New Players and Player Registration for 2021 / 2022 Season
Our under 11 team is currently looking for new players. Ideally good players from primary school year 5 or exceptional players from year 4 who are able to play a year up.
The team will enter the Torbay Pioneer League under 11’s league. We will also enter all cup competitions and various summer football competitions in the region.
We will look to extend playing opportunities for the whole squad by playing several friendly matches against teams of an equal standard or above standard each season.
Training takes place every Wednesday 7pm to 8pm at South Devon Sports Centre 3G Pitch, Eight Acre Drive, Paignton, TQ4 7TP.
Occasional Inter Squad Trial Matches – approx. 6 inter squad matches per season to be played at the Devon FA 3G pitch so that we can let all squad players have a full game and try out new players / formations / tactics.
Optional Sunday Junior Park Runs – 2km run at 9am every week for those players keen to gain fitness when we do not have a game – optional.
Feel free to come along to one of our training sessions and see if it is right for you.
U11’s Training Pitch
South Devon Sports, 3G Pitch, Eight Acre Drive, Paignton, TQ4 7TP
Discoveries Devon FC
We are inviting all talented year 5 children to come along to one of our training sessions. A great chance to show off your football talent.
We are looking for strikers / midfield players / defenders and goalkeepers!
A fantastic way to stay fit and healthy whilst improving your talent and skills with our football coaches.
We are a friendly football team with lot of other social activities throughout the year.
We offer weekly training sessions on a Wednesday evening, as well as competitive football matches (starting in September 2021).
We promise a positive coaching environment focused on fun and player development.
Under 11’s Squad
We can offer anyone the opportunity to:
• Train with the squad each week
• Take part in organised inter squad competitive games at extended training sessions during the summer
• Take part in approx. 6 inter squad games played at our home ground at the Newton Abbot FA 3G pitch during the season.
• May be selected for the squad for friendly matches if normal squad players are not available.
• May be selected to play for the team in competitive matches if squad players are not available.
• Will be included in all social events for the year – see details below.
Team Communication and Administration
Monthly Subs for squad players will be £12.50 – £150 per year
Reserve Squad players will be free of charge – see details below
Manager / Coach – Antony Joyner
Assistant Coach – Mark Joyner
Assistant Coach – Scott Roberts
Team Secretary – Ksenia Joyner
We will run a Whatsapp group for match updates and information.
Playing kit will be provided and sponsored by Plants Galore
– this includes full kit and tracksuit.
We want the players to enjoy their football but also make good friends so we will arrange various social events through the year and invite the whole squad / parents.
End of Season Presentation
As part of the wider Discoveries Devon Football Club presentation evening all players will be invited to our awards evening. Discoveries Devon FC are also running under 7, under 8, under 10 and under 17 teams for 2021.
We want to create a winning team but also play within the spirit of the game when on the pitch with opposing players or referees. The team will adopt standards of behaviour on and off the pitch as set out by the FA and we will enforce these standards of fair play and respect.
Team Ethos and Parental Help
During games we ask all parents to keep negative comments away from the players and to fully support the team each week. Personal side-line coaching of your child is not permitted and disrupts the team. The managers will be focussed on creating a winning team and developing your child, but it must be enjoyable and fun for all the children and therefore parents who cannot support this positive atmosphere will be asked not to attend the games or leave the club.
Parental Help with Coaching / Volunteer Linesman / General Match Day Assisting
We are keen to find other footballing parents who want to commit and help us run the under 11 team in whatever capacity. Ideally, we would like to have a team of four to five parents who can help with weeknight training / Sunday football matches on either a part time basis or every weekend. Having more parental involvement on any level would benefit the children so please contact us if you are a parent who can help with the running of the team in any capacity.