Drax makes his move… 

Swans boss Johnson Hippolyte moves quickly to secure Lewis Driver and Ben Martin. Driver has been tracked by Drax for a while and the former Hendon man is welcomed to Wheatsheaf Park for his hard working style. Know to Drax from his days at Maidenhead the former Magpies Youth player is now a Swan! 

Ben Martin joins following a period with St Albans and Welling United and adds strength at the back for Drax as the Swans continue to look for the resolve shown in the second half of last season.

Welcome to Wheatsheaf Park boys! 

Jack Turner moves on …

After 5 seasons and over 270 games for the club, Swans keeper Jack Turner moves on. Loved and respected by all at the club for his professionalism, personality and not least of all his skill between the posts.

Jack will be missed by the fans, who took to social media today, to praise and thank the keeper for his service and to pay credit to his family who’s company has been enjoyed by all.  Jack started his career in the youth team , but left in 2007 to sign for AFC Wimbledon making his senior debut for the Dons in 2008 in the London Senior Cup. He signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2009, after rejecting offers to trial with several football league clubs,  then making his league debut for AFC Wimbledon on 20 April 2010. Jack then returned to Wheatsheaf Park for the start of the 2012/13 season.

Jack moves on with the full backing and good wishes of all at Staines Town Football Club and the Management, Directors and Staff would like to thank him for his service to the club. Good Luck Jack!

 

Chelsea LFC v Arsenal LFC Up Next!

Chelsea Ladies are at home to Arsenal on Wednesday night at Wheatsheaf Park [7.35pm] and CFC Website caught up with new signing Carly Telford ahead of the game.

The 29-year-old began her second spell with the Blues last month with a clean sheet against Reading, having rejoined the club after three seasons with Notts County Ladies. With Hedvig Lindahl and Becky Spencer injured (the former will be available for Sweden for the UEFA Women’s Euros in the summer, barring complications),Telford brings plenty of experience between the sticks for the Spring Series and she is desperate to win some silverware before heading to Holland with England for the Euros.
THEY SAY FOOTBALL IS A FUNNY OLD GAME AND ON THE EVE OF THE NEW SEASON I’M SURE YOU WOULDN’T HAVE EXPECTED NOTTS COUNTY TO CEASE TO EXIST AND YOUR OLD CLUB CHELSEA TO COME CALLING…

What happened at Notts is something I’ve never experienced before in football and hopefully I never will again. I joined them from Chelsea about three-and-a-half years ago and it’s absolutely mad to be back here. Stuart Searle [goalkeeper coach] and Claire Rafferty text me after the Notts stuff happened to see what I was doing and it was a bit like, ‘Look, at the minute I can’t even think of anything! But let me think about it and see what the situation is – if it’s possible then of course I’d like to speak to you.’

There was a rumour we were going to be held to our contracts with Notts County as assets to the club, so I didn’t want to get anyone’s hopes up. But everything got sorted over the weekend, I had to miss the Yeovil game but I was able to sign on the Monday in time to make my second debut against Reading. I hadn’t even trained with the team as I was still at uni the first two days of the week! It was definitely a whirlwind.

From CFC Website

Staines Town Academy Season Review 2016/17 …

Staines Town Academy Season Review 2016/17

 

So, the season has finally come to an end again for our U18 Ryman Youth League, U19 National League Youth Alliance, U19 English Colleges League & Futsal Academy. It has been another successful year, from winning tournaments, being involved with the first team, scoring for the first team and signing professional contracts. 

 

Our U18 squad have once again been exceptional this season. Last year we managed to secure the double, winning the Ryman West Youth League and the Lucas Fettes Cup. However, this year we were just edged out on winning the league again only for Hampton & Richmond Borough to snatch it off our hands. We did manage to finish runners up but you could say we let ourselves down this season with results that should have brought back the title. Some would say that Mark Fabian’s side was stronger last year, but he has done an incredible job once again with the boys he has recruited for this season as they were so close to winning the league. The boys were also on the end of some bad luck in the Middlesex Cup Final, the young swans were up against Barnet’s full time U18’s academy side only to have lost out on penalties. Nevertheless, it was a wonderful experience and night for the ones involved to play against a Professional academy and they made a great account of themselves with Nebay Haile equalising with the last kick of the game to send it to extra time. The boys should have won the game in 90 minutes and extra time with enough chances not being taken but it was a massive learning curve for them all. Mark Fabian & Jim Wigmore have done a fantastic job with these boys finishing second in the league and reaching the Middlesex Cup Final. We now hope that we can go on further next season and achieve bigger and better things.

 

Our U19 have had a very good season this year competing in the Conference Youth Alliance League for the second time. It was the second season in this league, having lost the first four games of the season last year the boys were determined to put things right this year. The U19’s started off the season with a 4-1 thumping over last year’s winners Brentford Griffins with Deshane Dalling contributing with a hat-trick. The U19’s managed to secure 7 points from their first 3 games and things were looking promising from Martyn Spong’s young side. Having lost top goal scorer Deshane Dalling who had signed his first professional contract with Huddersfield Town things looked to be a little shaken during midway of the season. A few bad results and predicted wins wasn’t enough to guarantee the title or a play-off spot even though it looked like it was going to be after the performances from the start of the season especially against Brentford! In the end, the U19’s managed to finish 6th, the same as last year which isn’t something to be disheartened about because there is always room for improvement next season. Hopefully next season the boys can build on from where they started at the beginning of the season and give it a good go challenging for the league and maybe a higher position in the league!

 

This year Martyn Spong brought back the U19 Kingston College / Staines Town side into the English College’s league. We took a year out last season to bring something new to the academy (Futsal), but because of having such a large squad there was lack of game time for certain players last season this was one of the reason’s Martyn was so keen to enter us back into the league. Charlie Croydon, one of our coaches took the responsibility of taking charge of this year’s college side and has done an excellent job with the boys finishing in 3rd place. They also went a massive 7 games unbeaten run conceding 1 goal and scoring 41 goals in 7 matches which is an incredible achievement for an academy side. Charlie has really worked hard this year with his squad and we hope next year that the U19 ECFA can challenge for the league title and the College’s Cup.

 

Our Futsal Academy was our new setup last year introduced by our coach Andy Maciel and Paul Jones. We were put into NCA NATIONAL FUTSAL LEAGUE (South) last year which was held in Swindon every month. We managed to win all our games and finish top of the league unbeaten! This year due to our other commitments around the academy, our Fustal side had only entered the Surrey FA Fustal Tournament in Reigate which we had won last year, so we were looking to achieve the double this year. and we done it! Paul Jones took his side down to East Surrey College hoping for some more success. A 3-0 win, 1-1 draw and two 4-1 wins saw the boys finish the group unbeaten! Only a Nescot win by 5 or more goals would stop them from being crowned champions again. Nescot manage to lose the game and the boys celebrated in fashionable style when they heard the final whistle go that crowned them champions for the second year running. An incredible achievement which I don’t think is easy winning back to back Futsal titles. Massive thanks to Go4Goal, Andy Maciel and Paul Jones for the challenging work preparing and helping the boys to victory again this year.

 

It has been a very successful year for our Academy and it can only get better next year. Also, our twitter account set up just over a year now has blown up massively with all the latest gossip, fixtures and news about the academy so make sure you follow our every move by following @Staines_TownFC

 

We would like to thank Martyn Spong, Mark Fabian, Jim Wigmore, Andy North, Charlie Croydon, Clive Offer, Andy Maciel and Paul Jones for all their hard work and commitment this year otherwise it wouldn’t be possible to have one of the best Academy set up’s running here at Staines Town Football Club.

 

Just some special congratulations to some our Academy boys this season!

 

MIDDLESEX FA UNDER 18 – Nebay Haile, Rhys Jones

 

FIRST TEAM APPEARANCES/INVOLVEMENT-

 

RHYS JONES, NEBAY HAILE, JOSH WOODCOCK, BILLY ORAM, JEREMIAH CHONG, HENRYK BIELINIK, NHOJ WITTER, KARL USHER, DAVID IKAC, DESHANE DALLING, JOSH BURROWES, BRADLEY WILSON, KRISTIYAN GROZDANOV, MICHAEL DWANE-HOLDEN, SAM WOOLFORD, LEE WYATT.

 

 

 

DESHANE DALLING ON HIS GOAL AGAINST HARROW BOROUGH ON HIS DEBUT IN THE CUP AND SCORING 3 LEAGUE GOALS FOR THE FIRST TEAM.

 

TERRENCE VANCOOTEN FOR SIGNING A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT AT READING FC

 

DESHANE DALLING FOR SIGNING A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT AT HUDDERSFIELD TOWN FC

 

ACADEMY GETTING MENTIONED ON THE BROOKLANDS RADIO FOR WINNING THE FUTSAL TOURNAMENT AND FRIENDLY WIN AGAINST UNIQUE FA.

 

NEBAY HAILE SCORING A PENALTY FOR THE FIRST TEAM.

 

U18’S MAKING THE JEFF RITSON CUP FINAL FOR THE SECOND-YEAR RUNNING.

 

RESERVE SQUAD INCLUDING 7 U19 PLAYERS BEATING WORCESTER PARK 6-0 AND MAKING THE QUARTER FINAL OF THE SOUTHERN COMBINATION CUP AGAINST BEDFONT & FELTHAM.

 

NEBAY HAILE MAKING THE FA COUNTY YOUTH CUP FINAL WITH MIDDLESEX AND SCORING AND ASSISTING IN THE 2-1 WIN IN THE FINAL HELD AT BARNET FC.

 

FANTASTIC TURNOUT FROM ALL THE ACADEMY SQUAD THAT TURNED UP AT THE STAINES TOWN FC PRESENTATION EVENING.

 

STAINES TOWN ACADEMY PRESENTATION EVENING WINNERS:

 

STAINES TOWN / KINGSTON COLLEGE U19 ACADEMY MANAGER’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR – ALEX ROSS 

 

U19 CONFERENCE YOUTH ALLIANCE ACADEMY MANAGER’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR – BILLY ORAM 

 

JACK HANSON YOUTH [U18] TEAM MANAGEMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR – GEORGE SMITH

 

DEREK PERRIN YOUTH [U18] TEAM PLAYERS’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR– MICHAEL DWANE-HOLDEN

Another Great Year for the Academy …

ACADEMY SEASON FINISHED. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT, HARD WORK AND EFFORT THIS SEASON. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU NEXT SEASON FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON.

STAINES TOWN / KINGSTON COLLEGE U19 ACADEMY MANAGER’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR –ALEX ROSS

U19 CONFERENCE YOUTH ALLIANCE ACADEMY MANAGER’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR – BILLY ORAM

JACK HANSON YOUTH [U18] TEAM MANAGEMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR – GEORGE SMITH

DEREK PERRIN YOUTH [U18] TEAM PLAYERS’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR-
MICHAEL DWANE-HOLDEN

In the final game of the season today …

Harrow College 4-2 Staines Town U19 ECFA Charlie Croydon’s Staines Town / Kingston College side end their last game of the season in defeat. Two goals from Billy Oram (one from the spot) wasn’t enough to get all 3 points today.