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:...

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...