Under 14 Phoenix - Crowborough League A Division Champions 2017

The Langton Green Phoenix (U14) are managed by Ian Knapp (ianknappuk@googlemail.com) and Tim Akers.

The Phoenix are entering their second season of 11 a side football. Having won the Crowborough League "A" Division last season, they have moved to the Mid Sussex League for the 2017 / 2018 season for a step up to a new challenge against some different teams.

Our team philosophy is to try and get our players as comfortable on the ball as possible, play passing football with a great team spirit and excellent attitude, whilst focusing on player development and performance over "results at all costs". We're firm believers that if the team are encouraged to play "the right way" to a consistent philosophy then the results will naturally follow. It's easy for us to say all that, but when others who don't know us reach the same conclusion, it's even nicer. A referee we had for one of our games recently wrote to us the next day to say:

"It was an absolute pleasure to referee your game. I was extremely impressed by both the standard of play and the emotional character of your team. I'm sure you will achieve great success in the future. I look forward to our paths crossing again.”


Coaches / Assistants:
  • Head coaches: Ian Knapp (FA Level 1 & 2, FA Youth Mod. 1, 2 & 3) / Tim Akers (FA Level 1)
  • Assistants: Justin Hook (FA Level 1) / James Morgan

All our coaches are fully CRB checked and hold a wide range of FA coaching qualifications between them including the FA Levels 1 & 2 and the FA Youth Modules 1, 2 and 3. Ian is now planning to take his Uefa B license in the 2018 / 2019 season.

2017 / 2018 Fixtures:
  • 10th Sept vs Cuckfield Cosmos - won 6-1 (Sammy 2, Evan, Max, Owen, Finn)
  • 17th Sept vs Withdean Youth - won 5-1 (Tristan, Max, Sammy, Evan, Will)
  • 24th Sept vs Ifield Galaxy - won 6-0 (Tristan 3, Sammy, Will, Toby)
  • 1st Oct vs Ditton - won 7-4 (Evan 3, Will, Finn, Max, Jack)
  • 8th Oct - 3G competition round 1 (@ Haywards Heath)
  • 15th Oct vs Maidenbower United Black - drew 3-3 (Will 2, Tristan)
  • 22nd Oct - Mini tournament
  • 29th Oct vs Hassocks - lost 3-2 (Matt, Jack)
  • 5th Nov vs Marle Place - lost 7-2 (Will, Max)
  • 12th Nov vs Newhaven - lost 5-2 (Toby, Tristan)
  • 19th Nov vs Marle Place - won 4-1 (Sammy 2, Evan, Finn P)
  • 26th Nov vs Montpelier Villa (league, away)
  • 3rd Dec vs Uckfield (league, away)
  • 10th Dec vs Withdean Youth (league, home)
  • 17th Dec vs Maidenbower United Black (league, home)
  • 7th Jan vs Newhaven (league, home)
  • 14th Jan - Futsal competition round 1 (@ K2, Pease Pottage, Crawley)
  • 21st Jan vs Uckfield (league, home)
  • 28th Jan - Futsal competition round 2 (@ K2, Pease Pottage, Crawley)
  • 4th Feb vs Cuckfield Cosmos (league, away)
  • 11th Feb vs TBC (league)
  • 18th Feb vs TBC (league)
  • 25th Feb vs TBC (league)
  • 4th March vs Montpelier Villa (league, home)
  • 11th March vs TBC (league)
  • 18th March - 3G competition round 2 (@ Haywards Heath)
  • 25th March vs TBC (league)
  • 1st April - Overseas Tournament (TBC)
  • 8th April vs TBC (league)
  • 15th April vs TBC (league)
  • 22nd April vs TBC (league)
  • 29th April vs TBC (league)

2016 / 2017 Achievements:
  • Crowborough League A Division - Champions
  • 2017 Pembury Tournament - Plate Winners
  • 2017 Langton Green Tournament - Plate Runners Up
  • 2017 Ridgewaye Tournament - Shield Winners
  • 2017 Jarvis Brook Tournament - Cup Runners Up

Eagles / Rangers Past Achievements:
  • 2016 Crowborough League Cup Finalists
  • 2016 Crowborough League B Division Runners-Up
  • 2016 Jarvis Brook Fiesta - Plate Winners
  • 2016 Chelsea Tournament @ Stamford Bridge - Semi Finalists
  • 2015 Crowborough League Sportsmanship Award - Winners
  • 2014 Sedlescombe Fiesta - Cup Winners
  • 2014 Ridgewaye Fiesta - Plate Runners Up
  • 2015 Hugh Christie Tournament - Winners & Runners Up
  • 2014 Langton End of Season Tournament - Winners