Oldham Athletic Community Trust would like to welcome Chaddy Park Vipers U10’s to SportsDirect.com Park, who are the “JD Williams Team Of The Week” for the game against Swindon Town.
Here is a little more information about the team:
Chaddy Park Viper’s under 10’s
Chadderton Park is a community sports club with over 80 teams from the age of five, The club provides the opportunity to hundreds of young people both boys and girls to not just play football but rounder’s and netball. The ethos is about taking part, having fun, learning together and meeting other young people and making friends.
The Chadderton Park Viper’s play in the North Bury League, this is their third season together as a team. All the boys train on a Tuesday evening 7pm – 8pm and play games both home and away on a Saturday morning across Oldham, Bury and Rochdale.
3. Benjamin McKenna
Benjamin has developed into an all round player who can play in any position on the field. He will often play in goal with a number of brave, game changing saves. He is a prolific goalscorer with a real eye for the net, scoring over 30 goals last season. He has excellent vision and awareness of the game with a wide range of passing and has also on many occasion scored direct from a corner.
4. Charlie Hollywood
Charlie is a no nonsense old fashioned centre half; he very rarely crosses the half way line. It is very rare for an opposition player to get past Charlie who wins that ball with inch perfect tackles; he picks up the ball, full of energy with defence splitting balls.
5. Harry Knott
Harry has developed into an excellent all round players; he usually plays half the game in goal often making game winning saves. As an outfield player has an explosive burst of speed and splits defences in two. His favoured position is on the left wing, setting up numerous goal scoring opportunities for his team mates having also chipped in with a number of goals.
6. Daniel Lothian
Daniel is one of quieter members of the team, but he listens every week at training, has developed into a tenacious tackler in the centre of the field and won’t give up until he wins that ball back. Earlier on in the season chipped in with a hat trick. When he picks up the ball he is also looking to bring his team mates into play.
7. Thabit Mohammed
Thabit has developed into a great battling midfielder, he wins the ball and delivers some excellent passes that have opened up defences, he never give up until he wins that ball back. Thabit will play anywhere on the park, he has created and scored some great goals.
8. Harry Newton
Harry is the Vipers number 1, he has had a great season playing in goal for the team and at times he has made some match winning saves. However he does like to play outfield on the right wing and has developed a blistering pace and silky skills on the right. He has also chipped in with a number of important goals.
9. Stanford McCarthy
This is Stanford’s first season with the Viper’s having only joined the team over the summer, he has already settled into the side, and has shown he can play in both defence and attack. He has a wicked right foot and is not afraid to shoot from distance.
10. Samuel Footitt
Samuel has developed as an excellent defender, and he reads the game very well, winning every tackle and isn’t afraid to put his head into where it hurts. He has an excellent work rate will run all day and never gives up until the final whistle. He makes driving runs setting up numerous goal scoring opportunities and has been known to score the odd wonder goal.
11. Tyler Bardsley
Tyler is an all round battler, he will win the ball never giving up; he likes to get forward and support the attack. He has developed into the midfield general of the team; he will pick the ball up and run at the defence bringing in his team mates with some great passes.
Football is about having fun, making friends, learning together, working together as a team, sharing the highs and the lows, the hope, the dreams, but most of all supporting the development and enjoyment of the children.
All we have asked as coaches is that they listen, try hard and enjoy their football; at times it has been frustrating, funny, exhilarating, agonising but mostly exciting. It has been a real pleasure in watching the boys, progress over the last couple of years. Next season the team will make the transition from 7 v 7 football to 9 v 9 football, and we are looking to recruit additional players to the current team.
Anyone interested should contact Jason Mckenna on 07765196012 for further information.