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Under 16

Pocklington Town Predators Under 16 Junior Boys Team

Pocklington Town FC Predators - Under14 Team Photo

Team Background & History

Progressing from the infant teams, the Pocklington Town Predators have enjoyed steady success over the years. Managed and coached by Joe Cooney and Dave Hughes, their approach and attitude to the game have exemplified the what good, honest football is all about.

Many of the team's members have been with the Predators since its inception and have witnessed, first hand, the rise through York Mitchell Soccer League and into the York City & District Association Football Minor League. This rise culminated in a near league victory in the 2010/2011 season as they finished the season level-pegging with the Rawcliffe Tigers, current league champions. Sadly though, through goal difference, Rawcliffe pipped the Predators to the title. They didn't go home empty handed that season though, as they managed to win not only the League Cup trophy but also the FA Cup trophy, the first time this had been done in Pocklington in over 20 years!

The Predators have gone to win the League in both the 2011/2012 season and 2012/2013 season. This is a resounding achievement, both for the club and the team. As the 2013/2014 season gets under way, the Predators will be looking firmly on the league title again, as they continue to inspire other teams within the club to attain higher achievements for themselves.

As the team develops and grows, it is a wonderful indictment on the management and coaches that they are constantly strive to improve the boys' skills while maintaining a healthy and positive attitude to the game. That they provide opportunities for the boys to be scouted and that they actively encourage opportunities outside the club as well as from within.

Team Line-Up

  • 1. Alex Varley
  • 2. Eric Hogan
  • 4. Sam Flinton
  • 6. Jamie Harvey
  • 7. Rob Cooney
  • 8. Huw Jones
  • 9. Harry Crusher
  • 10. George Pilkington
  • 11. Oliver Hughes
  • 14. Ed Borrie
  • 16. Matthew Terry
  • 18. Ben Potter
  • 19. Nathan Smith
  • 21. Joe Aconley
  • 22. Nathan Saltmer
  • 23. Stuart Wright

League Fixtures & Results

League Table

League Fixtures

Cup Fixtures & Results

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Training & Match Times

Match times: 2pm Sundays
Training times: 6.15pm Wednesdays
Joe Cooney
Manager: Joe Cooney
Dave Hughes


Dave Hughes
Rob Jones
Coach: Rob Jones

Team News

Such is Under 16 football that, being the final year of youth football in the York Mitchell Soccer League, this time of year sees teams who have played each other for ...more
The strong winds returned to The Balk on Sunday afternoon as the Predators entertained Brooklyn, but fortunately so too did the home side's ability to play football o ...more
What makes Pocklington Predators efficient and effective is a simple pass and move game which unlocks defences, brings goals and wins matches. When this raison d’etr ...more
If the Predators were the type of side who wanted to list excuses for this East Riding quarter final cup exit they could call upon late drop outs, suspensions, injuri ...more
The Predators remain unbeaten in all cup competitions this season having overcome the cumbrous challenge from Wheldrake on Sunday to move through to the quarter fina ...more
The Predators moved through round 3 of the York FA Senior Cup with a comfortable victory against Aviva on Sunday afternoon. Joe Cooney now has his side playing some ...more

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