On Sunday Nov 20th Stonnall Juniors U13 team, Stonnall Phoenix raised money for Children in Need for our first ‘Kit on for Pudsey Day’
The players’ parents and supporters were invited to wear an item of replica football kit, hat or scarf of their favourite football team in return for a donation of £1.00. Also, hot drinks and homemade cakes were sold to home and away supporters.
The total amount raised was £52.00.
Thank you to all the parents and supporters.
As you can see from the photo, Leeds United supporters nearly outnumbered those of Aston Villa. Indeed, even the Manager was an honorary Leeds fan for the day so he could experience supporting a big club!
Stonnall Juniors u11s would like to thank Tile Depot UK of West Bromwich for kindly sponsoring tracksuits for the SJ11s team for the 2016/17 season.
With no fixture today Stonnall Phoenix players, parents brothers and sisters enjoyed a round or two of foot golf with a little competition of course!
The scores went from very respectable to “I lost count” and any other excuse that could be thought of!
Well done to Mick, Squiggy’s uncle who made a hole in one (that’s the fella on the right in grey) Mick has promised to buy everyone a drink the next time all those in the picture are in the same room!
The weather was great, the company and laughter even greater, thank you to everyone for a great fun afternoon.
Neil, Wayne, the team, parents and supporters of Stonnall Phoenix would like to wish Stonnall Juniors and Sporting Stonnall all the best in their first competitive season.
Stonnall Juniors FC players – Sept. 2015
As a Charter Standard
club in its third year, Staffordshire FA
have agreed that Stonnall Juniors Football Club
should be put forward to the Football Foundation
as being eligible for a Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund
grant. This is done to help grassroots football clubs with participation and to help with costs. After considering what may best help a club like ours, there is a grant available to help with portable floodlights.
As a club, our biggest outlay is winter training and for our under 11s teams, this means midweek training at locations such as Perry Barr. The winter locations are driven not by locality, but by price and availability and Perry Barr was the best of a bad bunch of options last year. This has issues for those children in and around Stonnall as it is a relatively long journey on a school night and a significant number of them train far less through the winter as a result.
Securing this funding would enable the children to train at Stonnall Playing Fields during the winter. The main considerations are (a) the need to be considerate to residents’ properties and (b) careful management of the field to ensure that one area is not worn out in the winter months. We’ve listened to advice from Staffs FA and had a demonstration of a product from their preferred supplier. The suggested portable lights have no backlight and are highly portable – on the photograph you will see some yellow bags. The lights are designed to fold away so that they can be set up and taken away each training session. The lights are battery-driven, meaning that there is no generator noise.
We are proposing that our existing midweek training on Tuesday evenings at Stonnall could continue during the winter with these portable lights. Before we can accept any grant which is offered, we need to ensure that the residents of Stonnall are amenable with the idea. The portable floodlights are similar to those already used by Clare Agg at her fitness class on the field last winter. Looking forwards, we have discussed with Clare the possibility of her fitness class also using them on a Tuesday so that more people in the village benefit from their use.
Money for juniors sports is extremely tight, so any help we can get to cut our winter training costs would help us immensely. We are currently struggling as a nation with childhood (and adult) obesity and sporting activities are a major step towards addressing this. We are also enjoying sporting success at the Olympics. These athletes must come from somewhere though, and we should do all we can to afford the younger generation sporting opportunities such as this one. Anything less would be remiss of us.
Update: 19 Aug 2016 – we received approval today for a grant of £1,200 from the Football Foundation and we are currently discussing proposed use of the portable lights with the Stonnall & Lynn Playing Fields Association.
Well done Stonnall Phoenix
A lovely sunny day to become League Winners – thoroughly deserved!
Stonnall Juniors FC are supporting the FA Respect: ‘Set Your Stall Out’ Weekend. Here are our U12s and U10s teams at training supporting the campaign. Please make the time to read the important message below.
FA Respect – Set Your Stall Out Weekend – Oct 2015
FA Respect: ‘Set Your Stall Out’ Weekend – Oct 10th & 11th, 2015
Respect Weekend – Resource Pack