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...

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....