HoundDog News

Dog Bowl report 2019

Sunday the 14th of July saw the first, of what is going to be Dog-Bowl-Logo-colour[13357] an annual event called the Dog Bowl. The event is an invite event organised by the Committee from the Hellingly HoundDogs and sees teams from across the South take part at U11’s and U14’s in Flag American Football.

The HoundDogs hosted teams from Brighton and Hove Scorpions (U14’s), Kent Exiles, Kent Phoenix and South Coast Spitfires (U11’s) compete in a round robin with added points for winning, scoring and losing by as smallest margin as possible.

The day started with the draw which sorted out the running order and games got under way at 10:30.

South Coast Spitfires won the U11’s Bowl after going the

South Coast Spitfires winning team

whole competition without losing a single game with their dominant game play. The Kent Exiles picking up the U14’s title after a tight battle for the Bowl with Kent Phoenix which only came down to the fact that the Exiles conceded less points in their defeat.

HoundDogs Chairman added “Today was a great day for our club and all the other clubs that traveled. We saw some fine football action on the pitch and real sportsmanship off the field. This for me is what Youth Football is about. We saw the Scorpions play their first ever game of Football as well as getting their first ever win. The day also raised over £500 for the HoundDogs which will go back into the club to purchase some new equipment for all the players to benefit from. We had a BBQ going along with a merch stall, cakes, sweets and a Raffle. We would like to thank several local business who donated prizes to us including Haulaway Skips, Hailsham Pavilion, EP SPorts, Football America, Sport Bucks and Gun Brewery. The plan is to make this an annual event and we will be looking to expand the event in 2020 to 6 teams in age group. I would like to congratulate the winners and thank all those who helped out on the day. These volunteers is what our club has been built on and why we have achieved so much success these last few years.”

U11’s Flag Results

HHD 14 – 14 Phoenix
Exiles 7 – 21 Spitfires
Phoenix 0 – 21 Spitfires
Exiles 14 – 7 HHD
Spitfires 21 – 7 HHD
Phoenix 14 – 21 Exiles

U14’s Flag Results

HHD 14 – 7 Scorpions
Phoenix 14 – 7 Exiles
Scorpions 7 – 28 Exiles
Phoenix 21 – 7 HHD
Exiles 28 – 14 HHD
Scorpions 35 – 14 Phoenix

HoundDog announce Invitational Bowl

Hellingly HoundDogs YAFC are pleased to announce an Dog-Bowl-Logo-colour[13357] exciting development of an invitational midseason Flag tournament.

The HoundDogs have hosted several friendly tournaments since their formation in 2016 and this is another leap forward for the club.

The event will take place on Sunday the 14th of July and host teams from Kent Exiles, Kent Phoenix, Solent Spitfires and newly formed Brighton and Hove Scorpions.

The club have invested in 2 hand crafted wooden dog-bowl-awards.jpgbowls which will be presented to the winning teams annually, along with each player receiving their individual winners medals.

Chairman, Luke Boorer added “This event is something the Committee have been working hard to deliver and we want it to become something the whole country want to get involved in. Currently we have 5 teams involved for the first year but are looking to possibly expand this over the next couple of years. We are lucky that at Horsebridge we could potentially have 6 pitches, so expanding shouldn’t be a problem. As usual, part of our clubs thinking is to work with the community,  so we have tried to utalise local business. Our BBQ meat has all come from Alderman’s Butchers in Newick, we have had T-shirts printed at Print Asylum in Uckfield, the wood for the awards from EC Forest Products at Whitesmith, the logo was designed by local artist Rachel Jones and we have had many raffle prizes donated by local business. We are hoping for a sunny day and some fantastic football along with lots of spectators.”

The day is due to start around 10AM.

Hellingly HoundDogs would like to thank the following for their donations:

Haulaways – Wine Hamper
Hailsham Pavilion – 2 Cinema tickets
Gun Brewery – 6 Cans of ale
Football America – Philadelphia Eagle’s Superbowl ball
E P Sports – 2 NFL caps
Sports Bucks – 2 Balls
Luke Boorer – NFL merchandise
Peter Drake – Selection of wine
Dave Boorer – Bottle of Whiskey

Legion Fight Back in Loss

Sunday the 7th of July saw the HoundDogs host, as they teamed up with their brothers from Kent Phoenix and East Kent Mavericks to form the South East Legion Team as they entained Cobham Cougars in the BAFA National U19’s Division 1.

The pitch at Horsebridge looked stunning after overnight rain left the ground glistering for American Football’s first ever 9v9 game at Horsebridge. Hellingly Rugby Club had agreed for the HoundDogs/Legion team to utilise the posts and the Cricket section allowed the team to use the Clubhouse.

The game started badly for the Legion, with the Cougars taking an early lead in the 1st quarter after a long punt return to take the score to 8-0. The Legion offence then took the lead and with a fumbled snap, Cobham pounced on and soon saw the ball in the EndZone again as their lead became increased to 14-0.

The game didn’t get much better for the Legion as 66033867_2842077539142728_6393245432130043904_o Cobham ran in another TD to take the score to 22-0. However, a few sparks from the Legion saw some great work from QB Jacob Boorer and his Offence as they marched the ball down the field with Charlie Horne running the ball in to score and then complete the 2 point conversion to make the score 22-8 at the half

The second half started with a great return from the Legion and then Boorer picked out Cameron Buggs to move the score to 22-14 and then complete the 2 point conversion to tighten the score to 22-16. In a game that ebbed and flowed all day, this time was Cobham who scored next and saw them extend their lead to 30-16 followed by the Legion getting 2 points from a safety to make the score 30-18. Again the Legion replied at the start of the 4th quarter as Boorer connected with Buggs again add another 6 points to the Legion scoreline 30-22. A large part of the drive was down to a fantastic catch from Riley Davis who picked up his first yardage of the year for the receiver as he demonstrated what he will  be bringing to the 2020 Legion team. As the Legion chased the game Cobham picked off Boorer and score and then managed to get on the scoreboard again very late on in the game as the clocked ticked its way to the final whistle with the score finishing 42-22.

Head Coach Luke Boorer added “It’s been a massive week for the HoundDogs club and all our partners in the Legion. We have had Flag Teams compete in different location on Saturday as well as today’s game. It has been a very tiring weekend, but what a weekend it has been. We, the Legion have this year giving around 35 players the chance to play Football that looks like what the kids see on TV with the NFL and College, in 9 a side Football. All the players contributed in this game and this season as a whole. We finished with a record of 1-5 this year which just to get that win, some teams wait 3 or 4 years to do that. What was great about today was to get scoring. We haven’t scored in the last few games, which has been disappointing as I know we had the offence that could put up lots of points on the board against teams. This game will really boost the confidence of the lads and although we lost we really came together as a unit and started to demonstrate that teams can work together, if coaches and management leave their egos at home and put the kids first. I really think we have made other club sit up and take notice. However, we are not finished. We will get all the coaches and management teams to sit down and start planning for next year, seeing what we did well this year, what we want to do next year and how we are going to put the plans in place to make that happen. I would like to thank all the players, coaches, Committees, parents and Referees for this season. It has been a real rollercoaster of emotions. It has been the 1st ever time I have worked with U19’s and I loved it and will definitely be back next year.”

The best of Eastbourne MVP’s

Special Team MVP – Danny Townsend, some fantastic blocking skill demonstrated along with overall knowledge of the role he was set.

Offence MVP – Jacob Boorer, led the Offence well in getting the ball moving and actually started to move his legs as he picked up his 1st rushing yards of the season.

HoundDogs at London Youth Sport Games

Saturday the 6th of July saw the HoundDog Flag Team invited, from NFLUK, to take part in the London Youth Sport Games at Crystal Palace Stadium, London.

This was the u16’s Flag team the first chance 66222848_2410005815901000_5401319522483306496_n to wear their new kit that was kindly sponsored by Luke Boorer Carpets and produced by British firm GDZ Sports. The kit proudly displays the HoundDogs name along Luke Boorer Carpets Logo, with the Union Jack and  Sussex County Flag on the shoulders.

The games saw the HoundDogs face off against some usual opponents in Kent Exiles and Kent Phoenix. In all the HoundDogs team played 5 games against their opponents and walked away with victory in all 5. This is the first time ever that the HoundDogs have managed a clean sweep in a tournament format. The results finished as:

Adam, Finn, Harrison, Luan, Alax, Alfie, Stan, Benjamin and Charlie

HHD 21-6 Kent Phoenix
HHD 21-7 Kent Exiles
HHD 14-0 Kent Phoenix
HHD 8-0 Kent Exiles
HHD 20-14 Kent Phoenix

Harrison Kane 5TD’s
Stan Wilson 3TD’s
Charlie Boorer 2TD’s
Alfie Woods 1TD
Adam Taylor Pick 6

Coach Luke Boorer added “Today we had a great day. Everything we tried, paid off. We had a mixed team of experience and some rookie in the team, which was amazing to see the older kids helping the younger members along the way. It was a bit unfortunate that we couldn’t take the whole squad with us but we did try and take a mixture of all abilities. I am really pleased for all the lads. All that they have practised at training, they executed out on the pitch and displayed their skills to an exceptional level. It was a real pleasure to see. There were so many highlights including Woodsy Running TD to Stan’s one handed grab. I am sure the lads will be posting some of the video all over social media in the next few days. However, I would like to say a special mention to Luan and Finn who played in their first ever games of American Football.

Luke Boorer Carpet MVP’s go to:

Defence MVP – Adam Taylor. When the HoundDogs needed a stop, it was Adam that jumped in there with the tackle.

Offence MVP – Harrison Kane. Popped up with 5 TD’s in his first ever flag tournament as well as bagging several extra point conversions.

Overall MVP – Stan Wilson. Another player playing in his 1st Flag Tournament, Stan managed 3TD’s, several stops on D along with an amazing 1 handed catch.
The HoundDogs next action is on Sunday the 14th as the HoundDogs introduce a new format to the game with the Dog Bowl. The event is due to start at 10Am on Sunday 14th of July at Horsebridge Rec, near Hailsham.

AGM details

The Committee of Hellingly HoundDogs are agm 2019 pleased announced that the 2019 AGM date has been set for Tuesday the 23rd of July at the Clubhouse at Horsebridge Rec, near Hailsham starting at 7:30PM.

Below is a list of the roles available to be voted in on the night. Candidates that wish to stand must notify the Secretary via email, before 10PM on Tuesday the 16th of July of their intention to stand and a brief summary of why they fill they are right for the job, this will also include any current Committee member wishing to re-apply. This information will be emailed out to all parents along with the Agenda, Chairman’s report, Treasurer’s report and the 2018 minutes.

Chairman job Description
vice chairman description.
secretary job description.
treasurer role description.
Commercial manager description.
welfare officer description.
generic committee member description.

Please email all applications to the Secretary via hellinglyhounddogs@hotmail.com

Please vote that only over 18s and club members are eligible to vote. As a Youth Club, one parent is eligible to vote per family.

If anyone has any questions, please email the club secretary.