Category: Falcons Team News

Farmington Youngsters Involved In SFA Coaching Course

The club are encouraging their young footballers to expand on their football knowledge by getting involved in coaching courses.

16 year old Performance Squad members Leah White and Caitlin Mitchell along with 18 year old Rachelle Milton from our Ladies squad all took part in the recent SFA East Region 1.1 Early Touches course at Brechin High School.

All three girls have been involved with the club’s youth setup by coaching the U7 and U9 groups. It is an ideal situation to have these young women, who have achieved so much at Farmington, help with the junior girls and offer real female football role models for the youngsters at the club.

Junior Co-ordinator Jane Luckhurst is pleased to see players get involved with coaching younger girls, explaining: “In order to be successful our club relies heavily on volunteer help, as every club does, but the ideal situation would be if we could encourage more players to get involved in the coaching side of the club. This allows them to pass on their knowledge to the junior girls, and the junior girls are delighted to have the older players as coaches.”

Leah, Caitlin and Rachelle will all be taking part in the Level 1.2 course next month.

2016 Presentation Evening Award Winners

The club held their annual presentation evening on Saturday at the Reid Hall in Forfar, with the ceremony attended well by players, coaches, supporters and parents alike.

Teams from U7 level all the way through to our three senior teams were represented, with the Hall full to capacity.

With the U7, U9 and U11 sides not involved with competitive football as of yet, the players were awarded medals for their efforts while the older sides were presented with awards ranging from a Clubwoman Award to Players’ Player of the Year.

The SWPL side saw Megan McCarthy win Player of the Year in her first full season at the club with the players voting for Fiona McNicoll as the Players’ Player of the Year while Erin Cattanach won Young Player of the Year.

Development pair Leah White and Caitlin Mitchell were also presented with the Forfar Community Award and Youth Player of the Year respectively, completing an impressive year for the pair at the club.

 

Forfar Farmington SWPL

Player of the Year: Megan McCarthy

Players’ Player of the Year: Fiona McNicoll

Young Player of the Year: Erin Cattanach

 

Forfar Farmington Development

Player of the Year: Leah White

Players’ Player of the Year: Sally Patterson

Clubwoman Award: Ellie Cook

 

Forfar Farmington Ladies

Player of the Year: Emma Stewart

Players’ Player of the Year: Emma Stewart

Clubwoman Award: Emily Grundy

 

Forfar Farmington Under 17’s

Player of the Year: Rachel Robbie

Players’ Player of the Year: Melissa Coull

Most Improved Player of the Year: Aimee Robertson

 

Forfar Farmington Flyers U15’s

Player of the Year: Charlotte Cook

Players’ Player of the Year: Morven Whyte

Clubwoman Award: Sophie Valentine

 

Forfar Farmington Foxes U13’s

Player of the Year: Sophie Cameron

Most Improved Player of the Year: Beth Mowatt

Clubwoman Award: Katie Taylor

 

Forfar Farmington Falcons U13’s

Player of the Year: Lucy Corbitt

Most Improved Player of the Year: Rachel Neve

Clubwoman Award: Alex Glennie

 

Forfar Farmington Stars U13’s

Player of the Year: Madison Kirkpatrick

Most Improved Player of the Year: Aimee Esslemont

Clubwoman of the Year: Megan Johnston

 

Community Award: Leah White

Nominees: Charlie Lewis, Kay Thomson, Jane Luckhurst, Dave Cattanach, Nicola Davidson

 

Youth Player of the Year: Caitlin Mitchell

Falcons Delighted To Be City Mascots

Last month saw the Under 13 Falcons travel down to Manchester for a fun filled weekend of football after some successful fundraising over the last few months. Setting off on an early Sunday morning, the girls went straight into a friendly against local club AFC Urmston Meadowside (Pumas); a well matched opposition with the Farmington girls winning 4-1. The girls enjoyed some downtime and some ten pin bowling at the Trafford Centre after a long day.

An early start on Monday saw the girls take in a guided stadium tour of the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ at Manchester United’s Old Trafford.  In the afternoon the side were at the Academy Stadium taking in a fantastic match between Manchester City and Doncaster Rovers Belles; the girls were delighted with the surprise of being mascots for the game and walking on to the pitch with the City players. The hosts came out on top with a comprehensive 6-0 victory, the game being a great experience for the girls and an insight into what could be achieved with a lot of hard work and determination.

All in all, it was a fantastic weekend away and the girls were a credit to Forfar Farmington.

A big thank you to Callum and Tom from AM Sports Tours for their company and a fun filled weekend!

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Farmington Falcons v AFC Urmaston Meadowside (Pumas)
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Old Trafford Tour
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Mascots – Manchester City Ladies v Doncaster Rovers Belles