Hayley Ladd, for ex St Albans City Youth and now Wales Full International in Mexico
Week 1 - Hola! I have completed my first week here in Puerta Vallarta and it has been a bit of a manic one at that!
Nonetheless having a great time and feel like we as a group are doing some really good and much needed work! I personally have been based at the gym (cea bootcamp) and so have been helping a lot with thw active side. Its mon-fri 9-1 and its a combination of normal kids (whose parents pay for the summer camp ) but also with about 25 kids from the rise orphanage. this means the kids are mixed together which we all think is a great experience for them!
All children are very well behaved and get on really well!
I have attached a couple pictures (below) to give you an idea of the gym etc! the owner used to be an orphan and lets the rise orphanage use it for free and as you can see from the photos the facilities are amazing!
Three former City Youth Girls have been selected by the Football Association of Wales for the Wales Senior Women’s squad that will take part in the Algarve Cup in Portugal. The team will play against Portugal, Mexico and Hungary. The girls selected are Hayley Ladd, Sarah Wiltshire and Megan Wynne. Another former City Youth girl, Josie Green is on stand-by.
City Youth Girls make the grade
In the recent full international between Wales and Greece three former City Youth players, Hayley Ladd (now with Coventry), Sarah Wiltshire and Josie Green (both now with Watford) were in the starting line-up for the match played in Greece. City Youth also had a fourth player involved with Megan Wynne (now with Watford) on the subs bench.
Under 12’s Girls narrowly beat the Under 13's Girls in an exciting end to end battle. The Under 13's created most of the early chances and took the lead after 10 minutes. Under 12's equalised just before half time, and then stormed into a 5-1 lead after the restart. The Under 13's fort their way back into contention, but the Under 12's maintained their lead to the end, finishing 7-6. A great 1st match for the Under 12's in readiness for their county festival qualifying rounds, commencing in January. Next up Watford ladies and Tottenham Hotspur Ladies.
Under 12 Goals: Molly Johnson, Sophie Hegerty (2), Lauren Walker (2), Hannah Coote, Kira Close.
St Albans City Youth Girls enjoying their football training at the new facilities at the Nicholas Breakspear Sports complex.
City Youths Chris Johnson (manager of the Girls Under 12's South) is visiting Ohio this week, as a guest of CUSA Courage our sister club in the USA.. The trip is an opportunity for Chris to see what the Girls can expect when they visit in 2014.
Chris will have a chance to see all the club’s facilities, get involved in some coaching sessions, and of course observe the Mead Cup in full swing. The 3 day Mead Cup tournament will be the focus of our 2014 tour.
He will post photo’s video’s and relevant links on the U12 South facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/#!/StacyU11GirlsSouth (Opens in new window).
Click on the link and make sure you ‘like’ the page. You will then automatically see all updates/photos etc. in your time line.
BP help boost the STACY Girls Tour Fund
‘Following a recent charity bike ride to raise funds for the St Albans City Youth Girls 2014 USA tour that I did with my two daughters who both play for the club I am delighted that my previous employer BP has matched the contributions made by friends and family to the tune of £3,000. Thank you BP for your contribution and thank you to all of our friends and family who so generously supported us. The fundraising continues but the collective money we raised on our bike ride will certainly help!!
St Albans City Youth FC staged their first ‘stand alone’ Girls Six A Side Tournament with four age groups taking part, with the Under 9’s and 10’s in the morning and the Under 11’s and 12’s in the afternoon.
The winners of the Under 12’s section were the City Youth Under 12’s North, winning three matches and drawing one. First up they drew 1 – 1 with Garston, who finished as runners-up, they then recorded 2 – 0, 5 – 0 and 1 – 0 victories over Watford ladies, City Youth Under 12’s West and the City youth Under 12’s South respectively. Scoring the North’s goals were Danielle Tyler 3, Emily Schofield 2, Lauren Pearson 2, Shauna Smith and Alice Tello, whilst Lauren Pearson was named player of the match for giving a fantastic performance in every game. Other players in the squad were Ellen Fox, Romy Kelleher and Mary Leach.
Bedwell Rangers 1 - 3 StACY South
St Albans Goal Scorers: Kira Close 2, Lauren Walker
The recent 0-0 stalemate between the two sides suggested we were in for a tight game. However, we were also treated to a tremendous display of hard fought football and an exciting nail biter of a cup final.
St Albans were quickest out of the blocks, and dominated early possession and produced all the chances. When Lauren Walker broke down the right, Kira Close was first to the whipped in cross, sliding the ball passed the keeper. 1-0. St Albans were inches from adding a second, but were denied by a fine save from Bedwell's keeper. St Albans continued to create chance after chance, and an inevitable 2nd goal from Kira Close came with 10 minutes remaining in the second half.
St Albans City Youth Girls Under 12's North
Great Yarmouth Tour April 2012
After a successful league season, the u12 North girls ventured to the not-so-sunny destination of Great Yarmouth on Tuesday 10th April to take part in the Yarmouth Soccer Challenge.
St Albans City Youth Girls has a great time at Clarence Park supporting "The Saints" and promoting Girls Football in St Albans.
The girls had a brilliant time in the sunshine. Meeting the players, greeting the 2 teams before kick off and doing some balls skills on the pitch at half time.
Futsal Opportunity for Girls
Due to demand St Albans City Youth are working with our partners at Francis Bacon School to create the first ever Futsal Centre for the St Albans District
Following the success of our recent introduction to Futsal last year, St Albans City Youth have organised further opportunities for the girls during the Easter Holidays and beyond.
Thanks to popular demand, we are pleased to announce that the girls football training will start again next Saturday 4th February 2012 at Garden Fields School in St Albans from 1.30 to 3pm
This training is open to all girls from Reception to Year 6 who are interested in developing their game or who would like to try the game for the first time.
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