Larges Lane cut a very wintry scene for the visit of Longlevens, but the 3G surface stood up to the constant snowfall. Manager Carl Davies taking charge of his first home game made one change to the team bringing in Khalid Senussi for Jon Bennett.
The Robins were on the attack right from the first whistle and could of have taken the lead after 30 seconds when Bowerman tried to curl a low effort past Ash Wintle, but the Levens stopper was equal to it. They continued to pile early pressure on the Levens back line and found the breakthrough on 4 minutes. An attempted through ball fell to Joe Grant, as he advanced towards goal, Wintle came charging out and Grant calmly lifted the ball over him from 30 yards. It seemed the take an age to cross the goal line and despite the best efforts of a backtracking Levens defender it eventually did.
The Bracknell Town youth football tournament is open for entries for all age groups from U7 through U14. The redesigned format has been a roaring success and the feedback from previous years has been overwhelmingly positive, ultimately, we try to offer something a little different to others:
– Played on our 3G pitch at the redeveloped Larges Lane stadium it offers a very unique tournament experience for children to enjoy.
– The event is hosted over 2 weekends May 19th/20th & June 9th/10th
– All age groups are competitive & is Invite only
– For teams playing U8 this season we are offering a tournament at 7 aside
– For teams playing U10 this season we are offering a tournament at 9 aside.
– Recognising the hard work coaches/managers put in, we also don’t charge for the coach or manager entry/car parking on the day.
– We offer returning teams a discount, reflecting the fact that without them our tournament wouldn’t be quite so great.
– If that is not enough from today until Sunday 18th February we are offering £5 off the entry price for most age groups Please note Spaces are limited,
Dates & prices (price is applicable until Sunday 18 Feb and includes above mentioned discount)
AM – U7 – 5 aside. £25 per team, PM – U8 – 7 aside. £30 per new team & £25 per returning team (limited spaces)
AM – U9 – 7 aside. £30 per new team & £25 per returning team (limited spaces), PM – U10 – 9 aside. £40 per team (V limited spaces)
AM – U11 – 9 aside. £50 per team (V limited spaces), PM – U14 – 6 aside. £30 per new team & £20 per returning team
AM – U12 – 9 aside. £50 per team (limited spaces), PM – U13 – 6 aside. £30 per new team & £20 per returning team
A booking form and a Reg form are attached, we look forward to welcoming you to the lane soon.
Yours in Sport
Marcus Glazebrook & Colin Penton
Bracknell Town Youth Football tournament organisers.
Dr. Phillip Lee, MP for Bracknell, was welcomed on a visit to the site of a proposed sports and education hub at Ranelagh school by headteacher Beverley Stevens.
Project ambassador Steve Shortland, Director of Sport at Wellington College, led a walk of the proposed site as he highlighted the key benefits of the ambitious plans:
“As well as building new state of the art facilities for Netball, Rugby, Football and Athletics, providing outstanding playing, coaching and training opportunities for children and young people in the community from the age of 6 to Adult, the project would be offering educational opportunities to young athletes at the age of 16.
Our aim would be to have coaching courses and qualifications running alongside the school curriculum so that we could look to add to the athlete’s opportunities in the club and the local community. The overall aim being that although we accept some athletes will move on to higher education and maybe even a better standard of sports, the majority would find work in the local community and continue their association with the schools/clubs in either a playing or coaching capacity or both. Part of the projects end goal would also be a real focus on exit strategies and work in the local community.”
Mrs. Stevens emphasised the “extraordinary opportunity for the school, which would be utterly unattainable in the current financial climate. The opportunity for these first-class facilities to benefit the young people in the community is not to be missed.” She shared the results of recent consultations, with “The young people and their parents are supportive and very excited about it, as it will provide a wide range of sporting and educational facilities”
After hearing about the plans and visiting with staff and learners at the school, Dr. Lee commented, “Whilst needing to take note of local residents’ concerns, we have an exciting venture here. By utilising this land for the greater good – not just for football and sport, but also for education – the facilities in Bracknell will be much improved and I will be providing my full support for this project.”