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PACES team-up brings football development to Herefordshire youngsters

PACES team-up brings football development to Herefordshire youngsters

PACES and Hereford Lads Club recently teamed up to provide youngsters in Hereford the chance for their first steps into football.

Delivered by high quality, professional coaches, our Saturday morning Development Centre provided kids with the chance to take part in weekly sessions at our base on Widemarsh common.

The aim of the collaboration was to create the conditions that would provide children and budding parent coaches the chance to be involved with an FA Charter Standard Club in a safe environment.

PACES is a professional coaching company established by Jamie Pitman and Jim McGettrick.


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Terriers win RS Engraving Cup

Terriers win RS Engraving Cup

On Sunday 14th May the Lads Club Terriers U14 team won the inaugural R S Signs & Engraving Cup.

In a hard fought physical game Lads Club came out on top 4-2 against Tenbury Wells.

All the team performed brilliantly , with special mention going to outstanding centre forward Hubert Dejnowiec, who scored all four goals !

Managers Mike Shaw and Steve Nicholas, said ‘ It has been a solid season , especially since Christmas, and this Cup win is the icing on the cake. All the boys have worked very hard and keep improving.

All are friends, all go to Whitecross School, and we look forward eagerly to next season.

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Lads Club Belles away win at Bartestree Harriers

Lads Club Belles away win at Bartestree Harriers

Lads Club Belles completed their third win in a row on Sunday 17 November with an emphatic 5-2 away win over Bartestree Harriers.

Previous recent wins over Leominster Minors and Ross Juniors were followed with a another strong all-round team performance which saw pressure straight from the kick-off.  Pressure from Chloe and Katy in midfield allowed the Belles to press on giving chances to Grace and Clare in attack, which put the Harriers on the back foot.

The pressure eventually told as following a through ball to Grace, she beat two defenders before scoring low past the keeper to give the Belles a 1-0 lead.

Bartestree Harriers fought back, but with Harriet commanding in goal, supported by Libby and Maisie in defence the Belles were dealing comfortably with Harriers attack. The Belles continued to cause problems for the Harriers defence and following strong work by Katy, Chloe had a chance in the penalty area only to be bundled over. Chloe got up and from the resultant penalty which she dispatched easily it was 2-0.

Just as the Belles looked to dominate the game so Harriers fought back with a string of attacking moves and a stinging shot could only be parried by Harriet and the score was 2-1.

Grace continued to cause problems for the Harriers defence, supported by Clare and Izzy, and following good team passing Grace burst through the Harriers defence to make it 3-1 at the break.

Harriers came right back after the half-time break and Harriet was forced into making strong saves as the Belles defence cam under pressure. From one attack Harriers won a corner and from the resultant cross a sliced clearance from Libby resulted in an own goal and Harriers were back in the game, 3-2.

Belles responded well taking the game to Harriers with good passing and interchange between Caitlyn, Grace and Clare and from Belles pressure the ball was cleared by Harriers to Katy who let fly with a long shot which made it 4-2.

The Belles capitalised on this and further pressure saw Grace go close twice until she unleashed a right-foot drive following a run and sharp shot on the turn into the Harriers goal’s top right hand corner, taking the score to 5-2.

The Harriers tried valiantly to get back into the game but Maisie and Katy stood firm in defence handling the Harriers attacks and the Belles attackers responded and continued to cause problems right up until the final whistle.

A 5-2 win for the Belles and a great team performance.

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Terriers Fownhope Win

Terriers Fownhope Win

On 16th June 2013 the Terriers Under 10 team competed in the prestigious Fownhope Tournament. In difficult blustery conditions the team played some excellent football and beat Pegasus Jets 1-0 in the semi-final ,proceeding to face Phoenix in the Final. The match went to extra time but the team eventually triumphed with another 1-0 win.

Terriers Fownhope Win 2013

Terriers Fownhope Win 2013

Managers, Mike Shaw and Steve Nicholas’ said , ‘ we are so pleased for the boys, and their parents. They have played well all season, winning 21 out of 21 games in the Friendly League, and this is the icing on the cake. They are a great set of lads, who are all mates and enjoy their football, and we are now all looking forward to next season.

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Victory for Lads Club Girls U 10 team

Lads Club Girls Under 10 team ‘The Blues’, taking on rivals from across the region, won the West Midlands Regional Futsal indoor football five-a-side event Finals in Birmingham on Saturday May 11.

The team finished top of their round robin league, with three wins and one defeat and they then defeated Wrekin Juniors in the Final play-off match 2-0 with goals from Grace and Eilidh to take the trophy.

The team opened their account with a 1-0 win over old rivals Ross Juniors, although only a single goal from Grace separated the two teams ‘The Blues’ dominated the game with Freya and Eilidh controlling the play in midfield throughout, with Katie secure in defence.

An easy 2-0 win over St Michaels, with assured performances again by Chloe C in goal and Katie in defence allowed Grace to score both goals following great approach work by Chloe B and Freya.

An early goal by Freya against Wrekin Juniors gave the team the springboard to control the game but a long range shot and a deflected goal gave Wrekin Juniors the advantage which they held to the final whistle, and a 2-1 win.

Victory for Lads Club Girls U 10 team

Victory for Lads Club Girls U 10 team

‘The Blues’ entered into their final round robin game against SAHA Girls, from Shropshire, knowing a win would qualify them for the National finals and despite early nerves the team dominated with Chloe C, Eilidh and Grace having chances. The pressure told and following two sharply taken goals from Grace, following good approach play, sealed the game and despite a last minute consolation goal for SAHA, ‘The Blues’ qualified as top of the League.

The play-off match with Wrekin Juniors for the Regional Trophy again saw committed play from the Lads Club team from the first whistle and an early hard low left footed shot from Grace gave the team a deserved 1-0 lead in the early stages.

Harriet went close on a number of occasions causing problems for the Wrekin defence, whilst Chloe C was again confident in goal. Against the run of play an in-direct free-kick went into ‘The Blues’ net, causing supporters a few worries but was disallowed by the referee as the ball had not been touched and the Lads Club team resumed their all-out play looking for victory.

Grace and Harriet continued to cause problems for the Wrekin defence and following good work from Grace forced a defender to lose control in the box from a corner and Eilidh pounced to make it two nil.

For the second year running a Lads Club Under 10 team now progress to the National Futsal Finals, again to be held in Birmingham, at the end of June.

Deserved congratulations to the team and thanks to all the supporters who made the trip and cheered the team on in Birmingham

G Saveker Girls U10 ‘The Blues’ Manager

Player line up for photo:

Back row: Chloe B, Freya, Harriet, Katie
Front row: Chloe C, Eilidh, Grace.

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After finishing runners up in the League Cup final at Edgar Street, Vixens still had a chance to turn things around.  In this our final game of the season, with both teams level on points we knew that if we won this game and we would be crowned League champions.

With the majority of our squad year 7 we were so proud of their achievements this season whatever the result was going to be.

So with a full squad available Lads Club Vixens looked very relaxed in their warm up.  It appeared all the nerves from Edgar Street had disappeared.  A few words of advise before kick off and a reminder that win or lose we we’re already so proud of the girls.

Bartestree had kick off and we lined up with 4 in defence and midfield. A great ball played through to Sophie sent her down the right. Taking on the defender she looked to pass the ball into the box.  She sent the ball across the box and Amelia was brought down in the box by the keeper. Penalty with Lauren taking her place on the bench at the start of the match, up stepped Emily who smashed it in.

one nil up after 1 minute 40 seconds as Amy recalls.  We could not believe it, just the start we wanted. No time for celebrating “turn and face girls” was the call from the technical area. We knew there was a long way to go in this game. We stood firm and worked hard through out the first half and coped with the attacks from Bartestree.  Freya had a shot hit the post before a great timed ball through from Megan saw Evie on her way with just the keeper to beat she buried it into the back of the net.

What a difference from Edgar Street where we didn’t turn up in the first half to be two nil up before half time in the title decider.  The cheers from the crowd really spurred the girls on.
The half time whistle sounded and we took in plenty of fluids we knew that the second half we would need to stay switched on and not give any opportunity to get back into the game.

With us having the kick off in the second half playing into the wind we stood firm in defence with Bartestree forcing a few corners.  We cleared our area and sent Lauren down the right but there defence stood firm. Another attack came from them but Emily put herself between the ball and attacker to allow Charlotte to come our and kick down field. From defence to attack we forced a couple of corners.  Playing 4 in defence. Ellie, Jade and Katie squeezed to cover as we pushed Emily up so placing herself outside the area the corner came out to her unmarked she hit it with power. It felt like the ball was in the air for such a long time as it travelled over the keeper in to the back of the net. GOAL 3-0

Still pushing forward ball fell to Meg who had a great chance to kill the game off but put the shot just wide.
With a few minutes to go we made a few changes on came Caitlin and Elizabeth to get some game time.

The sound of the final whistle was quickly followed by cheers of celebrations.



This win was for Coach Wright leaving us to go to uni.

I would personally like to say a vey massive thank you to my side kick, partner in crime aka Wrighty, all the help with coaching over the past 4 years.  As we say great minds think a like well we’ve had great times.  This has to have been the best match to win, so this win was for you.  Good luck at uni  love Brownbear….x

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5 Teams, 1 Day, 5 Wins!

5 Teams, 1 Day, 5 Wins!

On the road to Edgar Street…

With 5 teams at home all involved in cup games today was going to be a big day on Widemarsh Common. With the cup finals in sight and wins needed to be to get there.  We did it!!
All 5 Lads Club Girls teams win today, that’s 4 through to the finals and u15’s into a Semi-final….come on Girls let’s make it 5. We may find out the date of that semi-final at tomorrow’s League meeting… Thanks for all the support.

Always remember RESPECT, let’s not forget code of conduct for us all players, coaches, supporters and officials.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


Claire Brown

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Football for 5-6 Year Olds (School R1/2 & Year 1)

Football for 5-6 Year Olds (School R1/2 & Year 1)

Hi my name is Paul Andrews development officer for the lads club and with the help of my assistant coach Mike Lloyd we run the training and development sessions for 5-6 year olds (reception and year 1) on a Saturday morning 10 am to 11 am we charge £2 for the session per child.

In this hour we will we will be concentrating on developing the children’s basic football skills that will include basic warm up, ball control, passing, shooting, heading and a good understanding of a football game. It is always good to see the children put into practice what they have just learned so the session is normally finished with a short football game and penalties. It is always important to make it fun as football should be fun this why we are always creating new training sessions that are targeted to sections of the game but always enjoyable.

And at the age of 6-7 the club with a new coach will form a new under 8’s team and then they will start playing in their own team. It is the aim of the lads club that boys and girls can start at the age of 5 and can continue playing with the club right through to the adult team.

If you have any question you will find my number the contacts section.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday mornings…

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Lads Club are Herefordshire ‘Coaches Of The Year’

Lads Club are Herefordshire ‘Coaches Of The Year’

Two of the girls football coaches at Hereford Lads Club have been recognised by the Herefordshire Football Association for their time, effort and dedication towards the development of ‘grass roots’ football in Herefordshire.

Jamie Wright who heads up the junior girls section was presented with the award of ‘Coach of the year’ and Amy Wright was awarded  the ‘Junior coach of the year’ for Herefordshire. Amy was also selected as ‘Junior coach of the year’ for the West Midlands –  a great achievement for all her endless dedication to junior girls football.

The awards were presented by by Bill Shorten, chairman of the Herefordshire Football Association.


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Girls Teams 2012/13 Season

Girls Teams 2012/13 Season

Next season the girls league changes its age banding (FA initiative) and they will be –  u9 (friendly year 3 & 4), u11 (years 5 & 6), u13 (years 7 & 8), u15 (years 9 & 10) and u17 (years 11 & 12).

We have the following teams registered for the 2012/13 season

2 x u9 (Tigers and Puma’s)
3 x u11 (Belles, Tigers and Vixens)
1 x u15
2 x u17 (Tigers and Vixens)

We will also have a year 1 & 2 (u8’s).

Team managers:

  • u9 Pumas – Claire McIlroy  / Rian Smith
  • u9 Tigers – Jamie Wright
  • u11 Belles – Graham Saveker / Matt Young
  • u11 Vixens –  Mark Gwynne
  • u11 Tigers – Sarah Reed / Gary Ormand
  • u13 Vixens – Claire Brown / Amy Wright
  • u15 Girls – Fred Johns
  • u17 Vixens – Richard Evans
  • u17 Tigers – Nick Cooke / John Jukes / Marcus Jenkins

Are you interested in playing Girls Football? – We are looking for new players to come and join our Girls Teams. Come along, learn new skills and make new friends. Contact Jamie Wright for more information on 07736 197206.  See you at training…


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