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The Under 16s team is for players who, from 1st September 2020, will be in Year 11 at school.
The team is managed by Matt Leek (FA Level 2 qualified coach) assisted by Dan Fryer (FA Level 1 qualified coach)
Admin for the team is managed by Matt Leek.
If you are able to assist the team in any way, be it collecting money & registration forms, setting up or clearing away at training or match days or being a linesman on matchday please let them know ~ all offers of help are always very gratefully received. The less admin/set up/linesman duties the coaches need to do the more time they can spend coaching and managing - this is especially needed on match days and will help your childs team run successfully.
The U16's team use an app called 'Heja' for parent comms and scheduling fixtures and training - please contact your coaches for details of this if you do not have access.
Downley Dynamos coach girls and boys of ALL footballing abilities. So if you've never played but you want to come and have a go you'll be made very welcome. Training in the early years is non-competitive and all football at the club up until 11 a side is of mixed gender. You will benefit from qualified instruction using the latest soccer methodologies. Regulated by The FA (The Football Association), all Downley Dynamos players learn individual skills and personal development as well as collective team development.
Football is about having fun and enjoying regular exercise. Helping players develop will also help to build self-confidence. We, as coaches, believe that everyone can benefit from playing the game and making new friends. So come along and join in the fun.
Training for the 2020/21 season will be held every Tuesday Evening during term time, 6pm-7pm sharp at:
'Naphill Astroturf', Sports Pavillion, RAF High Wycombe, New Road, Walters Ash, HP14 4UE.
Please note the club will require a £3 contribution from each player for each training session towards the hire of the astroturf and floodlighting, see notes below under 'subs & and player registration' for payment details.
Training will start at this venue on 8th September 2020.
All squad members attending training must 'sign in' at the start of each session and please have the players with us on time as the warm-up is very important. Please also try to ensure they have a good night's sleep the night before and a decent meal at least 1 hour prior to training.
The training ethos is simple. We try to ensure that every player has as many touches of the ball as possible during the session. Match play and match managment is an important part of the game as the players grow older and our focus will be heavily based on this throughout the season in the form of matches and specific training sessions. Naturally we will continue to encourage the players to improve their control, passing, running with the ball and shooting. Most importantly, continue having FUN!!!
Home matches are played on 'Mannings Field' Pitch, Downley Common, Downley, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 5YQ.
Parking is in the car park to 'Mannings field' which is situated behind the cricket pavillion, Downley Common.
What to wear/bring
Players should wear suitable shirts, shorts, socks (usually Replica Kit) and football boots or astro turf trainers (depending on grass or astro) on training days with warm clothing depending on weather conditions. Players are expected to wear clean studded boots (moulded or screw-ins depending on the hardness of the ground) and the club recommends 'NO BLADES' due to the potential dangers associated with them so please bear this in mind. SHIN PADS are compulsory. Please also bring a soft drink (NOT FIZZY) and a small snack for your child as there will be regular breaks for refreshments.
Please note Naphill is a hard surface astro turf pitch (similar to a hocky pitch surface) so please ensure the players have appropriate foot wear and clothes for protecting both themselves and the surface.
Note you can buy a range of club branded football equipment from the club shop on the website! All this helps to support running the club and items make great gifts for birthdays or Christmas - both for players and supporters.
Important Note to Parents
Parents are encouraged to stay at each training session but may drop their children if direct notification to the coaches is agreed by both parties. Parents must have left emergency contact details and have arranged to collect children promptly when the session finishes.
Training during the school holidays
Training does not run during school holidays. Training will always resume the first Tuesday evening following the schools re-opening after holidays.
If you are interested in joining the U16s please register your interest by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to respond as quickly as possible. Please bear in mind that the club is run entirely by volunteers, and if we do not reply immediately please bear with us.
Should there be a space available for your child after 'a trial' is arranged you will be sent a link to our Online Registration Form and following completion you will be sent an invoice for your subscription via PayPal
Subs & Player Registration
Subs for the 2020-21 season are £110.00 which can either be paid in full or in two installments of £55.00, at the start of the season and in January. Prior to the start of the season you will be sent a link to our Online Registration Form which should be completed before the first training session in September. Following completion of this form you will be sent an invoice for your subscription via PayPal which we politely request is paid online before the end of September.
Please note due to mid-week training sessions this season the club requires a £3 contribution per training session from each player towards the hire of the astro turf pitch and lighting. There will be a total of 27 weeks training throughout the season. An initial payment of £45 needs to be made at the start of the season via Paypal in the same manner as the subs. A register will be taken at training with a balancing payment based on attendance to follow towards the end of the season.
Match day fees are INCLUDED within the annual subs to help cover the cost of running matches, cutting grass, line painting etc. If you need to talk to the club about Subs, or anything other matter, please feel free to discuss with any of the coaches or club welfare officers in strict confidence.
Downley Dynamos U16s Minors are sponsored by One to Three Marketing Solutions and we would like to thank them for their support of our age group.
Please email email@example.com if you would like to support our team in any way.
Season by Season Honours List
U14's 2018/19 Season
* U14 Hazelmere Tournament Winners
U13's 2017/18 Season
* U13 Colts Division 5 League Winners
U12's 2016/17 Season
* U12 Minors League Cup Runners Up
* U12 Minors Mayor's Cup Winners
* U12 Minors League Winners
U11's 2015/16 Season
* U11 Whites - League Cup Finalists
* Windsor Tournament Plate Winners
* R&T Weymouth Mayday Classic - Fairplay Trophy Winners
U10's 2014/15 Season
* Sportsfest 2015 Bourne End Tournament Winners
U9's 2013/14 Season
* Penn & Tylers Tournament Winners
* Wendover Tournament Winners
* Risborough Rangers Tournament Winners
* Windsor Tournament Plate Winners
* DDJFC Chairman's Achievement Award Winners
* Jack Davies Winner of the Wycombe Wanderers Goalkeeper of the Tournament Trophy
U8's 2012/13 Season
* Chesham FC Tournament Fair Play Winners