RGS Worcester & Kings took to St Georges Lane for the final time in a tense match which saw RGS coming out on top with a 2-1 win in front of a crowd of 450.
Chris Haywood from King's Worcester said to City Director Mike Davis, "Thanks to you and your staff for all of the work you have put in to enable us to play at the Lane; it has been a great occasion over the years and we all appreciate it".
Local School Powick Primary School have chosen their local club as part of their theme in a bid to win a visit from the FA Cup.
Earlier in the year the Club took part in coaching sessions for several local primary schools at Powick as part of the celebration of the Olympic Torch Procession passing through Worcester.
Rich Davies, Chair of the Powick Primary School Governors said, "The school have a few themes running through their entry including the International nature of the FA Cup from the players from all around the world who now play in the tournament and the global audience who watch it. As you can see from the photo they have different teams and countires exhibited along with various instruments from around the world to help us celebrate the FA Cup at our school.
As our local team is Worcester City FC we wanted to acknowledge that this is the last season that they will be playing at St. George's Lane (no not St. George's Park Sir Trevor!). Worcester City FC was formed in 1902 and St. George's Lane has been its home since 1905. Although its capacity is 4,523 the ground's record attendance is 17,042 from a fourth round FA Cup game against Sheffield United in 1959.
Finally we were very honoured to be joined by 3 very special guests! I hope you can spot them. Mr Wayne Rooney, following Rio's mention on XFactor, has brought his microphone along to lead the singing, Messi is holding his copy of The Guiness Book of Records for his milestone he hit in 2012 with over 86 goals and he is joined by Ronaldo to continue with the International theme as he is holding the globe to represent the audience.
We hope you like our photo, 4 x Yr6 children were behind the ideas and are wearing our school's kit and are the special guests!"
Rich Davies , Chair of Powick Primary School Governors
Nunnery Wood Colts win the prestigious “FA CHARTER STANDARD DEVELOPMENT CLUB” County award for 2012.
The award was presented to the Chairman of Nunnery Wood Colts (and Worcester City FC Youth Development Director) Mark Wilcox by Roy Northall, Chairman of The Worcestershire Football Association and member of the FA Council, at St Georges Lane at the weekends game between Worcester City and FC Halifax Town.
Prior to the game over 50 Club players joined in mini soccer games on the pitch supported by managers and coaches to make this a great celebratory day for Nunnery Wood Colts football club.
Mark Wilcox said, “ This is a very prestigious FA award and special thanks go to all teams, managers, coaches, players and parents in contributing all the hard work required in achieving this honour for the Club”
The Colts one of Worcester’s largest and most experienced football clubs - currently have 21 teams ranging from boys under 6s through to U16s, two girls teams, an adults and a Veterans team.
All teams play at Battenhall and train on the 3G astro at the University continuing the colts 12 year community partnership with the University of Worcester.
The Club has a soccer school “Woodys” run at Battenhall playing fields on a Saturday lunch time 13:00 till 14:30 for youngsters aging from U5s to U12s; who are interested in developing their football skills.
New players always welcome to join our growing Charter Standard Club, please visit our WEB site “nunnerywoodcolts.co.uk” for further details.
NUNNERY WOOD COLTS SUPPORTS THE RAF ‘SHIRTS FOR AFRICA’ APPEAL.
Nunnery Wood Colts FC are keen to support charity works generally and have in recent years held events to support Children In Need, Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. Their Charities Coordinator Nigel Upson has recently been liaising with Squadron Leader Neil Hope MBE RAFR, Community Relations Officer and coordinator for the RAF ‘Shirts For Africa’ appeal as seen on the Worcestershire FA Website. With the support of Nunnery Wood Colts Chairman Mark Wilcox and all of the members, Nigel and Neil are keen to work together to ensure that Nunnery Wood Colts can form an on going relationship with the Appeal and ensure that unwanted kits, balls, wet weather gear, tracksuits and other items can be donated and taken to Africa under Neil’s direction via their regular trips.
After speaking to Nigel, Neil was delighted to be invited by the Club to attend the Club day hosted by Worcester City FC on 8th December. Nigel worked with Club members and players to bring together a large donation of kits and other items and these were collected by Neil at St Georges Lane where they were officially handed over at half time on the pitch by Nigel, surrounded by Nunnery Wood Colts FC players and Coaches who had all come to take part and to watch the Worcester City home game v Halifax Town.
Nigel said “The Appeal is a fantastic initiative that will benefit children, young people and adults in Africa and beyond. It is great to know that kit once worn by our players will be made good use of and enjoyed by the people Neil‘s team support. We will be delighted to support the work being carried out by Neil and his team at the RAF and we will be liaising with Neil in the coming months to ensure we can continue to donate on a regular basis. Neil will be taking a batch of Nunnery Wood Colts FC kit to Africa in February.”
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