Under 16 Phoenix

The Langton Green Phoenix (U16) are managed by Ian Knapp (ian.knapp@langtongreencsa.org.uk) and Tim Akers.

The Phoenix will be entering their fourth season of 11 a side football for the 2019 / 2020 season, playing in the Mid Sussex League. 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 and won promotion in their first season in the 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. We're firm believers that if the team are encouraged to play "the right way" to a consistent playing philosophy and are allowed to express themselves and learn from their mistakes, then the results will naturally follow. We have won the sportsmanship award for our division twice in the last 4 years. 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.

Achievements / Awards:
  • 2019 Langton Green Fiesta - U15 Plate Winners (finally!!!) and Runners Up
  • 2019 Paddock Wood Fiesta - U15 Plate Runners Up
  • 2019 Jarvis Brook Fiiesta - U15 Cup Runners Up
  • 2017 / 2018 Mid Sussex League Sportsmanship Award Winners
  • 2018 Langton Green Fiesta - U14 Plate Runners Up
  • 2018 Jarvis Brook Tournament - U14 Cup Runners Up
  • 2018 Langton Green Easter Tournament - Cup Winners
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 2014 Sedlescombe Fiesta - U10 Cup Winners (Eagles)
  • 2014 Ridgewaye Fiesta - U10 Plate Runners Up (Eagles)