Under 12 Teams - Update
Report by Sue Prior
Page last updated at 1:27PM UTC, Monday, 14 September 2015
We are pleased to announce Jordan Clark & Michael Crinnegan will be joining us as U12 coaches ....their teams will be revealed shortly :)
Our two Under 12 teams have been selected and were announced at training last week
We have named the teams Charlton Reds and Charlton Whites and the squads are listed below.
FA ruling now is that teams at junior level should not be named A & B and that is something we as a club would not do anyway. Our Whites team are a younger and less experienced squad with many of the players being Under 11s.
At this age the girls football is about development and the squads have been selected to allow the team coaches to work with girls of similar ability and development as footballers. This way it will make coaching sessions far more beneficial and enjoyable for all the girls and easier to manage and progress for the coaches.
We apologise for not having coaches in place from the start of the season. Clare sadly is unable to do Saturdays and we did put coaches in place over the summer who have since let us down. However we hope to sort this out by next week having had a few more coaches apply, one who came in Thursday and another who will be in Monday.
After several seasons of 7 v 7 football and discussion with coaching staff the club elected to play 9 v 9 football this season at Under 12 level. The small mini soccer pitches (7 v 7) we felt was restricting players development and 9 v 9 is the obvious stepping stone as the girls progress to 11 v 11 football.
Unfortunately for us both teams have ended up in the same division as the Capital Girls League are only running one 9 v 9 Division. Still it does mean we don't have far to travel for one of the away games!
Both teams will enter the League Cup, and we have no idea how that will run yet, and also the London County Capital Cup, which is played mainly on Sundays, which we believe will be 7 v 7.
All the fixtures are on the website (under MATCH then fixtures and results) but we cannot enter fixtures for two teams in the Under 12 section. Therefore fixtures for Charlton Reds are in Under 12s and for Charlton Whites in Under 11's. Please note the kick-off times are not cast in stone & they will change! All we can say for sure is they will be morning kick-offs.