saturday only for the only flight to be cancelled. The remaining route left open is to fly to Southampton on the Saturday and coach down to Kent, stay overnight for an early morning KO, to allow them to return on the only flight back to Jersey from Gatwick, which departs at 16-30pm.
Coach Karl Benest said,
“The lads will take all this in their stride, they see this tournament as testing themselves against some of the best teams in the south of England.
If we can come back with a result, they can be very proud of their achievement as the constant unavoidable on off of this particular game, together with the tiring and difficult travel involved on this occasion, means this is a very tough ask. We have had a lot of success over the past 5 or 6 years but this is our biggest match to date. We were hoping to secure a sponsor for this fixture and the Final if we make it through, to relieve the burden on the players and the Club but to date that hasn’t been possible”
The route to the Semi-Final:
1st Round v previous year semi-finalist VCD Athletic 1-2 St Peter
Goal scorers Ryan Marcinko, Toby Ritzema
2nd Round v previous year finalist K Sports. 2-4 St Peter
Goal scorers Marcinko 3, Tommy Boarer
3rd Round v Orpington Mustangs 3-4 St Peter
Goal scorers Luke Lister 3, Jan Bentley
Quarter Final v Tournament Favourites Sevenoaks Town FC 3-3 AET
Goal Scorers Marcinko, Boarer, Bentley
Penalty Shootout St Peter win 5-3 on penalties
Goal scorers Ritzema, Marcinko, Bentley, Lister, Boarer
The squad to travel to Faversham Town FC: Pierce Roche: Rhys Thomas, Noah Risby, Doug Mc Dermott, James Carr, Andre Dias: Ben Hamilton, Tommy Boarer, Kacper Smilek: Jamie Ritzema, Tom Proffitt, Toby Ritzema, Harry Scott: Luke Lister, Jan Bentley, Ryan Marcinko.
Coaches: Karl Benest, Anthony Lister. Physio: Ciaran Pack. Officials: Brian Foulser and Peter Fleury.
For Further Information:-
Brian Foulser e-mail email@example.com Tel: 01534 851075
Karl Benest e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07700 369911
Anthony Lister e-mail email@example.com Tel: 07797 750419
St Peter FC Club President Peter Fleury
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07797 759209
Great News for all young Island footballers age 5 to 13 inclusive.
Southampton FC’s Saints Foundation will be returning to St Peter FC ( St Georges Preparatory School facility) from the 9th to the 13th August 2021 to run a 5-day coaching course.
St Peter FC Academy is delighted to confirm the planned return to Jersey of the highly acclaimed and FA accredited Saints Foundation Coaching team for one week commencing Monday 9th August through Friday 13th from 9 am to 3 pm daily.
The course will once again be run at the beautiful facility at St Georges Preparatory School, La Hague Manor, La Rue de la Hague, St Peter, JE3 7DB
It will be available to all young players aged between 5 and 13 from across the Island, on a first-come-first-served basis. There are a limited number of places available and those who are keen to be involved are urged to make their reservation early.
Saints Foundation Soccer Schools offer exceptional value for money. It 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 boys and girls to improve their soccer skills, make new friends and experience a fun-packed week. All participants will receive a certificate, a medal and have the opportunity to win performance-related prizes throughout the week, including Southampton FC merchandise. As with all Saints Coaching programmes, those attending will automatically join their progression pathway, aimed at turning potential into excellence. The experienced coaching team ensure that instruction is geared to the age and ability of the individual with fun and enjoyment an essential ingredient. The overall objective is to develop their football skills, to enhance performance and the benefit they get from the game.
Those wishing to seize this superb opportunity to receive first-class coaching in a safe and enjoyable environment should register directly with the Saints Foundation via their web site – bookings.saintsfoundation.co.uk.
Click ’book now’, enter 9th August, click all venues, locate St Georges Preparatory School. Complete the request for brief information, make payment. The cost for the entire week is just £125. The booking form can also be accessed via the St Peter FC web site stpeterfc-theacademy.com
Tom Grevatt, Southampton FC’s Saints Foundation Coaching Programmes Manager revealed the Coaching team were delighted to be returning to St Peter.
“After a prolonged lockdown, the team are full of energy and ready to go. This is a great opportunity for all aspiring young male and female footballers in Jersey to enhance their skills and have enormous fun throughout the week. We pride our Soccer Schools on being the best in class and the engaging and special environment of St Peters, St Georges School facility, always makes this a stand out venue. We’re excited about engaging with another group of talented Jersey youngsters and taking them to the next level.”
St Peter FC Academy Chairman Brian Foulser said
“We are delighted to welcome the Saints Foundation coaching team back after drawing a Covid19 blank in 2020. Their widely acclaimed coaching courses are so well received and provide immeasurable benefit to aspiring young players who want to improve their performance. They consistently have a magical and thoroughly enjoyable week of football. With the limited number of places available I would encourage those who wish to benefit from a rare football experience to reserve their place as soon as possible.”
For further information:- Saints Foundation e-mail email@example.com
St Peter FC Academy
Brian Foulser e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01534 851075
St Peter FC is intending to restart its Ladies team from the start of the 2021/22 season and already has a potential sponsor in place.
Ciaran Pack, who is a qualified Level 2 coach and has a degree in Sports Therapy, will coach and manage the squad. Ciaran coached the Blackpool FC Ladies team for two seasons. before returning to Jersey in 2020.
St Peter has first-class facilities both on and off the pitch and intends to fully embrace the ladies game. As soon as the team reaches a competitive standard, the Club will seek entry into off-Island County or National competitions. St Peters remain the only Channel Island team to have played in the English Ladies FA Cup which they did for three seasons from 2004 until 2007.
The Club are actively seeking both experienced players and enthusiastic and committed newcomers to the game who want to prove something both to themselves and to others.
The coaching will be of a high standard and Ciaran Pack was keen to emphasise that the training will be intense, varied and enjoyable.
- Ladies football is now the fastest growing sport worldwide, its status and standards have risen remarkably in recent years and nowhere faster than the English game.
We ask everyone associated with St Peter FC to help us by ensuring any potential players, experienced or new to the game, are made fully aware of this opportunity and given Ciaran’s contact details. (Below)
St Peter FC has strong connections with professional Clubs and hopes to use those connections to ensure that talented players who aspire to play the game at a higher level, are allowed to impress those Clubs.
Jersey has developed some fine lady players over the years but the lack of a meaningful number of teams competing has been the main reason that the game has not blossomed to the levels that have been seen elsewhere. The return of St Peter FC next season can, not only go a long way to remedy that but it will be a major boost for the Ladies game as a whole. Older girls 16 and above and Ladies, both experienced players and those who believe they could be attracted to the game are encouraged to make contact and judge the potential enjoyment for themselves.
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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, 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.
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.“
BGF Jan 24th 2021
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
Peter Fleury, Brian Foulser and all members of the Senior and Academy
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Chairman St Peter FC Academy
August 2020. ( For and on behalf of the Academy Committee)
A link to all the photos can be found below:
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 – email@example.com Tel: (01534) 851075
Rui Marques – firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07797 790388
Elliott Powell – email@example.com Tel: 07397 198505
Below is a link to the training page for players during this lockdown. These may be completed indoors or outdoors during their 1hr workout time outside. We hope to continue regular training soon.
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic situation, we regret the coaching course has had to be cancelled. Please contact the Saints Foundation for a refund if you have registered. Thank you for your understanding.
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The English and Jersey Football Associations, on the advice of the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, have today suspended all grassroots football in both the UK and Jersey, with immediate effect until further notice. This includes matches at both Senior and Academy level and also includes training and coaching sessions. Whilst no time limit has been placed on this restriction, it is unfortunately possible for it to continue for a prolonged period.
We will, of course, monitor the advice constantly and be guided by the FA/JFA whose actions will be based on Governmental guidance. The Government has also decreed that no mass gatherings should take place and social distancing should be practised at all times for the foreseeable future.
It is with regret therefore that the Awards Night will have to be delayed until the COVID19 virus is firmly under control.
We have a fine and talented group of players across all age groups in the Academy and a brilliant team of coaches. It is appreciated that you will all be frustrated by not being able to enjoy the game you love; however, it is important to keep yourself fit by remaining active. We will endeavour to publish some routines on this web site that you can practise by yourself. When this unprecedented situation passes, as it surely will, we can all return and enjoy the game we love. By keeping ourselves fit and working to develop our individual skills, we can ensure we get off to a flying start when we return and enable St Peters to continue to set high standards and remain the Club that others try to emulate.
Remember to watch for the updates and the training and development routines on the Academy web-site
I trust you and your families keep safe and well. We look forward to welcoming you back to St Peter FC /St Georges as soon as possible.
Chairman St Peter FC Academy
St Peter FC U18’s had another early start on Sunday 2nd February for the quarter-final game against Sevenoaks Town FC. All of their games have had to be played away, so leaving on the 7.30 am red-eye wasn’t a new experience. The week leading up to the game was a worrying time, with two or three injuries to key players and the news that the teams only registered goalkeeper Pierce Roche had sustained a broken bone in his hand and would be out of action for several weeks. Former U16 keeper Joe Harrington (who now turned to Rugby) was re-signed and agreed to be the custodian for one of the biggest games a St Peter Junior team has ever played. The team arrived at the Bourne Stadium full of confidence and ready to give everything to win a place in the semis.
The team started tentatively and were just getting into their stride when a Sevenoaks corner from the left wasn’t dealt with and was scrambled into the net in the 12th minute. 3 minutes later worse was to happen, a long diagonal ball to the far post, saw the Sevenoaks tall rangy winger head home to make it 2-0. It looked like being a long afternoon just 15 minutes into the game. Playing the favourites to win the competition, St Peter had given them a two-goal start. It was clear that the 3rd goal would be crucial. Instead of heads dropping, this proved to be the turning point, the belief and determination grew. Playing the ball around well, the reds were in a period of domination. A beautiful move involving 5 passes found Tommy Boarer on the ball and his beautifully weighted ball found Jan Bentley in the clear. Although he was being closed down rapidly, Jan hit a fine shot past the keeper from 20 yards, 2-1 after 20 minutes. All the pressure was now coming from St Peter, the brilliant midfield trio of Toby Ritzema, Tommy Boarer and Luke Lister were controlling the game. The Kent teams defence was beginning to look vulnerable under pressure. Toby Ritzema whose work rate was phenomenal struck a firm shot to the keepers bottom right corner which he just managed to turn around the post. From the resultant beautifully struck corner, Tommy Boarer leapt highest to nod home the equaliser after just 26 minutes. Just two minutes later from another Danny Fernandes corner, Boarer was there again to head goal-wards only for the keeper to push the ball onto the bar. Sevenoaks came back into the game and young Joe Harrington was put to the test making three outstanding saves.
Half time 2-2 and all to play for.
Once again, the Jersey team started the second half slowly and the Kent team dominated the early exchanges, strategically testing the reds defence with crosses into the area. From one of these a loose clearance found its way to the Sevenoaks striker unmarked on the edge of the box, who took a couple of strides before hitting a left-foot volley giving Harrington no chance. 3-2 Sevenoaks with 52 minutes on the clock. This was a trigger for St Peter to have another spell in the ascendancy, playing some delightful one-touch football. Half chances came and went. In the 60th minute, the odds appeared to be against a St Peter victory when keeper Joe Harrington went down with a badly pulled groin muscle. With no Goal-keeper on the bench, centre back Kacper Smilek took over the jersey with James Carr moving to centre back alongside Ben Hamilton and Andre Dias taking over the left-back slot.
Hamilton was performing heroics in preventing the Sevenoaks highly rated First team striker from having any impact on the game. Rhys Thomas was controlling the threat down the Sevenoaks left flank. Ritzema, Boarer and Lister were in control of the midfield, with Jan Bentley and Danny Fernandes providing width and causing Sevenoaks problems down the flanks. Several near chances presented themselves but it took until the 75th minute before the decisive pinpointed pass from Ben Hamilton found Ryan Marcinko who quickly turned his marker and was in on goal before a desperate last-ditch tackle brought him down. Penalty St Peter, Marcinko grabbed the ball and struck it firmly into the bottom left-hand corner of the net. 3-3. Straight from the re-start nerves were on edge when a silly foul was committed on the edge of the area 30 yards out. The Kent team were very well-coached with their set-pieces. Kacper Smilek, however, pulled off a great save to push the resultant kick over the bar.
Full time 3-3 30 minutes of extra time both teams were keeping it tight without too many clear cut chances for either side.
St Peter had a scare when Smilek dropped the ball which appeared to be heading over the line but he made a magnificent recovery to clear the ball away safely. In the closing minutes of extra time, Luke Lister dribbled past three players, struck the ball sweetly with his left foot only for it to go inches the wrong side of the post. One further chance for Sevenoaks when their striker found himself clear on goal only for James Carr to pull off a magnificent last-ditch tackle to clear. From the resultant corner, Smilek punched clear finding Boarer who played skipper Toby Ritzema through on goal only for the referee to blow the final whistle before he could shoot. 3-3 after extra time
120 minute of play and now the drama of the penalty shoot-out.
St Peter went first, through skipper Toby Ritzema neither keeper was getting a hand on the ball although Kacper Smilek got very close to two of them.
More successful strikes from Marcinko, Jan Bentley, and Luke Lister gave St Peter a 4-3 lead and up stepped the young fourth penalty taker for Sevenoaks and Kacper Smilek made himself the hero of this fantastic game with a fine save diving to his right. It was now down to Tommy Boarer, with all the pressure on him he cracked the ball into the bottom corner to put St Peter FC into the semi-final of this prestigious competition 5-3 0n penalties. From 64 starting teams, they are now into the last four
Although they did it the hard way from 2-0 down, there is no doubt that overall on the balance of play and the outstanding football played it was a deserved result against a team riding high at the top of their league and unbeaten to date in the best Junior league in Kent.
Every credit must go to the two coaches, Karl Benest and Anthony Lister for the work they have done with this squad and the way they managed the team when problems were confronting them during the game.
After the game, Benest said
“I was delighted with the 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 this match. When you go 2-0 down so early in a game it takes belief and courage to fight back to win the game” He went on to say “ I think we have a great squad who can go on and win this competition”
“I am so pleased and proud of this squad, from going down 2-0 to the cup favourites on their home ground, fighting back to 2-2 and then coming back again from 3-2 down and holding their nerve in the penalty shoot-out, shows the spirit there is in this
“ Joe Harrington stepped in to keep goal only 48 hours before kick-off and did a great job for the team. Our centre back Kacper then volunteered to take over when Joe was injured and also did a brilliant job, culminating in saving the key penalty.The team have worked hard during the last few weeks on tactics, such as high press and set pieces and this is beginning to pay off. The Island Coaches should be watching some of these young players not currently in the squad more closely. It’s a pleasure to coach and be part of this U18 set up with St Peter’s. we are certainly repaying the support and opportunities the club offer these young boys.”
“If they continue to work hard as teammates and friends, there is no knowing what this group can achieve, they play football in the right spirit and have fun on and off the pitch.”
Brian Foulser 3/3/20
For further information
Brian Foulser – firstname.lastname@example.org Tel; 851075
Karl Benest – email@example.com Tel;07700 369911
Anthony Lister – firstname.lastname@example.org Tel; 07797 750419
Jersey’s top and most long-lived professional soccer coaching week will be running again in the last week in July. The 17th consecutive year that this highly popular event has taken place. The successful format has evolved over the years and no doubt there will be one or two additions for 2020. Back in 2003 when the relationship began David Moyes was the Manager of Everton managing them for 10 years until taking over at Manchester United in 2013. This was a particularly successful period for the Club as they consistently finished between 4th and 7th in the league. In Carlo Ancelotti, they have just appointed a world-class Manager and are confident their best days lie ahead of them.
The Everton FC Soccer Camp Coordinator and Senior Coach,
Sean Robertson and his coaching team are excited by their return to St Peter FC,
“We run coaching weeks throughout the year and visit some exotic locations but the whole team agree our Jersey Summer Camp is consistently the one that is most enjoyed. The facilities are great, the commitment from the young boys and girls is exceptional and the talent that we find each year is exciting. I guess we are lucky but the sun invariably shines, which we count as a bonus. We expect to welcome back many faces that we know and to be introduced to several new youngsters who will be joining us for the first time.”
8 coaches from the Premiership giants Everton FC, under the guidance of Sean Robertson, will be running coaching sessions throughout the 5 days commencing on Monday 27th July. The week is open to all Island boys and girls between the age of 5 to 14. As always, the accent will be on developing skills with fun and enjoyment an essential ingredient. Depending on the number of girls registering, it is hoped to include two experienced female coaches to encourage and satisfy the growing number of young girls now taking up the game. The activities will take place from 09:15 am to 3:15pm daily and all those participating should be checked in by 9:00 am each day to enable a prompt start. Each child should come with a packed lunch and adequate water. However, the kiosk cafeteria will be open to enable any top-up requirements to be purchased.
The week concludes on Friday afternoon with a presentation of awards by the Everton FC Coaches, each participant will receive a medal, a certificate and Everton FC memorabilia. Some special awards of signed memorabilia will be made to the best achievers
The cost for the entire week is just £125 with a reduction of £15 for all St Peter FC Academy registered players.
To register go to the St Peter FC web site www.stpeterfc.com follow the link from sub heading, “Everton Soccer Week 2020”, then select the link “Register & Pay Here” then select “Subscribe” to the correct option (£125 or £110 for Academy Member) complete the information form and pay as directed online. Any difficulties please contact Mike Horman or Brian Foulser (details in the footer). Places are restricted to just 160 applicants so to avoid disappointment please book early as previous experience suggests that this week is normally sold out well in advance of the start date.St Peter FC Academy Chairman, Brian Foulser said,
“The Everton Summer camp is always a fantastic week enjoyed by the children and the Coaches. As you would expect after 17 years Everton FC have developed a format that is something special, it ensures the participants gain the maximum opportunity to develop their skills in the most enjoyable way as is evidenced by so many of them signing up for the following year as soon as the current year comes to close”
He went on to say,
“Both St Peter and Everton FC believe we have developed something special over an extended period which makes this week a memorable one for so many aspiring young footballers”
For further information please contact:
- Mike Horman – 07797 772454 – email@example.com
- Brian Foulser – 01534 851075 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Everton FC – 07583 026088
- Sean Robertson email@example.com
We regret to inform all participating parties that this coaching week has been cancelled. Please contact the Saints Foundation for a refund. Thank you for your understanding
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 bookings.saintsfoundation.co.uk 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0845 6889370
St Peter FC Academy Brian Foulser – Email: email@example.com Tel: 01534 851075
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 851075
Karl Benest – Email: email@example.com Tel: 07700 369911
Anthony Lister – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07797 750419
Please note any players and/or coaches can be made available for interview if required.
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
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 email@example.com
|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
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
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- Mini’s £90.00
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 bookings.saintsfoundation.co.uk – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0845 688 9370
St Peter FC Academy
Brian Foulser Email email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or Brian Foulser firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 email@example.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
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 851075
Jersey Dairy contact
e-mail email@example.com tel: 818500
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 then return your forms with payment, by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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
Mrs Marguerite Gilley
ST Peter’s FC – Everton Week Co-Ordinator
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
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0845 688 9370
St Peter FC
Brian Foulser e-mail email@example.com Tel 01534 851075