What a fantastic 1st season for the Leicester Cobras u19s Juniors!
We ended the season by finishing 3rd in the Lord’s Taverners Junior League Finals on Saturday 5 April; a fantastic achievement beating many much more established teams.
This season the Leicester Cobras u19s Junior Team have played a total of 13 matches; and won 11 of those matches. That’s pretty impressive!
Over the past few seasons the majority of the Cobras Junior players have been part of the successful Vikings team, lead by Sue Peel. But for the 2013/14 season the Vikings weren’t going to enter an u19s team, so the Cobras decided that they would try and enter their own team for this season.
The Cobras Juniors were a late entry into the Junior League this season, in fact we were still finalising the squad’s line up just a week before the 1st round matches! A special thanks must go to Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation for their support which enabled the Leicester Cobras to put a Junior Team together for this season.
The squad was made up of players from three clubs; the Leicester Cobras, the Stoke Spitfires and the St Helens Vikings. This meant that the team very rarely had the opportunity to train together as a unit. But they all bonded so well that no one would every have realised. There was fantastic team spirit in the squad.
Thanks to the following players for making it such a great season:
Charles Fryer-Stevens (Team Captain) – Vikings
David Arundell – Cobras
Rhys Brooks – Cobras
Jack Coulson – Cobras
Ryan Dickin – Cobras
Fyona Gamble – Cobras
Kayden Hazell – Cobras
Callum Leftley – Cobras
Lucy Robinson – Cobras
Ross Smith – Cobras
Kallum Baynham – Spitfires
Jack Stafford-Baynham – Spitfires
David Chidlow – Spitfires
Katie Chidlow – Spitfires
Sean Jones – Spitfires
Thanks to the following people for their hard work in guiding the squad this season:
George Bates – Cobras – Junior Team Coach (his first time coaching a squad)
Andrew Flower – Spitfires – Assistant Junior Team Coach
Andy Dickens – Cobras – Overall Team Manager
Alison Flower – Spitfires – Stoke Players Team Manager
Sarah Baynham – Spitfires – Assistant Stoke Players Team Manager
Jess Deary – Cobras – Table Official
Thanks also to all the parents, families, friends, supporters and followers for your fantastic support. You have all made it a great season, a real season to remember. Congratulations to all who have been part of it.
It’s a team effort to make something like this happen; and this has been a truly great team. To everyone has played a part of it, thank you 🙂
Ian Trott – Leicester Cobras Chairperson