SUFFOLK County Schools’ Football Association ended their 2022-23 season on a high.
The Boys’ Under-14 side defeated Norfolk 4-0 to win the Ray Carter Charity Cup at Needham Market FC on Saturday.
Ray Carter was involved in both Suffolk and Norfolk Schools’ FA and after he passed away his family donated a cup which is played for each year by the two counties.
Funds raised go towards a charity of the family’s choice and this year it was the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) previously known as Action on Hearing Loss.
This was the first time since before Covid that the cup match has been played.
The Suffolk County Schools’ FA Manager of the Year award for the county representative squads was presented to Owen Hammond on Saturday.
Owen managed the SCSFA Boys’ Under-14 side along with Sam Burman, and the squad had an excellent first season in County Representative football.
They remained unbeaten and finished top in their round-robin South-East England league, before losing 2-1 to Sussex in the GE Knowles Cup Semi-Final at Needham Market FC.
Suffolk County Schools' FA Boys' Under-14 joint manager Owen Hammond pictured with his award on Saturday. Main photograph: The SCSFA Boys’ Under-14 side that defeated Norfolk 4-0 to win the Ray Carter Charity Cup
Suffolk County Schools’ FA administrator Ruth Ward said: “With Owen and his team setting such a high standard in their first season and experiencing first-hand what it takes to make a national semi-final, this squad have the hunger to improve, and we look forward to seeing how they progress.”
The Suffolk County Schools Representative Squads were recognised during last week’s county cup finals staged at Colchester United FC.
The Girls’ U14 and U16 squads attended Tuesday’s MH Goals Suffolk Women’s Cup Final between Needham Market and Bungay Town and were presented with medals on the pitch at half-time.
At Wednesday’s Veo Suffolk Under-18 Midweek Cup Final it was the turn of the Boys’ U14, U15 and U16 squads to receive their medals.
Ruth Ward said: “Being selected to represent your county is a great honour and everyone at Suffolk County Schools would like to congratulate the players on their selection and thank them for their continued support.”
The presentations were made by SCSFA President Michael Hallam, SCSFA Chair Robert Peace, who were joined on Tuesday by Rick Ward of Emirates Logisitcs Services, who sponsors the teams.
Charlize Moore, Eve Horne, Sophie Thorndyke, Darcey Bloss, Evie Love, Tegan Page, Nia Lloyd, Lexie Debenham, Evie Morris, Matilda Cox, Katie O'Shea, Autumn Wheaton, Elise Proctor, Brooke Wright, Pheobe Duffin, Anna Sullivan, Eloise Atkin, Elena Kendall, Keziah Webbe, Sophie Brown O’Shea, Daisy Morris and Gabriella Woolls. Photograph: Paul Voller
The team were this season managed by Lois Balfour and Flo Cage.
Ruby Roos, Eloise Moran, Lila James, Isobelle Fermor, Alanna, Demicoli-Keeling, Alice Peck, Amy Brunning, Catarina Vargas, Chloe Strachan, Chloe Taylor, Ella Hart, Emily Huggins, Emily Newcomb, Felicity Payne, Kaci Jai Bonwick, Katie Sparrow, Lillia Rose, Lily Alexander, Megan Edwards, Megan McCrae Robinson, Sophie Kettle and Tily-Rose Dade. Photograph: Paul Voller
The team were this season managed by Darren Scoulding and Melissa Stickland.
Finley Brennan, Ollie Oldfield, Leonardo Finlinson, Jack Beresford, Keagan Hoque, Luke Ruggles, Archie Jolland, Stanley Horne, Aiden King,Kieran Langley, Harvey Ness, Riley Dennett, George Brightman , Taylor Mellon, Joshua Hammond, Joshua Tennial, Liam Shaw, Jack Robinson, Preston Bennett, Archie Hubert, Sam Mann and William Pearce. Photograph: Paul Voller
The team were managed this season by Owen Hammond and Sam Burman.
Freddie Baldwin, Brandon Ndlovu, Illias Zachariou, Monty McIntyre, Rocco Leeks, Oliver Rodwell, Fraser Bull, Josh King, Ben Roberts, Joseph Bradley, Matthew Francis, Luke Mallinson, Alfie Tynan, Corey Huckstep, Flynn Bobby, Herbie Shaw, Jack Bentley,Kian Chubb, Owen Lavery, Reggie Sapsford, William Fletcher and Callum Arnold. Photograph: Paul Voller
The team were this season managed by Mark Arnold and Steve Mallinson.
Samuel Cox, Jacob Moule, Hayden Baker, Harry Humpage, Joshua Yaxley, Zach Gayfer, Jack Munson, Harry Wardley, Jacob Goredema, Reece Josselyn, Isaac Lewis, Ollie Okeh, Ollie Griggs, Bailey Spall, Billy Jordan, Enzo Johnson, Harvey Lummis, Igor Grabowski, Jed Jackson, Logan Bond and Omarion Lewis. Photograph: Paul Voller
The team were this season managed by Craig Power and Liam Hawkins.