After another great season's football, we have some very good news to report! We are delighted to announce....
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EB Lions AFC - The Village Football Club

Posted on June 1, 2010

This article was published in June 2010. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Eaton Bray Lions AFCAfter another great season's football, we have some very good news to report! We are delighted to announce that our Under 9 Blues, coached by Nick Bramston and Becky McGee were winners of the Chiltern Junior Division 2 league. Well done to them and most importantly to the boys - Joe Thorne, Joseph Rabey, Oliver West, James Glover, Sam Carter, Cameron Burchill, Toby McGee, Sam Bramston and Myles Frederick. Heroes one and all!

In addition to another fantastic year of achievement throughout the club on the field of play, EB Lions AFC has been recognised twice by The Bedfordshire Football Association in the annual FA Charter Standard Club awards.

Firstly, the club has been recognised as Community Club on the Year. This comes on top of winning the Charter Standard Development Club of the Year only two seasons ago and only reaching Community status back in September. Again, this is a wonderful acknowledgment and recognition of everything that absolutely everyone involved in the Club contributes from Committee to coaches, to players and to parents together with all the people that support the club such as the Schools and Parish Councils.

Lastly, but by no means least, our Treasurer and U14s Coach Tim Sanders has been awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Community Football Award. This is the most prestigious individual award and within the club we all know how much time and effort Tim puts into everything that he does for the Club. This is fantastic recognition of his contribution over the years and is very much deserved award for someone who is defi nitely the driving force behind EB Lions, it is safe to say the Club would not be the success that it is without his sterling efforts over the last few years - Well done, Tim, we are all very proud of you!

New Players and Teams

There is a real and strong demand for village based football now, where the skill levels, coaching and development of players and teams is among the best in the county.

Whilst we have been hugely successful in stimulating demand and our teams are all of a good size and standard, we do have a small number of opportunities still available in certain age groups/teams and these are detailed in our advert in this months Focus.

We are now actively seeking new players for the following;-

  1. boys and girls reception year - to eventually form 2 new teams for our U7's season 2011.
  2. boys and girls year 1 (next seasons Under 7's). We have 4 coaches and 20 players, so there is just a couple of places left,
  3. girls in school year 3 and 4 - A new Girls team is being formed for next seasons Under 9/10 Girls).
  4. Boys 11 a side - there is a small number of opportunities - a player or maybe 2 at most for our U11, U12 and U14 boys - that's current school years 6,7 and 9.

We would particularly like to hear from you if you fall into these age bands - but indeed from anyone who has a son or daughter of any age who wants to play competitive football for their village club please email us at [email protected]

Reception - September 2010

We will create a new squad of boys and girls at our nursery entry age level of Under 5's, where we will hold regular sessions to introduce them to football in a structured, team environment. If your son or daughter is starting school this Summer, please preregister with us at [email protected]


If you are, or know of any local business that would be interested in supporting us next season please contact us at [email protected] to learn how this might boost your local profi le for a modest outlay and support youth sport in and around the villages.

-- E B Lions AFC

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