PARENT INPUT

Created: Wednesday, 16 March 2016 10:28

​PARENT INPUT

 

​Dear Parents, as we are now approaching the end of the season, myself and the other coaches are already beginning to reflect on how things have gone and what we might do differently next season, to enhance player experience.

 
We have two key proposals for next season, on which we would appreciate your thoughts:
 
1) Currently we have 27 registered players plus 4 who have recently joined us for training only. If we have in excess of 30 players, it would be feasible to register three teams with the Exeter Youth League. The benefit would be greatly increased playing time for all players. A possible issue is that it would fragment the squad somewhat as one of the teams would have to be paired with another club for Saturday fixtures. There would also be an increased demand for coaching capacity. In this scenario we would need 2 more parents/coaches to join the team. Players would be allocated into 'their' team with the aim being that the three teams are of a similar standard. However there would still be some moving between teams when player absence deemed it necessary to do so.
 
2) We are currently enquiring as to the availability of astro on an evening in addition to our regular Monday night slot. The proposal would be that we would make the session available to around 12/14 players who would form a 'development group'. These players would be those who, based on Monday evening experience, are the most receptive to the coaching we have to offer. This would provide players with an opportunity for enhanced development. An additional aim would be to continue to grow closer links with Exeter City. The additional cost would be approximately £1.50 per session or £50 per year.
Monday evenings and Saturday mornings would continue to be fully inclusive.
This proposal obviously depends on availability of a suitable and cost effective venue.
 
Do let me have your feedback on both proposals. In addition, please also let me know if you are keen to get involved in the coaching and team management, if you would be willing/able to let your child join the development group and if you would be prepared to pay the additional fees for that group.
 
Replies to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Weds 23rd March.
 
 
 

 

CUP SEMI-FINAL

Created: Sunday, 13 March 2016 15:28

Central City U9s have a Cup Semi-Final away at Dawlish on March 19th. I had asked Dawlish if they could accommodate both teams but despite even considering an earlier KO, they only have one pitch available.

As usual KO is at 1030, please arrive by 1000 so that we can have a good warm up.

Remember full kit, studs, shins, drinks and snacks.

Dawlish United, Sandy Lane, Dawlish EX7 0AF. You might need some change for the pay and display.

TEAM

Alastair, Jaiden, James, Joe R, Josh, Matthew (GK), Milo, Reilly, Sam

Any problems/illness etc let me know asap 07958514067 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

MATCH REPORT

Created: Sunday, 13 March 2016 15:15

This Saturday we welcomed Hemyock and Feniton to a warm and sunny KGV. It was a lovely morning of football played in great spirit by all and backed up by positive coaches and spectators. All of the games were entertaining with the Central teams playing some good passing football.

CITY 7 V 0 HEMYOCK

UTD 0 V 1 FENITON

CITY 4 V 2 FENITON

UTD 3 V 1 HEMYOCK

A big thank you to the two Dads, one Grandad and a brother who took care of the refereeing.

A number of players showed that they have really moved forward in their understanding of how passing and team work contributes to the overall performances of the teams. No one can do it on their own. I would encourage players to watch lots of football so that they can learn from others and also parents can help my repeating the key messages we share with the players about working together, playing unselfishly, looking for passing options when you have the ball and making yourself a passing option when your team mates have it.

Players of the Day - James for City and Jago for Utd

Next week City have a Cup Semi-Final away vs Dawlish. I am hopeful that we can take two teams to Dawlish for the usual four game format. Check the website on Weds for full details. Let me know asap if your child is not avaiable.

 

 

U9s Going Well!

Created: Thursday, 10 March 2016 16:44

​Both U9s teams recorded positive results against Alphington and Heavitree, with three wins and a draw.

TEAM NEWS

Created: Tuesday, 08 March 2016 20:53


TEAM NEWS

This Saturday we are at home to Feniton and Hemyock. This is another one of those fixtures previously lost to the weather.

As usual KO is 1030. Please arrive around 0945. Help with goal posts always needed. I will also need two referees as Steve won't be with us so only two coaches to run the teams. Please let me know if you are willing to give it a go, we can't play without a ref!

As usual, remember full Central kit, studs, shin pads, drinks and snacks.

TEAMS

UTD - Charlie S, Ed B, Ed W, Freddie, Harrison, Jack, Jago, Josh, Olly, William

CITY - Alastair, Cayden, Charlie D, Jaiden, James, Joe R, Joel, Matilda, Matthew, Reilly, Sam

Any problems, let me know. 07958514067 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EXETER CITY DAY OUT

Created: Monday, 07 March 2016 20:33

EXETER CITY 'DAY OUT'

Thank you to all who have ordered and paid for their tickets. The arrangements are as follows:

1345 - Arrive and meet outside the club shop where tickets will be distributed. Players and their guests will then be welcome to take their seats in the main stand where everyone will be served with their pizza lunch. At half time the players will be invited on to the pitch for the 'Half-time Shoot Out'.

Please ensure players are in their kit for the shoot out. It will be important though to have extra layers on top to stay warm whilst watching the professionals!

We hope everyone enjoys a great afternoon out and hopefully you'll get to see an entertaining game and maybe an ECFC win. Up the City!!

 

 

EXETER CITY DAY OUT

Created: Monday, 07 March 2016 20:33

EXETER CITY 'DAY OUT'

Thank you to all who have ordered and paid for their tickets. The arrangements are as follows:

1345 - Arrive and meet outside the club shop where tickets will be distributed. Central players and their guests will then be welcome to take their seats in the main stand where everyone will be served with their pizza lunch. At half time the players will be invited on to the pitch for the 'Half-time Shoot Out'.

Please ensure players are in their kit for the shoot out. It will be important though to have extra layers on top to stay warm whilst watching the professionals!

We hope everyone enjoys a great afternoon out and hopefully you'll get to see an entertaining game and maybe an ECFC win. Up the City!!

 

 

MATCH REPORT

Created: Monday, 07 March 2016 20:11


This week we welcomed Alphington and Heavitree to KGV. All the players were happy that the grass had finally been cut so that they could play some football.

Both teams performed very well agianst strong opposition. Heavitree were particularly well organised, quick to close down space and strong in the tackle.

However, both Central teams were able to record a positive result in all the games.

RESULTS

CITY 3 V 2 HEAVITREE

UTD 2 V 0 ALPHINGTON

UTD 1 V 1 HEAVITREE

CITY 6 V 0 ALPHINGTON

Players of the Day - Matilda for City and Ed B for Utd

TEAM NEWS

Created: Wednesday, 02 March 2016 12:28

TEAM NEWS

This week we are at home vs Heavitree and Alphington. This fixture has been postponed a couple of times, so fingers crossed for this Saturday.

As usual KO is at 1030 so please arive at 0945. Help with goalposts always needed and appreciated.

Remember studs, shin pads, full kit, drinks and snacks. Keep an eye on the weather and keep an eye on the website/twitter etc should the weather cause problems later in the week.

TEAMS

UTD - Ben, Charlie W, Ed B, Harrison, Jago, Josh, Olly, Sam, William

CITY - Alastair, Charlie D, Freddie, Jaiden, James, Joel, Matilda, Oscar, Reilly

Any problems, let me know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07958514067 You can now follow us on Twitter @centralyouthfc9

Also see further down the page for details of our Exeter City Day Out and also dates for your diaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exeter City Development Squad

Created: Monday, 29 February 2016 21:02


GAMES vs EXETER CITY DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

The U9s have been given the opportunity to play matches against the Exeter City Development squad.

Weds 9th March at St Lukes Sports College, Harts Lane, Exeter.

KO is 6.15 so please arrive promptly by 6.00 to allow time for a warm-up.

We should be finished by 7.30pm.

Remember full Central Kit, drinks, snacks, shin pads and astro trainers.

This is a nice opportunity following some persistence on my part to make it happen. The nature of the fixture and the fact that it is being played on a Weds evening, means it sits outside of the usual set of fixtures and our regular Monday night training sessions.

We are also limited by the numbers dictated by the Exeter City coaches, so unfortunately, we are only able to include half of the squad. Those players and their parents will be notified accordingly.

We are sorry if there is any disappointment, however we just cannot include everyone. We will endeavour to keep everybody playing regularly for the rest of the season and there will be opportunities for all to be involved in summer tournaments during May and July.

Anthony

 

 

MATCH REPORT

Created: Sunday, 28 February 2016 20:31

​MATCH REPORT

​This week the U9s welcomed Stoke Hill Juniors in the Cup and Tiverton Town in a 'league' friendly. The cup game was first to KO and City were soon into their stride. Able to soak up pressure, they looked dangerous on the break, creating lots of chances and gaining a two goal advantage by half time. The second half was tighter but a third goal proved decisive. A late Stoke Hill effort kept the players on their toes but they were able to see the game out.

Utd played first against a spirited Tiverton Town. They had to work hard but played some nice football in a good win. City continued their good form against Tiverton, playing some lovely flowing football and lots of goals.

Utd put in a great performance against a very good Stoke Hill side and fought back brilliantly from two nil down to draw level. They might even feel they were unlucky not to come away with what would have been a deserved win.

RESULTS

City 3 v 1 Stoke Hill

Utd 3 v 0 Tiverton

City 5 v 0 Tiverton

Utd 2 v 2 Stoke Hill

Players of the Day - Matthew for City and Ben and Ed for Utd

TAKE A LOOK AT THE EXETER CITY DAY OUT DETAILS BELOW AND THE DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES, FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

CUP WIN!

Created: Sunday, 28 February 2016 20:28

​Central City U9s moved into the last four of the cup with a 3 - 1 win over Stoke Hill Juniors at KGV.

TEAM NEWS

Created: Wednesday, 24 February 2016 13:17

TEAM NEWS

This week we are at home to Stoke Hill and Tiverton Town. The weather forecast is for some rain on Friday. We are confident of going ahead but please check the website, Twitter, text etc for any updates.

Please note the Stoke Hill fixture is, in the first instance, a Cup quarter final for City, Tiverton are here as they were unable to fulfill their 'league' fixture with us earlier in the season.

The KO as usual is 1030 so please arrive by 0945. Help with goal posts and refereeing will be needed.

Remember: full kit, studs, shin pads, drinks and snacks.

TEAMS

CITY - Alastair, Ed B, Jaiden, James, Josh, Joe R, Matthew, Reilly, Sam,

UTD - Ben, Charlie S, Charlie W, Charlie D, Cayden, Ed W, Freddie, Finley, Jack, Olly

PLEASE ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT THE EXETER CITY DAY OUT OFFER BELOW AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES, FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE.

You can now follow us on Twitter @centralyouthfc9

EXETER CITY DAY OUT

Created: Monday, 22 February 2016 20:38

EXETER CITY 'DAY OUT'

SATURDAY MARCH 12TH vs CARLISLE UTD

KO 1500HRS

WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR PLAYERS AND PARENTS TO EXPERIENCE A MATCH AT EXETER CITY WITH THE ADDED OPPORTUNITY FOR PLAYERS TO TAKE PART IN THE HALF TIME SHOOT OUT!

PIZZA LUNCH INCLUDED.

£17 PER PERSON INC ADULTS

(whilst team coaches may be in attendance, U9s will need to be accompanied by a nominated adult)

If you would like to purchase tickets, let me know how many you would like by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please make payments direct to:

Central FC - Sort Code 090153 a/c 69382285 using the reference

U09ECCD and the players surname

Good to be Back!

Created: Sunday, 21 February 2016 19:37

MATCH REPORT

After several weeks of disruption due to the weather, the players and supporters were happy to be back out playing again. The U9s welcomed Okehampton Argyle and Newton Knights to a windy KGV.

Utd opened proceedings playing some great football and creating lots of chances against a good Argyle team. Early goals from Cayden and Olly were followed by more in the second half, leading to a good win.

City started well against Newton but found goals hard to come by in the first half. However, led by the outstanding Reilly, they cut loose in the second half for a convincing win.

In their second match Utd found things harder going but Charlie, Olly and Cayden all did their best to force a win. It was always a close game and Utd just lost out in the end.

Against Oke, City again struggled to find the back of the net despite their domination. Once again the second half was a different story and they ran out comfortable winners.

Goal scorers - Olly 4, Cayden 2, Charlie S 1, Reilly 5, Joel 3, Jayden 2, Ed 2, Sam 2. 

RESULTS 

City 7 v 0 Knights

Utd 4 v 2 Oke

City 7 v 0 Oke

Utd 3 v 4 Knights

PLAYERS OF THE DAY - Josh and Reilly for City, Joe and Olly for Utd

NEXT UP -

Training on Monday

Home vs Stoke Hill and Tiverton on Saturday 27th

 

 

 

Good to be Back!

Created: Sunday, 21 February 2016 19:35

The U9s were glad to be back and playing again and did well winning three out of their four matches against Okehampton and Newton.

Central Mens go top of the league

Created: Saturday, 20 February 2016 20:09

Tim Clotworthy's mens team go top of league 7 with a 3-2 home win against Cheritain Fitzpaine. Scorers Nick Horne 2 (1 a penalty) Dan Hunt 1.

TEAM NEWS

Created: Tuesday, 16 February 2016 19:51

TEA​M NEWS

This week, weather permitting, we are at home against Okehampton Argyle and Newton Knights.
 
Due to last Saturday's cancellation, teams will remain as they were unless I hear from parents that their child is not available.
 
As usual, 1030 KO, please arrive by 0945. Remember full kit, studs, shins, drinks and snacks. Help as always, needed with goals. Any budding referees also welcome, let me know.
 
Please also note additional dates for diaries further down this page.
 
TEAMS
 
UTD -  Ben, Cayden, Charlie S, Charlie W, Jack, Joe R, Olly, Oscar, Raffy, William

CITY - Ed B, Finley, Freddie, Jaiden, James, Joel, Josh S, Matilda, Matthew, Reilly, Sam

 
Any problems contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07958514067.
Keep an eye on updates if the weather becomes an issue again.
Follow us on Twitter @centralyouthfc9 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Matches Cancelled

Created: Friday, 12 February 2016 18:08

ALL MATCHES ON SATURDAY FEB 13TH AT KGV ARE CANCELLED DUE TO POOR PITCH AND WEATHER CONDITIONS.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

Created: Monday, 08 February 2016 19:23

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday 29th Feb - Training at Exeter School

Saturday 5th March - Home vs Alphington and Heavitree

Monday 7th March - Training at Exeter School

Saturday 12th March - Home vs Hemyock and Feniton

Monday 14th March - Training at Exeter School

Saturday 19th March - Cup Semi-final weekend should City go through

Monday 21st March - Training at Exeter School

Saturday March 26th - Easter Weekend so no football

Saturday 23rd April - Home vs Cullompton Cobras and Scorpions

I am now in the process of rearranging all of the fixtures we have lost to the weather. Along with some additional 'friendlies' and the Cup games, I hope we will have matches most Saturdays (avoiding the Easter weekend) throughout March and April.

We now have a Twitter account Central FC U9s @centralyouthfc9 it would be great if parents followed us to keep up to date on the latest news, notices, announcements, postponements etc

 

 

 

 

TRAINING CANCELLED

Created: Monday, 08 February 2016 17:20

Tonights training at Exeter School is cancelled. A combination of high winds, low temps and expected heavy rain.

Matches Cancelled

Created: Friday, 05 February 2016 20:08

MATCHES CANCELLED - U9S MATCHES AT HEMYOCK ARE CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER AND PITCH CONDITIONS

TEAM NEWS

Created: Wednesday, 03 February 2016 20:29

TEAM NEWS for Saturday 13th Feb

This week we are at home vs Alphington and Heavitree. This is a fixture which was previously postponed and which we have switched to 'home'.

As last week's fixtures were postponed, I have kept teams the same except where parents have informed me that their child is not available.

Please note that I won't be there this week.

Therefore Mike and Steve will need extra support with putting up and taking down goals.

I would also appreciate it very much if one or two parents came along prepared to referee. I have asked the opposition to help out in this regard too and they have agreed so it won't be an onerous task, hopefully just one of the games.

As usual a 1030 KO so please arrive at 0945. Remember full kit, warm clothes, drinks, snacks, studs and shin pads.

Keep an eye on this webpage, emails and texts, should there be a need to postpone. Certainly check before leaving home on Saturday morning.

TEAMS

Utd - Ben, Cayden, Charlie S, Charlie W, Ed W, Joe R, Oscar, Raffy, Sam, William

City - Alastair, Ed B, Finley, Freddie, Jaiden, Joel, Josh S, Matilda, Matthew, Reilly

Any problems at all let me know asap on 07958514067 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

MATCH REPORT

Created: Sunday, 31 January 2016 19:05

​MATCH REPORT

Following a ​spell of slightly drier weather, everyone seemed pleased that our matches were able to go ahead. The only disappointment was that Exeter Panthers were only able to field one team rather than two.

 
City were first up against Panthers. The long grass seemed to be causing problems for the more skillful players, preventing them from causing their usual problems for the opposition. Panthers were well organised, closing down space quickly, and very strong and physical in the tackle. Despite all of this City had several good chances well saved and managed to take a first half lead with Jaiden poking in the rebound following a long range Reilly effort. The second half saw City well on top but unable to add to their tally until late on when a quickly worked short corner saw James whip in low hard cross which cannoned off the defenders and rolled just over the line.
 
Utd were able to field a strong line up and were soon quickly into their stride. From the off they moved the ball well when in possession whilst working hard to win the ball back when they weren't. Cayden opened the scoring with a good finish from Sam's cross.  The second was an amazing strike from Raffy and the third was a close range Raffy shot after a great through ball from Oscar. This was probably the most complete Utd performance all season and the team went home very happy.
 
Players of the Day - Milo for Utd and Matilda for City
 
 
RESULTS
 
CITY 2 V 0 PINK PANTHERS
 
UTD 3 V 0 PINK PANTHERS
 
NEXT UP - Training at Exeter School on Monday and away vs Feniton and Hemyock at Hemyock on Saturday
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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