Starting September Paignton Community and Sports College will be hosting the inaugral Pioneer Youth Futsal League from under 8′s-14′s. Below is more information on the format of the league and application form:
Please click on the below link to download the registration form
Saturday 7th July saw Paignton Community and Sports College host and run the Pioneer Youth League 9v9 transition festival for under 11’s and 12’s. The focus of the event was both to educate the coaches in the step from 7v7 football to 9v9 and also allow the teams to experience the new format of the day ahead of the new season in September. The day consisted of 24 coaches being educated by Jack Walton from the FA and 20 teams and over 200 players competing in the subsequent tournament.
Rob Payne (competition organiser) commented on the day, “I felt the whole event was a great experience and learning curve for both coaches and players. The implementation of 9v9 instead of 11v11 football can only be beneficial for the players with smaller pitches and goals resulting in more touches and rewards for skilful players”.
Monday 2nd July saw the 1st week of walking football take place at Paignton Community and Sports College. The new and adapted version of the game reaches out to players of 60+ to keep provide both physical activity and the opportunity to continue playing the beautiful game. The rules of walking football are identical that of regular 7 a side with the one exception, players are only able to walk. The sessions run Monday evenings 5:30-6:30 on the artificial turf pitch, they welcome people male or female of all abilities and are free for one more week of trials.
John Bollard (68) from Paignton after his 1st session of walking football stated “It was a wonderful experience very much appreciated from a generation of ex players. It gave us a chance to resurrect our skills whilst being so enjoyable. Walking football is a really good work out and didn’t realise I would be so exhausted”.
Rob Payne the football development officer at Paignton Community and Sports College stated “It was great to see people coming back into the game and playing amongst their peers from 30+ years ago. As walking football is so unique in the area I feel it has the chance to grow and grow. At PCSC we run football for veterans where players tail off at about 55 so this was the next logical step”.
To find out more information please contact Rob Payne on 01803 403634 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Paignton Community and Sports College are trying something which was never been done before in the local area – walking football. The game is being introduced to provide opportunity for people of 60+ to take part in football and physical activity in a structured but friendly environment. Please see below launch details:
Start Date – Monday 2nd July 2012
Times – 17:30 – 18:30
Location – Paignton Community and Sports College, Waterleat Road, Paignton, TQ3 3WA
Cost – Taster sessions for the 1st 2 weeks will be free
Please Click on the below link to access further information
This morning the cup draw for the Herald Express Torbay Championships 2012 took place. Matt Williams (Head of Youth at Torquay United FC) and Jim Parker (Editor of Herald Express) conducted the draw with 16 boys teams and 12 girls teams been given a country to represent on the day.
Please see below the footage of the draw which took place at Plainmoor (Torquay United FC):
Below is the list of teams and countries who are taking part:
|3||Sacred Heart||USA (White)|
|4||Tower House B||Argentina (Blue)|
|1||Sherwell Valley A||Germany (Black)|
|2||White Rock||Greece (Blue)|
|3||Collaton St. Mary||Serbia (Red)|
|4||Abbey School||Brazil (Yellow)|
|2||Curledge Street||Portugal (Red)|
|3||Tower House A||Mexico (Green)|
|4||Sherwell Valley B||South Africa (Yellow)|
|1||White Rock||England (Red)|
|1||Sherwell Valley||Spain (Red)|
|2||Sacred Heart||Italy (Blue)|
|3||St. Margaret Clitherow||Mexico (Green)|
|4||To be confirmed||USA (White)|
|3||Curledge Street||Brazil (Yellow)|
|4||Tower House||Greece (Blue)|
Saturday 26th May saw 28 of the best under 14′s and 16′s compete in the FA South Futsal Finals at Paignton Community and Sports College. Below are the winners in each catergory who will go on to represent the South West in the national finals in July in Birmingham
Under 14′s Boys Winners – Torquay Community College (Devon)
Under 14′s Girls Winners – Devenport High School for Girls (Devon)
Under 16′s Boys Winners – Franks Tanks (Wiltshire)
Under 16′s Girls Winners – Forrest Green Rovers (Gloucestershire)
Yesterday Paignton Community and Sports College hosted and ran the under 10s and 12s FA South West Futsal Finals. The competition was hotly contested amongst the best teams from the 6 counties across the region with the 4 best progressing to the national finals in July. Below are the winning teams celebrating their victories.
Swindon Spitfires (Wiltshire) Under 10′s Girls
Marine Academy Plymouth (Devon) Under 10′s Boys
Lavington School (Wiltshire) Under 12′s Girls
Heles School (Devon) Under 12′s Boys
26th May sees the under 14′s and 16′s compete for the final 4 places in the national competition, keep posted for the winning teams
The award is a flagship initiative awarded by The FA, and assesses the ability of a League to provide a high quality, safe and enjoyable football experience against a standard set of criteria.
It also encourages the League to continually develop, giving direction and purpose through a carefully written Development Plan. This development plan will allow the Devon County FA and the league officers to work closely in initiatives that will hopefully improve youth football in the area in which the league operates.
‘I am delighted that the Pioneer Youth League have achieved the FA Charter Standard League award. This is a great testament to their hard work, and more importantly underlines their commitment in working with the County FA to develop youth football within this area of the County’ said Rob Payne, The Paignton Community and Sports College Football Development Officer.
As part of the criteria to attain the League award, clubs have also had to become Charter Standard Clubs and therefore undertake some key areas of improvement in their operating standards. Each club must now have in place amongst other things, a Club Welfare Officer, a Child Protection Policy, all volunteers to have CRB checks, managers and coaches to have appropriate Coaching, Safeguarding Children and Emergency Aid qualifications.
Mick Ottaway, League Fixture Officer and Charter Standard Co-ordinator of the Pioneer Youth League, spoke of his delight at achieving the award: “This award represents our leagues commitment to grassroots football and ensure the league, and in turn member clubs commitment to improving the quality and availability of football to children is South Devon. We have already begun implementing some major changes in-line with the FA Youth Review, no because we have to, but because it is what is best for the children. Hopefully in time their will be more to come as well. We look forward to all the new ideas, new formats as we begin a journey that will make the Pioneer Youth League – a league in which we can all be proud of’.
On Tuesday 6th March the best 27 school futsal teams in the county embarked on the inaugural Devon Futsal Finals at Paignton Community and Sports College. Due to the huge growth in schools futsal across the county representatives were provided for the competition from the South, West and East Devon area heats.
The under 12’s boys competition was dominated by Heles School from Plymouth who demonstrated a very quick paced passing brand of futsal winning all their 4 matches scoring 13 goals. The girls competition was slighty closer with Churston Ferrers from South Devon being beaten in the deciding match by Paignton Community and Sports College (PCSC) 3-1. Churston did however manage what no other school has in PCSC’s eight previous matches, beating the meanest defence in the whole competition.
The under 14’s boys saw local rivals PCSC and Torquay Community College compete closely for the Devon champions status. With both teams picking up points against Plymstock A and B from Plymouth their head to head decided the champions. Clinical finishing and good technical futsal meant Torquay Community College were convincing winners 4-0. A draw was enough for Devenport High from Plymouth against Plymstock School to win their category after beating PCSC A and B in their previous matches. Their entertaining brand of futsal will certainly provide firm competition in the next stage of the cup.
The under 16’s boys was by far the closest of the groups with all that separated Eggbuckland Community College from Plymouth and Queen Elizabeth Community College (QECC) from Crediton was goals scored. After both winning 3 and drawing 1 of their five matches QECC scored an extra 2 goals meaning that despite their equal goal difference it was the East Devon school that progressed. The girl’s competition saw another impressive win by a PCSC girl’s side. The under 16’s PCSC team won all three matches scoring 9 goals and only conceding one and like their under 12’s counterparts they will be optimistic going into the next stage.
Jason Trevarthen Assistant Principal said “Paignton Community and Sports College will always aim to support community sport. We are delighted to host the county futsal finals in Torbay. As interest grows in this new version of the game so do the skill levels and performance standards. Touch, technique and ball mastery are vital in futsal and make a huge difference to players confidence when they apply these skills to full sided football. “
Competition organiser Rob Payne commented on the event, “From a player development point of view it’s great to see over 200 players expressing themselves with a futsal. The game in its nature provides lots of touches of the ball for players and promotes creativity and quick decisions. This event and the area qualifiers will hopefully act a catalysts for the continued growth of the sport at all age groups”.
The next stage for these six qualified teams will be the regional finals at Paignton Community and Sports College in May. The best teams from the 5 other neighbouring counties will compete to become the best in the South West and gain a place in the national finals of the FA Youth Futsal Cup.
Season 2 of the Paignton Community and Sports College Veterans 35+ League came to an end this week. 10 teams and over 180 players competed in the Friday evening league with Galmpton Utd retaining the championship by three points from Aches, Pains and Zimmerframes. The small sided league is currently the only one of its type in Devon and interest continues to grow for its unique format of the game. Football Development Officer Rob Payne commented on the league:
“It is evident to see the league has been a success with teams playing in very good natured and respectful manner throughout. For many they would not be playing football without the adapted version of the game and therefore it is great to see so many both existing and new players playing football”.
An additional 4 teams have joined the competition for Season 3 resulting in the league being split into two ability based divisions. This will aim to provide more competitive matches with more equally matched teams.
Lee Rider, County Development manager for the Devon County FA commented:
“The success of the Paignton Community and Sports College Small Sided Veterans 35+ league is extremely pleasing to see. It provides playing opportunities for a lot of people that would otherwise have been lost to the game! It directly impacts on the FAs target of retaining players in the game and gives the participants all the benefits that come with regular exercise. This is something that will hopefully be recreated across the County giving more players the opportunity to stay involved or get back into involved!’
For more information on Veterans 35+ football please contact Rob Payne on 01803 403634 or email@example.com or visit the Veteran’s League website on http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?league=424375