It was with great sadness that the club learned of the passing of Hazel Annett a few weeks ago. She ran the Bexley league which was for many years the biggest and most successful league in the southeast.
You will all know her husband John, who has been looking after our changing rooms every Sunday for more years than many of us have even been at the club! He also has come in every Monday to check over and clean up the changing rooms following our weekends football. He's done this voluntarily the whole time and when he told us of Hazel's illness, he expressed his desire to continue coming down to the club every Sunday and looking after the changing rooms for all the teams at the club and asked us not to find a replacement.
A collection was made in memory of Hazel to be donated by John to the Briotsh Heart Foundation. John has asked us to send his thanks to everyone:
Long Lane Junior Football Club
It is with great appreciation that my family and I thank all of the Long Lane JFC members for their kind words, condolences, floral tributes and donations to the British Heart Foundation in remembrance of my wife Hazel. We are overwhelmed by everyone's kindness and were just not aware of how much Hazel was thought of in the football community.
We thank you if you did attend on the day of her memorial and please pass on our gratitude to all those who knew her.
Good luck in this season and continue to do the good work you all do for young people
John Annett and Family
After a week off, it was good to get back to doing what we do best and that was playing football on a Sunday.
After a warm-up that I felt didn't go so great I said to the boys during the team talk that I felt we didn't prepare well enough and this was to show with Footscray Black scoring two quick long range goals to go 2-0 up in the first ten minutes. After a change in formation to 4-5-1 we started to create a few chances and pulled one back after Marcus Collins-Rowe put a lovely ball over the top for Jesse to run on to which he finished delightfully. We then equalised with Jesse scoring again with a goal that was similar to his first.
Jayden Bernard was a massive outlet for us with his pace and trickery causing untold problems for footscrays left back. This was highlighted when he picked the ball up and drive at the left back going past him with ease and then finishing low in to the corner. 3-2 up. Half time.
The Selkent League are running several courses in the coing weeks. If you are interested in doing any of them please contact the office as soon as possible as they will fill up quickly.
Level 1 Coaching
The cost for this course is £115, you must be able to attend all 5 sessions. The Saturday sessions are the practical coaching days, the Tuesday evenings are for Emergency First Aid and Safeguarding Children workshops.
Mini Soccer Referees Course
This course is extremely useful for mini-soccer teams and we would recommend trying to get someone to attend. There is no cost for this course.
This course is extremely useful for teams that require club assistant referees and it is of the benefit to the game and your players to have someone who has received training in this, please note that attendance is required on both days to pass the course.
All of these courses will take place at The London Marathon Playing Fields, Shooters Hill Road, London, SE18 4LT.