Under 15 Phoenix

The Langton Green Phoenix (U15) are managed by Ian Knapp (ian.knapp@langtongreencsa.org.uk) and Tim Akers.

The Phoenix are entering their third season of 11 a side football. Having won the Crowborough League "A" Division during the 2016/2017 season, they moved to the Mid Sussex League for the 2017 / 2018 season for a step up to a new challenge against some different teams. They are about to embark on their second season playing in division 2 of the Mid Sussex League.

Our team philosophy is to try and get our players as comfortable on the ball as possible and able to think for themselves on the football pitch, play with a positive team spirit and a smile, 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 playing philosophy then the results will naturally follow. We have won the sportsmanship award for our division twice in the last 4 years. 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 11 a side league 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, FA Goalkeeper Level 1) / 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. Ian is planning on doing his Uefa B license in the near future.

2018 / 2019 Fixtures
  • August 26th - Home vs Tonbridge Invicta (friendly) - won 6-2 (Finn P x 3, Tristan, Finn K, OG)
  • September 2nd - Home vs Crawley Utd. White (friendly) - lost 0-7
  • September 9th - Home vs Hassocks (league) - won 3-1 (Finn P x 2, Evan)
  • September 16th - Home vs Lewes (league) - lost 1-4 (Finn P)
  • September 19th - Away vs T.Wells Foresters (league) - drew 2-2 (Finn P, Tristan)
  • September 30th - Away vs Crawley & Maidenbower United Royals (cup) - won 6-1 (Max, Finn K, Evan, Dylan, Sammy, Tristan)
  • October 7th - Home vs T.Wells Foresters - lost 3-4 (Toby, Sammy (p), Evan)
  • October 14th - Home vs Seagulls FC (cup) - lost 2-3 AET (Finn P, Evan)
  • October 21st - Home vs TW Youth (friendly) - lost 0-4
  • October 28th - Away vs Cuckfield Cosmos (league) - won 4-1 (Jack, Tristan, Finn K, Rami)
  • November 4th - Home vs Uckfield (league) - won 6-3 (Finn P x 2, Rami x 2, Toby, Evan)
  • November 18th - Away vs Hassocks (league) - won 2-0 (Will, Sammy (p))
  • November 25th - Away vs Crawley Down Gatwick (league) - won 4-0 (Toby, Rami, Sammy, Max)
  • December 2nd - Home vs Cuckfield Cosmos (league) - won 2-1 (Finn K, Tristan)
  • December 9th - Home vs Crawley Down Gatwick (league) - lost 1-2 (Rami)
  • January 6th - Home vs Crawley United White (friendly) - lost 1-2 (Rami)
  • January 13th - Home vs Premier United (league) - lost 1-2 (Rami)
  • January 20th - Away vs Premier United - drew 2-2 (Rami, Sammy)
  • February 17th - Home vs TW Youth - won 4-1 (Rami, Finn K, Jack, Will)
  • February 24th - Away vs Lewes - drew 2-2 (Finn P, Rami)
  • March 3rd - Away vs Crawley & Maidenbower Panthers - won 5-0 (Dylan, Finn P, Rami, Max, Evan)
  • March 17th - Away vs Uckfield - lost 0-1
  • March 24th - Away vs Marle Place - lost 1-2 (Evan)
  • March 31st - Home vs Crawley & Maidenbower Panthers (league)
  • April 6th (Saturday) - Home vs Marle Place (league)
  • April 14th - TBC
  • April 21st - Easter Weekend - No Game
  • April 28th - TBC

2017 / 2018 Achievements:
  • 2017 / 2018 Mid Sussex League Sportsmanship Award Winners
  • 2018 Langton Green Tournament - U14 Plate Runners Up
  • 2018 Jarvis Brook Tournament - U14 Cup Runners Up
  • 2018 Langton Green Easter Tournament - Cup Winners

2016 / 2017 Achievements:
  • 2016 / 2017 Crowborough League A Division - Champions (U13)
  • 2017 Pembury Tournament - U13 Plate Winners
  • 2017 Langton Green Tournament - U13 Plate Runners Up
  • 2017 Tunbridge Wells Youth (Ridgewaye) Tournament - U13 Shield Winners
  • 2017 Jarvis Brook Tournament - U13 Cup Runners Up

Eagles / Rangers Past Achievements:
  • 2016 Crowborough League Cup Finalists (U12 - Eagles)
  • 2016 Crowborough League B Division Runners-Up (U12 - Eagles)
  • 2016 Jarvis Brook Fiesta - U12 Plate Winners (Rangers)
  • 2016 Chelsea Tournament @ Stamford Bridge - U12 Semi Finalists (Eagles)
  • 2015 Crowborough League Sportsmanship Award - U11 Winners (Eagles)
  • 2015 Hugh Christie Tournament - U11 Winners & Runners Up (Eagles)
  • 2014 Sedlescombe Fiesta - U10 Cup Winners (Eagles)
  • 2014 Ridgewaye Fiesta - U10 Plate Runners Up (Eagles)
  • 2014 Langton End of Season Tournament - U10 Winners (Eagles)