K Sports under 10s win the Consolation Shield knock out competition on Sunday 1ST May against Larkfield FC under 10s and get promoted!
After a nail biting and intense game, the team smashed a 2-0 victory which meant not only did they win their second competition in 6 months but also means the team gain a promotion to group C!
Formed back in May 2021 by manager Scott Willson and coaches Jerome Lawford and Steve Pass the team entered the Maidstone Invicta Primary League in group E. Under the watchful eye of coach Jerome Lawford and assistant George Willson, the under 10s went on to win their first knock out competition last November becoming the Maidstone Invicta Festival Champions. With that success, the team went on to beat off fierce competition from 5 teams competing in the Under 10s Consolation Shield to have a chance at the final on Sunday 1st May at Larkfield FC home ground. The game was filled with excitement and determination but the K Sports under 10s did not lose focus and shot the ball in the back of the net not once but twice for a 2-0 win. Both knock out competitions saw some of the best under 10s teams compete for the title with amazing and skilled football being played by all the teams.
Manager Scott Willson said “I am so proud of the kids; they thoroughly deserve this win. They have been on a new style football journey since the start of the season when we formed the team and they have adapted so well to this. None of this would have been possible without the commitment and help from Jerome and George at training, and Steve on matchdays. A new season now approaches, and we will now work hard on moving to 9 aside, the new rules and strengthen the team to continue the success of this season, it’s exciting times for everyone involved.”
The teams official sponsor Digital Image Solutions have continued to support the team and had this to say after the game on Sunday “We are incredibly proud of this team, they work hard, they have determination and have focus and more importantly they are all in it together. A real show of team spirit, well done to them all!”
The newly formed K Sports under 10s team smash their first tournament finishing the festival on Sunday 28th November 2021 with an undefeated win, bringing the cup home this Autumn.
After only being together since May 2021 the kids have had an amazing journey together building confidence and becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Manager Scott Willson formed the team on the 23rd of May 2021 and with the aid of coaches Jerome Lawford and Steve Pass, developed the kids to become a solid and confident team.
“The team have become so close in the short time they have been together. It has been a strange and odd time for grass roots football with the delayed return due to covid and then having matches cancelled and training postponed but the kids worked hard, stuck at it and pushed themselves to become the confident team that they are now. We are all extremely proud of them! “Coach Jerome Lawford commented.
Manager Scott Willson said “we’ve achieved so much in just 6 months, so proud of this bunch. Here’s to many successful seasons to come.”
Being a keen supported of grass roots football it didn’t take long for the team to catch the eye of local company Digital Image Solutions who offered to sponsor them, MD Keith Lawford says “we couldn’t be prouder of what the team have achieved, the festival has been great to watch and was a real showcase of the talent and skills all the young footballers have.”
The team are now looking forward to the next festival and can’t wait to get back out there and compete again!