22 May 2024

A special day for the Withernsea AFC Under-9s as they approach the end of an era

The Withernsea Under-9s are almost at the end of their campaign before they go into under-10s football in September.

Last Saturday morning it was time for the boys to play in the Grace’s Day tournament held on the Hull Road playing fields.

We entered the team knowing that all the other teams were a year older, and playing 9 v 9 football, but this did not faze the young Seasiders as they finished third in the table.

The boys only lost two games by a single goal to eventual finalists Patrington and Thorngumbald. The under-9s did manage to pick up a draw and two victories against Priory and a local derby versus our Withernsea U10s. This was a fantastic start to the day, and the boys really enjoyed playing in a well-organised tournament for a great charity.

In the evening the boys headed to the Willows Club in Withernsea for their annual presentation. In previous years the presentations had been affected by Covid-19, so we wanted to make this a night to remember.

The under-9s have had an unforgettable 12 months, with one promotion and possibly a second (we are waiting for the league to confirm this), Butlins Easter tournament and trips to the MKM Stadium to watch Hull City.

The young Seasiders enjoyed a two-course meal followed by the trophy presentation with a small sing-song!

With this year having been very productive on and off the field, it was a really hard decision to choose the award winners, as every player has contributed towards this successful season.

  • Clubman: Ollie
  • Most Improved: Joshua
  • Respect: Corey
  • Parents’ Player: Tristan
  • Players’ Player: Jayden and Louie
  • Coaches’ player: Freddie

The season is almost over, but before we go on our summer break and recharge our batteries for the new season at under-10 level, we do have a couple of fundraising events and tournaments to attend – so if you can help out or just pop in and show your face to support these young superstars, that would be great.

We would like to say a big thank you to Sophie and family for letting us play in Grace’s Day, and also to the staff at the Willows Club who helped made this a special day for the boys.

  • More pictures in this week’s edition!