The season has started for the Senior sides with the Junior sides wheeling into action this coming and next weekends:
Afghani Refugee Soccer School
The Dragons were asked to run a Soccer School last Sunday for Afghani refugees. A group of rather nervous looking youths duly turned up to play cricket only to told the good news that football was first on their agenda. With their elders looking on, they were soon rushing from cone to cone in a complicated drill that your correspondent felt tired looking at. The session finished with a spirited match showing that, whilst the average Afghani youth might well be a tremendous cricketer, they are also no slouches at football. The Afghanis eventually went on their way to cricket looking relaxed and happy. Sport is fun.
The Firsts drew 0-0 with Brentham away in the Premiership. Playing away is always a trial, especially early in the season, so coming away with a draw is a good result.
The Blues match against Hillingdon was postponed as Hillingdon did not have enough players registered.
The new Old Dragonians beat Hanworth 2-1 in the fiercest of exchanges at the Linford Christie Stadium. The OD’s are made up of former youth Dragons and players in the community who wanted to get back into playing 11 aside league football. They have got off to a magnificent start – drawing their first ever match 4-4 away last Sunday and winning this, their first home game, despite two players getting injured, possibly exacerbated by the uneven surface.
The U18 Boys look forward to their first league match next Sunday, 3rd September
The U16 Boys played a friendly match against Wealdstone on the Scrubs
The U16 Girls played the U14 Boys in a training game at St Marks
The new U15 Boys look forward to their first league match next Sunday, 3rd September. (Postscript: the opposition, St Lawrence, has since folded)
The U14 Boys played the U16 Girls at St Marks on Saturday in a well-mannered competitive match
The U13 Girls played the U14 Girls in a training match
The U13 Boys played the U14 Boys on Sunday at LCS in preparation for their first league matches on Sunday, 3rd September
The U12 Boys look forward to their first league match next Sunday, 3rd September
The U12 Girls look forward to their first league match next Saturday, 2nd September
The new U11 Boys look forward to their first ever league match on Sunday 10th October against Hendon at home.
The new U11 Girls look forward to their first match on Saturday, October 9th
The U10s trained before playing a friendly against the U11 Boys. They get better each week