Squad Booster: Get Signed-Up For 2017/18!

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2017/18 is coming alive as clubs prepare for a brand new campaign, meaning our online 'Squad Booster' platform is frantically publishing appeals for new players and volunteers.

New classified adverts appearing on www.essexfa.com all the time with the aim of pairing individuals with local grassroots teams. Squad Booster features hundreds of vacancies, with an additional presence on Twitter via the #SquadBooster hashtag, which is being used by Essex clubs searching for new faces to bolster their numbers.

All levels and age groups, male and female, use the popular web pages which contain classified adverts where clubs are appealing for players, managers, coaches and administrators. Once a form is returned to info@essexfa.com, an entry is created and published in the appropriate category of the portal. That team's local Football Development Officers are also kept informed.

In addition, each month a digest of all the latest adverts is collated and placed on our home page and promoted on Twitter (@EssexCountyFA) and Facebook (EssexFootball). These adverts are then sent to 200+ media contacts around the county and publicised with individual tweets and Facebook updates later that month.

Are you a player or volunteer looking for a team? Is your club short of players or volunteers? A form is available below so you can advertise your requirements in front of thousands of people who may be able to help. Adverts are also shared on Twitter @EssexCountyFA using the #SquadBooster hashtag, and at 'EssexFootball' on Facebook.

Adult Teams

Brentwood Eagles FC: We need three or four new players, including a new goalkeeper as the current one is stepping down this season. We are currently planning new training sessions. Our Brentwood Sunday League matches are on Sunday mornings, kicking-off at 10:30am. Our home games are played at Blackmore Sports & Social Club, with access to changing rooms, showers and bar. Please call Gary Hayes on (07973) 414443 or E-Mail brentwoodeaglesfc@gmail.com.

Witham Swan FC: We need new defenders, midfielders and strikers for our Braintree & North Essex Sunday League squad. Please call Gavin Wendholt on (07725) 128893 or E-Mail wendholtgm@hotmail.com.

Southend Manor Under 21s: We are looking for players in all positions to try out for our Under 21s Team who play in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian League Under 21s Division. Pre-season training is every Tuesday and Thursday night and Saturday afternoons at Southchurch Park. We are a Step 5 club and we're hoping to progress players through to our Reserves and First Team. You need to be over 16. Matches are played at Ford's in Basildon. If interested, please contact Robert Hutchings-Spiller via (07947) 303032 or hutchingsspiller.robert@yahoo.com.

Southend Collegians FC: We are looking for a goalkeeper for the coming season. We are in the Sceptre Sunday League Division Five and play our home games at the Len Forge Centre in Southend. If interested, please contact Dan Phillips on (07793) 139601 or E-Mail delboymandan@yahoo.co.uk.

Wickford Town Ladies FC: We are a friendly FA Charter Standard Club with great training facilities, experienced coaches and separate goalkeeping coaches. We're looking for several players for all positions to join our Essex County Women's League squad. Training is on Tuesday evenings, 7:30pm start at Wickford Town FC, Bartlett Park, Southend Road, SS11 8RZ. Matches are on Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm. Home games are played at Table House, Wickford Memorial Park. Please call Jill on (07887) 676977 or E-Mail wickfordtownlfc@outlook.com for details.

Braintree Iron FC: Our Braintree & North Essex Sunday League Premier Division squad is looking for a goalkeeper. Please call Paul Morris on (07866) 250838 or E-Mail mozzpaul@hotmail.co.uk.

Valley Green Ladies FC: We are a Witham-based team playing in the Essex County Women's League Division One next season, and we're looking for players. Whether you're an experienced player looking for a regular game or haven't played for a while, come and join us. We train on Thursday nights, with matches on Sunday afternoons. Please call Mark on (07702) 321163 or E-Mail marklacey1@hotmail.co.uk.

Fryerns Bunch FC: We need a few players in many positions to join our Basildon & District Sunday League Division One squad. We have Sunday morning 10:30am kick-offs from September through to April. Training and friendlies pre-season are on Sunday mornings. During the season is currently TBC. We're on Twitter @bunchufc and we're also on Facebook. Please call Andy Bennett on (07515) 426344 or E-Mail bunchunited@hotmail.com.

Newtown Rovers FC: We're a Colchester & District Sunday League Division One team on the lookout for new players for the 2017/18 season. New players in all positions welcome, whether you're looking to get into (or back into!) regular football or even a bit of extra fitness with a friendly team. We train on Wednesday evening's from 7:30-9:00pm at TLA School in Colchester and matches are played on Sunday mornings in and around the Colchester area. If you're interested, please contact Jason on (07868) 438264 or Alex via alexhales87@hotmail.co.uk.

Hawkwell Athletic Ladies FC: We're an FA Charter Standard Community Club looking for a goalkeeper and outfield players to join our newly-formed Essex County Women's League squad. Training is on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00pm at Clements Hall Playing Field. Matches are on Sundays at 2:00pm at Apex Playing Fields, off Plumberow Mount Avenue. Please call Tracy Rodd on (07968) 733787 or E-Mail tracy.rodd@gmail.com for more information.

South Benfleet United FC: We are looking for players in all positions to add to our squad for the coming season. We play in Division Four of the Sceptre Sunday League and our home games are at Cornelius Vermuyden School on Canvey Island. We train on Monday nights at King John School in Benfleet. If interested, please contact Rob Hutchings-Spiller via (07947) 303032 or hutchingsspiller.robert@yahoo.com.

Chalvedon FC: We're an FA Charter Standard club and our developing team are crying out for the stability generated by a regular, confident, solid goalkeeper to allow us to continue our growth and be a key part in the process of meeting our true potential. Our Basildon Sunday League Division One matches are all 10:30am starts on most Sundays from mid-September to the end of May. Training is on Sunday mornings during pre-season. In-season, training is TBC. Please call Mark Phillips on (07834) 854350 or E-Mail mark.f.phillips@blueyonder.co.uk.

Shenfield Association FC: We are looking for players for our veterans squads (over-35s). We currently run two over-35s teams and an over-45s team in the Greene King Essex Veterans League. Matches take place on Saturday afternoons (2:00pm). Our home pitches are located at The Drive, Warley, Brentwood and the clubhouse is located at The Eagle and Child Public House, Shenfield. Commitment from players is usually about 10-20 games during the season. Please call Simon Haynes on (07880) 792264 or John Henderson on (07879) 445628 or contact us via the club website at www.shenfieldafc.com.

Blackshots Athletic FC: We're an FA Charter Standard club currently training and looking for five new players. All positions will be considered, though we need a centre-back or two, a winger and a striker. Our Thurrock Association Sunday League matches are played on Sunday mornings, with 10:30am kick-offs. Our home pitch is at Palmers College, Grays. Please call Jed Norton on (07795) 326774 or E-Mail norton_jed@yahoo.co.uk.

Galleywood Rangers FC: We're an FA Charter Standard club, based in Chelmsford, and we're looking for two players, a strong and commanding centre-back with good organisational and communication skills and an attacking full-back capable of playing on the right and left. Must be reliable for Wednesday evening training and Sunday morning Pope & Smith Chelmsford Sunday League games. Contact Manager Andrew via text on (07549) 903037 or E-Mail andrewfergus83@yahoo.co.uk.

Leytonstone United FC: We are a well-respected FA Charter Standard Adult Club founded back in 1947. In our 70th anniversary season, we have two teams registered to play in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian League, with our home games being played at the Forest Row Centre, Collier Row. We are particularly keen to attract 18-20-year-olds for our newly-formed Under 21s Team for the 2017/18 season, but open training for both squads will commence in mid-July. If you are interested, please contact Tony Medlock via (07733) 107206 or e-mail t.medlock@btinternet.com.

Billericay Town Ladies FC: There are exciting times ahead as our long-established and successful club look to recruit new players for the forthcoming 2017/18 season. There are positions within our First Team and over 16s Development Squad, creating an excellent, solid pathway into ladies adult football. Can you offer a dedicated, professional attitude? A passion for football and success? A great teamwork ethic? What we offer is an FA Charter Standard club with FA-qualified coaches and in-house physiotherapy. For further details, please contact Dennis via (07817) 238164 or dentomlin@icloud.com.

Wickford & Runwell United FC: We are a well-established club who have recently moved to the Sceptre Sunday League and are under new management. We are currently looking for players in all positions. Pre-season training is at Wickford Memorial Park. All home games are played at St Luke's Park, Wickford, and offer great facilities and bar use after games. Please contact Scott for more details via (07477) 673461 or glenn@localplumber-uk.com or call Glenn on (07774) 316815.

Barnston AFC: Looking to make your first steps into adult football? Tired of reserve football? We're an ambitious, FA Charter Standard club, under new management, looking for committed, hungry footballers who are keen to progress within a good set-up. Training is twice a week, and we have open training. We play in the Andreas Carter Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier Division. E-Mail Neil Bell at neilebell@icloud.com to find out more.

Coppice Row FC: We're looking for reliable, committed players for the 2017/18 season. All positions required and all talent levels welcome. We play in the Harlow & District League Division Two. Home games are in Loughton and away games in Harlow and kick-off is always 10:30am. Training TBC, but likely Thursdays. Please contact Tom via twsheen@gmail.com for more info.

Forest Glade Under 21s: We are an FA Charter Standard Community Club looking for three to five new players for our ProKit UK Essex Olympian League Under 21s Division squad. League games are on Saturday afternoons and training is on Thursday evenings. We are based at Barleylands, Billericay, CM11 2UF and offer great club facilities. We are looking for additional players aged 16 to 20 in all positions. We can play two players up to 23 years old and are also looking for a coach to assist Denis Simpson. Please call (07903) 830563 or E-Mail denissimpson@careerlegal.co.uk.

Eastwood Rovers FC: Our team who play in the Southend Sunday League Division Three are looking for players in all positions to strengthen our squad and progress through the league next season, 2017/18. Players must be reliable and committed. We play on Sundays at 10:30am at Oakwood Park in Eastwood. If interested, please contact Sam Lynch either via E-Mail at eastwoodrovers@gmail.com or by calling (07852) 713077.

Brentwood United FC: We are a well-run football club who are now entering our eighth season. We are going to have three teams for the 2017/18 season, two in the County Motor Works Vauxhall Mid Essex League and one in the Essex Alliance League. We are looking to strengthen all teams in all positions and are looking for players to improve the ability of the teams whilst retaining the good atmosphere we have within our squad. Please call Gary Beechey on (07534) 277909 or E-Mail beechball85_1985@hotmail.co.uk.

Youth Teams

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Open training is 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wickford Town Under 15s: Open training for the coming season is held on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm and Saturdays from 9:45-10:45am at Bartlett Park, Southend Road, SS11 8RZ. 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.

Writtle Minors Girls FC: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking to boost our teams for 2017/18. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Open training sessions are 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.

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.

Volunteers

Valiant FC: We are looking for a new secretary. If anyone is interested, please contact Wayne Plowman on (07507) 303556 or E-Mail wayne_plow_man@hotmail.co.uk.

Frenford Clubs: We're seeking a female football coach to lead our Tuesday female-only football project for ages 13+. The sessions run from 5:30-7:00pm. The coach must be FA Level 1 qualified or above. The sessions take place at the Jack Carter Centre, The Drive, Ilford, IG1 3PS. Please call Neal Akhtar on (020) 8518 0992 or E-Mail n.akhtar@frenfordclubs.org.

Essex Senior League: We are currently looking for a Registrations Secretary (or possibly two - as we can split the role between Reserves and Premier Divisions). The minimum criteria, to comply with FA regulations surrounding player registrations, means that someone must be available at the latest (midweek) at 3:45pm, either via E-Mail/phone/home to accept and approve registrations, otherwise unregistered players playing in matches could bring implications for the clubs involved. The person/s would also need to be available in the same manner on Saturday afternoons for the same reason - to comply with the four-hour registration rule. All interested applicants should initially send their football CV to secretary@essexseniorleague.co.uk or call (07939) 850627 for further details.

Galleywood Youth Under 14s (Ospreys): We are also looking for a manager. 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.

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 7s: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for a coach with an FA Level 1 Certificate or above (we will pay for your qualification if required). With a coach in place currently running three Under 7s teams, we are looking for someone to help with these well-organised and well-run teams in the Echo Junior League. Training is on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Rainham. Our matches are on Sundays at Bretons Outdoor Centre. Please call Lee Chilvers on (07891) 328899 or E-Mail lee.emhfc@hotmail.co.uk.

Epping Forest Falcons Under 16s: Our new team is created primarily for the enjoyment of football and the development of players. Last season we established a relationship with other clubs and arranged many additional opportunities for the players, which included matches against, and days at, professional clubs. This season we are looking for a Coach or Assistant Manager with an FA Level 1 Certificate or higher to closely work with the Manager of the team and put together another great development season for the players. We train more and play more than a typical club at our level and have shown that this can develop late bloomers very quickly whilst growing a close-knit team. If you join Epping Forest Falcons you become part of a friendly and well-organised group of volunteers within a club structure that has grassroots progression and partnership options for both the players and the coaches. We train two times a week, usually on Mondays and Wednesdays or Wednesday and Friday evenings. We play in the Echo Junior League 'A' Division on Sundays. Please call Ben Muis on (07882) 726274 or E-Mail info@effalcons.co.uk.

Epping Forest Falcons Under 18s: We are looking for an enthusiastic manager for our Under 18s squad with an FA Level 1 Certificate or higher who can use his/her enthusiasm to keep motivation levels high. Ideally you like the mix of development and enjoyment that the players come to our club for. If you join Epping Forest Falcons you become part of a friendly and well-organised group of volunteers within a club structure that has grassroots progression and partnership options for both the players and the coaches. We train up to two times a week, usually on Mondays and Wednesdays or Wednesday and Friday evenings. We play in the Echo Junior League on Sundays. Please call Ben Muis on (07882) 726274 or E-Mail info@effalcons.co.uk.

Nazeing Youth FC: We need an Under 11s Coach/Manager with an FA Level 1 or 2 Certificate who can also assist with the coaching of all age groups when needed. We have teams in the Under 7s to 11s age groups in the Mid Herts Rural Minors League. Matches are on Saturdays, with training on Wednesdays. Please call Paul Bray on (07805) 324127 or E-Mail secretary@nazeingyouthfc.co.uk.

Southend Manor Under 21s: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for an FA Level 2 or above coach. Interested applicants must be able to commit to training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday matchdays. During the season, we will mostly be training on Thursday evenings as our First Team will have fixtures on Tuesday evenings. All training takes place at Southchurch Park, Southend. The Under 21s will be competing in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian League Under 21s Division and our home pitch is in Basildon. If interested, please contact Robert Hutchings-Spiller via (07947) 303032 or hutchingsspiller.robert@yahoo.com.

Forest Glade Under 21s: We're an FA Charter Standard Community Club looking for a coach with an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate as a minimum, or the desire to take coaching badges. Curious to develop coaching skills further. We are looking for someone self-motivated to assist the Manager in training and on matchdays. We have a young squad and are looking for someone who wants to help build an even stronger team and help integrate our youth players coming through into Under 21s and adult football. Our ProKit UK Essex Olympian League Under 21s Division games are on Saturday afternoons and training is on Thursday evenings. We are based at Barleylands, Billericay, CM11 2UF and offer excellent club facilities. Please call Denis Simpson on (07903) 830563 or E-Mail denissimpson@careerlegal.co.uk.

Heybridge Swifts Under 18s: Our Eastern Junior Alliance squad are looking for an assistant coach for the coming season (2017/18). You need to have an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate as a minimum, with Emergency First Aid and Child Protection Certificates also up-to-date. If you are interested, please call Richard on (07990) 565336 or E-Mail richard_chapman@talk21.com.

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