The Under 8s are now getting stuck into their second season of football and are enjoying playing football and developing their skills on a weekly basis. The players and parents travel across the county, early on a Saturday morning, playing against teams in the Cambridgeshire mini soccer league 5v5 format. Back in May the players had the opportunity to play on the pitch at the Abbey, home of Cambridge United, against some of the best teams in the area with parents and family members from 50 teams cheering everyone on from the stands. It was a great experience for the team and supporters and was thoroughly enjoyed by the team. The team have also played in our own tournament which was organised by the club in the summer. In June we travelled to Wisbech St Mary to play in one of the biggest tournaments in the country. We have 10 players registered with the league playing for the Under 8s and an additional 10 players of mixed age and ability who train on a Wednesday night with us. As well as continuing as a team, one of our aims is to find enthusiastic volunteers to coach and create new teams for the additional players.
The team would like to thank our fantastic sponsor D Silcock Construction who have supplied a full kit, rain jackets and hats for the team and also trophies for our tournament that the club held earlier in the year.
The Under 11 Yellow team have recently been sponsored by D Allen Services. They have provided all the players with jackets. This is the Yellows second season with Littleport Rangers. We are lucky to have three Under 11 teams. The Whites are new to Rangers and are having a great season. The Under 11 Navy team have been together for three seasons and have had a great start to the new season.
This season the Under 12s joined the Cambridgeshire colts league playing in the 9v9 format, they’ve had a great start and are really enjoying it. At the time of writing we have W4, L1. D1 and are 2nd in the league. The team has really developed since last season and continue to do so each week. As individuals they are more confident and as a team they are capable of playing some great football which the coaches and parents really enjoy watching. The league is really competitive and some of the matches have been really close, a recent match against Trumpington was 2-2 with 8 seconds left when Ralph Twinn ran through from defence and scored the winner.
Our most recent match away to Cottenham we were playing really well but losing 2-1, then with a few minutes left Callum Lee produced a wonder goal from outside the box to earn us a hard-fought point. More exciting than the premier league! The team would like to thank Sigma Embroidery for their kit and Manit contractors for this season’s training tops.