At a time when getting outside and getting exercise has become more difficult for all, GEW is proud to be kit sponsor for a flourishing young football team based nearby to our UK headquarters. The Copthorne Youth U13 Yellows have gone from strength to strength this season in the Horsham & District Youth Football League and, at the time of writing, have 6 wins, 1 draw and only 1 loss under their belt.
Tristan Bateup, Head Coach, comments: “It’s great to see the boys back in action after our 2nd lockdown and a very turbulent year, and thank you so much to GEW for sponsoring the team again. We are playing some great football against some very good teams, and let’s hope this continues throughout the rest of the season”.
Update 19.04.2021: GEW-sponsored Copthorne Youth U13 Yellows are crowned Champions of the Horsham and District U13 Division B league, with two games to play. Congratulations to the team!
Update 20.07.2021: GEW-sponsored Copthorne Youth U14s football team struck again last weekend, winning outright at a local Sussex six-a-side tournament. The event was held at Steyning Town Community Football Club on a fantastic 3G pitch and saw two groups of six teams battle it out. Each match was played for 12 minutes and rolling substitutes were permitted, giving all players present an opportunity to participate and make a difference. Copthorne qualified top of their group with 11 points. They won three matches and drew two, only conceding one goal all day.
The top two teams from each group then went into the knockout semi-finals and Copthorne eventually emerged victorious in an exciting, hard fought final match against home side Steyning, who hit the crossbar three times. With some fantastic strong defensive work from Copthorne to keep the ‘Chelsea academy’ Steyning striker at bay, the game was very tense. Copthorne then made a great break down the wing and a perfect cross in to the box was volleyed home by the Copthorne striker to seal the match… fortunately the offside rule is not used in six-a-side football!
Update 30.11.2022: GEW are again proud to be the main sponsor for the local Copthorne Under-15 Youth Team, who have now moved to the South Surrey Division 1 League.
Now that the team have moved up to a much stronger league, this has been a very testing season for the boys, with some very tough physical games. However, they have already had four wins and three losses to date, with each of the losses being by a close margin. They also had a very exciting cup game recently, which they eventually won on penalties, much to the relief of the very tense coaches and family that are always there to support the boys.
Arrangements are also being made for an exciting international tournament in May 2023, which will see the team travel to the Netherlands and play against other teams from the Netherlands, France and Germany… throughout the tournament, the team’s new GEW kits will be worn with pride!