The under 16 squad was first formed in 2014 and played 6 matches against Golf Club’s junior teams in the same format as the Under 14 team.
In 2015 the squad played their first match against another County, Lancashire Under 16s at Ringway and also against the Cheshire Seniors at Wilmslow as well as matches against the Under 14s and Cheshire Girls plus 2 club’s junior teams.
In 2016 there were fixtures against Lancashire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire Under 16s, as well as games against the Cheshire Seniors, Cheshire Ladies Seniors and Cheshire Under 14s.
In 2017 we had the same set of fixtures and again in 2018 with an added game against Derbyshire Under 16s.
Up to 2018 the squad was led and selected by Andrew Henshall and David Durling and often included players who had played for the Under 14 team in earlier years. Derek Dooley took over as Under 16 Boys Squad manager in 2018 and Ross Walker is now in charge.
The Under 16 players have the opportunity to gain useful matchplay experience before going into the Cheshire Boys Squad and it is this progression through the teams, that will help strengthen the quality of the teams Cheshire are able to put out in future years. Many of those who have played for the Boys Team in the past have gone on to play for the County Team.
The Under 16s have the help of two of the top coaches in the County; Peter Barber (Didsbury) and John Heggarty (Royal Liverpool). They are helping the boys with coaching sessions throughout the year and accompany the team to selected matches, giving them feedback on how best to improve their talent in a matchplay situation.
For reports on each of the games this season please follow the links on our news pages with the CUGC website, or read on below.
Monday 26th July v Staffordshire U16s at Astbury GC
Monday 16th August v Yorkshire U16s at Chorlton cum Hardy GC
TBC a Sunday in September v Cheshire under 14s
TBC A Sunday in September v Lancashire
Team Manager Ross Walker firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for an enthusiatic volunteer to work along side Ross in 2021 and possibly take over as U16 Team Manager in 2022.
Spectators are always welcome at the matches, adhering to any social distancing Government Rules