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:...

CPR U13 Trojans take the NEYHL League Cup !

It was a nail-biting time for those watching the CPR U13 Trojans in their NEHYL League Cup Final on the 29th of April. Playing Petersfield Phantom Whites, the lead changed and levelled throughout the match and at the end of full-time the score was equal at 3-3.  Moving into extra time the Trojans finally secured their win with a full-time score of 4-3. Well done to all the boys and excellent end to the...

CPR U13 Youth win the East Berks League Cup Final!

Our U13 Youth team have won the East Berks Football Alliance League Cup beating Woodley United Tigers FC 5-0 in an exciting final at Ascot FC on Saturday the 29th of April. This ends a very impressive season for the U13 Youth team.  Well done to all the boys!              ...

CPR U10 Eagles scoop their 2nd cup of the season!

In a rare derby match the CPR U10 Kestrels met the CPR U10 Eagles yesterday at the Anstey Enclosure in Alton. The two teams were incredibly well matched and after a nail biting game the score remained 2-2 after extra time. The boys were then subjected to the painful process of taking penalties. With every person in the enclosure gathered to watch, the boys were all incredibly brave but in the end a winner emerged with the Eagles getting 4 penalties to the Kestrel’s 3. This is the second cup of the season for the Eagles so well done on your...

CPR U10 Hawks win the cup!

Described by the NEHYL officials as one of the toughest fought and most exciting matches of the cup final day the CPR U10 Hawks defeated the Hart U10 Cougars at the Anstey Enclosure in Alton yesterday. The lead changed numerous times during the match which finally finished 4-3 to CPR after extra time. Well done boys, a great...

Cup Final Day!

We wish the best of luck to our U9 and U10 teams who have cup finals at Anstey Park in Alton today The U9 Hurricanes meet the Bourne Blade Foxes at 9am. The U10 Kestrels play the CPR U10 Eagles (guaranteed a cup in that match!) and the U10 Hawks play the Hart Cougars. Come along and give them your...

U10 Eagles win the NEHYL Challenge Cup!

The U10 Eagles, led by Coaches Lee Edwards, Darren Stacey and Ian Newrick have scooped the NEHYL Challenge Cup in a 3-0 victory over Crookham Rovers Titans. Whilst Crookham put on an impressive and hard fought battle, the first goal came from CPR after just ten minutes. The Eagles then gave Crookham very little opportunity to break down their defence and the second half saw two further goals. A strong performance during the Autumn period has also resulted in the Eagles be promoted in the NEHYL so we look forward to seeing more good things from them during the Spring. Many congratulations to...