PJFC Summer Cup Speed Shot

If you found five minutes this weekend at the Summer Cup you may have found your way over to the Speed Shot area, a new competition introduced this year to find the fastest shot in football.

4 balls, hit them as hard as you can, the best speeds are then recorded.

Winning age groups were each given a goody bag and then put into a draw to win a football shirt of their choice.

Our Results.

Saturday 9th July 2011

18+ Dave 64mph

16-18 Jake Hall 60 mph

14-16 Liam Rowe 69 mph ****won the shirt, chose Stoke City away*****

12-14 Dom Slater. 57 mph

10-12 Ollie.  49 mph

8-10 Joe.     45 mph

Under 8s.   Keiran.       30mph

Sunday 10th July 2011

18+ Adam Robinson 76mph

16-18 Balen 40mph

14-16 Jack James 63mph

12-14 Ben Roddy 54mph

10 -12 Dan Bishop 54mph

8-10 Owen Rees-James 48mph ****won the shirt, chose Liverpool home****

Under 8 Eduardo and Jack Kelly 37mph

6 – Thomas Kenyon 31mph

Congratulations to everyone that took part and hope you enjoyed finding out who had the fastest shot in your team but these are still someway off the ‘Offical’ world record of 87mph(thought it was 89) held by Nicky Sommerby but even further away are the Top 3 unofficial records calculated in live games by SKY replay tracking machines – Impressive -

1) David Hirst – 114mph (for Sheffield Wednesday @ Arsenal on September 16 1996)

2) David Beckham – 97.9mph (for Man Utd v Chelsea on February 22 1997)

3) David Trezeguet – 96mph (for Monaco @ Man Utd on March 19 1998)

4) Richie Humphreys – 95.9mph (for Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa on August 17 1996)

5) Matt Le Tissier – 86.8mph (for Southampton v Newcastle on January 18 1997)

6) Alan Shearer – 85.8mph (for Newcastle v Leicester on February 2 1997)

7) Roberto Carlos – 85.2mph (for Brazil v France on June 3 1997)

8.) Tugay – 84.2mph (for Blackburn @ Southampton on November 3 2001)

9) Obafemi Martins – 84mph (for Newcastle @ Tottenham on January 14 2007)

10) David Beckham – 80.5mph (for Man Utd @ Derby on September 4 1996)


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 :)