Nov 19 2010
Sheen Lions FC continues to go from strength to strength. With 287 registered children this season, playing in 18 teams ranging from Under 8 to Under 18 we are, without doubt, one of the biggest and strongest infrastructures in Surrey.
Becoming a Charter Standard Club, last season, was a significant landmark in the history of the club and we are delighted with the recognition by the F.A. by the receiving of an award. Gaining Charity Status too, was another significant achievement.
Other achievements, more notably, have included five team managers successfuly completed their Level 1 FA coaching badges with more to follow. All our managers have attended the Safeguarding Children and Emergency Aid workshops, or are soon to. This shows our commitment to ensuring the safety and well being of our players.
I am pleased that both a second Under 8 and Under 9 team have recently entered the SYL. This ensures that we now support TWO age group sides in every year group up to Under 15, with one team each in the under 16 and Under 18 age groups. With all these age groups having their own dedicated coach and the bonus of specialised goal keeping training, we are undoubtedly providing the very best in youth football.
On the playing front, congratulations to the Under 11s, Under 14’s, Under 15 Pride and Under 16’s who have all reached the Semi Finals of their respective cups, with the second Under 15s still to play their Quarter Final game.
In the leagues, there are some notable successes, which are well beyond league position but the under 14 Pride and Under 9’s are worth specifically highlighting, as they both sit within the top two of their respective divisions.
As we look forward, 2011 will prove to be a BIG year for the club as it marks Sheen Lions 25 year anniversary since the inception of the club in 1986. Please take the opportunity to read the club history on www.sheenlions.com which reflects amongst many things the fabulous Sheen Lions legacy that Sarah and Stephen Street have created over the years.
We plan to have a few additional activities to mark the 25 year anniversary and more details will be issued shortly on the website. We also have a very exciting partnership agreement in the following announcement.