Football Focus Issue 75 - Page 29

Holsworthy WITH many decades of experience, Holsworthy based Kevin Andrew Electrical Installations can offer a complete and comprehensive service for all things electrical, from PAT testing (portable appliance testing) to complete re-wires of domestic and commercial premises. The strength is in the reputation to deliver products and services that fit clients’ needs and demands, and customers have come to know the reputation for top quality work at a price that is very affordable. Kevin Andrew Electrical Installations can provide a range of heating products that provide a solution whatever the size of your property, from the smallest apartment to the largest home. The firm offers radiators with designer styling to blend with any décor and the latest innovations to enhance heating comfort and lower energy usage. Whatever your electrical needs please feel free to call to discuss your requirements on 01409 259300. CALL NOW ON 01409 259300 (Mob 07583 229 575) VISIT www.devonelectricheating.co.uk Atmosphere “The general mood is good; there are always ups and downs during the season with a lack of volunteers, or fluctuation in results or finance. On the whole we are in a good place at the moment as there is a lot to be positive about.” This Season “The start of the season has gone well; the Under 18s are unbeaten, the reserves are comfortably in the top half of their league following last season’s promotion and the 1st team have had one of the best starts to the season for a few years. The plans for the rest of the campaign are for the 1st team to try and finish in the top 5 of the league with a good cup run, the reserves to push for a second promotion and the under 18s to challenge for the league title. Off the field we aim to continue to grow as a community club with hopefully more volunteers coming on board.” Youth “Youth football is the future of our club. It is the start of the community programme and the start of the development of our future 1st and 2nd team players. Without the youth teams we won’t survive as a senior club because in a small rural area we rely on the youth players coming through. The football club from youth through to seniors is also a huge part of the local community. The introduction two years ago of the under 18s supports the smooth transition from youth to adult football. Some players are ready to go straight into adult football from the under 16s, some need an extra year or two years at under 18 to support and nurture their maturation and development. It’s important we don’t rush players and support their development to retain players for years to come.” Challenges/Ambitions “Over the coming years two major challenges will be finance and volunteer support. Our ground is too small to allow the 1st team to get promoted so we will have to look to leave our ground of 125 years to allow the club to progress at some point and the final challenge will be continuing to have player commitment. Over the next five years we would like to start a ladies team again and aim to continue to make progress on and off of the pitch, promoting our young players into the senior teams and strive to be the best we can possibly be as a club for our community.” www.footballfocusmag.com 29