Easton St. Peter Youth Football Club were formed roughly three years ago when a parent noticed that a lot of the clubs in the local area were not taking any more players on. Not wanting the kids and parents to travel vast differences across Norfolk to find a club or have their children miss out on playing a sport they love, the football club was soon set up. The under 9’s team was set up soon after this and as the club progressed, more and more age groups were slowly coming on-board.
We are very proud to be sponsoring the U9’s as they, like ourselves, are very community focused. 90% of the children come from the school in Easton, underlining the fact that there was a real need and enthusiasm for a team in the area. Football in the are is continuously growing as a new U7’s team has been formed and starts out next season.
We spoke top Liam Dickerson, who runs the U9’s team along with his assistant Tom. Liam told us that “Occasionally, as a coach, it can be frustrating as their over familiarity with one another can lead to fun spilling over, but that’s part of the magic. The boys just want to come to training, to the match and have fun with their mates and enjoy football with a smile on their face”
Saturday the 16th September marked the U9’s first game of the season. We were lucky enough to be invited along to the game to see the progress the team has made, the weather almost stayed dry for the team but even a bit of rain couldn’t dampen their spirits! It is evident to see that the boys love playing football and the coaches have created a friendly community for the boys to be a part of.
Easton U10's Keepy Up Challenge
We got to catch up with the Easton team, now the U10’s, at our Whiffler Road branch. The team’s coach, Liam Dickerson, gave us a rundown of how the season had been going so far.
“We developed a few of the lads personally and made them more confident not just on a football pitch, but off it too. We have seen a remarkable improvement in the cohesion and togetherness of the team over this time, and all the players pulling together and driving the team forward.”
We got the team in front of the Mighty Mustang for a photo and challenged the lads to a keepy-up challenge on the day! We’d like to thank the team, their parents and their coaches for popping in to see us and wish the lads the best of luck for the season. We can’t wait to hear all about it!