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Job Vacancy – KDFC Administrator

KDFC Ltd Charity Administrator

Final application date: Midnight Friday 6th June

Kensington Dragons Ltd is a registered charity. The Charity’s objects are to promote community participation of, primarily, children and young people regardless of race, sex, creed, financial means or social and economic circumstances in healthy recreation in particular by the provision of facilities for the playing of association football and other sports capable of improving health and to advance the education of children and young people so that they might grow to maturity as individuals, become responsible members of society and their conditions of life may be improved.

The Charity is seeking an individual to complete administrative tasks to fulfil these objectives and ensure the smooth running of their delivery through Kensington Dragons Football Club.

Closing date for applications is midnight Friday 6th June

Applications

Please submit your application by e-mail including your covering letter and C.V. to admin@kensingtondragons.com or if you prefer, send it by post to the Charity Secretary, 90 Clarendon Road, London, W11 2HR. If you have any questions about the recruitment process please send an e-mail to the address above.

Kensington Dragons Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Summer 2014 Free Charter Standard Club Coach Education Courses

Summer 2014 Free Charter Standard Club Coach Education Courses

I am delighted to inform you of our Charter Standard Summer 2014 Coach Education Course Schedule. These courses are entirely FREE for your coaches and volunteers to attend, although we do ask for a small deposit during registration which is refunded on completion of the course. We have included two opportunities to take the Level 1 Coaching Certificate for free, which will help your club meet the criteria for Charter Standard following the recent annual health check process.

Please note all courses are maximum 3 representatives per Community & Development Club and maximum 2 representatives per Youth & Adult Club, on a first-come first-served basis.

FA Emergency AidThursday 5th June, 7pm Middlesex County League Office (Bedfont)Book online here http://eventspace.thefa.com/middlesexfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=94855  
FA 1st4Sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football (weekends only)Saturday and Sunday 21st 22nd 28th 29th June, 9am to 5pmLarkspur Rovers FC (Northolt)Book online here http://eventspace.thefa.com/middlesexfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=94857  
FA McDonald’s Mentoring AdultsTuesday 1st July, 10am to 5pmMiddlesex County FA Office (Harrow)Book online here http://eventspace.thefa.com/middlesexfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=94968 
FA 1st4Sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football (summer holidays)Monday to Thursday 21st 22nd 23rd 24th July, 9am to 5pmFeltham Community College (Feltham)Book online here http://eventspace.thefa.com/middlesexfa/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=94860  

 

To book on these courses contact myself through email; seniors@kensingtondragons.com or leave a reply in the comments box below. You will need to know your FAN number and password. If you do not have this information, please visit http://www.thefa.com/FAN

Many thanks,

Luke

KDFC Charter Standard Coordinator

Third time lucky for U12s against Bessingby

KENSINGTON DRAGONS U12s  4  V  1  BESSINGBY PARK RANGERS

The Dragons faced the team sounding like a side straight out of the pages of Roy of the Rovers for this Saturday morning kick off, Bessingby Park Rangers. We’d already played them twice this season, once in the league and once in the cup and lost on both occasions. And with the visitors sitting just one place above us in the league we knew this was going to be a tough test. For once we were afforded the luxury of an almost full squad to choose from. The only notable exception saw Chester switching from midfield to right back. The rest of the team and formation was the one that had served us so well since we’d returned to playing after the enforced winter break.

With the sun shining across the freshly marked out pitch we had the perfect conditions as the referee got the game underway. The Dragons started brightly and within the first 2 minutes came close to taking the lead when Felix tried an audacious shot from the edge of the box that looked destined for the top corner, only for it to ping off the crossbar. An attempt that Roy Race himself would have been proud of. (In his playing days before he lost his left foot in that fateful helicopter crash, obviously).

The game was evenly matched in the early stages and it became apparent that Bessingby were playing with a high defensive line and looking to ‘launch’ (their coach’s words not mine) the ball through the middle for their strikers to chase after. They had one attempt that whistled over Enrique’s bar but apart from that nothing that worried the Dragons defence. The home team were taking a more cultured approach to unlocking their opponents and were looking to get the ball out to the wide areas for our pacey wingers to get behind Bessingby. But it seemed every time the Dragons were through on goal the linesman’s fluorescent flag shot into the air and came to the visitor’s rescue. A few of these decisions were somewhat dubious to say the least. However the trigger-happy linesman couldn’t save the visitors for much longer and when Aziz played Ilya through with a slide-rule pass he cut inside and buried the ball beyond the keeper for the crucial first goal.  Melchester, sorry the Dragons, were starting to control the game now and when Joe won the ball in midfield and drove forward the only way the opposition knew how to stop him was to bring him down. The free kick was awarded and as Tyler lined it up we wondered if it was a little beyond his range, as it was a good few yards outside the penalty area. But we needn’t have worried, Tyler was wearing his brand new magic, white boots and his shot flew over the keeper into the top of the net. The Dragons took their 2 nil lead into the break and when the action resumed they picked up where they had left off. This time it was Sidney, The Postman, (he always delivers) who raced down the right flank and crossed low and hard into the heart of BPR’s box for George to turn in for 3 nil. And by the time Felix had christened his new boots with the Dragon’s fourth goal the game was effectively over. The visitors did manage a late consolation goal direct from a free-kick but that was only their second attempt on target, the Dragons were so dominant. If results go for us we could be up to the dizzy heights of 4th in the league. (A Champions League place no less) And if we can convince Wealdstone to play one of our outstanding games and beat them, well that really would be Roy of the Rovers stuff.

U18s hit 10 past Wealdstone

Kensington Dragons U18s 10 Vs 2 Wealdstone FC

Terrible weather has seen many games called off, and this one could have been as well. After the result Wealdstone were wishing it was.

The pitch was in no condition for fluent passing football, but that is the Dragon’s game, and they stuck to it. The swirling wind in their faces made it a necessity, but the stodgy mud held them back. With all the elements against them the Dragons started slowly but started to impose themselves and quickly went into a 3 nil lead. Oren was smooth up front, and Miley and Alex were dangerous out wide.

Unfortunately the Dragons started praising each other forgetting football is for 90 minutes and not 25. The midfield lost their shape in search of goals and allowed Wealdstone back into the game. The referee seemed to want to even things up and gave a series of sort free kicks against the home side, two of which ended up in the net. Wealdstone started to use the elements, and finished the half strongly. Despite being in the lead the Dragon’s left the field forlornly!

The midfield we’re reminded of their jobs, and the strikers were warned to be more clinical, and the second half saw a tenacious Dragon’s team put Wealdstone to the sword in dramatic, ruthless fashion! Miley went on a scoring spree which saw him grab 8 goals in the game.

Assisted by his team, he was strong, tricky, resilient and ruthless. The other goal scorers were Mo and Kevin, but despite such positive individual performances this was a team performance.

Having been out for so long, the team adapted quickly to the new players, and gave an outstanding performance. Also in the face of ridiculous provocation the team were very mature and extremely professional. A great performance delivered with a great maturity. Onwards and upwards.

U18s 2013-14

As we take a look back to our hugely successful U18s from 2011-12, we wish our new group for 2013-14 all the best for the season ahead in the HYFL Premier Division. Any players wishing to join at this age group, please visit the new U18s page or contact the Director of Football.

Seniors begin pre-season training

The Senior squad will begin pre-season training Monday 22nd July.

Sessions will run every Monday and Wednesday from 7.15-9.00pm on the grass at Wormwood Scrubs

Artillery Way, Off Du Cane Road, Wormwood Scrubs, London W12 OAE

Nearest tube is White City or East Acton on the Central Line. The group will be gathering on the grass near the changing rooms behind the carpark.

If you are a new player interested in joining the sessions please email seniors@kensingtondragons.com

 

2012 Kensington Dragons AGM

The 2012 Kensington Dragons AGM will be held on Monday 8th October at 8pm at:

Parish Room

St Helens Church

St. Helen’s Gardens

North Kensington

W10 6LP

All players, parents and supporters are welcome to attend. Please confirm attendance by email to:

Hon Sec (Youth): Chris Shirley |  honsec@kensingtondragons.com