Under 14s News, 2011/2012

Thursday 06 October - Under 14 squad withdrawn

It is with great disappointment that we have had to take the decision to withdraw our under 14 team from the Harrow Youth League with immediate effect. Unfortunately, despite a lot of hard work in trying to attract players, we have struggled to field a side in both games this season, and there were no signs that player availability was going to improve.

On a much more positive note, three players from the under 14 squad are now going to be drafted into the under 15s, a squad that have made a very good start to the campaign, and are showing some very good signs for the future. The under 15 now have alongside them the combined strengths of Andrew Reith, John McKinney and Alan Rolnick.

Youth development officer, Alan Rolnick, has admitted that he is very disappointed that we have had to take this action because so much effort was made pre-season to ensure that our youth programme could run two very successful teams fot the 2011-12 campaign.

He went on to say that in stressing this it's worth noting that 24 training sessions and 2 friendlies were held. He was surprised that attracting players to the club certainly proved to be a much greater mountain to climb that was originally anticipated. However, with the experience that the club has gained over the past few months, we have a much clearer picture as we plan for the 2012-13 season.

Posted at 11:12

Tuesday 04 October - Hendon 0 Brunswick 9

The under 14s were well beaten again on Sunday afternoon as they went down to a 9-0 defeat at the hands of Brunswick.

Posted at 15:30

Monday 26 September - Actual Soccer 12 Hendon 0

The under 14s had a tough baptism as they were well beaten 12-0 by Actual Soccer in their first game together. Actual Soccer were a very experienced side, and were physically bigger than the young Greens, many of whom are still young enough to be eligble to play at under 13 level.

However, manager John McKinney was very pleased that his team kept their heads up, particularly goalkeeper Mansour Ebrahimi who stuck to his task with solid determination, never showing any dejection.

The youngsters were given a boost after the game when first team manager Gary McCann spoke to them and encouraged them for the season ahead.

Posted at 17:52

Monday 19 September - Headstone Manor will be county cup opponents

The under 14s will entertain Headstone Manor A in the second round of the county cup, after the Manor beat Enfield Rangers 5-0 yesterday. The game will be played on Sunday 16th October.

Posted at 11:03

Monday 22 August - League constitution announced

The under 14s will play in Division Two of the Harrow Youth League.

Their opponents will be Actual Soccer, Brunswick, Harrow St Mary's, Kensingston Dragons, Magix B, Pinner United, Pinnstars, Pitshanger and St Johns Wood.

Posted at 18:07

Wednesday 17 August - County Cup draw released

The county cup draw was released this morning, and our under 14 side have received a bye in the first round, and will be at home to the winners of the tie between Enfield Rangers and Headstone Manor A in the second round - due to be played on Sunday 16th October.

Posted at 10:18

Thursday 14 July - Under 14 trials

Trials for our new under 14 side will take place on Sunday 31st July. For details of the venue and timing, please email youthsection@hendonfc.net.

Posted at 09:11

Thursday 14 July - New manager appointed

We are delighted to announce that John McKinney has been appointed as the manager of our new under 14 side that will be playing in the Harrow Youth League this season. We warmly welcome John to the club, and wish him every success for the forthcoming season.

Posted at 09:10