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Season 2009/10 News

July 2010

Farewell to the Under 17s

It has been announced that the Under 17s will not be continuing into the new season due to a shortage of players.

The team has had a successful season, competing in the North East Hampshire Youth League Under 17 Division 2, finishing in 3rd position and collecting a
league Sportsmanship Award.


Liphook United Under 17s

We wish the lads well for the future and thank their management team: Charlie Allsup and Clyde Stafrace.

July 2010

Farewell to the Under 15 Wasps

It has been announced that the Under 15 Wasps will not be continuing into the new season due to a shortage of players.

The team has had a successful season, competing in the North East Hampshire Youth League Under 15 Division 2 and finishing in 4th position.  They were also semi-finalists in the Liphook tournament.


Season 2010/09: Liphook United Under 15 Wasps

We wish the lads well for the future and thank their management team: Clive Penn and Kaye Parrott.

29 July 2010

Clash of the Blue Armies

With a very large turnout at the Rec, Kevin Adair's Blue and White Army played a friendly against an academy team from Pompey, The Blue Army.


See more photos and access the Portsmouth FC match report on the Men's First Team reports page.

17 July 2010

Liphook Knights lift the Cup at Wembley!

As a reward from their sponsor Knights & Sons Security Ltd, the Liphook Knights visited Wembley Stadium on 17 July for a special tour. They even lifted the FA Cup.

The team had a very exciting time and many thanks to Tony Knights for a great day out.


See more photos on their Wembley page.

11 July 2010

World Cup group stage comes to Liphook

Sunday 11 July saw one of the greatest events in the football calendar: the Terry Edwards World Cup.

In brilliant sunshine, over 150 Liphook United players converged on Liphook Recreation Ground for some footy fun.


To find out which nations won their group stage and what happened when an 'All Stars' team took on the Group C winner, see the full report and photos on the the Terry Edwards Fun Day 2010 page.

05 June 2010

Liphook United Celebrates

At the end of each season, Liphook United Football Club celebrates the participation and successes of its players. This year on Saturday 5 June, the Club hosted a spectacular presentation evening at The Millennium Centre, Liphook.

In three sessions during the evening, parents, carers and relatives participated with the Club's executive committee, managers and administrators in celebrating the achievements of their youth and mini soccer players.


See the full report and photos on the Youth Presentations 2010 page.

29/30 May 2010

Wet, windy and warm at the Liphook Tournament

Sixty-seven teams gathered at Bohunt School on 29/30 May for another very successful Liphook Tournament. Unlike the hot weather of the last two years, this time we experienced a wide range of weather conditions from wet to windy to warm sunshine, but the players were not deterred.

We would like to thank our main tournament sponsor Allianz Insurance for their support and Phil Godwin and Frances from Allianz for presenting the medals and trophies.

The raffle draw for the prize of a mounted special limited edition Portsmouth FC goalkeeper's jersey signed by Portsmouth and England goalkeeper David James was made by Lucius Peart, Head of Operations at Portsmouth FC, with Dave Long being the lucky winner.

A massive "thank you" goes to Denis Foster and all those that worked so hard behind the scenes to make this year's tournament a great success.

May 2010

Success for Liphook Lasers

The Liphook Lasers have had a very successful season with 8 wins in 14 matches.


The final rankings in their division were undecided until the final match of the season between leaders Headley Scorpions and third place Theale Tigers B. Headley prevailed which confirmed the Liphook Lasers as runners-up in the Under 15 Division Three.

This means that the team will be promoted to Division Two next season.

The lads will be honoured at the NEHYL Presentation Evening at Princes Hall in Aldershot on Thursday 10th June.

Congratulations on a successful season!

May 2010

Honours for Liphook Wildcats

The Liphook Wildcats have finished their first competitive season as runners-up in the Under 9 Premier Division. The boys have been training and playing together since the team started at U7, and surpassed all expectations to be challenging for the Premier Division title in their first competitive season.

The Wildcats also reached the semi-final of the U9 League Cup.

The boys will be honoured at the NEHYL Presentation Evening at Princes Hall in Aldershot on Thursday 10th June.

Congratulations on an amazing season!

09 May 2010

Liphook Knights strike again!

At the Beacon Hill Junior Football Club seven-a-side Tournament on 9 May, the Liphook Knights triumphed for the second year running.

Competing against six other teams in the Under 10s tournament, the Knights and a Beacon Hill team, both undefeated, battled it out in a nail-biting final match. It looked like a stalemate until, in the second half, Pirie seized the initiative and smashed the ball in to the top left-hand corner of the Beacon Hill net.


Well done to all the players who worked so hard and thoroughly deserved their champions' trophies.

03 May 2010

Aldershot FA Junior Cup Runners-up

On a very bright, but cold, Bank Holiday Monday afternoon, supporters of Liphook United Reserves and Yateley Green Reserves gathered at Aldershot FC stadium for the final of the Aldershot FA Saturday Junior Cup.


After an such an exciting start, with a goal from Ben Travis after the ninth minute, Liphook United had many more chances but couldn't get the ball in the net again. Pushing back, Yateley Green equalised before half time, and then stepped up the pressure in the second half to score twice more.

Final score: Liphook United Reserves 1, Yateley Green Reserves 3.

Well done to Mark 'Willow' Morton and all the players who have represented the team on the way to, and in, the final.

More photos can be found on the Men's Reserve Team photos page.

April 2010

Puma Engineering Hampshire Premier Football League newsletter

Check out the celebratory edition of the newsletter following Liphook United's victory in the Hampshire FA Saturday Intermediate Cup.

(Courtesy of Derek Hawkins on behalf of the Puma Engineering Hampshire Premier Football League.)

16 April 2010

Hampshire FA Cup Winners

After a brilliant performance by "Kev Adair's Blue & White Army", Captain Andy Luckhurst lifts the Hampshire FA Saturday Intermediate Cup for Liphook.


Hundreds travelled to Andover New Street FC ground to support their teams, Liphook United and Netley Central Sports, on this mild spring evening.

Liphook dominated the game and took the lead in the second half when a Netley defender under pressure put the ball past his own keeper. Liphook then killed the game off with a goal from Paul Marshall that would have graced any Premiership game; he met a pin-point cross from Andy Luckhurst and, after hanging in the air for what seemed like an eternity, powered his header past the despairing keeper into the corner of the net.

Final score: Liphook United 2, Netley Central Sports 0.  Man of the match: Dominic Cope.

Well done to Kevin Adair and all the players who have represented the team on the way to, and in, the final.


More photos can be found on the Men's First Team photos page.

March 2010

Congratulations to the Liphook United Under 11s

Having completed their last fixture of the season on 27 March, the Liphook United Under 11s are top of the division 3 and are League Champions.

A very well done to the team and their managers!

March 2010

Congratulations to the Liphook Downlands Cubs' Football Team

As you may have seen in the Petersfield Post, the Liphook Downlands Cubs' Football Team took part in the Petersfield District Cubs six-a-side tournament on Saturday 10 March and won the District Cup. Most of the team are or were members of our Liphook United Under 10s, the 'Liphook Knights'.


Petersfield District Cubs six-a-side tournament winners

On Sunday 21 March, the Liphook Downlands Team represented the Petersfield District in the Hampshire Cubs six-a-side tournament at Eastleigh. All the way to the final, the team won their matches in style with scores of 1-0, 5-0, 1-0, 2-0 and 4-1. Then in a tense final, New Forest West came out on top 2-0. Even so, as runners-up in the Cubs County tournament the team put up a brilliant performance, taking the Petersfield District to the final for the first time.

Hampshire Cubs six-a-side tournament runners-up
(Photographs by Neil Pirie)

November 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - What a success!

Throughout October over 35 female teams and 18 referees in association with Hampshire FA made special efforts to raise money for Cancer Research UK's 'Join the Fight' campaign to combat Breast Cancer.

Pre-match warm ups in pink, raffles and games are just a couple of examples of how funds have been raised to support this important cause. Efforts by teams all across our county including Basingstoke Town Ladies, Widbrook United and Crofton Saints have made the grand total exceed £4,000!

Liphook United Ladies went the whole hog and turned their match into a fundraising event. Children took part in a penalty shoot out and even ran a competition to guess the number of balloons in a car! Refreshments were sold, along with running a raffle, tombola and cake sale. The total raised by Liphook United Ladies was an incredible £800, a massive contribution to the grand total. Players wore pink socks and sweat bands during the game and the goalkeeper even played in a tutu to mark everyone's continued support and awareness.

Justine Mosley, Women and Girls Football Development Officer for Hampshire FA who also plays for Basingstoke Town Ladies, said: "I am really pleased with the number of clubs and referees in Hampshire that supported this very worthy cause. The amount of work put in by some of the clubs has been absolutely fantastic! As well as raising awareness about breast cancer across the County, the profile of the female game has also been highlighted. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those individuals who have supported this campaign throughout October."

(Reproduced courtesy of Hampshire FA Women & Girls Update - November 2009.)

October 2009

Liphook United watch Portsmouth play Wigan at Fratton Park

With players from the Under 7s through to the Under 14s, 52 in total from Liphook United went to Fratton Park on 31 October 2009 to watch Portsmouth FC against Wigan.

Thanks to Wiggie and Fred for making the arrangements for a great club day out.

(Photographs by Mark Culverhouse)

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