On Sunday 14th December our younger players descended on Hemerdon Community Hall for an afternoon of Festive fun. There were lots of games and activities for the children to enjoy along with a disco, and plenty of food and drink. A Christmas party wouldn't be the same with out a visit from a very special person, that's right Santa came along and gave each of our young players a present too. A great afternoon, enjoyed by around 60 of our players. The Christmas Club Draw was also drawn at the Christmas party, Here is a list of the top fifteen winners: Argyle tickets x2: M west / S Baker Theartre Royal: Thom M Hamper 1: N Horrell Hamper 2: A Wakeham Hamper 3: L Lacy Drill from Wickes: Aunty Carol Sander from Homebase: P Wills Sainsburys Voucher: L Cole Tesco Voucher: R Goffin Gribbles Voucher: Sam China Chef Voucher: T Hill Christmas Log: A Drummond A craft pack from JGBM: C Pomeroy Sports Direct Voucher: N Snopek Box of Chocolates: A Legrice In total we had 39 prizes Thank you very much to all the parents who donated towards the hampers with theses donations we were able to make 3 lovely hampers. Also thank you very much to the companys who donated prizes all money raised goes towards the club.
Our last game of 2014 was a friendly at home against Horrabridge Under 10s. We played 3 sets of 20 minutes, with the middle set as an opportunity for our development players to have some match experience. Our squad played the other 2 sets. It was a great match, fought equally hard by both teams, and the development players also had a great game, and was great to see them digging in deep and playing well, preventing many opportunities by Horrabridge. The match was rounded off by a fun penalty shoot out, where both teams took some good shots and the keepers made some excellent saves too - chocolate Santas all round at the end!
After the disruption of the arson attack in August at Hoskins Park, the home ground of Chaddlewood Miners Football Club, the local footballing community stepped up in force with offers of loan equipment. Both the container and all their equipment was destroyed in the fire so the club were very grateful for the support. News of the attack spread quickly and within a few days, a local garage in Plympton helped the club to replace the majority of the equipment that was lost. Marshall Motors SW Ltd on Valley Road, jumped at the opportunity to help the local community. Darren Brockman of Marshall Motors said “when we heard about the fire at Hoskins Field and that the children from the football teams wouldn’t be able to play football without the equipment that was lost, we immediately got in contact to see what we could do to help. Within days of speaking to the club we had ordered the equipment to make sure they could start the season on time.” Club Secretary, Teresa Hill, said “We are extremely grateful to Marshall Motors who paid in full for the replacement of all our nets, respect barriers and 4 sets of mini soccer Samba Goals. Our thanks also go to Performance Sports who provided us with all new corner flags, we had a £100 donation from Mr Eaton from our Under 12 Team and a £500 donation from Plympton Rotary Club. We also had a £1000 donation from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.” The club still have one big item to replace, which is the storage container. Discussions are underway as to how to go about this, and any further donations will go towards this replacement building. The club will be holding various fund raising events throughout the coming months. They have already done a Club Bag Pack which was offered by Sainsburys which raised a staggering £1700. Club Chairman Matt Matthew said, “I would like to add my thanks to everyone who has helped in every way so far. The replacement of the container is a big expense and we hope our local community will continue to support us in our fundraising events over the next few months. There have been, and still are, many people working hard behind the scenes since the arson attack and we are very grateful to all of them for their efforts. The next few months will be busy ones for our Fundraising Co-ordinator and we hope that, as well as the local community, all the parents within the club will do what they can to support these fundraising events.”
A huge thanks to The Sir Joshua Reynolds for letting us use their lounge for our Race Night last week. We raised £100 from the evening, with a lot of fun and laughter through the evening. Those attending had sore heads for the next day (or two!) owing to the post race pub crawl! Our next race night will be a family one, and will take place in February, more details to follow! Here's some photos from the evening
Chaddlewood Miners are holding their annual race night on the 8th Nov at the Sir Joshua Reynolds Plympton, its free entry with nibbles provided, the first race starts at 7.30, its open to all parents, grandparents and friends the more that turn up the more fun it is. look forward to seeing you all there.
Devon Cup – 26th October 2014
Chaddlewood Miners –v- Tamerton Foliot - U14sAfter a couple of disappointing matches, Chaddlewood faced a tough match in the Devon Cup on Sunday. Their home match against Tamerton Foliot kicked off at lunch time in perfect conditions, cool but dry and there was a good turn out of spectators to cheer them on. It was evident from the start of the match that both teams wanted the win, with Chaddlewood having the best chances early on with Josh firing just over the bar and Joel shooting just past the post. They continued to press forward and opened the scoring with a cracking shot from Josh. Their lead didn’t last long as Tamerton charged down the field and equalised. Chaddlewood played some great football linking passes together well and showing great teamwork and determination. They took the lead again when Lewis and Joel played a great one two, finishing with Joel taking on the defender and scoring. Again, Tamerton were quick to equalise and went on to score again making the half time score 2-3. It was more of the same in the second half with both teams pushing on and Chaddlewood equalised from a corner played in by Rhys and finished perfectly by Dan. Both teams then went all out to try to get the win but both defences were able to withstand the attacks. Full time score was 3-3 so the game headed into extra time. With neither team able to score in extra time, the match was decided on penalties which Chaddlewood won 3-2. Manager Matthew was delighted with his team’s performance commenting “Well done to all the lads on a great performance and team spirit. To see the commitment and the willingness to work for each other was very pleasing. You deserved the win. Cracking penalties all round with a special mention to our goal keeper Mitchell for a strong performance during the penalty shoot out and saving 2.”
On Saturday the club were invited to hold a bag pack at Sainsbury's Marsh Mills, after the manager there read the horrors of our arson attack. Whilst it filled most parents with dread, the young members of our club did us proud. Most actually enjoyed it, and on the whole were well received at the tills by customers, who were happy to let our teams do the packing for them, or at least help. Each team had allocated time slots of 2 hours, and around 28 tills to help man at any one time. The younger players were teamed up with older players, and away they went, packing bags for their stint. I guess they must of done a fantastic job, as once we'd finished, the buckets collected and donations counted, they'd raised £1700! So a huge thanks to Sainsburys for the opportunity, and helping us to raise needed funds to help replace the container destroyed by fire.
Our Press Officer was present at our development game against Horrabridge on Saturday 4th October, here's some pictures that were taken:
A desperate plea from our Club for any businesses who can help us to provide football for our children this coming season. With two weeks to go, our club has been hit by an arson attack. On Friday night at approx 11.45, our lock up based at Hoskins Park was set alight and burnt to the ground. The police and fire service say it was caused by malicious arson and probably by youth from another area of Plymouth. In our lock up we stored all our goal nets, brand new goals for our 9v9 pitch (only bought new last season), our grass cutting machine, our lining machine, all our flags and poles, various training equipment and our 4 sets of mini soccer Samba Goals. This has all been destroyed. Our club, is a community club, developing football in children from the age of 4 in our academy, up to through to our under 18's. We have some 170 children who enjoy playing and learning about football. Chaddlewood Miners AFC is run completely by volunteers who get enjoyment out of seeing young players enjoying and developing their game of football, whilst also enjoying the game and we rely 100 % on sponsorship, donations and fundraising. If there is anything you can do to help us, please contact our Club Secretary, Teresa Hill on 07535093409.
Friday 20th June is the night where we celebrate our players and coaches with a presentation evening at Boringdon Golf Club. All our players, coaches and parents will gather and celebrate the tremendous amount of effort provided during the last season. We have to thank a few companies who have enabled us to hold the presentation night this year. Our thanks go to: Borningdon Golf Club, for the use of their excellent facilities. Trannins Automotive Specialists for sponsoring the night. The following companies have provided draw prizes for the evening: Yarde Farm Ice Creams AMT Motors China Chef Volunteer Inn Vitra Plus of course our team sponsors, who without your support our youngsters wouldn't have a kit to play in.