Denton and South Heighton JFC perform brilliantly at Rottingdean

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Denton and South Heighton JFC U12s took two teams to this weekend’s Rottingdean tournament, and both teams performed brilliantly.

The Wolves squad were on great form and won the tournament to claim their second winners trophy of the summer.

The Wolves defensive unit of Callum Turner, Rhys Smith and Harrison Dodd frustrated their opponents throughout the day whilst the goals were flying in at the other end courtesy of Kyle Woolven who grabbed seven, Harry Docherty who notched five, Dodd who scored four from defence, Jake Baker who netted two important goals in the quarter final and Luke Robinson also got in on the act with a superb diving header.

The final itself saw DaSH power past Hawks Youth 6-1 thanks to a great footballing display topped off with a hat trick for Woolven, a brace for Docherty and a neat header from Dodd.

The Lions squad managed to claim second place in their group after some very exciting games but unfortunately went out in the quarter finals to the hosts.

Cameron Thurling was excellent in goal throughout while Josh Avis and George Dunstall did a great job of protecting him and making some great tackles in defence. The goals for the Lions came from Brandon Cannon who top scored with three, Brent Stonard who got two well deserved goals, Callum Young who blasted in two screamers and Jake Hough with a neat finish against Southwick.

The club’s volunteers have also become some of the first coaches in the country to sign up to the new FA Licensed Coaches Club, replacing the FACA scheme.

Only coaches with four valid up-to-date qualifications and a commitment to self-development and progression are allowed to register to the scheme, launched on July 5 at Wembley by Gareth Southgate.

DaSH Chairman Laurence Woolven said: “We may be volunteers at the Grassroots level but quality counts, especially when coaching youth football, and I’m delighted that DaSH JFC has just had its Charter Standard award renewed by the Sussex County FA in recognition of our positive attitude towards training and development.

“The coaches at DaSH JFC who have joined the FA Licensed Coaches Club have committed to undertaking five hours of continual personal development courses each year in addition to the other training requirements.

“It’s vital to keep up to date with the latest guidelines.”

DaSH JFC is currently looking for new players - email laurencewoolven@yahoo.co.uk for more details.