Hatch Warren Phoenix
Hatch Warren Phoenix FC had plenty to celebrate at their recent end of season presentation, highlights included the amazing success for the girls game. As one of Hampshire FA’s Wildcats pilot clubs the Phoenix have always promoted the girls game and the project bore fruit with the Phoenix Volcanoes being formed under the guidance of Malcolm Leake. The team have just completed their 1st full season playing a positive style of football engaging a free flowing passing ethic. The growth continues as a 2nd girls only side, the Fireflies, began their inaugural season in September with some very excited player looking forward to the season ahead. The success has been shared with the recent news that another young starlet has been selected for academy football, the clubs 3rd female in less than 10 years. Alannah Chan moves from the Phoenix U9’s to Southampton academy having successfully competed the Premiership clubs tough selection process.
At the other end of the age groups the Flames finished their inaugural season in the very challenging RWBYL. Against some excellent and unknown competition the boys finished 2nd in the league having lost to only one team. It was double disappointment though as Reading City also took the plaudits in the league cup beating the Phoenix in the final by the narrowest of margins. “Reading City are an amazing team who like us aspire to play exciting football balancing the passing game with individuality. Whilst disappointing for the boys it really could have gone either way and accepting coming 2nd to another good team is part of life’s lessons the game can teach.” – manager Daren Bavister. The team finished their summer season on a high though winning a very tough tournament in Petersfield and whilst it was a collective effort, shot stopper Charlie Prall shone as he kept the nerves at bay having to take part in no less than 3 penalty shoot outs.
The club have seen amazing growth throughout with over 250 players now registered from 5 to 14 and are very proud to receive the accolade as an FA Tots Centre certified club. Children in school year R & 1 are encouraged to learn team skills, individuality, decision making and so much more in a fun environment every Saturday. The Hatch Warren Phoenix “Intro to Soccer School” starts its 8th season this coming September with plenty of smiles guaranteed.
In addition to all that is happening at the FA Charter Standard club the Phoenix recently announced a brand new initiative with their partner club Chelsea FC grassroots (the premier leagues grassroots representatives) the exciting Pan-Disability football session.
Off the pitch the club recently hosted a level 1 training course in conjunction with Hampshire FA. “Having qualified coaches who teach correctly is paramount” Malcolm Leake – Club Secretary “the learning environment for children is so important and with 9 of our coaches qualifying shows the volunteers further commitment to the children’s engagement and development”
The club always looks to support development for all ages School year R&1 through to vacancies at U13 for children in school year 8 (September 2019) please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.