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December 2019

The Crediton Youth FC - Turning Tides Disability football side are pictured receiving their club training tops. The tops were kindly sponsored by Orchard Packaging the flexible packaging specialist from Keynsham, Bristol. Adrian Harvey - Crediton Youth FC chairman said we really see the disability side as an important part of the club and are delighted with the generous sponsorship of their tops.

Pictured with the players are Adrian Harvey club chairman, Ben Pidgeon disability side coach and Scott Brimilcombe from Crediton Youth FC who presented the training tops on behalf of Orchard Packaging.

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Week Ending December 15th 2019

Friday nights heavy rain caused a total wash out!

Saturday 14th December

Crediton Youth U9 v Seaton - Plate - PP
Culm Valley v Crediton Youth U12 - PP
Crediton Youth U13 v Okehampton - PP
Crediton Youth U14 v Okehampton - PP
West Exe v Crediton Youth U15 - PP

Crediton Youth FC - Wild Cats helpers, Abby, Chloe & Rowan -  pictured receiving their CYFC jackets in recognition of their hard workout regularly helping out at the Wild Cats sessions on Friday evenings.

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Week Ending December 8th 2019

The U15 girls bid a sad farewell to Izzy, who played her final game on Sunday , before she returns to New Zealand. A massive thank you to her, for being such a large part of that successful side. Try as hard as they could, the other girls just could just not get Izzy a goal in her final game.

Saturday December 7th
Crediton Youth U8 took part in a mini tournament at St Peters school Exeter
Crediton Youth U9 Panthers & Pumas v Heavitree A & B - four wins
Crediton Youth U12 3 Pinhoe Spartans 4
Okehampton 3 Crediton Youth U13 1 - AET
Crediton Youth U14 1 Alphington 7


Sunday December 8th

Crediton Youth U15 Girls 13 Twyford Spartans 1
Crediton Youth U11 Girls 4 Ottery St Mary 2 - Friendly
Crediton Youth U9 Girls played at Newton Fire
Crediton Youth U7 - played in a mini tournament at St Peters school - Exeter

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Week Ending December 1st 2019

Saturday November 30th
Crediton Youth U9 Panthers 3 Exeter Panthers 2 - Plate
Exmouth Utd 1 Crediton Youth U9 Pumas 4 - Cup
Crediton Youth U10 Cobra 9 Brixington Blues Utd 2 - Cup
Heavitree Pumas 1 Crediton Youth U10 Vipers 4 - Cup
Crediton Youth U11 2 Culm Sampford 1 - Cup
Crediton Youth U12 0 Culm Valley 2 - Cup
Okehampton v Crediton Youth U13 PP- Cup
Exmouth Utd 4 Crediton Youth U14 3 AET - Cup
Budleigh Salterton 2 Crediton Youth U15 1 - Plate


Sunday December 1st

Crediton Youth U7’s & 8’s held a mini tournament at Lords Meadow.
Crediton Youth U9 Girls played against Chulmleigh Girls at Chulmleigh.
Crediton Youth U11 Girls - took part in a futsal tournament at Teign
Twyford 0 Crediton Youth U13 Girls 6
Crediton Youth U15 Girls 10 West Exe 1

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Week Ending November 24th 2020

The weather really took its toll this weekend.

The U12’s only just losing to the unbeaten Topshsm Town on the 4G at Exeter City’s  Cliff Hill training ground and the U15 Girls winning a superb County cup game at home to SB Frankfort 2-1. 

Saturday November 23rd

Topsham Town 2 Crediton Youth U12 1

Sunday November 24th 

Crediton Youth U15 Girls 2 SB Frankfort 1 Devon County CupÂ

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Week Ending November 16th 2019

Crediton Youth U8 & U9s players took part in the Half Time Shoot Out at the Exeter City v Cheltenham Town game on Saturday, with Archie Crosbie and Will Hopkins as match day mascots.

Saturday November 16th

Crediton Youth U10 Cobra & Vipers v Central Eagles & Grecians - two wins & two draws
Okehampton 2 Crediton Youth U13 1
South Molton 5 Crediton Youth U14 1

Sunday November 17th

Crediton Youth U8s held a mini tournament at Lords Meadow.
Crediton Youth U11 Girls - took part in a Futsal tournament at Cranbrook.
Twyford 1 Crediton Youth U13 Girls 8 - Cup
Crediton Youth U15 Girls 10 v Stoke Hill 1

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Week Ending November 10th 2019

So lucky, with the amount of Crediton Youth fixtures played this weekend, with so many postponements across the County.

Crediton Youth U9 Panthers 1 Crediton Youth U9 Pumas 3 - Cup
Kentisbeare 0 Crediton Youth U10 Vipers - Cup - convincing win for the Vipers
Stoke Hill 1 Crediton Youth U11 Mavericks 2
Pinhoe Spartans 2 Crediton Youth U12 7 - Cup
Crediton Youth U13 v CS Cheetahs - PP
Crediton Youth U14 5 Sidmouth 3 - Cup

Sunday 10th November

Crediton Youth U11 Girls - two sides took part in a futsal tournament at Cranbrook with some great results.
Stoke Hill v Crediton Youth U13 Girls - PP
Brixham 0 Crediton Youth U15 Girls 4

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Week Ending November 3rd 2019

Saturday November 2nd

Crediton Youth U18 Girls 8 Torquay United Girls 4

Saturday November 2nd

Crediton Youth U10 Cobra 3 Heavitree Lions 1 - Cup
Alphington 0 Crediton Youth U13 3 - Cup

Sunday November 3rd

Alphington & Dawlish v Crediton Youth U8 Avengers - one win & one draw

Crediton Youth U13 Girls 4 Ottery St Mary 1

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Week Ending October 27th 2019

Lots of postponements this weekend owing to waterlogged pitches.

A chance to show a few improvements & new additions to Lords Meadow.
The major investment pre season was our second set of fold away 9v9 goals.
Other additions have included new corner flags, the the no dogs allowed sign complete with postcode for emergency situations.
Also all team managers have been issued with club folders to hold all that important information for training & match days.

Saturday 26th October
Crediton Youth U11 2 West Exe 5

Sunday October 27th
West Exe 2 Crediton Youth U15 Girls 9

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Week Ending October 20th 2019

Saturday October 19th

West Exe 9 Crediton Youth U14 0
Crediton Youth U13 3 Whipton 6
Broadclyst Lions & Tigers v Crediton Youth U8 Avengers - two wins

Sunday October 20th

Crediton Youth U13 Girls 2 Buckland 5 - Friendly

Great to see Crediton Youth U7’s - play their first friendly fixtures against each other @ Lords Meadow.

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Week Ending October 13th 2019

Best wishes to Jess Sandland from the U15's on being selected to attend the England Schools FA - Girls South West trial at Bristol - Good Luck Jess!

The wet weather brought the first postponements of the season.

Saturday October 12th

Crediton Youth U15 3 Moors Hawks 4
Crediton Youth U12 2 St Martins 4
Crediton Youth U9 Panthers & Pumas played away games against Central Athletic & Scorpions - four wins


Sunday October 13th

Crediton Youth U8’s played friendlies against Cullompton & North Tawton with some great results.

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Week Ending October 6th 2019

Great trip up to St Mary's to watch the Southampton v Chelsea game for the U15's boys & girls sides and the 14'€™s & 13’s.

Saturday 5th October

Crediton Youth U13 1 Axminster 10
Crediton Youth U12 3 OSM 5
Crediton Youth U11 5 Axminster 2 - Friendly
Crediton Youth U10 Cobras & Vipers - played Copplestone & Okehampton - four wins
Crediton Youth U8 played Heavitree Harriers & Hornets - two wins.


Sunday 6th October

Central 2 Crediton Youth U11 Girls 1
Crediton Youth U13 Girls 0 Newton Fire 5


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Week Ending September 29th 2019

Saturday September 28th

Crediton Youth U15 1 Alphington 8 - Cup
Crediton Youth U14 5 Stoke Hill 1 - Cup
Crediton Youth U13 13 Colyton 2 - Cup
Crediton Youth U10 Vipers 6 CS Jaguars 0
Moors Youth 2 Crediton Youth U10 Cobras 3 - Cup
Seaton 0 Crediton Youth U9 Pumas 4 -Cup
Crediton Youth U9 Panthers played a friendly v Brixington Blues.

Sunday September 29th

Crediton Youth U15 Girls 4 Brixham 1
Crediton Youth U11 Girls played friendlies against Brixham

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Week Ending September 22nd 2019

Saturday September 21st
West Hill 3 Crediton Youth U15 1
Moors Youth 3 Crediton Youth U14 4
Lympstone Spartans 0 Crediton Youth U13 1
Crediton Youth U12 2 Twyford Spartans 2
Stoke Hill Juniors & Colts v Crediton Youth U 10 - won three & lost one.
Stoke Hill Juniors & Colts v Crediton Youth U8 - two narrow defeats

Sunday September 22nd

Crediton Youth U13 Girls 3 Torquay United CTC 2
Kerswell Girls 4 Crediton Youth U15 Girls 2

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Fairfax Park

It was a very special day for former Crediton Youth FC goal keeper Jordon Jones, when he was one of the four lucky winners to be a Super Sub for the Manchester United Legends team in the charity game against a Hinkley Point C select side.
The game raised over £10,000 for MIND Somerset and took place at Bridgewater Town FCs Fairfax Park ground and attracted a crowd of over 900 spectators.
The legends side included former first team players Wes Brown, Keith Gillespie, Frank Stapleton and guest player Lee Hendrie.
The Hinkley Point C side was made up from workers and contractors from the site. The squad of seventeen was chosen from over one hundred players, who had attended the first trials, with many of whom having played a high level of amateur football.
The crowd witnessed an exciting game which finished 2-2 with the legends winning on penalties.
Hinkley went in one nil up at half time, but a missed penalty was to cost them. Danny Webber equalised for the legends early in the second half.
With thirty minutes to go Jordon and the three other super subs came on for the legends. Hinkley went 2-1 up following a fine move and finish. Shortly after that two superb saves from Jordon, wearing his Crediton Youth keepers top, kept the legends in the game, and the young keeper won the hearts of the crowd.
Late in the game Matt Jansen the former Blackburn Rovers striker guesting for the legends equalised with a long range effort.
The game then went to penalties with the Legends winning 3-2.

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Week Ending 15th September 2019

Saturday 14th September 
Crediton Youth U15 3 Okehamton 2
Crediton Youth U14 2 Ottery St Mary 10
Lympstone Spartans 3 Crediton Youth U13 4
Crediton Youth U12 2 Honiton 3
Crediton Youth U11 7 Lympstone - 0
U9’s V Exeter Panthers & Pink Panthers - two wins, one draw & one defeat.


Sunday 15th September

Bishop Lydeard 7 Crediton Youth U18 Girls 3
Crediton Youth U15 Girls 3 Newton Fire 2
West Exe 1 Crediton Youth U13 Girls 6
Torrington 0 Crediton Youth U11 Girls 8


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Week Ending 8th September 2019

Crediton Youth U15s Girls 12 Stoke Hill 0
CS Lions 2 Crediton Youth U14s 7 - Friendly
Moors 6 Crediton Youth U13s 4 - Friendly

Brixington Blues 2 Crediton Youth U12’s 0
Crediton Youth U10 Cobras & Vipers v Alphington & Pinhoe - four wins

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Uganda, Africa

It was great to receive a photo of some of our old kits being put to good use at the Heart of Mary Senior Secondary School in Uganda.

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Crediton Youth Girls

Pictured with the prestigious Devon FA Coach of the year award is Sean Hartrey of Crediton Youth FC. Sean was selected from a record number of candidates from across the County. He received numerous nominations, from parents across the Crediton Youth girls sides.
Sean has been instrumental in the growth and success of the girls section at the club, over the past few seasons.
He was also behind the club successfully gaining its SSE Wild Cats accreditation to run as a development centre for girls from five to eleven years old. Including the Wild Cats the club now has around one hundred girls actively taking part in football.

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Lords Meadow

Crediton Youth FC’s Charity Sunday attracted a bumper crowd to Lords Meadow.

A mini tournament featuring three sides, Crediton Youth Under 16'€™s, Crediton Youth Coaches and the Friends of Ian Leach, saw three short matches take place, to find the overall winning side.

All three sides made their way to the centre of the pitch, alongside players from the Under 7 and 8 sides who were mascots, before a minutes applause took place to remember both James Uren and Ian Leach.

The first game saw the Coaches play the Under 16â€'s. The game started at a frantic pace with both sides creating some good chances. The coaches went in front when an in swinging corner drew a superb save from Jordon Jones, only for the ball to eventually fall to Adam Clark to volley into the net. The second period of the game saw the Under 16’s dominate possession, with some great efforts only to be continually thwarted by the Coaches keeper Ben Pidgeon. When an horrendous back pass from Adrian Harvey, led to much confusion and resulted in a penalty for the Under 16’s, Ben Pidgeon again produced a superb save to deny Under 16’s keeper Jordon Jones his first ever goal for the side. When a late volley from Charlie Rook hit the side netting it was obvious it was just not going to be their day.

The second game saw the Coaches take on the Friends side. This game was always going to be a tight affair and the Coaches eventually went one up, following a fine move down the right side before Adam Clark again found the back of the net with another fine finish.
With so many players so keen to play, both sides made massive chances going into the second period of the game. Momentum swung to the Friends side and eventually a ball across the face of goal found Kevin Pitts to tuck the ball over the line, for the equaliser. The game looked as if it would finish a draw, until an aimless ball forward from Jim Southhall caused Lee Waring all sorts of problems, and the ball fell to Andrew Bunny Warren to roll the years back, and calmly place the ball into the back of the net, to a huge roar from the crowd to win game and the tournament for the Coaches side.
The final game saw the U16'€™s play the Friends side. In their final game together the 16's set off at a great pace and created some early opportunities before Samuel Del-Rio with probably the best goal of the afternoon put them in front, after beating three defenders and then cooly chipping the ball over the despairing keeper into the goal.
The second period saw the Friends get back into the game and after some pressure get awarded a penalty. The resulting spot kick from Hayden Leach saw another fine save, with Jordon Jones managing to turn the ball over the bar for a corner. Minutes later Hayden got his revenge, when the ball fell to him in the box and he neatly curled the ball into the corner of the net. Despite a flurry of late chances from the 16’s the game ended a draw.
All the games were officiated by Dan and Matt Uren who both guessed as well for the Coaches side.
Crediton Youth would like to thank everyone who supported the day and helped to make the day such a success, especially Crediton United FC, Exeter City FC and Sandford Orchards.
Overall on the day, just over £2000.00 was raised for the club’s three chosen charities - Devon Air Ambulance, MIND and Pete'€™s Dragons in memory of both James and Ian.

Results of the draw were - signed Ethan Ampadu Chelsea shirt - Dennis Cavanagh, signed Adrian - West Ham keeper gloves- Jo Hole, signed Exeter City shirt - Richard Philp, signed Craig Woodman shirt - Steve Carpenter, Exeter City Match Day Tickets - Josh Poole.

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Lords Meadow

Best Ever Six a Side Tournament for Crediton Youth Football Club

Lords Meadow playing fields and Crediton United'€™s main pitch recently played host to Crediton Youth Football Club's Annual Six-a-Side Tournament. The event kindly sponsored by Crediton Dairy, attracted entries of over 180 teams from across the South West region and from as far a field as Gloucester and Berkshire.

Luckily, the wet weather on the eve of the event cleared on Saturday morning and up to 17 pitches were in action on both days.

Adrian Harvey, Club Chairman said "€œIt really was another great tournament for the Club. Special thanks must go to the excellent team of coaches, parents and friends who worked so hard to put on the event and make it run so smoothly. Without these people there simply would not be a tournament. Thanks must also go all our Sponsors, Crediton Rugby Club, the Referees, and the local companies that help us stage the event"



Under 8€™s - Winner - Hallen FC, Runner up - Fremington Youth FC

Under 9€™s - Winner - Shammy Rovers, Runner up - Barnstaple Youth

Under 10s - Winner - Crediton Youth FC Trojans, Runner up - Culm Sampford

Under 10 Girls - Winner -€“ Weymouth, Runner up - Central Wildcats

Under 11s - Winner - Brixington Blues, Runner up - FGGA Falcons

Under 12s - Winner - Central City, Runner up - Barnstaple

Under 12 Girls - Winner -€“ Crediton Youth FC A, Runner up - Plympton

Under13s - Winner - Heavitree Allsorts, Runner up - Exeter Panthers

Under 14€™s - Winner - Heavitree Blacks, Runner up - Redruth Rangers

Under 14 Girls - Galmpton, Runners up - Abbeymead Vipers

Under 15€™s - Winner -€“ Okehampton, Runner up - Total youth

Under 16s - Winners - Twyford Spartans, Runners up - Twyford B

U16 Girls - Winners - Moors Youth Runners up -€“ Crediton Youth FC A

Also presented at the Tournament was the James Uren Young Referee of the Year Award to the Best Young Referee officiating at Crediton Youth home fixtures during the season. The winner for this season was Rob Stoyle.

As many people associated with Crediton Youth Football Club will be aware the last season has been punctuated by some very sad and tragic events concerning volunteers/supporters of the Club -“ James Uren and Ian Leach. As a result, the Club decided to remember and honour the support given by James and Ian by fundraising for Mind, Pete's Dragons and the Devon Air Ambulance. A raffle held at the tournament raised over £1500 thanks to the generous donation of Mr Richard Jones from R J Tyres who won the first prize and donated most of the money back to the charities.

The Club€™s next fundraising event for the charities will be on Sunday 7th July starting at 4 pm when three short games by teams from this year'€™s U16 Boys, The Coaches team and a team made up of friends of Ian Leach. The afternoon will also feature a €œLucky Line draw for an Ethan Ampadu shirt signed by Chelsea players, a pair of goal keepers gloves from West Ham United’s Adrian and a signed Exeter City Football Club Shirt. The lucky lines cost £2 each and can be purchased from any of the Club€™s coaches or from Evans Newsagent in the High Street.

We are sure the teams will appreciate everyones support on the day -€“ there will be a BBQ and bar as well as half time penalty shootouts by the Clubs younger teams. A family fun afternoon to finish off this years season whilst supporting three amazing charities.


Lords Meadow

Over the past few weeks, Crediton United FC's club house has played host to Crediton Youth FC's many presentation events.

These events started off, with the main presentation event, which this year, due to the growing number of players saw the event being split into three sections.
The junior section session, saw the Under 7'€™s and 8'€™s receive their participation medals and the Under 9's their individual awards for the season from Crediton United FC, Chairman Martin Edgington.
Following on from that, the next presentation saw the Under 10-12'€™s , receive their participation medals and individual awards from ex Crediton Youth player and current Crediton United captain Dave Lee.
Also awarded in this session, were the Junior Section Chairman'€™s award, which went to Stuart Poole for all his hard work, especially with updating club policies and procedures. The Vice Chairman's award went to Allan Broome and Jim Southall for all their efforts and enthusiasm they have brought to the club, in their first season.
The final session, saw the senior age group the Under 13's to 16'€™s receive their participation medals and awards from Crediton United FC, assistant manager Richard Blake.

During, this presentation long service awards were presented to four U16 players Bailey Vodden, Charlie Rook, Edward and Oliver Daniel who have represented the club continuously from Under 8'€™s. Duncan Smith and Jack Harvey two Under 15's players, who finished their time at the club playing for the U16's side also received awards, for their services to the club.
Long Service Awards were also presented to Glyn Vodden and Martin & Sally Anne Daniel to acknowledge their commitment to the club. The Chairman'€™s Award in the senior category went to the Girls Section for their achievements this season. The Vice Chairman'€™s Award went to Lisa Champ for the outstanding work she has done in the role of Tournament Secretary.
The Club Person of the Year Award went to Sally Anne Daniel for all the work she has done behind the scenes for the Club.
The Tim Roche Cup for the outstanding achievement or contribution made by an age group within the club went to the Under 16's Boys. The side had stuck together and finished their time at the club, with a squad of eighteen players and had seen them have a great season and reach the Plate Final.



With the growth of the Girls Section, it was decided to hold the Girls Section presentations in two separate events for the junior and senior age groups.Both events were held on Friday evenings, and saw the girls hold their regular training session, followed by a meal, kindly prepared for them by volunteer parents. The presentation of their participation medals then followed. These presentations were made by their respective managers and coaches.


Crediton Youth FC Award Winners 2018-19

Under 9€™s - Cobras
Players Player - Thomas Harris
Most Improved -€“ Rory Doyle
Man of the Match - Fletcher Clarke
Golden Boot - Jake Stagg
Managers Player -€“ William Gale
EDYL Player of the Season -€“ Lucas Verrier
Under 9s Vipers
Most Improved - Alfie Butterfield
Team Player - Zac Miller
Golden Boot - Seb Roche
Man of the Match -€“ Jake Tapp
Managers Player - Billy Dymond
EDYL League Player -€“ Jake Tapp

Under 10s - Spartans
Players Player - Freddie Fox
Most Improved -€“ Charlie Browning
Managers Player -€“ Zach Mildon
EDYL League Player -€“ Jayden Friend

Under 10s €“- Trojans
Players Player - Oliver Webber
Most Improved -€“ Archie Welsh
Managers Player - Max Collins
EDYL League Player -€“ Max Collins


Under 11€™s
Players Player - Jack Harris
Parents Player -€“ Jack Brimilcombe
Managers Player -€“ Jamie Crump
EDYL League Player -€“ Jamie Crump

Under 12s Cobra
Parents Player -€“ Josh Snell
Most Improved -€“ Joseph Gilbert
Players Player - Harry Welsh
Team Player -€“ Ben Harvey
Managers Player -€“ Greg Mildon
EDYL League Player -€“ Ryan Sandland

Under 12€™s Crocodiles
Players Player -€“ Roupen Papazian
Team Player -€“ Reuben Champ
Most Improved -€“ Christian Woodley
Managers Player -€“ Morgan Vincent
EDYL League Player - Leo Tarragon

Players Player -€“ Pete Luxmore
Parents Player -€“ Finn Warren
Most Improved -€“ Reece Burnison
Team Player -€“ Matt Hartshorne
Managers Player -€“ Tyler Lander
EDYL Player -€“ Finn Warren

Players Player -€“ Lee Waldron
Parents Player - Lewis Heywood
Goal of the Season -€“ Sam Price
Team Player -€“ Riley Orchard
Managers Player -€“ Sam Browning
EDYL League Player -€“ Lee Waldron

Players Player -€“ Samuel Del - Rio
Parents Player -€“ Jordon Jones
Most Improved -€“ Duncan Smith
Man of the Match -€“ Jordon Jones
Managers Player -€“ Charlie Rook
EDYL Player -€“ Edward Daniel

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