The year of the Tiger! The amazing season that was the U11 Tigers

Played 21 Won 19 Lost 2 Drawn 0 Goal Difference 76

In the last 12 months they've won: 

  • Kennington Pre-Season Tournament Plate
  • 26th Nov League Trophy Event
  • 25th Feb Combined Three League Cup
  • 22nd April: League Title
  • 6th May Trophy Event

From coach Matthew Reece: "We have has an amazing season and have really relished the move up to 9-a-side which has suited our passing and pressing game."

Matthew further went on to say "It has been along road starting at U5 where we learned how to stand with toes to the line and sort out the coach's cones into colored piles! At U7, when we started competitive games, we really struggled and were well beaten by everyone. We have always had an attitude that we are working on improvement and towards excellence as individuals and as a team. We have never been driven by winning: although, of course, it is nice! Similarly we have never been concerned about what division we are in- after all what is the difference between Oxford Mail Youth League C or E? None of it it really cup final stuff at Wembley! 

As an ethos we have always played mixed ability with equal game time for all over the season and were glad to see the back of the second game 'friendly' this year with the increased game time. This has meant that all of our players are able to play in a final and contribute to the team with confidence and skill. 

We are very proud, as a team, to represent Hinksey Park, a club that has, at its (grass) roots, participation and inclusion: seeing young people enjoy playing football and learning about themselves and others along the way."

Well said Matthew!  A truly amazing season...

 

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