Penkridge Junior FC raise the bar again for grassroots football

Penkridge Junior’s 6th Annual Summer Tournament was the most successful yet with record numbers through the gate and a colossal 409 games played over the two days,

This FA Community Standard club are now setting the standard for grassroots, value for money football tournaments in the Staffordshire area and beyond, giving new challenges to teams by attracting clubs from 20 different leagues.

As usual, thanks to the dedication of the volunteers, everything ran like clock work to give the children competing a fantastic day of to remember.

2011 Summer Cup Results

Under 7 and 8 Non competitive
Under 9 – Ercall Colts A (Telford)
Under 10 – Smithswood (Birmingham)
Under 11 – Chase Athletic (Cannock)
Under 12 – Bentley Sharks (Crewe)
Under 13 – Sporting Continental (West Bromwich)
Under 14 – St Georges (Derby)

Under 12 Girls – Vale Junior Girls (Congleton, Cheshire)

Chris, Vale Junior Girls, Cheshire, commented ‘thank you for such a wonderful experience yesterday. My team (Vale Juniors Girls) were lucky enough to come away winners of the u12 girls section and all had a fantastic time!

From entering the car park until leaving it I can honestly say everyone of the helpers did you and Penkridge Juniors proud. They all had smiles on their faces, made everyone feel welcome with how polite they were and I lost count of the number of times we were congratulated as we walked out with the trophy and medals, thanks you’

If you would like to find out more about the tournament or the club please visit our website, just search ‘Penkridge Junior FC’

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Hi Paul,
Just wanted to say a job very well done, I was there all day Saturday and Sunday morning, both days ran very well, good football without incident. Time to take a well earned rest.
I especially had an enjoyable time as I look after chase athletic under 11s.
Nice one Paul, see you next year.
Best Regards
Craig Wootton
Chase Athletic.

 

 

Good Morning Paul,

I just wanted to send over a quick email to say thank you for such a wonderful experience yesterday. My team (Vale Juniors Girls) were lucky enough to come away winners of the u12 girls section and all had a fantastic time!

From entering the car park until leaving it I can honestly say everyone of the helpers did you and Penkridge Juniors proud. They all had smiles on their faces, made everyone feel welcome with how polite they were and I lost count of the number of times we were congratulated as we walked out with the trophy and medals.

Thanks again,

Chris Riley
Vale Juniors Girls

 

 

Hi Norman/Paul,
On behalf of the Mid Staffs Junior League I would like say what a great tournament you put on this weekend, from a visitors point of view it all seemed to go off like clock work.
You had a great management team around you making sure that Penkridge Juniors FC made every one welcome, that’s so important and appreciated.
I would ask you thank the management team on behalf of all their fellow league colleagues for providing such a great weekend for all those football enthusiasts.
Regards
Mike

 

 

Had a fantastic day today at the summer cup you put on a real good day with some great teams and great football. Unfortunatley some of the refs let the teams down with there lack of knowledge of the small sided soccer rules.  There is no back pass rule in small sided. Some refs applied this some never others gave penaltys because our keeper kicked it out of his hands even tho he saved it??????? However this said i would definatley come back next year you do a fantastic job for local soccer
Many thanks

Dean
Ulverley Hawks u7

 

 

Paul,  I wanted to drop you a line to send my thanks and congratulate you on another fantastic day.  Look forward to seeing you next year !!

Martin Field  Manager and CoachStafford Soccer School Under 8s

 

I would just like to congratulate you on the summer cup we entered into on sunday. What a fantastic tournement and so well organised. Would it be possible to reserve places for next years event for our club for ages 2011 / 2012 season under 8,s, 9,s 10,s & 11,s please.

Tim Hudson Mini Soccor Co-Ordinator Wombourne Olympic

 

Paul
Before I forget, thank you for inviting Leamington Hibs to your tournament. The boys (plus the mums and dads who could make it) had a fantastic time. The tournament was well organised, waiting around was kept to a minimum, the games started and ended on time (14 minutes is a good duration), the quality of football was good, the opposition came to play in the spirit of the game and the referees were fair, consistent and kind to the boys. Not all tournaments are like this!
Thank you and I hope to see you again next year.
Best wishes
mark
Leamington Hibs 

Paul,

Many thanks for an excellent tournament, extremely well organised and enjoyable.
The format was very good – just the right amount of time between matches.
…. and we were really pleased with finishing runners up !
See you at Summer Cup 2012 !!
Cheers, Matt

Matt Jessup Secretary / Treasurer Stafford Rangers Junior FC – Under 10′s

 

 

 

 

About Pete Spillard

Manager of Penkridge Junior U14's, FA level 2 qualified coach and Vice Chairman of PJFC Support Wolves and work in my spare time :)