Ethan had a love for football from a very young age. Joining one of our One Touch Soccer Tots courses aged two and a half his love for the game started to grow. He showed a real passion for football and particularly scoring goals.
Ethan plays left wing for our U14s that compete in the Peterborough Junior Alliance League on a weekly basis. Renowned for his ball striking from distance, swerving free kicks and his ability to get past defenders with pace, Ethan has received plaudits from his coaches, who have described him as “a footballer with great crossing ability and a great left foot“.
Not only does Ethan have a passion for playing he is also committed to inspiring younger players, by passing on his knowledge and skills assisting Glenn with coaching the U7 age group.
We were delighted to discover Ethan has been invited into Nottingham Forest Academy FC on a 6-week trial and will feature in their game programme, well done Ethan and good luck.
If your child is excelling in their team or school team come along to our club trials. Our club offers more than just games in the local leagues; We play against professional clubs on a regular basis to offer players the experience and opportunities to take their football career to the next level.
Success for Jacob.
Jacob attended one of our after school football clubs whilst playing for Ropsley Colts JFC. He was invited into our Players Development Class in Grantham where he went from strength to strength in this environment. At Ropsley Colts he was awarded the golden boot trophy for the most goals scored for his team last season. This was well deserved recognition by his coach for his achievement.
Jacob attends our School Holiday Soccer Schools on a regular basis and during last week at Bourne he has been offered an eight week training trial at Nottingham Forest FC for September.
We would like to wish him all the very best in this and success for the next season.
Seb, known as ‘Ronaldo’ as his skills are exceptional for his age, joined One Touch Football with his brother Ben at the age of 4.
He started at the Saturday morning club where he was very competitive for his age and strived to be the best (and beat his brother).
Since then he had a horrific injury on the way back from a tour in Easter 2014 which changed his life but he wouldn’t let this affect his football!
Head coach. Glenn Vaughan, can remember going to visit him in hospital in the early stages of the recovery process: “Seb said he wants to play amputee football as well as compete in the Paralympics when he is older.
I walked out of there and thought WOW, what a brave young lad but what a great way to look at his future.”
Since then a lot has happened with his recovery process.
He has not only returned to school but has been selected for the England Amputee team where he represented the country in the Junior Championships in Poland.
This is a fantastic story and every player, coach and parents that knew Seb were over the moon to hear that he has gone on to do this.
Being invited back to Melton to defend the title we won last season was very welcome. With the first of the 3 Saturday games against the hosts it looked to start difficult, however getting an early goal through new signing Max Tompsett settled any nerves. We played some lovely football which was to be the case all weekend which got us the second goal through Taylor Gilbert. The second game was against Syston Town. Good football from the start saw us win 4-0 with goals from Ben Grigg X2 Max and Jack McKenzie. The 3rd game was to prove a little more difficult against Glenfield United who ended up runners up in the tournament, again playing some great football we just couldn’t score until a ball bounced out to Robbie Stokes who hit it on the volley to put us ahead. Then a mix up allowed them to break and slot past Dom Cochrane in goal. Very nervy game after that when it didn’t look like we’d score again until an absolute rocket on the volley from Jack into the roof of the net sealed the points with only a couple of minutes left. 3 out of 3 for the Saturday.
Then Sunday came and all the boys were buzzing to get going especially as the first game was against the French team Etoilé, in what was a physical game at times our boys carried on with the great football from the Saturday running out 4-1 winners with goals from Taylor X2 Max and Jake West who was drafted in as a reserve keeper after Dom broke his thumb. Last game and we knew we were champions so the boys went out too relaxed and found themselves 2-0 down after 10 minutes, a couple of changes saw us snatch a goal through Taylor just before half time. A healthy team talk at the break saw our lads go out with a little more purpose and within 10 seconds of the restart saw Jack hit the wrong side of the stanchion. This kick the boys into action and brought out the best football of the weekend to score another 4 through Taylor Jack X2 and Alfie Woodward to win the game 5-2 and win the title with 5 wins out of 5. Great weekend again run by Melton Mowbray Rangers.
From the age of 5 Jake attended one of our after school football clubs. He showed an interest in playing in goal, but also had a passion for going upfront and scoring a few goals!
He represented our club side that competed in the Peterborough Junior Alliance League that went on to be gold winners before he was offered a space at Peterborough Utd FC as their goalkeeper.
He once again put on a One Touch shirt in July 2016 where he represented the club playing a year older than his age group in which he did fantastic, conceding only two goals.
He is a goalkeeper showing some real potential and playing on a weekly basis.
If your child is excelling in their club or school team, come along to our club trials! Our club offers more than just games in the local league. We play against professional clubs on a regular basis to offer players the experience and opportunities that no other does.
Jaxon attended one of our soccer schools in Sleaford at the age of 8. He showed a number of skills and attributes we look for in a talented young player, with the potential to go further in the game!
He was invited into our academy and played for our U8 squad, before having some 1-to-1 sessions. He then progressed into our U10 squad.
He has since joined Nottingham Forest FC before signing for Lincoln City FC.
We at one Touch Football would like to wish Jacob Poxon from our academy the best of luck with his move to Peterborough Utd FC for the coming season. Thanks!
A massive well done to Ryan who has been a regular attendant with us for over 3 years, since then he has grown not only as a footballer but a young lad.
He has signed for Peterborough Utd FC, we wish him all the very best and look forward to hearing about his journey.
Joe attended our players development class for a period of time and is now doing very well.
He is currently training with Cambridge Utd (up an age group) as well with Leicester City.
Ben (U12), who formerly played for our club team, signed for Peterborough Utd FC at the beginning of the season and we are delighted to hear he is doing well.
One Touch Football Soccer School u8 and u10 travelled to The King Power Stadium, the home of Leicester City FC. The development tournament was played on the magnificent surface. In there tournament there were teams from all over the UK.
Under 8’s Team
The u8 played in a group consisting of 4 teams, we were undefeated in the group stages putting us into the final where we played Enderby Foxes in which we won 1 -0 with Josh Ford scoring the winning goal.
The u8 showed some great individual technique with the ball along with great team play which was really pleasing to the eye.
The team was as follows – Matthew Betts, Ethan Young, Rhys Holmes, Joshua Ford, William Van Lier, Joseph Cox, Ed Brown and Sidney O Connell.
Under 10’s Team
Our 10’s were entered into a side tournament which was held at Leicester City’s ground the King Power stadium, some fantastic football was shown by the lads which see them win there 3 matches without conceding a single goal.
Then it was the final where we lost 1-0 in which was such a close game where it could of gone either way, despite the loss the lads had a fantastic time and was really proud of themselves to get as far as they did.
Under 6’s Team
On Saturday, 28th May, 2011 saw our U6 team go to Bourne Juniors FC tournament with the weather conditions being a mixture of sun, rain and wind.
One Touch Football Development Squad started brightly with a 7 – 0 win.
During the day One Touch Football only had one shot at there goal all day and didn’t concede a goal all day. We scored 25 goals from 6 games.
A lot of spectators were amazed by the players technical ability and team game, which is great to hear.
Well done lads!
Under 9s Team
The U9’s Final followed and their path to the final was exactly the same as the U10’s with one draw, 3 wins and one defeat playing Rushden and Diamonds in the final who had beaten them in the rounds.
James Tyers was excellent throughout in goal while Sam Jordan hit a cracker from outside the box after picking up a pass from the industrious Jack Darby to take the lead.
With 1 minute left, a thumper from Jack Darby just over the half way line using the wind was parried by the keeper but fell over the line for a fantastic victory and the Trophy with Darby voted the “One Touch” man of the Tournament.
Under 10’s Team
On a very windy Sunday, 22 May at Corby Business Academy, Glenn and Dave Vaughans’Stamford “One Touch” Football Development School’sU10’s and U9’s competed for their respective Trophies over a day long period.
The U10’s played Kettering Town, York City, Rushden and Diamonds, Blisworth Youth Academy and Weekly Rovers.
One draw, 3 wins and one defeat saw them into the final against Weekly Rovers, the only team to beat them in the rounds.
One Touch kept their best for the final playing to their potential against an excellent side with Adam Jordan sending them on their way with a superb left foot screamer from outside the box high into the net with the keeper transfixed. Just before the end Jordan hit a pinpoint corner to Alfie Earlam at the far post who confidently headed in to secure a great victory and the Trophy.