Successful season for Golden Hill Sonics

November 24 2016

Golden Hill Sonics have had a great season so far.

Golden Hill Sonics have had a great season so far. Around 170 children are playing football regularly which is fantastic when you consider we started out with a few helpful parents and jumpers for goalposts in Canford Park a decade ago! We are now a FA Charter Standard Club which has, at one end, an enthusiastic under 7’s squad and, at the other, an under 18’s team competing in the Premier Division of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Combination League.

All the children have been looking very smart every week this year due to their fantastic new kits – we are grateful to our sponsors ComputerRight and CartridgeRight.

We are delighted to be part of Golden Hill Sports, home of Bristol YMCA Cricket Club, and together we have been working very hard to secure an Aviva Community Grant to fix the balcony on our clubhouse. It has been inspiring to see the whole club and the local community pulling together for the benefit of everyone – a local bridge club also uses our facilities.

On the pitch we have seen some fantastic matches in recent weeks. Our youngest teams have been enjoying 5-a-side friendlies, the under 9’s and 10’s play 7-a-side friendlies and the under 11’s/12’s play 9-a-side. Our under 13’s have made the transition to 11-a-side (playing in the Avon Youth League Division 3) and our under 14’s have enjoyed a number of recent victories to put them top of the new Severn Valley Youth League. Our under 16’s have been playing some great football this season and are enjoying some very competitive matches in Division 4 of the Avon Youth League.

We are lucky to be able to play on a brilliant pitch at Golden Hill and are hoping the recent change in weather doesn’t stop the children enjoying their football every weekend in the run up to Christmas!


Andy Edwards