Last Saturday was nearly a complete wash out with a number of games in the Hucknall area falling victim to the weather. However, The Catch You In team still managed to take in games at Hucknall Sports Goosedale pitches, and we were certainly pleased we did.
From the arrival at the ground, there’s a display of the club’s commitment to Respect, with their customised notice board featuring key messages for parents and spectators as well as Respect barriers around each pitch.
The Under 8s game was a great advert for football of that age; Neil Webster and Adam Dallison the Hucknall Sports coaches created just the sort of environment needed including lots of encouragement, support and just letting them play. Their opponents were Rosseneri, and they are coached by Roderick Maveso who does a great job with the club, giving up many hours to provide the opportunity for kids in the Meadows to play football.
Hucknall Sports U9 Red played a great game against Moorgreen Colts U9s, Robert Neale and Alistair Woodcock coach the Reds and really helped their team keep going until the end despite losing three of their players. The Catch You In team have met the Moorgreen coaches Adam Mansouri and Anthony Pailing earlier in the season where they also showed their great sportsmanship, at this game they drew the referee’s attention to an injured Hucknall Sports player when their team were on the attack.
Hucknall Sports other U9s team, The Whites, were playing against Basford Community. Wayne Sellars, the Hucknall Sports coach had a great manner with his players, calm on the side-line, and coached with a smile on his face.
Hucknall Sports U12s coaches Adrian Seaman and Mark Daft gave their players responsibility for their own warm up, and the players did a great job. #playerownership
All in all Saturday morning was a great advert for youth football the parents were all supportive to all teams, and the environment was first class.
We will be out and about again in early March, keep an eye out at your games – we may be coming to #CatchYouIn!