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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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Oyster Girls FC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a coach for our girls-only Wildcats session. We have a group of 12-14 girls aged 5-11 who are in need of a coach to lead their weekly Wildcats session. The club has a girls’ team in the Under 13s age group and there are helpers to support the session, with coaches to offer guidance. You’ll need an FA Level 1, an FA DBS (FA DBS can be arranged by club if required). Training is on Saturday mornings at The Glebe, Mersea Island. Please contact Alan Skinner via 07806 939999 or alancoolshades@outlook.com.

Shooting Stars Under 14s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for an easy going and enthusiastic Assistant Coach. You’ll have at least the FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football. Training is on Saturdays at 10:30am at St Chad’s Park in Chadwell Heath (RM6 6UL) and we play in the Brentwood Community Football Alliance Youth League. Call Lukio on 07523 598550 or E-Mail soslukio@gmail.com.

Halstead Town FC: We invite applications from interested parties for the position of Club Chairman. Our current Chairman (Darren Mitchell) has decided to step down after six successful years at the helm to take on the role of Treasurer once an appropriate replacement has been appointed. Applicants will need to demonstrate an ability to lead a team in achieving agreed aims and objectives, an understanding of the practicalities and challenges of running a non-league club, a love for the game and a desire to succeed. The successful candidate will take the reins of a club with a great tradition and history, strong senior and youth sections and also benefit from large support from the local community. They will also inherit the support of a strong and willing team of committee members and volunteers. Apply with an attached CV to htfc.welfare@hotmail.co.uk or call Ian Collins (Vice-Chairman) on 07554 676964 for a more informal discussion.

United Amateurs Under 9s: We need an easygoing and enthusiastic coach with at least an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate to join our Echo Junior League squad. Training is at Upminster Park at 11:30am on Saturdays. We have a full squad ahead of the new season and require a coach to help them. Please contact Catherine Chawner via unitedamatures@msn.com or 07960 783365.

Broomfield FC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club and we require a Manager/Coach with previous experience of managing older youth teams or senior teams and, ideally at least an FA Level 1 coaching qualification - but we can pay for the course if you don't have it. A DBS check will also be required. A vacancy has arisen to manage a young but experienced good-sized squad who are transitioning into senior football in the 2020/21 season. We are a well-run club with our own first class clubhouse and pitches. You’ll manage the squad on matchdays and take training once a week. Matches will be on Sunday mornings. Training will be arranged for one evening, once a week for an hour. Full support will be provided to a new manager - no paperwork or admin! This is a really nice opportunity for the right candidate to help transition a young group of lads on to the next part of their football journey. Please contact Stuart Paterson via 07785 710881 or stuartdpaterson@gmail.com if interested.

May & Baker Eastbrook Community Under 15s: We’re looking for a Manager/Coach with an FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football (but not essential). Training is on Saturdays, with Echo Junior League games on Sundays. Please contact Ray Wright via 07504 339882 or rayenglandwright@outlook.com.

Hutton Ladies FC: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Manager/Coach. We play in the Eastern Region and Essex County Women’s Leagues, with training on Wednesday nights and matches on Sundays at 2:00pm. We have a massive squad, with plenty of support from club and coaches. We’re looking for additional leadership, ideas and methods. Everything is in place. Please contact Dennis via 07817 238164 or dentomlin@icloud.com.

May & Baker Eastbrook Community Under 8s: We’re an FA Charter Standard club looking for a Manager/Coach, preferably with an FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football. You’ll train and manage a newly-formed side in the Echo Junior League who’ll train on Saturdays and play on Sunday mornings. Please contact Ray Wright via 07504 339882 or rayenglandwright@outlook.com.

Young Stars Elite FC: We’re an FA Charter Standard looking for a Coach and an Assistant Coach for our Under 9s and 10s Boys and a Girls’ Team. With preparations in place for the 2020/21 season, we require a passionate, dedicated, reliable football coach to come on-board and join our coaching staff. You’ll need to train (midweek), with matchdays at weekends. FA coaching badges are a bonus. We can cover expenses. Also looking for girls’ coaches and volunteers to help out with our Soccer School and Wildcats. We’re based on the Isle of Dogs (E14). We will pay for FA coaching courses for committed helpers. For more information, please call Dallas on 07376 501684 or E-Mail youngstarselite@gmail.com.

Essex Rangers FC: We are looking for coaches who are undertaking their FA Level 1-3 to deliver practice sessions and work with teams on Saturday and Sunday mornings in the Chigwell area. It would be advantageous if candidates lived within 10/15 miles of the facility in Chigwell. We can support coaches who are on the coaching/management ladder with the ability to take teams and receive support from a previously FA-affiliated tutor with 15 years of tutoring experience. Coaches will work within a coaching programme, with opportunities to introduce new ideas and make changes to any and all supplied session plans. Interested applicants will get the chance to work for a highly-successful club with strong values and a sound committee. It would be preferable for applicants to drive and there may also be opportunities to coach midweek in schools and in the evenings locally. Please provide a CV and a covering letter to Nicky Potts via 07737 965939 or soccerkidsmail@gmail.com.

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