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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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Laindon Republic: We’re an England Football Accredited club looking for a Manager with a minimum of an FA Level 1 qualification (Level 2 desired). You’ll need a desire to work with younger players, developing them to push on to higher levels. The age group is adult men, playing in the Mid Essex League Division One. Training is every Thursday from 8:30-9:30pm at Billericay School, and our home ground is at Basildon Post Office Sports & Social Club. This role will be joining as a coach, to take over as Manager the following 2022/23 season. Please contact Tumarie via 07833 186796 or fclaindonrepublic@gmail.com.

Essex Comets Under 7s: We’re an England Football-accredited club looking for a coach with experience of the game to look after our new team. Please call (01375) 386008 or E-Mail secretary@essexcometsyfc.co.uk to find out more.

Ravens Youth Under 13s: We’re an England Football Accredited club looking for a coach. An FA Level 1 qualification would be great, but can be financially supported by the club to achieve this, and more qualifications can be looked at. You need to be available on Saturday and Sunday mornings throughout the season, supporting the manager to get the best we can out of some great kids. We train on Saturday mornings and play in the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League on Sundays, but training times can be adapted to suit. Please call Alex Cook on 07946 249364 or E-Mail xan_293@hotmail.com.

Grays Athletic Ladies FC: We’re an England Football accredited club looking for a coach with an FA Level 2 qualification. You’ll work alongside the manager and deal with training. Our Essex County Women’s League games are on Sunday afternoons, with training on Thursdays from 6:00-8:00pm at Lakeside. If you haven’t got a current DBS, this will be required, including the FA safeguarding and FA first aid. Please call Andrew Ballard on 07967 089095 or E-Mail graysathleticfc@hotmail.co.uk.

Ilford Town FC: We’re looking for a Manager and Assistant Manager with a minimum of an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate to manage the team at training and matchdays. We play in the Essex Alliance League, training midweek, with matches on Saturdays. Please call Dean Reeves on 07475 001181 or E-Mail ilfordtown@gmail.com.

Chelmsford City Under 16s: We’re an England Football Accredited club looking for a Lead Coach in the Eastern Junior Alliance. You’d need a minimum of an FA Level 2, (UEFA ‘B’ desirable). You’ll be a personable and experienced coach who wants to develop a fantastic group of players who are keen to learn and develop themselves as individuals and within a team environment. You’ll lead the delivery of two coaching sessions per week and matchday preparation, as well as offering support to the players during weekly games. Training is on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:00pm and Fridays from 8:00-9:00pm, with home fixtures at Melbourne Park 3G. We’d prefer anyone interested to deliver a session before confirming the position as a new coach. Please contact Richard Mills via 07947 762816 or richardmillsccyfc@gmail.com.

Singh Sabha London East FC: We’re looking for a female football coach with an FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate to coach children aged 6-10 on Saturday mornings from 10:00am-12:00pm at the ATAM Academy in Barley Lane. Please call Dilminder Rai on 07428 567203 or E-Mail dilminder_rai@yahoo.co.uk.

Hutton Ladies First Team: We’re an England Football Accredited club looking for a Manager/Coach with experience and an FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football or higher. We play in the Eastern Region Women’s League Division One on Sundays and train on Wednesday nights. The club has ambitions of gaining promotion in the next few years to the National South League. Please call Stuart Hart on 07882 439622 or E-Mail baronvonhart@googlemail.com.

Brentwood Girls AFC: We have a vacancy for a coach to run our Weetabix Wildcats programme on Saturday mornings from 9:00–10:00am. This is a great, fun-based way of getting girls aged 5-11 involved in football and also a potential pathway into playing football for one of our teams. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and will engage the girls and share the ethos of the club, which welcomes all ability levels for girls who want to enjoy football-based activities. We are based at Larkins Playing Fields in the summer and St Martin's School's astro during the rest of the year. Interested parties are welcome to give Martin Pearse (Club Chairman) a call to discuss in the first instance on 07849 294575.

Ilford Town Under 17s: We need a coach/manager with an FA Level 1 certificate to control the running of our Chelmsford Youth League squad. Training is on Tuesdays, with matches on Sundays. Please text or E-Mail Dean Reeves via 07475 001181 or ilfordtown@gmail.com.

Dagenham & Redbridge Under 16s Girls: We need and experienced manager to manage and train our team in the Essex County Girls’ League. Training is every Wednesday evening, with matches every Sunday. Please call Lindsay Harris on 07956 605387 or E-Mail ladiesfc@daggers.co.uk.

Stanway Rovers Under 13s: We need managers and coaches with an FA Level 1 Certificate (funding available to complete if required). You’ll need to commit to Wednesday evening training and Colchester & District Youth League matches on Sundays for the 2021/22 season. Full support from the club given, with training and some matches on 3G. Pathway through to senior football. Great social side. Please call Kevin Lay on 07775 922345 or E-Mail kevin.lay2012@gmail.com.

Herongate Athletic Reserve Team: We need a manager who is committed to training and matchdays throughout the season. You need enthusiasm for developing and progressing players. Previous team coaching or management experience is required, ideally with an FA Level 2 coaching qualification. The adult players compete in the ProKit UK Essex Olympian Division Five (the First Team are in Division One). Midweek training once per week, with matchdays on Saturdays. Please call 07969 887880 or E-Mail elliot.j.thompson@gmail.com.

Aveley Under 7s: We are looking for coaches who can develop and work with players as they begin at the Under 7s age group in the Brentwood Community Football Alliance Youth League. You’ll need good communication and willingness to learn. You will be supported from within the club. Training and matches are on Saturdays and midweeks. Please call Mark Macklin on 07970 842518 or E-Mail aveleyyouthsecretary@hotmail.co.uk.

FC Laindon Republic Reserve Team: We need a manager with an FA Level 1 certificate (desired but not essential). You’ll work with young talent in order to prep them for the First Team. The side would be a small group, but numbers will be boosted by First Team players who hadn't made their matchday squad. This team is all about player development. The players are aged 16+, and compete in the Mid Essex League (division TBC). Training will be at Billericay School. Matches are TBC, but will be in the Basildon area. Please contact Tumarie via 07593 704239 or fclaindonrepublic@gmail.com or visit our website at www.laindonrepublic.co.uk.

Broomfield YFC: We require coaches/managers for the 2021/22 season, ideally with some coaching experience but, if not, the club will provide training and the required qualifications. Weekly training and matches. We have boys’ age groups at Under 8s, 12s and 13s, plus girls’ teams at Under 9s, 12s and 14s. We own our pitches and have some of the best facilities in Essex, including a modern clubhouse with changing facilities, bar and kitchen and access to a full-size 3G floodlit training facility from next season. Please call Paul O’Meara on 07841 262731 or E-Mail paul_omeara@hotmail.com to find out more.

Grays Athletic YFC: We are looking to add up to three football coaches to the team that helps to manage and coach our youth section. The club have teams for children aged between five and 18 and are looking for people to join us to help develop the footballers' skills in an enjoyable environment. All coaches will be given financial support to build their FA qualifications going forward. If you would like to start, or continue, your coaching journey with Grays Athletic, please get in touch via E-Mail at graysathleticfc@hotmail.co.uk.

Stansted Airport FC: Since securing Mark Hall Academy as our new home pitch and training hub, we now are looking for an experienced FA Level 2 coach to join our management team as manager or team coach for the upcoming season, depending on the candidate's availability and preference to help our club really develop and reach the next level. Please call Rebecca Levy on 07910 890431 for details.

May & Baker Eastbrook Community Under 16s: We need a Manager/Coach and players for our Eastern Junior Alliance side for season 2021/2022. We'd like a qualified manager to take on this challenge for our club. We have great facilities and excellent club support. Players also required in all positions. Please E-Mail mwright@cvc.com.

Suffolk & Essex Border Walking Football League: We’re looking for a Fixture Secretary. Skills required: ability to manage fixtures and communicate to clubs; ability to work on fixture re-arrangements at short notice; ability to deal with clubs’ conflicting requests and expectations; use and understanding of The FA’s Whole Game and Full-Time Systems; ability to communicate with clubs regarding reporting of results. Requirements of role: arrangement, rearrangement and publication of fixtures; booking of pitches with assistance of clubs; collation and checking of scorelines; collation and checking of match returns for ineligible players; collation and checking of goalscorers; publication of results/tables on The FA’s Whole Game and Full-Time Systems. This is an unpaid, voluntary role. Please call Derek Murr on 07769 267003 or E-Mail derek0708@hotmail.co.uk for further details.

Essex Senior League: Inclusion Officer required. Voluntary, within a rewarding role to actively expand the league’s inclusion activities. To find out more, please E-Mail Michelle Dorling (League Secretary) at secretary@essexseniorleague.co.uk or call 07939 850627.

Suffolk & Essex Border Walking Football League: We’re looking for a Referee Appointments Secretary. Skills required: ability to communicate with referees; knowledge of FA rules concerning refereeing; understanding of the National Referee Development Programme. Requirements of role: referee appointments to fixtures; referee re-appointments to fixtures; communication of appointments and re-appointments; collation of referee marks; handling of reports regarding refereeing appointments; supplying marks to County FAs; collation of referee match report forms; looking after referees at cup finals and other key games; supporting the development of referees in conjunction with the County FA Referee Development Officer. This is an unpaid, voluntary role. Please call Derek Murr on 07769 267003 or E-Mail derek0708@hotmail.co.uk for further details.

East Thurrock United YFC: We’re an FA Charter Standard Club looking for Under 7s Managers, as well as coaches for under 5s to sevens. You’ll look to bring fun and creativity to sessions with our youngest groups. Our Under 7s play in the Brentwood Community Football Alliance Youth League. Training is on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00am or 10:00-11:00am (depending on age), with possible Sundays (can be discussed). We’re a supportive and friendly club. Please call Faye Lambert on 07780 670231 or E-Mail lambertfaye@hotmail.com.

Suffolk & Essex Border Walking Football League: We’re looking for a Results Secretary. Skills required: ability to communicate with clubs regarding reporting of results. Requirements of role: collation and checking of scorelines, and match returns for ineligible players; publication of results/tables, issue of fines for late/incorrect results and match returns. This is an unpaid, voluntary role. Please call Derek Murr on 07769 267003 or E-Mail derek0708@hotmail.co.uk for further details.

Broomfield FC: We are looking towards a brighter future and would like to strengthen our coaching resources across all age groups, including girls' teams and adults. If any players or coaches would like to join a forward-thinking club who have their own clubhouse and pitches, either this season or next, please contact Paul O'Meara via 07841 262731 or paul_omeara@hotmail.com.

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