Juniors 2021 – 2022

Under 15s

The Annadale Junior Club has been running for 38 years.  We welcome any youngsters between Year 4 to Year 11, and welcome people of all abilities.  We train on Monday nights between 6.30 – 7.30 pm at Grosvenor Grammar School.

Junior Member Registration normally takes place on the first Monday in September, from 6.30 to 7.30 pm.  This is a chance for parents to come down and ask any questions they have about the Junior club and to register their child.  The pitches will be available to play on and the coaches will be there, but it will not be a structured training session.  The following Monday we will recommence training sessions.  Don’t worry if you have missed this – contact Peter Robson by E mail.

Anyone interested in joining or needs further information about the Junior Club please contact Peter Robson at:  juniors@annadale.co.uk

History in the making…

In 1983 a group of club members under the leadership of Ronnie Smyth formed a junior section.  The juniors were initially made up of 14 members, including Andrew and David Smyth and Chris Jackson.  The group met in Cairnshill Primary School before moving to Annadale GS, Olympia Leisure Centre and to Lough Moss Leisure Centre.  From 2011, the juniors have trained at Grosvenor Grammar School.

During the years many boys and girls came through the junior ranks to play for Annadale and some went on to play for Ulster and Ireland including: -

Gareth Kidd  Peter Bland  David Smyth  Andrew Smyth  Peter King  Phil King  Chris Jackson

Johnny Moore  Iain Lewers  Peter Caruth  John Edgar  William Edgar  Katie McConnell

Andrew Williamson  Peter Purcell  Matthew Allister  Michael Robson  Conor Roberts  Justin Hool

A special mention to Iain Lewers.  Iain was selected for the Great Britain squad at the London 2012 Olympic Games and became the clubs’ first Olympian.  The club are very proud of Iain’s achievement and hope that he can inspire the clubs juniors to fulfil their potential.

Over the years the juniors have toured Holland, Belgium, Luton, Milton Keynes and Dublin.  After finishing runners-up in 2011, in June 2012 our Under 13s returned to Nottingham to take part in the United Kingdom Divisional Championships.  After defeating, West of England 1-0 in the Semi-Final, the boys defeated Tensworth 2-0 in the Final.  A great achievement in a tournament made up of county teams.