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Results W/E 9th May 2021

Yet another solid weekend:

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The U18s beat Hendon 4-1 at home. This was the performance of the season with some Dragons having to play in different positions. They took the lead with a 25 yard screamer and were 2 – 0 up by half time. Two goals in the 2nd  half, with one that nearly broke the net, completed the win.  This was a great Dragons performance with every player contributing to a well-deserved victory.

The U17s  beat Pinnstars 4-2 away. The newly resurgent Dragons took another step up the table this weekend with a convincing win. The Coach was quoted as saying after the match “The lads really played like a team and transferred all their hard work in training onto the pitch.”

The U15 Boys drew 4-4 away with Wealdstone. The Dragons conceded an initial goal but then quickly took a 3 – 1 lead into halftime.  This week the Dragons game management was lacking and they allowed 3 second half goals to trail 3 – 4  going into the final minutes.  The Dragons then followed their typical pattern of last minute theatrics to keep fans on their toes and fought back to earn a free kick to equalise in the final minutes.  

The U15 Girls did not play

The U14 Boys again had no match

The U13 Boys beat Superskills 2-1 at home. This was a hard-fought win for the Dragons who scored an early goal, only to have it cancelled out moments later by a Super Skills quick equaliser. The Dragons’ second goal was a spectacular effort which deserves a nomination for goal of the season – a skilful flick, quick feet and accurate passing was finished off with a half volley into the top corner. The second half was goalless as the Dragons’ solid defence held off the Super Skills’ dogged attack. It was a close game which ended with a deserved 2-1 Dragons’ victory.

The U13 Girls just lost 2-3 to Ruislip Rangers at home. It was an evenly fought contest in the first half leaving it 1-1 at the break.  In the second half Ruislip scored 2 almost identical goals with looping shots over the Dragons keeper. The Dragons continued to fight and clawed the score back to 2-3 and also hit the crossbar twice. Ruislip managed to hang, on making substitutions to keep fresh legs which the Dragons were unable to do. This was a fantastic effort from the Dragons nonetheless.

The U12 Boys beat Hillingdon Youth 2-1 away. The Dragons came back from being a goal down to defeat Hillingdon 2-1 away.  The Dragons had great momentum and created several other chances in the second half.

The  U12 Girls had no match

The U11 Girls  lost 1-3 to Alexandra Youth Park at home. Alexandra took the lead and then scored again before the Dragons pulled back to 1-2 before conceding again. A good competitive match.  

The U11 Boys beat Hanwell Town 4-0 at home in their 5th successive win. Hanwell were a good side and this was a competitive match from start to finish. The Dragons were just that little bit better on the day and as we all know how small differences in performance  lead to goals which only take a second to score    

The U10s trained before playing a friendly against the U11 Boys.

The Seniors  lost 1 – 3 away to C B Hounslow. The Dragons started slowly and did not get into the game. At half time they were 0-2 down!!  At the half time review it was agreed that the Dragons  needed to be a bit more aggressive and maintain possession for longer periods to try to get something out of the game. The Dragons responded  and there was an improvement,  but just not enough to pull the game back.

Results W/E 2nd May 2021

Another tremendous weekend with more Dragon goals (31 to 7) than rain showers in April.

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The Seniors beat London Titans 10-0 at home in a fine display from the start. The Dragons played beautifully and were clinical in front of goal to lead 3-0 at half time. The team was then “freshened up” as players had given 100% in the first half. With the changes the Dragons looked sharp again and re started with the bit between their goalscoring teeth to score another 7 goals. The Dragons are gelling and getting more confident by the week.

The U18s won without kicking a ball as Belmont forfeited the game as they did not have enough players.

The U17s walloped Pro FA 6-1 at home. The Dragons have been working hard to put the team together and it is now paying off. The match got underway in predictable form as Pro FA scored within a couple of minutes before the Dragons started to play. By half time the Dragons were 2-1 up and at the final whistle the score was 6-1 coming from two respective hat-tricks. The team has found its form and looks forward to a successful end of season.

The U15s Boys beat Celtic 4-1 away, as they took revenge after a bruising early season defeat. The first half was incredibly tense with three yellow cards issued in the first 15 minutes. The Dragons set the footballing tone with two early goals and then kept the pressure on to lead 4 – 1 at half time, powered by a hat trick by the number 10 which included two calmy taken penalties. The second half followed some intense ‘game management’ instructions by the Dragons coaching staff which were executed perfectly with no additional goals allowed.

The U15 Girls just lost 3-4 away to League Leaders Hampstead. The Dragons lined up with a 3-5-1 formation whilst Hampstead took the majority of the opening possession but missed their opportunities with countless offsides. Against the run of play the Dragons went 1-0 up 10 minutes before half time but only held the lead for a miserly 3 minutes before Hampstead scored to make it 1-1 on half time. Straight from the re-start a dipping shot from the Dragon’s leading scorer gave them a 2-1 lead. It would have been wise for the Dragons to then shut-up-shop with their shock lead but they went on to score yet again to lead 3-1. You could hear a pin drop as Hampstead were on the brink of collapsing but they were not going down without a fight as they picked the ball up in midfield to score from 15 yards out. The Dragons lacked the fitness to push Hampstead out of the encounter and allowed them to equalise before a weak effort rolled invitingly into the Dragons goal to win with 7 minutes left.

The U14 Boys had no game

The U13 Boys had no game

The U13 Girls had no game

The U12 Boys defeated Parkfield Youth Blue at home 1-0. The Dragons enjoyed good momentum in the first half and kept the opponent’s keeper busy stopping numerous goal efforts. The second half started off similarly, with the match becoming uncomfortably tense in the final minutes, as the Dragons triumphantly held on for the win.

The U12 Girls had no game so had a training session followed by a picnic in the park instead.

The U11 Boys beat Hanwell Town 5-0 at home. This was a tremendous performance from the Dragons who have gone from a group of excitable boys running around like ants chasing the ball to a disciplined, mature footballing team in a few short months.

The U11 Girls beat Limehouse Laces 2-1 away in back to back wins. The Dragons took an early lead which was lost just before half time when Limehouse equalised with the last kick of the half. The Dragons were so determined to get the next goal that they did so early into the second half. They were resolute throughout and held on to a 2-1 win.

The U10s trained before playing a friendly against the U11 Boys. Over the next couple of weeks they will be split into two groups so that we can begin to build the new U11s to be entered into the League next season.

Results W/E 25th April 2021

What a tremendous weekend – almost undefeated from top to bottom! That old adage “A Resilient Dragon is a Good Dragon” certainly held true as teams who were battered last week walloped their oppositions this week!

The Seniors beat Rajput Del-Mundo 4-1 at home. Most of the match was played in the Del-Mundo’s half, with the Dragons keeping the ball and waiting patiently for an opening. This approach saw them 2-0 up at half time at which the coaches’ instructions were to continue pressing high and keeping possession until there was an opening to attack.  The Dragons were rewarded with another two goals but late in the game they switched off and allowed Del-Mundo a consolidation goal.  

The U11 Girls beat Acton Ealing Whistlers 2-1 away.  This was a Great performance from the Dragons and a well-deserved victory. Scoring in the first minute helped to give the Dragons the confidence they needed to go on and secure the win. 

The U11 Boys beat Polonia 4-1 away on Wormwood Scrubs. If truth be told the Dragons never looked like losing the match which was a surprise to many. Leading at half time, some feared that battling up hill in the second half would undo the Dragons but in the event they romped up and down like antelopes needing exercise.

The  U12 Girls just lost 2-3 to Barnet Nightingales at home. Dragon fans were reminded of their 0-6 drubbing at the hands of Barnet in their first match as they got off to the worst possible start to go 0-1 down after 20 seconds.  Undeterred the Dragons settled down to play great football, on even terms with Barnet, leaving it still  0-1 to Barnet at half time. After the coach’s pep talk the Dragons came back on invigorated before a breakaway goal led to Barnet taking a 0-2 lead and then, before the Dragons knew, it was 0 – 3. The galvanized Dragons picked up their game, and in the last 15 minutes scored twice which lead to a very tense final 5 minutes in which Barnet just managed to hold on for the win

The Boys U12s Boys beat Celtic 6-0 at home. This was an absolutely tremendous result for the Dragons after their uncomfortable match last week. They played consistently well, with each player contributing to the resounding win. 

The U13 Boys  walloped London Eagles 10-2 at home. The Dragons had a full squad and were in a relaxed, optimistic mood from the start.  An early Dragons goal set the scene. Some good passing down the line and crosses into the middle, as practised at Saturday’s training, resulted in a 5-2 lead at half time. But the Dragons weren’t complacent, as the second half has often been their downfall. With the Dragons goalie saving a penalty they  knew that it was to be their day as more goals came from six different players, with a hat-trick somewhere in the goal mix.

The U13 Girls had no game

The U14 Boys no game

The U15 Girls  did not play

The U15 Boys beat Forest Utd 7-3 at home.  Two Dragons players scored their first goals of the season but the goal of the day was an incredible length of the pitch assist from their goalie which was put away by a header (yes, header off a bouncing ball ) by the Dragons striker.  To give Forest credit, they did not totally wilt under the pressure and put through 3 goals, including from their exceptional number 10.  

The U17 Boys drew 3-3 against Premier League Leaders Hendon at home. The Dragons went 2-0 up very quickly as the effects of their new coaching became apparent. The match remained tight and the Dragons came very close to winning but in the end settled for a 3-3 draw. A great match. 

The U18s drew 1-1 with Regents & Tufnell Park away. Regent took the lead in the first half but the Dragons equalised with a 25 yard screamer from a player’s first ever goal for the team. In the second half it was all the Dragons with Regents clearing off the line and their keeper under pressure. Alas that illusive winning goal never came for the Dragons as they so richly deserved.

The U10s trained before playing a friendly against the U11 Boys. They get better each week.

Results W/E 18th April 2021

The gnarled Seniors and diminutive U11 Boys led the way with wins but, if truth be told, there were a few wobbles in between:

The combined Seniors squad beat Sporting Duet 3-2 in a friendly at home. The Dragons were sharp from the off to score twice in the first twenty minutes.  The players are starting to gel and understand the coaching strategy.  Alas after 30 minutes they became complacent,  starting to over play and then losing possession. By half time Sporting Duet had managed to pull back two goals. The Dragons were as one as they agreed that they needed to go back to controlling the game which they did to dominate the second half. Twenty minutes in the Dragons took the lead again, but this time held on to win 3-2. A good performance, which will raise players’ confidence in preparation for this coming weekend’s home cup fixture. 

The U18s lost 2-4 to Belmont away. The Dragons took the lead as they played for the first time on a 4G pitch. Belmont equalised just before half time and then took the lead in the 2nd half  before the Dragons equalised with a great goal. As can be the case, as the Dragons pressed  for a win Belmont scored twice from breakaways.

The U17s lost to Brentham 2-7 away. The Dragons played to the end but were outclassed by a very strong team.  It is on to next week. 

The U15 Boys just lost 1-2 to Elite London away. This was a frustrating match for the Dragons as Elite’s goals came from a handball in the box (maybe ! ) and a defensive mistake.  The Dragons converted a penalty for their only goal. This was a good reminder of how fitness will be crucial for the rest of the season.  Heat plus only 2 subs on the day took their toll.

The U15 Girls were awarded a win as their opposition could not field a team. Instead they played the U13 Boys in a friendly during the Saturday training session. Despite the girls being two years older the U13 boys gave them a good match, with the Girls just winning by a one off wonder goal.

U14 Boys had no match

The U13 Boys lost to Wealdstone away.  This was a difficult morning with the ref arriving late, giving time for the Dragons key defender to injure himself in the warm up! An unfortunate fall on the hard surface, whilst practising a tackle, left him with an urgent visit to St Mary’s and two broken bones in his wrist! Eventually the match started with the Dragons defending gallantly from an attacking onslaught. It was a relief to be only 0-1 down at half time. Unfortunately, an early goal in the second half, followed by a quick penalty against the Dragons, saw their heads drop to Wealdstone’s rather wicked advantage. The normally chipper Dragons Manager was relieved to eventually get home after her car would not start. Never was a cup of tea more deserved.

The U13 Girls lost at home to Broomwood.  The Dragons had the bare minimum amount of players which included the absence of the first choice goalkeeper. The game started encouragingly enough with the Dragons keeping good possession and hitting the woodwork early on. However as the hidden score line suggests that was as good as it got.

The U12 Boys lost away against Harrow St Mary’s,  who proved to be a well developed and organised team. There were a lot of lessons for the Dragons to learn in this loss, which should be a positive going forward.

The U12 Girls game was called off as the opposition could not field a team.

The U11 Boys beat Hanwell Town 3-2 at home in a tremendous show of resilience. The Dragons went 0-2 down and so easily could have lost heart but they are made of sterner stiff and pulled back to 2-2 before scoring the important winner near the end.

The U11 Girls drew 1-1 with Broomwood at home.  The Dragons  were outstanding as  they gave everything. The concentration & work rate from the first whistle to the last was phenomenal.  Every Dragon had to dig deep & fight for one another as they refused to be beaten whilst never giving up trying to win.  

The U10s trained before playing a friendly against the U11 Boys. It will soon be time to start splitting the players into two squads by age in preparation for entering the League as Under 11s .

 

Results W/E 11th April 2021

We are on an upward trend:

The combined Seniors Team drew 1-1 away in the COVID cup against CB Hounslow. For the first 20 minutes it was clear that the Dragons were rusty after their break. The shock of going 0-1 down however galvanised the Dragons to pull up their footballing socks. At half time the coaches had an open discussion with the Dragons which lead to a much improved second half with the deserved equaliser coming after 60 minutes.  From then on it was the Dragons who were the better side, creating chances but just not converting them. All in all a credible away result.  

The U18s drew 2 – 2 with Forest FC at home. This was a tough match with Forrest playing 11 players behind the ball making them hard to break down. It was against the run of play that the Dragons went 0-2 down from two set pieces. The Dragons then staged a tremendous turnaround – with 5 minutes to go they scored twice in quick succession before almost then winning with the last kick of the game. The Dragons had again demonstrated their great attitude – they never gave up.

The U17s just lost 3-4 at home to Football Samuri, the Premier League leaders. The Dragons started well and took control to post a 2-0 lead at half time. But, as they say, football is a game of two halves and the Dragons were reduced to ten men through injury and short handedness which lead to a narrow final loss.

The U15 Boys beat Hanwell 4 – 3 at home; a thriller for the second week in a row.  After a dismal first 10 minutes leading to a 0-1 deficit, the Dragons took control and dominated possession to earn a 3 – 1 lead.   The Dragons goalie then made two impressive stops at point blank range to maintain the lead into the last 10 minutes.   Hanwell’s impressive striker put in his second goal to draw even with only 5 mins to play only for the Dragons number 10 to soar through the North Kensington sky for a winning header.  A fantastic win!!

The U15 Girls beat Limehouse 2-1 at home after a 17 week break between matches.  Both teams produce meaningful attacks but it was the Dragons who broke the deadlock after only 5 minutes. Limehouse were not to be underestimated however and it took them only 3 minutes to equalise.  Both teams then pressed for a win but at half time it was still 1-1.  Limehouse believed that they would win but the third goal nearly came from the Dragons with a 20-yard shot that hit the post. Although Limehouse had more subs to keep their squad lively their weakness was their goal kicking and a particularly tepid one fell to the Dragons who scored to win with 7 minutes left on the clock.

The U14 Boys had no match

The U13 Boys lost against Pinnstars at home. The home defeat did not reflect the brave commitment of the Dragons and their new goalkeeper, returning after a year away from football.  Still embedding in a relatively new team, with a few injuries, the Dragons played well against the second placed Pinnstars in the League. As the resilient Dragons Manager said at the post match press conference “This was an encouraging second outing after Lockdown”. 

The U13 Girls had no match

The U12 boys defeated Venceremos 3-1 away. Venceremos  neglected to tell the Dragons that the match was to be played, against the rules, on a full sized pitch. The Dragons spurned the opportunity to be awarded the match, choosing rather to beat Venceremos.   They started strongly to go 1-0 up in the first 10 minutes – with a second shot then beating Venceremos’s keeper only to be questionably saved by their centre back. Venceremos made it 1-1 with 30 seconds left in the first half. The Dragons dominated the second half with their striker completing a hat trick to win 3-1.

The U12 Girls beat Kinja 2-0 at home in an evenly matched defensive struggle. The Dragons’ keeper made big saves to keep the home advantage with their defence and midfield consistently stopping Kinja in their tracks. Finally the Dragons striker broke the deadlock to convert late in the half. The second half was again very competitive with neither team dominating.  The Dragons struck midway with a highlight reel shot from the right wing to gain an  insurmountable 2-0 lead.  This was the Dragons second consecutive clean sheet – a sign not only of the team’s hard work, but of great coaching and a fitness regime that gave the girls that extra edge in a fast pace match with no substitutes.

The U11 Boys drew 0-0 against Boreham Wood away in a spectacular demonstration of grit and determination. Boreham Wood had beaten the Dragons soundly earlier in the season so this was a tough match for the Dragons – playing away in their first match after the lockdown with key players missing. On a confidential basis your correspondent was steeling himself for a thumping defeat. The Dragons had no such qualms and played with steely determination and were in fact unlucky not to win.

The U11 Girls lost at home to Vicky Park Rangers in a spirited match. The Dragons had a big squad and would rather play 9 a side to give all the players more game time.  

The U10s trained before playing a friendly against the U11 Boys as they prepare to be entered in the League. There remains some catching up to do.

Results W/E 4th April 2021

Fellow Dragons  – the season has restarted for most teams with the Dragons machine leaping, or at least stumbling, into action – almost as if there had been no break:

The Blues lost 3-5 against Goan FC in a friendly match at home.  This was a useful exercise for both sides after so may weeks without playing. Next week the hastily dawn up Covid Cup starts with the Dragons in Group A: CB Hounslow; London Titans and Rajputs del Mundo

The U18s Boys beat Pitshanger 3-1 away. On a glorious day, with excellent parental support, the Dragons were keen to get back into action. They started strongly, playing excellent football to get an early 1-0 lead. Pitshanger replied but it was the Dragons who ended the half 2-1 ahead. A dominant second half saw the Dragons add another goal and it could have been many more. This was a great display from the Dragons who are chasing the title.

The U17 Boys just lost 3-5 at home to their old foes Headstone Manor. The Dragons started their first match since 1st of November last year with a good number of returning players and a brave lad volunteering to go into goal. Headstone scored within 10 minutes but then, on the stroke of half time, the  Dragons got one back from a debut player to draw level.  The second half was a thriller with Dragons going 3-2 into the lead but unfortunately they then succumbed in the final quarter, conceding two poor goals.  A disappointment but a good first workout.

The  U15 Boys beat AP Stars 4-3 away. The Dragons drew a tough post lockdown match vs AP Stars lying third in the division.  They got off to flying start with a quick goal but quickly went down to 1-2 at half time after a handball in the box.  The Dragons pulled back to level before falling behind again to 2-3.  Then disaster struck AP Stars with their goalie being Red Carded, after coming out of his box and using his hands to defend against a breakaway from the new Dragons striker.  A harsh result but “Rules are Rules “ and the Dragons took advantage to score two quick goals to lead 4-3. It was then a question of relying on their trusty keeper with a fingertip save in the last minute to win.

The U15 Girls had no match with their next fixture due on 10th April, 17 weeks after their last match.

The U14 Boys had no match.

The U13 Boys played well against Celtic, despite to losing 1-3 at home. This was a fine effort from the Dragons who had a few new players to add to their solid core.  

The U13 Girls restart the season next Saturday, the 10th April

The U12 Boys were awarded 3 points as Headstone could not raise a team. Instead they organised a training match against the Dragon U11s, which proved to be an excellent workout in preparation for next week

The U11 Boys were awarded a win as Wealdstone could not raise a team. Instead they played the Dragons U12s who generously gave them a couple of players at half time to make it a very competitive workout.

The U11 Girls and U12 Girls played each other in an in-house friendly.  This was the first time the U11s had played on the big pitch in a 9-a-side format. The younger squad showed their talent, training and form, holding the older girls in check for most of the opening half. In the end the U12s proved a bit too strong, notching  four goals and preserving a clean sheet. It was a wonderful return to the beautiful game!

The U10s trained before playing a friendly against the U11 Boys. It will not be long now before they are entered in the League so there is a some catching up to do.

 Best Wishes

Update 2nd April 2021

Restart of Football!

The much interrupted 2020/21 Season has restarted for the youths with the season extended to the end of June.  The Seniors 2020/21 season has been cancelled so the emphasis will be on friendly matches and tournaments in preparation for next season, starting in August.

Normally we would not play football over this Easter Weekend. The HYFL boys league, but not the Capital Girls League, have however unusually decided to schedule matches on Easter Sunday as the season has been so interrupted. Kensington Dragons will facilitate these matches but will understand if a player cannot play.

Next Coaches’ Conference – Set for 27 April:

The next topic will be “Technical Principles for Young Goalkeepers” . By the time of the Conference our goalies will be back in practice and keen to learn techniques from their coaches to improve their performance.

Best Wishes and Happy Easter

Update 26th March 2021

Last Dragons Zoom “Fitness Sessions For All During Lockdown” this Saturday at  9.30am. To join, click on the link at 9.25am  https://zoom.us/j/93010985110?pwd=TDRZLyswaU9ySGF4L1RXbmZpcFNnZz09    . This is your last chance to join in – you will be glad you did. The session starts at 9.30am sharp and will last 45 minutes.

Restart of Football Training and Matches:

We restart the much interrupted 2020/21 Season from this coming Monday 29th March, with the season extended to the end of June.  The Managers and Coaches of each team will contact their players to let them know the plan.  

Next Coaches’ Conference – Set for 27 April:

The next topic will be “Technical Principles for Young Goalkeepers” . There remains a national shortage of goalies so this is a very important topic. By the time of the Conference our goalies will have let in a few goals, but hopefully saved more, and be keen to learn techniques from their coaches to improve their performance.

Best wishes

Update 19th March 2021

Dragons Zoom Fitness Sessions For All – Every Saturday during Lockdown at 9.30am – We all need to get fit for when football starts again.

To join click on the link at 9.25am  https://zoom.us/j/93010985110?pwd=TDRZLyswaU9ySGF4L1RXbmZpcFNnZz09 .The session starts at 9.30am sharp and will last 45 minutes:   

Restart of Grassroots Football:

The plan to restart from the 29th March remains on course. The FA has ruled that the season can be extended to the end of June but that has not proved possible for all our leagues. The updated current situation is:

  • The Middlesex County Football Assoc (All KD Teams): The 2020/21 County Cup program  has been cancelled
  • The Middlesex County Football League (KD Senior First and Blues Teams): The 2020/21 season has been declared null and void but there will training and matches in preparation for the start of next season in August.  
  • The Harrow Youth League (KD Boys U12s to U18s): Fixtures have been scheduled for  April 4th; 11th; 18th and 25th.  The program for May, and possibly June, remains under review
  • The Capital Girls League (KD Girls U11s to U15s): Fixtures have been scheduled from Saturday 10th April, not the 4th as it is a Bank Holiday weekend. Matches will be scheduled to the end of June.
  • Harrow Soccer Combination (KD Boys U11s): Fixtures have been scheduled for April 4th; 11th; 18th and 25th.  The program for May, and possibly June, remains under review

Youth Managers and Officers’ Meeting Tuesday 23rd March – 7pm By Zoom:

The main topic will be fine tuning our preparations for restarting the season. Coaches are invited

 Next Coaches’ Conference – Set for 27 April:

The next topic will be “Technical Principles for Young Goalkeepers” . There is a national shortage of goalies so this is a very important topic.

 

Best wishes

Update 12th March 2021

Dragons Zoom Fitness Sessions For All – Every Saturday during Lockdown at 9.30am – We all need to get fit for when football starts again.

To join click on the link at 9.25am:  https://zoom.us/j/93010985110?pwd=TDRZLyswaU9ySGF4L1RXbmZpcFNnZz09  .The session starts at 9.30am sharp and will last 45 minutes:   

Restart of Grassroots Football:

The Government plan to restart from the 29th March appears to remain on course. The FA has ruled that the season can be extended to the end of June but that that may not be possible for all our leagues. The updated current situation is:

  • The Middlesex County Football Association (All KD teams): The 2020/21 County Cup program has been cancelled
  • The Middlesex County Football  League (KD Senior First and Blues Teams): The 2020/21 season has been declared null and void but will facilitate friendly matches between teams in preparation for the start of next season in August, a month earlier than that of the Juniors.  
  • The Harrow Youth League (KD Boys U12s to U18s): Fixtures will be scheduled for  April 4th; 11th; 18th and 25th.  The program for May, and possibly June, remains under review
  • The Capital Girls League (KD Girls U11s to U15s): Fixtures will be scheduled from Saturday 10th April, not the 4th as it is a Bank Holiday weekend. It is then hoped to schedule matches to the end of June.
  • Harrow Soccer Combination (KD Boys U11s): Fixtures will be scheduled for April 4th; 11th; 18th and 25th.  The program for May, and possibly June, remains under review

Coaches’ Conference Tuesday 9th March:

Our coaches attended this important conference to discuss “Kick-starting your Coaching Philosophy, bearing in mind the Dragons Ethos”.  Our Club operates in one of the most interesting areas in the UK and is extremely diverse with players from a huge variety of backgrounds.  The coaches have to build teams in the context of diversity whilst applying KD’s underlaying Ethos. A challenge that they embrace.

Next Coaches’ Conference in April

The next topic will move from the philosophical to the practical – “Technical Principles for Young Goalkeepers” which some might say could be labelled “How to stop letting in goals”

Best wishes