Tournaments

 

National U10 Tournament 2017 10-Aug-17
 

The National Little League Under 10s 6-A-Side Challenge Cup Tournament was first held in 2007 and Kingston Little League (KLL) hold an impressive record for this tournament; winning in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2014 as well as reaching the final in 2009, 2010 and 2016. The tournament was once again held at Goals Soccer Centre in Sutton. KLL have now entered two sides into this competition for seven straight years which just goes to show how many talented players we have playing in Sevens..

 

Kingston Little League I's squad consisted of; Ted Arden, Khaio Pichler, Maurice Freckleton, Joseph Scott, Jack Crane, Josh Tuck, Harry Spence and Ben Treacy. Kingston Little League II's team comprised of; Max Evans, Max Case, Jodie Andrews, Marcus Apaw-Smith, Thomas Hixson, Thomas Foden, Matthew Marques and Alfie Perrin. Both teams were managed by Chris Galvin and Daniel Galvin.

 

Kingston I started the day against Carshalton I who they beat 2-1 with goals coming from Joseph and Harry. In their next game they beat Raynes Park I 2-0, Joseph and Ben scoring the goals in that game. Joseph scored again in Kingston I's final group game against New Addington ensuring Kingston I finished 1st in their group.

 

Kingston II began the group stage part of the tournament against Sutton II. After going 1-0 down in the first half Thomas Hixson came off the bench to score a brace giving the team a 2-1 win. Their final group game was against Raynes Park II where they had to come from behind again to draw 2-2, Thomas H and Matthew scoring the goals. Kingston II finished 2nd missing out on 1st place by goal difference.

 

Both teams progressed to the Main Quarter Final where they had to play against each other. Kingston I beat Kingston II 5-0 with the goals being scored by Joseph (2), Ben, Josh and Harry. Kingston II looked to be running out of steam and had to play immediately against Morden I in a Plate Preliminary game where they lost 5-1 with Marcus scoring their only goal. That defeat meant the end of the day for Kingston II but some stayed behind to cheer on their friends in Kingston I who were now in the Main Semi Final

 

Kingston I continued their tournament against New Malden in the Semi Final. New Malden were tough to break down at first but once the first goal went in more followed with Kingston winning the match 4-0. Joseph and Josh scored one each and Harry came on in the second half to score two goals. Kingston I had progressed into another final, their eighth in eleven years. Kingston I were playing Carshalton I in the final game, the same team they played in their first game of the tournament. Kingston I were slow to start and were punished by a Carshalton side that were very up for the final and were looking at winning their first Challenge Cup. Kingston I went 2-0 down early on and it could have been three had it not been for some good saves from Ted Arden. Joseph pulled one back before half time to make it 2-1. Harry and Jack came off the bench in the second half and added some much needed energy to the team putting Carshalton on the back foot. Despite the strong display by Kingston the defence and keeper still had to be vigilant against the counter. Harry grabbed an equaliser giving the team a new found confidence and then he found the back of the net again which proved to be the winner. Kingston I won the game 3-2 and with that the Challenge Cup which marked Kingston Little League's 5th tournament win.

 

A big thank you though to all the players, who played exceptionally well and behaved exemplary, as well as the parents who supported both teams throughout. Another thank you to Chris Galvin and Daniel Galvin, also to Kevin Galvin who prepared and ran the entire tournament once again.

 

Dutch Visit 2017 10-Aug-17
 

The next day we took part in a 8 team 11-a-side tournament with Westlandia and Kingston participating along with six other Dutch teams. Teams were split into groups of four and play each other once. Kingston began their first game strongly with a solid display of defending. Unfortunately we couldn't test the oppositions goalie and a late long shot, which our keeper could do nothing about, consigned our team to a 1-0 defeat. Kingston lost their next game as well against a more physical side but performed well in their final group game drawing 0-0 and they could have easily come away with a win on another day. A penalty shootout was needed to determine who finished in 3rd between Kingston and the team they just played. Both teams took some great penalties but Kingston came out of the shootout finishing 4th in the group. Kingston's next game was to get into the 5th/6th place playoff game but despite a good performance we lost. Our final game of the tournament was the 7th/8th place playoff which Kingston lost as well in a penalty shootout.

 

Thank you to Joe Sallis-Chandler and Daniel Galvin for helping to referee some of the matches in the tournament and for being 100% sure on their decisions.

 

National U13-U12 Tournament 2017 10-Aug-17
 

For the first time KLL hosted a group stage in the National U13/U12 Tournament. The team was managed by Steve Flynn, George Ozolins and Tom Harrison. We were unfortunate to have to play three of the stronger leagues; Morden (the eventual winners), Carshalton and Clapham LLs. Once again we were unable to progress beyond the group stage but all three games were very close and losing 2-1 against a strong Morden LL meant we were going to struggle to qualify as the best place runners-up in the three groups that were being played. We finished second in the group, with 3 points, on goal difference.

 

Thank you to our referees as well as the referees from the other leagues who helped to officiate the games. Also a thank you to the managers of our team as well as the players and parents.

 

National U10 Tournament 2016 31-Aug-16

 

The National Little League Under 10s 6-A-Side Challenge Cup Tournament was first held in 2007 and Kingston Little League (KLL) hold an impressive record for this tournament; winning in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2014 as well as reaching the final in 2009 and 2010. The tournament was once again held at Goals Soccer Centre in Sutton. KLL have now entered two sides into this competition for six straight years.

 

Chris Galvin, Daniel Galvin and Joe Sallis-Chandler managed Kingston I and Matt Galvin and Basil Alani managed Kingston II.

 

Kingston Little League I's squad consisted of; Max Cardosi, Leon Maxey, Christian Tayo Awe, Henry Jensen, Freddie Dickinson, Thomas Flint, Ben Treacy and Henry Pidduck.

 

Kingston Little League II's team included; Jack Barton, Felix Turner, Harry Pritchard, Monty Robb, George Baldwin, Florian von Haefen, William Burns and Harry Spence.

 

Kingston I performed well in the group stage of the competition picking up wins against New Addington LL (3-0) and Raynes Park LL I (2-0). Unfortunately in their final group game against Carshalton LL I the team lost 1-3. Kingston I still finished 2nd in the group with 6 points and a goal difference of 3.

 

Kingston II unfortunately weren't able to pick up a win in their group losing 0-4 to Sutton LL II, 0-3 to Raynes Park LL II, 0-2 to Carshalton LL II and 1-3 to Morden LL II. Despite finishing 5th the team still progressed through into the Preliminary round for the Plate.

 

Kingston I were drawn against Morden LL I in the Quarter Final which had to be decided by penalties after the match finished 1-1. Kingston won the shootout 2-0 and went through to the Semi Finals. Kingston I squared off against West Sutton LL with Kingston coming out on top winning 3-1. Kingston I had made it to the finals where they would play Raynes Park LL II.

 

Kingston II had New Addington LL in the Prelims and managed a 2-0 win. The team made it to the Plate Quarter Final against Sutton LL II where unfortunately they lost 2-0.

 

Kingston I played a tense final for the Challenge Cup against Raynes Park LL II. Kingston I took the lead in a combative match but unfortunately they couldn't hold the lead and Raynes Park overturned the deficit to scoring a late winner.

 

Unfortunately Kingston were not able to win the Cup after playing so well during the day. Hopefully we will be back in the Challenge Cup final next year. A big thank you though to all the players, who played exceptionally well, and parents who supported both teams throughout. Another thank you to Chris Galvin, Daniel Galvin, Joe Sallis-Chandler, Matt Galvin and Basil Alani for looking after both sides, also to Kevin Galvin who prepared and ran the entire tournament.

 

National U13-U12 Tournament 2016

31-Aug-16

 

KLL supported the National Little League U13/U12 tournament again and attempted to defend their title which was won the previous season. Kingston were drawn into a group with Selsdon LL and . Unfortunately they were not able to progress past the group stage this season.

 

Dutch Visit 2016

03-Apr-16

 

KLL once again had to organise a tournament for our Dutch counterparts from RKVV Westlandia on Easter Sunday (27th March). The tournament took place at the YMCA Hawker Centre with the following teams taking part: KLL Select (managed by Gary Cheema and Daniel Galvin), RKVV Westlandia (managed by Peter Hoogerwerf and Jan Valstar), KLL Nationals (managed by George Ozolins) and Kew/KLL Combined (managed by Ab Hamid). The format of the tournament was a round robin where each team would play each other twice in a 20 minute game with roll on roll off subs.

 

The first matches finished 0-0 between KLL Select and RKVV Westlandia and 1-0 to KLL Nationals over Kew/KLL Combined. The next matches finished 4-0 to Westlandia over KLL Nationals and 2-0 to KLL Select over Kew/KLL Combined. The rain came down causing a delay and causing one of the pitches to be unplayable. The tournament resumed after the rain eased off with RKVV Westlandia winning 4-1 over Kew/KLL Combined. KLL Select then beat KLL Nationals 2-0. Everyone was given a half an hour break for lunch and during the break efforts were made to make the other pitch playable. Thank you to Paul Queenan who managed to sweep all the puddles off the pitch so both pitches would be available in the second round of fixtures.

 

After the break KLL Select beat RKVV Westlandia 2-0 with KLL Nationals and Kew/KLL Combined drew 2-2. KLL Select won 4-0 in their next game against Kew/KLL Combined whilst KLL Nationals lost 1-0 to RKVV Westlandia. In the final matches of the day Westlandia won 7-0 over Kew/KLL Combined and KLL Select beat KLL Nationals 4-1, it did rain during the matches but fortunately this only caused a brief delay. The tournament finished with KLL Select in 1st place with 16 points, RKVV Westlandia in 2nd with 13 points, KLL Nationals finished 3rd on 5 points and Kew/KLL Combined came 4th with 2 points.

 

We would like to extend our thanks to all the players and parents who supported the tournament and to those who managed the teams for the day. We would also like to thank our two referees; Eddie Queenan and James Frolich. And finally a thank you to Chris Galvin who organised the tournament.

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National U10 Tournament 2015

11-Aug-15

 

The National Little League Under 10s 6-A-Side Challenge Cup Tournament was first held in 2007 and Kingston Little League (KLL) hold an impressive record for this tournament; winning in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2014 as well as reaching the final in 2009 and 2010. The tournament was once again held at Goals Soccer Centre in Sutton. This was the fifth consecutive year that Kingston Little League have entered two teams into the event which is due to the high standard of players in the 7-a-Side League.

 

Chris Galvin, Daniel Galvin and Joe Sallis-Chandler managed both sides for the day.

 

Kingston Little League I's squad consisted of; Jackson Peiker, Charlie Morris, Mauro Miller, Josh Delaney, Luis Schmahl, Vinny Couchman, Joe Treacy and Ben Pearce.

 

Kingston Little League II's team included; Sam Nesbitt, Andrew Craigie, Conrad Knight, Sammy James, Paddy Holland, Henry Jensen, Aiden Painting and Antoine Bauer.

 

Kingston I started the day well with a 3-0 win over Wallington I, goals coming from Charlie and Ben (2). They went on to win the next group game 2-0 against Carshalton I with Luis scoring both. The last game ended in a 0-0 draw against Raynes Park I. This left both teams exactly level in the group with a penalty shootout being needed to determine the winner of the group. Kingston I remained calm and won the shootout finishing 1st in their group with 7 points and a goal difference of 5.

 

Kingston II also began the day well with a 3-0 win over Colliers Wood II with Sammy, Paddy and Henry getting on the score sheet. The next game against Carshalton II ended in a 1-1, Henry scoring the only goal for Kingston II. Clapham were the team's next opponents and were brushed aside, Kingston II won the game 3-0 with Paddy and Antoine (2) scoring. The final group game ended in another 1-1 with West Sutton II, Antoine scoring again. Kingston II finished 2nd with 10 points and a goal difference of 6.

 

Kingston I were drawn against Colliers Wood II in the 1st Round. Thanks to a hat-trick from Charlie and one from Ben the game was won 4-0 by Kingston I. The quarter finals saw Kingston I square off against Wallington II with Kingston coming out on top winning 2-0, Charlie and Luis the goal scorers. Unfortunately Kingston I were knocked out by Sutton I in the semi finals 0-1, the only loss and goal conceded all day.

 

Kingston II had Morden I in the 1st round and fell to a 0-1 defeat. The team were sent into the Plate where they won their quarter final against West Sutton II 1-0 with Antoine scoring the goal. Kingston II played Carshalton I in the next round and lost 0-1 sending them out of the competition.

 

Unfortunately Kingston were not able to defend their title from last year's tournament and it was a shame that both teams were unable to make it to their respected finals. Hopefully we will have the chance to reclaim the Challenge Cup next year. A big thank you though to all the players, who played exceptionally well, and parents who supported both teams throughout. Another thank you to Chris Galvin, Daniel Galvin and Joe Sallis-Chandler for looking after both sides, also to Kevin Galvin who prepared and ran the entire tournament.

 

National U13-U12 Tournament 2015

11-Aug-15

 

KLL had entered a team to participate in the National LL U13-U12 Tournament, they were drawn into a group with Morden LL (Hosts) and New Malden LL. Historically these sides have been very strong and Kingston would have to play very well to get through. Kingston started their day against Morden and managed to pull off an emphatic victory over them winning 9-2. This put Kingston in an excellent position to go through to the Semi Finals as New Malden had lost 0-3 to Morden in the first game. The team won the game against New Malden 2-0 and with that the group as well.

 

Despite Morden being knocked out they still kindly offered to host the Semis and Finals. Kingston were drawn against Raynes Park LL, again another tough opponent. The game went to extra time with Kingston winning a spot in the Final as they beat Raynes Park 3-2. Carshalton LL won their Semi Final against Wallington LL 4-0 and Kingston had to play the defending champions. The match was looking like a close one until the 2nd half where Kingston managed to score five goals in rapid succession giving the team a 5-0 victory. Kingston won the whole tournament and this was the first time since they won in the 2007-08 season.

 

A big thank you to all the players and parents, also to George Ozolins, Steve Flynn, Paul Queenan and Gary Cheema for managing and coaching the team.

 

Dutch Visit 2015

8-Apr-15

 

KLL took part in a 4 team 11-a-side tournament with Westlandia and Kingston participating along with two other Dutch teams. It was a round robin tournament with everyone playing each other, each game would consist of a 15 minute each way game and then a penalty shootout. The squad played against Westlandia first giving them a chance to even the up the score, the penalty shootout was first with Westlandia winning 3-4. Afterwards we played them in the match and after a hat-trick from Zain we won the game 3-1 (we have never beaten them in Holland since the exchange began). The next game could have been closer but there were some tired legs out there and we lost 0-5 to a team that had some players from Feyenoord academy. However we were successful in the penalty shootout beating them 4-2 with Joss making a fantastic save despite the opposing player's attempt to deceive him. In the final game we came up against a strong physical team and were unable to topple them and we ended up losing to them 0-5 as well. We were not as successful in the shootout as we were in the previous match after a 3-4 loss and finished the tournament in 4th place.

 

National U13-U12 Tournament 2014

8-Apr-15

 

Kingston Little League took part in the National LL tournament and had been drawn into a group that consisted of three teams including us; Carshalton LL (Hosts) and Selsdon LL. Kingston started the tournament with the first game against Carshalton which ended in a defeat. The team had a break with Carshalton and Selsdon playing against each other but unfortunately as Carshalton won that meant Kingston were eliminated before being able to play their final game against Selsdon. Despite the knowledge of their exit Kingston performed to their best to beat Selsdon comfortably.

 

It was disappointing not to have made it past the group stages but we went out to the eventual winners with Carshalton beating Morden LL in the final.

 

Dutch Visit 2014

8-Apr-15

 

KLL organised a 6 team tournament at the Hawker Centre through Chris Galvin. The following teams played in the tournament; Shelton Athletic, Banstead Athletic Youth, Ewell Saxons, Kew Association, Kingston Little League and Westlandia. Kingston started the day against Ewell Saxons and narrowly lost but could have secured a result. We then played against Westlandia, followed by Banstead, then Kew and finally finishing the day against Shelton. Unfortunately the team were unable to get any wins under their belt but they worked hard and played well for a team that had never previously played together and were a mixture of ages and as mentioned earlier could have beaten an already established Sunday league club. Westlandia went on to win the Main Cup against Shelton with Kew beating Banstead to claim the Plate.

 

National U10 Tournament 2014

19-Sep-14

 

Congratulations to our U10s who participated in the NLL U10s Tournament on Saturday, 31st May 2014 at Goals in Sutton. KLL entered two teams, both of whom met in the 1st Round after the Group stage. Kingston I defeated Kingston II 3-0 and went into the Quarter-Finals of the Challenge Cup and Kingston II went into the Quarter-Finals of the Plate competition. Unfortunately Kingston II lost their semi-final game against New Addington after beating West Sutton II in the preceding game. Kingston I having defeated Carshalton I in their Quarter-Final, then had a very convincing win over West Sutton I in the Semi-Final before meeting Morden I in a thrilling final which they won 2-1. So once again KLL had won the Challenge Cup having last held it in 2011. KLL won before in 2007 (inaugural competition) and 2008 and played in the 2009 and 2010 Finals.

 

 

Kingston I

 

 

Kingston II

 

National U10 Tournament 2013

26-July-13

 

This was the Seventh National U10's Tournament and was once again held at Sutton Goals Soccer Centre, it was also the Sixth time KLL have organised this tournament. Last year KLL could not continue their form of reaching the Main competition final as they had in the first five years. KLL entered two teams again and hoped they could make it back into the final to regain the trophy last won in 2011.

 

Kingston I was managed by Tom Harrison and their group consisted of Carshalton I, Raynes Park I and Wallington I. Kingston's first game was against Wallington in which they won 2-0 kicking their campaign off to a great start. Kingston then played Carshalton and then Raynes Park where they won both games 1-0. Kingston topped their group and went through to the first round where they met New Addington I who they dispatched with ease with a 3-0 victory. Kingston went on to win their quarter-final 1-0 against West Sutton. The boys had gone through five games and were yet to concede a single goal. Unfortunately this ended in the semi-final against Morden I where Kingston lost 0-1. The team narrowly missed out on making the final but they did loose to the overall winners of the competition.

 

Joe Sallis-Chandler managed Kingston II and were pitted in a group with the following teams; Clapham, Carshalton II, New Addington II and Mitcham. Their first game were against Mitcham who did not arrive so Kingston were awarded a 2-0 win. Their second game was against Carshalton and they earned a 2-2 draw. Unfortunately the team lost their next two games 0-3 and 1-2 against Clapham and New Addington. Kingston met Morden I in the first round and were sent into the Plate after a 0-3 loss. They played Wimbledon in the Plate quarter-final and saw their day come to an end when they lost 0-1.

 

Both teams played in the correct the spirit of the game and Kingston Little League would like to thank Tom and Joe for managing, and the players and parents for participating and supporting the two teams.

 

Dutch Visit 2013

25-April-13

 

KLL took part in the tournament on Saturday and started of the day well with a win in their first game (2-0 with Art Geraghty and Oisin Waddington scoring the goals). KLL went on to win the next game 2-0 (Tom Adams and Marcus Hoban being the scorers) and then came the third game which proved to be very physical game It ended 1-0 in Kingston's favour after Art G scored a long range free kick. The squad went straight in to the final where they won the game 1-0 against Dutch team who had won their last game 8-0. Tom Adam's heading home the only goal. This is the first time that the boys have successfully won a Dutch tournament since the exchange had taken place.

 

National U13-12 Tournament 2013

25-April-13

 

Kingston Little League once again participated in the National U13-12 Cup Competition and after reaching the later stages of the competition for the last two years they were hoping to advance past the group stages again. Unfortunately for KLL they were handed a tough group with Wimbledon, the day's hosts, New Malden and Mitcham. Kingston started the tournament with a physical Mitcham side, the boys rose up to the challenge and defeated their opponents 2-0. The next game was against New Malden who proved to be difficult, beating us 3-1. Kingston went into their final game against Wimbledon needing to win by four goals to reach the Semi-Finals. However Wimbledon took an early lead, making Kingston's task even more difficult. The squad went on to lose the game 3-0 seeing them finish 2nd in their group and out of the competition.

 

Chris Galvin managed the side with assistance from Daniel Galvin.

 

Dutch Visit 2012

25-April-13

 

On Sunday the Dutch took part in a four team tournament, even though they lost their first game they went on to win the tournament. The Final ended in a draw and had to be decided by a penalty shoot-out. KLL entered three teams to play against the Dutch with one team being managed by Chris Galvin, another by John Charalambous and the final team by Matthew Galvin.

 

National U13-12 Tournament 2012

25-April-13

 

KLL once again took part in the National U13-12 Competition and after reaching the Semi-Finals last year were eager to get through to the Final. They played in a group of four and the other three teams were as follows: Wimbledon, Addiscombe and Clapham, Wimbledon volunteered to host the Group Stage. Kingston kicked off the tournament against Addiscombe and strode to a 6-0 win, a great way to start off the day. Wimbledon were the next game and the squad were able to see off the hosts with a convincing 4-1 victory. The 3rd and final game of the group stage ended in Kingston netting 4 goals past Clapham to see them win 4-0. Kingston finished top of their group and were in the Semi-Finals.

 

The Semi-Finals and Final were played a week later with Kingston being joined by Selsdon & Greenvale, Raynes Park and Morden. Selsdon kindly offered to host for the day. Kingston were to play Raynes Park in their Semi-Final, which they won 2-0 with the players working extremely hard. Morden had won their Semi-Final against Selsdon & Greenvale and were therefore KLL's opponents in the Final. KLL had had a hard semi-final game and it was clear that they exhausted by those efforts and never really got into their stride against a physically Morden team and went down 4-1. They had opportunities in the second half to get back into the game but failed to convert chances

 

The team was managed by Chris Galvin and George Ozolins.

 

National U10 Tournament 2012

25-April-13

 

The tournament was held at Goals Soccer Centre in Sutton once again. Since 2007 KLL have won the tournament three times in 2007, 2008 and 2011 and reached the final on two other occasions in 2009 and 2010. Last year's tournament saw Kingston take two teams with Kingston I winning the tournament and Kingston II going out in the Semi-Finals. This year KLL brought two teams again and after a 5th successive final, the pressure was on for the two teams year to continue this fantastic achievement.

 

Kingston I was managed by Andy Findlater, the team was drawn into a group which consisted of Carshalton I, Raynes Park I and New Malden. The team started their day with a convincing 4-0 win over New Malden, their next opponents Carshalton I grabbed a 2-2 draw and their last game against Raynes Park I ended in a 4-1 win to Kingston I. The squad finished top of their group and were pitted against West Sutton in the 1st Round. West Sutton were dispatched off with ease after a 6-0 win to KLL. Kingston I drew Morden II in the Quarter-Finals where sadly for the team they lost 1-0 sending them out of the competition.

 

Kingston II was managed by Thomas Harrison and their group consisted of; Clapham, Carshalton II, Greenvale and New Addington II. Kingston II's campaign started off on the wrong foot with a 1-0 loss to Greenvale. They came out of the next game with a 2-0 win against Carshalton II only to have another setback with a 1-0 defeat to Clapham. The squad however ended the group with a thumping 6-0 win over New Addington II seeing them into the 1st Round. Kingston II faced off against Wimbledon where the game ended with a 1-1 draw, the game was to be decided on penalties and Kingston II prevailed winning by 3 penalties to 1. The team from KLL drew Morden I in their Quarter-Final and like Kingston I, were sent home after a 2-0 defeat.

 

Unfortunately the teams could not continue the record set by previous years, but they played with a tremendous spirit throughout.

 

Dutch Visit 2011

25-April-13

 

On the Saturday of the weekend KLL took part in a tournament where the boys played 3 games in one group stage and 3 in another. The boys won 2 out of the 3 games in their first group seeing them finish 2nd. The next group stage combined all the teams that finished 2nd in their respected groups, the team won all 3 games seeing them finish 1st of the group and 5th in the overall tournament. They came back with a trophy but unfortunately it was not for an overall first place in the tournament.

 

National U13-12 Tournament 2011

20-September-11

 

Kingston Little League played in the group stage of the 2011 U13/U12 competition in Group 4 which included New Addington and Sutton. Games were played on Saturday 2 April 2011 at New Addington. With only the winners of each of the 4 groups going through into the Semi-Finals it was going to be a challenge. The players selected played extremely well and won their group quite comfortably defeating New Addington 5-0 and Sutton 3-0. In the semi-finals Kingston were drawn against Morden LL and unfortunately were unable to overcome a strong team and we lost 2-1.

 

George Ozolins and Chris Galvin managed the team.

 

National U10 Tournament 2011

20-September-11

 

The National Little League Under 10s 6-A-Side Challenge Cup Tournament was first held in 2007 and Kingston Little League (KLL) hold an impressive record for this tournament; winning in 2007 and 2008 as well as reaching the final in 2009 and 2010. The tournament was once again held at Goals Soccer Centre in Sutton. This was also the first year that Kingston Little League had entered two teams into the event which was due to the high standard of players in the 7-a-Side League.

 

Kingston Little League I was managed by Chris Galvin and the squad consisted of; Scott Griffiths, Thomas Adams, Oisin Waddington, Matthew Cramp, James Colley, Stanley Channell, Olly Chen, Euan Tasker-Mcleod and Dylan Miller-Todd.

 

Kingston Little League II was managed by Daniel Galvin and Tom Harrison and their squad included; Samuel Turner, Jason McCarthy, David Mason, Huw Morris, Owen Coleman, Joseph O’Clery, Jack Cummings, Connor Higgins and Marcus Hoban.

 

KLL I started very slowly losing their first group stage game to a very strong Wimbledon side 3-0, although the side played well and had more scoring opportunities, mistakes and lapses in concentration gifted Wimbledon chances which they took. The team’s second match was against Raynes Park I, and despite KLL dominating the early stages of the game, Raynes Park took the lead with a well struck shot. However the team responded with Oisin grabbing a deserved equaliser to give them a 1-1 draw. The team’s first win finally came in their third match against Selsdon; the team finally hit form and emerged as 3-1 winners, goals coming from Olly, James and Dylan. The team’s fourth match was against Morden where they won 2-1, goal scorers were Oisin and Dylan. The team won their third game in a row with a 2-0 win against Carshalton II with James grabbing a brace. The boys rounded off the group stages with a 3-1 win against Sutton, goals were scored by James, Olly and Stanley; this was an important win as it allowed the team to finish runners up in the group finishing on 14 points and advancing to the knockout stages of the main competition.

 

KLL II started their day with a 2-0 win over Greenvale, with Marcus scoring both goals in the second half. The team played West Sutton next grabbing their second win. The score was 0-0 at half time and then goals from Joe, Owen and Jason gave Kingston II a 3-0 win. Unfortunately the boys couldn’t continue this great form against Raynes Park II and they were held to a 0-0 draw after a number of chances. The team managed to bring in two points with a 1-1 score draw against Carshalton I. Owen scored the opening goal but it wasn’t enough to win the game. KLL II played the holding champions New Addington in their fifth group game and failed to find the net and the score ended 0-0, the third draw in a row for the boys from Kingston. The final group game was against Clapham where the boys lost their first game 1-0 in a close match. KLL II finished second in their group on ten points. They were ahead of Carshalton I on goal difference.

 

KLL I were drawn against Carshalton I in the quarter final, the team ran out 1-0 winners, Stanley scored the goal, but a lot of credit must go to defenders Oisin and Thomas who ensured the score stayed in favour to KLL. The semi-final saw KLL play Clapham who had finished first in Group 1, the boys knew that this would be a hard game but nevertheless produced a great display of football which saw them emerge as 2-1 winners; goals came from Oisin and Olly. The win meant that Kingston Little League would play in the Final five years running.

 

KLL II where through to the quarter finals of the main competition and had drawn Sutton. The team went in at half time 1-0 down and frustration was building. As the second half got underway super sub Marcus came off the bench to score a fantastic hat-trick. All goals were well executed giving Sutton’s keeper no chance. The boys had saved themselves from an early exit. They were pitted against Raynes Park II in the semi-finals and found themselves playing exceedingly well and should have been leading at half time. Kingston II then conceded with a minute to go, and despite being the stronger team, the game ended and KLL II exited the competition missing out on an all Kingston final. The team were very disappointed about losing but they performed admirably throughout the entire day. In true spirit of Little League the boys stayed to support Kingston I in the final.

 

The boys were determined to win the final against Raynes Park II, not just for themselves but for their team mates in Kinston II. Despite their desire to win Kingston I were put under a lot of pressure by the opposition and were punished for not showing their usual sharpness, finding themselves 1-0 down, and went in at half time needing to muster the energy to turn the result around. The substitutions were made and Kingston I started the second half with incredible determination that it wasn’t long before they equalised through Thomas who scored a great long range goal. Kingston continued to dominate and took the lead through James with a well-placed finish. They scored a third when Dylan squared the ball across goal which the opposition defended cleared onto James who placed the ball past the goalkeeper to make it 3-1. The comeback from being 1-0 down at halftime was complete when Euan performed a great piece of skill which was matched a by fine finish to make the final score 4-1 to Kingston. Despite Raynes Park II taking a deserved lead, Kingston produced a first class second half performance which any team would have struggled to deal with. All in all it was a great day for both sides with all players doing Kinston Little League proud. Finally a thank you to all the parents who came and supported both teams throughout the event.

 

National U13-12 Tournament 2010

2-July-10

 

Kingston Little League played in the group stage of the U13/U12 competition in Group 2 which included Wallington, Mitcham and Morden. Games were played at Mitcham on Saturday, 17th April 2010. The first game went well with Kingston winning 3-1. Morden were the next opponents and despite a close game, Kingston lost 2-0. In the final game Kingston needed to win and they came up against a very good Mitcham team who won 3-0.

 

All the boys who played gave their best and we were perhaps unfortunate to be drawn in a group with two other very talented teams. Mitcham went on to the final but lost to Wimbledon LL 2-0.

 

Our thanks go to John Sallis-Chandler, George Ozolins and Chris Galvin who managed the team.

 

National U10 Tournament 2010

11-July-10

 

Kingston Little League participated in the fourth National U10 competition that took place at Goals in Sutton on Saturday, 5th June 2010.  Kingston had won the competition in the first two years and narrowly lost out in 2008-09 season on penalties. This year saw an increase in teams participating and Kingston were drawn in Group 2 with teams from; Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Addiscombe, Morden, Selsdon and Carshalton, which meant all teams played six 10-minute games. Kingston won 5 and drew one game 1-1 which meant they topped Group 2 and had scored 21 goals in the process with only four against. As a result they played in the Quarter Finals of the Main competition not the Plate, where they played Mitcham and defeated them 2-0. Next came the Semi-Finals and this turned out to be an easier game than anticipated with Kingston winning 5-2. So once again Kingston had reached the Final for the fourth year in succession and our opponents were New Addington who had come top of Group 1 so it was perhaps appropriate that these two team met in the Final. New Addington took the lead and then scored a second goal. Kingston replied late on in the game to set up an interesting last few minutes but they could not get the equaliser and ended up as the runners-up after losing 2-1.

 

Once again we congratulate the team who played every game with true Little League spirit.

 

Chris and Matt Galvin managed and trained the team.

 

 

National U10s Team

 

Elm Grove Tournament 2010

11-July-10

 

Kingston Little League entered representative teams from U9 to U14 in the Elm Grove Colts Football Tournament. The U9, U11 and U14 teams all went out in the Group Stages of their respective competitions. All three teams gave creditable performances in particular the U11 team managed by Nick Cuff who were unlucky to go out as they were often the better team but had no luck in two games which they ended up losing. The U9 team played well and should perhaps have got some better results.

 

 

U9 Team

 

 

U11 Team

 

The U14s probably should have won their first two games but in their last two matches they met much stronger opposition.

 

 

U14 Team

 

Kingston Little League had better luck in the U10s and played some terrific football only to go out in the semi-final in a closely fought game but tiredness from a quarter final which went to extra time and penalties meant that with only 5 minutes rest before the semi-final they ran out of steam.

 

 

U10 Team

 

The U12 and U13 teams was another story with both teams winning their competitions with neither team losing a game and the U13 team never conceded a goal.

 

 

U12 Team

 

National U13-12 Tournament 2009

15-May-09

 

Kingston Little League having won through their Group in the National Little League U13-12 tournament had to play Wimbledon LL in the quarter-finals and despite a close game, Kingston finally won 2-1. They then faced Morden LL on Saturday April for a place in the final and this was a great game of football with both sides battling. Kingston took the early lead but in the second half Morden came back and scored twice. In the last minutes of the game Kingston equalised. Extra time followed and in the first half Kingston were the more threatening and early in the second half they took the lead but straight from the kick-off Morden scored and it was a tense few minutes that was played out before the dreaded penalty shootout. After 4 penalties for both teams they had both scored 4 out of 4. Kingston made it 5-4 and then their goalkeeper pulled off a great save from Morden's next kicker and the boys had made it through to the final for the second year running.

 

In the final, which was played a hour later, Kingston faced Clapham LL. Kingston took the lead but a penalty decision in favour of Clapham ensured the scores remained level at half-time at 1 - 1. In the second half it was clear that the exertions of the semi-final were telling and Clapham who had defeated their opponents in the first game of the morning having had almost three hours to recover were much fresher and always seem to be first to the ball. So it came as no surprise that Clapham got their second goal - a goal that turned out to be the winner. Kingston never gave up but could not conjure up another goal to take the game into Extra Time.

 

Despite the defeat the boys had played throughout in the true spirit of Little League and they can all be proud of their performances. Congratulations to Clapham who won the trophy for the first time.

 

 

National U10 Tournament 2009

28-Aug-08

 

KLL U10's finished runners up in the third National U10 competition. Missing out on a penalty shootout against Wimbledon Little League. The boys played fantastic football and demonstrated great sportsmanship. KLL are very proud of the boys who represented the league in the competition. Kingston have won the competition twice and finished runners up once, and eagerly await next years competition.

 

 

Rotary Tournament 2009

1-Aug-09

 

This year all 8 teams who participated in the Summer League played in this tournament.

 

National U13-12 Tournament 2008

 5-May-08

 

Kingston Little League have once again won the National Under 13-12 Cup Competition.

 

 

National U10 Tournament 2008

 20-Jun-08

 

Kingston Little League have once again won the National Under 10 Cup Competition. This was the second year the competition has been held.

 

 

Rotary Tournament 2008

20-Aug-08

 

Kew Association Youth won the second Rotary Club Tournament on Saturday the 19th July defeated the defending champions KLL Now Dark Blues 2-1 in a very exciting final. More information to follow. In the Plate final a team made up of Ambers and new players to Little League defeated a KLL Girls team 1-0 in a very close game.

 

Dutch Tournament Report 2008

03-Jun-08

 

14 boys from Kingston travelled to from Kingston to Holland over the Easter weekend to play a game against FC Westlandia on the Friday evening of their arrival and participate in a tournament. Once again the trip was organised through Peter Hoogerwerf and parents of players who Kingston Little League were playing hosted the boys in their own homes. Those who had played in 2007 re-established old friendships with their Dutch counterparts and others made new friends. Sadly the weather was bad and although the Friday game was played under floodlights it was bitterly cold and wet. The weather unfortunately meant the tournament to be played on the Sunday was cancelled. Luckily our hosts were able to arrange a friendly against another Dutch youth side in its place. The Friday game resulted in a defeat but honours were even after Kingston won the Sunday game.

 

Everyone had a great time, including the adults who accompanied the boys, and looked forward to returning the hospitality shown by hosting the FC Westlandia team at the Gala Day which was to take place on Sunday May 11th, 2008.

 

National Tournaments - Results 2007

18-Jun-07

 

Having successfully qualified in the Group games Kingston Little League's Boy's National U13-12 squad travelled to Birmingham for the Quarter Finals on Saturday 21 April 2007 to play Ladywood. The game ended 0 - 0 and went into Extra Time but neither side could make the breakthrough and the match was decided on penalties which unfortunately was won by Ladywood.

 

In the Girls National Tournament on Saturday 12 May 2007 played at Cheam Recreation Ground despite losing three of our four Group games; Selsdon A (1 - 2), Wimbledon B (0 - 1), West Sutton B (0 - 1) and drawing the last 0 - 0 against Morden B, the girls acquitted themselves extremely well. Jade Bell scored our only goal but in all of the games that we lost it was excellent goalkeeping from our opponents that prevented us getting a draw or a win in each case. Against Selsdon Sophie Fisher-Norton almost got the equaliser but the ball glanced off the crossbar with their goalkeeper well beaten. In addition we lost our goalkeeper, Emily Kent after the first game, after a brave attempt to prevent Selsdon's second goal. Elizabeth Brocklehurst went in goals for the second game and made some great saves but had no chance with Wimbledon's winning goal which was scored early in the first half. in the second half with the wind and slope in our favour we threw everything at our opponents but couldn't score. In our third game it was a similar story, an early goal against was followed by a determined effort by our girls to get a result. In the last game Kirsty Newell went in goals and played well and in the second half was gave an equally impressive performance in midfield as Emily Kent returned in goals for the last half. All the girls played well and it would be wrong to single anyone for more praise than any other. The team was; Nina Arnaouti, Kirsty Newell, Jade Bell, Kieleigh Price, Elizabeth Brocklehurst, Emily Kent, Louise Johannis, Libby Nicholls, Sarah and Eleanor O'Leary, Joanna and Christina Paish, Hannah Watson (who despite illness came on for two halves) and Sophia Fisher-Norton.

 

This was the first time that seven of the team had played in 11-a-side and ten of our 14 player squad were under 11, whilst many of our opponents played the maximum number of U13 players permitted.

 

The girls then played in an Anglo-Dutch Tournament on Saturday 19th May, and had mixed fortunes winning two games and losing two. We were without some of the girls from the previous Saturday but welcomed back Soracha Healy and Poppy Lindsley. Unfortunately we had no substitutes but it made team selection for each game less of a challenge. Kirsty Newell put on the goalkeepers gloves and was excellent in particular in the last game when the opposition were not certain if she was in goals or playing centre forward as our girls tried to get back into the game after conceding two early goals.

 

Our thanks to the Chairman (Mike Arnaouti), Chris Galvin, Donal O'Leary (particularly the bacon rolls), Trevor Paish and Steve Watson for their support in running the team and all those parents who travelled to the tournaments to support their daughters.

 

National Little League held its first U10s Six-A-Side Tournament - This took place on Saturday 18th August at Goals in Sutton. KLL won the inaugural competition defeating New Malden 3-1 in the final. See report.

 

Rotary Tournament 2007

16-Jul-07

 

KLL Now Dark Blues won the first Rotary Club of Surbiton U9 six-a-side tournament on Saturday 14th July at King Edward Recreation Ground, Hook Road, Chessington.

 

Dutch Tournament Report 2007

16-Jul-07

 

14 boys from Kingston travelled to Naaldwijk on 5th April 2007 to take part in the Hekelingen football tournament.

 

Their trip was organised through Peter Hoogerwerf and the Westlandia Football Club. Parents of the club hosted the boys in their own homes. This was obviously a big commitment, which the Dutch took on enthusiastically and with great generosity. Over the weekend the English boys struck up firm friendships with their Dutch counterparts. To see a full report download the PDF file (Note this file is 3Mb)

 

 

 

     
     
     

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