Under 12 Team News
Ramsbury FC is proud to announce that it has met all the criteria to be affiliated with the Wilts FA and respective leagues for the 2021/2022 Season and has players registered for the following teams: U7, U8, two U9 teams, U10, U11, U12, U13 (no U14 or U15 teams), U16, U17 and a men’s senior team. It has been a huge effort and great to see training re-start before the season commences on 5 Sep 21.
Ramsbury FC consists of 10 youth teams, a large U6 development squad and a senior men’s team in a family friendly and Chartered Standard grass roots football club nestled in the Kennet Valley.
All teams have numerous qualified coaches and our subscription costs are the lowest in the County if not the South of England and designed that way to encourage all levels of player to be able to participate including reduced training only fees. We have an excellent Club web site and all coaches are encouraged to use WhatsApp and SPOND for effective communication.
For a village club the facilities are outstanding with a fully refurbished Clubhouse, a floodlit all weather pitch for small sided games and training and a range of well-managed and cared for pitches. We are well known for fair play and our blue and white team colours and you cannot miss our excellent Clubhouse sign.
Last season we teamed up with Pendle Sports to provide quality kit.
If you are interested in joining a progressive and family friendly club, where our ethos is football should be fun, then please contact us through our club web site.
Jon Symon, Club Secretary
Ramsbury FC held their inaugural Festival of Football on Sun 27th June and the Club Annual Awards straight afterwards.
It was an amazing day with all 10 youth teams playing 5 and 6 a side small sided games from U6 to U16 that saw a total of 175 players, 27 teams and 54 matches! The weather was kind with only a couple of light showers and the huge gazebo kindly provided by Ian Smith, Chair of Ramsbury Recreation Ground Committee, provided great cover for the BBQ team led brilliantly by our Treasurer Bryony Beck.
It was great to see all age groups together and also to see all parents / guardians supporting and adhering to social distancing and hygiene requirements to make the event as safe as possible.
A huge thank you to First Water for providing the extra parking; to Seb and Ben P from the U16s for marshalling the cars safely; Liz Watts Photography our local professional photographer for the day and, as always, to our generous Club Sponsor Ergo Plus FM who continue to help the Club develop.
Every player received an end of season trophy and 4 players from each team received individual trophies for Players Player; Managers Player, Most Improved and Player of the Season.
The following received Club Awards:
- Carrington Shield: Team of the Year: Ramsbury FC U16s
- Dave Rushen Shield: Coach of the Year: Chris Allen U7/U8s
- Oli Kimber Trophy: Player of the Year: Lucas Pottinger U12s
Arthur Carrington, CEO of Ergo Plus FM, kindly presented the Carrington Shield to Geoff Pratt, Andy Knowles and the U16s for an outstanding year where they won the Mid Wilts U16s (Red) Div title, Wilts FA Fair Play Award and remained undefeated all season. Runners up were the U12s who were pipped to 2nd in an extremely competitive U12s Div 2 earning promotion to Div 1 as U13s – another amazing achievement!
We also said a final farewell to club stalwarts Chris and Nicola Allen who depart to live in Cornwall and who have served the Club so well for so long as Treasurer, Secretary and Coach. It was fitting that Chris won Coach of the Year and that Dave Rushen’s grandson, James Underwood, a current senior player and Level 2 Coach, could present the trophy on behalf of the Rushen family and Ramsbury FC. Dave Rushen was a superb sportsman, past RFC player, long-time Chair of the Club and a strong supporter of youth football.
The day ended with the award of the prestigious Oli Kimber Trophy for the Club Player of the Year which went deservedly to Lucas Pottinger in the U12s. The OK Trophy is not awarded every year and is only awarded to those that have shown selfless commitment, huge courage and leadership and who are an example to follow. Lucas certainly fits the mantle and his contribution to the U12s success and as an ambassador for Ramsbury FC has been fantastic. Well done!
All teams and their coaches have a well-earned break with registration for next season now open and if completed by 6 Aug 21 will see another concession provided by the Club as a reward for all who have continued to support our amazing grass roots football club!
Jon – Club Sec
Under 12s roll to promotion to Division 1
After a tough end to April, the Under 12s flew through May winning 6 straight games to confirm their promotion to Div 1 of the North Wilts league with an amazing record of 19 wins and just 3 losses for the season. They now face a nervous wait to see if their rivals for the title, Wootton Bassett slip up in their final game to send them into a playoff for the title, but whatever the result the team can be immensely proud of what they achieved scoring over 100 goals (and missing at least 100 more) and always playing with a great spirit.
They had a couple of tight games vs Wims at the end and particularly against Stratton Youth where we needed a superb free kick from Ethan with 5 minutes to go to clinch a nervy 3-2 win, but our free scoring team always managed to pull something out of the bag when needed. Their unbreakable team spirit really carried them through with every member of the squad stepping up at various times to secure wins for the team, whether it be brave goal line defending, fingertip saves, precise through balls or stunning long distance shots.
Thanks to all the parents and helpers for being so supportive and we can now look forward to the real test of Division 1 football.
A couple of their more spectacular goals can be seen here on this link to our game vs Wims – https://youtu.be/qVW4v7TquCg
Date: 20/05/2021Venue: RAMSBURY RECREATION CENTRECompetition: 2020-21 U12 Div2Final Score: 4-3FULL-TIME: https://fulltime-league.thefa.com/displayFixture.htm…
Ramsbury FC U12s recorded an impressive 9-0 away against Lydiard Youth U12 Tigers to keep alive their hopes of securing the Division 2 title. After a tough couple of weeks with several injuries and niggles to key players, last week they bounced back against our bogey team, Swindon Supermarine winning 5-0 with an energetic pressing performance and some clinical 2nd half finishing.
This week we had another injured player return to fitness, and were in control from the first minute against a brave Lydiard Tigers side, who have had a tough season but never stopped trying. On a tricky sloping pitch, measuring the perfect pass wasn’t always easy but we continued to move the ball effectively stretching their defence and creating chances. A big throw from Ollie was cleverly cushion volleyed into the corner by Zach to get us started before Ollie thumped in a second, and followed this up with a clever pass to leave Zach with a comfortable second goal. Rafa and Sam added further goals, before Ollie hit a hot streak at the start of the second half with a very fast hat trick, including a fantastic header ending up with 4 goals himself. Owen scored from close range to complete the scoring.
It is tight at the top of Division 2 with Wooton Bassett U12 Blues and both sides have some tricky games to come to determine who will be crowned champions!
Whatever happens we are very proud of our amazing U12 team who have been brilliant throughout another stop-start season, and look likely to get promoted to Division 1 to really test their mettle next season.
Tough loss away to Purton FC U12s today, but Ramsbury FC U12s remain top of the league and will, I am sure, bounce back stronger than ever. They are a great bunch and have done brilliantly so far.
Keep going the U12s!!!!!!!
Under 12 Team
Coach: Rich Gillard
Contact: 07900 490 793