End of Season Review 2007/2008

The 07/08 season was another eventful one for the club on and off the field and can be summarised as follows: –

On the field

We had league winners from Under 7s, Under 8s, Under 10s Lions, Under 15s Tigers, Under 10s Girls Panthers, Under 14s Girls and Under 15s Girls
We had league runners up from Under 9s Tigers, Under 11s Tigers, Under 12s Cougars, Under 16s Inex, Under 12s Girls Panthers and Ladies
We had Cup winners from Under 8s, Under 10s Tigers, Under 12s Panthers, Under 15s Tigers, Under 10s Girls Panthers, Under 12s Girls Panthers, Under 15s Girls
We had Cup runners up from Under 17s, Under 10s Girls Pumas, Under 14s Girls
We had a County Cup winning team from Under 17s Girls
Again, the true success is having 550 players in the colours of Wyrley Juniors FC!
Our annual tournament attracted 168 teams, 1500 players and 3000 spectators, making it the largest sporting event in the Chase area.

Off the field

We renewed our Community Club Charter status for another 3 years
We held a referees course – creating another 12 referees
We assisted South Staffordshire District Council in hosting 2 schools tournaments for girls
Our Feeder club status to Walsall FC went from strength to strength
We secured additional grant funding for our Long Lane development

The future

· We have created an additional 5 new teams for next season and have only lost 1 – we will have an amazing 36 teams next year, including a Sunday team in the Cannock Chase league. This is the highest number of teams we have had in our history!
· On the 6th August the men’s team will be playing against a Walsall FC X1 at their home ground at Four Ashes, Stafford Road, Four Ashes. Kick off 7.00. Admission £3 for adults and £1 concessions.
· Please see the Weather lottery link below, which is a novel fund raiser for the club – please support your club!


At the clubs Annual General Meeting on Monday 14th July, the following awards were voted upon: –

· The Matt Harrison Memorial Trophy for Team of the Year was awarded to the Under 15s Girls team who won the League and Cup double in the Central Warwickshire League, remaining unbeaten all season and going 38 games unbeaten since March 2007, scoring 213 league goals, conceding only 18 from 26 league games; having 8 players who scored 10 goals or more and winning the Wyrley 7s for the 4th year in succession

· The Walmsley Endeavour Trophy for the team that struggled against adversity was awarded to the Under 10s Girls Panthers, who won the league and Cup double and having to grieve for their manager Stuart Dyson, who sadly passed away after a battle against cancer.

· The Jo Stoddart Memorial Trophy awarded to Clubman of the Year was awarded posthumously to Stuart Dyson in recognition for his efforts for his team and the Club. He will be sadly missed by all at Wyrley Juniors FC

· The Ben Young Memorial Trophy for Player of the Year was shared by Daniel Wilson, who played for 2 under 12s teams during the season, stepping into the breach and playing extremely well for both teams and Rachel Hall, who played for Under 15s Girls, who returned to Wyrley after spending a season at Wolverhampton Wanderers, and coming top goal scorer with 42 goals.

We are looking to present the trophies at the Club’s first monthly meeting of next season at Cheslyn Hay WMC at 8.30 p.m. on September 15th.

Players wanted!!

The following teams are looking for players for next season: –

· 2 new Under 10s girls teams
· 1 new Under 15s girls teams
· Under 16s Panthers
· 3 Under 11s teams
· Under 8s Panthers
· Under 9s Panthers
· Under 12s Dragons

If you would like to join the club or hear more about our ambitions, please contact Keith on 07836202764.

Keith Hardy,

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