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Congratulations To All Award Winners!

Fry Club JFC held their annual award ceremony at Somerdale Pavilion to recognise and reward this year's end of season winners on Saturday 8th June 2019.  The usual Club Awards were on offer; the Skill Award (up to U11), the Penalty Award, the Sportsperson and Player of the Year, the Stan Taylor five year loyalty tie, the Les Stroud ten year loyalty tankard, along with a few extras that some of the teams handed out, as well as every player receiving a memento of their season.  For photos of the Presentation Winners, click on the link and you can look back at Past Club Winners back to 2002 along with a few before that.

Ready to present

 
Managers Win Back Ron Williams Trophy!

A massive well done to all who played in the annual Manager's Match at Somerdale. On a very hot day, the Managers raced into a 2-0 lead and looked comfortable. The U14/15's fought back however to bring it back to 2-2 and it looked like they would retain their trophy, but two late goals from the Managers saw them win back the Ron Williams Cup for the first time since 2015. For past Manager's Matches, please click on the link.

The Managers

Fry Club U14/15's

 
Frys Recognise Ex-Player's Achievement!

Fry Club JFC old boy Mitchell Glover, who signed his first professional contract in June of 2018 has been a regular part of Darlington FC's 1st Team.  To recognise his efforts and achievement (and bask in the reflected glory as we set his feet on that path), Fry Club JFC sponsored his Away kit for his first professional season.  Part of that commitment saw Frys receive a photo with a player, and now that the season is over, the Away shirt that he wore for the season will be ours to keep as a memento as well. Mitchell started training with Frys in August 2004 when he was just three years old and has never looked back.

Mitchell has been playing with Darlington since December 2017 having followed his Manager from Nuneaton, but could not sign a professional contract until he was 17. After making his debut in the National League North as a 15 year old which set a record, he then also became the youngest player to score in the National League North at 16. He also set a Darlington milestone, becoming their first player born in this millennium to start a League game. For more on Mitchell's Career progression, click the link.

Mitchell being congratulated by a representative of Fry Club JFC for his first professional year at Darlington FC.

 

 

Mitchell Glover - Darlington 1st Team Profile 2018/19

 
New Players Are Always Wanted At Frys!

Fry Club JFC are always keen to accept new players into their ranks, whether that be the very youngest players just starting their journey into football via our Soccer Tots, or girls via our Wildcat Centre or boys through the variety of age groups which we run and can be accessed through the link on the left of the page. If you are interested in getting into football please have a look at these links, or alternatively contact the Club Secretary.

New Players are always welcome at Fry Club JFC

 
Congratulations To Our Three Ironmen!

On March 23rd 2019, three of our U11 players undertook an Ironman Challenge of a one mile swim, two mile run and then fifteen mile cycle ride.  For their U11 year, the Team decided that, rather than get a sponsor for their kit, that they would sponsor a charity. They decided to have the Children's Hospice South West logo printed on their shirts, and to collect for the charity at each of their Home matches. These three took this further and took on the Ironman challenge in an effort to raise at least £1000, with half of all monies raised going to the Hospice, and the other half going to our Club.  We are proud to say that they have achieved their target, and with some money still coming in have now gone past that target!  You can watch a short Video below, or for photos of the day, click on the Ironman link and here is the link to the JustGiving Crowdfunding page.

3 Ironmen in the making

Ready to ride

Just Give

 
   
Frys Renew Their Wildcats Centre!

Fry Club JFC are proud to announce that we have successfully renewed our Wildcat Centre in association with the Somerset FA.  The SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres provide girls aged 5-11 with regular opportunities to play football. The initiative offers 20 weeks of organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls, and so successful was the last Centre that we have been able to create an U10 Team to enter the Bristol Girls League next season.  For more information view our Wildcat page or the flyer on the right.

Wildcats Renewed

The Wildcats
 
U8's Take On The U9's!

Our U8's took on our U9's recently in a chance to see the difference between 5v5 and 7v7.  Mini-Soccer rules are such that U7's and U8's play 5v5 matches on a 40 x 30 pitch, but then move up to a 60 x 40 pitch, effectively doubling the size of the pitch at U9 and U10 when they progress to 7v7.  It was a great match played in a fun but competitive spirit between two teams who understood the reasons behind the match, so well done to both teams, and click to see some photos of the match.  For more on the U8's, click on their Team Page.  For more on the U9's, click on their Team Page.

Flying down the wing
   
U11's Continue To Improve!

Our U11's have had a tough season this year, having firstly been placed in a division too high and then having lost two influential players at the start of the season it has been a difficult year, and results early on reflected that.  things have changed recently however with a change in formation and an on the day rotation policy which has seen them much more competitive with closer results including some drawn matches and seven some wins, and this began at Almondsbury back in November of 2018, and we are fortunate that a Professional Photographer was there to capture some images.  To see some of those photos, click on the link.  For more on the U11's, click on their Team Page.

Flying down the wing
   
Our U11's Bag Pack For Charity!

This weekend our U11's turned out at the local Tesco for a few hours, helping shoppers pack their shopping away at the tills to raise funds.  For their U11 year, the Team decided that, rather than get a sponsor for their kit, that they would sponsor a charity. They decided to have the Children's Hospice South West logo printed on their shirts, and to collect for the charity at each of their Home matches.  All of the money raised by the Team this year across their various fundraising events will be split equally, with half going to the Children's Hospice and the other half going to the Club.  For more on the U11's, click on their Team Page.

Bag packing at Tesco to raise funds for Charity
   
Aaron Fights On!

Fry Club JFC old boy Aaron Sutton continues his progress as a Professional Boxer as he prepares for his next fight on March 9th. Aaron had a long and distinguished career for Frys before moving on to the the pugilistic arts, and we follow his career with pride. Aaron played for Frys for ten years, playing for his age group's Colts team, and receiving his Les Stroud 10 Year Award in 2015. For more on his Fight Career, click the link.

Class of 2018

 
U15's Continue In The Cup!

With 2018 long past us, we look back to before Christmas when our U15's welcomed Minehead to Manor Road PF as part of the Somerset County Cup. The Frys boys did us proud as always and progressed on, and photos from that match can be found by clicking the link. To see more photos of this match and others, please visit their Team Page.

Ready for the ball
   
All Matches Are Cancelled Due To... Snow

Every year we in the UK go through a period of match cancellations due to the rain.  Sometimes it's a weekend, sometimes it's a couple, and on the rare occasion, it a quarter of a year... This year however we get a weekend off because of the Snow, and both Somerdale and Manor Road PF were completely wiped out due to the white stuff.  To see a few more photos of the Snow at Manor Road PF, as well as further back, snow in front of the old Factory when we played on the top fields, please click on Snow.

Snow joke!
   
U14's Continue To Progress!

With 2018 a dim and distant memory, we look back to before Christmas when our U14's welcomed Coalpit Heath to Manor Road PF and the boys of Frys continued to try their best, which as a Club, is all that anyone can ask of them. To see more photos of this match and others, click the link or please visit their Team Page.

Passing the ball
   
Meet Our Three Ironmen!

In March 2019, three of our U11 players have decided to undertake an Ironman Challenge.  For their U11 year, the Team decided that, rather than get a sponsor for their kit, that they would sponsor a charity. They decided to have the Children's Hospice South West logo printed on their shirts, and to collect for the charity at each of their Home matches. These three have taken this further and are taking on an Ironman challenge of Swimming, Running and Cycling in an effort to raise at least £900 - £300 each, with half of all monies raised going to the Hospice, and the other half going to our Club.  When they have completed it, photos will be available here, but for now, here is the link to the JustGiving Crowdfunding page.

3 Ironmen in the making

 

Just Give

   
Happy New Year From Fry Club JFC!

We at Fry Club JFC would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.  We hope that this year is a fun, successful, and most importantly of all, enjoyable year. We hope to keep improving our Club, so keep checking back here to see what great things the players of our Club get up to.

Happy New Year
   

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