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There are clubs all over Essex appealing for new faces to get involved in a variety of roles, so take a look at the opportunities below and see if there’s anything which appeals to you.
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Essex Comets YFC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Goalkeeping Coach with a minimum of the FA Level 1 in coaching Goalkeepers qualification. You’ll be working with players aged7-14 in our Echo Junior, Thundermite and Chelmsford Youth League squads on Saturdays. Please call (01375) 386008 or E-Mail secretary@essexcometsyfc.co.uk to find out more.

Project 10: We need a coach for our Brentwood Sunday League team. You need a minimum of an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate. Training is on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:00pm, currently at Harrow Lodge Park in Hornchurch. You’ll potentially assist managing the team on Sundays. Please call Stuart Burge on 07516 294241 or E-Mail burge10@hotmail.co.uk.

Laindon Orient: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Development Saturday Team Manager who is working towards their FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate. You need a positive attitude, with the ability to commit to Tuesday evening training (8:00-9:15pm) and Mid Essex League Saturday afternoon (2:00pm) games weekly. This would suit someone looking to get into management as we, as a club, help every manager the best way we can with a lot of duties off the field. We will offer full support and help towards any courses you will require. Please call Neil Blackburn on 07933 621209 or E-Mail laindonorientfc@live.co.uk.

Wivenhoe Town Reserve Team: We’re looking for a manager. You will be required to prepare and deliver coaching sessions and manage the team on matchdays. You need a minimum of an FA Level 1 coaching qualification (the club may fund an FA Level 2 course for the right applicant), with a full UK driving license. The applicant will have to complete a CRC Check. We play in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League on Wednesdays at 7:45pm and Saturdays at 3:00pm. Training is on Wednesdays at 8:30pm. Please call 07739 745335 or E-Mail f2football@hotmail.co.uk.

Dagenham & Redbridge Girls FC: We require Assistant Coaches for new Under 10s, 11s and 12s teams. You’ll need an FA Level 1, safeguarding and first aid certificates, or you’ll be working towards them. Training is midweek at Goals Dagenham from 5:00-6:00pm, with Essex County Girls’ League matches on Sunday afternoons. Our home matches are at May & Bakers. We’re working towards FA Charter Standard status. Please call Lindsay Harris on 07444 405347 or E-Mail fitc@daggers.co.uk.

Bishop’s Stortford Swifts: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Reserve Team Manager. You’ll need an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate. We play in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian League on Saturdays, and train on Tuesdays. Please call Craig Glashan on 07549 982119 or E-Mail bsswifts@gmail.com.

Chelmsford City YFC: Managers needed! We are looking for volunteers to help manage and run teams in the following age groups: Under 7s - no prior experience required; Under 15s Team Manager - minimum FA Level 1 required, prior experience preferred. This is a successful, established team whose current manager is unable to continue due to work commitments; Under 17s Team Manager - minimum FA Level 1 required, prior experience preferred. This is a successful, established team whose current manager is unable to continue due to work commitments. You can read more about our friendly, family-orientated club here: www.ccyfc.com/a/about-ccyfc-47671.html. For further details, or an informal chat, please call Mark Davidson on 07572 573600 or E-Mail mark@ccyfc.com.

Basildon Boys & Girls Club Under 11s: We’re an FA Charter Standard Club and we’re looking for a Manager/Coach with skills in coaching and player development. You’ll need an in-date CRC, and a minimum of an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate. The players will be in school year six in September 2018. Training is on Saturdays from 9:30-11:00am, with Southend & District Junior League matches on Sundays (times vary). The team is established and has had a successful season. Please contact our Club Secretary, Susana Delgado-Curtis, for more information about this coaching vacancy via 07913 912493 or susanadcurtis@gmail.com.

Colchester Town Girls FC: We are looking for a Manager/Coach. The team will be Under 15s come September. We train on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm (can be changed if required) at Boxted and play matches most Sundays all over Essex. Please E-Mail Abbie Wooldridge at awooldridge14@aol.com.

Essex Senior League: We require a Registrations Secretary for season 2018/19. The role will involve guidance to clubs on the FA Whole Game System registration process, player registering checks such as international clearance and contracts, verification of player eligibility for cup competitions, maintaining accurate records for player registrations, invoicing, investigation of ineligible players and raising of charges. Please E-Mail michelle.dorling39@gmail.com.


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