Twyford Comets FC and R.K.U.V.C Ulestraten 40th Dutch Tour

Last week Twyford Comets welcomed Dutch team R.K.U.V.C Ulestraten to Twyford for the 40th Dutch Tour!

Throughout the Tour both teams and adults were involved in several events which included the following:

Mini Mix Tournament which saw both teams and help from other siblings split into mixed teams and play a number of small sided football matches. The winners on the day were team Chelsea. This was followed by a buffet lunch at Stanlake Meadow provided by the parents of the Twyford Comets Reds Team

Saturday afternoon we went to Reading FC to watch their match against Bristol City. Reading FC were extremely welcoming by letting Dutch team players go onto the pitch and wave flags as the players of both Reading FC and Bristol City entered the pitch.  A good win for Reading FC 2-0 against Bristol City

Friendly Match against Twyford Comets Blacks, a very wet day and a tough match for Twyford Comets which saw R.K.U.V.C Ulestraten win the match

After the Friendly match the Dutch players and parents along with some Twyford Comets players and parents went to Thorpe Park for the afternoon. It was good to see the sun shining in the afternoon following the down poor we had in the morning  

Monday we visited London parking the coach outside New Scotland Yard. We walked around London seeing Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Picadilly Circus, Trafalgar and Leicester Square with some shopping in between at Hamleys and JD Sports

Tuesday, Dutch players and adults and went back off to London for a tour of Chelsea Stadium followed by swimming at Coral Reef Leisure Centre in Bracknell

Then the time came for the Cup Match on Tuesday evening at Binfield FC. Kick off was 7:30pm and the game was very balanced. Twyford Comets scored the first goal and put us 1-0 up. This was then follwed by 2 goals from R.K.U.V.C Ulestraten ending the first half 2-1 to the Dutch team. After a half time chat in the changing rooms both teams were ready for the 2nd half. Twyford Comets were able to come back with and equaliser ending the match 2-2. The decision was then made to go into extra time 10 minutes each way, both teams getting very tired at this point. R.K.U.V.C were able to score a fantastic goal in extra time finally ending the match 3-2 win to R.K.U.V.C Ulestraten. Both teams worked extremely hard and never gave up once a really close game.

A massive thank you to Resh, Andy, Gareth, Deano and all the players and parents who made the 40th Dutch Tour a fantastic experience for all!

Twyford Comets will be returning in May 2023 to bring the Cup back home !

Mini Mix Tournament
Reading FC vs Bristol City
Friendly Football Match
London site seeing and shopping
Chelsea Stadium Tour
Twyford Comets vs R.K.U.V.C Ulestraten 40th Cup Match !

40th Dutch Exchange

This October R.K.U.V.C Ulestraten will be visiting Twyford for the 40th Dutch Tour !

The Dutch Tour has been a massive success over the years and this year the stats currently show:

  • Twyford Comets – 18 Wins
  • R.K.U.V.C Ulestraten – 18 Wins
  • Draws – 3

R.K.U.V.C Ulestraten will be arriving in Twyford on Friday evening the 21st of October

They will be visiting various places and attending different events before the Windsor Cup Final on Tuesday the 25th of October

For more details about the Tour please follow the link Dutch Exchange

50th Year Competition

We all know how great the children are at playing football, but now we want to see how good their creative art skills are?

As part of the 50th Anniversary we have put together a competition to design your own football badge

Simply download the template form you want to use and print this off (found on our facebook page)

• Be as creative as you like to design your own football badge

• Once completed scan or take a photo of the completed form not forgetting to add child’s name, age and parent/guardians email address

• Finally email this across to me at kurt_charge@hotmail.com

There is plenty of time to enter and closing date for the competition will be Sunday the 10th of April 2022.

We will be looking to announce the winner at some point during the Presentation evening on the 7th of May There will be a prize for the Winner of the Competition along with 2 runners up prizes Let’s get pen to paper and see how many different designs we can get !If anyone has any questions, please feel free to let me know

FA Guidance on resumption of Grass roots for the 2020/21 season

From September – Grassroots leagues, men’s National League System, Women’s Football Pyramid tiers 3 to 6, and FA Competitions can commence.

Clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents/carers, spectators and football facility providers should read our full guidelines, which are accessible below, in addition to the latest Government guidance on COVID-19.

Twyford Comets has appointed Ben Gilbert as officer to look into COVID19 compliance and safety. Any concerns please get in touch with the club.

More information can be found here: https://www.thefa.com/news/2020/jul/17/grassroots-guidance-for-competitive-football-restart-in-england-170720

Discounted Reading FC Games

The club has signed up to a block ticket scheme with Reading FC. Essentially if you call the number, quote “Twyford Comets FC” and book for one of the six games:

  1. You will get a discounted price (prices on the poster)
  2. Be seated with other members of the club
  3. The Club will receive some much needed funding
  4. You will enjoy a great Saturday of football!

What could be better?

See the poster below
Block 1 Group ticketing poster

Piggott 3G Footwear Policy

The Piggott 3G pitch is an artificial surface, as such, we need to look after the grounds.

Below is advice for 3G footwear:
3G Permitted footwear:
•Boots with moulded studs – see first example photo below.
•Astro trainers with rubber pimpled soles.

Not allowed on 3G
•No Trainers
•No Boots with screw in studs
•No Blades see 2nd pic below
•No Dirty shoes.

These will not be allowed on to the surface, so if you play on moulded studs on a Saturday, boots will need cleaning before training!

Another note on blades – as a club we do not recommend these boots for the Saturday “on real turf” football either, due to some injuries observed by some of our members. Something to keep in mind when it comes to renewing them.

Also, we have in the last season had many children wearing a hybrid boots with both moulded studs and then blades on the heel. Ideally avoid these too for 3G use.”