Congratulations and a huge well done to SMFC U11s and coach Daniel on winning the London County Saturday Youth League Shield at Barn Elms on 6 May. It was a tough end to the season, though, the following week with 3 SMFC defeats in the London County Saturday Youth League finals at Long Lane JFC, Kidbrooke, especially the U16s who hit the post in the last kick of normal time at 1-1 then conceded a last-minute decider in extra time to Westside FC. It’s a cruel game sometimes! The U13s lost 4-1 to league winners Aspire, and the U14s went down 2-0 in a close-fought encounter with Most Wanted Elite.

Many positives though – the U11s win the previous week, 4 teams in the finals a first for SMFC, and lovely to see so many blue & black shirts and parents. And a special shout out to Dwight who took the U16s all the way from U10s – another first for SMFC. Here’s to 2023-24!