Date: Saturday 20th October
Edmonton Sports and Social Club, Church Street, Edmonton
12:00 pm for 12:30 pm
With the new season about to get underway, we are pleased to announce that this most enjoyable event is back on the agenda this autumn.
We are attempting to reach out to as many ex-players as possible to make them aware of the event, so if you are in touch with anyone who is NOT
on this circulation list, please let them know and forward their email details to me, (address below).
New catering arrangements are in place for the event and a three course luncheon will be served, wine included.
Your President has promised to keep his speech/any speeches to an absolute minimum.
For your post lunch entertainment the First XI have an AFA Cup match against FC Premier a relatively new club based in West Bromwich.
The bar will of course remain open during the afternoon.
Cost is £15:00. which can be paid on arrival to either myself or Chris Martin. Cash (preferred) or Cheque made payable to Norsemen FC.
To book your place please email me at the address below as soon as possible. This is a popular event and numbers are limited.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
Its with Great sadness we announce the passing of Norsemen Legend Forbes Chapman aged 82.
Forbes joined Norsemen in the Mid 1950's soon after arriving from his native Scotland and was an ever present in our first XI for many years.
Following his retirement from playing Forbes entered the world of coaching taking his preliminary badge to become Norsemen 1st XI manager.
Forbes then continued this path becoming manager of the AFA Rep side from 1988 role he enjoyed great success with over a 25 year period.
Forbes also become president of the AFA from 2011 - 2013.
A very keen golfer and president at his 3rd home Bush Hill Park Golf Club.
A great man and will be sadly missed by family, friends, and across amateur football.
Forbes funeral details are below, all are welcome to attend.
Venue - Southgate Crematorium
Brunswick Park Road
Time - 2pm
Wake - Norsemen Football Club
WALK TALL YOU BLUE GIANTS
On Sunday 19 May Norseman Hornets entered the under 10s tournament in Chorley wood.
We were disappointed to lose our opening group match against letchworth Eagles 1-0 as the match was very close.
Despite the pressure in our next match we dug deep and believed in ourselves . Our new player Ethan scoring a well deserved goal to secure a 1-0 victory.
Another 1-0 victory, this time Chorleywood .., followed in our final group match. Defending a corner Norseman broke with Christoper warwick chasing a seemingly lost cause. Keeping it in play he curled a 30 Yard cross into the opponents box where Josh Agambar controlled the ball and hit a screamer into the back of the net. Our manager, Pete Miller, said afterwards that it was a premiership goal!
With 6 points we made it into the quarter finals park field magpies ... despite
going 1-0 down early in the match we didn’t give up. In a space of a just a few minutes Ethan scored two more goals and Nikhil thumped a rocket into the top corner for a comfortable 3-1 victory.
The semi final against Westwood park was a tight affair with both sides having chances. We came close in the few last minute but despite a few scrambled attempts in the box the ball just wouldn’t go into the net. Penalties beckoned.
Both teams scored some exceptional penalties with both goalkeepers pulling a fantastic Save each to make it 4-4 . Sudden death saw our goalkeeper Monty miller not only saving yet another penalty but stepping up and scoring the decisive goal that sent us into the final.
Our opponents, Wembley, had won their group with 3 wins out of 3 scoring 13 goals and conceding only 1. They also beat x 7-1 in the quarter finals so had some pretty good players.
Wembly did start well for the first few minures , keeping the ball , but apart from a chance from a free kick, they didn’t really threaten our solid defence. In the 4th minute From a free kick, Liam guided the ball from outside the area towards goal, taking a slight deflection , to go 1-0 up. This seemed to rattle our opponents, as they gave away unnecessary free kicks and they struggled to create any chances. Losing their conposure, one of their players received a yellow card for dissent, something that we don’t often see in under 10s.
With good game management and possesion Football we continued to create chances and never looked like losing.
When the final whistle went we all celebrated and couldn’t wait to lift our first trophy.
You could say that Norseman Hornets were buzzing!
Match report By Christopher warwick
Team Liam ellis
Monty Miller. Chrissy warwick , Ethan Moore Ethan goumal David lamba, Charlie moss , Oscar Roche , Nikhil thoecharous Josh Agambar
Double!!!! Not quite a treble…
Norsemen u13s entered 4 competitions this season, having joined the Watford League from the Mid Herts in September and have had an exceptional season, winning the AFA County cup, Watford (WFL) White Division League, finalists in WFL Challenge cup and quarter finalists in WFL League cup. In all competitions the team played 30 games, winning 26, drawing one and losing three (two of those to the top division (Red) London Maccabi Lions who have swept the board in the WFL and Herts county.
AFA County Cup
On Sunday 15 April, Norsemen defeated Old Bealonians 7 goals to 2 in a one sided final. The hard work was done in the earlier rounds and tougher side of the draw, laying the ghost of an agonising last minute loss in the semi final the year previous
WFL White Division League Winners
With extended runs in the three cups, poor weather, Norsemen u13s had racked up a number of league games to play and trailed by some margin of points following the County cup success. The team had to play three Weds evening away games and two double headers against high placed opposition, one of those away games was gainst the league leaders AFC Oaklands who were running away in points total at the time and had inflicted the only league defeat to Norsemen 1 – 5 in September, so the task looked beyond the team. With some amazing football, bravery, last minute goals the team arrived at Oaklands on Weds 2 May, a point behind with two games remaining knowing they had to win and produced their best performance of the season in a cracking match winning deservedly 1 – 2 which clinched the league
(Norsemen u13s celebrating their win at St Albans McDonalds!!)
WFL Challenge Cup Final
Having defeated three Red Division teams Norsemen u13s deservedly reached this final to meet London Maccabi Lions who had knocked us out in the Legaue cup quarter final 2 – 3 in February, this was a tight game and it was felt we could give them a real game and potentially land an incredible treble. We conceded early and the effects of the Oaklands game caught up with the team, eventually going down 4 – 0 to the better team on the day. We will play London Maccabi again next year as promoted so we will look to reverse these results.
The team has represented Norsemen valiantly and gallantly this year and we are very proud of their efforts. The County cup was their first meaningful trophy which is always the toughest. The squad set the two competitions won as their objectives for the season and topped these with their other cup runs, they have trained really hard and have deserved their success which will be celebrated on 16 June.
We return to training on Thursday 14 June, with the majority of our squad, possibly one or two more places available if anyone is interested in trialling.
Well done Norsemen u13s
James Corbett OBE