FUN IN THE SUN AS YOUTH FOOTBALLERS SAVOUR CCCFC TOURNAMENT 2016
Written by Neil Beck
Monday, 04 July 2016 19:36
Castle Combe Colts welcomed nearly 200 teams from across the West Country and beyond as the club’s ever-popular summer tournament once again showcased all that is great about the grassroots game in England.
The 1,500 youth footballers on show ranged in age from the Colts’ youngest members, the under-6s MiniKickers, right through to the under-18s, who raised the curtain on the three-day festival on Friday evening alongside an inaugural competition for under-15s girls that was supported by six clubs from Wiltshire and Bristol.
Respect and sportsmanship were two primary themes of the weekend and the home club’s under-8s led by example as their Blacks team picked up one of the two fair play awards on offer on Saturday. Colts chairman David Lewis said: “We are determined to see our tournament played in a good spirit and thank all of the participating clubs for making sure that tradition was maintained once again this year.
“Win, lose or draw, the fact we are involved in a sport we all love while upholding the values promoted by the FA’s Respect guidelines should make us all proud. We provide these events for the enjoyment of our children and we must never forget this. “We hope that many friendships have been formed throughout the weekend and that all of our visitors, old and new, continue to consider us a tournament worth attending in future years.”
Mike Cook and Jo Hughes oversaw the organisation of the tournament and were assisted across the weekend by the club’s tireless committee members and a host of parent volunteers, who helped man the control tower, park cars and serve hundreds of beefburgers, hot dogs and other refreshments. The 450 matches that packed out the programme were expertly officiated by Julian Sattin’s team of enthusiastic referees.
Lewis was quick to thank them all for their respective contributions to what he called a “rich experience”, together with the invaluable support provided by Wavin Ltd, By Brook School, Chippenham Lions Club, Practical Van Hire, Superior Printing, Wiltshire Wood Recycling, Colin Ward and the Lysley Family.
ROLL OF HONOUR
Under-7 Fair play: Derry Hill Firestorm Under-8 Fair play: Castle Combe Colts Blacks Under-9: FC Chippenham Warriors 0 Bath City White 2 Under-10: FC Calne 1 Bishops Cannings A 3 Under-11:Bath City Youth 0 Trowbridge Town Raiders 0 (Bath win on pens) Under-12: Trowbridge Town Stripes 0 Harwell and Hendred Youth 3 Under-13:Liden Community Green 3 Liden Community White 1 Under-14: Northside Athletic A 1 Melksham Town Tornadoes 1 (Melksham win on pens) Under-15 Girls: Westbury Amazons Yellow 0 Melksham Town Yellow 1 (aet) Under-15: Devizes Town A 0 FC Chippenham Youth 1 Under-16: FC Chippenham Youth 0 Melksham Town 1 Under-18:Melksham Town 2 Larkhall Athletic 1
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 09:40
VIDEO: MEET THE TEAMS AT CASTLE COMBE COLTS 2016
Written by Administrator
Saturday, 21 May 2016 15:37
Many thanks to U8 parent Tim Matthews for producing this fantastic video for the CCCFC 2015-16 presentation evening
Last Updated on Saturday, 21 May 2016 15:42
SUMMER 2016 FESTIVAL OF FOOTBALL - COME AND JOIN US
Written by Trevor Newman
Thursday, 17 December 2015 16:10
Castle Combe Colts FC invites old friends and new to come and join us in a Festival of Football this summer. Our popular annual tournament has genuinely completely 'sold out' in each of the last couple of years and we have limited room for expansion (see exciting news of our first venture into girls' competitions), as we use every inch of our field as it is! So, book early to avoid disappointment. The festival takes place on the first weekend of July. Clubs may enter a maximum of two teams in any of the following age groups.
FRIDAY, JULY 1 Lads' U17/U18 competition Girls' U14/U15 competition
SATURDAY, JULY 2 U7s, U8s, U10s, U12s, U14s, U16s (U7s & U8s will be a non-competitive festival-type event) SUNDAY, JULY 3 U9s, U11s, U13s, U15s
NB: Please note, age-group day allocation may be subject to change, depending on the number of entries
An entry form & a set of sanctioned rules are available to download below. Due to a slow take up from U17s/U18s in recent years, we are changing our Friday night offering to include a category for U15 Girls (U14s can play also). We will limit the number of entries to both the U17/U18s and U15 Girls' competition to 10 as we want to be careful not to over extend the tournament. Every effort will be made to accommodate an entry of two teams per team per age group, but should this not be possible the money for the second team listed will be refunded. All entries will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis. The entry fee is £20 per team. We will charge £3 per car for parking and a programme. Additional programmes can be purchased from the sellers at £2 each. Cheques should be made payable to Castle Combe Colts FC and be sent with an application form. The closing date for entries will be May 31, 2016. NO PLACES WILL BE CONFIRMED UNTIL AFTER THIS DATE. They will be sent out by email, so make sure you include your address. If you want confirmation by post, you will need to include a paid SAE. Please note that the tournament is only open to teams affiliated to their own County Association. There will be ample parking within a short walking distance of our sportsfield. Information concerning start times etc. will be forwarded by email after the closing date. No refunds shall be considered should any team be withdrawn from the tournament.
The COLTS embraced the FA RESPECT campaign, which kicked off for the 2015-16 season with a 'Set Your Stall Out' weekend on October 10&11.
U13 skipper Alex Perry - resplendent in RESPECT cap - presented the Lidiard Millicent skipper with a captain's RESPECT armband, while the teams carried out a well-rehearsed handshake before their North Wilts League match.
Later in the day, the U12s Whites hosted Swindon Supermarine J and posed for a joint team picture before kick-off. The game itself was played in a fantastic spirit by both teams, who enjoyed plenty of encouragement from the sidelines. It was superbly controlled my the man in black, referee Andrew Lewis.
Across the county, teams showcased their continued commitment and support of the FA RESPECT programme. Their positive actions will assist in helping young players experience a safe and fun environment in which to enjoy and develop in the game.
Furthermore, a positive environment will inevitably result in everybody involved in game wanting to keep coming back and enjoying their experience week after week - whether as players, referees, parents, coaches or spectators.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015 21:45
COME AND JOIN THE FUN - COLTS LOWER MINI-KICKERS FEES
Written by Trevor Newman
Monday, 12 October 2015 09:19
The COLTS - who have managed to freeze their membership fees now for five years - are announcing that they are going even further by significantly REDUCING fees for their hugely succesful U6 section.
Spread the word - and help people make the right choice. Children can get a year's worth of coaching for £60 now and get a free Colts t-shirt into the bargain! Training takes place at 9am-10am on Saturday mornings in the sports hall at Sheldon School during the winter months and 9.30am-11am on a Saturday morning at Yatton Keynell Rec during the summer.
We always welcome new joiners (especially those with a parent who is interested in helping out in a coaching or admin capacity!!) so contact us on
or just come along. We allow 4 free taster sessions before asking you to join, so there is nothing to lose.