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Under 10s and 12s top the Echo Junior League

PUBLISHED: 17:25 25 November 2015 | UPDATED: 18:00 25 November 2015

Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club

Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club

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Steve Bateman from Chafford Hundred Youth Football Club writes about their success

Practice, practice, practice and you make your own luck are two phrases associated with football over the years. Concentrate every second of the game is another favourite.

So far, all the boys have taken on board those phrases and are performing to their best of their abilities in both training and matches. Training on a Thursday evening and Saturday morning has increased the lad’s fitness as well as improving their ball control and positional play.

During each Sunday league match, every player has performed 100 per cent. The Under-10 team have a squad of eleven players and they have all played in different positions on the pitch. They get used to being a defender one week, then up into midfield in the next game. There is always a lot more noise and normally eleven volunteers to be the striker!

Their games are seven-a-side. Rotation is not going to be a problem as this has not affected the team one iota as the Under-10s are currently unbeaten all season, having won all their games since the beginning of September, and remain top of the Echo Junior Football League.

The Under-12 team again have a large squad, but have a more established position per player. That is not to say, each player only remains in one position. The boys are all capable of any rotation in a game and perform to their high standards whether playing in defence, midfield or attack. The matches are nine a side with offside decisions so quite different to a seven-a-side match. Not to be outdone by their younger club members, I am very proud to report that the Under-12 team also top their Echo League. Only one defeat since September with wins in their other matches.

Training the boys since the club started in the summer of 2011, there’s no doubt that if they continue their progress, then a role in the professional game will be available in the future.

Thank you to the sponsors LMC and The Oriental for their continued support of the club.

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