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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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Dagenham & Redbridge Girls Under 11s: We need a Manager/Coach for our team in the Essex County Girls’ League. Training and matches are on Wednesdays and Sundays. Please call Lindsay Harris on 07956 605387 for details, or E-Mail ladiesfc@daggers.co.uk.

AFC Sudbury Under 10s: We are looking for a manager. The squad have grown from one team to two teams. We are preferably looking for an FA Level 1 coach or somebody willing to obtain their Level 1 certificate to work alongside the existing manager and coaches. It's a great opportunity to join a growing and developing youth section. If you are interested, please contact Jim Oddie via j_oddie@yahoo.co.uk.

Hutton Ladies: We’re and FA Charter Standard club looking for a Manager/Coach. Training is on Wednesday nights and we play in the Essex County Women’s League at 2:00pm on Sundays. We have a massive squad with plenty of support from club and coaches, looking to improve on last year’s fourth-placed finish. Everything is in place - it’s just a manager who is required. Please contact Dennis via 07817 238164 or dentomlin@icloud.com.

Basildon Boys & Girls Club: We’re an FA Charter Standard Club looking for a Club Secretary. You need to be an excellent communicator, have excellent administration and organisational skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality. The current Club Secretary is stepping down in May 2020. Training, a handover and initial support will be provided. This is an excellent volunteering opportunity to be involved in a grassroots, award-winning club. Our Club Secretary provides a central point of contact for administration, information and communication. It is the Club Secretary who initially deals with all correspondence and communications, and is key to the smooth running of our club. The Club Secretary also provides a link between members, the Essex County FA, leagues, other clubs and external organisations. The Club Secretary reports to the Club Chairperson to act as a main point of contact for the club, maintaining records and information in relation to the FA Whole Game System and all administration and communications within the club. You’ll deal with all internal and external correspondence and process and deliver appropriate correspondence, organise committee meetings and AGMs, prepare agendas, take minutes, and distribute and communicate these as appropriate. You’ll liaise with other club committee members to ensure all appropriate administration is in place. The age groups run from Under 7s to Under 17s and open-age. We play in the Brentwood Community Football Alliance Youth League, the Southend & District Junior League and the Southend Sunday League. Please contact Matthew Bacon via 07973 123024 or matthewdbacon92@gmail.com.

Chigwell Men’s Club: We’re looking for a Coach/Manager, with an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate, if possible. We already have a Secretary and a Treasurer in place, so whoever comes in will be able to solely focus on managing. The candidate will be required to plan and run training sessions and manage the squad on gameday. It’s a men’s team aged around 22-24 in the Essex Alliance League Division Four. Training is every Wednesday from 7:30-9:00pm, with games on Saturdays (2:00pm kick-offs) at Roding Valley High School, Alderton Hill, Loughton IG10 3JA. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to get involved with a young, talented, sociable team who are eager to improve. Please call Harry Savva on 07711 032441 or E-Mail harrysavva27@hotmail.com.

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 7s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Coach/Manager with basic knowledge of football coaching. The club will put you on the relevant courses (i.e. FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate). We train on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with Echo Junior League matches on Sundays. Based in Rainham, we are looking to enter a new team at Christmas. Established in 1968, EMH will pay for all the relevant training for the role - First Aid, Safeguarding Children and FA training as well as DBS checking. Please call Lee Chilvers on 07891 328899 or E-Mail lee.emhfc@hotmail.co.uk.

Sawbridgeworth Town FC: We are actively seeking coaches and assistance for our adult Reserve Team playing in the Essex Senior League Reserve Division. Our senior First Team are also looking for a Kit Manager and someone who would like to get involved and run our media (website and social). Please E-Mail lemack@btinternet.com for details.

Chelmsford City Under 8s: We are looking for a manager for a fantastic Under 8s (2019/20 season) team. This squad has a lot of potential and we need a motivated and enthusiastic individual to work with them. No prior experience is necessary - we will provide the successful candidate with training, including an FA Level 1 course. Training will be on 3G either on Tuesday or Friday evenings, with matches on Saturday mornings. If you are interested, please E-Mail mark@ccyfc.com or message/call 07572 573600.

Chelmsford City Under 14s: We’re looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who can work with us to build a new Under 14s team for next season. If you are interested in this challenging yet rewarding opportunity, please get in touch. You probably already have some experience in coaching or managing youth football, but what matters most is your energy and commitment. We will provide full support and training for the right individual. If you are interested, please E-Mail mark@ccyfc.com or message/call 07572 573600.

Ridgeway Rovers Under 16s Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Manager/Coach with a minimum of an FA Level 1 Certificate. You’ll manage and develop our Essex County Girls’ League team at training on Wednesdays (7:00pm in Chingford) and games on Sundays. Please call Gary Lambert-Snaith on 07508 839071 or E-Mail lambertgary84@hotmail.co.uk.

Broomfield Under 17s: We are looking for an experienced coach to work with a strong group of lads next season. All admin and communication is taken care of so this is a coaching only role. The team will be playing in the Premier Division of the Chelmsford Youth League. We are an FA Charter Standard club and you’ll need a minimum of the FA Level 1 qualification. Training is on Tuesday evenings, with matches on Sundays. We have great facilities, including our own pitches and a new clubhouse with bar, kitchen and four changing rooms. Please contact Stuart Paterson via 07785 710881 or stuartdpaterson@gmail.com.

Westhamians: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Club Secretary with management and administrative skills. The requirements of the role include liaison with the County FA and leagues and working with the Chairman and Team Managers to strengthen and develop this successful and progressive club. Training is on Wednesday evenings, with ProKit UK Essex Olympian and Greene King Essex Veterans League matches on Saturday afternoons. Please call Colin Ainger on 07885 430308 or E-Mail colin.ainger@btinternet.com.

Springfield: Club Physio required. We are looking for a physio to join the First Team setup. Required for games on Saturday afternoons and occasional midweek treatment. Expenses paid. We're also looking for an additional Assistant Manager/Coach to support the First Team. Please contact Glen via wilky001@aol.com

East Thurrock United: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for an Under 7s Manager for the 2019/20 season and coaches for our under 6s and #FutureRocks. A coaching badge would be great, but not essential. You will need to complete a DBS check. This is a great opportunity for a new coach. Training is on Saturday mornings from 11:00am-12:00pm and, for the Under 7s, it will include a Sunday match as well. Please call Faye Lambert on 07780 670231 or E-Mail lambertfaye@hotmail.com.

Essex Soccability League: We have several vacancies on the competition's committee to assist with a number of roles. Chairperson: to officiate and conduct meetings, provide leadership and ensure committee members are aware of their obligations, and that the committee complies with its responsibilities. Treasurer: to manage and oversee the management of the financial matters of the league, managing cash flow, invoices and bank statements. Secretary: to assist the Chair, take minutes and ensure all tasks are completed. Welfare Officer. Referees Secretary: to appoint referees to all fixtures and liaise with the County FA Referee Development Team. Fixtures Secretary: to devise fixtures for the season. Results Officer: to ensure all results are updated on the online FA Full-Time system. Charter Standard Officer: to ensure all members club are part of the FA Charter Standard accreditation, assisting those working towards it. Respect Officer: updates the committee regarding fair play and potentially working with clubs to ensure standards of behaviour are in accordance with league values. Player Representative: to give all players a voice and feedback to the committee. Registrations Secretary: to help clubs and teams with online player registration. To find out more about these opportunities, call Cindi on (01245) 393090 or E-Mail cindi.chatha@essexfa.com.

Silver End United Ladies: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Coach/Manager with a minimum of an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate (Level 2 or above desirable). You’ll take training (Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm) and Essex County Women’s League matchdays (2:00pm kick-offs) and attend club and league meetings. Please call Dani Warnes on 07939 574695 or E-Mail danielle.warnes91@outlook.com.

Dagenham & Redbridge Ladies: We’re looking for coaches, a goalkeeping coach and a physio to attend training and our Essex County Women’s League matchdays. Training is on Thursday evenings, with matches on Sundays. Please call Terry Cline on 07851 795058 or E-Mail ladies@daggers.co.uk.

Essex Senior League: We have a vacancy for an FA Charter Standard Officer from our Annual General Meeting in June. The role will involve liaison with the County FA, clubs and league officers to help clubs achieve their Charter Standard Status. The applicant should E-Mail secretary@essexseniorleague.co.uk with their football CV and an expression of interest.

Chelmsford City Youth: We are an FA Charter Standard club who are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to take on Team Manager roles at the following age groups for next season: Under 7s, 13s, 14s and 17s. For the Under 7s positions, no prior experience is required and training (including funding for an FA Level 1 course) will be provided. For the Under 13s, 14s and 17s roles some prior experience and a relevant qualification (minimum FA Level 1) is preferred. All roles require a DBS check plus Safeguarding and Emergency Aid Certificates (the costs of which are covered by the club). For the Under 13s and 17s roles we have squads in place, but Under 14s role is for a new team so will require some player recruitment, for which full support will be given. Please contact Mark on 07572 573600 (leave a message if you get the voicemail) or E-Mail mark@ccyfc.com.

Newtown Rovers: We are looking for a new manager to join a club which has been running for 43 years in the Colchester & District Sunday League. There's a good group of players, supporting committee, training facilities and equipment but we have struggled in higher divisions in recent years. Looking for a fresh start, ideas (new players welcome) and would like to hear from anyone looking for a new challenge. Please contact Andy Hewitt on 07880 730833.

May & Baker Eastbrook Community Under 17s: We're looking for a new manager for our Echo Junior League squad, ideally with the FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate. Please contact Maria Wright on 07990 560563 or E-Mail maybakeryouth@outlook.com for further details.

Southend United Community Sports Club Girls: We’re looking for coaches/managers for our Under 10s, 14s and 18s teams in the in the Essex County Girls’ League. Skills required: previous experience of working with children/young people, a keen interest in developing young people in both sporting and personal skills, FA coaching and first aid qualifications, safeguarding certificate, full UK driving license. Ideally you’ll have previous experience of coaching/managing youth football teams and a DBS certificate. You’ll coach girls’ football sessions in a safe environment, selecting a matchday squad and managing their performances on a weekly basis. You’ll develop and maintain positive relationships with players and parents. The teams are not yet up and running, so the training session day is flexible. Matches are usually on Sundays. Please call Oliver Bennett on (01702) 341351 or E-Mail o.bennett@southendunited-cet.co.uk.

Broomfield: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for managers and coaches, ideally with some experience in a youth coaching capacity. You’ll need a minimum of the FA Level 1 qualification and safeguarding (or be prepared to become qualified at the club’s expense) plus a DBS check. The 2019/20 season age groups we need are Under 14s, 16s, 17s and 18s in the Blackwater & Dengie and Chelmsford Youth Leagues. Training is generally on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, with matches on Sundays. We have great facilities, including our own pitches and new clubhouse with bar, kitchen and four changing rooms. Please contact Stuart Paterson via 07785 710881 or stuartdpaterson@gmail.com.

Laindon Orient: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Sunday Team Manager. You’ll need a minimum of an FA Level 1 Certificate, or be willing to work towards it. You will manage the players on a weekly basis for training and games in the Basildon Sunday League, with 10:30am kick-offs. If you’re looking to bring a whole team over to our club we are also interested in hearing from you. Call Neil Blackburn on 07933 621209 laindonorientfc@live.co.uk.

Chingford Athletic: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a coach for our Under 21s and three men’s sides. You’ll need a minimum of an FA Level 1 Certificate and you’ll work with our sides in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian and Essex Alliance Leagues. Training is on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on rotation. Our website can be found at www.chingfordathletic.co.uk. Please call Lee Bowers on 07828 413950 or E-Mail info@chingfordathletic.co.uk for details.

GFA Loughton: We’re an FA Charter Standard Development Club looking for coaches for our squads from Under 7s through to 15s in the Echo Junior League. You’ll need a minimum of the FA Level 1 qualification and you’ll manage a team and help with coaching and developing young players. We have Saturday and Wednesday training, with matches on Sundays. Please contact Shimi Khodadin via ‭07384 463364 or shimi@grassrootsfa.com.

Brentwood Town: We’re looking for someone with an understanding of youth football to assist us with the administration relating to our Eastern Junior Alliance and Brentwood Community Football Alliance Youth League teams. The age groups range from Under 7s to 18s and there’s no requirement to attend matches or training. We’re working towards FA Charter Standard status. The admin will include match confirmations, allocation of pitches and handling discipline cases. Please call Ray Stevens on 07768 006370 or E-Mail r.w.stevens@btinternet.com.

Essex Senior League: Reporters/photographers wanted. We’re looking for reporters and photographers to cover our games for the league website and its media partners. This would be an ideal opportunity for any budding reports and photographers as the league’s media partners now include WDSportz, the Grassroots Footy Show, Phoenix FM and various local newspapers. Please contact Scott Lanza on 07814 744 836 or E-Mail scott_lanza@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

Braintree Town Under 10s Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Manager. Ideally you’ll have the FA Level 1, but this is not essential. You’ll have beginner to intermediate training experience. Training is on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm in Braintree, with matches on Sundays. Please call Martin Holmes on 07969 359075 or E-Mail evh5150@hotmail.co.uk.

Westcliff United Under 10s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Manager/Coach with an FA Level 1 Certificate (with Emergency Aid and Safeguarding) and an up-to-date DBS. Training is on Saturdays in Shoebury, with South-East Essex Primary Mini-Soccer League matchdays on Sundays. Please call Daniel Moores on (07377) 433666 or E-Mail wufc2005@gmail.com.

Jets: We are looking for managers/coaches to run teams in the Under 7s to 15s age groups in the Echo Junior League. Candidates should preferably have the FA Level 1 qualification. However, if not, the club will fund the candidate to attain it ASAP after joining. Training is on Wednesday evenings and/or Saturday mornings, with matches on Sunday mornings. Please call Jose Cano on 07944 197387 or E-Mail jetsfc@hotmail.co.uk.

Barkingside: We’re looking for a committed and enthusiastic First Team Coach to operate at Essex Senior League level and assist on matchdays on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Please call Michael Walther on 07962 242226 or E-Mail mwalther@hotmail.co.uk.

Essex Soccability League: We’re an FA Charter Standard League looking for a secretary. You’ll be the administrator for the league who carries out or delegates duties to enable the league, and its members, to function effectively. You’ll be the main point of contact for people within and outside the league, organising meetings and affiliation. The adult and youth matches are monthly. Please contact Cindi via (01245) 393090 or cindi.chatha@essexfa.com.

Essex Minors (Hornchurch) Under 7s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a coach with an FA Level 1 Certificate or above (club pays if required). Training is on Saturday mornings, with Echo Junior League games on Sundays. Based in Rainham. We have a large group currently training, so a committed coach is required to take them into festival football. Our website is at www.emhfc.co.uk and our Twitter account is @EMHFC1967. The club pays for any further qualifications, if you want them. Please call Lee Chilvers on 07891 328899 or E-Mail lee.emhfc@hotmail.co.uk.

Roydon: We’re looking for a Reserve Team Manager to manage the team on a matchday in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian Division Five, helping to bridge the gap for the younger players between youth and adult football (open-age 16-40). You’ll give playing opportunities  to First Team players who are not selected. Training is on Tuesday nights in Harlow (we have coaches in place, so you do not need to be at every session). Matchdays are Saturdays, with kick-offs around 2:00pm. Please contact First Team Manager, Declan Murphy, via 07938 455227 or coachdec@gmail.com.

Westhamians: We need a Club Secretary to handle all contact with the two leagues in which we play (ProKit UK Essex Olympian League and Greene King Essex Veterans League), and with the County FA. The successful applicant will work with the Chairman and Team Managers to strengthen and develop the club. We’re currently applying for FA Charter Standard status. Training is on Wednesday evenings, with matches on Saturday afternoons. Please contact Colin Ainger (Chairman) via 07885 430308 or colin.ainger@btinternet.com.

Writtle Minors Girls: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Goalkeeping Coach for our Under 8s to 16s Teams in the Essex County Girls’ League and the Brentwood Community Football Alliance. You’ll need an FA Level 1 in Goalkeeping or higher. Training is from 6:00-7:00pm. Please call Amanda Barrow on 07794 703706 or E-Mail amandabarrow@aol.com.

Westhamians Under 21s: We need a Manager to take charge of our squad on matchdays in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian League on Saturdays at 2:00pm. Please call Dumitru Nicolenco on 07455 558459 or E-Mail d.nicolenco@yahoo.com.

Essex Comets: 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.

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: 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: 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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