Squad Booster: Prepare Early for 2017/18!

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For many teams the season may be over, but there are plenty of options for players and volunteers to get involved in grassroots Essex football being advertised via our Squad Booster service.

The online portal aims to pair individuals with local clubs, and Squad Booster currently features hundreds of local vacancies. There’s also a presence on Twitter via the #SquadBooster hashtag used by Essex clubs searching for new faces to bolster their numbers as the campaign prepares to renew for another year.

All levels and age groups, male and female, use the popular web pages which contain hundreds of classified adverts where clubs are appealing for new faces at training, or for 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 online portal.

That team’s local Football Development Officer is also informed and extra Squad Booster adverts can be found using the #SquadBooster hashtag on Twitter. 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).

In addition, the adverts in this digest are sent to 200+ media contacts around the county and publicised with individual tweets and Facebook updates later that month. Squad Booster is also backed by volunteering website Join In, part of the London 2012 Olympic Legacy. Join In encourage more people to get into sport through their own publicity channels (see www.joininuk.org).

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

Galleywood Rangers First Team: We require a goalkeeper. You must be reliable for Wednesday evening training and Sunday morning games in the Chelmsford Invitation League. Anyone interested should please contact Manager, Andrew Fergus, via text on (07549) 903037 or via E-Mail at andrewfergus83@yahoo.co.uk.

May & Baker Eastbrook Community Ladies Under 21s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for twelve players. Training is on Saturdays from 11:00-12:30pm and matches will be on Sundays. Please call Ben Jones on (07904) 918959 or E-Mail benjoness1994@gmail.com.

Lakeside FC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and we need players to strengthen a good Under 21s side and also our men’s team who are in Division Two of the ProKit UK Essex Olympian League. Players in all positions are welcome. We have great facilities at Lakeside, with a 3G pitch to train on as well as playing our games there. We train on Wednesdays from 8:00-10:00pm. We play on Saturday afternoons. Please call Gary Klessa-Smith on (07793) 326398 or E-Mail gklsssmth@blueyonder.co.uk.

Southend Rangers FC: We need as many new players as we can get for our Southend Borough & District Football Combination side. Training is on Thursdays at Eastwoodbury Lane from 6:55-7:55pm. Matchdays are on Saturdays at 2:00pm. Pre-season starts in June. Please call Mike Baker on (07557) 348594 or E-Mail mikeybaker1990@gmail.com.

Club Wanted: 2017/18 full time Vanarama National League academy player seeking men’s club (Essex Senior League or Ryman North or South) to improve game at academy level during pre-season. Also has academy experience. Central-defensive midfielder in the ‘Kante Role’. Based preferably in and around Essex, towards East London. Drop a text to (07450) 544281.

Witham Wanderers FC: We need players for our adult team in Witham and the surrounding areas. Looking for committed players in all positions. I will register the team in the Braintree & North Essex Sunday League once I have enough players. Please call Andy Wright on (07833) 227479 or E-Mail andy.wright84@hotmail.co.uk.

Barking & Dagenham Wanderers FC: Our Essex Sunday Corinthian League Division One squad needs some new players. Pre-season training will start in July at Parsloes Park, Dagenham. We were Essex Sunday Junior Trophy Semi- Finalists this season. Please call Robert Eden on (07961) 239991 or E-Mail fcbardagwanderer@yahoo.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.

United Amateurs Veterans: We need five or six new players in all positions to join our Greene King Essex Veterans League squad. Matches are on Saturday afternoons at Spring Farm (RM13 9XF), 2:00pm kick-offs. Please call Thomas on (07960) 783365 or E-Mail unitedamatures@msn.com.

Galleywood Rangers Second Team: We are looking for players to join for our debut season. The team is based in Chelmsford. Looking for players in all positions. There’s no limit - we’re just looking for the right players. Must be committed. Wednesday evening training and Sunday morning games in the Chelmsford Invitation League. Contact Manager Ewan Simmans via text on (07944) 704901 or via E-Mail at ewansim1@googlemail.com.

Youth Teams

Pegasus Youth Under 16s (Whites) (for 2017/18): 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.

South Woodham Ferrers United Under 14s Girls (for 2017/18): 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 Andy Bishop on (07709) 553514 or E-Mail andy.bishop@swfu.co.uk.

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.

Leigh Ramblers Under 12s (Blacks) (for 2017/18): 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.

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.

Ashingdon Youth Under 13s (for 2017/18): 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tiptree Jobserve Under 15s Girls (for 2017/18): 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.

Intersports Under 9s (Blues) (for 2017/18): 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.

Wickford Town Under 15s (for 2017/18): 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.

Boxted Lodgers Under 15s (for 2017/18): 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.

FC Redwing Under 15s (for 2017/18): 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.

Dunmow United Under 15s (Pythons) (for 2017/18): 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.

Baddow Spartak Under 14s (for 2017/18): 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.

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.

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.

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.

Hutton Under 17s (Reds) (for 2017/18): 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.

Academy Soccer Under 9s (for 2017/18): 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.

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.

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.

Stanway Rovers Under 11s (Blues) (for 2017/18): 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.

Colchester Villa Under 14s (for 2017/18): 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.

Baddow Spartak Under 12s (Cobras) (for 2017/18): 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.

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 (07472) 488747 or E-Mail charlielidd@sky.com.

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.

Upminster Park Rovers Under 12s (for 2017/18): 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.

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.

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.

Heybridge Swifts Under 15s (for 2017/18): 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. For more information, please contact Ricky via (07876) 172306 or ricky_heybridgeswiftsfc@outlook.com.

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.

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.

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.

Under 7s Team Wanted (for 2017/18): 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.

Wickford Town Under 15s: 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 goalkeeper, a left-sided defender 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.

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.

Tigers Under 9s (Stripes) (for 2017/18): 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.

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.

Concord Rangers Under 15s (for 2017/18): 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leigh Ramblers Under 15s (for 2017/18): 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.

Ekco Whitecaps Under 14s (for 2017/18): 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.

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.

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.

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.

Romford Borough Youth Under 15s (for 2017/18): 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.

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.

Wilvale Rangers Under 14s (for 2017/18): 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.

Springfield Under 11s (for 2017/18): 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.

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.

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.

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Tiptree Jobserve Under 15s Girls (for 2017/18): We are an FA Charter Standard Club looking for a Coach/Manager for our 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. Our grassroots club consists of 16 teams of varying age groups & abilities, along with our Tiptree Juniors for three-to-six-year-olds. There is a Level 1, FA-licensed coach with Youth Modules 1 and 2, along with a Coerver Diploma currently in place as interim coach throughout summer training sessions, but a new manager/coach is needed to take the team as they start the new season in September 2017. 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.

United Amateurs Under 16s: We need a coach with previous experience required and at least an FA Level 1 Certificate. You’ll be required to take training sessions and organise and add to your own knowledge. We train on Saturday mornings from 9:30am at Britons Playing Field in Ford Lane, Rainham and play in the Chelmsford Youth League on Sundays. Please call Thomas Chawner on (07960) 783365 or E-Mail unitedamatures@msn.com.

Laindon Orient Reserve Team: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a new Manager. who is Level 1 qualified (minimum, or keen to obtain this), with good people skills and who is able to work closely with the First Team management to create a good working environment. Previous management experience is required. Strong personality required. Must be able to help recruit players (or are currently at a club and have a squad ready to go). We provide all the administration, kits and equipment to enable you to concentrate on managing your side. Training is every Tuesday evening from 8:00-9:30pm and our ProKit UK Essex Olympian League games are at 2:00pm every Saturday afternoon. Please call Neil Blackburn on (07933) 621209 or E-Mail laindonorientfc@live.co.uk.

Catholic United Minors Under 14s (East): We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for an Assistant Coach to help assist the Manager with training duties and matches. Training is on Saturdays from 9:30-11:00am and our Southend & District Junior League matches are on Sundays. Please call John Kelly on (07737) 220230 or E-Mail johnkellycatholic@gmail.com.

White Notley FC Veterans: We need a manager with immediate effect in the Greene King Essex Veterans League. Please call Roger Crane on (07931) 566842 or E-Mail rogcraneref@gmail.com.

Ilford Town YFC: We need coaches who want to gain experience. You need a minimum of an FA Level 1 Certificate. You’ll take training, matchdays and skills training days to coach and manage the team. Training is midweek and Echo Junior League matchdays will be Sundays. Please call Dean Reeves on (07475) 001181 or E-Mail ilfordtown@gmail.com.

Springfield YFC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a football-minded and organised secretary to help organise our Under 7s to 18s age groups. Please call John Meates on (07899) 907890 or E-Mail john.meates@environtec.com.

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