U10s new players wanted

The current U9’s, next season’s Under 10’s, are looking for new players for next season. Please email amy.ferguson@locksheathlions.co.uk for more information.

Under 10s reach final of Bishops Waltham Dynamos tournament

The Under 10s took part in the Bishops Waltham Dynamos tournament today, winning five out of seven group stage games, drawing two and not conceding a goal.

In the semi-final they drew 0-0, but won the penalty shoot-out 3-2, and in the final sadly conceded a last minute goal to lose 1-0.

The lads played brilliantly and were very unlucky not to win the tournament. This was the first tournament in which they have reached the finals so it was a massive performance from everyone. Well done!

Update from the Himalayan Children’s Care Home

Locks Heath Lions recently donated some of their old kits to the Himalayan Children’s Care Home in Tibet. The shirts were well received and very popular. The children pictured had just won a football tournament wearing their Lions kits!

Support the Himalayan Orphans Welfare at www.showyoucare.info.

Thank you from Himalayan Orphans Welfare

“Thank you to Julie and the local football team for a full set of shirts and shorts.”

Himalayan Orphans Welfare
We are a fund raising charity for Children in Nepal. 100 percent of all donations go to help children living in the Himalayan Children’s Care Home who all originate from Upper Mustang, a former Forbidden Kingdom on the Tibetan border. Together we can make a real difference to their lives. Every donation is very gratefully received. Thank you.

Find us at www.showyoucare.info

25th Anniversary Open Day

This year Locks Heath Lions Football Club is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and to mark the occasion we will be having an open day event at the Locks Heath Football Club, Warsash Road on Saturday 23rd September from 2pm to 10pm.

The tickets for the event are £2 each and will include Fish and Chips or a Hog Roast, a bouncy castle and Mini Soccer Goals for the children to have a kick around. The bar will be open for refreshments all day and there will also be a raffle where we will be hoping to raise money for Charity.

Tickets available from your team coach or can be purchased on the day.

See the event flyer here.

New players wanted

The current U10’s, next season’s Under 11’s, are looking for a couple of new players for next season. Trials will be held at Brookfield School on Saturday 25th June, 10am till 12pm. Please come along if you are interested.

Under 15s runners up in Mid Solent Youth Football League B

Well done to the Under 15s for coming runners up in the Mid Solent Youth Football League B. Two promotions in two years!

U11s reach Challenge Plate Final

Well done to the U11s for reaching their Challenge Plate Final – please support them on Saturday 7th May at Clarence Road.

Charity Football Match

A charity football match is being held on the 28th September at Eastleigh FC to raise money for the Evelyn Rose Appeal. The game will kick off at 2pm and features an All Stars Team of former Southampton and Portsmouth players including Matt Le Tissier, Wayne Bridge, Paul Walsh, Darren Anderton, Jason Dodd, Jo Tessem and others.

Born with a genetic condition so rare it is thought only 42 people suffer from it, Evelyn Rose has defied the odds to survive. Evelyn has brain damage as a result of severe intractable epilepsy and she is unable to lift her head or talk.

At her worst the two-and-a-half-year-old has fitted more than 300 times a day. She has endured a collapsed lung and pneumonia as well as side effects from the mass of medication she takes including a blood clot in her heart and kidney stones. And in March her parents Debbie, 39, and Elliot, 41, were dealt the most heartbreaking news imaginable. Doctors said she was unlikely to survive longer than a few weeks.

The youngster, whose condition continues to baffle medics, is now writing her own medical history because no matter how bad it gets, she has bounced back with a smile on her face.

Her family are prepared for the unspeakable and know any moment they may have to say goodbye to their little girl.

As well as the football there is a bouncy castle, face painting, candy floss and a raffle. There are mascot opportunities available too. Tickets are £5 for adults and £1 for children. All proceeds to to the Evelyn Rose appeal. Find out more about this little girl here: www.evelynrose.org

You can buy tickets on the day or in advance from Roger and Jenny Sherwood by calling 07841 471773.

Under 13’s Win 5-a-side Tournament!

The Sarisbury Sparks annual 5-a-side tournament took place on Saturday 5th July which saw a number of teams from Locks Heath Lions enter. A great performance from the Under 13’s (now U14’s) saw them crowned winners in a tense final match. For a mini report, Keir Donaldson has provided some more information.

Keir Donaldson Coach of the U13’s  Writes: 
Great morning with the Red team going through to the semi-finals having lost only one game and would you believe it, it was to the other Locks Heath team. The Blue team just failed to qualify finishing joint 5th. Shame really as they only lost two matches, but had too many draws.

Tense semi-final which went to penalties with Tom Ridge in goal saving the opponents first two efforts, leaving Joel to just convert our second penalty to take them through to the final. Very close tense 12 minute final, which also went to penalties. Both teams scored first one each, before our opponents put the second wide, for us to convert the second and third to win the match. Congratulations to the team and especialy the penalty takers, Lewis, Joel and Aaron.

Really exciting and well played to all the lads.

It is worth noting that previously the U13s made the semi finals of the Warsash Wasps, Hedge End and Bishops Waltham tournaments and quarter finals of the Crofton Saints event.