Issue 3 Town e-news February 16

Diary Dates

No Futsal Tuesday 16th Feb
Duck Race Saturday 9th April
First presentation evening Tuesday 24th May
Second presentation evening Wednesday 25th May
ATYFC Tournament Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June
Pig Racing Provisional date Saturday 9th July

U12 Blues support the Seniors

The Blues were privileged to be mascots for the Andover Towns’ game with Brockenhurst, the boys were treated to a pre match training session with the Senior Town squad. They had the opportunity to taste the excitement of the Portway crowd as they showed their skills prior to kick off. A special training session was arranged for our stopper Daniel Butt, Jamie and Michael ran Dan through a typical pre match build up, it was a great insight for him and to pick up some new ideas and techniques. It’s great that the Seniors take time out to pass on their skills and I hope they realise the positive impact this has on the boys.

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The confidence gained from this occasion is unbelievable and as the feeder club for the Sydenhams league team, the boys can strive to be chosen by the Seniors in years to come. They performed their mascot duties with pure professionalism and stayed on to support the Seniors and watch them take on Brockenhurst, the game was a tough encounter and displayed the desire needed when you reach this standard of football. Watching the determination shown was definitely the motivation for U12s Blue Coach Darren Reeves to arrange the event, as the boys are having a good season thus far, it’s good to open their eyes to new training methods and demonstrate what is possible with hard work and dedication.
A big thank you to all at Andover Town FC, putting something back into the local community. Andover Town Youth is built on the premise of developing the talent for the next generation, it’s clear the Seniors share the vision and we will continue to embrace these ties.
Our thanks to Jody Pitts for this report, which can be seen in its entirety on the ATYFC website.

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