Festivals - Somerset

ESFA Somerset Festival 2017: Results

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19/06/2017 12:19:14

Tuesday 11 April

Somerton Rec | 10:30am KO

Age

Team

Score

v

Score

Team

U14

Yeovil

1

v

3

Plymouth

U14

Derby

1

v

2

Vale of White Horse

U14

Coventry

0

v

1

Southampton Develop

U14

Taunton

1

v

2

West Cornwall

Strode College | 10:30am KO

Age

Team

Score

v

Score

Team

U13

Southampton

4

v

1

Yeovil

U13

Taunton

3

v

0

Derby

U13

Vale of White Horse

6

v

0

West Cornwall

Kingweston Millfield | 2:30pm KO

Age

Team

Score

v

Score

Team

U14

Yeovil

2

v

0

Derby

U14

Plymouth

1

v

1

Vale of White Horse

U14

Taunton

1

v

5

Coventry

U14

Southampton Develop

6

v

2

West Cornwall

U13

Southampton

1

v

0

Taunton

U13

Derby

2

v

2

Vale of White Horse

U13

Yeovil

1

v

5

West Cornwall

Wednesday 12 April

Somerton Rec | 10:30am KO

Age

Team

Score

v

Score

Team

U14

Yeovil

2

v

3

Vale of White Horse

U14

Plymouth

1

v

1

Derby

U14

Coventry

2

v

1

West Cornwall

U14

Southampton Develop

2

v

2

Taunton

Strode College | 10:30am KO

Age

Team

Score

v

Score

Team

U13

Southampton

2

v

1

Derby

U13

Yeovil

1

v

2

Vale of White Horse

U13

Taunton

6

v

2

West Cornwall

Kingweston Millfield | 2:30pm KO

Age

Team

Score

v

Score

Team

U14

Yeovil

6

v

0

Coventry

U14

Plymouth

0

v

1

Southampton Develop

U14

Derby

4

v

2

Taunton

U14

Vale of White Horse

4

v

2

West Cornwall

U13

Southampton

2

v

0

West Cornwall

U13

Yeovil

1

v

2

Derby

U13

Taunton

1

v

3

Vale of White Horse

Thursday 13 April

Kingweston Millfield | 10:30am KO

Age

Team

Score

v

Score

Team

U14

Yeovil

4

v

1

West Cornwall

U14

Plymouth

5

v

2

Coventry

U14

Derby

1

v

4

Southampton Develop

U14

Vale of White Horse

3

v

0

Taunton

U13

Southampton

1

v

1

Vale of White Horse

U13

Yeovil

0

v

1

Taunton

U13

Derby

2

v

1

West Cornwall

ESFA Somerset Festival 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6aO6-CJ4bs

The Somerset Festival ran for the 2ndYear. The numbers went from 126 to 240 this year almost doubling in number. The teams came from as far South West as West Cornwall up to Derby.

14 teams covered the U.14 and U.13 team age group. The teams arrived Monday at Millfield School. The teams then dressed up for the restaurant meal followed by Bowling or Cinema.

The first set of games were held at Somerton Rec and Strode College. As always the games were hard fought and showed off a great deal of talent. All the local clubs were represented especially from Southampton who had a number of scouts attend every game. All the afternoon games were held at Millfield’s pitches at Kingsweston which competes with any premiership academy centre. The teams again played a very high standard of football with some of the players being asked for trials after some outstanding individual performances.

The evening entertainment was again Cinema or bowling after another meal at the restaurant.

Wednesday was the same format as Tuesday however the closing ceremony was the evening entertainment which was held at Westland Sports and Social club. This facility has recently been redeveloped and was a fantastic area to have the ceremony.

Guest of honour Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town FC Capt) and Gerry Smith (ESFA council member) were the guest speakers. Nathan gave a heartfelt speech to which he received very positive feedback at the ceremony and on twitter. The teams received their ‘goody’ bags with Southampton Schools FA winning the free kit in the raffle.

Thursday was the last set of games and the farewell to all the teams. It was good to see old faces as well as new.

8 districts have already confirmed for next years festival.

It was another very successful festival with much positive feedback as well as constructive criticism. The date for next year is 3rd– 6thApril 2018. Hopefully we will increase by even more next year.

The details for the online gallery for parents is available here, go to www.photoalbumboutique.com/ESFASomerset2017 (the password is available from team managers)

Somerset Festival 2016-2017

Following last year’s success, the ESFA Somerset Festival will be returning for its second year during April 2017, thanks to Somerset Schools’ FA.

Taking the place of the former Isle of Wight Festival, the Somerset Festival provides an opportunity for U13 and U14 District teams, nationwide, to engage, interact and develop not only their footballing skills but also their team skills and friendships over the course of the event.

The festival will span over Monday 10th to Thursday 13th April with morning and afternoon games, planned evening activities and a closing ceremony to conclude events. The event organisers work with not only a local Referees Association but also the Welsh Referees Association, which allows the Festival to provide a fantastic opportunity not only for players to play in a format different to their usual local competitions, but also for young referees to gain valuable experience through the games on offer.

Last year’s festival was highly successful and had fantastic feedback from players, coaches and parents. To take part in 2017, simply contact event organiser Stuart Crisp either via stuart.crisp@outlook.com or via telephone on 07474838787 and see how your team can get involved!

Somerset Festival Season 2015-2016

The Somerset Festival ran over the Easter holidays based at Millfield School Street. Districts from Basingstoke, Plymouth, Coventry, Vale of Wight Horse, Yeovil, Taunton covered the U14 and U13 age groups.

The festival was, as ever, a competitively high standard with a large number of academy players representing their districts. Each team played 5 games over the course of the 4 days playing at Taunton school in the morning and Millfield School in the afternoon, which was also where the teams stayed over the course of the festival.

Coventry and Plymouth drawing 2-2, Yeovil and Vale of Wight Horse 1-2 and Yeovil and Plymouth 3-1 were just a few of the games which epitomised the competitiveness and high level of football being played at the festival. Full results can be found below.

The evenings were spent either bowling or at the cinema after an evening meal at two local restaurants who were keen to support the district schools festival. The final night comprised of the closing ceremony which was held at Yeovil Town FC. The special guest was Ryan Seager of Southampton FC who represented Yeovil and District FA when he was at school.

After the final morning games, there was very positive feedback from players, coaches and parents. Next year we plan to not only double our attendance, due to the fact that school holidays won't clash next year, which stopped a number of associations coming, but we are also working with the local referees association as well as the Welsh referees association to bring on younger referees in a controlled environment.

Despite Storm Katie the first Somerset Festival was a huge success and we hope to continue it as long as the Isle of Wight Festival, hosting hopefully as many players who go on to make it professionally but more importantly create that social and team cohesion which the Isle of Wight always succeeded in doing.


Results

U14

Tues 29th
Plymouth 7-1 Taunton
Coventry 2-1 Yeovil
Plymouth 1-1 Yeovil
Coventry 7-2 Taunton
Weds 30th
Coventry 2-4 Plymouth
Yeovil 8-0 Taunton
Yeovil 2-2 Coventry
Plymouth 10-0 Taunton
Tues 31st
Yeovil 3-1 Plymouth
Coventry 6-2 Taunton


U13

Tues 29th
Basingstoke 2-1 Yeovil
Vale of Wight Horse 11-0 Taunton
Basingstoke 3-0 Taunton
Yeovil 1-4 Vale of Wight Horse
Weds 30th
VOW 7-0 Basingstoke
Yeovil 2-0 Taunton
VOW 6-1 Taunton
Yeovil 9-1 Basingstoke
Thurs 31st
VOW 2-1 Yeovil
Basingstoke 2-1 Taunton
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