ARMY FA NEWS RELEASE - APRIL

ARMY FA NEWS RELEASE 2016/17 ISSUE 8 Date: 18th April 2017

REPRESENTATIVE FOOTBALL

INTER SERVICES

Results/Fixtures

Men

Wed 15 Mar    ARMY                         2-1       RAF                             Aldershot Mil Stad

Wed 22 Mar    ROYAL NAVY            0-4      ARMY                         Yeovil Town FC

Wed 29 Mar    RAF                             1-0       ROYAL NAVY           Shrewsbury Town FC

CHAMPIONS: ARMY

Women

Wed 15 Mar    ARMY                          1-1       RAF                             Aldershot Town FC

Wed 22 Mar    ROYAL NAVY            0-0       ARMY                         RNAS Yeovilton

Wed 29 Mar    RAF WOMEN              1-1       ROYAL NAVY           RAF Cosford

CHAMPIONS: ROYAL AIR FORCE ON GOAL DIFFERENCE

Under 23

Wed 08 Feb    RAF                             1-0       ARMY                         RAF Cosford

Wed 15 Feb    ARMY                         2-4       ROYAL NAVY           Aldershot Mil Stadium

Wed 22 Feb    ROYAL NAVY           3-0       RAF                             HMS Temeraire, Portsmouth

CHAMPIONS: ROYAL NAVY

Congratulations to the Army Men who retained the Inter Services Constantinople Cup with a brace from LCpl Callum Wilkinson (RLC) confirmed a 2-1 success at the Aldershot Military Stadium followed up by a 4-0 victory versus Royal Navy at Yeovil Town FC courtesy of goals from LCpl Luke Noble (Royal Signals), LBdr Tom Broadbent (RA), Spr Dan Stoneman (RE) and LCpl Kyle Cassell (AAC). After six years of domination, and despite remaining unbeaten in the Inter Services since 2010, the Army Women relinquished the Inter Services crown succumbing to RAF who won the competition courtesy of scoring two goals to the Army’s one. All three matches were drawn. The Royal Navy deservedly won the mens Under 23 competition with two convincing performances in their category.

 

For Forces TV coverage please visit: http://www.forces.net/sport/army-retain-inter-services-football-title

Army Exit Aldershot DFA Cup

The Army exited the Aldershot DFA Cup at the semi final stage last week losing 3-0 to Southern League Central Division Fleet Town.

Southern Counties Cup Final (Men)

The Army will play Amateur FA in the final of the Southern Counties Cup on Wednesday .

19th April at Enfield Town FC (EN1 3PL)

Southern Counties Cup (Women)

The final match of the Southern Counties Cup competition will see the Army Women entertain Sussex Women at the Aldershot Military Stadium on Thursday 20th April with a 1945hrs kick off. The Army need to win the match to lift the trophy. The Army enter the match knowing that victory will secure the championship whilst Sussex will require a draw.

Reserve Women Win

The Army Reserve Women team recorded an 8-0 victory at the Aldershot Military Stadium earlier this month versus Horsham.

UNIT FOOTBALL

County Cup Finals Day

The 117th Army Challenge Cup Final (sponsored by Towergate Insurance) will be played on Wednesday 26th April at the Aldershot Military Stadium as part of Army County Cup Finals Day. Kick off will be 1800hrs. 1 Yorkshire Regiment, last season’s finalists, will meet the 2015 finalists 30 Signal Regiment. Both teams were defeated by 7 Regiment RLC.

 

Proceedings commence at 1500hrs when the Minor Units Cup Final will feature 5 Regiment AAC and 1 Regiment AAC.

 

There will be music on the day from the Band of the Army Air Corps. Admission is free. Please help spread the word and distribute the attached poster as widely as possible.

 

Army Reserve Challenge Cup

The 86th Final of the Army Reserve Challenge Cup will take place on Saturday 22nd April as 152 (NI) Regiment RLC play 154 (Scottish) Regiment RLC at the Aldershot Military Stadium. Kick off will be 1400hrs.

WOMENS CUP FINAL DAY

The inaugural Army FA Womens Cup Finals Day proved a huge success at the Aldershot Military Stadium on Wednesday 5th April. Commander Home Command Lt General James Bashall CBE was in attendance as the Edwards Corps Challenge Cup was presented to the AGC who defeated AMS 3-2. The goal scorers were Cpl Natasha Gratton, LCpl Olivia Dixon, and LCpl Abi Hart. The match was refereed by UEFA female official Almira Spahic who is in the Bosnian Army having graduated at RMA Sandhurst. Earlier in the day UAV Regiment defeated DMG North 3-2 in the Inter Unit Final.

Tuesday 17th May, Army Cyprus v Army Reserve Representative Team – Dhekelia Athletics Pitch KO 1800 hrs

Friday 20th May 16, BFC v Army Reserve Representative Team. RAF Akrotiri Station Football Pitch 1800 hrs

Tuesday 17th May, Army Cyprus v Army Reserve Representative Team – Dhekelia Athletics Pitch KO 1800 hrs

Friday 20th May 16, BFC v Army Reserve Representative Team. RAF Akrotiri Station Football Pitch 1800 hrs

UK ARMED FORCES (WOMEN)

The UK Armed Forces Women entertained the Netherlands Combined Services at RAF Cosford last week winning 3-2. Congratulations to the following Army personnel selected: Cpl O’Donnell (AGC (RMP), LCpl Terri Trowbridge (AGC (SPS), Cpl Zoe Stewart (AGC (SPS), LCpl Jen Keane (RLC), Cpl Hayley Sloan (QARANC), Cpl Jess Treharne (RLC), Cfn Kelly Aldridge (REME) and LCpl Olivia Dixon (AGC (SPS).

CORPS FOOTBALL

Recent Results:

 

Friday 31 March 2017

Massey Division 2

AMS 1-1 Infantry (Lichfield)

 

Friday 7 April 2017

Massey Division 1

RAPTC 2-1 AAC (Aldershot 3G)

RLC 2-2 RE (Deepcut)

Massey Division 2

Int 0-0 AGC (Chicksands)

AMS 1-0 RAC (Lichfield)

 

Monday 10 April

Massey Division 1

RE 5-1 RAPTC (Chatham )

 

Forthcoming Fixtures (1030hrs KO unless listed):

Friday 28 April

Massey Division 2

Int Corps v Infantry (Chicksands)

 

Friday 5 May

Massey Division 1

Royal Signals v RE (Stafford)

AAC v REME (Tidworth)

RA v RLC (Larkhill)

 

Massey Division 2

Infantry v RAC (Aldershot 3G)

 

QUADS (Hosted by REME at Lyneham) (1400hrs KO)

Monday 15th May

REME v RA

RE v R Signals

 

Wednesday 17th May

REME v RA

R Signals v RA

 

Friday 19th May

REME v R Signals

RA v RE

 

Please follow Full Time on: http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?league=5584420

for more information on Army Corps and Reserve football.

The RLC require a point from their remaining fixtures to retain the Massey Trophy whilst the Royal Engineers must win their remaining four matches to keep in contention.

 

 

 

Walter Tull (Infantry Cup)

1 Yorkshire Regiment won the 2017 Infantry WalterTull Memorial Cup defeating 1 Royal Regiment Fusiliers 6-2 in Aldershot courtesy of goals from Pte Jake Sanderson (2), Pte Erick Dosa (2), Cpl Patrick Carrig and LCpl Luke McLaren.

 

WOMENS UNIT FOOTBALL

Womens Corps Results:

Friday 31 March 2017

RE 0-2 RLC

AMS 2-2 AGC

REME 1-2 RA

R Signals 6-0 Int Corps

 

UK North Womens Cup Final

The inaugural UK North Womens Cup Final was held in Catterick last month. Current league leaders DMG (N) took on 6 Regiment RLC. In the best match witnessed since inter unit womens football commenced in the north of England in 2015 6 Regiment won the final with a 3-2 victory. Pte Peplow, who has also completed her basic referees course with the Army, was awarded player of the match. 

Cup winners- 22 Signal Regiment
Cup runners up- 30 Signal Regiment
Plate winners- 15 Signal Regiment
Plate runners up- 1 Signal Regiment

COACHING

Forthcoming Courses:

 

FA Level 2 Block 1 “How We Coach” (FULL)

Aldershot (8 May)

 

FA Goalkeeping Coaching Award Level 1 (6 spaces)

Aldershot (15 May)

 

FA Level 2 Block 3 “How We Play” (21 spaces)

Aldershot (5 June)

Please click on the link below for further information on all Army FA Coaching courses:

https://eventspace.thefa.com/armyfa/participant/s.aspx?eventlen=55

 

REFEREES

Courses

 

Dates for the 2017/18 Referee courses have been announced as follows:

 

4-7 September (Aldershot),13-16 November (Catterick), 22-25 January (Aldershot), 19-22 March (Stafford). For more information please visit: http://www.armyfa.com/refs/basic-courses

Appointments

 

Congratulations to the following Referees on prestigious recent appointments:

 

Army Womens Inter Unit Final DMG (N) v UAV Regt (5 April- Aldershot)

Referee: Cpl Chris Smith (Infantry), Assistants: Cpl Tom Maher (RLC), Cpl Stephen Bagshaw (RAC)

Army Womens Edwards Challenge Cup Corps Final AGC v AMS (5 April- Aldershot)

Capt Dicky Halloran (RRF), LCpl Chris Smith (Infantry), Cpl Chris Steadman (RAMC)

Bosnian Army UEFA official Almira Spahic was the Referee.

Infantry (Walter Tull Memorial) Cup Final 1 Yorks v 1RRF (7 April- Aldershot)

Referee: WO2 Billy Fuller (Infantry), Assistants: CSgt Chris Bonnar (Assistant), WO2 Darryl Cox (Infantry)

 

Army Reserve Cup Final (22 April- 152 (NI) Regt RLC v 154 (Scottish) Regiment RLC-Aldershot)

Referee: Cpl Phil Trask (RLC), Assistants: Sgt Craig Jinks (R Signals), LCpl Ryan Haynes (RAMC), WO2 Brian Slinn (REME)

 

Cpl Trask has been a distinguished Army official who started refereeing in 1992, a year after he joined the Army. Now a Reservist with 167 Catering Support Regiment he will be refereeing for the final time at the Army Reserve Cup Final at the age of 51.

 

Army FA Minor Units Cup Final (26 April- 1 Army Air Corps v 5 Army Air Corps- Aldershot)

Referee: Capt John Brown (Infantry), Assistant: LCpl Kwame Hinson (REME), Cpl Jimmy McNee (RLC) Fourth: LCpl Stu Carter (REME)

 

Army FA 117th Challenge Cup Final (26 April- 1 Yorkshire Regt v 30 Signal Regt- Aldershot)

Referee: Cpl Declan O’Shea (REME), Assistant: Cpl Rob Dabbs (Int Corps), SSgt Ash Allen (RAPTC) Fourth: WO2 Rob Finn (REME)

 

Army Promotions Confirmation

Congratulations to the following Army FA officials who have recently successfully gained promotion:

 

Levels 6-5

Cpl Tanyi Agbor (RLC), CSgt Chris Bonnar (Infantry), WO2 Lee Cox (AGC), LCpl Dickie Doorbar (AGC), Sgt Gareth Dunn (REME), Sgt Luke Fabry (AGC), WO2 Steve Macken (REME), WO2 Brian Slinn (REME), Sgt Si Thorburn (R Signals), Capt Si Weston (RE)

Levels 7-6

SSgt Warren Brown (Infantry), SSgt Calberth Charles (RAPTC), LCpl Kierran Corrigan (R Signals), LCpl Ben Duffill (RAC), Cpl Ben Gardner (REME), LCpl Nelson Oppong (AGC)

In addition eight Army referees have recently been nominated for promotion by the Army FA for Football Association Level 4. They will be advised if they have been successful by the end of this month.

 

IN THE NEWS

 

For Club and Country

 

We have been delighted to be involved with the National Football Museum providing their latest video commemorating “For Club and Country” which honours women in football during World War 1. Youn can view by clicking on the link below:

https://www.forclubandcountry.org.uk/news/womens-corps

World Masters Games

The 9th World Masters Games (WMG) takes place in Auckland, New Zealand over 10 days between 21- 30 April 2017. This is the largest multi discipline sports event with around 25,000 competitors from 100 countries competing in 28 sports and 45 disciplines.  It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee.  The event is held every 4 years.

A contingent of 60 competitors will be representing the British Army including an Army Masters football team. All Army Football matches are being played at QBE Stadium, north of Auckland centre.  Initial round matches are scheduled for Sat 22 Apr 1915hrs, Mon 24 Apr 1130hrs, Thur 27 Apr 0900hrs. Semi Finals on 28 Apr and Finals on Sat 29 Apr.

To keep updated with events please visit: www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz

Please contact graham.brookland@Armyfa.com if you wish to have a news item published.

 

 

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