Hellingly HoundDogs YAFC are pleased to announce another successful grant bid application from Sport England for £9959 to help fund the essential equipment that is needed to help kick start the U19’s team. The money will be spent on providing new players with player safety equipment including helmets and pads along with more vital training equipment.
With the HoundDogs joining forces with East Kent Mavericks and Kent phoenix for the 2019 BAFA U19’s season, the grant comes in just at the perfect time for the club to help develop players in time for the SE Legion project.
Chairman Luke Boorer added “The Committee has been working hard behind the scenes to get the HoundDogs ready to launch the U19’s. With Bafa altering the age limits for the U17’s this year, it meant we would have lost several player if we hadn’t had launched the U19’s. These players would have had to move to another club, miles away to continue to play football. This is something that the Committee really didn’t want to see. This also adds another string to the club’s bow, but also means more work. this really does add the icing to the cake this year. After successfully being awarded as a ClubMark club, this really demonstrates the clubs desire to offer football to the youth of East Sussex. This funding really couldn’t have come at a better time for the club. this means we can order the equipment that we want and hopefully it will be ready to go when we return to training on the 23rd of January.”
The HoundDogs are still looking for more players from ages 7 to 19 to join the club’s different age groups. If you, your child or someone you know may be interested, please get in touch. We require players of all ages, sizes and experience to join our club.
Hellingly Hounddogs AFC are pleased to announce the date of the club first AGM.
The date has been set as Monday the 16th of July at the clubhouse on Horsebridge Rec starting at 7PM.
All parents/guardians of players are invited to attend as the club looks to form a new Committee for the 2018/19 season.
The agenda has been sent out to all parents/guardians of the current players, with applicants information being released the week prior to the AGM.
Any person wishing to stand must email the club before the 9th of July with a brief description of why they feel they are the right person for the role including any previous history to support their statement.
Roles available and a job description can be found below. Please email application to email@example.com
Sunday the 22nd saw the Hellingly HoundDogs travel to Maidstone as they took on teams from East Kent Mavericks and the host, Kent Phoenix.
The team played the first game against Kent Phoenix in a new format to the team, as they
played 7 a side football for the first time. There was also a new pitch design for the team, as they played on a pitch less designed to look like Flag Football and more like the traditional game with the whole pitch marked in yards. The Phoenix proved too strong for the HoundDogs as they ran out 24-0 winners. Both Riley Davis and Charlie Boorer managed to make some yards for the Offence. There were also a couple of good plays on the defence from Joules Parsons and Stan Wilson as they looked to control a rampant Phoenix team.
Game two saw a more traditional 5v5 game against East Kent Mavericks. The young HoundDogs team struggled to swap between the two formats of the sport, as a very well drilled Mavericks team ran away with the game. The HoundDogs suffered as they tried to chase the game with deeper throws, which resulted in the Mavs running up a score. The HoundDogs did, however, get themselves on the scoreboard with Riley Davis connecting with a throw from Jacob Boorer from 2 yards out. The result would have been worse if it hadn’t been for a fantastic tackle from Ned Foster, who stopped a rampaging Mavs player just 3 yards short of the endzone.
The third game saw a return to 7 on 7 against the Phoenix. This time the
scores were slightly closer and the game more open. The HoundDogs managed to get their offence going with some good strong running from Roman Cameron-Dick and the Wide Receiver pairing of Charlie Boorer and Riley Davis. The O-line of Euan Hammond, Danny Townsend and Alex Edwards gave the QB Jacob Boorer more time to get set, which resulted in more yards made. Harrison Kane and Alex Mckay also started to come more into the game with some tackles aided by Clayton Jarvis on the line.
Coach Alastair Cameron-Dick added “After what has only been a handful of previous games the players stepped up and played with confidence and ability suggesting much greater experience. Again they faced opposing teams with far greater roster numbers and often greater size and met them toe to toe making every game competitive. This is a feat in itself. A number of players were seeing their first action and stepped up admirably, those returning with previous experience had clearly built on their last performance. Danny again showed why he was chosen as captain, acting as leader and morale booster all day. Ned continued to play much bigger than his stature. Charlie played especially well on O and stepped up for the D when their numbers dwindled. Stan built on his first outing, where he got an interception, and showed some of the better tackling of the day. We played as a team and showed great respect all day. We had some shining moments but highlighted many more weakness which we will focus on in the coming training sessions. I think I can speak for Coach Luke too when I say I walked away from today’s tournament very proud to say ‘I coach those boys!”
The EuroShowers Man of the Match goes to:
Defense MVP – Stan Wilson, a much improved performance of tackling fundamentals.
Offence MVP – Charlie Boorer, continued to run some fantastic routes against players older than himself, made several good catches and jumped in on D.
Overall MVP – Danny Townsend, again, leading from the front in ability and attuide.
The HoundDogs are back in action on Sunday the 27th of May as they host a tournament at Horsebridge Recreational ground.
Our friend, Richard Ashby has been coming along to the last few training sessions with his videocamera and has been filming our U17’s at training. Richard has complied this fantastic video of the boys going through their paces. We hope you enjoy the video as much as we do. We can’t thank Richard enough for all his hard work and his amazing work that he has done for our club.
We are still recruiting for the 2018 season. So if you enjoyed what you have seen and are aged 13 to 17, come along and give it a go.