Golden Hill Sonics starts season on a high!

November 04 2015

Golden Hill Sonics starts season on a high!

By Andy Edwards

EVERYONE at Golden Hill Sonics Youth Football Club has enjoyed the beginning of the new season.

Party in the Park (Golden Hill Sports’ annual fundraiser) was a huge success, our youth teams are all doing really well and our coaches recently enjoyed a friendly game of football against Bristol YMCA cricketers.

The pitches at Golden Hill have been in immaculate condition thanks to our groundsman (and some very fair weather).

Our under 7s have made a fantastic start to life at Golden Hill. After some Saturday morning training sessions where the children and the coaches got to know each other, the kids enjoyed their first ever match in their new Sonics kit with some well contested matches against Sefton Park. 

The under 8s, 9s and 10s are all also enjoying a good mix of training and matches on Saturday mornings with friendlies against local teams and Bristol Saturday Youth League trophy matches.

Our under 10s recently took part in a three way play-off final with Rockleaze Rangers and Clifton United, with all three teams playing some brilliant football. Our under 11s also played in the BSYL - we have entered a 7-a-side team and a 9-a-side team this season.

Our under 12s are really enjoying being challenged in the Avon Youth League Division 3 this season, after having been promoted last year.

The boys have played some great football in their matches against Shire Colts, Ashton Boys, Henbury Colts, Highridge United and Brislington Wanderers.

The under 13s are continuing to play 9-a-side matches on Saturday mornings in the Mid Glos League - we have got off to an impressive start this season, playing some attractive football and scoring plenty of goals in the matches so far.

Our under 15s have switched from Saturdays to Sundays and are enjoying the increased competitiveness in the Avon Youth League (Division 3). We have played Ashton Boys, Winterbourne United, Whitchurch, Nicholas Wanderers, Stockwood Wanderers and Bitton in entertaining League matches, and enjoyed an exciting Cup win over Keynsham Town Colts at Golden Hill.

The under 16s are playing matches in AYL Division 2 again this season and have enjoyed some close matches against Mangotsfield, Bristol Central, Yate United, Keynsham Town and Chilcompton.

Our under 18s are now competing at a higher standard, after winning the League last year - we are playing matches on Sunday afternoons in the Premier Division of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Combination League.