A new experience

Posted: September 15, 2013 by lucboucher in Esher FC
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Thierry’s team lost 5-3  this morning against a spirited Barnes Eagles team.   We’re deflated by the manner of the loss because there was a lot about our game that was just not Esher.  Anyway next week is a new week and plenty to look forward to.

The one highlight of the game from Thierry’s perspective was a cracking free kick that he took out on the left touchline.  With no one in the box to aim at Thierry went for goal and smashed it into the top right hand corner of the net.  Well done son.

First game (and win) of the U8 2013/14 Season

Posted: September 8, 2013 by lucboucher in Esher FC
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The first game of the season for Esher FC Blues U8 team was away at Carshalton Athletic FC.

Before the game at CAFC

Before the game at CAFC

And what a game !  The team started the new season just like they and the other U7 teams finished last season.  That means lots of passing, fast counter attacks and clinical finishing.  The game spread over two 20 minute halves was a real joy to watch.

Thierry started the game in goal and made a number of decent saves !  In the second half he spent time on the wing and as a striker.  He scored twice which included a simple tap in ‘fox in the box’ type of goal and the second which he picked up at half way, controlled shot at range into the bottom right hand side of goal.

A great game to watch and congrats to Thierry’s team mates Jacob, Joaquim, Tom, Myles and Ted for their 8-2 victory and giving their parents so much to smile about.

Esher Football Club U8 Blues

Thierry & Thierry

Thierry and dad had a chance to watch the Arsenal 2-0 win against Fernabahce.  The win enabled Arsenal to progress through to the group stages of the Champions League.

Complimentary drinks !

Complimentary drinks !

As a treat from mum we had Club Level hospitality and great seats to watch the game.

Great view of the game

Scuba Diving

Posted: August 15, 2013 by lucboucher in Other Sports, Uncategorized
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Thierry’s swimming has progressed really well so we wanted to give him a name check for this.   As it happens while we were on holiday he had a go at scuba diving and spent the best part of an hour enjoying the experience.

Scuba

Breaking news: Podium finish at Judo Tournament

Posted: July 1, 2013 by lucboucher in Judo

Thierry fought his way to a stunning second place position in his first ever Judo competition.  He competed in the 30kg 7/8 year old group and fought 7 fights, losing out finally in the final.

The event was held at Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre by the Tora-Kai School of Judo.

Thierry Boucher Judo

Thierry Boucher Judo

The event had many attendees there.  This photo shows just some of them.

Judo Tournament Xcel 30.06.13

A goal on Father’s Day !

Posted: June 17, 2013 by lucboucher in Esher FC
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8am on the road for a 102 team football tournament today at Brockham 2013 Tournament.   What an amazingly well run event and many thanks to the organisers.

Both Esher U7 teams won all their respective 5 matches each with Thierry’s team, playing as France, scoring 15 goals and letling in just two. He scored a goal for dad on Father’s day and kept a clean sheet in goal.

The teams played were;

  • Ockley Acorns
  • Oakwood Youth
  • Ashtead Colts Wanderers
  • Shelton Athletic Sharks
  • Brockham Badgers A

Thierry had time to enter a competition and had his shot measured at 56 kph ! Nice one son.

Thierry & Esher FC 'A'  U7

Tournament time

Posted: June 10, 2013 by lucboucher in Esher FC
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Thierry played in his first tournament of 2013 in the Esher FC 2 team yesterday at Staines & Laleham Sports & Leisure.  He was predominantly on the left side for the five ten minute games.   The team fared really well winning three games, drawing one and narrowly losing one.  Five goals were scored with only 2 conceded.

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