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Team news for later in 2019

March 2, 2019

Please get in contact regarding our new teams for the 2019-20 season.

We're currently planning;

U8's

U9's

U10's

&

U12 girls

We train on Monday and Wednesday's and matches are played Saturday mornings.


Thanks. Chris

07958 696800


Monday and Wednesday training info

*Every Monday, 6-7 pm- (Ages 5-10, all welcome) boys and girls class

Venue: Outdoors, astro turf and under floodlights at PlayFootball, Next to Stopsley High School, St Thomas's Road, Luton, LU2 7UX

*Every Wednesday, 5-6 pm- (Ages 5-10, all welcome) boys and girls class

Venue: Indoors Luton Inspire Sports Village


Follow us on all our social media channels for the latest info at a click of an app!

twitter @kidsfootyschool & @stopsleysharks #instagram (stopsleysharksfc) #facebook (@kidsfootyschool & @stopsleysharksfc) & web www.footyschool.com

Sharks Respond with positive draw

March 9, 2019

A much better team performance this week. Passing/teamwork was the main issue last time out. The Sharks responding well after being a goal down at half time. 

Well done Matt (player of the week) and Ryan (most improved player this week)-your medals are well deserved.

After a light morning training session match tactics were discussed prior to the game-all players are now beginning to understand better their positions/roles. It's only our 4th match, so they've done really well to come back after our setback last week. Well done all!

Our Latest Newsletter

March 12, 2019

Monthly Payment from April

Hi all. Just to let you all know a full newsletter will be out later in the month after the Stopsley Sharks quarterly meeting next week.

Until then just a quick update regarding payment. We’ve moved to cashless recently (online bank transfer only now) and to simplify things further all players training at Footy School/Sharks will be required to pay monthly rather than weekly. 

Payment is to be made at the beginning of the month for the calendar month ahead.


*£18 per calendar month to attend Monday skills classes (6-7pm outdoors, astro turf)


*£18 per calendar month to attend Wednesday skills class (5-6pm indoor, hall)


*£20 per month-Stopsley Sharks F.C.- We’re currently FULL but we will be enrolling new Shark players for friendlies and new season games from May/June 2019. We will have a U8, U9 and U 10 team for 2019/20 season. In addition we will be starting our first all girls team. More new to follow soon.

The fee is £20 per calendar month to attend any Monday, Wednesday and Saturday training sessions in a calendar month and be part of our club, Stopsley Sharks F.C. (there’s an initial fee for joining the Sharks-£25-with this fee you'll receive a training jacket or top)

*Saturday Shark training depends on matches and will be confirmed weekly.


Rather like a gym membership, the monthly prices shown above are the same regardless of sessions attended. The only exception to this is during long periods we do not have sessions, for example, around end of season break. More details on 2019 calendar coming soon...


Many Thanks. Chris 07958696800

Match Update

March 16, 2019

Away game at Luton Nations

As we're not allowed to publish league match results we're going to add weekly match updates for you to follow our progress :)


2 weeks ago the Sharks's lost by 3 goals against today's opponents-but managed to score 7 today in arguably their best performance of the season. 


It's rare all players involved do extremely well-but that certainly was the case today. 


Daniel played his most influenced game yet, getting involved regularly with decisive play. Taylor was a constant threat to the opposition, creating opportunities while supporting the defensive role of the right side of the pitch when called upon.

Fletcher came in to deal with a tough opponent and did incredibly well covering-winning most improved played because of his efforts. Well done.


Olly, got his first 2 goals for the Shark's, 1 a thunderbolt of a strike and definitely looked more confident with every passing minute. Ethan had to keep his concentration for large parts of the game, but when called upon, did really well again with collecting the ball and kicks.


Ryan, on the left side, seems to be getting better every game, displaying speed and strength throughout. Matt, was influential in controlling the defence, displaying great energy, strength and passing, capped by a fine goal. 


Joel seemed to be everywhere, from taking excellent corners, to setting up goals, tackling and scoring a goal. Another fine display.


Harvey, like all players in the team, still learning positional play, did fantastically well in making the oppositions lives a living nightmare. Great turn of pace and a great couple of strikes earning him a couple of goals and player of the match. Well done.


Scoring 7 goals is great, and even though we conceded goals we still kept to the game plan-work as a team, pass as a team, defend as a team-but go for it when opportunities come your way. It was a great team performance and every player and parent involved should be very proud-well done Shark's!

Match Update

March 23, 2019

Home game Vs Sundon Athletic


The Sharks didn't do a lot wrong last time out-but it took a last kick of the game equaliser from Matt to send the home fans crazy!

The opposition played well, with some nice technical ability on the ball. 

The Sharks needed to adapt to a different formation due to the away team opting to play the allowed smaller numbers-but as the game grew older it was clear some stand out performances would support a comeback! 

It's worth a special mention that Daniel, Fletcher, Olly and Harvey all had the difficult task of rotating on and off the field, changing positions and adapting to the game regularly. Well done.

The same has to be said for Matt and Joel, both playing in 2 different positions in the match, both playing vital roles in the Sharks goals with Matt showing excellent finishing.

However, without some of the shot stopping from Ethan would we have had a chance to reply and level the game? An outstanding display and most improved medal winner.

Our player of the match, Taylor, was easily having his best game of the season. Supporting the team with defensive runs and tackles while also showing some silky skills in attacking areas to break forward for another go at the opposition-well done!


*Next week 30th March, away to Thunder Dynamo, see you there!


April payment and fixtures reminder

March 29, 2019

Hi all, a quick reminder no training tomorrow for the Sharks due to an early away kick off.

There's also no training or match Sat 6th April.

Friendlies are being planned for 13th and 20th to involve different ages/players. I will contact all directly.

Finally, all payments from April is monthly. Please see 12th March news below.


Many thanks.



Match Update

March 30, 2019

Another positive display today from the Sharks and an away win! While all players are adapting to instructions it's clear to see more improvements. Well done!

What can be only described as a 'worldy' from Ryan to get things going (amazing goal), other goals from Harvey, Joel and Taylor were also very impressive! Playing against a good side, with their own moments of skill and goals, it was a good test. Ethan had to be on his game in goal-and my word was he! 

Ryan and Taylor both showing better understanding in their positions, supporting defence and attack when required. Great stuff.

Matt, again stopping the opposition on numerous occasions, also having some silky runs late in the game. 

Fletcher and Daniel coming on in the right and left positions, stopping play and tracking well. 

Harvey grew in to the game and confidence was shining after his goal. Swapping position every quarter with Olly, who also grew louder, wanting the ball more and more, making some good runs in the latter stages.

Ryan won his medal for most improved, richly deserved. What a goal, did I mention that already?!!

It was Joel though who cemented the teamwork ethic with his relentless coverage across the pitch-passing, shooting and tackling-with a goal to boot-and winning the player of the match winners medal. Well done and well done all!!!!


*No match next week, keep up to date on our latest news in the coming days!

*please note no results are allowed to be published due to league regulation 


General Newsletter, player registrations & dates for diary etc

April, 4th 2019

Hi all,


Player Registration


As you know, we've come a long way in a short time, successfully setting up a u8 team for 2019-and they're currently playing some very good football, improving every week.

The interest in people joining  Footy School and wanting to continue development with matches at Stopsley Sharks FC has been great and we're now at the time where we would like you to formerly register interest for upcoming friendlies and new season teams.


*IMPORTANT* if your child is currently in the U8 Sharks squad you do not need to do anything.


If your son or daughter is 6, 7, 8 or 9  years old and interested in joining Stopsley Sharks Football Club U8s/9s/10s for upcoming season please click here and complete info required.


If your daughter is 9, 10 or 11 years old and interested in joining our girls team for upcoming season please click here and complete info required.


I will reply directly to you with details of what options there may be for upcoming friendlies and new season information.


Please share this with anyone you know who may be interested in joining us-whether players, coaching staff or behind the scenes admin roles, we're continually looking to grow and develop as a club. Many thanks.


Dates for your diary


Over the coming weeks we have a lot of things happening-we have end of season u8 fixtures as well as friendly matches, possible tournaments and usual training etc. 

However, we do have a period where a number of sessions will be cancelled. This is due to a number of factors: Facilities unavailable due to local elections, staff on training courses, holidays etc etc


Further details for May/June dates etc will be out later this month. Details below for the next 4 weeks or so ahead... 


Saturday 6th April: Cancelled. Sharks training/match day - No match. No training.


Saturday 13th April: Sharks friendly home match. You will be contacted if registered interest above or in current u8 squad.


Wednesday 5-6 pm Cancelled 17th April: No training


Saturday 20th April : Sharks friendly home match. You will be contacted if registered interest above or in current u8 squad.


Wednesday 5-6 pm Cancelled 1st May: Elections: No training





Dates for your diary

April, 16th 2019

Hi,


Great to see lots of new players yesterday and over the last week or so. Excellent effort by all and looking forward to more fun and skills development soon.


Due to a number of factors with the time of year (Easter), club training courses, Local elections etc our training sessions will be disrupted a little-please see below dates to clearly see what's happening over the coming weeks.

Some of the dates you already know but to confirm Saturday Sharks training is also cancelled now due to limited players as it's Easter weekend.


We're currently working on arranging further friendlies for the early part of May, before having a mini end of season break at the end of May. 

Further details to follow including potential tournament opportunities in the summer including our very own annual awards/mini match afternoon in June to recognise all players involved with Footy School and Stopsley Sharks F.C.


Reminder of some dates for you;


BLUE is ON as normal, RED is CANCELLED


  • Wednesday 17th April indoor 5-6 pm CANCELLED: No training
  • Saturday 20th April indoor-Sharks FC enrolled training CANCELLED EASTER WEEKEND
  • Saturday 20th April : Sharks friendly U8 home match. 
  • Monday 22nd April Footy School/Sharks training-grass 6-7pm CANCELLED BANK HOLIDAY
  • Wednesday 24th April  training-indoor 5-6 pm, Inspire
  • Saturday 27th April indoors-Sharks FC enrolled players, 8.50-9.40 am
  • Saturday 27th April: U8 Sharks League match (home) vs Stopsley United, 10.30 am ko
  • Monday 29th April Footy School/Sharks training-grass 6-7pm
  • Wednesday 1st May 5-6 pm CANCELLED: Local Elections: No training
  • Saturday 4th May indoors-Sharks FC enrolled players, 8.50-9.50 am





Dates for your diary

April, 16th 2019

Hi,


Great to see lots of new players yesterday and over the last week or so. Excellent effort by all and looking forward to more fun and skills development soon.


Due to a number of factors with the time of year (Easter), club training courses, Local elections etc our training sessions will be disrupted a little-please see below dates to clearly see what's happening over the coming weeks.

Some of the dates you already know but to confirm Saturday Sharks training is also cancelled now due to limited players as it's Easter weekend.


We're currently working on arranging further friendlies for the early part of May, before having a mini end of season break at the end of May. 

Further details to follow including potential tournament opportunities in the summer including our very own annual awards/mini match afternoon in June to recognise all players involved with Footy School and Stopsley Sharks F.C.


Reminder of some dates for you;


BLUE is ON as normal, RED is CANCELLED


  • Wednesday 17th April indoor 5-6 pm CANCELLED: No training
  • Saturday 20th April indoor-Sharks FC enrolled training CANCELLED EASTER WEEKEND
  • Saturday 20th April : Sharks friendly U8 home match. 
  • Monday 22nd April Footy School/Sharks training-grass 6-7pm CANCELLED BANK HOLIDAY
  • Wednesday 24th April  training-indoor 5-6 pm, Inspire
  • Saturday 27th April indoors-Sharks FC enrolled players, 8.50-9.40 am
  • Saturday 27th April: U8 Sharks League match (home) vs Stopsley United, 10.30 am ko
  • Monday 29th April Footy School/Sharks training-grass 6-7pm
  • Wednesday 1st May 5-6 pm CANCELLED: Local Elections: No training
  • Saturday 4th May indoors-Sharks FC enrolled players, 8.50-9.50 am





Last game of the season

May, 4th 2019

After some quick fire games over the past few weeks the Sharks finished their season with a narrow defeat in a friendly match to Someries Youth. Both teams had a 'good go', playing some nice football along the way, chances going both ways in a well contested game.

After the disappointment of an indifferent 2nd half performance the previous week (after playing well the first half) the Sharks were much better organised this week.

Team work was much better with solid performances from all: Ethan, with another important contribution, Matt and Uyi at the back standing strong. 

Fletcher, Oscar and Ryan continued this trend, making important tackles, and Daniel, coming in to midfield showed his bravery getting about before being taken off as a precaution.

Taylor and Joel seemed everywhere in the middle, doing their best to make things happen. Olly and Adam shared responsibility up the top, with Olly never shy from having a shot and Adam showing some quick speed getting in to dangerous positions.

With some stand out performances it was Uyi winning coaches player of the match for his excellent contribution at the back and Taylor winning players player of the match after some excellent decision making and runs. Well done both and to all the team for a good performance.


What next? We're updating our schedule for the rest of May and June on Tuesday 7th, so keep an eye out on training schedules. As discussed on Saturday, there will be some changes over the next month or so as we have a mini break and organise our structure for the weeks ahead and the pending new season. So, finalised plans out 7th May-and don't forget to pencil in Junes club fun day and awards for all at Footy School/Stopsley Sharks FC-details will be on our WhatsApp group on Tuesday 7th also ...thanks.

Latest News and info for May & June

May, 7th 2019

Hi all,


As you know, we’ve come a long way in a short period of time, successfully entering our first Stopsley Sharks team to the Chiltern Junior Sevens league-the u8 squad- with some extremely encouraging performances. Numbers have increased with our Footy School&Sharks training/matches and it’s great to see all the children have fun and develop their football skills!


Date to remember-On Saturday June 15th we are planning to have an awards/fun day for all players and their families involved with Footy School and Stopsley Sharks FC.

Whether you’re training once a week, twice a week, or in addition to that playing matches, you’re all invited to come and have a fun afternoon out with us!

We plan to have lots going on, including mini matches for the kids-and parents! Including fun games, food and refreshments. Full details of times/location etc will be out on our WhatsApp group in the near future, so please save the date. 


We also wish to recognise all involved with Footy School and Stopsley Sharks F.C. with an awards section in the afternoon for all the children's great efforts this season!


We’re going to have registration packs available on the day for players wishing to play matches in the 2019/20 season. (The season normally starts around the end of August/beginning of September). However, due to high demand we will be limited to squad numbers of 9 or 10 players.


Please remember we are growing as a club but need to do this at a manageable pace. After our initial phase of registrations in June we will have friendly matches before the start of the season and have other opportunities during the season to review additional teams should we have the interest and support in place. This is something we will continually review and update you with.


In the weeks ahead we have a number of things going on that mean there is a much smaller schedule than usual. It’s normal for most clubs/football schools to have an end of season break and we plan to do the same. In this period we are working on attracting further players and looking to support the coaching staff with additional coaches, while existing members of Stopsley Sharks F.C. are going on development courses and having holidays etc.


Because of the schedule changes in May and June we are committed to providing a fair payment period for you. 

May payment-please pay as normal the monthly fee in the first week of the month-we are still receiving payments later in the calendar month, but to clarify, payment needs to be in the first week of every calendar month-for the month ahead. See info prices page for details if unsure or contact me.

June payment-no fee-please ensure you do not pay any amounts for June. 

By doing this it will support a fair payment period across May and June where sessions will be cancelled for the above reasons.


Please see below our upcoming dates for your diary. Please note below information will only include details for Monday and Wednesday training.


Any friendly matches or training on Saturdays is only applicable if you’ve been communicated to and added to our WhapsApp group for Saturdays-which more parents will be added in the coming weeks, when teams are selected for the new season etc .


May

Monday 6th no training-bank holiday

Wednesday 8th no training

Monday 13th training as normal

Wednesday 15th no training

Monday 20th training as normal

Wednesday 22nd no training

Monday 27th no training bank holiday

Wednesday 29th no training

June

No training until Monday 17th June, when normal service resumes with training continuing that week on Wednesday 19th also.

*Remember Saturday 15th June Awards/fun day-details on our WhatsApp Latest news group soon.

Schedule Update & Latest News July

July, 10th 2019

Revised Training Timetable for Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C.


*Please carefully read through the whole bulletin below, thanks. 

Changes have been made to increase the opportunity of all ages and abilities to get involved with football and for us to have the best possible age groups playing together. 

Any questions please contact:

Chris: 07958696800


Headlines:

*Our last indoor Wednesday training (in it's current format) will be on Wednesday 24th July. 

*Our last indoor Saturday invited training (in it's current format) will be on Saturday 20th July.

*Saturday training will continue outdoors for Shark registered players (and pending girls team players) in August if no matches are being played-subject to confirmation weekly. 

*Indoor Wednesday and Saturday training will commence again in September-for younger kids, aged 4-6. Pre registration required

*Monday training does not change from it's current schedule. 

*If you're registered in the u8, u9 or u10 (or pending girls team) you have the opportunity of Thursday additional training starting Thursday 8th September.


Full details below


*Monday training (started already) £18 per month*6-7.15 pm*Ages 6-11*School year 2 and above.

For players who have played football before. Outdoors. Grass.


*Wednesday younger kids training (starts 4th September)£18 per month *5-6 pm.*Ages 4-6*School years Foundation and year 1. Older players subject to confirmation if a beginner player.

Indoors. Hard court.


*Saturday younger kids training (starts 7th September) £18 per month*9-10 am. Ages 4-6. School years Foundation and year 1. Older players subject to confirmation if a beginner player.

Indoors. Hard court.

*If you wish your 4-6 year old child to participate in both Wednesday & Saturday indoor football the total is £35 per month.


Below schedule for Stopsley Sharks F.C. Registered Team Players only. £20 per month


Monday training for all Sharks players (started already)

Format: Arrival session, match scenario session, mini matches

6-7.15 pm  (Schedule: Weekly)


Thursday Additional Sharks Training. (starting Thursday 8th August)

Opportunity for an extra Stopsley Sharks session:

For registered U8, U9 and U10 and pending girls team players only.

Format: Match session/scenario with in game stoppages for coaching.

Outdoors. Grass. Thursday 7-8 pm. During summer hols August, then earlier time in September tbc(Schedule: Weekly)


Saturday Matches or Training.

Outdoors. Grass. Saturday mornings. Time T.B.C. (Schedule:Weekly)

Updated Summer Calendar: August & September

July, 30th 2019

Please see link below for our latest schedule. Thanks.

https://www.footyschool.com/calendar


Dunstable Town Tournament U9s

August, 24th 2019

In their 2nd ever tournament, and 1st in the same age group, the u9s did great and got to a final, just missing out. Excellent teamwork guys! A day filled with fun and development.


New updates to our timetable

21st October,  2019

Stopsley Sharks FC latest blog, November 2019

November  2019

Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C. 

Payment Information for 2020

3rd December 2019

All,


With 2020 around the corner we wanted to communicate how payments will be working from January. 


Below info is broken down in to 2 sections. 


1) Payment for club players (that play matches for Stopsley Sharks F.C.)


2) Payment for players that train/attend skills classes with Footy School and are not yet playing matches with a team.


1. Players for Stopsley Sharks F.C.

Monthly payment is increasing from £20 per month to £22 per month. Payment is required in the first week of the calendar month please (for the current month ahead). 


While price increases are never ideal, it's essential to review pricing from time to time and we believe it's a small increase for the training and match options available for our club players every week. 


If payment isn't received in the first week of the calendar month, our club treasurer will get in contact directly to the parents of the player to ask for payment to allow the player continue playing for Stopsley Sharks F.C. If payment isn't made then unfortunately your child cannot attend sessions or matches.


Many thanks for your support. Any questions please contact us.


*Please note the monthly payment is the same regardless of the amount of sessions/matches that are attended in the month by the player.


2. Players attending training/skill classes at Footy School only.

Payment is increasing from £18 a month to £20 per month for attending one of our training sessions every week. This averages at still only £4.62 per weekly session across the year. 

Monthly payment is required in the first week of the calendar month please (for the current month ahead). 

If payment isn't made on time (within the first week of the month) then unfortunately your child cannot attend further sessions.


*Please note the monthly payment is the same regardless of the amount of sessions attended in the month.



The easiest way to make payment is to set up a standing order with your bank for a date around the beginning of the month. Then it's all done automatically. Any questions please get in contact. Many thanks.




Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C. 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

21st December 2019

Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C. 

No Saturday Morning session 14th March

29th February 2020

Hi all,


There will be no Saturday morning Footy School for our younger kids group on 14th March, 9-10 am, due to an annual event at Inspire.


Thanks.

Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C. 

COVID-19 (Postponement due to safety measures)

17th March 2020

All,


As you know from our direct communication recently, we are currently stopping all football activities at Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C. until further notice.


The safety of our teams/players remain our number one priority and we are continuing to closely follow the advice of Public Health England and the UK Government.


This includes all sessions for all ages on the days we train and play matches: 


Training: Monday (Sharks team training), Tuesday (new classes in April, girls, ages 10-14), Wednesday (boys and girls ages 7-10, Thursday (boys and girls ages 7-10) and Saturday (boys and girls ages 4-6)*


Match day:  Stopsley Sharks F.C. : Saturday mornings.


To clarify: No matches or training sessions for Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C. 


We will update you with any more  news when we have it. We are currently monitoring the league communications and various other authorities and will confirm more in the coming days.


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.


For further helpful information from the government, please click the link below;

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england


Many thanks.


Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C.

Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C. 

Season update

26th March 2020

All,


FA Announce Grassroots Football is concluded for the 2019/20 season

We can now confirm that The FA has decided that all grassroots football is concluded for the 2019/20 season. This will allow the game to move forward and to commence planning for next season. Our County Football Associations [CFAs] will be supporting grassroots leagues over the coming days to determine how they should close out their current competitions.


More news to follow...


Many thanks.


Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C.

Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C. 

Keep practising those skills at home

6th April 2020

All,


We hope you are all well and keeping as healthy and active as possible while staying at home/social distancing. 


Just a reminder we have regular mini home football sessions coming out weekly on our YouTube channel to help practice those skills and keep active during this period.

Link below;

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU6Z5oq4KNtHoTjGEbXBsAA


Thanks.


Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C.

Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C. 

Latest News on sessions and developments coming soon

w.c. 22nd June 2020

All,


We hope you are all still well and keeping as healthy and active as possible while  staying alert and social distancing. 

We have recently commenced training for our club, Stopsley Sharks FC. It's great for the teams to be back, albeit in difficult circumstances.

We are following the strict guidelines set out by the government and FA and will update all regarding further developments when they happen.

Footy School sessions for Wednesday's and Saturday's are still under review and we are currently in a position of waiting for indoor facilities to re-open. The likely opportunity to re-commence will be from September. Again, we will update you further when we know more.

Thursdays (6-7pm, ages 7-11)  will re-commence hopefully prior to September, once we know numbers wishing to attend and have the correct coaches/session plans in place. We will update you in early July with our plans for this. Many thanks.



Thanks.


Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C.

Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C. 

Saturday (4-6/7 year ages) session Resumes! 

w.c. 13th July 2020


Great to have your little shark back at Footy School this Saturday

We’re hungry to get back on the pitch and really looking forward to getting our teeth back into things.

Our plan of attack is to develop your child's football skills every single week with our fun bite size drills!

Other Footy School classes and our Stopsley Sharks F.C. teams will be an opportunity in the future. Watch out for our termly progress certificates to see what has been achieved.


Below, our SHARK values...

Can your little shark have a look for their seal of approval? :)


Smile.

Enjoy football, it’s fun!

We’re here to help you enjoy it more.

Help.

Help yourself, try your best.

Help your teammates try their best.

We’re here to help you.

Achieve.

Whatever you believe, you can achieve.

We can and we will.

Respect.

We only do positive. Respect all around you.

Players, parents, club staff and officials.

We respect you.

Know-how.

We make decisions rather than whack the ball anywhere.

It’s always OK to make a mistake, it’s how we learn and develop.

We are always learning and developing.


We are Footy School & Stopsley Sharks F.C.