Pompey in the Community produce the goods at Fratton Park to win play-off contest

Pompey in the Community won the Junior Premier League National Development League final at Fratton Park. Picture: Pompey in the Community
Pompey in the Community won the Junior Premier League National Development League final at Fratton Park. Picture: Pompey in the Community
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The young talents from Pompey in the Community showed their class with an excellent success at Fratton Park on Saturday.

It was a dominant performance from the young Blues in the Junior Premier League National Development League competition.

Pompey in the Community won the Junior Premier League National Development League under-13 play-offs final at Fratton Park. Picture: Pompey in the Community

Pompey in the Community won the Junior Premier League National Development League under-13 play-offs final at Fratton Park. Picture: Pompey in the Community

First in the under-13 play-offs they took on Hereford and earned a 2-0 success.

The next match was between Doncaster and Hereford with the former winning 1-0 to set up a final decider.

Pompey stood strong to record a 3-0 victory in the match against Doncaster to round off an excellent day for the team.

Meanwhile, Pompey in the Community are recruiting players to take part in their Junior Premier League programme, with trials due to be held in early June for the start of the new season after the summer holidays. Players from all age groups from under-8s to under-15s are being considered.

The Junior Premier League (JPL) aims to bridge the gap between academy and grassroots football, with sides playing in an organised league against other professional development clubs and regional development centres in Southampton, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Dorset and Sussex.  

All age groups train twice a week on a Monday and Wednesday, under FA and UEFA qualified coaches, with games played on Saturdays.

There are also opportunities to represent Pompey in the Community at international tournaments during the season.

The JPL focuses on player development and embraces the academy EPPP concept and philosophy.

Games are played over four periods to allow maximum coaching input to promote a safe and friendly environment to aid player development.

If you would like to register your child, please email: jpl@pompeyitc.org.uk or call 02392 728899 (option 1) during office hours. Please state the child’s full name, age, contact details including parents name and current school year group.

Trials are taking place at Park Community School, Middle Park Way, Havant, PO9 4BU on the following dates and times:

Under-eights – current school year three – Saturday, June 8, from 9.30am to 11am

Under-nines – current school year four – Saturday, June 8, from 11.30am to 1pm

Under-10s – current school year five – Saturday, June 8, from  1.30pm – 3pm

Under-11s – current school year six – Saturday, June 8, from 3.30pm – 5pm

Under-12s – current school year seven – Saturday, June 15, from 9.30am – 11am

Under-13s – current school year eight – Saturday, June 15, from 11.30am – 1pm

Under-14s – current school year nine – Saturday, June 15, from 1.30pm – 3pm

Under-15s – current school year 10 – Saturday, June 15, from 3.30pm – 5pm