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Under 11 Girls South County Champions
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.
Football & Herts Youth Games (pre)Training
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.
Keep upto date with our partner club in Ohio CUSA Courage
Watch this space for more news from CUSA
St Albans City Youth Under 10's Girls team are raising money for their exchange trip to Ohio, USA.
They were very grateful to Lawrence Levy and everyone at the recent St Albans City v Peterborough Game for helping them to raise money for their trip.
Manager Chris Johnson said "Thank you to everyone who supported my team. Ledley King was spotted in the crowd and he was pleased to add his support to our project."
If you would like to find our more about St Albans City Youth's ambitious USA Project with Centreville click here >>
ST ALBANS CITY YOUTH AND CENTREVILLE UNITED
CENTERVILLE, OHIO – Centerville United Soccer Association (CUSA) Courage, one of the largest youth soccer organisations in Ohio South Youth Soccer, is proud to announce the partnership with St. Albans City Youth Football Club (STACY), the leading Community Club in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
"We are very excited to start what we feel will be a great long term relationship with STACY as a part of the CUSA Soccer family," said Brett Thompson, Executive Director of CUSA. "Through this partnership, CUSA and STACY will exchange ideas on coaching methods, player development, coaching staff will visit each others clubs, teams will also have the opportunity to visit and play in each others countries. In fact starting this August STACY will be sending staff over to America for the first Coach Exchange.
CUSA Courage Technical Director Janelle Fritschie says this about the partnership:
“The new relationship between CUSA and St. Albans City Youth Football Club is an exciting development for our organisation. We are looking forward to not only sharing information between our two clubs but also to exchanging coaches and players. St. Albans has a similar focus on player development and this relationship will only enhance both clubs.”
Under 10's Girls South Crowned Div 2 Champions
St Albans City Youth U10's Girls South celebrate after being crowned Division 2 Champions and receiving their winners trophy. The girls topped their division with 12 wins, 2 draws and only 1 loss, with an impressive +22 goal difference.
Girls U10 County Challenge Cup Final
Garston Ladies U10's vs St Albans City North Girls U10's, played at the County Ground Letchworth
Result: Garston Ladies U10's 0 St Albans City North Girls U10's 1
Following on from last weeks 3 - 0 win over St Albans City South in the U10's Shield Final just a single goal won this game for the St Albans girls when Captain, Lauren Walker, scored in the 17th minute with a powerful shot that caught the keeper unawares.
The first half was all St Albans with 2 shots from Penny Bliss both of which were saved, sustained pressure in the first half should have led to more goals but good defending by Garston prevented more.
The second half was fast and exciting with more pressure from Garston but St Albans defended well and Hollie Kiff made a number of excellent saves. The teams were well supported with lots of vocal support for both sides from friends and family. A true Cup Final played between the best two teams in the League!
Well done to all the team for their fantastic achievements this season with winners medals in the Shield and County Cup Finals and runners up medals for the under 10's League Division One.
Under 12s Girls - Herts Girls Football Partnership League U12 Champions
After losing several players from the squad at the end of last season, the U12 Girls joined the Herts Girls Football Partnership League to play a mixture of 7-a-side and 9-a-side football this season. Having recruited new players, the U12’s have adjusted to these changes and proved to be capable of playing good competitive football as well as being great friends. We have had a solid defence which has let in very few goals and a fast and powerful attack capable of scoring against any opposition. This season has been very successful, as we not only won the HGFPL start of season 7-a-side tournament, but also the League by 5 points clear!
If you would like to get involved in girls football or find out more about St Albans City Youth in the Community contact David Wray on 01727 858577
DISTRICT FOOTBALL REPORT Year 7 and Year 8
St Albans District Tournament Hosted By St Albans City Youth
On 7th February, the Year 7 and 8 Girl’s Football teams set out to Highfield Park to play in the District Tournament . I was in the Year 8 team and our first match was against Nicholas Breakspear. Our captain Emily Bentley kept our spirits high and by the seconds half it was 1-0 to STAGS with Ashleigh Johnson scoring. It stayed 1-0 which meant we were a step closer to getting a great victory.
Our second game was against Roundwood. They scored the first goal but Sabrina Illian equalised. It stayed 1-1 and we went through to the final on goal difference.
The final was against Marlborough. It was a tight game and they worked us very hard and subsequently one of their girls got a break away and smashed the ball over our keeper, Aimee Reid’s head. The half time whistle blew giving us a chance to get together and have a team talk. We set out for the second half in high hopes of at least a draw. Our wish came true and excellent passes between the midfield players gave the striker a shot at goal, 1-1! The final whistle blew and the referee gave us another 30 minutes extra time. There were so many chances to score at both ends but nobody could take them until I dribbled the ball, played a one two with one of our midfields and had a one on one between the keeper and I. She came closer to me giving me a chance to play it over her head. The ball went straight in the net and our team roared with happiness, we were district champions for the second year in a row. We were awarded with golden medals. Unfortunately our Year 7’s came a close second but I’m sure they put in as much effort as we did. We went home that day proud and with lots of hope for next year’s competition.
Niketa Dinnall, 8F