Girls Champions

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Raynes Park LL Girls Champions

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The Fantastic Girls Team & coaches
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On the 21st May 2016 West Sutton LL organised an all girls tournament to be held at Cheam Recreation Ground. This was a great opportunity for Raynes Park to put together a team from across the Bantam and Junior sections. So after many phone calls and one training session we set off to the tournament.
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Th weather on the day couldn’t have been better, and after setting up our camp and with the girls looking great in their national kit we approached the first game against West sutton (reds). It was a cautious start with the girls getting used to tournament football of 4mins each way, the score ended 0-0. 
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The second game came quickly against West Sutton (blue) which saw us net our first goal with the game ending in a 1-1 all draw. We new we had the makings of a good team and with a little inspired goalkeeper change the girls went from strength to strength conceding only one goal in their remaining 5 matches which came in a nail biting 2-1 semi final win over West Sutton (blue). 
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So on to the final against Morden A 10mins of football that will stay with all the players and spectators forever two goals in the second half saw Raynes Park secured the victory and Raynes Park Little League were crowned champions deservedly so playing seven games without loss and conceding two goals, a fantastic performance from the whole team and a memorable day out for all concerned.
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Congratulations to: Erin, Poppy, Sophie, Ruby, Ruby B, Millie, Isabella, Annie and Cassie.
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Also a special mention goes to two senior girls who joined in on the day to compete in the senior tournament with Eva picking up a R/U trophy and Lia just missing out.
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Little League: 2016-2017
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U10 National Champions

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 U10 National Champions Once More

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On the 2nd of July 2016 saw the 10th U10 national tournament take place at Goals soccer centre at Sutton. As usual, this year Raynes Park were able to enter two strong teams with the added pressure of being holders of the trophy.

The tournament kicked off under glorious sunshine with both teams doing well in their respective groups with both qualifying for the knock out stages which saw Raynes Park I draw Carshalton in the quarter finals a team that had previously drew with in the group stage. This time it was to be different outcome with Raynes park winning 4-0 to be the first to secure a semi final place.

Raynes Park II faced a tough encounter with Clapham LL, it was to be a bruising encounter with both teams giving their all, but eventually Raynes park proved to be the stronger and ended up 4-2 winners and progressed to the semi final.

The excitement of both teams reaching the semi final was suppressed slightly when the news filtered through that for the second year running the two teams from Raynes park would once again face each other in the semi final. The result seemed to to say that one team was better than the other with Raynes Park II winning by 6 goals to 3, but ethereality was that one team took all their chances whilst the other was inches away. Both teams had performed way above expectations and now we had a chance to retain the trophy in the final against a very strong Kingston team.

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This year saw a change to the format with the final being played over two equal 10 minute halves which would test both teams of their energy levels and desire to win. The game kicked off with Kingston looking like the dominant team playing some great football which saw them take an early lead which they would keep to half time. At the interval the players received an inspired team talk from their managers Sam Lampton and Mark Elston reminding the guys that they had worked so hard to get to the final, that it was time to relax, use their heads and go and play great football.

The team talk seem to do the trick as the second half was all Raynes Park which saw them equalise half way through, this seemed to re-energise Kingston who looked like they may come back into the game, but RP were playing some great football at this stage but time was against them, the clock was ticking ever closer to penalties with possibly only one more opportunity before the final whistle. That opportunity fell to Raynes Park and with what turned out to be the last kick of the game scored the winner. A 2-1 victory against a very good Kingston team over twenty minutes of 5-a-side football was a fantastic achievement and a memory that will stay with all concerned for a very long time.

Both sets of players behaved impeccably and were a credit to Raynes Park Little League.

Congratulations to………..

Well done to all!!

 

Little League: 2016 – 2017

U1O’s National Champions

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U10 National League Champions

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Congratulations to the U10 RPLL side for winning the National Championship. The side was victorious at goals in New Malden against other very strong Little League teams. The win was the Raynes Park Little Leagues second victory in the competition in the last four years.

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The league would like to congratulate all those involved with the side and a special thanks to our coaches Bob Lyons and Ken Pople for guiding the kids to this fantastic success.

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Junior League National Winners:

2011-12 / 2014-15

Senior League National Runners Up:

2012-13

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Little League: 07.04.2016

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Nationals Rue Misfortune

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Nationals Curse Continues

 

After winning their group stage by some margin, the Raynes Park Nationals went into our semi final clash with Kingston full of confidence.

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Our Birmingham LL friends Northfield

Having won 5-0 (West Sutton), 4-0 (Greenvale) and 5-0 (Northfield) the squad took on a strong Kingston side in what was going to be a tight and evenly fought match. And this match certainly didn’t disappoint. In a thrilling game that was played at a high level, both teams gave it their all with the game ending 2-2 after normal time. Extra time came and unfortunately for Raynes Park, once again the curse of the Nationals haunted the team, as they let a goal in and lost 3-2 in a game they did not deserve to lose.

The team did however, defeat Wallington in the 3rd place play-off which was a tremendous effort under the circumstances and the league is very proud of the all the boys that represented the league including its coaching team Rod Dean and Pat Jack.

 

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Once More Into The Breach

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Raynes Park Do Battle Once More

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After last seasons history makers, Raynes Park go into this years National tournament full of confidence. After making the final for the first time since 1988-89 last time out, the team think they can go one better this year and win the competition. It wont be easy though and our draw against New Malden and Addiscombe promises to be two very difficult games.

Order Of Play

10am: Raynes Park vs New Malden

11am: Raynes Park v Addiscombe

12noon: Addiscombe vs New Malden

 

New Malden, who always prove difficult opponents defeated Kingston last season and will be formidable opponents in our first game which kicks off at 10am. The team will have to be focused and playing at their very best to win. We also welcome back Addiscombe who were in our group stages last year. Well organised and very efficient, Addiscombe will be a hard second game for the boys after the New Malden battle.

 

The boys were fabulous on Saturday in their wins over the Raynes Park All-Star and will be ready lock horns with the finest teams in Little League come Saturday morning.

 

Little League: 22.04.2014

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Senior Nationals 2013-14

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Senior National Information:

 

Managers & Coaches:

Ollie Rickman (Sabres)

Richard Oliver (Dynamos)

Last Two Years:

Runners Up 2012-13

Semi Finalists 2011-12

 

Raynes Park Nationals 2013-14 Squad:

Henry (Forwards)

Morgan (Forwards)

George Wood (Warriors)

Jack Burke (Royals)

Riley (Dynamos)

Harry Naylor (Dynamos)

Martin (Warriors)

Alex Vickers (Dynamos)

Kieran Powell (Arrows)

Carlos (Jaguars)

Rory Mortimer (Warriors)

Dan Clattworthy (Dynamos)

Aaron Humphrey (Monarchs)

Eddie Gardener (Monarchs)

1st Reserves

Ben Ambrose (Sabres)

Sean (Forwards)

Ciaran Powders (Royals)

Oscar (Sabres)

 

 

 

National League Runners Up

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Senior Nationals History Makers

 

This years Raynes Park Little League National team became the first side since 1988-89 to make it through to the final of the Little League National tournament. After seeing off Addiscombe, Carshalton and Wallington in the group stages, Raynes Park drew the 2o11 winners Wimbledon Little League in the semi finals.

Semi Final:

Raynes Park 2 – 0 Wimbledon

Morden 7 – 1 Shirley

Final:

Raynes Park 0 – 3 Morden

Nationals win their Group Tournament

In what was a very polished and professional performance by Raynes Park, goals in each half, proved too strong for their Wimbledon counterparts as they ran out deserved 2-0 winners. With Morden defeating Shirley 7-1 in the other semi final it was always going to be a tough game in the final.

Having secured their place in the history books Raynes Park Nationals took on reigning champions Morden in the final. After a close first fifteen minutes with both sides having good chances to take the lead it was Morden who went ahead scoring two goals in three minutes to knock Raynes Park off their stride. In the second half Raynes Park went chasing a goal, with a good goal controversially disallowed , they were unable to breach Mordens’ net as they scored a third. Although disappointed in defeat, all the Raynes Park Nationals can be extremely proud of their performance with a massive Raynes Park crowd supporting them all the way, cheering each boy as they picked up their trophies. Many congratulations from everyone at the Raynes Park Little League.

National League Runners up 2012-13

 

2012-2013 National Tournament

Champions: Morden

Runners Up: Raynes Park

 

Little League: 29.04.2013

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National Success

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National Raynes Park Success

 

 

 

20.04.13      National Tournament

Wallington 0 v 6 Carshalton

Raynes Park 4 v 0 Addiscombe

Raynes Park 7 v 0 Wallington

Carshalton 1 v 0 Addiscombe

Wallington 0 v 3 Addiscombe

Raynes Park 3 v 1 Carshalton

 

Little League: 22.04.2013

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Raynes Park National News

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Raynes Park Little League

 

2012/ 2013 Season

 

Manager:

Ollie Rickman: Sabres

Assistant Manager:

Richard Oliver: Dynamos

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Next Training Session:

Saturday 09.03.2013  –   11.45am – 1.15pm

 

National Squad:

Aaron Humphrey (Monarchs)

Ben Ambrose (Sabres)

Carlos (Jaguars)

Ciaran Powders (Royals)

Daniel Clatworthy (Dynamos)

Eddie Gardner (Monarchs)

Filip Warwas (Warriors) – Reserve Goalkeeper

Freddie Paterson (Sabres)

James Hawkins Hooker (Sabres)

Jake Lenard (Arrows)

Jay Jay Hood (Warriors)

Kieran Newman (Jaguars) – Captain

Kieran Powell (Arrows)

Nathan Stokes (Dynamos) – Goalkeeper

Tom Hughes (Sabres)

Youcef Azzouz (Sabres) – Vice Captain

Raynes Park National Squad – 2011/2012 Season

 

 

Little League: 25/02/2013

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