Good Friday Honor Guard – News

Two teams from Ducklington will be our Honor Guard on Friday when we host Sheffield Wednesday at the Kassam Stadium (3pm)

Ducklington Yellows U8 are one of 14 youth football teams representing Ducklington Sports Club, a thriving sports and social club near Witney, Oxfordshire.

The Ducklington Yellows U8 are managed by Ian Luckett and started together as U5, shortly before the pandemic struck. During this time, soccer was often the only activity that was allowed and this created strong ties within the team, most of whom still play for the team today.

Since then, they have created an environment of support and friendship along with the help and encouragement of their loyal families. It is a club with a true community spirit and an atmosphere that spans generations.

Ian is very proud of the entire team who are always so enthusiastic and committed. The team has so much fun and plays with such pleasure and he is happy to have a great group of young footballers.

Ian would like to give a special mention to his fantastic sponsors Courtiers and Liz Evans Beauty.

The whole team deserves this special day and we are so excited to be on the pitch supporting Oxford United.

Ducklington U10 currently play in the Witney & District Youth Football League A league. Many members of the team have been together since they were 5 years old with players from Ducklington, Witney, Carterton and Standlake schools.

The team is led by Ed Todd, Pete Castle with Matty Pearce who umpires the games, and is also supported by a great group of parents who set up and knock down goals…long may that go on.

The team has enjoyed good success in tournaments and in the league and hopes to play next season offside.

The team is part of a very active Ducklington Sports Club founded in 1898 creating a great atmosphere on match days.

Ed Todd said: “This is my third or fourth team I’ve managed at Ducklington and this batch is probably the best all-round team I’ve had, from the goalkeepers to the game changers on the bench. They have come a long way and I am very proud of the efforts of these players every weekend. It’s been a long journey from learning to kick a ball to completing the skills week after week.”


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