Team Roundup

There has been lots of wonderful things going on for many of our teams this season and some cup finals coming up.  Here are a few of the highlights:- Hampshire County Cup Final   Our CPR U15 Trojans have made the final of the Hampshire County Cup. It takes place at 13.00 this Saturday at Baffins Milton Rovers FC in Portsmouth. Feel free to go along and give them a cheer!     U8 Lions Scoop the Champions Cup    Congratulations to the CPR U8 Lions who lifted the NEHYL Football Fit Champions Cup last weekend. They beat Churt Junior Panthers 1-0. Well done to all!     Forthcoming Finals     Good luck to the following team who have made it through to their finals in the forthcoming weeks:-< U10 Ospreys, U10 Eagles, U12 Eagles, U13 Jets, U14 Lions, U16 Lions (EBFA, 6th April)   Other Recent Finals   Congratulations to the U8 Panthers for coming runners up at the weekend in their Elite Cup Final, missing out to the Mytchett Athletic Kestrels. Well done!   U7/U8s trip to Reading FC    Many of our U7 and U8 players have recently enjoyed a day trip to Reading FC     U10 Ospreys visit the Soccer AM Studios    Our U10 Ospreys, coaches and parents made their TV debut when they got to be part of the audience at the Soccer AM Sky One studios.     U10 Ospreys cup final glory   Earlier in the season –  CPR U10 Osprey’s enjoyed a 5-1 win in their league cup final in December against Farnham Utd. The Ospreys scored a total of 21 goals...

Player Spotlight – Daniella

We caught up with our superstar goalkeeper for the U16 Jaguars about her recent signing.  Here is Daniella, our U16 Jaguars goalkeeper. After applying to some of the best teams in the area, Daniella has recently had trials at Fulham, Watford and AFC Wimbledon and was lucky enough to be accepted by all of them to train and develop. Having considered her options, she eventually decided that AFC Wimbledon would help her develop the most as a goalkeeper. She has been asked to sign with the reserves team as well as their Under 16 team.  Shs is now training with the U16 team on a Wednesday and the Reserves on a Thursday. Do date she has played three matches with the Reserves team and one with the U16s.  So far they have not lost a match! Daniella says, ” I am extremely grateful for everything Curley Park has done for me as I wouldn’t be where I am without them, especially for my coach Rob who has motivated me and kept me going through tough times. I know he will always be there to support me.” Daniella is lucky enough to still be able to to continue to play at CPR, both now and into next season. We feel lucky too!   Photograph taken at the AFC Wimbledon Reserves vs Southampton Reserves away in Southampton, complete with 26mph wind and torrential...

A Life in the Day of our Child Welfare Officer, Glynis Johnson

For those that are involved in coaching at Curley Park, you will know Glynis well as the one who prowls around the pitches checking everyone has their respect ropes in place and are wearing their red jackets. If she’s coming your way then make sure you comply! The Child Welfare Officer’s role is varied but the ultimate aim is to ensure that we can provide a safe and fun environment for our children to play football. Glynis makes sure that the club, and all its volunteers, fully understand what the responsibilities are in terms of safeguarding children. In short this involves, identifying all coaching staff and ensuring they have had the appropriate checks through the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS), and for those that do, that this is kept up to date. On a Saturday during the season she is at the club from 09.30 to 12.30 and during that time she will visit all pitches and make sure all respect ropes have been put in place, both on the coaches and parents side, and that everyone, other than the assistant referees, are stood behind them. She also makes sure that there is a Respect Steward in place for each team and that they are wearing their height of fashion hi-viz vests. On these walkabouts she is also looking out for strangers not connected to the club who therefore have no reason to be there, as well as people smoking or who have bought a dog – none of which are allowed at our home ground. Come rain or shine she asks all CPR coaches to be wearing their red...

Annual CPR Golf Day

          We’d like to invite all those associated with the club (coaches, parents, exec committee etc) to our annual golf day. This is a wonderful day, much enjoyed by all that take part. The itinerary for the day is :- Coffee/Tea and Bacon Rolls 9 hole par 3 individual competition Ploughmans lunch 18 hole individual competition Finger buffet followed by prize giving and raffle The cost of the day is £68 per person For more information and to secure your space email,...

Easter 2019 Soccer Camp

Once again we will be running our Easter Soccer Camp in conjunction with The Soccer Academy The camp will run on the following dates: – Tuesday – 9th April Wednesday – 10th April Thursday – 11th April The camp will run from 10.00 to 15.30 each day and is open to primary school aged children. The cost of the camp is £15 per day or £40 for 3 days. Booking can be made by calling Garry Haylock on 07957 382088 or by picking up a booking form from the clubhouse.   More information can be found at www.thesocceracademy.info or www.facebook.com/thesocaca Priority is being given to CPR members initially so please secure you place as soon as possible as the camp will be opened up to the wider community....

Soccerfest – Sunday 19th May

Soccerfest is the most important event for all members in the CPR calendar. This year it will take place on Sunday the 19th of May, commencing at 10am and finishing around 2.30-3pm. For those that haven’t attended before; there is a five-a-side tournament played within each age group, with cups and medals for the winners. Refreshments will be available in the clubhouse plus a BBQ,  ice-cream van, raffle as well as other games, inflatables and stalls to entertain the family. Bring along your deck chairs and gazebos and make a day of it! To make the occasion a success we require people to help set up the event and assist with running of stalls and raffle on the day. If you are able to help then please contact Glynis at child.welfare@cprfc.org.uk. We also would be very grateful to anyone that can donate a prize for our raffle. Perhaps you may own a business that might be able to donate a voucher, or maybe you have unwanted bottles of wine , champagne or spirits in the cupboard or some good quality unwanted gifts?  If so then please drop the items into the clubhouse on a Friday or Saturday morning. All age groups are expected to participate so we ask manager and coaches not to book any small sided tournaments taking place on the same day. No dogs or smoking (including e-cigarettes) are allowed at any time. Car Parking at the clubhouse will be by permit only. Please walk to the event if possible....

Pitch Inspection – Weekend of 8th Dec

Friday 10am – All CPR home pitches are currently waterlogged but rain is due to stop this lunchtime. A further pitch inspection will take place on Saturday at 0830 and an update added here and on Facebook. Please encourage all parents and away teams not to travel until they have checked the pitch...

October Half Term Soccer Camp

Can you believe it is nearly half term already!  To keep the kids entertained, The Soccer Academy and CPR will be running a 3-day soccer camp at Connaught Pavilion from Tuesday the 23rd to Thursday the 25th of October The camp will run from 10.00 to 15.30 each day and is open to primary school aged children. The cost is £15 per day or £40 for the full 3 days. The camp is led by ex professional Garry Haylock, who played most of his career in Ireland and has coached and managed in the football league and conference. Garry holds the prestigious UEFA Pro Licence for coaching so this is a wonderful opportunity to share in his experience. Booking can be made by calling Garry on 07957 382088 or picking up a leaflet in the clubhouse.  More information can be found at www.thesocceracademy.info or www.facebook.com/thesocaca Priority is being given to CPR members initially so please secure you place as soon as possible as the camp will be opened up to the wider community....

Year 10 and looking for a new team?

Our U15 Youth Team, winners of just about everything, including the Hampshire County Cup, are looking to expand their team for the 18/19 season.  If you are seeking a new team and want to play Premier division football in the North East Hants Youth League then please get in touch. This could be your big chance to join a very successful team in a leading local grassroots club. Contact Lee Davison-Poltock at u15.youth@cprfc.org.uk for more detail. If this is not your level of football but you are looking for a U15 team then our U15 Tornadoes are also looking for players.  To arrange a chat and to come along to a training session contact...

Summer Soccer Camp

Following the great success of the Easter Soccer Camp, The Soccer Academy will be running a Summer Soccer Camp at Connaught Pavilion during July and August. The camp will run on the following dates: – Week 1 Tuesday – 24th July Wednesday – 25th July Thursday – 26th July Week 2 Tuesday – 28th August Wednesday – 29th August Thursday  – 30th August The camp will run from 10.00 to 15.30 each day and is open to primary school aged children. The cost of the camp is £15 per day or £40 for 3 days. Booking can be made by calling Garry Haylock on 07957 382088.  More information can be found at www.thesocceracademy.info or www.facebook.com/thesocaca Priority is being given to CPR members initially so please secure you place as soon as possible as the camp will be opened up to the wider community.  ...

Proud to be supporting Christopher’s Smile

This year, we are pleased to be supporting local charity, Christopher’s Smile. Christopher’s Smile was set up in October 2008 after the founder’s son Christopher was lost to an aggressive medulloblastoma brain tumour.  New treatments are urgently needed for the 20% of children who do not survive this type of disease along with those children who survive but face a lifetime of post treatment issues.  The charity has raised over 1 million pounds for research projects that will benefit the children across the childhood cancer community. The charity pays no wages and making use of volunteers, they control their costs. When expenditure is unavoidable it is covered by either specific grants or paid for by the Trustees.  Every penny of a donation is used for the cause for which it was given. Look out for representatives of Christopher’s Smile as you...

CPR U11 Hawks win the NEHYL Div 5 Cup

            The CPR U11 Hawks, led by Mike Jeffreys and Russ Gill,  have lifted the NEHYL Division 5 cup this morning in Alton in a hard fought battle against Hook Utd Lions. With a goal coming from a corner just five minutes into the game the remaining 85 minutes was a nail biting time for the spectators. The teams were well matched and Curley had several chances on goal with one hitting the post.  Hook battled on and had a few chances but the Hawk’s goalkeeper demonstrated that he is safe pair of hands, coming out several times as a sweeper keeper to meet Hook one-on-one. In the final fifteen minutes, Hook threw everything they’d got at trying to get that equaliser but Hawks defended valiantly and secured their 1-0 victory. A wonderful team effort, well done...

Soccerfest Brochure

Here is a link to our digital Soccerfest 2018 Programme. In it you will be able to look up your pitch location and rules for the tournament etc. There is no printed version this year, hence no cost. A link to the programme has also been added to the CPR Facebook page and sent out on email. If you are not receiving our newsletter and other comms by email then you can opt in to our mailing list...

Curley Park Rangers U14 Youth win the Hampshire County Cup

Congratulations to the Curley Park Rangers U14 Youth team who became Hampshire County Cup champions on Saturday after triumphing in a tense penalty shootout.   In a closely fought final against Laverstock & Ford FC, Curley had a chance to wrap up the match in the final minute however, with a shot narrowly missing the target, the game went on to the dreaded penalties.  Having lost the previous year’s County Cup final on penalties Curley were determined to go one better this year and never looked back after the goalkeeper’s fantastic early penalty save.  This was followed by clinical finishing from all four Curley penalty takers until the fifth and final penalty was calmly put away to ensure Curley Park lifted that trophy for the very first time. Team Manager, Lee Davison-Poltock commented,  “Not many players get the chance to experience a County Cup Final and I’m delighted for the boys to finally get their hands on the trophy at the fourth time of asking.  As a coach it is a privilege to manage such a wonderful group of boys, many of whom have been with the club from 6 years old.  Their hard work and dedication has finally paid off and I couldn’t be prouder.” VERY WELL DONE BOYS FROM EVERYONE AT...

Soccerfest – Sunday 13th May

Soccerfest is the most important event for members in the CPR calendar. This year it will take place on Sunday the 13th of May, commencing at 10am. For those that haven’t attended before; there is a five-a-side tournament played within each age group, with cups and medals for the winners. Refreshments will be available in the clubhouse plus a BBQ,  ice-cream van, raffle as well as other games and stalls to entertain the family. Bring along your deck chairs and gazebos and make a day of it! To make the occasion a success we require people to help set up the event and assist with running of stalls and raffle on the day. If you are able to help then please contact Glynis at child.welfare@cprfc.org.uk. We also would be very grateful to anyone that can donate a prize for our raffle. Perhaps you may own a business that might be able to donate a voucher, or maybe you have unwanted bottles of wine , champagne or spirits in the cupboard or some good quality unwanted gifts?  If so then please contact Sue Hare at suehare@msn.com or drop the items into the clubhouse marked for her attention. All age groups are expected to participate so we ask manager and coaches not to book any small sided tournaments taking place on the same day. No dogs or smoking (including e-cigarettes) are allowed at any time. Car Parking at the clubhouse will be by permit only. Please walk to the event if...

A Life in the Day of…

Harriet Croxton talks to our Club Secretary, Paul Davies. So here we are, it’s Friday and I know that means you’re at the club getting ready for the weekend.  How does Friday start for you – what’s for breakfast? As is the case on most days, it’s cereal, toast and marmite and fruit. Quite right – rude to not start a day with Marmite. Washed down with a coffee?  I generally wait to the get to the club and get a coffee there. Sharon will make it for us if she’s there. And what goes on at the club on a Friday? I help Keith blow up the football and make up the junior goals. We inspect all the pitches, particularly in the bad weather, and I will update the news section of the website so the coaches have the chance to  forewarn visiting teams that there may be an issue. I will answer any emails and when all that’s done we’ll solve some of the world’s issues over another coffee. Once I’m out of there I’ll have a drive around and check over the other local pitches we use. And then a bit of time off before you have to go back on a Saturday? Yes, Saturday is an earlier start. I’ll generally arrive around 07.30 and open up the clubhouse and school and put out signage. I’ll conduct a pitch inspection and update the website again if necessary. Should we have cancellations I call all the relevant coaches and this can take up to an hour. Assuming all is going ahead, I’ll get out all the footballs and goals for the Junior Rangers. Then Sharon will treat us to a bacon and egg bap....

Easter Football Camp – Booking now open

The Soccer Academy, in conjunction with CPR, are running an Easter Soccer Camp at Connaught Pavilion for 5 days from Monday 9th of April to Friday the 13th of April. The camp will run from 10.00 to 15.30 each day and is open to primary school aged children. The cost of the camp is £15 per day or £70 for the full 5 days. Booking can be made by completing the online registration form, picking up a leaflet in the clubhouse or by calling Garry Haylock on 07957 382088.  More information can be found at www.thesocceracademy.info or www.facebook.com/thesocaca Priority is being given to CPR members initially so please secure you place as soon as possible as the camp will be opened up to the wider...

U10 Tigers take the NEHYL Invicta Cup

Under expert guidance of coach Rob Barnes, the U10 Tigers won the NEHYL Invicta Cup against Petersfield Town on November 25th. The Tigers won all three of their pool games and headed to the final with confidence but also slightly nervous as many of the players had reached a final earlier in the year only to lose on penalties. The Tigers put on the pressure and had the majority of the possession at the start but while they pushed forward Petersfield, with a very strong attacking duo, broke free in Leicester City style and managed to get through and go 1-0 up. The crowd were shocked and with nerves creeping in the Tigers slightly lost the beautiful passing game that they had shown to reach the final. Undeterred though, they battled back and won many of the tackles and the pressure finally paid off when they equalized. The Tigers continued to push but Petersfield’s goalkeeper made it very frustrating and although Petersfield’s deadly duo upfront tried hard,  the Tigers defensive unit and goalkeeper were just too good for them.  Finally, with the thought of extra time and another possible penalty shoot out looming the Tigers pulled off some great passing through the centre and broke free to secure a second goal, resulting in a final score of : CPR U10 Tigers:2 – Petersfield Town FC U10: 1. Well done to the boys, a truly great team effort throughout the whole...

Curley Park Rangers Youth team seek new players

Our U17/U18 ‘Youth’ Team is looking for players for the new season. We are interested to hear from players of all positions, especially a goalkeeper, who are are serious about their football and want to develop under an enthusiastic Level 2 coach. Based in Bagshot, we play in the NEHYL. We train on Wednesdays from 7:30-9pm at Frimley Lodge Park, Sturt Rd, Frimley Green, GU16 6HY. We will meet by the entrance to the 3G pitch so please come along and give us a try. Contact Gary Brett for more details. Contact:...