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  • Writer's pictureSteve Halls

CHARS Youth FC: End of Season Review 2023/24

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As the 2023-2024 season comes to a close, CHARS Youth FC reflects on yet another fantastic year filled with memorable achievements and heartwarming moments. This season, our club has exemplified the true spirit of grassroots football, demonstrating excellence on the pitch and fostering a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere off it. We are immensely proud of the progress and accomplishments of all our teams, and we are thrilled to share some of the highlights from this remarkable season.

U10 Blues Triumph at ESF 2024 Tournament

Our U10 Blues shone brightly this season, culminating in their spectacular victory at the ESF 2024 tournament held at Butlins Bognor Regis over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. Competing against some of the best youth teams in the region, our boys displayed outstanding skill, determination, and teamwork to lift the coveted trophy. Their success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of both the players and their coaches, and we could not be prouder of their achievement.

U9 Greens Capture the U9 MHRML Blue Division Cup

In their very first season, our U9 Greens made an indelible mark by winning the U9 MHRML Blue Division Cup. This young team, full of promise and potential, has impressed everyone with their tenacity and passion for the game. Winning a major trophy in their debut season is a remarkable feat and bodes well for their future development. The U9 Greens' success highlights the strength of our club's youth programme and the bright future ahead for CHARS Youth FC.

A Word from Our Chairman

Chairman Joe Westmacott shared his thoughts on the season: "It's been another incredible year for CHARS Youth FC. The success of our U10 Blues and U9 Greens is a reflection of the fantastic community we have built here. Our players, coaches, and families all contribute to making this club a special place. We are not just about winning trophies; we are about fostering a love for football, developing young talent, and creating lifelong friendships. I'm extremely proud of everyone involved and excited about what the future holds."

Thank You to Our Coaches

We owe a massive debt of gratitude to our amazing coaches who give their time voluntarily to coach and develop our boys. The dedication and commitment they demonstrate is truly remarkable. Until you’ve done the job, it’s hard to fully appreciate the late nights spent planning training drills, working out team selections and match tactics, coordinating with opposition coaches, and arranging referees. Your efforts make a significant impact on our players and our club, and we cannot thank you enough.

Behind the Scenes Heroes

Our club's success also relies heavily on the tireless work of those behind the scenes. A special thank you goes to our club secretary, Mark James, who handles the club’s administrative tasks, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. From managing registrations and correspondence to keeping records and liaising with league officials, Mark’s role is indispensable.

We also extend our gratitude to Paul Lincoln for his meticulous work in arranging all our fixtures and match results and sending them off to MHRML. Paul's attention to detail ensures that our teams are always well-organised and that our matches run without a hitch.

Appreciation for Our Parents

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the parents who get involved and help with team admin, and to all parents for their unwavering support. Whether it’s transporting the players to matches, assisting with logistics, or simply cheering from the sidelines, your support is invaluable. Week in and week out, come rain or shine (and boy have we had a lot of rain!), your presence and enthusiasm make all the difference.

Join Us for the Upcoming Season

As we look forward to the 2024-2025 season, CHARS Youth FC is excited to welcome new players to our teams from U7 through to U13. If your child is passionate about football and eager to join a fun and friendly club, we invite you to come along for a trial. Experience firsthand the joy and excitement that comes with being part of CHARS Youth FC. It's not just about football; it's about making memories, building friendships, and being part of something special.

For more information or to arrange a trial, please contact Joe Westmacott on 07957 464 215 or email

Looking Ahead

As we celebrate the achievements of this season, we remain committed to our mission of developing young footballers in a nurturing and positive environment. The future is bright for CHARS Youth FC, and we are excited about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Together, as a club and a community, we will continue to strive for excellence, both on and off the pitch.

Thank you to all our players, coaches, parents, and supporters for making this season unforgettable. Here’s to another fantastic year at CHARS Youth FC! COYC!!!

Best wishes,

Steve Halls



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