YOUTH FOOTBALL THE WINNER AS CCCFC STAGE FANTASTIC 2017 FESTIVAL PDF Print E-mail
Written by Neil Beck   
Sunday, 02 July 2017 22:24

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Castle Combe Colts’ annual Festival of Football demonstrated that the beautiful game is alive and kicking as 200 teams showed off their skills in the sunshine.
A wonderful weekend of action featured the full range of age groups, with Reception and Year 1 children from the Colts’ own MiniKickers section having their chance to shine on the same pitches that saw under-16s boys and girls teams battle it out for the silverware.

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Teams and their armies of supporters came from across Wiltshire, Bath, Bristol and Gloucestershire and were able to savour an event that ran like clockwork across three days thanks to the tireless efforts of the Colts’ committee, parent volunteers who parked cars, flipped burgers and served tea and coffee, as well as a mightily impressive team of referees assembled by Julian Sattin.
In all, 522 matches took place on immaculately prepared pitches and the increasingly-popular showpiece served up the usual mixture of cheers and tears from the participating teams. Respect – a word at the very heart of the Colts’ ethos – fantastic sportsmanship and fun were the real winners, however, and ensured all who visited the club’s picturesque headquarters enjoyed a day to remember.

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The hosts came so close to grabbing the honours in two age groups, with the under-11 Whites and under-14 Whites edged out in close finals by Bishops Cannings and Bath City Blacks respectively. Trophies were largely shared across the board, with Bath Arsenal under-7s and FC Chippenham Jaguars under-8s collecting the two Fair Play Awards.

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Proud Colts chairman David Lewis paid tribute to all who made the footballing feast possible, saying: “It was great to see so many different grassroots clubs represented across the weekend and we hope their experience was such that they will consider visiting us for many years to come.

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“It takes a fantastic effort by many volunteers to ensure our tournament goes ahead, is run smoothly and this experience is an enjoyable one. I would like to personally thank every volunteer for their contribution to our tournament and extend and additional thank-you to our committee, who spend many hours in preparation and planning for the weekend.”
The club also extended its thanks to key tournament supporters the Lysley Family, Colin Ward, Chippenham Lions Club, Chippenham Pallet Company, MJ Church, Practical Van Hire and By Brook Valley School for in helping to make the event such an enormous success.

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ROLL OF HONOUR 2017
U7 Fair Play: Bath Arsenal
U8 Fair Play: FC Chippenham Jaguars
U9: Swindon Supermarine Giants 0 FC Abbeymeads Tigers 1
U10: AFC Corsham Jaguars 0 AFC Corsham Panthers 1
U11 Sunday: Bishops Cannings Corinthians 1 CCCFC Whites 0
U11 Friday: Bradford Town Mustangs 1 Stratton B 2
U12: Bishops Cannings 3 Malmesbury Warriors 1
U13: FC Chippenham White (2) 1 FC Calne White 0
U14: CCCFC Whites 1 Bath City Blacks 2
U15: Lydiard Millicent A 4 AFC Corsham Jaguars 1
U16: FC Chippenham 0 Croft Junior Red (2) 1
U16 Girls: Melksham Town Yellow 0 Whitchurch Sports A 3

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 July 2017 14:42
 
CCCFC PLAYERS PROUD TO SPORT POPPIES FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY PDF Print E-mail
Written by Neil Beck   
Sunday, 06 November 2016 22:28

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The 300 young players of Castle Combe Colts FC paid tribute to those who sacrificed themselves to protect and secure our freedom by wearing special fabric poppies on their black and white shirts across two weekends in November.
The club took delivery of the poppies, the symbol of remembrance of soldiers who died in war, ahead of Armistice Day and children from all age groups have been proudly sporting them at pitches all over Wiltshire.
Pictured above are the U15s and U9s Blacks paying their respects before Mid Wilts League matches on November 13. Below are the U14s, U13s, U11s, U9s Whites and U7s ahead of their respective fixtures on November 6:

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FUN IN THE SUN AS YOUTH FOOTBALLERS SAVOUR CCCFC TOURNAMENT 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Neil Beck   
Monday, 04 July 2016 19:36

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

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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.

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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

 

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VIDEO: MEET THE TEAMS AT CASTLE COMBE COLTS 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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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
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FA RESPECT CAMPAIGN - SET YOUR STALL OUT PDF Print E-mail
Written by Trevor Newman   
Monday, 12 October 2015 09:27

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.

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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.

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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.

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