AFC Hithercroft

Hithercroft Football Club
The Pedestal
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News for 2001 - 2002 Season
(Covers from 1st September 2001 to 31st August 2002)

Pedestal pitch
Des Ife 10 September 2001 13:07 GMT

There was concern that the council had not cut the grass on our pitch. The edges had been done on the Friday before the Bank holiday but the centre had been left. After we contacted them the council came down last Friday to complete the job and also marked out the pitches. However, we found that the top pitch was too narrow and so Pat Vaughey, Des and Pam Ife went down on Sunday afternoon to extend the markings. Whilst we were there we found that our trap had caught another edible dormouse (the 9th) and it was in pain and so Des had to 'dispatch' it.

Comings and Goings at U15s
Des Ife 17 September 2001 10:39 GMT

At the start of this season we have lost the services of three of our players. They are Paul Yandell, Mitchell Ash and Jerome Warren. Paul has played for us for many seasons but seems to have lost interest in the game and Jerome has decided to join another club in a higher Division. We wish all of them the best of luck for the future. On a more cheerful note, we would like to welcome David Blackman, Duane White and David Hill to our team. For the first league game David Hill was unable to play as we have not yet received his registration documents back from the league and David Blackman will not be available for some weeks because of a cartilage problem. Iím sure that they will all make a significant contribution to our play.

Another departure from U15s
Des Ife 01 October 2001 07:53 GMT

We are sorry to say goodbye to James Moody who has decided to leave us to spend more time on his school studies for GCSE.

Committee and Management Changes
Des Ife 10 October 2001 10:52 GMT

Last night (9th October) it was announced that Rex Allott is stepping down as our Club Chairman. He has been with the club for many years and took over the Chairmanship when Chris Stallwood vacated this job. Rex had wanted to relinquish this position at the end of last season but was persuaded to stay on, as we were unable to find anyone prepared to take over from him. We would like to thank him for all the work that he has carried out for us in the past and are pleased that he will continue to be a member of our committee. Thanks Allott Rex. Tony Hector, our Deputy Chairman and Under 16s manager, will stand in until a replacement Chairman is appointed/confirmed. Kevin Fuller has decided to leave the committee and will no longer be active in the running of the Club. We would like to extend our gratitude to him for the help and support that he has provided whilst he has been with us. Dave Tombs, the manager of our current Under 13s side is unable to continue in this capacity on health grounds and so we are in urgent need of a manager/coach to take over the running of this side. The Under 15s team has taken on Norman McCorkell as coach.

More comings and goings at U15s
Des Ife 15 October 2001 07:33 GMT

We sadly bid farewell to our goalkeeper, Lee Hudson, who has decided to join Penn & Tylers Green, a First Division side. He and his parents will be sorely missed but we wish them all the very best for the future.
A new recruit is Matthew Stone, who will be joining us shortly.

Manager Injured
Des Ife 05 November 2001 13:03 GMT

Pam Ife, when attempting to save a hard shot on goal from our coach during training of the U15s last Friday, injured her fingers and wrist when the ball pushed her fingers backwards. After training she was taken to Wycombe General Hospital just before 11pm where torn tendons were diagnosed. Her ring was cut off and her wrist put in a splint and sling. Her fingers are swollen and badly bruised and she is unable to drive at the moment. She is due to return to hospital on Friday 9th and hopes that, by then the swelling will have subsided. She will probably attend training this Friday but will not be taking part in the session.

More Comings for U15s
Des Ife 08 November 2001 13:27 GMT

We have three more potential players being signed up, 2 having played for us some seasons ago. More details will follow when the signings are confirmed. This will bring our squad up to 18 but David Blackman will not be able to play, through injury, until well into next year.

More Comings for U15s update
Des Ife 12 November 2001 12:19 GMT

Further to my recent news item I am pleased to announce the return of Asher Jennings and Delroy Robertson. They have been playing for Holmer Green since leaving us and we welcome their return. The third arrival is Carl Davis who played for Prestwood Colts before joining us and we hope that he will enjoy playing for us. They will be able to play in our game against Marlow Youth (if selected).

New Manager for Under 16s
Des Ife 12 December 2001 12:22 GMT

Following the departure of Tony Hector the Under 16's were temporarily without a manager. However, I am pleased to announce that Abid Hassan has taken over the coaching and management of the team. The first game after his take-over resulted in a draw, which brought to an end a run of defeats. We wish him every success.

Another Departure from U15s
Des Ife 11 January 2002 21:13 GMT

We are sad to say goodbye to Ruari Kerr who has decided to leave our club. We all wish him the very best of luck for the future.

More Departures from U15s
Des Ife 21 January 2002 12:29 GMT

We have said goodbye (or should I say - would have done so, if they ever bothered to turn up) to Asher Jennings, Delroy Robertson and Carl Davis. Our squad now consists of 15 players, one of whom (David Blackman) has not yet played for us since joining at the start of this season owing to a serious knee injury. We still hope that he will be able to play for us sometime in the near future.

One of the best players we never had
Des Ife 03 March 2002 19:18 GMT

Unfortunately, David Blackman who signed up for us at the end of the 2000/2001 season has had to leave us without ever having played an 11-a-side game. His sole appearance for us was in the Princes Risborough 6-a-side tournament in 2001 where he showed leadership and good footballing skills, which would have helped our defence enormously. Because of his involvement in many other sports, including rugby and judo, he has suffered from a knee injury and that has kept him out of all contact sports for the past season. His doctors have now allowed him to take up just one non-contact sport for the next year and he has chosen swimming. We are very sorry to lose him but appreciate that he must not indulge in anything that could cause permanent injury. Good luck for the future, David.

Another departure from U15s
Des Ife 23 April 2002 12:27 GMT

We are sad to report the departure of Richard Sunderland who has been with us for some years. He usually played in defence but had scored 2 goals for us this season when coming on as a sub. We wish him good luck for the future.

The edible dormice are back!
Des Ife 12 August 2002 08:45 GMT

At the weekend Pam and I went down to our clubhouse and found that the edible dormice (Glis Glis) are back again. I saw one sitting on the electricity meter and it just sat there for about 20 seconds before it noticed me and scuttled behind the wall. For information about them see our News entry 'New residents in Clubhouse' in August 2001. Further information will follow.

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