Friday, 27 May 2016

Mini (and Maxi) Soccer School

As the summer does it's best to try and reach us, the green shoots of the next football season are quietly pushing their way through the earth in the form of football trials and training for the new season.

One very positive aspect of this is the Mini Soccer School, for children aged 4 to 6 every Saturday morning 9-10.30am at our very own Worcester Park Football Club. For those who weren't sure - that's all part of the athletics and general sports club on Green Lane. It so happens that young WP Junior goes to school with a couple of lads whose Dad helps run the Mini Soccer School (thanks Tim for the info). And just like the New Malden Little League, I would encourage local young people to get involved. These are fun football sessions for only £5 pay as you go.

For those who don't quite fit the criteria of being between 4 and 6, there are age group from under 7 through to under 16. The person to speak to about all this is Leslie Thomas who can be contacted on 07901 584 989.

The club are also running three adult (over 18) teams next season and are looking for local players to add to the squads. Pre season training/trials start 28th June over at Manor Park.

For more information on all these things, please see their website here.


Alley Pig Walk


Before May flips over into June I should use up my pictures of the second part of the Pigs Alley upgrade.

The first part which ran from November 2014 'til May last year was the section that runs between Trafalgar Avenue and The end of Boscombe Road.

This new section was the other 'half' which runs from the End of Boscombe Road, behind the Hamptons and to the top of Green Lane where the Horse stables are (worth a walk if you've not been up that way - and especially now that there's a nice path to walk along).

The work began toward the end of January and was completed at the end of April.

If like me, you were one of few people who tried to navigate a bike down this path prior to this work being done - during the winter - you will appreciate the improvements to cyclability.

You can see here on the right, the beginnings of the work in this section with the path closed off. Like the top and bottom pictures here - of it finished, these two on the right show the path from both ends.


Friday, 13 May 2016

Trial By Football


I've been a bit busy of late and the blog has had to go on the back burner for a short while - however I couldn't resist putting this up. Getting kids involved in stuff like sport is so important so I wanted to make sure this got out there. You can take them along tomorrow (Saturday 14th) or next Saturday. Their website is: http://www.newmaldenlittleleague.btck.co.uk/. Don't click on the one in the picture above because... it's just a picture.

Normal service should be resumed shortly now that much of the busy stuff has subsided - there's still a little bit to go though...