As reported on our news page last year, we have sponsored an under 12 s football team on the Isle of Wight, managed by the son of our Export Manager for Sea and Road, Angus McInnes. The kits looked great and even sported our company colours, here they are at the beginning of the season; Manager Jamie McInnes sums up a rather impressive campaign; We began the season by playing in some very exciting and valuable pre-season tournaments. These included beach soccer, the Basingstoke Tournament and the Hythe & Dibden Tournament; in which we finished runners-up, losing the final on narrowly on penalties.
Our league campaign has been one of much success. Our stylish, attacking football and much-improve resolute defending saw us finish in second place, a vast improvement on last season s sixth. Our record over the 18 games was 14 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses; scoring a massive 113 goals in the process whilst conceding only 20.
We also did very well in the Isle of Wight Cup, going out narrowly at the quarter-final stage. One achievement that really stands out this season was our progress in the Hampshire Cup. We played fantastically well throughout this competition, losing out to eventual finalists Salisbury City YFC at the last 16 stage.
For a small IOW team, this is an incredible feat, considering the Under 12 section had well over 120 entrants from all over Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. We have achieved all of this whilst sticking to our ethos of hard work, dedication and most importantly enjoyment. The boys are developing into fantastic footballers as well as dignified and humble young men.
Having a wonderful new kit given to us by Southampton Freight Services played a big part in our season, no question. For the boys to go out onto the pitch looking the part, helps them in delivering their superb team performances. We eagerly anticipate next season when we hope to progress even further on all fronts!
We look forward to the 2012/2013 season, and to the new style kits being on show as below!
Wishing the lads the best of luck!
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Sandown and Lake Youth Under 12’s have a great season in SFS …