Buntingford Cougars Soccer School – April 2018

Buntingford Cougars April 2018 Soccer School – Taking Bookings Now

We cover a wide range of topics: passing, shooting, dribbling with lots of different games. Once they have practiced those skills there is no better place to try them out other than in an actual game, so the children will play matches in the afternoon. We also allow the children a little bit of “free time”.

Cougars’ soccer schools welcome boys & girls 4-12 years old regardless of ability or experience, we split the children down into 2 groups (4-8 & 9-12) to have fun in a safe environment.

Coaches are qualified with 1st aid training and are CRB checked.

Wednesday 11th & Thursday12th April. A prompt start at 9am to 3pm collection. Registration from 8.45am at Freman College lower field, Bowling Green Ln, Buntingford SG9 9BT. (The lower field is behind the sports hall).

Cougars members booked in advance pay only £15 per day.
Non Cougars booked in advance pay £18 per day.
All bookings after 7pm the day before – pay £20 per day (sorry no exceptions) so please book in advance.
Children must wear suitable clothing for all weather, footwear for grass activities & shin pads.
Children must bring a packed lunch & plenty to drink, break from 10:30am-11am and lunch from 12pm-1pm.
Any questions please email sandra.neill3@sky.com or telephone 07786 031570

Member link
https://paysubsonline.com/Login/73899EE9A7608638647A545C7D5101B9.htm

Non member link
https://paysubsonline.com/ThirdpartyEventRegistration.aspx?eventid=3AEC247060923B65215EEE4B40480692

Buntingford Easter Egg Hunt – hosted by Buntingford Cougars YFC

Join us on Sunday 1st April from 1.45pm for an Easter egg-stravaganza at The Bury, home of the Buntingford Cougars – London Road, Buntingford, SG9 9HZ.

 

The egg hunts will run at 2pm and 3pm, tickets are £5.00 per participating child. You can select your preferred time slot for the egg hunt when you purchase your ticket. The event will finish at approx 5pm. Ticket price includes Easter hunt prize and Easter craft activities for all ages. 

 

To book a  ticket click here https://paysubsonline.com/ThirdpartyEventRegistration.aspx?eventid=E7CFB2D4EF5856F84BC8BAC573745520

Cougars to book a ticket login in here https://paysubsonline.com/Login/73899EE9A7608638647A545C7D5101B9.htm

 

We will be holding a raffle and tickets for this can be purchased on the day, the draw will be at 4.30pm. Hot and cold refreshments can be purchased from the bar. 

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our fun packed afternoon for all the family. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The hunt will be held on the grass, please wear appropriate footwear.

If you require any further information, please contact Sandra on 07786031570

Buntingford Cougars February 2018 Soccer School

Buntingford Cougars February 2018 Soccer School – Taking Bookings Now

The ever popular Soccer School covers a wide range of topics: passing, shooting, dribbling with lots of different games. Once the kids have practiced those skills there is no better place to try them out than in an actual game so the children will play matches in the afternoon. We also allow the children a little bit of “free time”.

Cougars’ soccer schools welcome boys & girls 4-12 years old regardless of ability or experience, we split the children down into 2 groups (4-8 & 9-12) to have fun in a safe environment.  Coaches are qualified with 1st aid training and are CRB checked.

Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th February. 9am to 3pm.

Registration from 8.45am at Freman College, Sports Hall, Bowling Green Ln, Buntingford SG9 9BT.

Cougars members booked in advance pay only £15 per day. Three day package £40

Non Cougars booked in advance pay £18 per day. Three day package £49

All bookings after 7pm the day before – pay £20 per day (sorry no exceptions) so please book in advance.

MEMBER link

https://paysubsonline.com/Login/73899EE9A7608638647A545C7D5101B9.htm

NON MEMBER link

https://paysubsonline.com/ThirdpartyEventRegistration.aspx?eventid=390F6D95FA0C3F8BA00BC8EEFCDA67DF

 

Children must wear suitable footwear for indoor activities & shin pads.

Children must bring a packed lunch & plenty to drink, break from 10:30am-11am and lunch from 12pm-1pm.

Any questions please email sandra.neill3@sky.com or telephone 07786 031570

BUNTINGFORD COUGARS 2018 TOURNAMENT DETAILS

Calling All Club Coaches, Managers & Officials,

The 2018 Buntingford Cougars SEEDED 5-a-Side Tournament is now open for entries.

This year will see the return of the Under6s festival (please forward to your Under6s Coaches) and for the first time ever a GIRLS SECTION as well as an Under16, Under18, adults  and Vets sections.

In every age group our tournament will be seeded so groups will contain similar ability teams and will have two or three knockout competitions (depending on number of entries) for different levels so more players will enjoy meaningful matches and a knockout stage.

All entries are £40 (U6s and walking festivals £30) and we often have some age groups full by the end of January so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Online bookings are quick and easy, you just need your bank details. Please use this link here, age groups are based on the current 2017/18 season.

https://paysubsonline.com/ThirdpartyEventRegistration.aspx?eventid=F19A75BF92A2D09FF17AFBD4276D86F4

If you have any questions check out our FAQs and if you want to see what others say about our tournament check out our feedback and testimonials.

Under 6s Festival                          Saturday 16th June (Afternoon)

Under 7s                                      Saturday 2nd June (from 09.30)

Under 8s                                      Sunday 3rd June (from 09.30)

Under 9s                                      Sunday 3rd June (from 09.30)

Under 10s                                    Saturday 2nd June (from 09.30)

Under 11s                                    Saturday 9th June (from 09.30)

Under 12s                                    Saturday 9th June (from 09.30)

Under 13s                                    Sunday 10th June (from 09.30)

Under 14s                                    Sunday 10th June (from 09.30)

Under 15s                                    Sunday 17th June (from 09.30)

Under 18s                                    Sunday 17th June (from 09.30)

Adults (Open Age)                        Sunday 17th June (from 09.30)

Vets (Over 35s)                            Sunday 17th June (from 09.30)

Walking Football Festival               Sunday 17th June (Afternoon)

Under 8s/9s Girls                          Saturday 16th (from 09.30)

Under 10s/11s Girls                      Saturday 16th (from 09.30)

Under 12s/13s Girls                      Saturday 16th June (from 09.30)

Under 14s/15s Girls                      Saturday 16th June (from 09.30)

Cougars U9s Blues new sponsor – Complete Refurbs

Cougars U9s Blues are looking cool in their new kit thanks to local builders Complete Refurbs. The company is owned by Cougars Coach Craig Ivison and specialises in both commercial and domestic building work across Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties.

For more info call 07867521575 or email info@completerefurbs.co.uk or check out their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/282554511871581/

As a club we are truly thankful to have a great set of sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring any team at Cougars please drop us a line or talk to your Team Coordinator or Manager.

Cougars U8s looking great in their new kit – thanks to Riverside Taxis

Cougars U8s looking great in their new kits thanks to their sponsors Riverside Taxis, the Buntingford based, family run taxi business. To contact them call 01763 434343 or 01763 271121 or visit their website on http://www.riversidetaxis.co.uk.

Also, many thanks to James King of JSLM photography for the great team photographs. You can find more details at www.jslm.co.uk

If you are interested in sponsoring any team at Cougars please drop us a line or talk to your Team Coordinator or Manager.

COUGARS CLAW THEIR WAY TO VICTORY OVER PANTHERS

Cougars Under 10’s continued their unbeaten start to the season with a narrow victory over Melbourn Panthers at the Bury. The boys started brightly and dominated the first half without converting a whole host of chances. Rylee Kitteringham was closest to opening the scoring with only brave defending, brilliant goalkeeping and a slice of bad luck stopping the net from bulging. Opta stats at one stage had Cougars with 80% possession. Chances came a plenty with Oscar Kay shaving the post with a long range attempt before seeing a left footed drive palmed around the post, whilst Ben Lewis also went close with a fizzing effort. The best free flowing move of the half started from the back where Adam Sleath combined with Myles Woolford who cleverly fed Kitteringham only to see his shot narrowly miss. Melbourn were still dangerous on the counter and only thanks to a leaping save from Lui LoConte enabled Cougars to go in all square at the break.

The second half started in much the same vain with Kay seeing a number of efforts blocked, going just wide or bouncing off the cross bar, while William Brown also went close after a mazy run. Cougars couldn’t relax at the back and required some crunching tackles from Sleath, great covering by T J Curtis and Lewis, and a couple of brilliant saves by LoConte to keep the Panthers at bay. Finally the deadlock was broken when the seemingly impregnable Melbourn defence was breached after a Kitteringham shot pinballed around the box before Kay slammed home. The final ten minutes were a nervy affair as Cougars couldn’t retain possession and started to operate on the counter. When they did break there was a brilliant slaloming run, like Franz Klammer in his prime, from Kitteringham who was somehow denied by the Melbourn keeper. The final efforts came from Brown and a thunderbolt from Woolford. The crowd and players left the Bury scratching their heads as to how they hadn’t seen more than one goal, however the good news was Cougars have now gone 90 minutes without conceding. Next up is a tough away trip at Baldock where Cougars will need to be at their very best to keep their run going.

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN OVERCOME MANUDEN

Cougars Under 10’s Blues just like last year went to Manuden with only seven players and came through a tough challenge. The day started well with free teas and coffees brought out to the crowd, Barry please take note, at the Bury it would be acceptable for these to be pints or fruit based drinks for the ladies! Cougars began brightly with some really slick passing and took an early lead when Oscar Kay thumped home from a corner. Moments later Kay was again in the action as he headed a pin point corner from Rylee Kitteringham against the post. Against the run of play Manuden equalised but this only proceeded to increase Cougar’s efforts. Kay parted the Manuden defence like Moses did the Red Sea on a barnstorming run to restore the lead. Kitteringham then pounced on a Kay pass and drove home to extend the lead. At this stage it looked like Cougars would run riot but Manuden dug in and produced a great fightback. Suddenly in the blink of an eye they grabbed three goals via an own goal, penalty and a well worked corner to take the lead.

Behind at the break Coach Tom Curtis changed formation and had Adam Sleath manning the defence on his own with two flying wing backs in Miles Woolford and William Brown supporting at both ends of the pitch. Cougars then started to fire again and a delicious corner served up by T J Curtis was headed in by Brown who rose like a salmon at the back stick. A few moments later Curtis was on corner duty again when a Beckhamesque delivery caused panic in the defence and resulted in an own goal. The lead was extended by the highly impressive Kay who finished off a lovely pass from Kitteringham with a sumptuous left footed effort, which brought applause from the welcoming Manuden crowd. The scoring was finished off by Miles Woolford who calmly finished from a Curtis run. Great team performance with Lui LoConte commanding in goal, Sleath showing great composure at the back, Kay providing midfield dynamism, Curtis dead ball accuracy and the three of Kitteringham, Brown and Woolford showing mesmerising runs and foot speed. Good luck to Coach Curtis who is now off to do his level one coaching badge.

Buntingford Cougars October 2017 Soccer School – Taking Bookings Now

Buntingford Cougars October 2017 Soccer School – Taking Bookings Now

We cover a wide range of topics: passing, shooting, dribbling with lots of different games. Once they have practiced those skills there is no better place to try them out other than in an actual game, so the children will play matches in the afternoon. We also allow the children a little bit of “free time”

Cougars’ soccer schools welcome boys & girls 4-12 years old regardless of ability or experience, we split the children down into 2 groups (4-8 & 9-12) to have fun in a safe environment.

Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th October 9am to 3pm.

At Freman College, Sports Hall, Bowling Green Ln, Buntingford SG9 9BT.

Cougars members booked in advance pay only £15 per day. Three day package £40

Non-Members would be warmly welcomed to try the Soccer School out. Non Cougars booked in advance pay £18 per day. Three day package £49 and the link to book online is Non-Members booking link

All bookings after 7pm the day before – pay £20 per day (sorry no exceptions) so please book in advance.

Children must wear suitable footwear for indoor activities & shin pads.

Children must bring a packed lunch & plenty to drink, break from 10:30am-11am and lunch from 12pm-1pm.

Any questions please email sandra.neill3@sky.com or telephone 07786 031570

EAGLED EYED BLUES SOAR TO OPENING DAY VICTORY

Cougars Under 10’s Blues started the season in imperious style putting on five star performance for new Coach Tom Curtis against Letchworth Eagles. There was no rustiness on show as Cougars started with their slick passing game and new recruits T J Curtis and William Brown slotted in with ease. Fraser Findlay grabbed the opening goal of the season which then triggered a Cougars assault on the Letchworth net. William Brown with his twinkling feet set up Ben Lewis for the second. The third was a beautiful in swinging corner delivered by Brown which Oscar Kay crunched in on the volley. Chances kept flowing and the woodwork denied Miles Woolford and Brown. Kay then combined with Rylee Kitteringham for number four and there was time for number five just on the stroke of half time as Brown sent in a beautiful cross and Woolford slipped home.

The second half was much of the same with Kitteringham swerving a Hoddlesque shot in off the far post. Lewis using his trusty left peg fired in for number seven and he assisted Brown in getting on the scoresheet for a well-deserved goal. The defensive unit of Findlay and Adam Sleath kept Letchworth at bay and never looked like being breached, calmly set up waves of attacks with their intelligent and precise passing. Even when the rock of Findlay went of injured, Curtis and Brown slotted back into defensive unit and continued to maintain a clean sheet. Lewis completed his hat trick after excellent work from Woolford, who then got on the scoresheet for his second sweeping home from close range. Lui LoConte was then let off the leash from goalkeeping duties and was very Lineker like in his goal poaching from 2 yards to add to the tally. The game was finished with Kitteringham passing in his second and bringing up a dozen for the Blues. Great team performance which bodes well for the rest of the season when tougher challenges lie ahead.