Easter Camp – Monday 9 April

Apologies but the pitches are waterlogged. The Easter camp scheduled for today is postponed. The camp for Tuesday & for the rest of the week is still planned to go ahead. Paul Davies Club Secretary

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...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers training Saturday 30th September is at the normal start time of 10am. We will change to a start time of 9:30am from Saturday 7th October. kind regards, Adrian Somerville

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:...