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....

Saturday 9 February

Update at 7.30 Saturday 9 February. HEATHERSIDE COUNCIL PITCH – Postponed. BAGSHOT – Postponed COLLINGWOOD – Postponed BRIARS – Pitch inspection necessary but probably ok for one match. u14 Tigers game can go ahead. LIGHTWATER – Pitch inspection necessary but probably ok for one match. u12 Eagles game can go ahead. CONNAUGHT (CPR side) – Pitches ok – u15 Spitfires & u7 games can go ahead. CONNAUGHT (school side) – u10 Ospreys & u12 Hawks games can go ahead. All other games as per per previous update postponed: Junior Rangers training, u9 Eagles & u9 Hawks Training, u10 Eagles, u10 Falcons Paul Davies...

Saturday 5 January 2019

Update at 8.00 Saturday morning. We don’t seem to have had the forecast very cold night. Connaught pitches are all ok to use. Teams at other locations need to do their own pitch inspections but I would not anticipate any problems. Please let me know outcome of these inspections as I will need to tell any teams following you. Further updates will be put on the website, & I will update website as you provide me with your inspection results. Would suggest you tell your opposition to delay leaving until you have confirmed the pitch is fit. Paul Davies CPR Club...