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Skem under-8s provide a pleasant surprise with Cup

Under 8s take unlikely silverware

Skem North Under 8s

Skem North JFC secured another piece of silverware last weekend, and it came from quite an unlikely source.

The U8 team has been getting very mixed results throughout the season and even though there seemed to be good improvement over the season no one at Skem North expected them to win the Cup.

Not having dropped a single point in the group stage of the competition they met Dynamo Rangers in the final and won 2-1 after extra time.

Everyone got stuck in and gave it his best and throughout the tournament the players stuck to their game, playing the ball out from the back, even when they came up against much bigger boys.

Chairman Peter Glatzel said: “These unexpected trophies are by far the best, just look at all the smiling faces.

“It shows that steady work on passing and technique does eventually pay off.

I am very pleased for the team and also for Peter Carney, their manager, who puts a lot of time and effort into running the team.”

The team was founded at the start of last season with help from the Football Foundation, who also provided the financial backing for the manager's coaching course.

All teams at Skem North are coached by trained coaches, who are fully CRB checked, and have completed Safeguarding and First Aid training as per FA recommendation.

They are currently running eight teams in different age groups.

For next year they are looking to set up a new U7 and U8 team.

If your child is currently in year one or two at school and would like to join a brand new team in an established club, please contact Chairman Peter Glatzel on 07787 534589 or via the club website,

Whilst winning trophies is great, the emphasis at Skem North is on developing players and developing teams, rather than winning at all cost. A concept that clearly seems to be working.

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