Squad Booster - Youth Teams

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Chelmsford City Under 10s: We are looking for two or three additional players for next season. Training on Tuesday evenings, matches on Sunday mornings. Please contact Mark on (07572) 573600 or E-Mail mark@ccyfc.com for more details (2nd August).

Academy Soccer Under 10s (Lions): We require a new striker for our South-East Essex Primary Mini-Soccer League squad. Training is on Saturdays from 8:45-10:30am, with matches on Sunday mornings. Please call Chris Cann on (07943) 835291 or E-Mail chris.cann@jacobs.com (2nd August).

Hutton Under 15s Girls: We are looking for two more players to sign for the 2017/18 season. We are a friendly team who put enjoyment and fun first but are also looking to improve on last season. Please contact Tim Tribe via timtribe1@gmail.com or (07889) 450999 if interested (1st August).

Harold Wood Cougars Under 15s (Blacks): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper to replace our current Eastern Junior Alliance -bound ‘keeper and complete our Echo Junior League Premier Division squad. We have just completed the Chelmsford Youth League Division One League and Cup double and also reached the County Cup Semi-Finals (the only non-EJA side to do so). During the season we train on Thursdays at the 3G facilities at the Broxhill Centre and on Saturday mornings. Please call Mark Holt on (07779) 785593 or E-Mail family_holt21@hotmail.com (31st July).

Stanway Rovers Under 11s (Reds): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for one or two experienced players, who are enthusiastic and committed. We train on Saturday mornings and play Colchester & District Youth League matches on Sundays. Please call Ian Foster on (07516) 456750 or E-Mail buff.foster@btinternet.com (31st July).

Rayleigh Boys & Girls Under 13s (Oranges): We are one of the biggest FA Charter Standard youth football clubs in the UK. We have teams at Under 13s level (age 12 and 13) going into season 2017/18 and are looking for players of all levels and positions, including goalkeepers. We focus on improving individual technique, tactical knowhow, team-focused attitude, fitness and psychological resilience. The team has a really supportive and fun environment to grow as a footballer and a person. Call Paul on (07970) 331755 (30th July).

South Woodham Ferrers United Under 17s (Falcons): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for two or three new players, including a goalkeeper. Training is on Thursdays, with Southend & District Junior League matches on Sundays. Please call Mark Brindle on (07779) 006385 or E-Mail info@swfu.co.uk (30th July).

Flyers Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for players in school year nine from September to grow our existing squad. We are seeking players in all areas. We train at Central Park in Dagenham at 1:00pm on Sundays at the moment. If you are interested in developing your game, please give Bill a ring on (07496) 070150 or E-Mail brippe@outlook.com. Alternatively, try Darren on (07956) 210911 (28th July).

Runwell Sports Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking to expand our Southend & District Junior League squad with up to seven players as we move up to 11v11 football. You need to be in school year eight in September for the coming season. Training takes place on Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:30am and Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:15pm. Matches are on Sundays. Having fun and enjoying football is the most important thing in developing our players’ abilities. If you’re, interested, please call Dave Nuding on (07710) 293448 or E-Mail nuding@btinternet.com (27th July).

Collier Row Girls Under 13s (Diamonds): A rapidly-growing club, awarded Essex's FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year 2017. We are looking for new players in all positions to join our first ever all-girls team, playing in the Essex County Girls' League for season 2017/18. Training is on Tuesdays, while we play matches on Sundays. We have excellent private facilities, including 3G training. Please call Mark Lee on (07971) 578334 or E-Mail collierrowfc@aol.com (27th July).

Colchester Town Girls FC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club seeking players for our Under 10s, 11s, 12s and 16s squads - up to four per squad - in the Essex County Girls’ League. Training is on Thursday evenings, with matches on Sundays. Please call Kim Farmer on (07914) 983179 or E-Mail kim.farmer@live.co.uk (26th July).

Hutton Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking to boost our Chelmsford Youth League Division One team for next season. We have openings for around three players to join us. Please call Cole Brace on (07745) 499793 or E-Mail west333@btinternet.com (25th July).

Heybridge Swifts Under 18s: Our Eastern Junior Alliance team is looking for one or two more players for the 2017/18 season who are interested in a pathway to semi-professional football. You should be ambitious and capable of playing up at Reserve Team level as well. Player progression, at Heybridge, is our main priority and we will always encourage boys to play at the highest level to benefit them. This is also open to 17s wanting to play up. Training is on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm. This is held at Scraley Road, Heybridge, CM9 8JA. Our home games will be played on the main stadium pitch, including our entry in this year’s Floodlit Cup, a midweek competition played under floodlights. Thanks to heavy investment in our youth section, we have very low signing-on fees this season. If you are interested in attending, please call Richard on (07990) 565336 or E-Mail richard_chapman@talk21.com (25th July).

Brentwood Girls Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper to join our existing squad as we move towards next season. We are a friendly bunch of players, with the core group playing together for the last five years. New players joining are made to feel welcome, with the ethos of looking to play football the right way in a fun and friendly environment. Experience would be preferable, but a positive ‘can do’ attitude is a must. Specific coaching is available within the club by qualified coaches. School age will be year nine or ten. We train on Wednesday evenings at Brentwood School and play Essex County Girls’ League matches on Sundays. Our home ground is at Old Brentwood RFC. Please call Dave Henderson on (07814) 287568 or E-Mail davidhenderson_2@hotmail.com (24th July).

Sporting 77 Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club trying to get this team established again. Many of our players went to academies at the beginning of last season, so we need new players to get the team going. Blackwater & Dengie Youth League matches on Sundays at Bocking Sports Ground, Braintree, CM7 5JY. Please call Richard Schluter on (07398) 258778 or E-Mail richierich107@hotmail.co.uk (23rd July).

Barkingside Under 14s: We require two players to complete a new squad playing in the Eastern Junior Alliance London Division this season. Training is on Tuesdays and Fridays. Matches are on Sundays in Barkingside. Please call Paul Burgess on (07916) 167245 or E-Mail burgesspaul70@gmail.com (23rd July).

Flyers Under 12s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for players in school year seven from September to complement our existing squad who have been playing a year up for a few years. Outfield players and a goalkeeper required. Training is at King George’s Playing Fields (Romford, A12) and Noak Hill’s 3G pitches on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Echo Junior League matches played every Sunday. Players coached by experienced youth football coach with an excellent track record of development. Please call Jon Hillier on (O7737) 540290 or E-Mail jon_hillier@sky.com (22nd July).

Colebrook Royals Girls FC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking to boost our squads across the board in the Under 9s, 10s, 12s and 13s (second team) age groups. Superb community hub for all abilities to come and enjoy the game we all love. Blessed with our fantastic facilities at the Grange. Training on Saturday mornings, with Essex County Girls’ League matches on Sundays. Please call Louisa Sadlers on (07989) 708187 or E-Mail louisasadlers@sky.com (21st July).

Brentwood Girls Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for five or more new players for our Essex County Girls’ League squad. You need to be in school year nine this September. Training is on Tuesdays, with matches on Sundays. Please call Nick Clark on (07904) 419746 or E-Mail jdivall04@hotmail.co.uk (21st July).

Essex Comets YFC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and we need players for our Under 11s (a striker), 12s and 13s age groups. They train on Saturdays and play in the Chelmsford Youth League on Sundays. Our club has a partnership with West Ham United FC. Please contact the following: Under 11s: Jay Callender, (07725) 255685 or jaycallender12@hotmail.com; Under 12s: Simon Short, (07905) 524155 or simon_short@hotmail.com; Under 13s: Chris Cush, (07715) 056189 (19th July).

Hutton Under 10s Girls: We need a goalkeeper to add to our talented squad. If your daughter is in school years four or five next year and would like to play for a team that is always competitive, but puts enjoyment of the game first, then please contact Chris Cronin at chris.cronin30@hotmail.com. Training is every Saturday from 10:15-11:45am at Shenfield School (or King George's, Brentwood during the summer) (19th July).

Brasil Under 8s Girls: We need players in school years two and three from September for our new team. Training is on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00am in Benfleet. Experienced, FA-licensed coach who is DBS-checked. Contact Greg on (07765) 401992 (19th July).

Halstead Town Under 16s (Reds): We are looking for a goalkeeper for the coming season. We are a friendly, well-run FA Charter Standard club with all coaches qualified at FA Level 1 or above. We are a club with a realistic route to senior football as our philosophy is giving home-grown youth a chance. Also, our Under 16s players are invited to train with our Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Youth League team. Please contact Carl Pearse on (07903) 539007 or E-Mail carlpearse@halsteatownyouthfc.co.uk for further details (19th July).

Halstead Town Under 14s: We are looking for extra players to join our existing squad for the coming season, 2017/18. This would ideally suit a player in school year nine from September 2017. Please call Lorna on (07811) 076459 for more information (19th July).

Halstead Town Under 16s (Blues): We are looking to strengthen our squad for the coming season and will be running open training throughout July. We are a friendly, well-run FA Charter Standard club with all coaches qualified to FA Level 1 or above. If you feel you can play 'A' League football, and are looking for a club with a realistic route to senior football, we are the club for you. We have Under 18s teams, Reserves and a First Team all with a philosophy of giving home-grown youth a chance. If you would like to meet the team and attend open training, please contact Trevor Edwards on (07900) 500725 or E-Mail trevoredwards64.te@gmail.com. Players must not be registered with any other Colchester & District Youth League club (19th July).

Berry Boys Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for new players in all positions, especially a goalkeeper, for our Southend & District Junior League squad. We’re based at Langdon Hills Recreation Ground and Valance Way. Please call Paul Martin on (07979) 678866 or E-Mail paul.martin5@sky.com (18th July).

Great Bradfords Under 17s: We are looking for a goalkeeper for the 2017/18 season. After a successful 2016/17 campaign, in which the team finished as runners-up in the Third Division, we are looking to challenge at the top of the Under 17s Division Two. If you are interested, please contact us via greatbradfordsfc@hotmail.co.uk or phone Charlie on (07880) 499520 (18th July).

May & Baker Eastbrook Community YFC: Our Under 10s, 14s and 15s squads need new players. All of them play their Echo Junior League matches on Sundays. Please contact the following people for further details: Under 10s (Reds): James Gibbins, (07791) 889434, james.gibbins@hotmail.com. Under 10s (Blacks): Jimmy Woodham, (07899) 962420, jameswoodham@sky.com. Under 14s (Whites): Sam Bernard, (07795) 027112, sgbernard78@gmail.com. Under 15s (Whites): Mark Whitehead, (07825) 667835, mayandbakerfcyouth@gmail.com (18th July).

Collier Row Under 10s (Blues): Is your child a goalkeeper? Is your child aged nine or ten (school year five)? If so... Collier Row Blues is the team for you! We will assist in professional, specialised training for goalkeepers. Collier Row Blues are coached by an FA-qualified coach with time to help your child learn and develop. The team are friendly and welcoming, with great facilities to use. If you would like more information, or a free training session, please contact coach Joe on (07429) 290373 (17th July).

East Thurrock United Under 13s: We are forming a football squad in current school year seven to compete in the Essex Under 13s Blue Division of the Eastern Junior Alliance League for next season. We’re looking for players to enhance our 16-player squad, moving forward with an ambitious club! Our adult First Team plays in the Vanarama National League South. We are currently training between 7:00-8:00pm on Tuesdays at Palmers Sports & Fitness Centre, Chadwell Road, Grays, RM17 5TD and Fridays at Lakeside Sports Ground, Arterial Road (A1306), West Thurrock, RM16 6DN. If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity, please call John on (07759) 393004 or E-Mail morro24@talk21.com (16th July).

Epping Forest Falcons Under 14s: Players wanted in all positions. We offer an opportunity to develop, progress and have fun. We play in the Echo Junior League with training and home games in the Loughton area. We train twice a week (pre-season on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 11:00am) at Roding Valley High School Field, Loughton, IG10 3ED. Please call Gary Lambert-Snaith on (07508) 830071 or E-Mail lambertgary84@hotmail.co.uk (15th July).

County Park Under 9s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for two players to join our friendly squad. Training is on Saturday mornings at Belhus Park in Aveley from 10:00-11:30am, with Brentwood Community Football Alliance Youth League matches on Sundays at Thames Rugby Club in South Ockendon. Coached by an FA Level 1 coach (training for Level 2) who is CRB checked and Emergency Aid trained. We are very eager to ensure players socialize well, enjoy and develop their footballing skills. Please call Darren Dennis on (07947) 801370 or E-Mail dennis.darren@sky.com (15th July).

C & K Basildon Under 16s Girls: We have a small number of opportunities for experienced players to join our squad. This is a great chance to be part of the only FA Women's Premier League club in Essex with a clear pathway into senior women's football. For more information, please contact Claire (07810) 483367 or Andrew (07986) 348352 or E-Mail ckbasildonyouth@gmail.com (12th July).

Baddow Spartak Under 12s (Cobras): We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper for our Blackwater & Dengie Youth League squad. Training is on Saturdays from 9:30-11:00am, with matches on Sundays. Please call Manager Andy Frisby on (07908) 557965 or E-Mail ofrisby@hotmail.com. You can also contact Coach Gary Rayner via (07973) 279135 or gjrrayner@gmail.com (12th July).

Billericay Town Under 13s (Blues): We are an established team in the Chelmsford Youth League Division One. We’re now inviting players to open training as we move up to Under 13s for 2017/18 (school year eight in September). Especially interested in a goalkeeper, defenders and strikers. Matches are on Sundays. Players will possibly have the chance to move up to our highly-successful Eastern Junior Alliance set-up. Please contact Paul Dacey via (07785) 797509 or E-Mail paulmdacey@hotmail.co.uk (12th July).

Benfleet Under 13s: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for three new players for our Southend & District Junior League squad. We play on Sundays, and currently train on Saturdays. Please call Matt Dexter on (07958) 442313 (11th July).

Tiptree Jobserve Under 13s: We are an FA Charter Standard Club looking for two or three new players (in any position) to strengthen our existing squad who play in the Colchester & District Youth League. We have excellent club facilities, including use of a 3G indoor training dome at our home ground, Warriors Rest, Tiptree. We offer a superb environment to enjoy and improve your football. Games are played on Sundays. Training is on alternate Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Please call John Monaghan on (07957) 214704 or E-Mail jj_monaghan@yahoo.co.uk (11th July).

Tigers Under 12s (Blacks): We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for three new players to add to our Premier Division squad. Training is on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Please call John Page on (07877) 229530 or E-Mail johnpagetigersjfc@outlook.com (11th July).

Canvey Island Under 16s (Blues): We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper and a forward to join our new but very highly-motivated and experienced team who have ambitions to win trophies year-on-year. Training is on Saturdays at Waterside Park, Somnes Avenue, Canvey Island, SS8 9RA. Our Southend & District Junior League 'A' Division matches are on Sundays at The Cope, SS8 9RA. Please call Danny Curtis on (07814) 750850 or E-Mail dannacurtis2010@hotmail.co.uk (10th July).

Educoach Under 11s: We're looking for two or three new players to add to our Southend & District Junior League squad. We're currently working towards our FA Charter Standard accreditation. You need to be in school year six in September 2017. Training is at Southchurch Park on Saturday mornings. Please call David Murray on (07764) 183057 or Lee Davis on (07854) 375850 or E-Mail liverpool742005@aol.com (10th July).

East Bergholt United Girls FC: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for new goalkeepers and outfield players for our Suffolk Girls League squad. We have a dedicated Goalkeeper Coach. Training is on Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30pm, with matches on Sundays from 2:00pm. Please call Andy Parton on (07792) 719351 or E-Mail andy@ebufcjandw.co.uk (7th July).

Thaxted Rangers Under 16s (Yellows): The 'Yellows' pride themselves on their ethos for creating a positive learning environment for individual and team development and have been rewarded on and off the pitch for all their hard efforts. We ended our season with promotion to Division Two of the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League but also won the Sportsmanship Trophy in 2016/17 for a second successive year. We play our home matches on an excellent surface in the beautiful village of Finchingfield. We are currently recruiting for players to add to our squad for the upcoming 2017/18 season. If you are moving into school year eleven in September, and are interested, please feel free to contact Martin via (07976) 670409 or martintritton@hotmail.com (6th July).

Benfleet Villa Under 13s (Royals): We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for three new players going into school year eight in September 2017. Training is every Saturday from 9:00-10:30am at John Burrows in Hadleigh, with Southend & District Junior League matches on Sunday mornings. Please call Daniel Key on (07813) 619125 or E-Mail Dave Wright at davidwright67@btinternet.com (6th July).

FC Redwing Under 7s (Eagles): We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for any budding young players who would like to try out as a goalkeeper for our first season come September. Full training by FA-qualified coaches, with additional support provided. We train and play Brentwood Community Football Alliance matches on alternate Saturday mornings over at Barleylands in Billericay. Please call Tony Russell on (07870) 648272 or E-Mail tonyrussellt11@gmail.com (4th July).

Hawkwell Athletic Under 14s (Falcons): We are an FA Charter Standard club, winners of many FA awards for youth football and development, looking for two experienced players to complete and complement our successful and friendly squad. We have been promoted from the Southend & District Junior League Divisions 'C', 'B' and 'A' in successive seasons, and we're now playing in the Premier Division. Training is at King Edmund School on Saturdays, with access to all-weather pitches, indoor areas and, of course, grass pitches. Matches are on Sundays at Apex, with its recently-built clubhouse and changing facilities. If interested, please call John Whatley on (07970) 943421 or E-Mail johnwhatley@hotmail.com (3rd July).

Barkingside Under 13s: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for seven new players to join our Eastern Junior Alliance squad. Training to be held at Chigwell Police Ground at 9:15am every Saturday morning. Home matches will be played at the same venue. Please call Ben Firth on (07814)740764 or E-Mail ben_firth@hotmail.co.uk (3rd July).

Linford Wanderers YFC: Our Under 9s, 11s and 13s have places available for the up-and-coming 2017/18 season. Matchdays are on Sundays, with training sessions on Saturday mornings. Your child will be trained by FA-qualified coaches and play at the right level to develop and enjoy the game. Great family-run club with cheap signing-on fees. Please contact Barry Edwards on (07971) 100004 or E-Mail barryshammers@msn.com (2nd July).

Dagenham United Under 12s (Clarets): We are looking for new players with a good attitude in school year seven to strengthen our squad, playing in the Echo Junior League Premier Division. Training is on Saturday mornings, with games on Sunday mornings. Players and parents welcoming and good team spirit. FA Charter Standard Club with all qualified coaches holding FA, Safeguarding and First Aid certificates. For further enquiries, please contact Bill via conlon55@aol.com or (07860) 747098 (1st July).

Witham Town Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club staging open training for the 2017/18 season. Defenders and midfielders are needed for our Blackwater & Dengie Youth League squads, who train on Saturdays and have matchdays on Sundays. If you are interested, and require more information, please call Jerry on (07917) 307826 or E-Mail jerryyoung@hotmail.co.uk (1st July).

Great Notley Under 12s (Cougars): We have a few spaces left for the 2017/18 season. Training, during the season, is every Saturday on The Green from 9:00-10:30am (starting in full in August). Without a few extra players, the team will have to fold and other kids will not be able to play. If your child has a passion for football, and wants to be part of a friendly team, then please contact James at jcoulson@hotmail.com or phone (07809) 444850 (1st July).

Basildon United Under 14s: We're looking for new players for our Southend & District Junior League Premier Division squad. We're currently working towards FA Charter Standard status. Training is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and we play matches on Sundays. Please call Barry Shorter on (07810) 551255 or E-Mail barry.hannakins@gmail.com (1st July).

Upminster Park Rovers Under 14s: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper for our Chelmsford Youth League Division Two squad. Saturday training, with games on Sundays. Please call Mick Cavanagh on (07711) 365388 or E-Mail cavanaghrose@hotmail.com (30th June).

Fryerns Boys Under 14s: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for new players to join our Southend & District Junior League squad. Training is on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, and we play matches on Sundays. Please call Chris Drew on (07976) 357460 or E-Mail drewy170@gmail.com (29th June).

Fryerns Boys Under 13s: We're looking for a couple of new players to join our Southend & District Junior League squad, part of an FA Charter Standard club. Training is on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, and we play matches on Sundays. Please call Pete Harding on (07794) 940063 or E-Mail mrpeterharding@hotmail.com (29th June).

Torquespeed Under 13s: Our Tiptree-based FA Charter Standard club are looking for five new players to add to our Blackwater & Dengie Youth League squad. Training is on Fridays from 6:00-7:00pm at Thurstable School, with matches on Sundays. Please call Angie Owen on (07803) 909105 or E-Mail angieowen123@gmail.com (29th June).

Dagenham & Redbridge Under 12s Girls: We need four or five new players for our Essex County Girls’ League squad. Training is at Barking FC on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00pm. Please call (07539) 970233 or E-Mail ladiesfc@daggerstrust.co.uk (29th June).

Pegasus Youth Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for two or three hard-working, committed players (at least one defender) interested in joining our team. You should be in school year nine from September 2017. Training is on Saturday mornings, and midweek when possible. Home games are on Sundays, played in Corringham at the Pegasus Country Club (SS17 9BJ), with a clubhouse and great facilities. Fully-qualified training given. We are a motivated and ambitious team who have moved up from the Southend & District Junior League ‘B’ Division to the Premier Division within two seasons. Please contact Dan on (07813) 345207 or E-Mail d-smith112@sky.com (28th June).

Harold Wood Cougars Under 14s: We are looking for three to four experienced players in all positions to join an already successful and progressive team which is part of an FA Charter Standard club. We have just finished the 2016/17 season as league champions in the Chelmsford Youth League. You need to be in school year nine this September to join. We’ve been established since 2010, with an ethos of working hard and playing attacking football. Fully-qualified coaching provided, with excellent facilities and clubhouse. Training is on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:30am at Harold Wood Park. Open training days are being held. Please call Scott Eagling on (07775) 934600 or E-Mail saebeagie@aol.com. Alternatively, call Debz Dowling on (07940) 571180 (28th June).

Flyers Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for players in school year eight this September to complement our existing squad who have been playing a year up for a few years. Outfield players and a goalkeeper required. Training is at King George’s Playing Fields (Romford, A12) and Noak Hill 3G Pitches on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Echo Junior League matches are played every Sunday. Our players are coached by an FA Level 2 and Youth Module 3 coach. Please call Neil Roberts on (07770) 496684 or E-Mail neilnics@gmail.com (28th June).

Ekco Whitecaps Under 15s (Greens): We’re an FA Charter Standard club currently looking for a new goalkeeper and one or two defensively-minded midfield players to add to our current Southend & District Junior League Premier Division squad. Currently training is on Sunday mornings from 10:30am-12:00pm at Jones Memorial Ground, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 5NF. Matchdays are Sundays, and home games will be played at Shoeburyness High School. During the season, training will be held on a midweek evening (time and venue to be confirmed). Please call Max Sibthorpe on (07453) 580488 or E-Mail max.sibthorpe@outlook.com (27th June).

Ekco Whitecaps Under 11s (Reds): We’re an FA Charter Standard club currently looking for a new goalkeeper, ideally with experience at high level. Currently training is at Blenheim Park, Leigh-on-Sea on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm. Our Southend & District Junior League matchdays are on Sundays, with home games played at Ekco Sports Ground, Southend-on-Sea. Please call Dave Lund on (07877) 618169 or E-Mail josephine.06@hotmail.co.uk (27th June).

Hullbridge Sports Under 11s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a couple of new players. Training is on Saturday mornings, with Sunday games. Please call Glenn Frost on (07932) 772261 or E-Mail glenn.frost@ymail.com (27th June).

Berry Boys YFC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for various new players to add to various age groups. Our Under 9s and 10s are in the South-East Essex Primary Mini-Soccer League, while our Under 11s, 12s and 14s play in the Southend & District Junior League. All teams are based at Phoenix School, except the Under 14s who play at Langdon Hills Recreation Ground. Please call the following managers for further details: Under 9s: John Gladwin (07792) 536316. Under 10s: Peter Reynolds (07799) 262330. Under 11s: George Balli (07879) 991498. Under 12s: Warren Stafford (07956) 696016. Under 14s: Richard Masser (07903) 384491 (27th June).

Hawkwell Athletic Under 16s (Eagles): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper to join our Southend & District Junior League Premier Division squad. Training is on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00pm at Clements Hall Leisure Centre and on Saturdays at King Edmund School in Ashingdon from 10:30am-12:30pm, with matches on Sundays. Please call Adam Knox on (07713) 627594 or E-Mail knoxy64@tiscali.co.uk (27th June).

Barking Abbey Under 18s Girls: We are looking for four players to join our new team playing in the Essex County Girls’ League. Open training is taking place at Barking Abbey School on Friday 7th July from 6:00-8:00pm. There is a fantastic pathway available into our post-16 academy side who are the current English Schools National Under 18s Champions! We also have links to US College Programmes, with up to 17 of our players now in the United States on football scholarships. To register your interest, E-Mail Jason Stephens on streetsoccerengland@live.com (27th June).

Tigers Under 9s (Reds): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for two or three players to join our Echo Junior League Kent Division squad. Training is on Saturday mornings from 8:45-10:30am, with matches on Sundays. Coached by two FA Level 1 trained coaches. Both are CRB and Emergency Aid trained and are very enthusiastic about youth football and developing players. Please call Tim Bryant on (07793) 556557 or E-Mail tim@tagdesignuk.com. Alternatively, try Wayne Freeman via (07739) 509743 or wayneboy1984@yahoo.co.uk (26th June).

Canvey Island Under 16s: We’re a friendly team, part of an FA Charter Standard club, with great facilities, looking for a goalkeeper to start training with us now in preparation for next season playing in the ‘A’ Division of the Southend & District Junior League. Training is on Saturdays, with matches on Sundays. Please call Stuart Barton on (07979) 456629 or E-Mail stuart_a_barton@yahoo.co.uk (26th June).

Boreham Village YFC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and we’re looking for four players for each of our Under 13s and Under 17s Teams in the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League. The Under 13s train on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm, while the Under 17s are on Saturdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. Both have matches on Sundays. To find out more about the Under 13s, call Steve Maulder on (07951) 258167 or E-Mail stevemaunder@hotmail.co.uk. For the Under 17s it’s David Arthur via (07921) 351284 or david.arthur@uk.tesco.com (25th June).

Ultimate Colts Under 12s: We are looking for a year seven (next year) goalkeeper. We are an FA Charter Standard Club and all our coaches are DBS cleared. The team has two coaches, a FA Level 1 and a Level 2 coach. We are a friendly team who will compete in the Chelmsford Youth League next year. We train twice a week in Grays. If you are interested, you are more than welcome to come along to a training session to meet the team. Train is on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Please contact Mark on (07718) 997163 (23rd June).

Galleywood Youth Under 7s (Eagles): We are looking for players for next season to play in the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League. Training is on Saturdays, with matches on Sundays. Teams also train midweek on a 3G pitch and matches can be played on 3G when grass pitches are unplayable. Please E-Mail Martin Livermore at martinlivermore@blueyonder.co.uk (23rd June).

Galleywood Youth Under 11s (Falcons): We are looking for players for next season to play in the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League. Training is on Saturdays, with matches on Sundays. Teams also train midweek on a 3G pitch and matches can be played on 3G when grass pitches are unplayable. Please E-Mail Jordan Cannon at jordanc96@hotmail.co.uk (23rd June).

Galleywood Youth Under 14s (Ospreys): We are looking for players for next season to play in the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League. Training is on Saturdays, with matches on Sundays. Teams also train midweek on a 3G pitch and matches can be played on 3G when grass pitches are unplayable. Please E-Mail Martin Livermore at martinlivermore@blueyonder.co.uk (23rd June).

Basildon United Under 16s: Our teams will be playing in the Southend & District Junior League Premier and ‘A’ Division in 2017/18 and they both need players. Please call Paul on (07855) 306709 (23rd June).

Eight Ash Green Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard Club looking for eight players (in school year nine as of September 2017) to add to our Colchester & District Youth League squad. Training takes place every Friday from 6:00-8:00pm. Spring/Summer: Grass Pitch, Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Road, Colchester, CO2 9RQ (also for home matches). Autumn/Winter: Outdoor Hockey Pitch, Colchester Garrison Athletics Stadium, Circular Road North, Colchester, CO2 7SU. All our managers are trained to a minimum of an FA Level 1, are CRB-checked and committed to player development. As a result of how we operate, and links with professional clubs, a number of our players have signed for teams such as Arsenal, Colchester United and Ipswich Town. Develop your game in a friendly, fun atmosphere where the emphasis is on enjoyment. Please call Chris Daniels on (07712) 321164 or E-Mail daniels.chris@sky.com (22nd June).

Dunmow Rhodes Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for three players in any outfield position to join our Blackwater & Dengie Youth League Division One squad. Training is from 2:30-4:00pm on Saturdays, with Sunday matches. Please call Brian Clark on (07747) 535383 or E-Mail brianj.clark@btinternet.com (22nd June).

Pegasus Under 16s (Reds): We play in the Southend & District Junior League and require hard-working players in all positions for the coming season. Home games in Corringham (SS17 9BJ) with fantastic facilities, including a clubhouse. Our games are on Sundays, with training on Saturdays. Call Alan on (07830) 223776 or E-Mail alanbooker99@yahoo.co.uk (21st June).

Great Bradfords Under 12s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for three or four new players to add to our Colchester & District Youth League squad. Training is on Tuesdays, with matches on Sundays. Please call Simon Hodgson on (07919) 563622 or E-Mail simonhodgson3237@icloud.com (21st June).

East Thurrock United Under 9s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for four players to add to our South-East Essex Primary Mini-Soccer League squad in readiness for the 2017/18 season. We are not looking for any specific positions as players will play in different positions to advance their skill set. Players must be starting school year four in September 2017 (i.e. in year three now). Training is on Saturdays and Thursdays. If interested, please call Trevor on (07927) 952953 or E‐Mail trevorp3001@aol.com (21st June).

Witham Nomads Under 10s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for new players to join our Blackwater & Dengie Youth League squad. We have Saturday training and Sunday matches. Please call Phil Baker on (07591) 489078 or E-Mail pbaker2312@btinternet.com (20th June).

Witham Town Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for an additional goalkeeper for our Eastern Junior Alliance squad. Training is on Thursdays and Saturdays, with matches on Sundays and midweek. Please call Shaun Dexter on (07887) 693474 or E-Mail withamtownejau15@outlook.com (20th June).

Rayleigh Boys Under 11s (Greens): We’re an FA Charter Standard club and our squad (formerly Leopards) need one or two new players. Training is on Saturdays at King George’s in Rayleigh at 11:15am and our Southend & District Junior League ‘A’ Division games are played on Sundays. Please call Steven McGhee on (07831) 678234 or E-Mail chrisrixon130@btinternet.com (19th June).

Heybridge Swifts Under 18s: Our Eastern Junior Alliance Team is looking to recruit players for the 2017/18 season who are interested in a pathway to semi-professional football. You should be ambitious and capable of playing up at Reserve Team level as well. Player progression, at Heybridge, is our main priority and we will always encourage boys to play at the highest level to benefit them. This is also open to Under 16s and 17s wanting to play up. Our next open session is on Sunday 25th June from 10:30am-12:00pm. This will be held at Scraley Road, Heybridge, CM9 8JA. All our home game will be played on the main stadium pitch, including our entry in this year’s Floodlit Cup, a midweek competition played under floodlights. Thanks to heavy investment in our youth section we have very low signing-on fees this season. If you are interested in attending, please call Richard on (07990) 565336 or E-Mail richard_chapman@talk21.com (19th June).

Ilford Town Under 13s: We are a new club but our staff has loads of knowledge of the sport and are FA qualified. We have two Echo Junior League squads at the same age group and both are needing players. We train midweek and our matchdays are on Sundays. Please call Dean Reeves on (07475) 001181 or E-Mail ilfordtown@gmail.com (19th June).

Essex Royals Under 11s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for three new players to join our Southend & District Junior League squad. Training is in Saturdays from 9:30-11:00am, with games on Sundays. Our FA Level 2 coach has been with Royals for 13 years. Please call Larry Mckechnie on (07941) 591629 or E-Mail larry@macsflooring.co.uk (19th June).

Dagenham United Under 12s (Clarets): Looking for new players of good attitude for next season (school year seven) to strengthen squad playing in the Echo Junior League Premier Division. Open training is on Saturday mornings and games are on Sunday mornings. Players and parents welcoming and good team spirit. We're an FA Charter Standard club with all qualified coaches holding FA, Safeguarding and First Aid certificates. Please E-Mail conlon55@aol.com or call (07860) 747098 (19th June).

Tiptree Jobserve Under 16s: We are an FA Charter Standard Club looking for new players (goalkeeper and outfield) to strengthen our existing squad who play in Division One of the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League. We have excellent club facilities, including use of the 3G indoor training dome on Saturday mornings at Warriors Rest, Tiptree, which offers a great environment to enjoy and improve your football. Games are played on Sundays, with home games played at Warriors Rest. Please call Jonathan Dalton on (07823) 323332 or E-Mail jonathandalton123@btinternet.com (14th June).

Chelmsford City Under 13s (Whites): We are a well-established and excitingly-developing football team and we are looking for a goalkeeper who can make a difference to our squad. You need to be in year seven at school. Most of our boys have been together since day one, and we have a work hard, good fun ethos where we enjoy our football! We are looking to bolster and enhance our established squad and push to the next level at 11v11. We train at Melbourne Park 3G on Tuesday evenings and play on Sundays (plus some Saturdays). Our coaches are experienced and fully qualified at either FA Level 1 or Level 2. Please call Matt on (07917) 118805 or E-Mail matt_o@btinternet.com (14th June).

Collier Row Under 15s: We’re the FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year and we’re looking for eight new players to join our Chelmsford Youth League squad. Training is on Tuesdays, while we play on Sundays. We have excellent private facilities and 3G winter training. Please call Glen Ferris on (07539) 425988 or E-Mail felboy@aol.com (13th June).

Galleywood Under 10s (Kestrels): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for two experienced players to enhance our team. We are recruiting boys who are currently in year four at school and will be in year five in September. We are looking for a goalscorer and defenders for our team who play in the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League. We train on Saturday mornings and have matchdays on Sundays. If you are interested, and require more information, please call John on (07512) 899963 or E-Mail galleywoodkestrels2017@gmail.com (13th June).

Elsenham Youth Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for one or two new players for our Royston Crow Youth League Division One squad. Our main focus is on an experienced centre forward. Training is on Wednesday nights with an FA Level 1 qualified coach, while matches are on Sundays (am or pm). Please call Chris Thomas on (07850) 263612 or E-Mail cdt627137@gmail.com (13th June).

Rayleigh Boys Under 18s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking to boost our squad with three or four experienced players, including a goalkeeper, for the 2017/18 season to play in either the Southend & District Junior League Premier Division or Division ‘A’. The coaching team includes a qualified FA Level 2 goalkeeping and outfield coach. Training is on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm at PlayFootball Southend’s 3G centre and matches are played on Sundays. Please call Matt Simson on (07747) 637075 or E-Mail matt_simson@hotmail.com (13th June).

Rayleigh Boys Under 15s: We’re looking for four outfield players in all positions to strengthen our Southend & District Junior League team for the new season. Training is at Grove Park from 8:45-10:00am in Rayleigh (SS6 8UA), with matches on Sundays. Please call Adrian Stoddart on (07734) 679723 or E-Mail adrianstoddart@ymail.com (12th June).

Corringham Cosmos Under 14s (Town): We’re an FA Charter Standard Club, looking for attacking outfield players (school year nine in September 2017). We train on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am-12:00pm at our ground in Corringham and our Southend & District Junior League matches are on Sundays. Please call Don French on (01375) 674242 or (07714) 333632 or E-Mail don.french3@gmail.com (11th June).

Corringham Cosmos Under 15s (Rovers): We are an FA Charter Standard Club, Southend & District Junior League Champions and League Cup finalists (at Roots Hall) looking for a goalkeeper and two outfield players (school year ten in September 2017). We train on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00-10:00am at our ground in Corringham and our matches are on Sundays. Please call Mark Melly on (07809) 630023 or Kevin Blackwood on (07972) 773596 or E-Mail mark.melly@sky.com for further details (11th June).

St Clere’s Under 12s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for players to join our Southend & District Junior League squad. We have Saturday and Wednesday training on a 3G pitch, with a high standard of coaching from FA and Millwall coaches. Please call Dave Darby on (07599) 829902 or E-Mail ljddarby@gmail.com (11th June).

Basildon Boys Club Under 18s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper for our Southend & District Junior League squad. Training is on Saturdays, with matches on Sundays. Please call Stuart Brown on (07828) 120564 or E-Mail basildonboysandgirlsclub@outlook.com (8th June).

Basildon Boys & Girls Club Under 10s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for six new players to join our South-East Essex Primary Mini-Soccer League squad. Training is on Saturdays, with matches on Sundays. Please call Ryan Aldridge on (07960) 721865 or E-Mail basildonboysandgirlsclub@outlook.com (8th June).

Basildon Boys & Girls Club Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for five new players, including a goalkeeper, to join our Southend & District Junior League squad. Training is on Saturdays, with matches on Sundays. Please call John Davie on (07505) 004550 or E-Mail basildonboysandgirlsclub@outlook.com (8th June).

Elite Colts Under 12s: Based in Romford/Hornchurch, we require a goalkeeper and various other positions for the five sides we have at this age group. We're an FA Charter Standard club. If interested, please call (07968) 721723 (8th June).

Hutton Under 12s (Whites): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for attacking players for the 2017/18 season. Brentwood-based team in the top two divisions of the Chelmsford Youth League. For further info, contact Greg on (07967) 836305 (8th June).

Tiptree Jobserve Under 15s Girls: We are an FA Charter Standard Club looking for a new goalkeeper and outfield players to join our pre-existing squad of twelve girls, the majority of whom have played together for at least two seasons. We have excellent club facilities, including use of the 3G indoor training dome at Warriors Rest, Tiptree, which offers a great environment to enjoy and improve your football. The club have recently appointed two new coaches/mangers who hold FA Level 2 Coaching qualifications plus Youth Modules 1 and 2. The team also has its own qualified Goalkeeping Coach. Training sessions are held in the dome at Warriors Rest, Maypole Road, Tiptree, (entrance to the dome is via a track 200 yards following the Thurstable School entrance on the right-hand side) every Monday evening from 7:00-8:30pm. Games are played on Sundays, with home games played at Warriors Rest. Please call Lee Verney on (07808) 317872 or contact Dawn Verney via (07702) 275384 or dawn.verney@hotmail.co.uk (7th June).

Tiptree Jobserve Under 14s: We are an FA Charter Standard Club looking for new players to join our pre-existing squad of eleven boys, the majority of whom have played together for at least three seasons in Division Four of the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League. We have excellent club facilities, including use of the 3G indoor training dome at Warriors Rest, Tiptree, which offers a great environment to enjoy and improve your football. New coaches are currently being appointed for the new season to start in September 2017. Training sessions are held in the dome at Warriors Rest, Maypole Road, Tiptree, (entrance to the dome is via a track 200 yards following the Thurstable School entrance on the right-hand side) every Monday evening from 7:00-8:30pm. Games are played on Sundays, with home games played at Warriors Rest. Please call Lee Verney on (07808) 317872 or contact Dawn Verney via (07702) 275384 or dawn.verney@hotmail.co.uk (7th June).

Tiptree Jobserve Under 12s: We are an FA Charter Standard Club looking for new players to join our pre-existing squad, the majority of whom have played together for at least two seasons in the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League. We have excellent club facilities, including use of the 3G indoor training dome at Warriors Rest, Tiptree, which offers a great environment to enjoy and improve your football. The team is managed by an FA Level 1 qualified coach. Training sessions are held in the dome at Warriors Rest, Maypole Road, Tiptree, (entrance to the dome is via a track 200 yards following the Thurstable School entrance on the right-hand side) every Saturday morning from 9:00-10:30am. Games are played on Sundays, with home games played at Warriors Rest. Please call Lee Verney on (07808) 317872 or contact Dawn Verney via (07702) 275384 or dawn.verney@hotmail.co.uk (7th June).

Wickford Town Under 15s: Open training for the coming season will commence on Saturday 17th June and will be held on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm and Saturdays from 9:45-10:45am at Bartlett Park, Southend Road, SS11 8RZ until the end of June. We play in the Southend & District Junior League. Teams at this age group have spaces in various positions including goalkeeper, defender and striker. We are an FA Charter Standard Community Club with over 30 teams registered for next season. Please contact Darren via (07768) 796266 or darrencox@withamvehiclesolutions.co.uk if you wish to attend (7th June).

Writtle Minors Girls FC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking to boost our teams for 2017/18. Open training is this Saturday from 10:00-11:30am at Paradise Road, Writtle, CM1 3HW. Our Managers are: Under 10s: Paul Goss, Under 11s: Rishi Memota, Under 12s: Joe Torpey, Under 14s: Paul Singleton, Under 15s: Chris Forrest. We play in the Essex County Girls’ League. Please contact Paul Goss via (07794) 703706 or writtlefootball@btinternet.com (6th June).

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 12s (Hawks): Based in the Hornchurch/ Rainham area, EMH are looking for four more players to add to our existing squad. We were established in 1968, and are an FA Charter Standard club with all qualified coaches holding FA, Safeguarding and First Aid Certificates. Training is on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Bretons Outdoor Recreation Centre, Rainham Road, Rainham, RM13 7LP, with Echo Junior League games on Sundays. For more details, E-Mail emhfcyouth@gmx.co.uk or call Lee (07891) 328899 (6th June).

Frinton & Walton Under 14s: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for up to ten players for our Colchester & District Youth League squad. We train twice a week, with Sunday matches. Please call Edi Baker-Wells via (07825) 373530 or edi@baker-wells.com (6th June).

Colebrook Royals Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and we need two or three outfield players and a goalkeeper for our Echo Junior League ‘A’ Division squad. Training is on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm, with matches on Sundays. Qualified coaches, DBS checked, with excellent facilities. Please call Miguel Blanco on (07825) 769707 or E-Mail derringerclarke@gmail.com (5th June).

South Woodham Ferrers United Under 12s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and we require a goalkeeper who would be comfortable playing at the highest level possible in the Southend & District Junior League. Training is on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00am at William de Ferrers School in South Woodham Ferrers, with Sunday home games at Meadowbank Park, also in South Woodham. Please call Paul Hamilton on (07736) 018445 or E-Mail paul.hamilton@swfu.co.uk (2nd June).

Heybridge Swifts Under 18s: Our Eastern Junior Alliance team are looking to recruit players for the 2017/18 season who are capable of playing up at Reserve Team level as well. The pathway for player progression at Heybridge is very clear and we will always encourage boys to play at the highest level. This is also open to Under 17s wanting to play up a year. Our open training sessions are scheduled for Thursday 15th June (7:00-8:30pm) and Sunday 25th June from (10:30am-12:00pm). These will be held at Scraley Road, Heybridge, CM9 8JA. If you are interested in attending, please call Richard on (07990) 565336 or E-Mail richard_chapman@talk21.com (1st June).

Rayleigh Under 13s (Reds): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for five or six players to add to our Southend & District Junior League squad. Training is at Rayleigh Town Sports & Social on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm and Saturdays from 9:15-10:30am. Please call Gary Brooks on (07786) 512187 or E-Mail garypbrooks@live.com (1st June).

FC Redwing Under 14s (Pumas): We are looking for experienced players in all positions to join an already successful and progressive team working towards FA Charter Standard club status. The Pumas have just finished the 2016/17 Under 13s season unbeaten in the Chelmsford Youth League Division One, winning the league and cup double. You need to be in school year nine this September. We’ve been established since 2010, with an ethos of playing attacking football and building a strong team spirit. Fully-qualified coaching provided, with excellent facilities. Training is on Saturday mornings at 10:00am at Barleylands in Billericay, based on modern small-sided games and technical progression to advance the individuals' and team's ability. Open training days are being run on the 10th, 17th and 24th June. Please call Russ Crane on (07758) 030035 or E-Mail russcrane08@gmail.com (31st May).

Epping Under 16s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a new goalkeeper in school year eleven this September to join our Chelmsford Youth League squad. Training is on Friday evenings, with matches on Sundays in Epping. Please call Dominic on (07841) 818148 or E-Mail dom@louiesjungle.co.uk (31st May).

Epping Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and we need three new players in school year eight to add to our Chelmsford Youth League squad. Training is on Tuesday evenings on a 3G pitch, with matches on Sundays in Epping. All our coaches are FA Level 1 or 2 qualified. Please call Darren on (07790) 003787 or E-Mail happydal@hotmail.co.uk (31st May).

Bishops Stortford YFC: We are holding open training sessions for our Eastern Junior Alliance teams for the 2017/18 season. Please contact: Under 13s: Simon (07894) 555692; Under 14s: Brad (07951) 751322; Under 14s: Gavin (07443) 856664; Under 15s: Jason (07827) 852530 (31st May).

Hawkwell Athletic Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for four players to join our Division B-winning squad. Training is on Friday nights from 6:30-8:00pm at King George’s Field, Ashingdon, SS4 3HA. Matches are on Sundays. Please call Stafford Dinnage on (07501) 478906 or E-Mail stafford-dinnage@hotmail.co.uk (30th May).

Tigers Under 18s Girls: We’re looking for new players in various positions. We are an FA Charter Standard club and all our managers are CRC checked and have at least an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate. After winning the Essex County Girls League Under 16s ‘B’ Division we are now looking to add to our current squad for the challenge of Under 18s football. We are based in Hornchurch and train midweek, with matches on Sundays. If you have played competitive football and are in year 11, 12 or 13 from September 2017 and would like to join a friendly team that prides itself on playing football, the right way, please contact Lee Mallard-McHugh via (07508) 442280 or lee.mallardmchugh@ntlworld.com (30th May).

Romford Under 14s: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for a defender, a midfielder and a striker to join our Eastern Junior Alliance squad. Training is on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00pm and on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00am, both at PlayFootball Romford. Please call Steve Shine on (07903) 500843, E-Mail stevenshine1@aol.com or tweet @romfordyouth (30th May).

Tillingham Tigers Under 12s Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for as many players as possible to join our Essex County Girls’ League squad. Training is on Saturdays from 9:30-11:00am. Please call Andy Bishop on (07709) 553514 or E-Mail andchatay@sky.com (30th May).

Billericay Town Colts Under 14s: School year nine players are required to join an existing, highly-successful squad for next season. The team is firmly established and has just finished third in Division One of the Chelmsford Youth League, aiming to do better next season. We are ambitious to progress further and require boys to supplement the existing, exciting squad. We are especially keen to look at centre-halves and full-backs. Training is on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings, provided by fully-qualified coaches. Additional training is also regularly provided from academy/pro club coaches. Boys who show a positive attitude could also have the opportunity to move up to our highly-successful Eastern Junior Alliance team. One boy has already progressed this season. Please contact Team Manager, Bill Myhill, for further details via w.myhill@sky.com or (07801) 240160 (26th May).

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 14s (Kestrels): Our newly-formed team for the 2017/18 season, based in the Hornchurch/Rainham area, are looking for more players to add to their existing squad. We were established in 1968 and are now an FA Charter Standard club, with all qualified coaches holding FA, Safeguarding and First Aid Certificates. Training is on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Bretons Outdoor Recreation Centre, Rainham Road, Rainham, RM13 7LP, and our Echo Junior League games are on Sundays. For more details, E-Mail darrenhill0000@gmail.com or call Darren on (07956) 948026 (25th May).

Flyers Under 12s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for four players in school year seven in September to complete our Echo Junior League squad. Training is at King George’s Playing Fields (A12) and Noak Hill 3G Pitches on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Matches are played every Sunday. Players are coached by an FA Level 2 and Youth Module 3 coach. Please call Steve Liddiard on (O7472) 488747 or E-Mail charlielidd@sky.com (24th May).

Flyers Under 11s: We need players in all positions in school year six in September to complete our Echo Junior League squad. Training is at King George’s Playing Fields (A12) and Noak Hill 3G Pitches on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Matches are played every Sunday. Players are coached by an FA Level 2 and Youth Module 3 coach. Please call Jon Hillier on (07737) 540290 or E-Mail jon_hillier@sky.com (24th May).

Hannakins Farm Under 16s: We are an FA Charter Standard club who are looking for four experienced players, including a goalkeeper, to strengthen our Under 16s squad for the 2017/18 season. We are currently playing in the Chelmsford Youth League on Sundays. Training takes place on Thursday evenings at our ground in Billericay and on our new 3G facilities during the winter. Contact Manager, Terry West, via (07875) 306699 or twest44@btinternet.com for more details (23rd May).

Upminster Park Rovers Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for three new outfield players for the 2017/18 season. Players should have played in the Chelmsford Youth League Division Two or higher. Saturday training, with games on Sundays. Please contact Mick via (07711) 365388 or cavanaghrose@hotmail.com (23rd May).

Upminster Park Rovers Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for players to join and strengthen our team entering the Chelmsford Youth League next season. Players of all experience and standards are welcome to come along and train with us with a view to joining. Saturday training, with games on Sundays. Please E-Mail Garry at garryedkins@ntlworld.com for more info (23rd May).

Concord Rangers Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club staging open training sessions looking for players to join our Southend & District Junior League Premier Division squads. These will be on Wednesdays at Waterside Sports Centre on Canvey from 7:00-8:00pm. We have put a strong Eastern Junior Alliance squad together and are now looking to complement this with a strong Southend & District side. Going forward, we will be looking at training at the same venue and time to keep the two squads integrated as much as possible. Please call Phil Crowe on (07534) 997284 or E-Mail phil@hopesun.co.uk (22nd May).

Rayleigh Boys Under 13s (Blacks): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for five or six new players to join our Southend & District Junior League squad. Training is at Rayleigh Town Sports & Social on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm and Saturdays from 9:15-10:30am. Please call Gary Brooks on (07786) 512187 or E-Mail garypbrooks@live.com (22nd May).

Colne Engaine Under 15s Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for four or five players in school years nine and ten to join our new Essex County Girls’ League squad. Training is on Saturdays, with matches on Sundays. Please call Kevin Heaney on (07720) 680591 or E-Mail kevin_heaney@yahoo.com (22nd May).

Academy Soccer Under 9s (Tigers): We’re an FA Charter Standard Community Club looking for two or three players for season 2017/2018 to join our already established team as we move from five-a-side to seven-a-side. Very friendly team who always want to play to the best of their ability and have fun too. We have our own purpose-built ground with fantastic facilities and equipment to offer to our members. Attend a free open training session and meet the team to see what Academy Soccer YFC has to offer you. Training is on Saturday mornings from 8:45am at The Warren, Old London Road, Rawreth, SS11 8UE. Home South-East Essex Primary Mini-Soccer League matches are played on Sundays at the same venue. Please call Helen Jiggens on (07889) 449706 or E-Mail hjiggens@outlook.com (22nd May).

Hutton Under 13s: We need four outfield players to further strengthen our team as we progress to 11v11 football for the 2017/18 season (school year eight in September). Our team ethos is very much on the players enjoying their football while, at the same time, developing their football experience. We’re an FA Charter Standard club who are highly regarded in grassroots football. We train on Tuesday nights from 6:00-7:15pm on the 3G pitch at Shenfield High School. Chelmsford Youth League Division Five matches are played on Sunday mornings. FA Level 1 qualified coach who is CRB checked and holds the Safeguarding Children and FA Emergency Aid Certificates. Please call Steve Clark on (07783) 485629 or E-Mail carbis59@sky.com (22nd May).

Heybridge Swifts Under 14s: Our Eastern Junior Alliance Essex Division squad are holding open training sessions. If you are interested in attending these, please send an E-Mail to stevencornwell@outlook.com stating the following: date of birth, school year, current club, preferred playing position, brief playing history and contact telephone number. Training is at Moulsham High School 3G in Chelmsford (22nd May).

Notley Youth Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for five or six new players to join our Chelmsford Youth League squad. Training is on Wednesday evenings, with matches on Sunday mornings. Please call Gethan White on (07931) 431317 or E-Mail gethroch@aol.com (22nd May).

Redbridge Under 14s: We are looking for confident outfield players to add to our Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) squad next season, going into school year nine. We are aiming to build on a successful season last year in our second year at EJA level. Redbridge are a semi-professional set-up who focus on progressing players into the adult First Team squad. Please contact Chris via (07590) 504251 or christopherblows39@gmail.com if interested (21st May).

Corringham Athletic Under 14s: We need five new players to add to our Chelmsford Youth League Division Four squad. Training is on Thursday nights at our Manorway ground from 5:00-6:30pm, with matches on Sunday mornings/afternoons. We’re working towards our FA Charter Standard status. Please call Scott Harris on (07545) 529738 or E-Mail s-harris8@virginmedia.com (21st May).

Billericay Town Under 13s: We are an established team, part of an FA Charter Standard club, in the Chelmsford Youth League Division One. We’re now inviting players to open training. You need to be in school year eight in September 2017. Seeking players in all positions to complement a competitive group, especially a goalkeeper, defenders and strikers. Players will possibly have the chance to move up to our highly-successful Eastern Junior Alliance set-up. Please contact Paul Dacey via (07785) 797509 or paulmdacey@hotmail.co.uk (20th May).

Basildon Town Under 13s (Pumas): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for four or five new players to join our Southend & District Junior League squad. and 2017/18 will be our first season playing 11v11 games. Please call Richard Gladwin on (07786) 912642 (19th May).

Wickford Town Under 15s (North): We’re a well-run FA Charter Standard Community Club. This is a friendly, established team with an FA Level 2 licensed coach, playing in the Southend & District Junior League Division ‘B’. We’re looking for three players (school year ten in September 2017) to add to our squad for next season, particularly a left-back, a centre-back and a striker. We train on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings at our club ground in Bartlett Park, Wickford, SS11 8RZ, and matches are on Sundays. Please call Stewart on (07590) 023911 for more information or E-Mail stewart@wickfordtown.co.uk (19th May).

Academy Soccer Under 9s: We’re a very friendly FA Charter Standard Community Club looking for two to three players, and specifically interested for one child who would like to specialise as a goalkeeper. Training is on Saturday mornings from 8:45am, either at the Sweyne Park School all-weather pitch in Rayleigh or at The Warren (grass) in Old London Road, Wickford, SS11 8SG with two FA-qualified coaches. Our South-East Essex Primary Mini-Soccer League matches are on Sundays, most often in the mornings with 20-minute halves and rolling substitutions. The team is of a middle ability, with children currently living in the Hockley/Rayleigh area. The club has its own purpose-built ground, offering fantastic facilities to all of its members. Please call Jon Isherwood on (07762) 989043 or E-Mail jonathanisherwood@btinternet.com (19th May).

Alibon Wolves Under 16s: We are looking for five players to be added to our squad for this coming season, 2017/18. The players must be dedicated and attend training and games. We are seeking three defenders and two attackers, or players who are willing to try those positions. The team train at Parsloes Park, Dagenham, every Saturday from 10:00am-12:30pm and weekdays during the summer on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm. Our home Echo Junior League games are played on the 3G pitch at Barking Abbey School, Barking, which is an excellent facility. The club has a friendly and family-oriented environment with a focus on enjoying the game. Please call Adrian Brazier on (07702) 089163 or E-Mail adrianbrazier@icloud.com (19th May).

Hatfield Peverel YFC: We are an FA Charter Standard club just outside Chelmsford. We have an amazing set-up, with eight pitches and a state-of-the-art clubhouse. We are a fun, friendly, family club looking for more players to support our substantial growth. All new players are welcome to join our Blackwater & Dengie Youth and Essex County Girls’ League squads in the following age groups: Under 9s (Red Sharks), Under 10s Girls (Diamonds), Under 11s (Pumas), Under 11s (Harriers), Under 12s Girls (Highlights), Under 12s (Hawks), Under 13s (Pythons), Under 16s. Training is on Saturday mornings. Please call (07736) 042466 or E-Mail terrylingley@hatfieldpeverelfc.co.uk for details (19th May).

Romford Borough Girls Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club currently inviting girls to open training to fill the position of goalkeeper within our team. If you are currently playing in this position for your school, or you’re an outfield player looking for a change of club and position, then please get in contact. We have an extremely friendly set of girls who would welcome you as the final piece of our jigsaw! You need to be in school years nine or ten as of Autumn 2017. Training is on Saturdays from 10:00am at Westlands Playing Fields, London Road, Romford, RM7 9NU. Our home Essex County Girls’ League games are on Old Parkonians Pavilion, Forest Road, Ilford, IG6 3HD. Please call John Ginivan on (07969) 287002 or E-Mail romfordboroughgirls@googlemail.com (18th May).

Broomfield Under 15s: We are looking to strengthen our existing squads with experienced players. All positions considered, including goalkeeper. We play in Division One/Two in the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League and Division One of the Chelmsford Youth League. We hope to have an additional team in the Chelmsford League next season. Training is on Thursdays or Saturdays, and we play on Sundays. We are a FA Charter Standard club with our own pitches at Mill Lane, Broomfield. We also have a brand new clubhouse with a bar and kitchen, four changing rooms and match officials’ rooms. We have an annual German footballing exchange with Sparta Werlte and welcome all enquiries from players. Please call Stuart Paterson on (07785) 710881 or E-Mail stuartdpaterson@gmail.com (17th May).

Braintree Town Under 16s: Our Eastern Junior Alliance Essex Division squad are holding open training sessions on Saturday 3rd June (10:00am-12:00pm) and Saturday 10th June (10:00am-12:00pm, invitation only) at Notley High School, Notley Road, Braintree, CM7 1WY. Please E-Mail or call Paul Nicholson (Manager) with your name, position and playing history, along with any medical information via coachnico83@hotmail.com or (07737) 252311 (16th May).

Catholic United Minors Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and we require a couple of players to add to our squad as we have secured a third straight promotion. Training is on Saturdays from 9:30-11:00am at St Thomas More High School, with Southend & District Junior League matches on Sundays. For more information, please contact John via (07737) 220230 or johnkellycatholic@gmail.com (16th May).

Canvey Island Under 18s: We're looking for players for our 2017/18 Eastern Junior Alliance squad. No sign-on or other fees are required, and all kits and accessories will be supplied. We have a superb pathway for player development, with home games at the main Canvey Island FC stadium. We have UEFA-licensed coaches and open training sessions throughout June. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mark Hunter via markhunter288@gmail.com or (07917) 130177 (16th May).

Meadow Youth Under 15s: We’re a friendly team, part of an FA Charter Standard club, looking for footballers who can bolster our squad and help us challenge for honours next season in the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League. We train on Thursdays over at Melbourne Park in Chelmsford on the 3G pitch. We are looking for kids who are currently in school year eight or nine, so will be in year nine or ten in September. We need centre halves, full backs and also a midfielder. If you are interested, please E-Mail Adam Russell at buster_russ@hotmail.co.uk or text (07979) 655467 for more info (15th May).

Witham Town Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club staging open training for the 2017/18 season. We are looking for defenders and midfielders for our Blackwater & Dengie Youth League squads, who train on Saturdays and have matchdays on Sundays. If you are interested, and require more information, please call Jim on (07868) 375094 or E-Mail spartacus1408@icloud.com (15th May).

Essex Comets Under 8s (Blues): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper and outfield players for our Thundermite Youth League squad. Training is on Saturdays from 10:15-11:15am and our matches are on Sundays between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Please call Billy Porter on (07706) 585024 or E-Mail billy_porter2003@msn.com (15th May).

Springfield Under 16s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper for our Chelmsford Youth League Division One team. Training, for now, will carry on for a short while at Arun Hall Park in Chelmsford from 7:00-8:00pm on Tuesday evenings. Matchdays are Sundays. Please call Gary Simms on (07957) 765891 or E-Mail egtlc@yahoo.co.uk (15th May).

St Clere’s Under 15s Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for five new players, especially a goalkeeper, to add to our existing County Cup-winning, Essex County Girls League squad. You must be in school years nine or ten in September 2017. Weekday and weekend training, with home games all played at St Clere’s School, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0NW. Please call Jen Ryder on (07730) 677191 or E-Mail ryder200762@yahoo.com (14th May).

St Clere’s Under 16s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for three or four players, especially a striker, to freshen-up our Southend & District League Premier Division squad. Weekday and weekend training, with home games all played at St Clere’s School, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0NW. Please call Richard Pumfrett on (07747) 643305 or E-Mail richard1881@outlook.com (14th May).

St Clere’s Under 14s Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and we require five new players to add to our Essex County Girls’ League squad. Weekday and weekend training and home games are all played at St Clere’s School, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0NW. After winning the Division Two title, the team have been promoted to Division One. Also, we are moving up to the eleven-a-side format. You must be in current school years seven or eight. Please call Nikki Sansom on (07776) 769281 or E-Mail nikki.sansom@outlook.com (14th May).

Heybridge Swifts Under 14s: Our Eastern Junior Alliance Essex Division squad will be holding open training sessions throughout May. If you are interested in attending these sessions, please E-Mail stevencornwell@outlook.com stating the following: date of birth, school year, current club, preferred playing position, brief playing history, telephone number. Training is at Moulsham High School’s 3G pitch in Chelmsford (14th May).

Heybridge Swifts Under 14s (Pumas): We will be holding open training for the upcoming 2017/18 season on Saturday 27th May from 10:00-11:30am at Heybridge Swifts Youth FC, Scraley Road, Heybridge, CM9 8JA. We play in Division One of the Chelmsford Youth League and we are looking for players who will have a strong commitment to our side and show a positive attitude towards learning and playing. All boys are welcome to take part but, due to limited squad places, we will only offer places to those who show the above attributes. Any questions or queries? Pease call either Ellis Mead (Manager) on (07727) 075893 or Ritchie Hughes (Coach) on (07746) 211166 (14th May).

Ashingdon Youth Under 12s (Blues): We are currently looking for another player to join our squad for next season. The team play in the Premier Division of the Southend & District Junior League and were very successful in the season just ended, including reaching the final of the Mersey Medal Cup. Training takes place at the club’s ground in Cherry Orchard Lane, Rochford each Saturday at 9:30am, where you will find excellent facilities. Why not come along to a training session? Contact Sam Reynolds via (07765) 891088 or the_reynolds@talktalk.net (12th May).

Galleywood Under 13s Girls: We are looking for players to join next season's Under 13s Team. The team train on Saturdays and play matches on Sundays. Please E-Mail Jimmy Day (Club Secretary) at cyberdays@blueyonder.co.uk or Martin Livermore at tanialivermore@blueyonder.co.uk (11th May).

Billericay Town Colts Under 10s (Blues): As part of an FA Charter Standard club, based in Billericay, we are looking for players in school year five to strengthen our squad for the 2017/18 season. We are currently playing in the top division of the Echo Junior League on Sundays. Training takes place on Saturday mornings at our ground in Billericay, delivered by FA-qualified and licensed coaches. Players have the opportunity to be matchday mascots at Billericay Town FC. Please call Tony Thomas on (07831) 756770 or E-Mail thomasroofing@live.com (11th May).

Catholic United Minors Girls FC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and we need new players in school years nine and ten from September 2017 for our Essex County Girls’ League Premier Division squad. Please call Daniel Moores on (07535) 040455 or E-Mail moores.daniel@yahoo.co.uk (11th May).

AFC Hornchurch Under 14s: We’ve confirmed the date for our Eastern Junior Alliance League squad’s open training as Saturday 3rd June at Robert Clack School. To confirm your attendance, please E-Mail scotthatwell@gmail.com (11th May).

AFC Hornchurch Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for players to join our Eastern Junior Alliance squad. Training is twice a week, with matches on Sundays. Please call Gary Clancy on (07984) 046720 or E-Mail gclancy2009@hotmail.co.uk (10th May).

Hornchurch Urchins YFC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and our Under 11s and Under 13s are searching for new players to join their Echo Junior League squads. Weekly training, with matches on Sundays. Please call Stuart Gray on (07931) 211191 or E-Mail stuartigray@yahoo.co.uk (10th May).

Hornchurch Urchins Under 12s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for players for our Echo Junior League squad. Training is twice weekly, with matches on Sundays. Please call Matt Franz on (07887) 651493 or E-Mail franknreg@yahoo.co.uk (10th May).

Stones Athletic Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard clublooking for players off all abilities to join our 2017/18 Under 15s squad. We have just won the Chelmsford Youth League Third Division and, after gaining promotion, we are looking to do well in Division Two also. You need to be in current school year nine. Training is on Mondays and Thursdays, with games on Sundays. The Under 14s Head Coach has completed his FA Level 2 Coaching and is currently on the FA Youth Module 3 Assessment and he is also looking to complete his UEFA ‘B’ license next year. We have a good group of boys who want to learn and improve. If you would like to show your interest, please contact Rob via (07884) 490173 or robcfrancis1979@hotmail.co.uk (10th May).

Catholic United Minors Under 11s (North): We’re an FA Charter Standard club requiring a few players for next season as we go from 7v7 to 9v9 football (school year six in September) in the Southend & District Junior League on Sundays. Training is on Saturdays at St Thomas More High School in Westcliff-on-Sea. For more info, please contact Phil via (07711) 773008 or egocentrics@aol.com (9th May).

Bowers & Pitsea Futsal: We're looking for players to join our new Under 12s and 13s Futsal squads. The membership fee is £30, with £3 weekly subs. Training will be at Basildon Upper Academy, Pitsea, SS13 3HL from 7:00-8:00pm on Wednesdays. Contact us via (07845) 176666 or bowersandpitseayouthfc@hotmail.com (9th May).

Dagenham United Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for four or five new players for our Echo Junior League ‘A’ Division team. We train on Saturdays and have Sunday matches. Please contact Ray Mason via (07906) 401777 or masonwot@aol.com (9th May).

Rayleigh Boys Under 15s: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for three new players for our Southend & District Junior League Division 'A' team. We encourage good football, train on Saturdays and play matches on Sundays. Please call Adrian Hands on (07713) 324635 or E-Mail adrianhands@sky.com (9th May).

Hullbridge Sports Girls FC: We're currently recruiting players in all age groups, but, in particular, Under 13s (for 2017/18) in school years seven and eight). We've got FA-qualified coaches, weekly training sessions, player development plans and successful teams. Come and show us what you have! Contact Jason Coss via (07770) 667166 or print44444444@aol.com (8th May).

Langley Colts Under 11s: We’re an FA Charter Standard Community Club and, as our team moves into 9v9 next season, we are looking to make a few additions to our team. All positions will be considered, but we would like to hear from goalkeepers and strikers. Our coach is FA Level 2 qualified with a philosophy of building players for the future and a big emphasis on allowing players to make their own decision on the field and at training. Training is at Mark Hall Sports Centre, Harlow, on Saturday mornings at 9:00am and our home Chelmsford Youth League White Division games are also at Mark Hall on Sundays. Any interested players please get in touch with Paul Satchell via (07970) 175294 or pdsatchell@yahoo.co.uk (7th May).

Fryerns Boys Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking to add to our squad (school year nine) for next season. All coaches are FA Level 1 or above and are fully CRC checked. Training is on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. We play in the Southend & District Junior League. Please call Paul on (07785) 983252 or E-Mail fryernsboysfc@yahoo.co.uk (7th May).

Broomfield Under 15s: We are looking to strengthen our existing squads with experienced players. All positions considered, including goalkeeper. We play in Division One/Two of the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League and Division One of the Chelmsford Youth League and hope to have an additional team in the Chelmsford next season. Please come along to our Open Training Day on 20th May (see www.broomfieldfc.com) for details. We are an FA Charter Standard club with our own pitches at Mill Lane, Broomfield. We also have a brand new clubhouse with bar, kitchen, four changing rooms and match officials’ rooms. We have an annual German footballing exchange with Sparta Werlte and welcome all enquiries from players. We train on Thursdays or Saturdays, and play on Sundays. Please call Stuart Paterson on (07785) 710881 or E-Mail stuartdpaterson@gmail.com (6th May).

Basildon Soccability Academy YFC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and our Under 12s and 16s Teams need as many new players as possible to play in the Essex Soccability League. We are a pan-disability football club for all abilities. Training is every Saturday from 10:00am, with matches every second Saturday monthly. Please call John Smith on (07814) 227304 or E-Mail smithjohn111rough@googlemail.com (5th May).

Hutton Under 9s Girls: We have a number of very talented and enthusiastic players and intend to enter a 7v7 league next season. We still require a few more players to add to our squad, however. If your daughter will be in school year three or four next year then we’d love you to join us. We will continue training on Saturday mornings at Shenfield High School, and playing matches, throughout the summer. If interested, please contact Steve Walker on (07736) 351206 (5th May).

Braintree Town Under 15s (Hornets): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking to start a fresh team with 100% commitment. Training is currently on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00pm, with Blackwater & Dengie Youth League matches on Sundays. Please call Carl Bartholomew (Coach) on (07592) 731479 or E-Mail j.bartholomew424@btinternet.com (4th May).

Writtle Minors Under 18s Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for more players to join our Essex County Girls’ League squad. Training is on Thursday nights at Moulsham High School and matches are on Sundays. Our home pitch is at Paradise Road, Writtle. Please call Amanda Barrow on (07794) 703706 or E-Mail amandabarrow@aol.com (4th May).

Maldon & Tiptree Under 11s: We’re looking to bring more players in due to the increase in squad size from 7v7 this year to 9v9 in 2017/18. We’re an FA Charter Standard club and this team train on Saturdays from 8:45-10:15am, with Blackwater & Dengie Youth League matches on Sundays. Contact Brad Rogers via (07828) 842277 or brad.rogers13@btopenworld.com or Mark Copsey via (07788) 880820 or mark_copsey@hotmail.com (4th May).

Braintree Town Under 16s: We are holding open training sessions for a brand new Under 16s Team in the Eastern Junior Alliance for the 2017/18 season. Sessions are being held on Saturday mornings at Notley High School. For more information, please contact Paul Nicholson (Manager) via coachnico83@hotmail.com or (07737) 252311 (3rd May).

Linford Wanderers Under 12s: We have a few outfield places available as we move to 11v11 next year. Players required must be either 11, 12 or 13 years of age before 31st August 2017. Currently playing in Chelmsford Youth League Division Four (just about to be promoted to Division Three). Your child will be coached by FA-qualified coaches and play at the right level to develop and enjoy the game. Matches played locally on Sundays. We train on Saturday mornings at Linford Recreation Ground and it’s a great, family-run club to be a part of, with very cheap signing-on fees. Please contact Andrew Gordon to discuss on (07931) 378490 or E-Mail ajgordon16@gmail.com (3rd May).

Gidea Park Rangers Under 13s Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for players to boost our strong squad of girls. We are particularly interested in players with experience of central defending and strikers. We are a great team and very close as a group who really enjoy their football. We train every Wednesday at Elm Park Primary School between 7:00-8:00pm for fitness. We also train on Saturday mornings at Wykeham Junior School between 9:00-10:30am. We play in the Essex County Girls’ League ‘A’ Division. Please call Dan Langley on (07958) 305686 or E-Mail bearlangley@hotmail.com (2nd May).

Brantham Athletic Under 13s: We are currently looking for players for next year's Under 13s (current school year seven). For more details, please contact Mark Chatfield (Manager/Coach) via (07540) 828667 or (01206) 396843 (2nd May).

Braintree Town Under 15s (Hornets): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for ten new players for this Blackwater & Dengie Youth League age group. We’re aiming to start a fresh team with 100% commitment. Training is currently on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00pm, with Sunday matches. Please call Carl Bartholomew (Coach) on (07592) 731479 or E-Mail j.bartholomew424@btinternet.com (1st May).

AFC Hornchurch Under 16s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for players in all positions to join our Eastern Junior Alliance Essex Division squad. We’re trying to train twice a week, with matchdays on Sundays. Please call Peter Dutton on (07956) 101978 or E-Mail peter@iconic-sports-coaching.com (1st May).

Runwell Sports Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for five or six players to expand and join our Under 13s next season as we move up to 11-a-side (school year eight in September) for the coming season. Training takes place on Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:30am and Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:15pm. We play in the Southend & District Junior League on Sundays. Having fun and enjoying their football are the most important things in developing the players’ abilities. If you’re interested, please call Gareth on (07885) 408391 or E-Mail jsbhcontrols@sky.com (1st May).

Pegasus Youth Under 16s (Whites): We’re a friendly team, part of an FA Charter Standard club, with great facilities, looking for a goalkeeper to start training with us now in preparation for next season playing in the ‘A’ Division of the Southend & District Junior League. Training is on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings, with matches on Sundays. Please call Peter Gibbs on (07834) 777517 or E-Mail repete100@hotmail.com (30th April).

South Woodham Ferrers United Under 14s Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for four new players for our Essex County Girls’ League squad. Training is on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00pm at William de Ferrers School and Saturdays from 9:00-10:00am at Compass Gardens in South Woodham Ferrers. Please call Iain Watts on (07971) 584032 or E-Mail iain.watts@swfu.co.uk (29th April).

Under 14s/15s Club Wanted: We are currently looking for an Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) vacancy. This player (11/2/2003) has recently been released from Colchester United FC's Centre of Excellence and is currently looking for a team to join. Positions he has covered include centre midfield and centre attacking midfield. He would like the opportunity to join an EJA team and has lots of experience, and the ambition to proceed further. His previous coach is more than happy to assist with any further information you may need. We can be contacted via E-Mail at kezzab@talk21.com or (07896) 810824 (27th April).

Leigh Ramblers Under 12s (Blacks): We’re an FA Charter Standard club. We are a friendly and well-organised team who focus on teamwork and helping players develop their own skills. We have been together for six seasons and compete at the highest level. We are currently looking for three players to join our squad next season. We train on Wednesdays nights from 5:50-7:00pm at PlayFootball Southend and then on Saturday mornings from 9:00-11:00am at Belfairs Park, with games played at Jones Memorial Park, Southend. If you love football, and are looking for a new challenge, then contact us for more information. Please call Chris Brown on (07879) 067555 or E-Mail chris.tracy@hotmail.co.uk (27th April).

Witham Town YFC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club staging open training for the 2017/18 season on the 6th and 13th May (11:00am-1:00pm) in the following age groups: Under 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s and 16s. Goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and attackers are all needed for our Blackwater & Dengie Youth League squads, who train on Saturdays and have matchdays on Sundays. If you are interested, and require more information, please call Jim on (07868) 375094 or E-Mail spartacus1408@icloud.com (26th April).

Barkingside Under 14s: We need players in all positions for our new Eastern Junior Alliance squad, based in Chigwell. Please call Paul Burgess on (07916) 167245 or E-Mail burgesspaul70@gmail.com (26th April).

Ashingdon Youth Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper plus three outfield players in year two at secondary school to join our Southend & District Junior League squad. We are a club who believe in developing players the right way to play attractive, passing football with the correct attitude. We like to be competitive, so look to place players in the right team for their ability. We are moving up to 11v11 in 2017/18 and are looking to add players to an established squad. Training is on Tuesdays at Greensward School from 7:00-8:00pm and Saturdays at our home ground is at Cherry Orchard Lane from 10:00-11:00am. Please call David Sylvester on (07810) 802533 or E-Mail gmagician@talktalk.net (26th April).

East Thurrock United Under 11s: We’re looking for 13 new players for a Chelmsford Youth League squad. Players will have a few years’ experience playing for a club previously. Training is on Saturdays, with Sunday matches. Please call Charlie Head on (07925) 833443 or E-Mail charlie.head1@gmail.com (26th April).

Great Danes Under 18s Girls: Is your daughter looking for a new challenge? Our team are looking for a goalkeeper and midfield players to bolster their squad for the 2017/18 season with girls in school years eleven and twelve. Please E-Mail Nina at balloonsbynina@gmail.com or call (07939) 669831 (26th April).

St Edmunds Under 8s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for three or four new players to join our Colchester & District Youth League squad. This good team do enjoy their football. Training is on Tuesday Evenings from 5:30-6:30pm and Saturdays from 10:00-11:00am. Please call Stephen Hamblen on (07702) 700039 or E-Mail stephenhamblen@aol.com (26th April).

Maldon Saints YFC: We’re an FA Charter Standard Community Club need new players in various age groups. Our Under 7s (Brentwood Community Football Alliance) are looking to strengthen their current team for the coming season with three new players. They train on Wednesdays, with matches on Saturdays. Our Under 11s (Lions) (Blackwater & Dengie Youth League) need two or more players as they transition to 9v9 football. They train on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Our Under 11s (Pumas) (Brentwood Community) are similar, and they need two or more players but train on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Our Under 13s (Blackwater & Dengie), moving into 11v11 football, need two or more players. They train on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Please call Jodie Wright on (07528) 714094 or E-Mail maldonsaintsyfc@btinternet.com (25th April).

Tiptree Jobserve Under 15s Girls: We are an FA Charter Standard Club looking for new players to join our pre-existing squad of twelve girls, the majority of whom have played together for at least two seasons. We have excellent club facilities, including use of the 3G indoor training dome at Warriors Rest, Tiptree, which offers a great environment to enjoy and improve your football. Our grassroots club consists of 16 teams of varying age groups & abilities, along with our Tiptree Juniors for three-to-six-year-olds. Training sessions are held in the Dome at Warriors Rest, Maypole Road, Tiptree, every Monday evening from 7:00-8:30pm. Games are played on Sundays, with home games played at Warriors Rest. Please call Lee Verney on (07808) 317872 or Dawn Verney on (07702) 275384 or E-Mail dawn.verney@hotmail.co.uk (25th April).

Intersports Under 9s (Blues): As part of an FA Charter Standard club, based in Barleylands, Billericay, we are looking for a number of new players for next season to strengthen our strong squad as we move up from mini-soccer (5v5) to 7v7 within the Brentwood Community Football Alliance (BCFA) League. Training will be delivered by FA-qualified and licensed coaches. Please call Chris on (07970) 607505 or E-Mail cclark1875@gmail.com for more information (25th April).

Wickford Town Under 15s (South): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for five new players to add to our Southend & District Junior League squad. Please call Darren Cox on (07768) 796266 or E-Mail darrencox@withamvehiclesolutions.co.uk (24th April).

Boxted Lodgers Under 15s: We're an FA Charter Standard club and this energetic team are looking to recruit five or six new players. We play in the Colchester & District Youth League 'A' Division on Sundays and in the Suffolk Youth League on Saturdays. Training is from 6:00-8:00pm on Tuesdays at Cage Lane, Boxted. We are looking to strengthen both squads so, if you'll be in school years nine or ten this September, please call Mattia Pugh on (07710) 525147 or E-Mail mattia.pugh@btinternet.com (23rd April).

FC Redwing Under 15s: We’re looking for three players to join our squad for next season, especially a goalkeeper. We’ll be competing at the top of our league and players will need to be in school year ten as of September 2017. We are a family, friendly club based in Billericay with good facilities and club structure, training and playing at Barleylands. Training is on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm and Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:30am. We play matches in the Southend & District Junior League Division ‘C’. Please call Ross Ashton on (07800) 647986 or E-Mail alfcon1420@gmx.co.uk (22nd April).

Dunmow United Under 15s (Pythons): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking to strengthen our squad with three or four new players in all positions for the coming season in the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League. Training is on Thursdays throughout the summer at Laundry Lane (CM6 2JW) from 6:15-7:15pm, with matches on Sundays. We’re a friendly club with our own playing facilities just outside Great Dunmow. Please call John Sandlin on (07769) 275256 or E-Mail johnsandlin5@gmail.com (21st April).

Baddow Spartak Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for four new players (including a goalkeeper) to join our Blackwater & Dengie Youth League squad. Training is on Saturdays and midweek (TBA), with matches on Sundays. Please contact Simon Weedon (via Jackie Knights) on (07752) 505371 or jackieknights@hotmail.co.uk (20th April).

Hannakins Farm Under 11s (Whites): We are an FA Charter Standard club who are looking for experienced players to strengthen our squad for the 2017/18 season. We are currently playing in the Chelmsford Youth League on Sundays. Training takes place on Tuesday evenings at our ground in Billericay and on our own Astroturf facilities during the winter. We are shortly installing a brand new 3G pitch. Contact Manager Miguel Hernandez on (07967) 124529 or E-Mail miguelhernandez@btinternet.com for more details (19th April).

Hannakins Farm Under 10s (Whites): We are an FA Charter Standard club who are looking for experienced players to strengthen our squad for the 2017/18 season, as we move to Under 11s and from 7v7 to 9v9. We are currently playing in Division Two of the Brentwood Community Football Alliance on Sundays. Training takes place on Thursday evenings at our ground in Billericay and on our own Astroturf facilities during the winter. We are shortly installing a brand new 3G pitch. Contact Manager Ross Palmer on (07899) 074188 or E-Mail ross.palmer@novusleisure.com for more details (19th April).

Stones Athletic YFC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for new players. Our Under 7s require players of all abilities in school year two from September 2017. Our Under 9s need a dedicated goalkeeper to join our successful team moving into Under 10s as of September and our Under 10s are looking for players to join next year’s Under 11s. These teams play in the Brentwood Community Football Alliance, training on Saturday Mornings at Seymour Fields, Ingatestone, CM4 0HH, and playing on Sundays. If you would like to come and join a fun and friendly side then we want to hear from you. All our coaches are FA-accredited and CRB-checked and we follow the safeguarding and Respect programmes as set out by The FA. To find out more, contact Luke Evans via (07508) 463919 or luke9779@hotmail.com (19th April).

Hutton Under 17s (Reds): After back-to-back promotions, our Reds Team face the challenge of Chelmsford Youth League Division One football in 2017/18. With this in mind, we are looking to introduce a couple of new players to strengthen our current squad. All positions will be considered. We have experienced coaches whose emphasis on the team is to learn and develop whilst having fun. We’re an FA Charter Standard Community Club. This is a great opportunity to join a top club in Essex, with pathways to continue your football through to the adult game. We train at Shenfield High School’s 3G pitch on Tuesday evenings and play our matches on Sundays. If you’re interested in joining our next training session, please contact Mark Rose via (07540) 269646 or markanthonyrose@gmail.com (19th April).

Upminster Park Rovers Under 11s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for three or four new players for our Echo Junior League team. We train on Saturdays, with games on Sundays. Please call Scott Gray on (07903) 747161 or E-Mail scottgraydgm@yahoo.co.uk (18th April).

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 12s (Hawks): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for players in all positions, local to Dagenham, to join our Echo Junior League squad. Training is on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm, with Sunday matches. Please call Lee on (07413) 044954, E-Mail leewhu1982@gmail.com or call Nick on (07578) 687835 (18th April).

Stanway Rovers Under 11s (Blues): We’re an FA Charter Standard club and we require an additional player to play in a more advanced role on the pitch as a centre-forward in preparation for us moving to nine-a-side in the Colchester & District Youth League next season. We are developing our squad as we prepare to join the Eastern Junior Alliance at Under 13s in a couple of seasons’ time (2019/20). Training is on Saturdays from 9:15am at The Chase, Spring Lane, Colchester, CO3 4AZ. Our sessions are delivered by an FA Level 2 coach. We pride ourselves on providing fun and friendly sessions whilst developing the players’ needs. Please call Matt Puzey on (07809) 466798 or E-Mail matt@colchesterelectrical.co.uk (18th April).

Colchester Villa Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and both of our Blues and Reds teams are running open training sessions looking for a couple of kids in current school year eight to add to our existing squads for next season. Our sessions are run by qualified coaches and start from now, running all the way through to September. Training is in Colchester on Thursdays (Blues) and Saturdays (Reds). Our Colchester & District Youth League matches are on Sundays. Please call Steve on (07484) 745466 or E-Mail stemperton@gmail.com more information (18th April).

Baddow Spartak Under 12s (Cobras): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper for our Blackwater & Dengie Youth League squad. Training is on Saturdays from 9:30-11:00am, with matches on Sundays. Please contact Andy Frisby (Manager) via (07908) 557965 or ofrisby@hotmail.com or Gary Rayner (Coach) via (07973) 279135 or gjrrayner@gmail.com (18th April).

Flyers Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club aiming to complete three squads in readiness for 11-a-side football in the Echo Junior League. You need to be in school year eight on 8th September 2017. Training is at the King George’s Playing Fields (A12) and Noak Hill 3G Pitches every Saturday and Tuesday. Matches are played every Sunday. Players coached by an FA Level 2 and Youth Module 3 coach. Please call Steve Liddiard on (O7472) 488747 or E-Mail charlielidd@sky.com (18th April).

Chelmsford City YFC: Our Eastern Junior Alliance sides will soon be hosting their 2017/18 season open training at Melbourne Park 3G, Salerno Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2EH. The dates and times are as follows: Under 13s - 3rd June (10:00am-12:00pm) and 10th June (10:00am-12:00pm), Under 14s - 3rd June (12:00-2:00pm) and 10th June (12:00-2:00pm), Under 15s - 4th June (10:00am-12:00pm) and 11th June (10:00am-12:00pm), Under 16s - 4th June (12:00-2:00pm) and 11th June (12:00-2:00pm), Under 17s - 17th June (10:00am-12:00pm) and 18th June (10:00am-12:00pm), Under 18s - 17th June (12:00-2:00pm) and 18th June (12:00-2:00pm). Individuals must first apply by E-Mail to ccfcejatrials@gmail.com. The E-Mail must state the following: age group applying for, date of birth, school year, current club, preferred playing position, brief playing history and contact telephone number (18th April).

Upminster Park Rovers Under 12s: We’re and FA Charter Standard club looking for outfield players and a goalie for the 2017/18 season. Midweek and Saturday training, with Chelmsford Youth League games on Sundays. Please contact James Donovan via (07860) 807913 for further details (18th April).

Brandon Groves Under 12s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for six new players for our Chelmsford Youth League squad. We’re a new team at this level. Training is on Saturdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm, with matches on Sundays. Please call Darren St Ledger on (01708) 670387 or E-Mail darrenstledger@hotmail.co.uk (17th April).

Heybridge Swifts Under 15s: We are looking for players to join our talented Eastern Junior Alliance squad for next season. We are holding open training sessions and friendly matches at our home ground in Heybridge throughout May. For more information, please contact Ricky via (07876) 172306 or ricky_heybridgeswiftsfc@outlook.com (17th April).

Chelmsford City Under 17s: Our current Under 17s team in the Eastern Junior Alliance are holding open training sessions. If you are interested in attending these sessions, please contact Nathan on ccfc18s@gmail.com (16th April).

Basildon United YFC: We are currently in the process of forming a new youth section to play in the Eastern Junior Alliance. We are looking for players in the Under 13s, 14s and 16s age groups to strengthen our squads. You will be joining an ambitious club who are committed to producing young players to progress into the adult First Team, who currently play in the Essex Senior League. Training is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We’re also working on our FA Charter Standard application. Please call Jon on (07736) 784831 or E-Mail basildonunitedyfc@gmail.com (15th April).

Wivenhoe Tempest Under 11s (Blues): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking to recruit two additional players for next season. We have our own pitches and facilities, and have a history of developing youth football in a well organised and friendly environment. All our managers/coaches are FA Level 1 certified. Players must not be registered with any other Colchester & District Youth League club. Please call J Winstanley on (07703) 200033, E-Mail u11-blues@wtfc.org.uk or visit our website at www.wtfc.org.uk (13th April).

Under 7s Team Wanted: Looking for a team from September where a boy can enjoy his football and develop. He lives in the West Thurrock area of Essex and currently trains on Tuesdays with FA Lidl Skills. If you’re interested, please contact John Morris on (07759) 393004 or E-Mail morro24@talk21.com (13th April).

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) (Under 7s): Based in the Hornchurch/ Rainham area, we are looking for more players in school year two from September 2017 to add to our existing squads. Established in 1968, our FA Charter Standard club has all qualified coaches holding FA, Safeguarding and First Aid certificates. Training is on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with Echo Junior League games on Sundays. For more details, E-Mail emhfcyouth@gmx.co.uk or call Lee (07891) 328899 (11th April).

Tigers Under 9s (Stripes): Our FA Charter Standard club, based in Hornchurch, are looking for four or five new players for next season as we move up from mini-soccer (5v5) to 7v7 within the Echo Junior League. All positions are required. We currently train at Harrow Lodge from 10:30-11:45am. Training will be delivered by an FA-qualified and licensed coach. Please call Dean on (07769) 293602 or E-Mail dean.fenn@ntlworld.com for information (10th April).

Rayleigh Boys Under 11s (Yellows): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for four new players to join our Southend & District Junior League squad. Training is from 10:30am-12:00pm at Rayleigh Leisure Centre. Please call Andy Wright on (07891) 907395 or E-Mail andyjwright@gmail.com (10th April).

Concord Rangers Under 15s: We are a friendly, well established team, part of an FA Charter Standard club, playing in the Premier Division of the Southend & District Junior League. We are looking for three or four players for next season (school year ten in September 2017). All positions will be considered. If you are interested, come and take a look. Training is on Saturday mornings at Waterside Farm Sports Ground, Somnes Avenue, Canvey Island, SS8 9RA. Please call Ian on (07939) 531064 for more information (9th April).

Braintree Town YFC: We will be holding open training sessions for our Eastern Junior Alliance teams for 2017/18 teams on Saturday 29th April, and also on Saturday 6th May. Training will be held at Notley High School, Notley Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1WY. If you are interested in attending a training session then please contact the following managers to show your interest and for confirmation of times: Under 13s, 14s and 15s: Nicky Fitch, fitchnicky@hotmail.com, (07962) 233893; Under 16s: Paul Nicholson, coachnico83@hotmail.com, (07737) 252311; Under 18s: Neil Bell, neilebell@icloud.com, (07468) 458453 (9th April).

Hawkwell Athletic Under 11s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for players to add to our Southend & District Junior League squad. We train at 10:00am at King Edmund School in Vaughan Close, Rochford. We play our home matches at Apex Playing Field, Plumberow Mount Avenue, Hockley, SS5 5AU. Please call Graham Paton on (07948) 274380 or E-Mail ge.paton@googlemail.com (9th April).

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 8s (Eagles): We’re an FA Charter Standard Club based in the Hornchurch/ Rainham area looking for more players in school year three from September 2017 to add to our existing squads. Established in 1968, with all qualified coaches holding FA, Safeguarding and First Aid certificates. Training is at Bretons Outdoor Recreation Centre, Rainham Road, Rainham, RM13 7LP on Wednesdays and Saturdays and our Echo Junior League games are on Sundays. For more details, E-Mail emhfcyouth@gmx.co.uk or call Lee on (07891) 328899 (7th April).

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 11s (Eagles): We're looking for players in school year six in September, in all positions, to strengthen and improve on our current Echo Junior League squad for the 2017/18 season. We are a friendly and welcoming FA Charter Standard club focused on development of our players. We train on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:00am at Bretons Outdoor Recreation Centre, Rainham Road, Rainham, RM13 7LP. If you're interested, and want to come to an open training session, please call or text Dan Farrant on (07539) 349847 or E-Mail daniel.farrant82@gmail.com (7th April).

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 12s (Eagles): We’re an FA Charter Standard Club based in the Hornchurch/ Rainham area looking for more players in school year seven from September 2017 to add to our existing squads. Established in 1968, with all qualified coaches holding FA, Safeguarding and First AId certificates. Training is at Bretons Outdoor Recreation Centre, Rainham Road, Rainham, RM13 7LP on Wednesdays and Saturdays and our Echo Junior League games are on Sundays. For more details, E-Mail emhfcyouth@gmx.co.uk or call Lee on (07891) 328899 (7th April).

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 13s: Our successful Under 12s teams are looking to strengthen their Echo Junior League squads with players in school year eight from September for 2017 as they prepare to play 11v11 football. Players are also needed for the newly-formed Under 13s Team. Players are needed for our teams in the Premier and A/B/C Division teams. Training is on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Rainham, with matches at Bretons Outdoor Centre, also in Rainham. Please call Paul O'Callaghan on (07775) 507095 or E-Mail paul75ocallaghan@gmail.com (7th April).

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 14s: Our successful Under 13s teams are looking to strengthen their Echo Junior League squads with players in school year nine from September for 2017. Players are also needed for the newly-formed Under 14s Team. Players are needed for our teams in the Premier and A/B/C Division teams. Training is on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Rainham, with matches at Bretons Outdoor Centre, also in Rainham. Please contact Danny Shipp on (07930) 318434 or via E-Mail at lee.emhfc@hotmail.co.uk (7th April).

Great Danes Under 18s Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for school year 11, 12 and 13 girls to join our squad which competes towards the top of the Essex County Girls’ League. Training is on Mondays from 8:00-9:00pm. Please call Andrew Mitchell on (07759) 279403 or E-Mail andrew.mitchell@tradition.co.uk (7th April).

Leigh Ramblers Under 15s: We’re looking for players going into school year ten with ambition and desire to join a strong existing Southend & District Junior League Premier Division squad. Training is on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with matches on Sundays. Please call Andy Hanlon on (07860) 426681 or Paul Goddard on (01702) 551836 or E-Mail hanlon_andrew@yahoo.co.uk (7th April).

Ekco Whitecaps Under 14s: We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic players in all outfield positions to improve our strong team for next season in the Southend & District Junior League. Matches are played on Sundays, with new training details TBC. Our team will be back playing in the Premier Division after winning promotion. Also we are previous winners of the League Cup in 2015. Please contact Stevie White if interested via (07943) 289973 or stevie.white57@hotmail.com (6th April).

Rayleigh Boys & Girls Under 9s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and this team will be moving into Under 10s football next season. We would like to take on a new defender who can come in and run the back line of the team. Also, a player who can play in any position who has experience already. We play in the Southend & District Junior Sunday Football League East Division. Training is at Fairview Park, Victoria Road, Rayleigh, with our FA Level 1 qualified coach. Matches are played at Chichester. Please call Matt Wing on (07946) 483058 or E-Mail wing_matt80@yahoo.com (6th April).

United Amateurs Under 15s: We need five or six new players in all positions (especially a goalkeeper) for our Chelmsford Youth League squad. Training is at Britons Playing Fields in Ford Lane, Rainham, RM13 7BB from 9:30am. Please call Thomas on (07960) 783365 or E-Mail unitedamatures@msn.com (4th April).

United Amateurs Under 11s: We need a goalkeeper and two outfield players for our Chelmsford Youth League squad. Training is on Saturday mornings from 9:15am at Britons Playing Fields in Ford Lane, Rainham, RM13 7BB. Please call Thomas on (07960) 783365 or E-Mail unitedamatures@msn.com (4th April).

Romford Borough Youth Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club aiming to strengthen our squad with four or five new players for the forthcoming season to build a team capable of competing to a very good level in the Echo Junior League Premier Division. We're looking for outfield players of all positions, with an emphasis on both fun and a hard work ethic. Great training and match facilities. You need to be in school tear ten from September 2016. Training is every Saturday from 9:00-11:00am at Westlands Playing Fields in Romford, and from 5.30-7:00pm every Thursday (venues vary depending on time of year). Matches are played on Sunday's and our home ground is at Old Parkonians, Redbridge Sports Centre. Please call Darren Bellotti on (07932) 673249 or E-Mail darren.bellotti@sky.com (3rd April).

Great Danes Under 14s (Tigers): We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for seven players to join our squad which competes towards the top of the Chelmsford Youth League. Training is on Mondays from 7:00-8:00pm. Please call Andrew Mitchell on (07759) 279403 or E-Mail andrew.mitchell@tradition.co.uk (3rd April).

Wilvale Rangers Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for four players - full back, central defender, central midfield and striker. Training is on Saturdays from 9:15-10:45am at Chancellor Park, Chancellor Avenue, Chelmsford, CM2 6WS. Matchdays are on Sundays and our home Blackwater & Dengie Youth League matches are also at Chancellor Park. Please call Eliot Saunders on (07584) 080680 or Steve Gray on (07407) 239071 or E-Mail edwoscsrj@yahoo.co.uk (3rd April).

Springfield Under 11s: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking to strengthen our top two sides, who are of a very good standard. We train on Tuesdays and play in the Brentwood Community Football Alliance on Sundays. Please call John Meates on (07899) 907890 or E-Mail john.meates@environtec.com (3rd April).

Romford Borough Youth Under 10s: We are looking for players for the upcoming 2017/18 season, when we progress to Under 11s (school year six) and 9v9 football. We’re an established, friendly team, part of an FA Charter Standard club, with good coaches (FA Level 2 & Coerver Diploma), who’ve created the right environment for young players to develop. Good training facilities (Westlands Playing Fields on Saturday mornings) and home ground at Old Parkonians, which offer one of the better playing surfaces around. Our Echo Junior League matches are on Sundays. If you’re interested in attending training, contact Nick on 07734 391932 or E-Mail izit72@googlemail.com (3rd April).

East Thurrock United Under 13s: We are forming an Eastern Junior Alliance squad for next season (2017/18). We are looking for a defender and a striker (current school year seven) to complete and enhance our 16-player squad. You will be joining an ambitious club as the adult First Team plays in the Vanarama National League South. We are currently training between 7:00-8:00pm on Friday evenings at Lakeside Sports Ground, Arterial Road (A1306), West Thurrock, RM16 6DN. If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity, please call John Morris on (07759) 393004 or E-Mail morro24@talk21.com (1st April).

Brandon Groves Under 12s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Team Manager/Coach for our Chelmsford Youth League squad. An FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate is preferred, but training can be given. You’ll coach training sessions on Saturday mornings and manage matchdays on Sunday mornings. Our website can be found at www.clubwebsite.co.uk/brandongrovesafc2015. Please call Darren St Ledger on (07519) 732056 or E-Mail darrenstledger@hotmail.co.uk (31st March).

C & K Basildon Girls FC: FA Women's Premier League side C&K Basildon Ladies are launching a new youth setup for the 2017/18 season. This exciting opportunity offers a clear pathway into a high standard of women's football from the age of 16. We are actively seeking players for the following age groups: Under 10s, 12s, 14s, 15s and 16s. For more information, please contact ckbasildonyouth@gmail.com (30th March).

Forest Glade Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for five players in any outfield position to join our newly-formed team. We have excellent club facilities and offer a great environment to enjoy and improve your football. Training is on Saturday mornings from 9:15-10:45am at Forest Glade, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD. Southend & District Junior League matches will be played on Sundays, with home games at Barleylands. Please call Chris Hicks on (07956) 328891 or E-Mail chris.hicks@robertwalters.com (26th March).

Chelmsford City Under 17s: Players are urgently required for this season. Training is on Friday evenings at the Melbourne Park 3G and matches are played on Sundays. If you are interested, please contact Stacey on (07725) 112374 or Kevin on (07990) 922191 (26th March).

Chelmsford City Under 14s: Our current Under 14s in the Eastern Junior Alliance are holding open training sessions. If you are interested in attending these sessions, please contact Elliot on (07969) 887880 (26th March).

Hannakins Farm Under 10s (Blacks): We are an FA Charter Standard club who are looking for experienced players to strengthen our squad for the 2017/18 season, as we move to Under 11s and from 7v7 to 9v9. We are currently playing in Division One of the Brentwood Community Football Alliance on Sundays. Training takes place on Thursday evenings at our ground in Billericay and on our own Astroturf facilities during the winter. We are shortly installing a brand new 3G pitch. Contact Manager, David Harvey, on (07442) 505815 or E-Mail david.harvey@xafinityconsulting.com for more details (24th March).

Stanway Rovers Under 13s (Greens): As we enter our first season of Eastern Junior Alliance football, we are looking for up to four players to strengthen and complement our current squad. We have no preference on positions as we hope to find technically capable, universal players who can play the game to a high standard, not play the position. Interested players should be hard-working, dedicated to their game, their team and their team mates. Training will be delivered by an FA-qualified and licensed coach who has over ten years of experience. We will be holding an open training session on Saturday 22nd April between 12:00-1:30pm at Spring Lane, Colchester, CO3 4AZ. For more information, or to discuss, please contact Matt Binks via (07557) 144661 or matt.binks@hotmail.co.uk (22nd March).

Beech United Under 13s: Our FA Charter Standard club is looking for a goalkeeper in current school year eight for next season (2017/18 school year nine). We currently play in Division ‘D’ of the Southend & District Junior League and are looking to get promoted into Division ‘C’. We have a great group of lads and we have really kicked on this season. If interested, or if you require more information, please get in touch. We currently train from 10:30am-12:00pm at the Basildon Lower Academy every Saturday. Please contact Des on (07730) 264106 or Andrew via (07794) 939786 or aeinchcomb@hotmail.co.uk (21st March).

Corinthians Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for three or four new players to join our Southend & District Junior League Division ‘C’ team. We train from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturdays in Southend, with matches in South Essex. Please call Richard Brenkley on (07736) 052169 or E-Mail richard@corinthiansfootball.club (21st March).

Corinthians Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for three or four new players to add to our Southend & District Junior League Division ‘B’ squad. Training is from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturdays on Canvey Island, with matches in South Essex. Please call Scott Faulkner on (07956) 568110 or E-Mail scottiepf@me.com or scott@corinthiansfootball.club (21st March).

Canvey Island Under 12s (Blues): We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for one or two players to join our Southend & District Junior League squad. Training is on Tuesday evenings, with matches on Sundays. Please call Matthew Walker on (07981) 840642 or E-Mail mw1982@sky.com (20th March).

Feering Falcons Under 10s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for four new players for our Colchester & District Youth League squad. Training is on Saturday mornings from 8:45-10:15am at Kelvedon Playing Fields. Matches are played on Sundays. Our season runs from September to May, with a winter break in January. Please call Adam McInnes on (07796) 637181 or E-Mail awmaf@hotmail.com (20th March).

Heybridge Swifts Under 18s: Our Eastern Junior Alliance squad are looking to recruit players for the 2017/18 season. Under 17s (currently under 16s) are also welcome to apply and play up a year. We will be running open training sessions at the 3G training pitch at Plume School, Maldon, on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm. For more information, please contact Richard Chapman via (07990) 565336 or richard_chapman@talk21.com (20th March).

Lee Chapel Under 9s (Lions): We are looking to bring in two new outfield players in order to enhance our already strong, but very friendly, squad ready for the transition to 7v7 mini-soccer next season. Players should be in school year three currently (year four from September 2017) and it would be preferable if players have already experienced playing "team" football. Training is every Saturday from 9:00-10:00am at Lee Chapel Primary School in Basildon, with games being played on Sundays at various times. We are looking to enter several 7v7 tournaments over the summer which would be a great opportunity for new players to settle in before the new season starts. For more information, please call Darren Harris on (07823) 324226 or E-Mail trags2002@hotmail.co.uk (20th March).

AFC Hornchurch Under 14s: Our Eastern Junior Alliance squad for season 2017/18 are staging open training. To attend, please call Scott on (07862) 704954 (19th March).

Hambro Colts Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for four players to join our Southend & District Junior Sunday Football League ‘D’ Division squad. Training is at Rawreth Lane, with matches at Rocheway. Please call Stuart Skillett on (07983) 648015 or E-Mail sps.hambsro@btinternet.com (14th March).

Catholic United Minors Under 13s (East): Our FA Charter Standard club needs three outfield players in current school year seven in preparation for next season (2017/18, school years eight or nine). We currently play in Division ‘D’ of the Southend & District Junior League. We like to play good, passing, attacking football. If you’re interested in coming to training, or want more details, please get in touch. We train on Saturdays from 9:30-11:00am at St Thomas More High School in Westcliff-on-Sea. Please call Stephen Pier on (07948) 796048 or E-Mail spier149@gmail.com (14th March).

Ridgeway Rovers Under 12s: We’re an FA Charter Standard Development Club (Club of the Year 2016) and we’re launching a new side within this age group as well as adding new players to the existing Echo Junior League squad. The current squad is coached by an experienced FA Youth Module 3 Coach (and FA Coach Mentor) and the club’s emphasis is on player development and continuing coach education. All our coaches are a minimum FA Level 1 accredited with completed CRCs. Training is on Tuesday nights and Sunday Mornings on a 3G pitch. It’s a great opportunity to join an expanding club and develop your child as players and young people. In order to arrange to attend open training for the squads, contact Jason via (07903) 745126 or ridgewayjay1@gmail.com (13th March).

Ridgeway Rovers Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard Development Club (Club of the Year 2016) and we would like to launch a new side within this age group in addition to the existing squad. The current squad is coached and managed by an experienced FA Level 2 and Youth Module 2 coach with the emphasis on player development. All our coaches are a minimum FA Level 1 accredited and are CRC checked. It is a great opportunity to join an expanding club and develop your child as players and young people. Training is on Wednesday nights, with Echo Junior League matches on Sunday mornings. In order to arrange to attend open training with the squad, contact Mo via (07469) 958171 or u16sassistant@gmail.com (13th March).

Great Danes Under 10s (Lions): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for three additional players as we move from 7v7 to 9v9 next season. Our philosophy is around player development - our game is based on passing and moving. All players get the same around of game time outfield. Our parents are a good bunch who help each other and the team out and have organised events for players outside of football, even with occasional parents night out. Coach currently completing FA Level 2 with a very experienced Assistant Coach. We play in the Brentwood Community Football Alliance Brisbane Division. Training is on Thursdays from 7:00pm at Sawyers Hall Lane in Brentwood this season (next season TBC), with matches on Sunday mornings. Please call Mike Jones on (07736) 050937 or E-Mail mickeyjones13@btinternet.com (11th March).

Catholic United Minors Under 13s (East): Our FA Charter Standard club needs three outfield players in current school year eight in preparation for next season (2017/18, school years eight or nine). We currently play in Division ‘B’ of the Southend & District Junior League and are looking to get promoted. We are a team in progression, having back-to-back promotions. We like to play good, passing, attacking football. If you’re interested in coming to training, or want more details, please get in touch. We train on Saturdays from 9:30-11:00am at St Thomas More High School, Westcliff-on-Sea. Please call John Kelly on (07737) 220230 or E-Mail johnkellycatholic@gmail.com (9th March).

Layer Colts Under 13s Girls: We are an FA Charter Standard club looking for girls currently in school year eight to join our Development Squad with a view to growing this team to play competitive matches next season. All abilities welcome. No previous experience required, just an interest and desire to learn, play football, make new friends and have fun! All our female and male coaches are FA-qualified and CRC-checked. We are a friendly club, established 13 years ago, who have excellent home facilities as a result of our partnership with the University of Essex. We have twelve mixed/boys teams and currently two competitive girls' sides in the Essex County Girls' League at Under 12s and 15s. We are looking to grow the girls game at our club and extend the enjoyment of playing a team sport to a wider age group. We currently train from 10:30am-12:00 noon on Saturdays at the University of Essex's Astro pitch. If you are interested in finding out more, or would like to come along and give it a try (free of charge and without obligation), please contact Philippa at secretary@layercoltsyfc.co.uk or on (07796) 693676 (8th March).

Langdon United YFC: We are looking for players currently in year one of school. Training takes place on Saturdays from 11:30am-12:30pm. If interested, please call Adam Gomes on (07956) 029392 (7th March).

FC Clacton Under 9s: Our FA Charter Standard Community Club needs three or four new players as we move up to seven-a-side next season in the Colchester & District Youth League. Please call Gavin Leggett on (07495) 523243 or E-Mail gavala85@googlemail.com (7th March).

Hawkwell Athletic Under 11s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for three players to add to our Southend & District Junior League squad. We train at 10:00am at King Edmund School in Vaughan Close, Rochford. We play our home matches at Apex Playing Field, Plumberow Mount Avenue, Hockley, SS5 5AU. Please call Graham Paton on (07948) 274380 or E-Mail ge.paton@googlemail.com (2nd March).

Hutton Under 10s (Yellows): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for outfield players for next season to strengthen and improve our squad (current school year five). We are a friendly, improving team who currently play in the Brentwood Community Football Alliance Brisbane Division. Training is on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15pm with two FA Level 2 qualified coaches on the excellent 3G surface at Shenfield School, with matches on Sunday mornings. Please call Russell Penn on (07980) 614222 or E-Mail russellpenn1@yahoo.co.uk (1st March).

Rayleigh Boys & Girls Under 10s (Pumas): We are an FA Charter Standard Community Club with our own excellent facilities between Wickford and Rayleigh. We’re moving to nine-a-side football in the next school year (current year five) and we’re looking for two or three players for our Pumas side, preferably one striker. We sit in the middle of the ability ranges of the Rayleigh FC Under 10 age group and play on Sundays in the South-East Essex Primary Mini-Soccer League. Our Under 10s coaches are both FA Level 1 qualified. Training is at Fairview Park, Victoria Road, Rayleigh. If you are interested in learning more, or joining us for a training session, either call Steve Huxtable on (07711) 068105 or E-Mail hux19@yahoo.co.uk (1st March).

Runwell Sports Under 17s (Blues): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for some additional players for next season. All positions considered. We currently train on Wednesdays, midweek (floodlit), and Saturday mornings, with Sunday league games in the Southend & District Junior League. Our Head Coach is fully qualified, with FA Levels 1 and 2 and FA Youth Modules 1-3, with the latest CRC and safeguarding checks in place. Our adult men’s teams currently play a high standard of football within the ProKit UK Essex Olympian League. Come and join a growing and forward-looking, friendly football club with great clubhouse facilities. For further details, please call David on (07960) 999080 or E-Mail spiceboy@blueyonder.co.uk or, alternatively, try Ray on (07813) 686192 (1st March).

East Thurrock United Under 13s: We are forming a quality Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) squad for next season (2017/18). We are looking for a defender and a right-sided midfielder/striker (current school year seven) to complete and enhance our 16-player squad. You will be joining an ambitious club as the adult First Team plays in the Vanarama National League South. We are currently training between 7:00-8:00pm on Friday evenings at Lakeside Sports Ground, Arterial Road (A1306), West Thurrock, RM16 6DN. If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity, please call John Morris on (07759) 393004 or E-Mail morro24@talk21.com (1st March).

Elite Colts Under 8s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for one to five new players for our Chelmsford Youth League squad. Training is on Mondays from 7:00-8:00pm and matches are on Saturdays. Please call Ben Gibbons on (07946) 156514 or E-Mail bengibbons@sdsamuels.co.uk (28th February).

Rayleigh Girls FC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for Under 10s, 11s, 12s and 13s players of all abilities to join our Essex County Girls’ League squad. Training is every Saturday morning at Fairview Park, Rayleigh, from 10:00am. Please call Lee Agus on (07736) 948613 or E-Mail laagus68@gmail.com (28th February).

Chelmsford City Under 17s: Players are urgently required for this season. Training is on Friday evenings at the Melbourne Park 3G and matches are played on Sundays. If you are interested, please contact Stacey on (07725) 112374 or Kevin on (07990) 922191 (28th February).

Hawkwell Athletic Under 10s (Whites): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for three players to join our South-East Essex Primary Mini-Soccer League North Division squad. Training is on Saturday mornings at King Edmund School, Ashingdon. Games are Sunday mornings at Apex, Hockley. Please call Barry Rainger on (07443) 460601 or E-Mail barryrainger@yahoo.co.uk (27th February).

Chelmsford City Under 12s (Whites): Our well-established and excitingly developing football team (Under 13s in 2017/18), part of an FA Charter Standard club, are looking for five players that can make a difference to our squad. Currently in year seven at school. Most of the boys have been together since day one, and we have a work hard, good fun, and enjoy football ethos! We are looking to add players to bolster and enhance our established squad and push them to the next level at 11v11. We train at Melbourne 3G on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm and play in the Chelmsford Youth League on Sundays (and 'some' Saturdays). Coaches are experienced and fully qualified at either FA Level 1 or Level 2. Please contact Matt Oates or Paul Dowles via (07917) 118805 or matt_o@btinternet.com if you are interested in being a part of our fantastic squad of players and parents! (27th February)

Elite Colts Under 12s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for three players to add to our Chelmsford Youth League squad. Training is on Tuesday evenings, plus every other Saturday. Matches are on Sundays. Please call Matt Kelly on (07932) 690355 or E-Mail mkelly@mofo.com (27th February).

Hawkwell Athletic Blues Under 10s: We are an FA Charter Standard Community Club looking for players (in year five at school presently, being in year six for September 2017) in all positions to strengthen and improve on our current squad. The strongest of three Hawkwell teams in our age group, we train on Saturday mornings from 9:00am at King Edmund Primary School, which with grass and Astroturf facilities for year-round training. We play in the South-East Primary Essex Primary Mini-Soccer League Central Division. As we’re now making preparations for 9v9 next season, we are looking for several players to add to our squad size. We are a well-established team who are committed to player development and progression in a fun atmosphere. If interested, please call Shahid Chaudhri on (07973) 828154 or E-Mail shads1973@yahoo.co.uk (20th February).

Sporting 77 Under 15s: Our team within an FA Charter Standard club (currently Under 14s) needs around 13 new players as we are trying to get our team established again. A number of our players went to academies this season, so we need new players to get the team going again. Our Blackwater & Dengie Youth League matches on Sundays at Bocking Sports Ground, Braintree, CM7 5JY. Please call Richard Schluter on (07398) 258778 or E-Mail richierich107@hotmail.co.uk (19th February).

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 14s (Falcons): We require a goalkeeper and two or three outfield players for our Echo Junior League ‘A’ Division squad. An FA Charter Standard club, EMH have been in existence in the Hornchurch/Rainham area since 1968. We train on Wednesday nights on the Astroturf at Brittons, and on Saturdays at Bretons. Matches are also at Bretons. Coaching is undertaken by FA Level 2-licensed coaches. Please call Tim Punter on (07854) 238140 or E-Mail timpunter@tiscali.co.uk (16th February).

Leigh Ramblers Under 14s Girls (Blues): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a striker, a midfielder and two defenders to join our Essex County Girls’ League squad for the 2017/18 season. We move to eleven-a-side next season and are looking to add strong players to the current successful squad. We train at PlayFootball Southend on Friday evenings and also midweek in Eastwood or Leigh, depending on the time of year, on 3G or grass. Please call Will Brogan on (07949) 219933 or E-Mail willbrogan@hotmail.com (14th February).

Bowers & Pitsea YFC: Our Eastern Junior Alliance project is starting and we are looking for Under 13s for the 2017/18 season. Anyone looking to push themselves should ring Joe on (07845) 176666 (10th February).

Heybridge Swifts Under 13s: Our Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) team is looking to strengthen their current squad ready for 2017/18 season (Under 14s). We will be running open training sessions in February and March at the 3G training pitch at Moulsham School, Great Baddow, CM2 9ES, on Friday evenings from 7:30-8:45pm. For more information, or to confirm a place, please contact Steve Cornwell via (07543) 927255 or stevencornwell@outlook.com or Terry Austin via (07957) 124962 or terry.austin@express.co.uk (8th February).

Heybridge Swifts Under 16s: Our Eastern Junior Alliance squad are looking for one or two more players to improve our strong squad. All our coaches are fully FA-qualified and we pride ourselves in our approach to coaching football. If you are interested in coming to open training, please call Richard on (07990) 565336 or E-Mail richard_chapman@talk21.com (6th February).

Chelmsford City YFC: Our current Under 12s and 13s in the Eastern Junior Alliance are holding open training sessions in February and March. If you are interested in attending these sessions, please contact Paul Duhig on (07931) 998675 (2nd February).

Stones Athletic YFC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and we require players of all abilities to join our proposed Blackwater & Dengie Youth League teams for next season’s Under 7s age group (school year two as of September 2017). If you would like to come and join a fun and friendly side then we want to hear from you. Training is on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00am at Seymour Fields, Ingatestone, CM4 0HH. All our coaches are FA-accredited and CRB-checked and we follow the safeguarding and Respect programmes as set out by The FA. Please call Luke Evans on (07508) 463919 or E-Mail luke9779@hotmail.com (31st January).

Hutton Girls FC: We are now actively recruiting school year two, three and four girls. Everyone is welcome, experienced or not. The aim is to form an Under 9s side to play some friendlies this season, and potentially enter a league the following year. Your daughter can just train, and play if or when they want to. We've had considerable success over the past few years, but we're not pushy. Enjoyment of the game will always come first. Training is every Saturday morning on the grass at Shenfield School, 10:15-11:45am. Just turn-up and ask for Rob, Mick, Paul, Reece or Evie. But please make sure your daughter is wearing appropriate footwear, and shin pads are a must. For more details, E-Mail girlssecretary@huttonfc.com (28th January).

Hannakins Farm FC/Queens Park (Hannakins) FC: We have one, possibly two vacancies for full teams to come and join our club for next season. Excellent facilities and access to an Astroturf pitch (private hire from our landlords). The league the teams will play in is yet to be discussed, but training will be on Sunday mornings at 10:30am. Any interested parties should contact Dianne Haigh for further details via (01268) 287486 or sec.hffc@gmail.com (25th January).

Hedinghams United Under 11s Girls: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for girls in school years four or five to join our new team for 2017/18. If you're interested, please call Steve Parsons on (07449) 753692 or E-Mail stephenparsons.sp@gmail.com (25th January).

Corringham Cosmos Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for more players in various positions in school year eight as we move on to play 11v11 football in the Southend & District Junior League. Training is on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings (on 3G in winter). Matches are on Sundays at Gable Hall school. All training is run by FA-trained, qualified coaches with up-to-date CRCs. All players are encouraged to express themselves by playing attractive, passing football. Please call Don French on (07714) 333632 or E-Mail secretary@corringhamcosmos.com (18th January).

Silver End Under 13s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for two or more players for our team for the 2017/18 season in the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League. Training is on Saturdays, with Sunday matches. Please call Dave Razzell on (07736) 586535 or E-Mail davidrazzell@hotmail.com (17th January).

Stanway Rovers Under 10s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper for our Colchester & District Youth League squad. Training is on Saturday mornings, with matches on Sundays. We’re making preparations for 9v9 next season. We are a well-established team who are committed to player development and progression in a fun atmosphere. Please call Ian Foster on (07516) 456750 or E-Mail buff.foster@btinternet.com (15th January).

Tigers Under 12s Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and our Essex County Girls’ League squad needs eight more players. Training is on Saturday mornings, with Sunday matches. Please call Shane Windess on (07702) 036109 or E-Mail s.windess3@hotmail.co.uk (15th January).

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 7s (Eagles): Based in the Hornchurch/Rainham area, our FA Charter Standard club are looking for more players to add to our existing squads. Established in 1968, all our qualified coaches hold FA, Safeguarding and First Aid certificates. Training is on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Bretons Outdoor Recreation Centre, Rainham Road, Rainham, RM13 7LP and our Echo Junior League games are on Sundays. For more details, E-Mail emhfcyouth@gmx.co.uk or call Lee on (07891) 328899 (13th January).

Leigh Ramblers Under 11s (Blues): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for one, possibly two, new players for our Southend & District Junior League squad. We train and play in a positive environment which helps players develop technical and decision-making skills as well as giving players the opportunity to play in various positions. We include Futsal training/competitions as an integral part of the team’s development. Although we have been a successful team for the past few seasons, we prioritise enjoyment and full participation ahead of a ‘win at all costs’ mentality and base our footballing philosophy on passing, possession and playing attractive football. If your child has had enough of being shouted at on a football pitch and wants to play at a good standard (we are a top division team), with a fully supportive group of coaches and parents, then this is the team to join. Training is on Saturday mornings, with matches on Sundays. Please contact Stuart Meyrick via (07412) 755554 or stuart_meyrick@yahoo.com. Alternatively, try Matt Searle on (07590) 404205 or at matthew.searle388@gmail.com (13th January).

Springfield Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper for our Chelmsford Youth League Division One team. Training is on Tuesday evenings on the 3G pitch at Moulsham School from 8:00-9:00pm. Matchdays are Sundays. Please call Gary Simms on (07957) 765891 or E-Mail garys.bellwayhomes@gmail.com (11th January).

Leigh Rockets Under 11s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a player to join our Southend & District Junior League squad. Training is on Saturday mornings, with matches on Sundays. Please call Dean Waites on (07990) 773190 or E-Mail dean.waites@gmail.com (11th January).

Chelmsford City YFC: We are currently looking for additional players in the Under 12s, 14s and 17s age groups. If you are interested, please E-Mail info@ccyfc.com or call: Under 12s – Gary Kay (07982) 818584, Under 14s – Jim Palmer (07920) 194595, Under 17s – Stacey Ellis (07725) 112374 (11th January).

Essex Comets Under 7s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a goalkeeper for our Thundermite Youth League squad. We train on Saturdays, with matches on Sundays, and we have links to West Ham United FC. Please call Billy Porter on (07706) 585024 or E-Mail billy_porter2003@msn.com (10th January).

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 10s (Eagles): We are an FA Charter Standard club looking for players (in year five at school) in all positions to strengthen and improve on our current Echo Junior League squad. We are a friendly and welcoming club focused on the development of our players. We train on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:00am at Bretons Outdoor Recreation Centre in Rainham Road, Rainham, RM13 7LP. If you’re interested, and want to come to an open training session, please call or text Dan Farrant on (07539) 349847 or E-Mail daniel.farrant82@gmail.com (10th January).

Upminster Park Rovers Under 17s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club seeking two strong and versatile outfield players to join our positive, friendly Chelmsford Youth League Division Two squad. Training is on Tuesdays (floodlit) and matches are on Sundays in Upminster. Our coaches are FA-qualified and CRC-checked. Please call Stuart Costin on (07811) 963425 or E-Mail stuart.costin@btinternet.com (5th January).

Nazeing Youth FC: We are a small, family-orientated club and we’re trying to grow the number of players in the club with three new faces for each of our Under 7s, 8s and 10s age groups. I (Paul Bray) am currently doing my FA Level 2 coaching course and I coach the Under 7s and 8s. Training is on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm at Broxbourne, with Mid Herts Rural Minors League games on Saturdays at Bumbles Green, Nazeing. Please call Paul Bray on (07805) 324127 or E-Mail secretary@nazeingyouthfc.co.uk (4th January).

East Thurrock United Under 13s: We are forming an Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) squad for 2017/18. We are looking for players in current school year seven to complement our existing squad. You will be joining an ambitious club as the adult First Team plays in the Vanarama National League South. EJA and cup matches, plus training, will be held at Lakeside Sports Ground, Arterial Road (A1306), West Thurrock, RM16 6DN. We will be looking to start training from early February. If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity, please call John Morris on (07759) 393004 or E-Mail morro24@talk21.com (3rd January).

Chelmsford City Under 15s: We’re a successful side, part of an FA Charter Standard Club, currently sit top of the Chelmsford Youth League Division Two looking to add one or two defensive players to our squad who are ambitious and want to develop under experienced, fully FA-qualified coaches. Training is on Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:00pm on a 3G pitch, with matches on Sundays. Please call Rob Moore on (07584) 095354 or E-Mail rob-moore@hotmail.co.uk (19th December).

Shield Academy Under 7s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club currently looking for a goalkeeper in school year two. We have a dedicated and well-respected Goalkeeper Coach who does ‘keeper-specific drills with all our goalkeepers every week. Training is on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00am, with Echo Junior League Cedar Division matches on Sundays. Our club’s website is at www.shieldacademy.co.uk. Call Alf Dickinson on (07956) 336693 or William Doy on (07581) 184979 or E-Mail dickinson.training@yahoo.co.uk (11th December).

Academy Soccer Under 10s (Lions): We require a goal keeper and one other player for the strongest of our three Under 10s teams. We play mainly other Lions/Tigers-level teams in the South-East Essex Primary Mini-Soccer League. We are totally focused on the development of our players, with near on 100% retention of all our players which has seen us grow to three teams this season. Academy Soccer are an FA Charter Standard Community Club with our own excellent facilities between Wickford and Rayleigh. We also have use of an Astroturf pitch for training when the weather does not permit training on grass. Training is at The Warren, Old London Road, Rawreth. Our Under 10s Coach is FA Level 2 qualified, has FA Youth Modules 1 and 2 and is personally mentored by the Essex County FA. If you are interested in learning more or joining us for a training session either call Greg Hall on (07966) 446565 or E-Mail greg.hall@academysoccer.co.uk (6th December).

Great Wakering Colts Under 13s: We play in the Premier Division of the Southend & District Junior League and are a strong side progressing to Eastern Junior Alliance football at the end of the season with Great Wakering Rovers. We are looking for an attacking player/striker to join our great squad. Training is on Saturday mornings at Great Wakering Rovers FC from 9:00-10:30am. Please call John Galley on (07879) 616885 or E-Mail john.galley2@btinternet.com (5th December).

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