Archives for February 2014

REIGATE Priory Football Club achieve FA Charter Standard Success


“Reigate Priory Boys FC achieved FA Charter Standard Club status just before Christmas, and have a staggering 15 teams ranging from Under-9s to Under-18s including both boys and girls. They play in the Epsom and Ewell Youth League.

The FA Charter Standard kitemark indicates Reigate Priory are a well run club that offer quality coaching in a fun and safe environment. All their coaches have achieved the Level 1 qualification, are Emergency First-Aid trained and have completed a Safeguarding Children workshop. They are now working towards Charter Standard Development status for next season.

Reigate Priory Boys FC are a great advert for grassroots football not only in Surrey but across the country, and the Surrey County FA and Crystal Palace FC would like to wish them every success for the future.”

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Launch Of The FA’s Vauxhall Mash Up Partnership With Crystal Palace FC Foundation And Local Grass Roots Clubs


“The Surrey County FA Vauxhall Mash-Up programme is football’s best bits blended together for a fun and relaxed game of footy. The scheme runs out of schools in Surrey and offers casual kick-about sessions for teenagers who can’t commit to joining a club, all under the guise of qualified FA tutors.

Vauxhall Mash-Up sessions helps those 14-17 year-olds who are looking to play casual football without it interfering with school work, part-time jobs or other extra-curricular activities, The Football Association, Surrey County FA and Crystal Palace FC Foundation have joined forces to deliver these sessions with the view that some of the young people may want to re-engage with local grass roots clubs and start playing structured football.

Representatives from Crystal Palace Ladies, Mitcham Park FC, Raw Skills, Caterham Pumas, Wimbledon Town girls and Carshalton Athletic are here to support the initiative with a view to recruiting new players for their Clubs.”

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Sutton Advanced Centre Vs Pre-Academy

On Friday Night, Our Sutton advanced centre took on the Pre-Academy at CPNSC in a close encountered game. The advanced boys currently train once a week at Goals, North Cheam and were asked to come and show their skills in a development game. Boys from Sutton aged Under 9 were involved in the game which seem them lose 2-1 in a very close game. The boys are managed by Mark Smith (Sutton Development Officer) & Ben Seymour (Foundation Coach).


Mark Smith Sutton Development Officer “So proud of all the boys who took part in the game, they all done so well and had the opportunity to showcase what they can do and have been coached over the last few months. Ben has done a fantastic Job with them and has really made them step up their game, 5 of our boys have been asked to now attend the pre-academy with two of them hoping to go straight into the academy. Massive thanks to all the parents in supporting us this far”

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Premier League Tournament – Sutton Borough

SuttonBorough01On Friday, Crystal Palace Foundation hosted its Premier League Sutton Borough tournament to decide who will represent Sutton in the overall boroughs tournament which will be held in March, alongside the winners of Croydon & Bromley.

16 Teams from all over the borough entered the tournament with their eyes on the spot in the final and it came down to the final between St Cecilia’s and Westbourne with St Cecilia’s winning 4-1.

Mark Smith Sutton Development officer “We had a great amount of schools competing today and had over 150 children here. The day was a great success, both children and teachers thoroughly enjoyed it. We have managed to run a great day and also pick up some very talented youngers which we can push onto our advanced centres in the borough. Overall a fantastic success”

Congratulations to St Cecilia’s and good luck in the Final.


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