4 September 2011

Big Dreams - Isle of Grain Youth FC

Isle of Grain Youth FC (pictured below on their float at the recent Grain Carnival) has gone from strength to strength since their creation in November last year. Starting out with just a handful of local kids, they now have more than 50 - coming from across the Hoo Peninsula to take part. A real local success story that is getting more exciting every month.

They entered the Real 60 Summer Football Tournament, held at Borstal last weekend. Their teams drew in two of their four games, sadly losing the other two. But one of the games was a thrilling 3-2 defeat to league champions, Chatham Riverside - so a really creditable set of results for such a new club and a fantastic effort from all the kids and coaches.

Isle of Grain Youth FC is part of the Sheppey Youth Sunday League, where they have teams for the U8s, U9s and U12s.

The Club’s Chairman Paul Peachey, told me this week: “I created the football school to give the Isle of Grain’s youngsters something positive to do. I am totally chuffed at what everyone has achieved to get us this far, both the kids and the adult volunteers. Of course, we now have a new objective - to achieve lots of wins within our league and, who knows, maybe even bring home a trophy or two - it’s time to put the Isle of Grain on the football map!”

The Youth Soccer School is still looking to welcome new members, aged 3 years to 16. Activities take place at Seaview Meadow (Lang’s Field) every Saturday from 10.30am till 12.30pm - pop along and get involved!

And the Club is also keen to hear from anyone wanting to get involved in their Sunday league team activities - this though is for those entering school years 7, 5, 4 and 3.

If you’d like to get involved, or know someone that would, contact Paul Peachey on 07818 558036.