The Kestrels were formed in September 2005 and joined the Weetabix Youth League under the guidance of John Gregory and Gregg Smith. This proved to be an excellent introduction to football for the boys as they managed to finish their first League season unbeaten.
They also achieved success in the summer winning the Towcester Juniors and Corby Kingswood tournaments.
The boys went from strength to strength this season, again finishing unbeaten in the League winning 22 and drawing 1 of their 23 games and scoring a very impressive 133 goals. In between they travelled to Derby County's Academy Centre taking part in an in-house tournament against teams from across the Midlands where they again remained unbeaten.
They also travelled to Peterborough United to take on their elite side in a friendly winning by 2 goals to 1,and took part in a mini Tournament against Watford's elite teams at their Training ground in Harefield.These tough tasks seemed to reap rewards as they acheived more tournament success in the summer winning the Sawtry Colts and Whittlesey Wasps events respectively, and also performing very well at the Leicester City Cup at Butlins where they were beaten only on penalties in the Semi Final.
After losing our two leading goalscorers to an Academy team and moving on from 5 a-side to 7 a-side football, we started the season with some new faces in the squad. One plus for the team was the acquisition of attacking player Connor Bellamy who was signed from Weekley Rovers.
We kicked off pre - season in great style winning the FC Aztec Tournament by beating the host club 3-0 in the final.We quickly adjusted to 7 a-side football in the league and by Christmas the team was still unbeaten. After the festive break the Kestrels were now looking a very solid unit conceding only 1 more goal before again finishing the campaign unbeaten for the third season in a row. Considering this was a new looking squad, this was a great effort by all the boys.
A reshuffle of squads took place in the summer as we started to gear our way towards the 11 a-side scene, which was now only 12 months away.
The Kestrels suffered their first defeat in small-sided football in only their third game of the season, but recovered well after that to end up with statistics of Played 12, Won 10, Drew 1, Lost 1.
As small-sided came to an end, we ended with figures of Played 73, Won 65, Drew 7, Lost 1, Goals for 332, with only 40 goals conceded.
In the summer the Kestrels went on to win the Rothwell Corinthians and Newport Pagnell tournaments respectively.
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