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John is invited back to Colchester

John travelled to London on Thursday 3rd March to train and play in a match for Colchester United. No sooner had the plane landed, John headed straight to the academy for an intensive two hour training session in very cold weather, with his temporary colleagues, some of whom he had met last year. We hear that the training was very intense – after a session of practical drills and skills, they played a friendly 8 a-side match. The English game is much more physical, with strong tackles and more direct challenges. … good training to play against Manchester!  No doubt John will have very much enjoyed this experience and learnt a lot from his short time training with them.  On Saturday 5th March, John will play in a league game for Colchester Untied vs Aldershot Town at the University of Essex…. good luck, and play strong!
The facilities and coaches at the Colchester United Academy at Shrubs End are well known in the UK, where U12 train and play 9-aside on 3/4 pitches.  In March 2010 John was invited for the first time to train and play  match with them.

1267 keepie uppies – new record for John Wallace aged 11

John annihilates his previous record of 927 (October 2010) by doing 1,267 keepie uppies … a training practice that shows as much mental strength as physical…. Let’s keep counting, John!

With these boots and this football on 27th February, 2011

John & León selected to attend trials for Málaga province

John and his team-mate León were invited by the Málaga selection coach Juán García de la Casa to attend a training/trials session at the football pitch of the Málaga Football Federation.  Other Compadres team-mate Sergio Esteban had also attended trials the week before.
Along with 14 other hopefuls, after warming up and doing some near pass drills, they played a 7-aside match.  John started as right back, where he had a good game, and made some great attacking runs up the wing, as well as covering his defensive post as well.  Worthy of mention was a full speed goal kick from León, which John caught on his chest on the wing, and showing great control, he sped forward towards the corner flag before sending across a great pass to the far post.
John very much enjoyed playing with some of his colleagues who are usually on the opposite team … Curro and Martín of Ronda, Jorge of Conejitos, Joaquín of Puerto Malagueño, amongst others!
With some 155 teams of in the Alevín leagues of Málaga province, with 12 players in each, that means that the selector has some 1800 players to choose from!  It is a great achievement even to be asked to the Málaga trials – and from the approx. 30 lads who will be invited to train/attend trials over the coming weeks,  a final squad of 12 will be chosen to represent Málaga province.
Good luck John, Sergio Esteban & León!

John does 927 keepie uppies aged 11

John Wallace aged 11 does 927 keepie uppies, a new personal record!  Using both feet, it takes him about 9 minutes to get closer to his current aim of 1000.  He makes it looks easy, but we all know it isn’t.  Well done John.  KEEP IT UP!

Goal by John from a free kick against Vazquez Cultural


John drives forward to win a corner against Las Lagunas


Peña los Compadres win the Summer Cup 2010

Peña los Compadres lift the Summer Cup 2010

Lots of fans turned up to see this nice tournament between three teams of the upcoming Alevín Preferente league
Benamiel won the first match against Estepona, after turning the game around in the last five minutes with two late goals, to win 3-2.
Peña los Compadres managed a convincing win against Estepona 4-1 with 2 great goals from Alex, 1 from Manzano and 1 from Sergio. They then went on to draw 1-1 with Benamiel in the last match, with a goal from Sergio.
As both teams had 4 points, the cup was decided by a penalty shoot out, which was won by the Marbella team… congratulations on a great start to the season!

Pena los Compadres 6-3 Estepona

What an exciting match as both teams played great as Pena los Compadres came out top as they were ready for this battle over the Estepona. It was a real fought battle as both teams had loads of chances as an open goal miss from Sergio Esteban. Also a brilliant penalty by Molina followed by a world class free kick from John Wallace. The last goal for Pena los Compadres was great as it was a real team effort what a brilliant start to the season for Pena los Compadres hopefully there will be more in the league.Man of the match was Sergio Esteban scored a brilliant hat trick well done Sergio Esteban.

Half time :2-2

Full time :6-3

Goal scorers were Sergio Esteban(3) Molina (pen) John and David.

Man of the Match- Sergio Esteban

Stadium- Pena Los Compadres Stadium

Pre-Season Training

MONDAY- Today was really hard training as we went on the beach and ran alot. I got up really early in the morning so I could get to the football pitch on time. On the beach we had to run alot from funny beach to the end of the Marbella beach it wasn’t that tiring I have to say. After we did some hard work like sprinting to one post and another post jogging, sidesteps go backwards there were loads of things to do and also 2 push ups. So at the end of training I was really tired so when I got back from the beach I went and had a sandwich with my mum at a breakfast place next to my football pitch.

TUESDAY-Today was fitness again. I also had to get up early in the morning to train as today we trained on the football pitch. Today was more fitness as we had to jump over bars we also did jogging sprints and more. We also did sprints round the pitch and also some jogging but we jogged more.Today was tiring and brilliant as my fitness was getting better and better.

WEDNESDAY- Today was abit different as we didn’t really do any fitness as we did a match and did some ball skills. After training I had to do a medical check. I was quite good as I won the breathing competition and i wasn’t that fat so I hope I can lose some more weight but overall my dad which is also called John gave me a 10 out of 10.

THURSDAY-Today was our last training of the week so it wass going to be very hard as we did alot of fitness as walk up steep stairs 13 times up and back down and alsoo run up a steep hill 14 times. It was a very good training session as we did loads of iftness.

Peña los Compadres 3 – Nueva Andalucía 3

Half time : 2-3
Final result : 3-3
Goals : Javi, German, Yousef (p)