Friday, November 21, 2008

FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football

Calling all you budding football coaches; Paul is looking to run another FA Level 1 Certificate in coaching course again at the beginning of next year with the Dorset FA. Once again there will be funding available to cover course costs and it will be run from the Community Center. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who would like to learn more about grass root football coaching who is linked to either the junior or senior clubs. Anyone else interested from Maiden Newton or Cattistock may qualify, but please speak to Paul to check.

As a level 1 coach you will start to consider the Technical, Physical, Social and Psychological development of your coaching. Details on the course can be found here Level 1 coaching. This is a great course which can be a lot of fun and will give the confidence to start coaching, even if it is just in the back garden!

Please contact Paul V or email the club ( now for more information about how to sign up. This will probably be the last time it can be run with funding... Don't miss out as places will be limited!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

No Training

Don't forget there is no training this Saturday the 1st November due to half term. Training will resume again on Saturday the 8th November.

Have a great week off and keep practicing.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

MN@War Fundraising

Money raised from the penalty shoot out by Marcus and Nathan was presented to the club. You can just make the cheque in the photo on the left with some of the other club members. Is that a fairy I can see in the background..? Well done to Nathan and Marcus for all their hard work.

Gentle reminder; please ensure you have shin pads, football boots, drink and suitable warm clothing when you come to training now.

Skittles Presentation Gets taken over by Fairy

Although not entirely football related there was a surprise presenter at the local skittles presentation held at the Chalk 'n Cheese. Apparently her name was Paula and she really enjoys a nice class of cherry.

Please keep us informed if you spot her in the village again!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

2008/09 Kick off

The new season is nearly upon us so here are the details of when we will kick off:

  • Training resumes Saturday 13th September
  • Open to boys and girls aged 5 - 16 (under 6's must be accompanied by parents or guardians for the whole season)
  • Registration will be from 9.00 - 9.30 am
  • Training will commence at 9.30 - 11.00 am
  • It only costs £15 for the whole season and you can try the first session for free!
You must have the following kit to play; Football Boots, Shin Pads, Drinks Bottle and Trainers.

Please email if you would like any more information.

Hope to see you there...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Maiden Newton @ War

A big thank you to the Maiden Newton @ War committee for their generous donation to the football club.

The donation was due to the hard work of club members and their parents towards the event and another big thank you goes out to all those that helped.

A third big thank you goes to Nathan and Marcus for running the football shooting stall at the MN@W weekend and raising over £50.

Well done to all for their hard work.

The new season will kick off on Saturday 13th September and more details will follow.

ACTION VAN - Summer Holiday Activities

Action Van Summer Holiday Activities

Including: Bouncy Castle, Trampoline, Cricket, Lacrosse, Netball, Football, Tennis, Rounders and many other games.

Tuesdays 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August 2008 at the Community Center.

On the 26th Torbay Council will run an " It's a Knockout Competition" bringing special equipment for the event.

Each day will run from 9.30 to 15.00 (Bring a packed lunch)

All age groups welcome, details from Paul.

Activities are subject to a £2 admin charge per child for the day. Numbers may be limited by demand so please register early to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Junior Football Presentation of Awards Sat 10th May

Gavan Pegg has kindly agreed to award the medals and trophies at the football fun day on Saturday 10th May. Gavan is captain of the Maiden Newton and Cattistock football club who have had a great season this year, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to find out more.

Festivities will begin at 11am and will also include a barbecue and shooting skills challenge. This should be a fantastic day out so please remind all the members you know to come along. Parents please don't forget you are invited too...

We hope to see you all there.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Sponsored Walk information

A big thank you for all that took part in the sponsored walk and barbecue in December 07. We have raised over £400 which will go towards goals for the Senior Section to replace the metal ones.

You will pleased to know that we didn't lose any kids despite over coming such terryfing ordeals such as sheep, horses, cow pats, the raging river Frome, the bogs of the river meadows, the wild bull of Cattistock road but worst of all - The Chairman's cooking !!
It was great to see so many parents take part and support the club . The walk was a great success, enjoyed by all and may well be something the club will do again in the future. Special thanks goto Mike and Amanda for sorting out the challenging route...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Date announced for the annual football fun day

Football fun day will be on Sat 10th May

The day will commence at 11.00am including;

Short AGM
Presentation of medals and cups
Football fun and games on the field

Don’t forget your football kit, boots, trainers, shin pads etc.

Trophies will be awarded for Coaches Player and Most Improved Player in all three sections; as well as for the player who has attended the most training sessions. It could be you...

Please come along and support the club which is continually growing and evolving.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Easter Holidays

Saturday morning training has now stopped for the Easter holidays.

The first day back will be

Saturday 12th April 2008 at 09.30
as usual.

Don't forget your shin pads, drinks bottle, trainers and football boots.

We are now coming towards the end of the season and will be announcing the date for the end of season fun day shortly, so keep watching this space...

Friday, February 22, 2008

No Football Training Sat 23rd Feb

Don't forget due to half term this week there will be no training on this Saturday 23rd February. Training will commence again at 09.30 on Sat 1st March.

Have a great week off.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Stop Press - Coaches pass FA Coaching Certificate

12 willing volunteers have been working hard through January at the Youth Centre with FA tutors and have now passed the Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football. The coaches were made up up members from the Maiden Newton and Cattistock mens team and from the Maiden Newton Junior Football Club. The course covered everything from Football Club Administration to Internally/ Externally assessed coaching sessions.

Congratulations to all those that took part and no doubt everyone will benefit from the new coaching skills learnt. A special thank you to all the children today who came up and were willing to be coached whilst the coaches were being assessed.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Football Training

Junior Football Training starts again on Saturday 19th January at 09.30am

Don't forget to bring with you:
  • Drinks
  • Shin Pads
  • Football Boots
  • Trainers
  • suitable clothing for winter training eg. gloves/ hats
Please could you also bring any outstanding sponsorship money from the sponsored walk.

We hope to see you all there on the 19th.

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2007 Junior Football Fun Day

Great fun was had by all at the 2007 fun day. Can you spot one of the coaches in this photo?

Check out the star keeper...

The new green kit for the younger club members.

Refreshments anybody?

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