Mixed fortunes for St. Brelade FC
by Jeff Hathaway
LA Baguette spoke to David Maine about St Brelade's FC. He explained how the football season had gone so far, and the change in team manager.
"By December, the first team will have already played over a third of their games this season. Towards the end of last season our first team manager indicated that he would be standing down from his role and taking a break from coaching. Luckily for us his break was short lived and he's now taken on the responsibility for our Under 16 team."
"We then began the search for a new first team manager and have been pleased to secure the services of Keith Le Cornu who has a wealth of experience both as a player and coach. He is ably assisted by Martin Le Blancq and Lee Bramley."
"Our season to date has been somewhat up and down, it has not been helped with players being unavailable and a number of long term injuries. Our first games were played in the pre-season Drainway Services Cup and overall we performed quite well. The start of the league season has not been good but more recently with nearly a full squad of players to choose from we have begun to put in some good performances. A narrow loss in a league match was followed by an excellent win in the Le Riche Cup, and then another good win in the league. Our reserve team has started the season well and they currently lie mid table having won two and lost two of their opening league games. To add to this they had an excellent win in the Dog Club Trophy against a team in the league above them."
"This season we have more representation in the junior leagues than we have had for many years, we currently have six teams in the age groups from under eleven to under sixteen. This is great news for the club as we hope that they will become our first team players of the future."
"Finally, our mini's academy continues to go from strength to strength with over 40 youngsters in regular attendance on Saturday mornings. The academy caters for both boys and girls from age four to ten. “
For further information on the club please view their website at www.stbreladesfc.com