Coaches helping junior teams enjoy continued success
THE Junior section of Wells City Football Club continues to go from strength to strength and it has developed a reputation as one of the strongest youth football clubs in the region.
Teams spanning from Under-10s up to Under-16s benefit from FA-qualified coaches and regular league football. More importantly, the club’s volunteer coaches have created a fun, safe and inclusive environment in which the children under their care have thrived.
The U10s have three teams playing in the Yeovil League, in which they have won 12 of their 13 league games between them so far this season, drawing the other. They are the current holders of the Yeovil League Champions Cup. The U10s also have a team in the Midsomer Norton League, which at the moment is used as a development platform for its newer players.
The age group has the benefit of having three FA-qualified coaches and trains on Sunday mornings, 9.45am-11.15am, at The Athletic Ground. They count Vobster, St Andrews Press, Tee Time Catering and Joggle Masonry among their sponsors.
For more information contact Paul Roberts on 07957 540204.
The club’s U11s, which consist of Year 6 students aged from 10-11, have three teams. One plays in the Junior Premier League, a national league which is the highest league standard possible. They also have two teams in the Yeovil and District Youth League. All three teams have enjoyed great success.
The group is supported by a team of five coaches, all of whom are FA qualified. Their sponsors are IIT Carpentry, Soldi Construction, Hello Wired, Bookers, Wessex Water, LJ Lettings, Glentworth Insurance and Travis Perkins.
In the winter months they train on the astro at Wells Blue School every Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. They return to the Athletic Ground for training during British Summer Time.
The U12s train at The Athletic Ground in the summer months on Tuesdays from 6pm–7.30pm, and in the winter months on The Blue School astro from 7pm-8pm.
They have two teams, one in the Midsomer Norton Youth League Division 1, of which they are top, and one in Division 2. Both play matches at The Athletic Ground on Sunday afternoons.
For more information, contact David Wiltshire (07811 491011, email firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gerard Donnelly (07860 207450, email email@example.com).
They are sponsored by Da Luciano Pizzeria and The City Arms.
Wells City FC U13s
The club’s U13s, which consists of Year 8 students aged between 12 and 13, play in the Midsomer Norton League Division 1. They are current defending league champions and have held this title for the past two seasons.
The team sponsor is Insane Games, who have kindly done this since the early ages at U7 level. They train at Wookey Playing Fields on a Tuesday evening in the summer months and at the Blue School astro pitches in the winter, between 6pm and 7pm. Matches are played at The Athletic Ground at Rowdens Road on a Sunday afternoon.
Wells City FC U14s
Wells City U14s comprise Year 9 students aged between 13 and 14. The team has started the season well with wins in the first round of the County Cup and in the seeding games to place it in Division 1 of the Midsomer Norton & District Youth League.
The sponsors are Chalmers HB chartered accountants of Wells who have sponsored the team since 2016. Their continuing support is vital for the team and is greatly appreciated.
The U14s train at Wells City FC on a Friday evening in the summer months and at the Blue School astro pitches in the winter (7pm-8pm). Matches are also played at the Wells City club on a Sunday afternoon.
The U15s play in the Junior Premier League U15 West South Division and the Yeovil & District Youth League U15 Division 1. They train on a Thursday from 6.30pm-7.30pm on the Blue School astro (October 2018 - March 2019).
The age group has been enormously successful over the years, and last season won the Somerst County Lewin Cup, the Yeovil & District Youth League Division 1 and the Yeovil & District Youth League League Cup.
Their kit sponsors are D’Ovidio Bros Limited, their training kit sponsors are Ambrosini Construction and their jacket sponsors are Design Base Limited.
For more information about the U15s contact Tony Crook on 07973 934098.
• Picture top: Wells City FC U10s after winning a tournament in Devon in June