The 2014 St Albans City Youth FC - Girls 6 A-Side Tournament was once again staged at St Albans Girls School. The tournament has continued to attract over 500 players from clubs around the county and beyond. A full write-up will appear on this page in the next few days.
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ST ALBANS CITY YOUTH FC
GIRLS FUTSAL CHALLENGE CUP 2014
Thank you to everyone for attending this years tournament and contributing to its success. We hope everyone had a good time. The standard of play was excellent and by all accounts every game was played in great spirit, with all players demonstrating a high level of good sportsmanship. Planning for next years tournament is already well underway, with plans to offer more age groups. We hope to see everyone return, as we hope to build the event whilst maintaining the focus on a quality structure that provides both good game lengths and significant overall match time for all participants. The possibility of staging the tournament in the Winter is also being considered, although there are all the usual league conflicts to overcome.
Congratulations to our Champions, Tottenham Hotspur Under 12's Whites & Didcot Casuals Under 14's.
Under 14's Overall Positions:
Under 14's Tournament Winners - Didcot Casuals
Champions: Didcot Casuals
Runners Up: Tottenham Hotspurs
3rd: Hitchin Belles
4th: Kinja FC
5th: Luton Town Ladies
6th: St Albans City Youth North Blues
7th: St Albans City Youth South
8th: St Albans City Youth North Yellows
Well done to Kinja FC, Hitchin & St Albans City Youth South, all U13 sides punching above their weight in the U14 category.
Under 12's Tournament Winners - Tottenham Hotspur Ladies
Champions: Tottenham Hotspur U12 Whites
Runners Up: Oxford City Ladies
Tottenham U12 brought 4 teams, with 3 making the semi finals. Well done to Oxford City for preventing an all Spurs final, with a dramatic penalty shoot out win in the semi, after a 4-4 draw in normal time. Well done to Harvesters for their victories over two of the Tottenham sides, narrowly missing out on the semi finals on goal difference.
The St Albans City Youth FC Futsal Challenge Cup, was staged at one of the UK's National Futsal Arenas in Birmingham on Saturday July 12th 2014.
Venue Address:20 Great King Street North, Birmingham, B19 2LF.
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Please note there will not be any Herts Youth Games training this week (17th May) due to the clubs Girls 6 A Side,
All girls who attend the Herts Youth Games training are invited to the club 6aside tournament at St Albans Girls School as a practice run and to experience what the Herts Youth Games will be like. Games start at 9am with a briefing at 8.30am. Please get there in time to sort out the team before 9am with suitable clothing for the morning, games will finish at 12.30pm. Drink and food are available at the event. Look forward to seeing you there.
St Albans City Youth FC, have once again been invited by the FA to organise the training for this years Herts Youth Games St Albans Girls Football team. The training will commence on Saturday 10th May from 10.30 to midday on the All Weather Pitch at Nicholas Breakspear School.
The training is aimed at Year 3 and Year 4 girls. Please bring a drink and the appropriate footwear.
Girls, if you are interested Girls, contact Kelly on email@example.com or email Beth Tyler, Sports Development Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest to come along.
if you enjoy the training there will be opportunities to join our new Girls Under 9's team.
St Albans City Youth receive a grant of £1000 from The 948 Foundation to help support the Girls ambitious tour of USA. The Grant will ensure that all of the Girls from our U13 squad can be included.
The Girls Team Manager Chris Johnson said "We are thrilled to receive this generous grant, and feel very honoured that our project was chosen by the 948 foundation. Everyone involved, especially the girls, are extremely grateful for the support. We are now looking forward to representing St Albans and the country at the Mead Cusa Cup in Ohio, USA in August, 2014."
Club spokesman David Wray added "The 948 Foundation support a number of local groups and individuals and really make a difference to Sport in the St Albans District"
St Albans City Ladies Match Update
St. Albans City Ladies have had a positive start to their season recording wins in all League, League Cup and the FA Cup games. They collected 3 points against Sharnbrook from a solid 3-2 performance in their League campaign. City got through the League Cup with a 2-1 win away to Bishops Stortford Ladies
But most impressively they successfully overcame Sawbridgeworth Ladies on 22nd Sept, who are a number of leagues above them with a 2-1 away win in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup. City took the lead very early on with a breakaway goal from youngster Georga Knight. They then conceded to bring it to 1-1 in the second half with the atmosphere tense as both sides wanted to push on to win. City snatched the winner 10 minutes from the end with a perfectly placed corner from Molly Slade and Kelly Hancock was there to slot it home.
St Albans City Ladies v Waveney Wonderers - FA Cup 2nd Round Qualifier
The 2nd round qualifier in the FA Cup saw City Ladies face Waveney Wonderers at home. The match started very cagey as neither team knew what to expect from each other and as time ticked away City started to control the game with some good football; starting from defence and being patient in midfield. This is where the game came alive with City dictating the pace of play and peppering the goal with chance after chance until very late in the first half the breakthrough came, following a succession of corners Lucy Hancock drilled a low shot from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.
The second half was all about the quality of City Ladies football and extra effort in the final third of the pitch which resulted in four more goals and all from different places in and around the penalty box, a good header from Megan Kiff, a cool finish from Kelly Hancock, a great long range effort from Amy Crumpler and the final goal from City's centre back Rachel Sherlow. A fabulous effort from the whole squad sees City Ladies make club history by making it further than any other City team.
Squad: Sasha Tucker, Rachel Sherlow, Megan Kiff, Samantha Rowland, Grace Campion, Sarah Ward, Molly Slade, Lucy Hancock (C), Amber Charlton, Emma Tammero, Sophie Joseph, Faith Trounce, Kelly Hancock, Holly Sheridan, Laura Noble, Amy Crumpler, Isis Anders, Georga Knight
The next opportunity to watch the undefeated St Albans City Ladies team at home is 20th October, kick off 2pm at London Colney FC, free admission.
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.