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Kent St Win – Kent St League I

Grimsby Futsal League
Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Second Avenue
Monday Premier League
Great start continues…………….  
Gunners top after 2 matches.  College 2001 kept them down to 2 goals but unusually recorded a blank on the offence.      2-0

Grimsby Catalina performed without new signing PG and still recorded a sound win.  Can they keep it up?  Eagles lost a key player through a last man foul, adding to the squad pressure.      7-3

Two weeks on the trot magpies have recorded 4-4 draws.  This time a reshaped squad brilliantly led by Craig Ashworth had to claw back from -3 with 10 minutes on the clock.      4-4

Second Avenue
Tuesday Division II
Second Avenue

Harvest FC in a different class destroys Grimsby Baptist Church.  One team expected to take Harvest close was Baptist.  Best it happened to Baptist as they will regroup and challenge again.       16-1

Referee Kirk Russell had two games of the night to savoir.  Magpies II 1 Piemonte 1, 2-2, 3-3.  What football is all about?

Not to be outdone CFKA and ACD served up another treat.  1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 3-3, 3-4.  Credit to ACD who are clinging onto top placed Harvest FC.  One Harvest slip and massive goal difference or not ACD would be top!

Wednesday Division III

FC Coventry still recovering from Christmas, Young’s extend lead at top.    9-1

Daz Clarke v Expressions two unpredictable teams.  Daz Clark perform to their capabilities this week.   13-3

PB Kent beat Heta FC comfortably but, Heta claim points as PB used to unsigned players due to illness and injury.

Kent Street League

Kent St Resource Centre win first ever Kent St Futsal League. [smile][grin][lol][tongue][cool]

League I went down to the wire.  In the last game of 18 for both teams Freeman St. ran out comfortable winners over the Football Wizards.  Freeman St won 16 and Wizards 15 matches for the season.       10-3

League II newcomers Kyle’s All Stars secured their first points deny fellow newcomers FC Snoop.  4-0

Experience came in useful for FC Nelson as third newcomers Littlefields gained valuable experience.      6-4

Humbertherm are recording the results they have always threatened, Evergalze being the fall guys.       12-0

Friendly Matches

Futsal is a very fast, highly competitive game of five aside.  Futsal is the only game of five aside recognized by FIFA.  ( search futsal for rules).  A visit to the web site will illustrate the vastness of the game in Europe.  For UK news visit  To play locally at any level contact Kevin Bryant 07980 286663 or visit

Enter Now!!!  York Futsal Open 24th Feb

It is with great pleasure that I can announce the 2007 York Futsal Open.
This will be taking place on Saturday the 24th of February, this will be a
12 team tournament, lasting from 10am – 6pm. There will be an entry fee of
£30, this is strictly to cover our costs of hiring out the facilities and
to pay for match officials. A squad of 12 is permitted, 10 outfielders and
2 goalkeepers. Please let me know immediately if you plan to enter. If your
require any instant information you can contact me at any time on,

Kind Regards,
David Godfrey
Tournament Director.
Grimsby teams going to date

Job Vacancy

Assistant Partnership Development Manager
Salary      Pay Point 31 £24,708
Reference      JGP OP 0771
Location      Wintringham School, Weelsby Avenue, Grimsby
Hours      37 hours per week. Fixed term until 31/08/2008
Closing Date      25 January 2007
We are seeking to appoint a committed Physical Education and Sport enthusiast to assist in the co-ordination and development of our existing and well established School Sport Partnership.

This is a unique and exciting career opportunity for a dedicated and motivated professional. The post holder will play a key role in supporting schools to meet the Government’s public service agreement target of ensuring young people spend at least 2 hours per week on high quality PE and sport. The role is also instrumental in enabling and encouraging schools to use PE and sport as a vehicle for raising standards and achievement across the whole school.
The successful candidate will be a vital part of the team and will be expected to assist and support the Partnership Development Manager and the 13 School Sport Co-ordinators in the implementation of the Partnership Development Plan.
Applications are sought from professionals with a real commitment to developing curricular, out of schools hours and community based learning and sporting opportunities for young people.

Knowledge of school and community sport is essential along with the ability to communicate with a variety of partners. You will need to possess skills in strategic planning, partnership working and the ability to influence and co-ordinate sustainable local delivery.
Please note this position is subject to job evaluation.
Interviews will be held week commencing 12th February 2007

To find out more about this exciting role, you are invited to contact the Partnership Development Manager, Nick Hanson on 01472 872068 or email

For an application form please contact J Atkin  (Heads PA) on Tel:01472 871811 or Email Quoting Job Reference OP 0771

Great links showing Brazilian kids futsal training

Great illustration of how kids learn in Brazil.

No cones, no parents on pitch, no bouncy size 5 adult ball.   ][frown]
The kids are always involved – moving playing. [smile]

Would be nice for the UK to have  a few facilities like the one shown.  We are after all supposed to be one of the worlds great economies. [confused]

Clips are 20-30 mins long

Magpies held by College 2001

Grimsby Futsal League
Monday Jan’8th

Second Avenue
Monday Premier League
Cracking start to a new league.  
Gunners Watch comfortably beat Young’s Seafood’s. Young’s were below full strength and this hampered their ability to compete.  Gunners Bobby Lewsham had a major influence on the game.   7-2

Eagles made Fulstow Rovers fight every inch of the way for their last gasp victory, an Eagles goalkeeping blunder after an otherwise brilliant performance. Eagles had previously finished 3rd in the Kent St. League   6-5

Paul Goodhand made his first appearance for Grimsby Catalonia and was the difference in another game that went down to the wire.  All Blacks will not lose many games.   6-5

Magpies keeper ‘Dale’ pulled off a stunning last kick save to maintain Magpies 30+ games without defeat record.  Who holds the record?  Opponents College 2001.  The game was the last game of the FA Futsal Cup Qualifying League from which Magpies qualified with an otherwise 100% record.   4-4

Second Avenue
Tuesday Division II
Piemonte did what others have failed to do, slow down the Harvest goal flow.    1-4

ACD got out of the traps fast, led 5-0, and then went their shells allowing Magpies II to recover to 5-3.

Thorpe Park v CFKA game of night. 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, and then CFKA nick a late goal.   4-3

Second Avenue
Wednesday Division III
Second Ave move second top, at the same time stopping FC Coventry’s 6 with out loss.   6-2

Hemswell keep pressure on leaders with crucial win over Expressions.   10-4

Heta continue to struggle at the base, 4 goals against Daz Clark is a positive sign.   9-4

Young’s Seafood’s picked up default points after LOB failed to show.  They have been replaced in the league by Willows FC.

Kent Street League
Newcomers Kyle’s’ All Stars keep the score tight against the vastly more experienced Nelson FC; the eventual winners.   7-4

Second newcomers AFC Snoop got even closer to StreetSoccer Milan, but not close enough.    4-3

Third newcomers Littlefield’s FC did win experienced Humbertherm being the fall guys.   10-7

Friendly Matches
StreetSoccer 7 Football Wizards 11.

Futsal is a very fast, highly competitive game of five aside.  Futsal is the only game of five aside recognized by FIFA.  ( search futsal for rules).  A visit to the web site will illustrate the vastness of the game in Europe.  For UK news visit  To play locally at any level contact Kevin Bryant 07980 286663 or visit

Paul Goodhand leaves Nicol Magpies!!!

It is intended as a one league season loan.  If he can lead Grimsby Catalonia to the title he will be the first player to win titles with 3 teams.  To date Paul has accomplished the feat with GCLS & Magpies.

Kevin Bryant has accepted the task of managing Magpies in an attempt to improve on the solid results they have already recorded at the FA National Finals.

Grimsby All Blacks & Eagles have joined the Monday Premier league, not a place for the feint hearted footballer.  

Who will win League X.  Magpies are favourites, after that it’s anyone from 7 for second place.  With Harvest arriving at end of Tuesday league the Premier fixtures have a real glow about them.