Category: Under 16B

KDFC – An FA Charter Standard Development Club

FA Charter Standard Development Club Application – Kensington Dragons F.C

We are delighted to announce that after a concerted effort from all the Club officers, managers and coaches KDFC has been awarded FA Charter Standard Development Club status. There are currently 600 Clubs affiliated to Middlesex County FA of which 120 are Charter Standard Clubs and only 8 are Development Clubs. We hope this award will not only raise our profile within the county but help us develop even more partnerships with groups within the London area, support our applications for funding, attract potential sponsors and secure training and development opportunities for our coaches, managers and players.

More details on the FA Charter Standard Scheme can be found at the link below.

Luke O’Donoghue

Charter Standard Coordinator

Kensington Dragons FC

Thank you for your recent FA Charter Standard application which we have received at the Association office. I am delighted to inform you that after meeting the necessary criteria your application has been approved by our Raising Standards Working Group for the FA Charter Standard Development Club Award.

Middlesex County FA believe that it is a fantastic achievement and honour to achieve the FA Charter Standard Development Award and therefore I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate your club on behalf of us all. By achieving the award your club has demonstrated an excellent level of discipline, administration and operating standards with a commitment to developing new activity within the club over the next three seasons.”

Peter Clayton

Chief Executive

Middlesex County Football Association

U14B back to winning ways

Headstone Manor Youth 1 v 3 Kensington Dragons U14B

Kensington Dragons 14B played like a team possessed.  Finally back to full strength after 3 weeks the Dragons passed and ran circles around the competition.  Beijing Thunder – Baker Fox returned to act as a passing catalyst for other team members to benefit from his clever passing.  Jordan Koski played his best game of the season with his omnipresence and smart passing. Liam Fribley anchoring the back line helped goalie Miles O’Reilly to keep a clean sheet until a penalty awarded to Headstone manor gifted a goal to the opposition.

Final score 3-1 Dragons win.

U14B win at home to AGV

Kensington Dragons U14B 4 v 3 AGV Youth

On a muddy pitch that prevented elegant play, the Dragons charged ahead to a decisive victory.  An early penalty was converted by Will Fox, and further goals from Koski, Charnetski, and Ryan saw the Dragons go ahead 4-1. Jack Ryan and Jimmy Wafa had some nifty passing exchanges that kept the opposition under attack all game. However the game became unnecessarily close as the team from AGV kept the pressure on until the final whistle.  2 late scores caused some anxiety but the Dragons held on until the end.

U14B draw away to Wealdstone

Wealdstone Youth 2 v 2 Kensington Dragons U14B

The U14Bs took on the Wealdstone team from the top of the table.  Early play was defined by inconsistent passing and counterattacking from both sides. Liam Fribley was a stalwart at the back and parried shot after shot.  The Dragons were beginning to put themselves in position to score as Will Fox, and Jimmy Wafa pushed forward.  Ali Muttawa was relentless at pursuing the ball to control midfield and a number of chances just missed the mark.  Early in the second half, the Dragons were called for a handball, and the subsequent penalty kick found it’s mark.  1-0 down the Dragons began to take control of the match.  Jack Flaherty seemed to have an open shot but the ball just missed the mark.  Ali Muttawa slotted in the levelling goal with a nifty over the shoulder shot that found the far side of the goal.  Will Fox pressed forward time and again and was awarded a penalty for his hard work.  Jordan The Iceman Koski coolly put the ball in the net for the go ahead goal. The Dragons continued to play aggressive football and seemingly had the game in hand as Cole Charnetski ensured that we had support at both ends of the pitch.  With time seemingly well run out, the referee seemed to find it difficult to blow the whistle lodged in his front teeth for minutes on end.  Wealdstone pressed forward and caught out the Dragon goalie with a fluke, looping shot.  Coincidentally the whistle blew as the ball hit the net.  The game ended in a draw 2-2.