Under 7 Statistics 2002 2003
Managers : Gary Porter, Simon Burke, Dean Bayliss
A glorious summer gave way to a wet autumn for the perennial football challenge between parents and their 6-year-old boys. All were prepared to face head-on the challenges that lay ahead. Dads, one and all, vowing to educate their children in the ways of their heroes from '66. Children were promising to obey our every command. There they all stood tall and proud in their XXX Small Club kit, that even after being tucked into their shorts went down past their ankles. The tension was obvious as players warmed-up and fans took up their favoured positions. By kick-off the opposition fan had chosen her seat in the grandstand (Park Bench), while NWR fans (Mums, Dads, Siblings and Pets), swarmed into the now famous 'Car Park' end.
The cheerleader squad of Mums could be heard debating every refereeing decision,
as well as the poor colour matching of the oppositions kit......... and so began our wonderful journey into the world of Sunday morning football.
In all seriousness, this season has been a steep learning curve for children and parents alike. Friendships have been made, goals have been scored and goals have been conceded (many many goals!!!!). However, it is also fair to say that this season has been very beneficial and the children have come on in leaps and bounds and are now champing at the bit to be involved in the League. We had the pleasure of our first goal in autumn. Our first victory
in the very cold and wet winter and a group of children who are still as keen and eager in the spring as the day we started. From a parental perspective it has been a pleasure being involved with a very keen, eager and well-mannered group of children - they have given us immense pleasure.
Here's looking forward to next season!!!!