Under 14's Futsal Success

4th February 2018

St Agnes AFC Dynamos Under 14's Bolsters and Cuckoos won the CGFL Futsal Cup and Shield today with a totally awesome performance from all of the players! Well done and thank you to their coaches and parents. The Bolsters won 1-0 -v- Saltash in ordinary time and the Cuckoos took it all the way to a dramatic sudden death at penalties -v- Penzance.

Any girls interested in playing football (under 8's, 10's, 12's & 14's) of any level of experience are welcome to get in touch: contact Mandy Kimmins 07974 370666 or email
bolsterpaper@gmail.com

Photos:
Team of 6 girls with coaches St Agnes Bolsters who won the Futsal Cup with their coaches Zoe Arundell-Lethbridge (left) and Charlotte Collier (right)

Team of 7 girl with coaches St Agnes Cuckoos who won the Futsal Shield with coaches Zoe Arundell-Lethbridge and Charlotte Collier

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Bolster Vets Top Table

4th February 2018

Once again the inclement weather in the build up to the weekend left several pitches unplayable leaving the Q Cornwall Leisure Veterans League programme decimated once again.
Ironically, the sun shone brightly at St Ives Rugby Club where Halsetown hosted promotion chasing St Agnes Bolsters in Division 2. The visitors were seeking revenge for their cup defeat earlier in the season and started brightly with Trevor Wisker giving Aggie an early lead after only two minutes. At the midpoint of the half the visitors doubled their lead when Paul Hutchens scored straight from a corner. The second period was very much a dull affair. Halsetown did create a few openings to get back in the match, but Bolsters made the game safe in the 86th minute when a cross into the penalty area was fumbled into his own net by the home ‘keeper. The 3-0 victory puts St Agnes Bolsters top of the table. Having completed their league fixtures Bolsters now have a waiting game to see if they can claim one of the two promotion spots.

You can also read this on: http://www.cornwallveteransleague.co.uk/4th-february-round-up-46158#.WneUBWoum00.facebook

Under 14's Futsal

28th January 2018

St Agnes AFC Dynamos Girls Under 14's were on fire at the CGFL Futsal event hosted in the Sports Dome at Newquay Treviglas School. A great group of talented players with two teams entered into the event they will gone on to compete in the Cup and Plate Trophy event in February.


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Under 12's County Cup

28th January 2018

W
ell done St Agnes AFC Dynamos Girls Under 12's who were on fire away -v- Looe in CCFA County Cup. They found the back of the net with a tremendous win to progress into the next round. Thank you to Looe for their hospitality and for getting a game on in the recent weather! Well done team, coaches and parents/supporters - you are all awesome!

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Under 10's Futsal

28th January 2018

St Agnes AFC Dynamos Girls Under 10's entered 2 x squads into the CGFL Futsal event at Newquay. A very excited group of girls who enthusiastically played some entertaining football!

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Under 12's Futsal

21st January 2018

Fabulous turn out today at CGFL Futsal. Brilliant effort from our three under 12's teams! Super proud of all the players and coaches and thank you to the super supportive helpful parents. Well done everyone!

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Mentor Support Delight

11th January 2018

The FA Mentor Programme is now well established in Cornish football with 5 Mentors supporting coaches and clubs year on year, however, for those that don't know about the FA Mentor Programme here is some information from a club that has benefitted from having and FA Mentor.

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St Agnes AFC were offered the support from an FA Mentor last season, some of their committee and volunteer members initially wondered how it would work for their club but after Tash Mills began working with the club they were already seeing the difference her support had made. Mandy Kimmins, Chair of St Agnes AFC, said this about Tash and her work with the club “Over the time Tash has worked within our club the benefits have been incredible! With a quiet reassuring manner our FA Mentor Tash has become a fabulous asset and spring board to our club.Directly because of her involvement and the individual and group support and confidence she has offered coaches and managers we now have better qualified staff delivering better sessions. Managers who wouldn't even have considered furthering their qualifications have completed Level 2 courses with her regularly in touch, mentoring, supporting and helping in a manner I think has been way above her role. Tash has been able to work with the coaches who want to learn and be mentored, but has also broken down barriers with those less enthusiastic ones who are reluctant to input and resistant/sceptical of change. She has demonstrated some really good communication skills and resilience on her part with amazingly positive results! Tash has been working recently to help develop our female coaches setting up a network group between them and delivering CPD for both female only coaches and with our Disability Section".
 
A couple of positive case studies (there haven't been any negatives!):
1. Our men's first team manager involved in football all his life as a player and coach, manager of a men's team for 20 years with an old style Level 1 Qualification and, whilst interested and eager to learn, not feeling confident or able to progress his coaching any further. Tash has supported and encouraged him to now complete his Level 2 qualification (including the required Youth Modules 1 & 2 elements) this simply would not have happened without her input.

A men's team manager having never been involved or with any confidence in youth football he offered to fill in and deliver an under 8's session at the weekend which he successfully completed and enjoyed.
Asked what he thought about the FA Mentoring he said "It has been really good. It's made me rethink the way I do my practises, how I bring in progression and the way to communicate and deliver sessions. Most of all it has given me confidence to learn and progress as a coach".
 
2. One of our Disability Coaches was previously involved with a different club set up and Tash had been offering to support him for some time without a positive response. Since joining St Agnes AFC in the summer he has been encouraged to engage with Tash as Mentor. Our Disability Section is new this season with 2 coaches who had never met working together. Through time and patient Mentoring Tash has worked with each individually and jointly and now has them structured with a plan of sessions to deliver together across the League and Championship levels both feeling confident and supported. It’s been fabulous! The players absolutely love the set up and the 'better' coaching being developed is benefitting them all. A couple of weeks ago I watched one player who normally can only walk around with the football literally run up the ramp to the training pitch he was so excited and engaged to be there.

We now have our own Club Mentor in place and through Tash's involvement coaches supporting each other across the club.

I wanted to share some of the amazing positives our club has experienced from being part of the FA Mentoring Programme. Also to share with you and say well done and thank you to Tash who is an enthusiastic, brilliant FA Mentor and a fantastic advocate and ambassador of the scheme.”


If you are a coach or part of a club and think your coaches would benefit from having the support of an FA Mentor then please complete the 'Register your Interest' form. As you can see the Mentor Programme is a fantastic opportunity for any level of coach who is enthusiastic to develop!

Read at http://www.cornwallfa.com/news/2018/jan/st-agnes-delighted-with-fa-mentor-support#cbGzMVT7Gzp4GU5l.99