Stars shine brightly at Southwell City

Stars shine brightly at Southwell City

Sport January 16, 2023
Stars shine brightly at Southwell City

SOUTHWELL City Stars U7s team are starting the new year in a new fixture group with the top U7 teams in the county, and have a new kit sponsored by The Bramley newspaper to boot! 

The Stars (pictured) have had a fantastic start to their footballing journey. In their Winter fixture group from October to December, the team won every game, scoring lots of goals in the process, leading to their promotion to the top group. The team have impressed manager Ben Rainforth, and coach Martin Foster, with their attitude, listening skills, and their ability to take onboard coaching points beyond their years and implement them in a game scenario. 

The Stars and the other team in the age group, Southwell City Reds U7s, both now play in a new kit and really look the part. Recently, the Stars have enjoyed playing on the new 5v5 pitches in front of the clubhouse on Memorial Ground, and the extra support that brings. 

Both U7 teams currently have maximum squad sizes with a growing waiting list of players. 

With a few additional recruits, the aim is to start a third team ready for the beginning of the U8 season. If there are any parents interested in help- ing with that endeavour, please contact the club. 

Seniors Sparkle 

Meanwhile, the three senior men’s teams at Southwell City are all having a season to remember so far. The first team is slowly getting used to the move up to United Counties League, which is the highest level the club has ever played at. 

A record crowd saw them take on Newark Town on Boxing Day in an exciting and competitive local derby at Brinkley. The reserves have had a good start to their 2022/23 campaign. They sit near the top of the NSL Division 1 and promotion is the clear objective for manager Brett Bramwell’s team. The lads have been playing well, so this ambition looks like a real possibility. In NSL Division 3, City’s young development team sit top of the table in just their first season since stepping up to play men’s football. 

Pictured: Back (L-R): Ben Rainforth, Rafferty Thorpe, Elliot Ward, Bray Colquitt, Carey Davies, Henry Musgrave, Martin Foster Front (L-R): Huxley Hetherington, Henry Foster, Zachary Rainforth, Rupert Shaw, Jay Yarnell

John Cunningham www.southwellcity.com