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Stotfold juniors tournament

Tournament Name:
Stotfold juniors tournament

Tournament Organiser:
Gary hoy

Tournament Web Address:
Stotfold juniors fc


Entry Fee:

Tournament Email Address:

Tournament Address:
Stotfold fc

Roker park


Sg5 4an

Tournament Information:
We are pleased to announce the Stotfold Junior Football Club Summer Tournament will be held on the fri 7th, sat 8th and sun 9th July 2017. It’s being hosted on Stotfold Football Club’s pitch at Roker Park, The Green, Stotfold, SG5 4AN.

This is a good opportunity for the players to play within a stadium environment, the pitch and venue is often used for Cup Finals. This is our fifth year running this event and every year it has been a huge success with some fantastic feedback. Last year we had age groups filled within a few days and nearly all had a waiting list so please dont delay with booking your place For the non-competitive age groups each player will receive a medal.

Competitive tournament winners/finalists will recieve a trophy each player ,winners also a cup for the team Start times Fri U12 6-30pm Sat U7 9am,U9 11-30am ,U11 3pm, U13 6-30pm Sun U8 9am , U10 12 noon The U12 and 13 tournaments will be played under floodlit conditions which has been a great success in previous years. As you can imagine it’s very popular and a special experience for the players We are offering a very competitive entrance fee to encourage as many teams to take part as possible, plus a further discount if we receive your team’s entry before 1st May This tournament provides an excellent opportunity for your players to continue playing football during the summer and for you to also look at potential new players. The application form is attached and to be returned to myself with your payment.

Please ensure your Affiliation Number is provided, and if you’re booking more than 1 place, please specify a name/colour for each team.

Any queries or questions please feel free to contact me on 07792 252111. Please don’t delay in booking your place as we don’t want to disappoint anyone. T

o secure your place quickly, it’s best to submit a bank transfer, and specify your team name as a reference. Account Number 03936716 / Sort Code 20-41-12. Once your entry has been received with payment, a confirmation email and text message will be sent to confirm your place. In June we will email you with final details of the day. Thanks, Gary Hoy Event organiser


Event organiser

Gary hoy


Quote from a parent “Where’s all the money gone”

I sent a text out midweek about planning a  Christmas party for the team and their  brothers/sisters, nothing fancy just a small function, maybe a Dj, small buffet,  maybe medals and a trophy each to celebrate Christmas etc



This was for my u7s team, I have 6 players with subs of £2 per week total of £48-£60 per month income from subs.

Anyway, I sent a text saying the party would cost approximately £250 which equates to about £40 per child.




I suggested a range of quick ways to raise funds on the text, bonus ball, raffle, or sell tickets for the party to the friends and families.


I received NO response at all, Sunday’s game came and after the game I spoke to everyone to see what there thoughts were. Clearly 2 of the parents had discussed this all week and said the most insulting words possible to me with an air of suspicion


“Where’s all the money gone?”


Had I been in a different setting my reaction may have been different, I informed these parents that there £2 per week believe it or not wasn’t enough to cover strips/league fees/training fees/medals/trophies/ref fees etc.


I am SOOOO angry that I was made to feel that I had done something with the money, the truth is it actually costs me money!!!!


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Diary entry 21/11/15″Very proud coach”

Coaches diary – Today i enjoyed the greatest experience of my coaching journey to date!!Having chosen the team to start todays game while enjoying my morning coffee i knew the lad I’d chosen to play up front would not be happy about starting in that position (he has confidence issues and is not a big fan of running with the ball), and i was right he was not impressed!! 

I pulled him to one side before the game and had a one to one chat with him, basically telling him i knew he was capable of going out there getting the ball under control and scoring, and that he needed to believe in himself!! 
End result – two goals, MoM and one very happy young lad (and coach).