• Annual General Meeting 2016

    Club Structure

    President
    Jez Chandler

    Chairman
    Ray Connolly

    Secretary
    Bill Comben

    Treasurer (Park Lane)
    Bill Comben

    Vice Chairman
    Marc Connolly

    Vice Chairman
    Chris Comben

    Match Day Secretary
    James Richardson

    Commercial Secretary
    Nathan Phillips

    Head Of Social Committee
    Michael Walker

    The First and Reserve teams will again play in the Surrey Elite Intermediate and Reserve Divisions.
    The As and Bs will play in the Surrey South East Combination Junior Divisions.

    A big thanks to Ian Stemp for his 50 years of loyal service.

    Management

    The management structure remains the same, but with new first team managers.

    First Team
    Dave Gellatly / Andy Brewer

    Reserve Team
    Dave Harwood / Tristan Davis

    A Team
    Marc Connolly / Angus Milne

    B Team
    Nathan Phillips / Aaron Morris

    Vets
    Nigel Lomas

    New Pricing

    There will be a slight increase in the annual membership fee from £40 to £45, however each member will be given an official club garment to be warn before matches which is theirs to keep. The match fees will remain as before.

    The first team charges will also change for the 16/17 season. There will now be an £85 annual membership for first teams players but no match fees. When a player is demoted to a lower side they will be able to play 4 games without having to pay a match fee. Once they have used those 4 games they will be eligible for a £10 charge per game unless it is for the first team again.

    Students will be charged half the annual membership, but full match day per game costs. Junior team players will not have to pay the annual membership at all, but will have to pay full match day per game costs.

    There will be three registration periods, two after training and another on a Saturday. During that time players will sign on for leagues, give us their contact details and pay at least half of the annual subs. If there are no annual subs paid they will not be eligible for selection. The remaining annual subs will be collected by February at the latest.

    Communication

    As confirmed in the survey communication will be improved. All players e-mail addresses will be added to a club mailing list for social and club matters. With information backed up with a new and improved website with up-to-date information.

    Social Committee

    The previous role of social secretary will be expanded to a social committee. There will be a full social calendar produced so dates are known before hand and well publicised. Michael Walker retains the position as social secretary with the rest of the committee made up of Paul Hayter, Ryan Stratton, Juan Carlos and Aisha Eckford-Soper.

    Commercial

    The membership card scheme will be continued this season for both senior and youth members. The current sponsors will hopefully be retained as well as new businesses added. Again it is imperative players use the cards at every opportunity to enable us to retain and attract further sponsorship.

    Players bringing in over £200 sponsorship for the season will be excused their annual membership subscription.

    Youth

    This season the youth section will have 25 teams, up from last seasons 21. The committee agreed that we need to increase the links between youth and adult, with that in mind from Under 16 up will be invited to attend pre-season training and under 17 upwards will be offered the chance to sign on and play for the senior sides as well as their youth teams.

    The higher age groups will also have senior players aid with selected training sessions to increase the familiarity with senior players.

    Facilities

    The club will be painted inside and outside at the end of June over a weekend and a few evenings too. The floor will be redone and the aim is to install new lighting. The ladies toilets will also be completely refitted.

    U18’s Win Sportsmanship Award

    At the Surrey Youth League AGM on 8 June, our U18’s picked up the League’s Sportsmanship Award. This is awarded based on the ratings given to the team each week by all of the other teams in their division, and to win it means they had the highest ratings of all of the 50 U18 teams in the Surrey Youth League. Well done lads!

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  • Youth team trials: U10’s to U14’s

    We will be holding trials for our teams aged between U10 and U14 as follows:

    U10’s and U11’s: Sunday 7 June 1.00pm – 2.30pm

    U12’s and U13’s: Sunday 7 June, 2.30pm – 4.00pm

    U14’s: Monday 8 June, 6.30pm – 8.00 pm

    All trials will be held at Wallfield, Green Lane, Reigate, RH2 8JX.

    All are welcome – if you are interested, please just come along in your football kit.

    If you would need any more information, please email Darren Turner at darren.turner16@btinternet.com

    Falcons win on pens!

    In their inaugural season Reigate Priory U9 Falcons have gone from being a group of twelve individuals to a team that can defend as a unit and put together exciting passages of play when sweeping forward. Although the boys initially favoured a unique “six-strikers-and-a-goalie” formation, over the course of the season they have each gained experience in all positions on the pitch and the improvement in each one has strengthened the team as a whole.

    The cup final against Woodmansterne was a nail-biting affair for all concerned. In an evenly matched encounter the Falcons went behind early in the second half. Nevertheless, the boys didn’t let their heads drop and Louis Jackson notched for Priory towards the end of regular time. Hearts sank when Woodmansterne were awarded a dubious last-minute penalty, but Priory goalie Taylor Stannard stood tall and saved both the spot kick and the day, leading to ten minutes of extra time. Neither team was able to break the deadlock in open play and the game headed to penalties.

    One by one, the five penalty takers made the long, lonely walk from the centre circle to the penalty spot as a now hushed crowd looked on. An early advantage for Priory was slowly whittled away and it became apparent that the only way to separate the two teams would be via the Russian Roulette of sudden death. After almost eighty minutes of excitement, it came down to sixty seconds of unbearable drama. A penalty slotted away, a ball tipped round a post and the cup was Priory’s.

    In the other Under 9 final Priory Eagles were unable to defeat Horsley Arrows, a valiant effort from the Eagles nevertheless.

    U9 Falcons

  • Youth Cup Finals Weekend

    The U11 Falcons produced a magnificent 1-0 win to bring home the club’s first silverware of the season in the cup final a few weeks ago. Not to be outdone, the U9 Eagles AND the U9 Falcons are both playing in finals this weekend.

    It is the first time in the club’s history that we have had two teams at the same age group competing in cup finals and certainly a first that they are playing on the same day.

    The venue is Old Coulsdon Colts, Drive Road, Off Tollers Lane, Old Coulsdon, Surrey. CR5 1LB.

    The games are Woodmansterne Panthers v Reigate Priory Falcons (9.45am kick off) and Horsley FC Arrows v Reigate Priory Eagles (10.45am kick off).

    All support would be greatly received.

    Thanks very much and COME ON YOU PRIORY!

    Falcons Soar To Cup Victory

    A cold and blustery day at Nescot sports ground saw Reigate Priory Falcons pitted against Epsom and Ewell Colts Hoops in the under 11 Epsom and Ewell league cup final. The Falcons, from division 4, had shown some impressive cup form winning through from previous rounds; the Colts had shown resilience and drive to conquer all in their path. A cracking game ensured with all that’s good about boys’ football at grassroots level.

    An early chance for the Falcons saw Sam Parker’s shot well saved, this was followed by some pressure from the Colts, but strong performances at the back by Conor Mitchell, Stan Pitman and Toby Bennetts kept the Hoops at bay. It was heading for a tight and goal less first half when suddenly the game was ignited; Nathan Ashkuri’s corner brilliantly headed in by Samuel ‘The General’ Parker. So at half time the score was a finely balanced 1–0 to the Falcons.

    The second half saw one of the greatest rear guard performances in football history. Again and again the Hoops surged forward only to be repelled by Kaleem Jolly, Elliot Ansell and Oliver Tarrant in the Falcons defense. A swift break by Ashkuri was followed by a foul and a penalty, but a great save by keeper Andrew Miles kept the Hoops in it. A superb point blank block by Falcons goalkeeper Sachin Thompson with 10 minutes left kept the score at 1-0. It seemed like it was only matter of time before the Hoops would equalize, but Natty Chalmers and Louis Page brought some calm and skill to the proceedings by holding up the ball well, as the Falcons held out for a memorable win.

    Reigate Priory U11 Falcons

    In other Final news U9 Eagles and U9 Falcons are both in their respective finals, which will take place on Saturday 25th April, Falcons at 9.45 and Eagles at 10.45, at Old Couldson Colts FC, Drive Way, Couldson, CR5 1BD.

  • RPFC Youth End of Season Event Sunday 11th May

    The RPFC Youth Section End of Season Event will take place at Old Reigatians on Sunday 11th May from 12-4pm.  The event will be in the same format as in previous years with boys v parents matches, followed by award presentations, and then returning to the clubhouse for barbecue and drinks.

    Please show your support by attending the event.

  • Priory pick up award at Palace!

    Reigate Priory Boys FC achieved FA Charter Standard status shortly before Christmas and last week, the club were invited by Crystal Palace to receive their official plaque on the pitch at Selhurst Park during half-time in the match against West Bromwich Albion. The club, which runs 15 youth sides and provides football for more than 300 boys between the ages of 5 and 18, was praised by the Surrey FA as being “a fantastic advert for grass roots football in Surrey”. Club Secretary Richard Stephen said that the award of Charter Standard status was recognition of the good work done by all those involved with the club and that he believed it would be a platform for further growth and success in the future.

    Back row: Colin White (Surrey FA), Crispin Heath (U10 Hawks manager), Stuart Porte (U14’s manager), Richard Stephen (Youth Secretary), Mark Chladek (U11 Predators Assistant Manager), Gary Mulcahey (Crystal Palace Foundation)

    Middle Row: Lawrence Porte (U12), Oliver Frampton (U12), James Godwin (U14)

    Front Row: Adam Chladek (U11 Predators), Ben Burrows (U11 Predators), Eben Heath (U10 Hawks), Harrison Porte (U14)

    Priory’s Child Welfare Officers Highlight Two Important Web Sites

    As part of Reigate Priory’s continuing commitment to provide a comprehensive range of services and resources for its Youth Section, the Child Welfare Officers at Reigate Priory have provided details of two helpful web sites:

    www.ceop.police.uk

    The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.

    www.thinkuknow.co.uk

    A place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online