Deerswood Abbotonians Colts are starting their fifth season in the Avon Youth League and sixth as a team together.
The squad came together in the summer of 2011 after the Deerswood Youth Saturday team merged with the Bristol United side that competed in the Hanham Minor League. The combination of the two sides produced this squad and although the first season ended in relegation, the new side developed steadily.
Having accepted relegation, the second season was a qualified triumph. The Colts won their first ten league games of the season and won the league with two games to spare. There was also the bonus of a good GFA Cup run where the side beat teams from Divisions E, D and C before losing out to strong Division B side St Vallier.
Season three for the boys saw an impressive third place finish, missing out on a second successive promotion but a very creditable season indeed. The fourth campaign, 2014/15, was another triumph with the Colts ending as runners up in a division including five former Div 2 teams plus the top two from Div 4. Season five saw the Colts consolidate their position with a solid seventh place finish.
Team Administrator: Martin McConachie
Manager: Jay Maynard