Anyone visiting the Bungalow Inn, Redhill on Saturday 8thAugust 2012 around half ten in the morning would have been instantly enveloped in the excited buzz hanging in the air. Of course all the excitement was as a result of The Felton Flyers (Felton U11 Football Team) hosting their first match for the Saturday Bristol Youth League. As hosts, they were determined to stamp their mark in the league and where better to start than with a home game against last years reigning champions, The Foxes!
Felton FC held their own during the first half and were ecstatic when one of their star players, Finlay Ford scored The Flyers first goal putting pressure on The Foxes. Unfortunately despite the early lead, The Foxes came out in the second half with a flurry of goals securing their lead and upon the final whistle The Foxes had stormed to a 6-1 win. Despite the score, everyone agreed that this had been a fantastic experience for the Felton lads, some of whom had never played a match before. Speaking to the Flyers manager after the match, Dom said "All the lads surpassed my expectations and they played the best game of football I have seen from them. I felt like a proud dad of 9 children this morning, the opening game for our Club could not have gone better".
Felton FC only formed late last September following an extremely popular response to a weeks free football training at the local park in the summer holidays. Felton FC, the brain child of Dom Ford a local parent was instantly welcomed by the young Feltonians and during the course of a year, Felton FC have gathered pace growing steadily. The club now boasts 4 coaches, a couple of assistant coaches, 3 training days per week and a training ground, club house and match ground fit for any respectable football club. If your child would like to join a rapidly expanding Club please contact Dominic on 07909 527 426 or Catherine on 07713 234 064 for more information. We are always looking for new stars to join our teams!