The U11 Panthers and looking forward to the start of the 18/19 season and the move up from 7 to 9 aside along with playing the off side rule.
The team formed in 2017 with experienced players from a number of successful club teams. Through excellent management and coaching from Zed and John, who both fully embrace and embody the ethos of the FA fair play guidelines, the team quickly came together and developed into a strong unit, with the major emphasis on fun and development of the whole squad.
Having been placed along with all new U10 teams in Division 8, U10 Panthers soon found themselves promoted into Division 2. Playing against established U10 Division 2 teams, the boys stuck to the developing DNA of Panthers, playing a passing game and playing to the final whistle. The team held their own in a Division and season which was hampered by a number of cancellations and postponed matches due to the weather.
The transition from U10 to U11 has seen an early summer at a number of tournaments, before the boys took time off with their summer holidays. September sees the return to training and a few warm up 9 a side matches before the new season begins.
For those opposition teams reading this, the Panthers look forward to playing you and you and your supporters will find a team that plays in the spirit of the FA guidelines with a welcoming atmosphere both at NPTFC and from our supporters when playing away.