Colts bring 800 players together for presentation

12:55 05 June 2014

The teams took part in a World Cup tournament

The teams took part in a World Cup tournament

Ian Griggs ASWPP ABPA

Harpenden Colts FC held its annual presentation evening last weekend, with all the club’s teams coming together for the first time.

The club usually holds separate presentation evenings for their numerous teams, but on this occasion the decision was taken to bring all the members together to celebrate the season.

Players from U7 to U17 took part in a tournament in Rothampsted Park before congregating on the Harpenden Town FC pitch.

Club chairman, Ian Holden, said the evening could not have gone much better.

“It was such a pleasure to walk into Rothampsted Park and see 700-plus children wearing the Harpenden Colt colours,” he said.

“The evening as a whole went really well and I would like to extend my thanks to Harpenden Town for letting us use their facilities.”

Success on the pitch this season has gone hand in hand with success off it, as the club funded 30 new coaches to achieve their F.A Level One badges.

“We’ve really bought into the FA Charter Standard this year,” said Holden.

“We now have 150 coaches, 50 of them qualified, with 800 or so children playing in 45 teams.”

“I wouldn’t like to pick out any teams individually, but we’ve had county cup finals; it’s been a really successful season.”

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