Introducing the current U8 Juniors team, an appropriate name for the youngest team in the age group with all but two players celebrating their birthday in June or later.
We first got together in February 2017, playing our first match the next month. It was a difficult start, losing our first 6 matches despite some spirited performances. Match 7 brought a well earned win in front of proud parents and the boys have gone from strength to strength ever since, even managing a 9 match winning run earlier this season.
We’re lucky to still have most of the original team with us but had to make some changes at the beginning of the 2018/2019 season as two of the boys, Riley and Daiton, play up an age group and were too young to register in a league team. However, we were lucky to be able to bring in two great additions in Paddy and Felipe (Hillmorton’s first Brazilian player 🇧🇷).
The boys really developed into a team as the season went on, ending it very strongly with Max bringing a gluttony of goals, Paddy and Felipe with incredible energy and goals from midfield, Charlie and Cavan absolute rocks at the back and Eddy emerging as a top goalkeeper.
Last September we welcomed Riley and Daiton back and the boys continued to develop as a team in a much more competitive league grouping. The players are incredibly committed and versatile, with all of them being able to play in multiple positions. We used the second half of the season to prepare for our transition into 7 a side football with several friendlies played.
Their passion for playing shines through at all times leaving us feeling proud after every match. We can’t wait to get back to playing again !!