Super season to remember for Sonics

May 11 2015

Everyone at Golden Hill Sonics is really pleased for our under 18s – they have won the Bristol Central League in their first ever season! Most of the squad are under 17 and have been playing together since they were under 7s, training in Canford Park. It is a great achievement and thanks go to Laurie Hines and David Webb for all their efforts coaching the boys.

Everyone at Golden Hill Sonics is really pleased for our under 18s – they have won the Bristol Central League in their first ever season! Most of the squad are under 17 and have been playing together since they were under 7s, training in Canford Park. It is a great achievement and thanks go to Laurie Hines and David Webb for all their efforts coaching the boys.

Some year groups have away games left but the last home match of the season 2014/2015 has been played. Golden Hill Sonics is part of Golden Hill Sports, as is Bristol YMCA Cricket Club and it is now time for the cricketers to enjoy Golden Hill Sports ground until September.

This has been our best ever season with eleven year groups for the first time – every year group has developed and had a lot of fun, from the under 7s through to our under 18s. We have enjoyed our trips to support Bristol Flyers and Bristol Academy and are really pleased to see Bristol City promoted. We are hoping Bristol Rovers can make it back into the League as well to make it a memorable season for both red and blue Bristolians!

Unfortunately, we have experienced some examples of the negative side of youth football in recent weeks. Owen Hodgson, one of our under 16s, was badly fouled in a ‘friendly’ match and needed an operation to fix his broken knee – we all wish Owen a speedy recovery. Our under 11s found out recently that the team that knocked us out of the Cup, and will win the Hanham Minor League Division D, has been playing an overage player all season. The boy was registered using a fake birth certificate.

Thankfully, we are lucky to have some fantastic people involved at Sonics – from our Groundsman, Kit Secretary and Chairman to our great coaches and Secretary. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of our football club.

The coming weeks will be exciting with our under 11s hoping to get promoted in their first season in competitive football and our under 15s on course for an impressive finish in Avon Youth League Division 2. We are all looking forward to our annual presentation evening which is always a very entertaining occasion!