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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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Chelmsford City YFC: We need a Manager for an Eastern Junior Alliance team who preferably has at least an FA Level 1 or 2 coaching qualification. Training is on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00-9:00pm. Please call Steve Bennett on (07779) 626812 or E-Mail steve.p.bennett@hotmail.co.uk.

Chelmsford City Under 15s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for an Assistant Coach to help the Manager with training sessions. We play in the Chelmsford Youth League, with training on Fridays at Melbourne Park’s 3G pitch from 8:00-9:00pm. Please call Jim Palmer on (07920) 194595 or E-Mail palmerjames123@hotmail.com.

May & Baker Eastbrook Community: We’re a Dagenham-based FA Charter Standard club looking for managers for both our First Team and our new Under 21s Team. Experience is preferred, as is an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate. We play in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian League. The Under 21s Manager will setup and run the side in the forthcoming season. We have great facilities. Please call (07504) 339882 or E-Mail rayenglandwright@outlook.com.

Wakebury: We need a First Team Assistant Manager to assist the newly-appointed First Team Manager during training and on matchdays in preparing and selecting the team. You’ll need good football knowledge, you’ll be a good communicator and you require a good team mindset. We play in the Southend Borough Combination Premier Division and train on Thursday evenings, with matches on Saturday afternoons. Please call Matt Cardy on (07772) 726496 or E-Mail mattyc6@hotmail.co.uk.

Ilford: We have a number of vacancies for volunteers, including A Secretary, a Treasurer and Committee Members to help the club grow. We have big plans on and off the pitch and wish to expand in a number of areas. The Secretary will need to be an experienced person to take over the secretarial duties of an Essex Senior League club. Knowledge of the FA Whole Game System and FA Full-Time would be desirable. This is a voluntary post and will require being at games on Saturdays and midweek. The Treasurer will take over the day-to-day accounting of an Essex Senior League club. For more information, please contact Michael Foley (Chairman) on (01708) 225341.

Writtle Minors Girls: Due to the increase in the number of players, and our expansion of female teams from Under 8s to Ladies, we are now looking for five (or more) female individuals to work with, support, encourage and train our players. If you love working as part of a community and a team, and have a passion for girls in sport, then this is for you. Relevant training courses will be provided as well as enhanced training and support for those who want to further their skills and knowledge. You’ll need an FA Level 1 or 2 in Coaching Football. We have teams in the Brentwood Community Football Alliance and the Essex County Girls’ League. Training is on Saturday mornings, with games on Saturdays and Sundays. Please call Amanda Barrow on (07794) 703706 or E-Mail amandabarrow@aol.com.

Basildon Boys & Girls Club: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for an FA Level 1 qualified coach for our 'Mini Kickers' players aged 4-7. Training is on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00am. We also need a coach for our new team of Under 13s in the Southend & District Junior League, who train on Saturdays and play matches on Sundays. Please E-Mail Mike Ogden at mikeogden92@gmail.com about either of these vacancies.

Chelmsford City Under 14s: Our Eastern Junior Alliance squad are looking for a manager ASAP. The team trains on the Melbourne Park 3G in Chelmsford on Tuesday and Friday evenings, playing on Sundays. The existing manager will be available to help transition in the new manager until he leaves in the New Year. For more information, please call Kevin Pashley on (07990) 922191.

Interpath: We are in need of some additional coaches to help support our new Under 7s and 8s Teams. We are based in Epping and train on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm at Epping St John’s School, Bury Lane, Epping, CM16 5JB on 3G pitch with floodlights. We play in the Brentwood Community Football Alliance League, with matches on Saturdays. Please call James Sheehy on (07824) 628960 or E-Mail james@interpathyfc.co.uk.

Essex Minors (Hornchurch): We currently run 22 boys’ teams, ranging from Under 7s to Under 18s, as well as two successful girls’ teams in the Under 13s and Under 14s age groups. We are an FA Charter Standard Club, an accreditation which is awarded to clubs and leagues who are rigorously adjudged to be well-run and sustainable and who prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implementation of the Respect programme. At present our committee consists of five members, some taking on more than one role. If you feel like getting involved, and having a input on how our club is run, or would like to get involved on the coaching side, please contact Lee Chilvers via (07891) 328899 or lee.emhfc@hotmail.co.uk.

Colchester & East Essex League: We need a Fixtures Secretary and a Referee Secretary. The Fixtures Secretary will organise the fixtures for two divisions of nine teams plus cup fixtures. The Referee Secretary will appoint referees for fixtures. There is also a Management Meeting once a month. Please call Ron Bennett on (01206) 973215 or E-Mail ronbennett388@gmail.com.

Chingford Athletic Under 18s: We are looking for an FA Level 1 coach. Someone who is maybe new to coaching and looking for experience. We can cover some travel fees and provide equipment. Training is every Wednesday from 7:20-8:30pm at the Salisbury Hall 3G Pitch, 11 Walthamstow Avenue, E4 8ST. The team plays in the Echo Junior League Under 18s top division. E-Mail Lee Bowers at chingfordathletic@gmail.com.

Frenford: We seek assistant football coaches to help out with our senior and youth football sides. There are currently assistant coach vacancies with our Under 7s, 12s and Reserve Teams. For our youth football positions, no previous coaching experience is necessary, but a willingness to learn and a desire to complete FA coaching courses is a must. Youth training takes place on Saturdays from 10:00-11:30am, with matches being played on Sundays. For our Reserve Team we seek a coach with FA Level 2 experience or higher. Training takes place on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:00pm, with matches being played on Saturday afternoons. If you are interested in finding out more, please feel free to get in touch with Neal at n.akhtar@frenfordclubs.org. All positions will be subject to an enhanced FA DBS check.

Billericay Town Ladies Development Squad: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Coach/Assistant Manager with experience and a CRB Check to work with our Essex County Women’s League squad. We train on Wednesday evenings and all games are on Sundays, with 2:00pm kick-offs. There’s the possibility of sponsoring further coaching development for the right candidate. Please call Dennis Hindley on (07817) 238164 or E-Mail dentomlin@icloud.com.
Dunmow United Under 7s: We're an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Manager/Coach with a positive attitude to join our new Blackwater & Dengie Youth League squad. You need to be CRC-checked with an FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football, although this will be funded for you if you don't have it. Training is on Saturday mornings, with matches on Sunday mornings. Please call Rob Irvine on (07843) 513510 or E-Mail rob@dunmowunited.com.
Frenford Reserves: Assistant Manager wanted for ProKit Essex Olympian League Division Three team. The role will include coaching, player development and assisting on matchdays. Training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Experienced, knowledgeable and being fully committed are essential. FA Licenced Coaches Club membership is preferred. Please call Neil on (07946) 153687 or E-Mail nreeve72@sky.com for further details.
Frinton & Walton Under 12s (Reds): Are you what we're looking for? We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, focused and sporting individual to manage our Under 12s (Reds). We are seeking an individual to work with, support, encourage and train with our squad. If you love working as part of a community and team and have a passion for children in sport then this is for you. Relevant training courses will be provided as well as enhanced training and support for those who want to further their skills and knowledge. We are a new committee seeking a new manager to fulfil our ever-growing, community league team. If you would like more information, please do contact secretary@fwyfc.co.uk or (07792) 322698.
Halstead Town Under 14s (Blues): We are looking for coach/manager. We’re an FA Charter Standard Community Club looking for a coach to run and manage on matchdays and training sessions. All admin work will be done for you, so the role is purely football coaching/managing. We play in the Colchester & District Youth League. Ideally, we’re looking for a coach with an FA Level 1 Certificate but would support those looking to progress through the qualifications, dependent on commitment to the club. For further details, please contact Lorna Walker on (07811) 076459 or E-Mail lornajwalker@hotmail.com.


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