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Season 2013/2014 (period February, March and April , 2014

Playing Squads for Under 15 and Under 16 registered players

Under 15s in Schools Competition         Under 16s in Academy Cup

Selection from:                                          Registered Squad
James Harries  (GK)                              George Williams (gk)   
Adam Butler (GK)                                  Thomas Phillips (gk)
Aled Evans                                           James Worrall
Patrick Smith                                        Nathan Williams
Samuel Thomas                                    Fraser James
Finn Iles                                              Tomas Harvey
Sion O’Sullivan                                      Callum Syddall
Luke Harries                                         Ben Aldred
Alfie Stotter                                         Adam Davidson
Carl Gwyther                                       Alex Codd
Paul Miller                                           Dylan Davies
Jordan White                                       Geraint Harries    
Callum Clark                                        Will John
Takudwa Padiwa                                   Daffyd Bevan     
Ieuan Rutherford                                  Kalam Ahmed


*Other eligible players                             *Plus  3 Trialists
might be added        

        
Head Coach                                                Head Coach   
Matthew Price                                             Lukas Gamble 


Haverfordwest County Development Squad (u15/u16)  (Selected for
special  matches)

  1. Thomas Phillips (gk) (u16)
  2. James Harries (gk) (u15)
  3.  Ieuan Rutherford (u15)
  4. Patrick Smith (u15)
  5. Fraser James (capt) (u16)
  6. Nathan Williams (u16)
  7. Ben Aldred (u16)
  8. Adam Davidson (u16)
  9. Callum Syddall (u16)
  10. Dafydd Bevan (u16)
  11. Kalam Ahmed (u16)
  12. Paul Miller (u15)
  13. Tomas Harvey (u16)
  14. Finn Iles (u15)

        *Other eligible players might be included as necessary.


Head Coach
Bernard Steer

Academy is closed until Monday 06.01.2014
Training restarts Friday 10.01.2014 Haverfordwest and Milford Haven-6.00 p.m
Training restarts Monday 13.01.2014 Tenby-7.00 p.m

Futsal restarts at Carmarthen during January, 2014:
12.01.2014
19.01.2014
26.01.2014

If you want any information please text for advice
A Happy New Year to everyone.


DEVELOPMENT SQUADS MATCHES

UNDER 13s- V. Bridgend Schools  (a) Sunday 1st December, 2013
12.00 Kick off-Travel by Cars

UNDER 15s-V  Cardiff Schools  (a) Tuesday  3rd December, 2013
7.30 Kick off- Minibus Leaves Bridge Meadow at 4.00 p.m.



PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING MATCHES BEFORE AND JUST AFTER CHRISTMAS
FUTSAL Under 12/Under14/Under16


Trinity St Davids Sports Centre
Within period 10.00am to 4.00 pm. (Actual times to follow through Coach)
01.12.13; 15.12.13; Break then 12.01.14; 26.01.14
4 matches per age group of 16 minutes each.

Academy Cup-Next Match
Sunday 2nd February, 2014
Under 12/Under14/Under16
Monmouth Town (away)
Bus Leaves Conygar Bridge Meadow 7.30 am (tbc)

Results Sunday 17th November, 2013

Haverfordwest County Academy under 16- 0
Port Talbot Football Academy under 16 - 3
Haverfordwest County Academy under 14- 9
Port Talbot Football Academy under 14- 2


Academy Newsflash - Click Here!


On the Menue List

Goalkeeper School (10-16 year olds)

On page

Weekly Programme
Receiving low and medium high balls
Conrolling high balls and crosses
Diving to save
Distribution
Positioning
One on ones
Venue: Haverfordwest-Sir Thomas Picton School-5.45-6.45 Fridays
Tenby-Greenhill School- 7.00 -8.00 Mondays

Playing surfaces: Astroturf

Coach: Bernard Steer (contact 07787813797)
FAW 'B' Licence Goalkeeper Award
FA Level 2 Coaching Certificate
FA Youth Award Modules 1/2/3
Past experience: Head of the Midlands Goalkeeper School
Goalkeeper Coach Birmingham City Centre of Excellence
Goalkeeper Coach Aston Villa Community Programme
Goalkeeper Coach Halesowen Town-Southern League

Playing experience: Bristol City Youth
Somerset County Youth
Taunton Town F. C. (Western League)
Winscombe (Somerset Senior League)


PLEASE REMEMBER TO SEND IN THE ACADEMY TOTE STANDING ORDERS/MANDATE AS COLLECTED ON REGISTRATION NIGHT. IF MORE CONVENIENT DROP THEM IN AT THE CLUB OFFICE. THANK YOU.


Will all players please note the availability of Academy travel and training kit on the Website with details on how to make the purchases from Macronneath. This year the cost of the full set of kit is £85. As it will be compulsory for those representing the club at training and at matches, to wear navy blue soccer clothing, a minimum of a Rain Jacket and navy blue tshirt, shorts and stockings will be necessary. For those not able to make the official purchase, navy blue t-shirts, shorts and stockings are available in stores in Haverfordwest for a total price of approximately £7.


ADVANCE NOTICE

Academy Coaches Evening- at the Club on Tuesday 20.08.2013

Parents and Players discussion evening (also fitting of clothing and taking team photographs)- 30.08.2013
Both events start at 6.15 p.m.


Academy Players in Cymru Cup


Under 14’s and Under 16’s Academy  Football Trials.

Football Trials for next season for The Pembrokeshire Football Academy  will shortly be held at The Conygar Bridge Meadow, Haverfordwest on Friday  21st June at 6pm.

Please email nominations to Bernard Steer, Academy Administrator on bluebirdsfootball@tiscali.co.uk

Under 13’s and Under 15’s Pembrokeshire Schools Squads.

Please email nominations to Angie Nicholls, Pembs Schools on angienicholls@tiscali.co.uk
(Please do not include current Academy Players).

 Although players do not have to be Academy Squad members a commitment to training and matches is required.

Please only send those players of high ability  to the trials in order to avoid disappointment.

Please note:  Only registered players, nominated by their school or club, will be allowed to take part in the trials.

If you have any queries please contact Angie on 07760474502

Thanks,

Angie Nicholls
Haverfordwest Academy School Liaison Officer.
Pembs Schools FA


FOOTBALL TRIALS

Football Trials for next season for The Pembrokeshire Football Academy will shortly be held at The Conygar Bridge Meadow, Haverfordwest.

Wednesday 19th June 2013

Under 10’s trials (Year 5) will be from 6 to 7pm (registration from 5.30pm onwards) - Nominations from current Year 4

Please email nominations to Bernard Steer, Academy Administrator on bluebirdsfootball@tiscali.co.uk

Wednesday 19th June 2013

Trials for next year’s Under 12’s (nominations from current Year 6) will be held on Wednesday  19th June  at Bridge Meadow from  7pm to 8pm (registration 6.30pm onwards).

Please email nominations to Bernard Steer, Academy Administrator on bluebirdsfootball@tiscali.co.uk

Wednesday 26th June 2013

Trials for the Pembs County Primary Schools’Football Squad will be held on Wednesday 26th June at Bridge Meadow from 6pm to 7.30pm (registration from 5.30pm).
(Current year 5 and any EXCEPTIONAL year 4).

Please email nominations to Angie Nicholls, Pembs Schools on angienicholls@tiscali.co.uk

Please only send those players of high ability  to the trials in order to avoid disappointment.

Please note:  Only registered players, nominated by their school or club, will be allowed to take part in the trials.

If you have any queries please contact Angie on 07760474502

Thanks,

Angie Nicholls
Haverfordwest Academy School Liaison Officer.
Pembs Schools FA


Haverfordwest County Football Academy
Retained List of Players for season 2013/2014
All subject to payments for last season being received

Under13   Under 14 Under 15 Under 16
J.Davies(gk) N.Jones (gk) T.Phillips (gk) B.Pepper (gk)
S. Varney (gk) M.Picton (gk) J.Harries (gk) D.Bevan
B.Fawcett M.Brindley F.Iles S.Davies

O.Gamble

G.Gardner C.Jenkins M.Dickinson
M.Harrison C.Hicks P.Miller G.Harries
J.Merry D.Llewellyn I.Rutherford T.Harvey
S. Roberts H.McBeth P.Smith M.Ingle
Z. Rowell R.Nicolson L.Thomas F.James
J. Smith T.O'Connor S.Thomas J.Parkinson
E. Wherrett M.Thomas S.O'Sullivan C.Syddall
R. Kemble J.Williams A.Evans J.Worrall
J. Power C.Davies L.Harries L.Adkins
C. Rees D.Hopkin   D.Evans
C. Thomas T.Nash   K.Ahmed
J. Wilson E.Price   W.John
J. Houston     N.Williams
B. Fairbain     A.Davidson
      H.Vaughan
      D.Davies

Haverfordwest Academy under 13’s Trip to Villarreal CF - Click Here


Selection of Players for the Cymru Cup Tournament, National Football Centre, Newport
Monday 27th May, and Tuesday 28th May, 2013

South Wales Area Welsh Premier Academies

Morgan Thomas (Haverfordwest County)
Curtis Hicks (Haverfordwest County)
Garin Gardner (Haverfordwest County)
Max Brindley (Haverfordwest County)

Assistant Manager:  Bernard Steer (Haverfordwest County)


The Football Association of Wales
Academy Cup Finals Day

Sunday 5th May, 2013

At Latham Park, Newtown, Powys
Post Code/Sat Nav-SY16 1EN

Under 12 Final -3:00 p.m

Haverfordwest County v gap Connah's Quay

Team Bus arrangements from Haverfordwest-Summerdale Coaches

Depart Conygar Bridge Meadow (SA61 2EX) 9.30 a.m
Arrive Penblewin Car Park 9.45 a.m
via Aberystwyth
Arrive Latham Park, Newtown (SY16 1EN) 1.30 p.m

Seats for Supporters on the Team Bus

37 seats available on a First Come First Served Basis
Cost £10 per adult-accompanied Children FREE
Please notify if seats required to Angela Nicholls or Bernard Steer
Pay on the Bus on the Day, please.


Training at Bridge Meadow (Lower Pitches) restarts on Friday 19th April, 2013
Times: u12, u13,u14-5.00 pm to 6.30 pm
u15, u16 -6.30 pm
Goalkeepers: 5.45 to 6.30 p.m

Training at Milford
Times: u9, u10-6.00 to 7.00 p.m.


Sunday 21st April, 2013
Under 12s home v Carmarthen k.o 11.00 a.m.
All players to be available for this Academy Cup Quarter Final match
Report at 10.00- for Lower Pitches at Bridge Meadow


All unpaid Academy Subscriptions for 2012/2013 are overdue.
Please send payments to the Club marked "for the attention of the Academy Administrator"


Re-arranged fixture dates as set out by the FAW

Sunday 17th March Carmarthen v Haverfordwest-Richmond Park u12s (ko 11am) u14s (ko1 pm.)
Under 16s match being re-arranged.

Sunday 24th March

Sunday 31st March

Sunday 7th April Academy Quarter Finals Day

Sunday 14th April

Sunday 21st April, Academy Semi-Finals Day

Please note the re-arranged dates to help with player availability


WPL Academy Cup Teams

10TH MARCH-Afan Lido Away- Bus Leaves Bridge Meadow-0815 am
17TH MARCH-Carmarthen -Away-Grounds and Kick Off times -TO BE CONFIRMED


ACADEMY SUBSCRIPTIONS-2012/2013

All unpaid player subscriptions for the current season are now overdue.

Charges for the current half-season are : u9/u10/u11: £60

u12/u13/u14/u15/u16: £75

All payments to be sent to the Club by Friday 15th March, 2013 marked "for the Attention of the Academy Administrator".


Tuesday 26.02.2013

Education Evening for Academy Under 12/under 14 and under 16 groups.
Part of the official Academy Player Development Programme.

Restaurant at Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest
Arrive 6.45 for 7.00 p.m start.
Finish 9,00 p.m.

Laws of the Game (Mr P. McMullen)
Sports Nutrition (Ms J. Quinton)

There is only room for Players. Parents are invited to attend the talk by Chris Coleman starting at 7.30 p.m in the Merlins Theatre, also at Pembrokeshire College on 26.02.2013. Tickets available for Adults-£5 details from Haverfordwest County Football Club tel.no. 01437-769048.


27.01.2013                            

Futsal Finals                                               First Game                Competition
Under 12-Swansea        SA1 3ST            2.20 pm                   WPL Cup
Under 14-Carmarthen    SA31 3EP           12.00 noon               Shield
Under 16-Cardiff           CF14 3UX          2.00 p.m.                  WPL Cup


27.01.2013      

Under 15s in County Schools Competition
Conygar Bridge Meadow  Stadium v Afan Nedd Schools
Kick Off 11.00 a.m.


03.02.2013                        

Academy Cup (Round 7 Re-arranged)
Conygar Bridge Meadow Stadium v Cambrian and Clydach
Under 12s/Under 14s/Under 16s
Kick Off 11.00 a.m (provisional)


10.02.2013                      

Academy Cup
Away to Carmarthen Town
Under 12s/Under 14s/Under 16s
Match details to be decided.


04.03.2013    

Coaching Seminar at Tenby/Greenhill Astroturf
 “Play the Swansea City Way”-seminar and demonstration
Under 11s involved in the training sessions to be held by
Swansea City Academy coaching staff.
6.00 p.m   Classroom presentation
7.00 p.m.   Coaching Demonstration on the Astroturf.


Times for Academy Training 2013

From 07.01.2013- Tenby from 7.00 p.m to 8.00 p.m.
11.01.2013- Haverfordwest from 5.00 p.m-6.30 pm (1) 6.30 p.m - 8.00 p.m (2)
11.01.2013- Milford Haven (Thornton site)- from 6.00 p.m to 7.00 p.m. {PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF STARTING TIME}


NEXT IN 2013

07.01.2013 Tenby
11.01.2013 Haverfordwest and Milford Haven
13.01.2013 Futsal restarts (u12/u14/u16)-Carmarthen, Trinity College St Davids
14.01.2013 Tenby
18.01.2013 Haverfordwest and Milford Haven

Weekly programme on Monday and Friday evenings


Players and coaches for the 12/14/16 age range squads, please note the newly released FUTSAL fixtures in Carmarthen on the following Sundays:

2nd December, 2012
9th December, 2012
16th December, 2012

13th January, 2013
20th January, 2013

Further details of the times of matches will be release soon.


Haverfordwest County Academy under 12s-3 Aberystwyth Town Academy under 12s-1
Haverfordwest CountyAcademy under 14s-6 Aberystwyth Town Academy under 14s-6
Haverfordwest County Academy under 16s-3 Aberystwyth Town Academy under 16s-2

Sunday 4th November, 2012

under 12s/under 14s/under 16s matches away versus Afan Lido (at Port Talbot)
under 12s-Western Avenue, under 14s and under 16s-Vivian Park Port Talbot- all kick off 11.00 a.m
Bus for all teams leaves Conygar Bridge Meadow at 8.00 a.m (pick ups at Penblewin and St Clears by arrangement with squad coaches.


Under 13s v Afan Nedd in the Schools Competition-21.10.2012 ko 11 am (to be confirmed).

Under 13s and Under 15s v Swansea (a) at St Helens-23.10.2012
kick off times under 13s 6 pm and under 15s at 7.15 p.m.


SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 2012

Academy Cup Matches versus Pontardawe Academy

UNDER 12/UNDER 14/UNDER 16

Matches based at Pontardawe Leisure Centre, Parc Ynysderw, Pontardawe, Nr Swansea. SA8 4EG

All Kick offs at 1.00 p.m.

Bus leaves Conygar Bridge Meadow Stadium at 10.00 am

As there will be 3 teams on the bus there will be no spare seats for spectators unfortunately


Sunday 23rd September, 2012.

 
Under 16s Port Talbot -4 Haverfordwest County-7
Under 14s Port Talbot-4  Haverfordwest County -3
Under 12s Port Talbot-3  Haverfordwest County-0
 

Sunday 23rd September, 2012

 
v. Port Talbot (away)
 
under 12s-under 14s-under 16s
 
at Western Avenue, Part Talbot
 
Kick Off 1.00 p.m.
 
Players and Coaches Bus Leaves Bridge Meadow at 10.15 a.m.

Further details for Academy Games v. Merthyr Town (away) on Sunday 16th September, 2012

 
BUS LEAVES CONYGAR BRIDGE MEADOW 8.15 AM
 
Kick Off Times:
 
under 12 and under 14 both 11.30 a.m
under 16                           1.45 p.m
 
* All matches are at
 
ICI Rifle Fields;
(Merthyr Saints F.C.)
Bryniau Road,
Pant,
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 2SR

MATCH ARRANGEMENTS SUNDAY 16.09.2012

 
MERTHYR AWAY UNDER 12/UNDER14/UNDER16
 
MERTHYR SAINTS GROUND
 
KICK OFF TIMES:
 
1130 AM- UNDER 12/UNDER 14
 
2 PM-UNDER 16  (same venue)
 
BUS LEAVES BRIDGE MEADOW 8.15 AM.
                         PENBLEWIN             8.30 AM
                         ST CLEARS               8.45 AM.
 
PLEASE ALLOW TIME TO PICK UP POINTS BECAUSE OF THE IRONMAN EVENT ON SUNDAY WITH THE ROAD CLOSURES IN SOME PLACES.

Under 12s/under 14s/under 16s away v Merthyr Town Academy
Sunday 16th September, 2012
Bus leaves Conygar Bridge Meadow-8.15 a.m.prompt
Pick up at Penblewin at 8.30am and St Clears at 8.45am.
PLEASE PLAN YOUR JOURNEY AS SOME ROADS ARE CLOSED DUE TO IRONMAN WALES.


Under 12s additional fixture:

Sunday 30th September, 2012 v. Swansea City Development (away) kick off 11am
Both of these matches will  be confirmed this week.


Valero Pembrokeshire/ Haverfordwest County Academy

Under 9s and Under 10s v. Swansea City Development (away)

Sunday 23rd September, 2012 (to be confirmed)   kick off 1.00 p.m.

Elba Sports Complex, Gowerton


Under 9s and Under 10s start at Milford this Friday  7th September, 2012.   Training begins at 6.00 on the astro.

Please ask for Rob Owen (under 9s) and Lee Morgan  for one week (under 10s).

TRAINING RESTARTS AT BRIDGE MEADOW STADIUM (LOWER PITCHES)

FRIDAY 31.08.2012.
TIMES AS FOLLOWS ON GRASS SURFACE (SHINGUARDS COMPULSORY)
 
 
5.00 PM START-  HEAD COACH
 
 
UNDER 12S-       ANGELA NICHOLLS
UNDER 13S        BRIAN KELLY 
UNDER 14S        PHIL JONES
 
5.45 PM START                            HEAD COACH
 
GOALKEEPERS (ALL AGES)       BERNARD STEER
 
6.00 PM START    HEAD COACH
 
UNDER 15S        MATTHEW PRICE
UNDER 16S        LUKAS GAMBLE
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE TELEPHONE BERNARD STEER (07787813797)

Academy Training Packs were delivered to the Conygar Bridge Meadow Stadium for collection on Monday 20th August, 2012.  The following list represents kit ordered from our suppliers Macron Neath and must be collected and paid for where due, as soon as possible at the Stadium.

 
IORI WILLIAMS U9-£80 - PAID
SEAMUS DRAKE-U11-£42.50
HARRY MCDONALD-U9-£80
MICHAEL GLASBY-U9-£80
OLIVER POWLES-U9-£80
MACAULEY CHAPMAN-U9-£80
CHARLIE GREGORY-U9-£80
STEPHEN ROBERTS-U12-£80
ALED PHELPS-U12-£80-PAID
OLLIE GAMBLE-U12-£80
JAKE SMITH-U12-£80
 
Cheques should be made payable to "AND TEXTILES LTD" and presented at the point of collection.    For further arrangements please ring Bernard Steer-  07787813797.

Valero Pembrokeshire/Haverfordwest County Football Academy
Application for Academy Status for season 2012/2012 accepted.
Games programme starts 9th September, 2012.

For vacancies Coaches and Players please contact Administrator
07787813797

All fees now due.   Please send cheques to Club a.s.a.p. stating player's name and date of birth


MONDAY 20.08.2012        At Conygar Bridge Meadow

 
6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.       
13 and 15 Academy Registration at the Club.   Parents and Players to attend please.
 
7.15 p.m to 8.00p.m.          
Academy Coaches meeting at the Club.    Please bring all paperwork and up-to- date documentation for Coach registration with the F.A.W.
                                           
Thank you

Mr Ray Pennock of Macron Neath will be delivering the Academy Training packs which have been ordered after 6.00 p.m. at the Bridge Meadow Stadium on the evening of Monday 20th August, 2012.     Other players who wish to purchase the new training kit should also attend the session to get their measurements taken and look at the samples of the training kit available at the cost of £80. inclusive.


Results of Trials held at Conygar Bridge Meadow on Saturday:
 
Under 14s
 
4 trialists have been offered places in the Academy Squad-Congratulations to Patrick, Will, Aled  and Mark
 
Under 16s
 
4 trialists have been offered places in the Academy Squad-Congratulations to Glen, Bradley D, Daniel and Louis.

Academy Trials Season 2012/2013

Trials will be held on the Bottom Pitches at Bridge Meadow on Saturday 21st July, 2012 for a limited number  of places in the Under 14 and Under 16 age ranges in the FAW Academy Cup. Standards are necessarily high and recruitment and selection will be on the following basis

Under 14s  
An Open Trial for male players  aged under 14 on 1st September, 2012 nominated by Clubs.    Time of Trial 09.45 am to 10.45.am.

Under 16s   A Closed Trial for male players already identified whose age is under 16 on 1st September, 2012.   Time of Trial 11.00 to 12.00 noon.

  • Clubs are invited to nominate players who they consider good enough for an initial trial for the Under 14s.
  • Club coaches can nominate individual players not already in the Academy who they consider of County standard for the Under 16s.

Nominations for both age ranges setting out:  Name: Date of Birth;School;Playing Position; Contact telephone/email address; Parents name; Availability to play on Sundays; to

bernard.steer@yahoo.co.uk


Coaches' Meeting Cancelled!

Will be held on trials nights.   Dates will be sent out next week by text and on club website.

FAW Academy Cup
Under 12’s Semi-Final
Haverfordwest County 2   Afan Lido 0

This match took place at the Elba, Swansea and was to decide who went forward to the FAW Academy Cup Final at Newtown.
Afan had a slight wind advantage in the first half and put Haverfordwest under immediate pressure making Garin Gardner and Curtis Hicks defend solidly to keep the attackers at a safe distance.  Gradually Haverfordwest began to pass the ball effectively to their wide players, and James Williams and Rowan Nicolson combined well to mount some dangerous counter attacks.     Afan Lido were dangerous down their left and Henry MacBeth had to use his speed to control a dangerous forward who still managed to produce a strong cross shot which Morgan Picton did well to finger tip to safety.

Haverfordwest began to gain more possession through Danny Hopkin in midfield and now looked dangerous with counter attacks and following some good play by Alex Varney, Morgan Thomas raced for a through pass and beat the goalkeeper with a low shot which crept inside the post.    Afan Lido had several free kicks about 25 yards out and narrowly missed on occasions and created some chaos in the Haverfordwest goalmouth before the ball was desperately cleared.

After the interval Haverfordwest looked more comfortable with their 1-0 lead and the possession play improved following spirited efforts to tackle strongly, and only allowed Afan Lido long shots at goal which were largely off-target.   Charlie Davies put a lovely through ball to Travis O’Connor, who increased   Haverfordwest lead with a storming cross shot. This enabled them to be more composed on the ball.    Afan Lido put in some desperate efforts to get something out of the game, but Haverfordwest’s back four stood firm.   Max Brindley and Tobias Nash supported Ethan Price on the right and Danny Llewellyn chased every ball upfront. Some long clearances by Garin Gardner settled the team in defending their lead and Nicholas Jones showed great composure in the Haverfordwest in the final stages of the game.   Haverfordwest looked determined to preserve their 2-0 lead goal and their all round teamwork and effort was applauded by their supporters after the final whistle.

Haverfordwest County under 12s Squad:

Morgan Picton; Henry McBeth; James Williams; Curtis Hicks; Garin Gardner; Travis O’Connor; Ethan Price; Danny Hopkin; Rowan Nicolson; Alex Varney; Morgan Thomas; Charlie Davies; Danny Llewellyn; Tobias Nash; Max Brindley; Nick Jones

Haverfordwest now go forward to the Final at Newtown on Sunday 20th May, 2012 where their opponents will be Rhyl


FAW National Academy Cup Final

Congratulations to Haverfordwest Academy Under 12’s who reached the final of the FAW National Academy Cup by beating Afan Lido 2-0 in the semi finals at the Elba on Friday night.
The boys played in the South Wales League against  Aberystwyth Town, Afan Lido, Cambrian and Clydach, Carmarthen Town, Llanelli AFC, Neath FC, Merthyr Town, Port Talbot Town.
They were League Champions after six wins and 2 draws and then the competition progressed into a cup knock –out..
In the quarter finals they beat Llanelli 3-1 at Conygar Bridge Meadow and were drawn against Afan Lido (o at a neutral venue. The original date was postponed due to bad weather resulting in the boys travelling up to Gorseinon last Friday. 

They will now face Rhyl on Sunday 20th May 2012 at Latham Park, Newtown FC.


Academy Cup

Congratulations to the Under 12s on reaching the Semi-Final of the F.A.W Academy Cup
Come and get behind the Team on Sunday 29th April, 2012

Haverfordwest County Football Academy
v.
Afan Lido Football Academy
Sunday 29th April, 2012
Kick off 11.00 am.

Llanelli AFC ground, Stebonheath, Llanelli
Post Code SA15 1EY
Ground tel. no, 01554-772973

HAVERFORDWEST PLAYERS TO REPORT TO MAIN CAR PARK, LLANELLI AFC, STEBONHEATH AT 09.45 AM.


PAYMENTS DUE!
 
The second payment of the Academy Fee is due.   If you have not done so please pay either the £55 or the £70/75 fee
by cheque or cash to the Academy Administrator.


Academy Training restarts as follows:

Monday 9th January, 2012- 7.00 p.m-8.00 p.m (under 11s)  Tenby Leisure Centre:
Friday 13th January, 2012-5.00 p.m-8.00 p.m Haverfordwest STP (under 12,under 13, under 14, under 15, under 16s, goalkeepers)
Friday 13th January, 2012-6.00 p.m-7.00 p.m (under 9s and under 10s) Milford LC (Thornton Hall).


Results of the West Wales Academy Futsal Festival played at Llanelli on Sunday 18th December, 2011
Under 12s-1st Llanelli-4 points
Under 14s-1st Haverfordwest -6 points
Under 16s-1st Llanelli-6 points

Congratulations to Phil Jones and the Under 14s for this win in the first ever West Wales Futsal Festival.
Thanks also to all the players and their parents who made the trip to Parc- y- Scarlets on the past two sundays to participate in what was an interesting and absorbing start to futsal in the region.
 
The next futsal festival is on 22nd January, 2012 in the Swansea area.    Details  will be on the website when they are available.


Annual Anti-Doping Quiz
 
This is on the internet and can be accessed as follows:
 
Go to
 
www.uefa.com        UEFA Training Ground/Courses/Anti Doping/English (There is no welsh version)
 
Please take the Test for your age group as listed, get a respectable score and print off the Certificate.
Please being the Anti-Doping Quix 2011 Certificate to Training and give to your Coach so that it can
be filed with your papers as evidence of yoiur understanding of this very important matter.

Normal training arrangements on a Friday at Sir Thomas Picton Astroturf from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm and at Thornton Hall (Milford Haven Leisure Centre) Astroturf 6.00 p.m to 7.00 p.m.

Due to Ground and Future Weather Forecasts the following Academy Programme has been put in place:

URGENT PLEASE NOTE!    TRAINING

FRIDAYS STARTING 09.09.2011
TRAINING AT SIR THOMAS PICTON ASTRO TURF
5.00 P.M----UNDER 12; UNDER 13;UNDER 14
6.00 P.M----GOALKEEPERS
6.30 P.M-----UNDER 15; UNDER 16
EACH SESSION WILL LAST FOR 90 MINUTES

PLEASE BRING TRAINERS


Academy News 26/08/2011

Academy Status was confirmed on 4th August, 2011 and the ten (10) participating clubs in the South Wales area at under 12, under 14 and under 16 named as:
Aberystwyth Town. Afan Lido, Cambrian and Clydach, Carmarthen Town, Haverfordwest County, Llanelli AFC, Neath FC, Merthyr Town, Newport YMCA, Port Talbot Town.
The first round of matches are due to be played on Sunday 11th September, 2011.
To avoid last season’s problem of no matches for the u13 and u15 age ranges the Academy is
entering these squads as “Pembrokeshire Schools” in the WSFA South Wales Inter Association
Competition for 2011-2012.   There will be 7 matches in this competition.   Attempts will be made to arrange a further six matches with other organisations who have Academy status.   Academy players selected for  Schools  matches will have county representative status and will  also be subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Welsh Schools Football Association.

Training starts as follows on Friday 9th September, 2011 as follows:

At the Bottom Pitches at Bridge Meadow, Haverfordwest

5.00 p.m.   Under 12/Under 13/Under 14

5.45 p.m    Under 15/Under 16/Goalkeepers

At Thornton Hall Leisure Centre, Milford Haven

6.00 p.m.    Under 9/Under 10

Training starts on Monday 12th September, 2011 as follows:

At Greenhill School Astroturf Pitch, Tenby

7.00 p.m.  Under 11/County Schools Tom Yeomans Squad   


Under 12's Squad

Congratulations to the following players on their selection for this Squad

Click Here for Under 12's Squad List

  • The coaching will initially be based at Bridge Meadow (Bottom Pitches) Haverfordwest, from 5.00 pm to 6.30pm starting on Friday 9th September, 2011 moving onto STP Astroturf pitch on 7th October, 2011  at the same time.
  • You will be invited to a Players and Parents Evening in July, 2011 when we will introduce the coaches and announce our plans for the forthcoming season (2011/2012).
  • The cost per half season will be £70 per player.

Pembrokeshire County Schools Tom Yeoman’s Squad (Under 11’s)

Congratulations to the following players on their selection for the County Schools’ Squad who will play in the Welsh Primary Schools Competition.

Click Here for Under 11's Squad List

  • All players will be invited into an Initial Coaching session before the schools break up.
  • Notification of the date will be sent to your school.
  • Regular coaching sessions will be based at Tenby Leisure Centre (Greenhill site) from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm starting on Monday 12th September, 2011 on the outdoor Astroturf pitch.
  • The cost per half season will be £55 per player.  
  •  There is a £5 Welsh Schools Registration fee payable for all new members to the Squad.

Under 9's and Under 10's Squads

Congratulations to the following players on their selection for these Squads

Click Here for Under 9's Squad List

Click Here for Under 10's Squad List

  • The coaching will be based at Milford Leisure Centre (Thornton Hall) from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm starting on Friday 9th September, 2011 on the outdoor Astroturf pitch.
  • You will be invited to a Players and Parents Evening in late July, 2011 when we will introduce the coaches and announce our plans for the forthcoming season (2011/2012).
  • The cost per half season will be £55 per player.

Haverfordwest Under 12's vs Newport County Under 12's



Haverfordwest Under 12’s met Newport County (away) in the quarter final of the Under 12’s Academy Cup.
For various reasons the side could  only field the bare eleven players and they were up against a formable Newport side.
For the first twenty minutes the sides were even, then a trio of dispute goals dented the under 12’s confidence.
In the second half Newport dominated the game, able to run on their full compliment of subs, leaving the heroic Haverfordwest players struggling against a very fast- paced game.
The final score of 12-0 to Newport did not really reflect the game and a serious injury in the last minute  to goalkeeper James Harries  marred the day.
Coaches Angie Nicholls and Blayne Wherrett would like to thank the loyal  players and parents who made the long journey to Newport.


Plans for 2011/2012.

Academy Administrator Bernard Steer reports:
During season 2010/2011 the Academy has run under 12s, under 14s and under 16s squads in the FAW Academy Cup Competition. Performances have been good overall with the under 12s qualifying for the quarter finals of the competition.
No provision was made for matches in another competition for under 13s or under 15 during the past season and the Academy is grateful of the loyalty of these age groups, who either have had no matches (under 13) or playing a year up (under 16s).
It is now the intention for the coming season to enter the under 13s squad and an under 15s squad in Welsh Schools Competitions to ensure regular games for these vital age groups.
Schools matches will be staffed by Academy Coaches who will ensure continuity and progress from the coaching already carried out.
For further details please contact me at the Club.


Progress in 2011

Academy Administrator Bernard Steer reports

Since the Academy resumed in January the under 12s, under 14s and under 16s have taken part in the first Academy Futsal Competion in the Llanelli/Swansea area. This was a highly successful event and although only the under 14s won, the players enjoyed the competition and found it a good way of getting back into matches after what was a very prolonged Christmas/Mid Season break.

Mark Falzon left us in January and Blayne Wherrett was a recent addition to assist Angela Nicholls with the under 12s.    Several coaches have received their Assessments from Verifier Derek Roberts who also has given mentoring advice to add his experience to the quality of the coaching.

Steve Batty has taken over the management of the under 19s and has started with two excellent results in matches both played on the Bridge Meadow pitch when many other grounds in the area were totally unplayable.

Academy matches have been played at Aberystwyth where all age groups found the home teams were formidable opposition, but are hoping that the return to grass match play will be the beginning of a return to getting better results.   A re-arranged match for the Under 16s against Carmarthen Town at windy Llansteffan resulted in a 6-0 defeat to a strong team where the  age balance was tilted towards the  16th birthday, although we were impressed by the quality of the Carmarthen team.

On Sunday 20th February, 2011 Academy pride was restored when the under 16s playing Merthyr Town in the only Academy match of the day won 2-1 with goals from Rhys Jenkins and Ryan Howells to take away the visitors unbeaten Academy record.   There were  good performances throughout the squad and   Head Coach of the under 16s, Lukas Gamble was full of praise for the players  in what he described as “a great game”.
The next games are against Llanelli on 13th March, 2011 when the coaching and training which has resumed allowing for school half-term, will be put to the test in what are always very difficult matches for our Academy.

Plans are in hand to carry out the SPARQ fitness testing for the 12-19 age groups in line with the guidelines of the FAW and the training already attended by some of the coaches

The results of matches and the next  set of Player Assessments to be carried out on the whole of the Academy will indicate the level of progress made in 2010/2011 and what steps need to be taken to ensure an environment of continuing improvement.

Requests for Trials for the Academy are always welcome and should be directed to Bernard Steer, Academy Administrator at the Bridge Meadow Stadium.


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please follow the procedure as follows:
 
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