Charlbury Town Youth u14s provided a bit of good news for the club in what has been a difficult football season for all so far in winning the WDYFL ‘A’ league title for the 2020/21 Autumn/Winter season.
With football ceased in January, the league took the view that points per game was the fairest way to conclude matters – and although it would have been nice to finish things off on the pitch in the final game – Charlbury had already beaten the second place side and the chasing teams still had to play each other so it feels fully deserved.
This means that the lads achieved their primary aim of winning back the title that they won as u12s – and made it four major trophies now as a group together in the last 3 seasons (with one or two others robbed by COVID!). From the coaches viewpoint, the best thing about the success has been the significant contribution of all members of the squad – they all hold themselves to such high standards and it is a joy to be involved.
Witney & District Youth Football League – u14 A division
The postponed final of the WDYFL took place on Sunday 6th September at Clanfield against arch rivals Ducklington.
Whenever we play Eddies team, the game is always close and yesterday was no exception going into extra time with the score at 0-0. Whilst Charlbury had the greater possession and better chances, Ducklington could have stolen it with the very last kick of extra time, with the ball just going past Charlbury’s post.
However a dominant spell, by the fitter side in the first half of extra time saw Lewis Pretorious and Billy Sweet hit two amazing goals to give Charlbury a deserved and comfortable lead.
However, although Charlbury continued to press they got caught with a long ball over the top that fell between the defence and goalkeeper leaving the Ducklington striker to tap in the ball to create a nervous 2 minutes finale.
Charlbury held on and lifted their first cup ! More to follow….
The new season will start in September 2019 with teams beginning their pre-season preparations in the summer. If you are interested in playing for Charlbury please check the relevant player age group pages and contact the manager directly.
Details for signing on day will be available soon.
The Charlbury Town AGM is on Wednesday 10th July at the Bell Inn starting at 8pm. All are welcome.
Signing on day for all age groups is on Sunday 2nd September at Nine Acres recreation ground. It will run from 2pm until around 4pm with plenty of football related activities for the players to get involved in.
The signing on letter, player consent form, and codes of conduct for players and spectators can all be viewed and downloaded here and brought with you. We will also have spare copies available on the day.
It was another excellent season for the Youth Football Club, with all our teams progressing well and all the players enjoying their football.
Congratulations to all our silverware winners in the 2017-18 season: U9s: Champions Cup winners U11s: Champions Cup winners U13s: WDYFL fair play award winners U14 Girls: Oxfordshire County Cup winners and Oxford Mail Girls League Plate Winners
Thanks too to all that helped at our six-a-side tournament in June, with almost 100 teams taking part and raising around £3,500 for the club. The club’s very special thanks to Helen Turner for pulling everything together and for all the time spent both on the day, before and after the event. Also another great effort by all involved in Charlbury Men’s six-a-side tournament (especially Tom Griffith and Lynn Gorton), we hosted 10 teams and raised circa £800.