Update to 18th June 2023

End of Season Review

The annual Tournament, Presentations and BBQ on Sunday 11th June were a huge success with over 300 players, parents, helpers and fans enjoying themselves in the glorious weather. If anything, it was hotter than the previous year.  The BBQ proved so popular that some parents had to be rather cruelly turned away in favour of players. If you have any photos of the event you would like to share with the Club, please email them to:  comms@kensingtondragons.com .

With so many teams playing there was the inevitable mix of triumphs and disasters but taken as a whole it was a thoroughly enjoyable, successful season:

The Firsts, playing on Saturdays, were looking at one point for a top three position before slipping back. There were some thrilling matches: some of which proved the point that it is not over to the final whistle – a lot can happen in the last five minutes!

The Blues, playing on Saturdays, had a run of just losing matches and then a run of winning to end the season with room for improvement but also for confidence in the future with younger players getting involved.

The Old Dragonians, playing on Sundays, secured its position as a permanent senior team in the Dragons roster.

The U17 Boys had a mixed seasonThe team was exceptional one week then missing players the next. This can be a difficult age group with players coming under pressure in many directions.

The U17 Girls also had a mixed season, in many ways similar to the U17 Boys. With their full team they were exceptional.  

The U16 Boys had a fantastic season to win their Division in exceptional circumstances. They had tied with the high scoring Old Actonians and so it was on to a Play Off. Everything pointed to an OA win but the Dragons battled through with depleted numbers to win 4-0 and leave the OAs shellshocked.

The U15 Boys also had a good season which culminated in them winning the Trophy Cup by beating LPOSSA 2-0 in the Final. Over the season the Dragons had developed into a very formidable side despite having ended the previous season with room for improvement.

The U15 Girls had a tremendous run of wins but faltered a little in the home stretch which prevented them winning their division.

The U14 Boys romped home to win their Division by a clear 4 points and it looks as if they have it in them to push hard next season.

The U14 Girls had a generally good season to finish second in the league which resulted in some players being entered in the London Youth Games – held on the same day as the Dragons End of Season BBQ.

The U13 Boys are settling down into a cohesive side but recruiting a goalie would make a huge difference to their performance.

The U13 Girls had a very sound season and recorded some thumping great wins to finish second in the League.
                   The U12 Boys had a fantastic season to win their division by a massive 12 points recording 18 wins along the way. The challenge now is to harness their talents to cope with playing 11 a side next season on bigger pitches where passing becomes even more important.

The U12 Girls are a cheerful lot and have progressed remarkably from their wobbly start last season. With much the same players they are a match for most teams and finished mid table.                                                                                                                                               The U11 Boys progressed from last years training squad into a properly functioning competitive side winning a string of matches.

The U10s now have to face the challenge of being entered in the Harrow Combination League.