Salisbury FC Youth 6-a-side tournament 14th and 15th May 2022

An amazing weekend of football was had at the Ray Mac stadium at the weekend. Over 100 teams from under 7 to under 14’s featuring almost 1000 young football stars guided by probably over 200 visiting coaches, a couple of thousand parents and grandparents as well as brothers and sisters were looked after by dozens of volunteers working for SFC Youth. We don’t know how many exactly but the total number of visitors over the event was somewhere between 2500 and 3500.

One of the nicest stories from the weekend was two pensioners who, between them, had supported the Salisbury Football Club for over 140 years were now there to watch their great, great grand children running out and playing on the same pitch as the 1st team they still watch week in, week out.

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For the professional photographer photos which were taken on Sunday please follow the links below:

20220515 SFC Youth Tournament Sunday Morning

20220515 SFC Youth Tournament Sunday Afternoon

If you would like to purchase any of those professional photos for the small fee of £7.50 then email Michael Berkeley (berkeley.m@yahoo.com) and attach a copy of the photo(s) you want. He will email back with the full resolution image – or send it via WeTransfer if the file(s) are too big for an email.


Find photos from the Saturday sessions HERE

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With teams from as far away as Weymouth and Ilchester, Swindon and Portsmouth all the teams got to play against other teams they would never have played before.

There were many compliments not just on the organisation, the fantastic venue, but more satisfying was the high praise for the atmosphere and sportsmanship the tournament was played in. And it has to be said, the excellent officiating from the referees. The weekend takes many people many days, weeks and months to organise but seeing the smiles on children’s faces and their cheering parents in the stands watching them, is all the reward you need.

We can’t wait to start planning the next one for May 2023.

Our thanks go to all the amazing volunteers who made this weekend possible. There are too many to list them all but we couldn't have done it without you. Thank you!

Some comments from visiting managers:

Big Thank You,

From Amesbury Scouts U7 a big thank you to all staff, event organisers, refs, everybody involved, all teams, players and parents!

The players and parents couldn't have had a better day out, really enjoyed it and can't wait for next year!

Many thanks, Luke Perryman, AFC Scouts U7 Manager

Hi

Many thanks for hosting a fantastic tournament. It was a really well organised and fun event and the U13 competition was at a high level . All my boys really enjoyed themselves. I hope to see you all next year.

Kind regards, Rich

Hi

Just wanted to pass on thanks to you and everyone involved in today's tournament. I thought it was really well run and would definitely recommend to anyone else.

Thanks, David (Romsey Town Cougars U10)

Please email us on secretary.youth.salisburyfc@gmail.com if you wish to attend and we will forward you the supporting documentation.

A date for your diary

What: Annual General Meeting of Salisbury FC Youth

When: Monday, 27th June 2022

Time: 7.15pm registration, 7.30pm start

Where: Sarum Suite, Raymond McEnhill Stadium, Partridge Way, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6PU

The AGM is open to parents of players, max 1 parent per player to attend. 1 vote per player. The AGM is also open to all coaches and managers who each have 1 vote.

SFC AGM Agenda

1) Welcome

2) Approval of Minutes of 2020/21 AGM

3) Matters arising thereof

4) Report by Chairman

5) Treasurer’s report

6) Secretary’s report

7) Welfare Officer’s report

8) Election of the Officers of the club

9) Election of committee members

10) Constitution of the club for 2022/23

11) Subs for next season

12) Split payments of subs

13) Any Other Business

CALLING ALL YOUNG FOOTBALL STARS:

Salisbury FC U14 are urgently looking for a couple of players to strengthen their team. This is a great opportunity to join a strong side playing Div 1 football in the Southampton Tyro league. For further information please contact Tom Barnard on 07901 860745 or email secretary.youth.salisburyfc@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Opportunities

Salisbury FC Youth has been growing rapidly in recent years and is looking to fill a number of volunteer coaching roles to assist the current managers, from U7 to U12. We are a Charter Standard club and pride ourselves that all coaches are trained to a minimum standard of Level 1 but many go on from there and achieve higher qualifications.

We are looking for people who love football and bring enthusiasm and positive energy to their team, ensuring that all players feel welcome and safe and enjoy the game.

DBS checks, Safeguarding, Emergency First Aid and FA Level 1 (Introduction to Coaching Football) courses will, of course, be paid for by the club as long as there is a 2 season commitment.

We look forward to hearing from you. For more information please contact Paul Corfield on 07926 368820 or scoffercorfield@hotmail.com or Giles Lewis on 07557 477606 or gileslewis2829@gmail.com.

Your Opinion Matters

If you are a current Salisbury FC Youth player or parent of a player we would like to hear from you. We are constantly striving to improve the quality of the service we provide but to do that we need your input.

The questionnaire will only take a few minutes to complete. You can choose to complete the questionnaire anonymously if you wish or you can enter your name and email address to be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win a pair of tickets to a Southampton FC match.

Your answers and personal information will be treated with the strictest confidence and only used to inform you should you have won the prize.

PARENTS, click here to start the survey. PLAYERS, click here for your survey.

Help us raise funds for SFC Youth

Salisbury FC Youth is a not for profit organisation, run 100% by unpaid volunteers. To be able to provide our players with the best training facilities, leagues and outfits whilst keeping the signing on fee as low as possible, we are constantly looking for ways to raise extra funds.

Easyfundraising is an app that allows you to shop from 1000s of different online shops and raise money for SFC Youth at the same time. It doesn't cost you a penny, it won't increase the prices you pay for online goods and it doesn't involve many extra clicks.

Salisbury FC Youth is awarded FA Charter Standard

Wiltshire FA have awarded FA Charter Standard status to Salisbury FC Youth.

The FA Charter Standard Programme is the FA’s accreditation scheme, open to all clubs affiliated to Wiltshire FA, that aims to raise standards in the grassroots game.

Tim Hall, Senior Football Development Officer at Wiltshire FA said, “We are delighted that Salisbury FC Youth have achieved FA Charter Standard status, it recognises their hard work, commitment and quality... more

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PS: We will never name any players depicted in any photo with their full name.

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