Didcot Casuals Football Club
Didcot Casuals Football Club

Awards Evening Highlights

17 May 2018

On Friday 11th May, Didcot Civic Centre hosted the fastest growing youth football club in Didcot for their end of season awards evening.  Didcot Casuals celebrated their amazingly successful season, on and off the pitch, with a BBQ, raffle and fun night at the heart of the community at the Didcot Civic Centre.  Over the course of the evening over 500 people celebrated the achievements of players, parents and coaches and raised over £1000 for the club.

Highlights of the evening

Our u10 girls crowned "Team of the Year" for growing girls football for the club so successfully that we will be able to offer two teams at u10 and u11 age groups next season.

Our Chairman Rob Roslyn, recipient of the John Eldridge award for voluntary service from the town council in 2016 for his service to football, is stepping down this year and was honoured for his 15 years of service to the club and community by being the first recipient of the inaugural 'Rob Roslyn Shield'.  Rob said "It was a fantastic evening and wonderful to have everyone together celebrating all that is good about being part of such a vibrant and dynamic youth football club.  We are growing so fast and want to provide everyone, irrespective of their ability, with the opportunity to play football. We truly are a football family. It was very humbling to receive an award named in my honour and I am really looking forward to helping the club achieve its long term goals in my new role, developing our links within the community."

Over 200 players received awards and the club currently provide teams in every age group for boys U7-U16 and for girls at U10, U12 and U13.  Jeff Lynn, who is taking over the chairmanship from Rob next season, said "The future looks so bright for Didcot Casuals. There is huge demand for youth football in this region and we want to do everything we can to service it.  We have grown all our boys teams through our popular rising stars programme and have been particularly active in promoting and growing girls football. This year we were delighted to be recognised for our achievements by becoming an FA approved Wildcat Centre for girls football - providing a safe and fun development programme just for girls aged 5-11 on Saturday mornings using the fantasitc facillities at Aureus School. We wouldn't have been able to grow without the fantastic support of all at Aureus School, the town council, SODC, Berks and Bucks FA and all our sponsors and we are so grateful and appreciative for everyone's support.  I am grateful for everything Rob has done, delighted that he is continuing to help us in his new role and am proud to become Chairman of this fantastic club."