And we’re off! Message from the Chairman.

The goals at Palewell are up and we are off! A big thanks to Sarah, our Club Secretary, for a herculean effort in getting the show on the road: Three hundred new match kits, three hundred registrations and the migration of 7 a side teams to Palewell plus getting pitches (including new 9 a side) ready for the big kick off on Sunday.

And what a great start! Out of 14 teams from U9 and upwards in action we managed to get 9 wins, a draw and only had 4 narrow losses. We scored 50 goals and let in just 25. Special mention goes to the U14 Lions and new manager Trevor Hodge for kicking off their campaign with a 10-0 win.

For the first time in many a season all teams are wearing the same kit and the new QPR navy hoops simply look great, as modelled by the U13 Pride in the photo.

Well done to all teams for such a terrific start to the 2011-12 season – we still have another 317 league fixtures and a minimum of 23 cup games to complete over 32 Sundays!