Hello DB Angels and Parents!
Welcome back from the Year-end Holidays. Hope you enjoyed a wonderful time with family and friends and are excited to play FOOTBALL again!!!
Mid-Season Re-start and Next Tournament
Glad to see most of you back at our first practices of 2018. The weather has been absolutely stellar for Football!! And our girls look like they picked up right were the left off before the holidays. Skills are progressing very nicely.
Let’s keep up the practicing both at home and on Sunday mornings as a team, because our next Tournament at HKIS is coming up soon – next tournament on March 18. Please save the date. Will send out details as we get closer to the day.
NEW PARTIAL SEASON OFFER: Discounted Registration Rates
We are now offering any new players or past players who would like to return to the DB Angels, to join us mid-season at a discounted half year registration fee of HKD $650 (half price) for the remainder of the season, plus Kit costs. This amounts to $1,250 for new players including full Kit with new Team ball, or HKD $820 ($650+170) for returning players who have most of their prior Kit but need a new Team Shirt, for example. By my count, we still have 14 total sessions left in the season (12 training sessions and 2 tournaments).
Please pass the word and tell your friends about this special offer. New or past returning players can register through the website www.dbangelsfc.hk (and its links to TeamSnap).
Mid-Season Recap Matches and Results
We had a remarkably successful first half of our 2017-2018 season, in which we built up considerable momentum since our prior “re-building” season.
We now have a sizable and increasingly skilled and competitive group of young players, especially notable in our expanding U8 Programme, which really bodes well for next year and beyond.
At the same time, our U10 and U12s teams have also been developing their football skills and team work noticeably. There too, we have many returning players and new talented girls who have joined us. It’s truly rewarding to see the quality of the play
￼￼￼improving week on week, and to witness the comradery of the players and their friendship bonds growing as the season progresses.
Of note, in our last tournament before the end of the year, we entered five teams in three age groups, with great success:
- Two of our U8 teams played well enough to both make it to the Plate Championship Finals. And one of them came away with the Championship victory in a penalty shoot-out.
- Our U10 team also won their Plate Championship, with a total record of 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. A great record to be proud of.
- Our other U8 and U12 team also should be commended for the effort and determination they showed in the pouring rain and cold. Despite not winning a medal, they gave it all they had on the day.
The Angels did us proud, exhibiting great effort, team spirit and wonderful sportsmanship in both winning and losing several close matches.
I also want to thank and compliment all our volunteer coaches for the passion and good humor they bring to the training sessions on behalf of our Club week on week, and their unflagging commitment to help each and every player grow their potential. Hats off to all of you coaches!!!
Age Groups and Practice Times
Please note that for the second half of the season, our practice times remain as follows:
Our U8 Team practices from 9:00-10:00 AM
Our U10 Team practices from 10:00-11:00 AM
Our U12-U14 Teams practice from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
We want to once again thank our team sponsors Highjump Photography and Bayside Dental for their continued and generous support of the Football Club for the second year in a row. Their backing has helped us keep the Club alive and going strong.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to catch up with any of the coaches or committee members at practice.
We look forward to seeing you on the pitch in the coming Sundays. Meantime, keep practicing and getting ready for our next tournaments. Go Angels…Angels on Fire!!!
The DB Angels Management Team