2018/19 has been an exciting, tiring, inspiring, sometimes challenging, and - usually - fun season. Not the Premier League - we mean for the Lee Rangers teams! Below is just a snapshot of some of the ups and downs of Youth Grassroots football we've seen this season at some of our teams:
It's been a fantastic year of progress for the large number of 5 and 6 year olds in the Little Rangers group. Learning the basics of football, some amazing skills and most importantly how to enjoy the game has been the focus. We're pleased to confirm 2 new teams starting up next season from our "graduates" and we look forward to the next intake at the start of the season. Good luck everybody.
This year was the first season as a team for the U8's after graduating from the Little Rangers squads and it's been amazing for all involved to watch the progress - both in terms of football and also in the team becoming a firm group of friends.
It took time for the team to get going but with great support from Parents and Coaches the team have progressed well and are starting to play some good football, score some goals and continue to have fun!
Moving into next season there is another big jump as they move to 7v7 on a bigger pitch with bigger goals but with the attitude shown this year as a new team they are sure to be rocking soon! Roll on 2019/20!
Under 9 Blues
It has been a very difficult season for the U9 Blues this year - having lost one of their devoted coaches, Zibby, to cancer last summer the boys showed their resilience and team spirit to spur each other on and had some great success in the pre season tournaments.
This gave them the confidence to play up a year in the U10 group to really allow them to test themselves and improve and they have excelled themselves - even coping with the loss of 3 of the squad to Portsmouth F.C Academy during the season to achieve well in the league and go on an extensive cup run.