Youngest children enjoy final Carniny Youth prize night

Members of Carniny Youth Football Development Centre pictured at their prize giving at Frankie & Benny's. Included are coaches Paul Porter, David Boyd and Colin Turtle. INBT28-203AC
Members of Carniny Youth Football Development Centre pictured at their prize giving at Frankie & Benny's. Included are coaches Paul Porter, David Boyd and Colin Turtle. INBT28-203AC

Carniny Amateur and Youth FC brought the curtain down on their end-of-season prizegiving functions last week.

The club’s Football Development Centre sponsors, Frankie and Benny’s, hosted the Development centre awards evening at its Ballymena restaurant.

The premises were packed to capacity to host the prize giving night for the youngest members of Carniny Amateur & Youth FC.

Both parents and children enjoyed a tasty meal before club secretary Billy O’Flaherty welcomed all present and made reference to those worthy of special mention such as, Frankie & Benny’s, local press, Mid & East Antrim Council, staff and FDC coaches of CA&YFC, all parents/guardians, Colin Turtle as well as David and Linda Boyd.

Trophies were given out to all the children from the FDC by Trish from the local franchise before all present were informed of the club’s intentions for the new season. An enjoyable night had by all as the club secretary wished all present a safe and enjoyable summer and looked forward to seeing them in September.

RECRUITMENT

Plans are well underway for all of Carniny Youth teams as they prepare for their forthcoming seasons.

The Under 10s, 11s 13s and 17s haven’t let up in their training regimes with all four squads looking forward to competing in the 2015 Foyle Cup Tournament centred around the North West of the Province.

The club has made a few adjustments to their league commitments for next season. The club will participate in the National League at U14, U15, U16 and U17 level with the U19 team once again in the NIFL Youth League.

Details of each individual team are:

The club’s Under 17s (1999s) will be joined by Ballymena Utd in Division One this coming season. Anyone interested in being part of the set up should contact Davy McComb 07803596967 or Ian Morton 07721596775.

The Under 16s (2000s) will play in the premier Division once again. Contact - Davy Leetch, 07732808858.

The Under 15s (2001s) will play Division One under Davy Parker and Alex Rainey. Contact - Davy Parker 07835020446.

The Under 14s (2002s) will, like the U16s, play in the Premier Division and will also enjoy ‘mini derby’ matches against BUFC YA who were newly promoted. Contact - Jason Hunter 07885899290.

The Under 13s (2003s) play in the South Belfast Youth League. Contact - Jonny Wilson 07704550454.

The Under 12s (2004s) have also secured a berth in the NIBFA League, however they will be running two teams next season. Contact - Davy Hanna 07791297755.

Other contacts: Under-11s - Niall Greer 07920095385; Under-10s (2006 and below) - David Wylie – 07749643053.

The U19 side play in the NIFL Youth league. Contact - Jimmy Gilchrist 07754049484.