Bedale Junior Football Club Bedale JFC is a fantastic example of a club that plays a vital role in their local community by providing young players with a chance to develop their skills in a safe and enjoyable environment. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Chairman Tony Clark to find out more about the good work they’ve been doing lately.   FF: How’s the general mood down at the club at the moment?   TC: Very positive. We have just purchased more land under a project called “Football For All; Forever” and this means that we will be able to have a total of sixRead More →

Rutherford Football Club Rutherford AFC is a fine example of the progress that a club with a strong set up in place behind the scenes. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Director of Football Sara Coxon to find out more about the club.   Involvement  She told us, “I have been involved in the club since I could walk; in fact, actually even before hand! My Dad, Steve Coxon, was the man behind Rutherford AFC and all that it is today. I wasn’t massively into football as a youngster but my little sister Katherine was; she was the reason my Dad first started offRead More →

Maltby Main Football Club The little club with the big heart  It was a difficult start to the campaign for Maltby Main FC as a Manager stepped down in the off-season but the new set up has enjoyed a fine start. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with CEO Darrell Johnson, Chairman Wilf Race and Treasurer Peter Kenny to find out more about the club.   They told us, “After an uncertain start to the season due to a failed appointment of a new manager, the mood is now buoyant as a result of the appointment of a three man management team that have restored theRead More →

Ripley Village Football Club Ripley Village FC is a fine example of a club working together to provide local people an opportunity to enjoy the game. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Lee Cooke to find out more about the good work that they’ve been doing lately.   Involvement  He told us, “I joined in the summer of 2016 following a successful spell at another local club. The chairman approached me to assist in taking the club forward and as a club we managed to achieve the clubs joint highest league position in our long and rich history, dating back 128 years.”  TheRead More →

Hurst Green Football Club Hurst Green FC has made a fine start to the new season with both their first and reserve teams going well. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Chairman Elliott Taylforth and Secretary Sam Hayes to find out more.   FF: How long have you been involved and what first attracted you to the club?  SH: I played for the club a few years ago to help out for half a season and we ended up winning the Lancashire Cup and the club really got a hold of me. A couple of years later, thanks to the manager at the time,Read More →

Rothes Football Club Rothes FC worked hard throughout the off-season and their reward has been a fine start to the new campaign. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Secretary Garry Davies to find out more about the good work the club has been doing lately.   FF: How long have you been involved and what first attracted you to the club?  GD: I’ve been at the club a few years now. I was secretary at the Rothes FC social club and was invited by Robbie Thomson, the former Rothes FC Chairman, to join the football club committee. As someone who always strived to formRead More →

Delaford Colts Football Club Back in 1980, three men with footballing sons were unhappy with the way football was being organised in Iver Village, at this point they formed Delaford Colts FC.  Thirty seven years later the club has gone from strength to strength and continues to grow with the hard work and support from all Committee members past and present, children and parents.  Our current Chairman has been involved in the club for 32 years and took over being chairman seventeen years ago after managing two teams himself.  The most rewarding part of being involved in the club is seeing Children enjoying playing footballRead More →

Eagle Sports Football Club Eagle Sports FC is a fine example of a club playing a vital role in their local community. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Danny Nixon to find out more about the good work that has been carried out lately.   Involvement  He told us, “This is my tenth season with the club as a player and I have been involved off the pitch for around seven years as Secretary and midway through last season, became Player/Manager for our Reserve side.   I was brought to the club by a former manager who I had played under at another clubRead More →

Durham City Juniors Football Club Durham City Juniors were originally established in 2008 as Sacriston Community FC, however, in 2016, merged as the youth setup to ex Newcastle United defender Olivier Bernards Durham City AFC.  The club has grown from 3 teams to 18 in a very short space of time, having at least one team in every age group from under 7 through to under 18, with our players having a pathway through to senior football with the Durham City AFC first team.    We have various training venues in Durham, but we are based at Meadowfield Sports Centre in Durham where the vast majorityRead More →

Cowes Sport Football Club The original Cowes FC, formed in 1881, had folded in 1899 after an unsuccessful venture into professionalism in the Southern League. The Club re-formed four years later and then moved to Westwood Park, their current home, in 1912.  Many years of success followed in the Hampshire League, especially in the 1920s and 30s, when County trophies were won on several occasions. All told, the Hampshire League was won on ten occasions, along with nine successes in the Hampshire Senior Cup. In one Final in the 1931/32 season, they were beaten 2-1 by their deadly rivals Newport, but the amazing statistic wasRead More →

Longridge Town Football Club What a fantastic season 2016/17 was for Longridge Town FC. Becoming West Lancashire League Premier Division winners on the 13th May with a 1-0 win in the final game of the season and being presented with the Shield for the first time in the clubs history in front of around 200 traveling fans.  At the Leagues presentation night at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool I was awarded League Secretary of the year as well. A proud moment!  The club has come a long way since its 1996 birth and much has happened over the last twelve months. Lee Ashcroft signed a new fourRead More →

St Marys 1947 Football Club In June 2017, St Marys 1947 marked its 70th anniversary by rebranding and to formally be known as ST MARYS 1947 FC. They have reverted back to team colours worn by the club in the very successful late 90s and 2000 era of red and black stripes. They have also adopted the team navy blue colours worn in the mid 70’s as their away kit.   With the re-brand they have received sponsorship support from local business, “The Parkmore Hotel” who has helped finance the full rebranding of the club. Also local business sponsorship through advertising and community funds continues toRead More →

Aston Clinton Football Club Aston Clinton FC was formed in 1892 and is one of the oldest clubs in Buckinghamshire.   In the early days the football club played on the recreation ground in Rosebery Road (which is now Chestnut Close and Beechwood Way) and the playing field in Twitchell Lane (which is now home to the newer Aston Clinton School).  The early 1970’s saw the local parish council acquire land in London Road and this is what is now known as Aston Clinton Park and has been home to the football club since then.  During the early years the club played in both the AylesburyRead More →

Fleet Town Football Club Fleet Town FC was officially formed in 1890, making it the oldest sports club in the town. 2017-18 sees the club enter its 16th consecutive season at this level and brings new challenges as it looks for stability and progress under the new management team of Steve Dormer and Andy Hunt.  Alec Grant, Chairman  For the last sixteen seasons, the Club, which is affiliated to the Hampshire FA, has maintained its status playing in Step 4 of the Football League in England & Wales and plays in the Southern League, now known as the Evo-Stik League South, in the East Division. Read More →

Mynydd Isa Spartans Football Club Mynydd Isa Spartans is a club on the up having clinched promotion last season. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative James Hollyoak to find out more about the good work the club has been doing lately.   Involvement  He told us, “I was involved starting the club with another friend Lee Silvester two years ago after spending a few successful years with FC Nomads reserves gaining some management experience and with that came a league title. We decided to try our hand at first team football.   In our first season we ground shared with another local club butRead More →

Gloucester City Football Association Club It hasn’t been the easiest of times for Gloucester City, having to play outside of the city but with work now having started on the new stadium things are looking up. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Press Officer Kelsey De Maria to find out more.   Involvement  He told us, “I’m twenty two now and I’ve been a fan all my life – my first game was when I was five or six weeks old! I’ve been involved with the club for about four years now having started by doing some filming on match days. I started officiallyRead More →

Plymouth Parkway Football Club Plymouth Parkway FC has made a fantastic start to their season this time with a record breaking run in their league. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Chairman Mark Russell to gain an insight into their success.   Involvement  He started by telling us about his involvement at the club, saying, “I got involved with Plymouth Parkway in April 2016, when I was asked if I would be interested in merging my previous club, Bar Sol Ona, with Plymouth Parkway.   The two clubs had been growing at a reasonable rate for some time and they undoubtedly had the potential forRead More →

Staplegrove Youth Football Club Staplegrove Youth FC does a fantastic job of supplying young players from their local community with an opportunity to play the game in a safe and enjoyable environment whilst helping them to reach their full potential. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Chairman Scott Wigley to find out more.   Involvement  He told us, “I am a 40 something parent of two boys, and I first became involved with Staplegrove Youth Football Club as a parent ‘volunteer’ (both my sons play for the club, eldest Tom in the U15s and Jake in the U13s).  I offered to help the U7sRead More →

Holsworthy Association Football Club Holsworthy AFC has enjoyed a fine start to their season with a number of sides enjoying positive results. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their First Team Manager Liam Dart to gain an insight into their success.   Involvement  He told us, “I have been involved with the club for 22 years on and off since I was eight years old playing youth football from under 12s to under 16s, before going on to play for the 1st team in two different spells. For the past three and a half years I have been manager of the 1st team with heavyRead More →

Leys Park Football Club Leys Park FC was established as a youth football team in 2000. We have been a well-established football club for more than fifteen years. We have played our football in several different leagues including the Barking Youth League, Echo Junior Football League and the East London & Essex League.  We are a local family club, based within the Dagenham/Goodmayes area. All Coaches associated with the club have a full Enhanced DBS check and a minimum Level 1 Football Coaching Qualification. All committee members meet the requirements that have been set out by the Football Association. We also have a Facebook Fan page where information is updated aboutRead More →

Middlesbrough Women Football Club Middlesbrough Women FC is a club that is playing an important role in their local community by providing people with the opportunity to play the game and reach their full potential. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Secretary Matthew Hutchinson to find out more.   Involvement  He told us, “For me, as a starting point, I wanted to be involved in an ambitious club, where as a coach, which I wanted to do, to begin with, it was an exciting opportunity. I started in the Reserve set up, but spent a lot of my time at First Team training, watchingRead More →

St Just Youth Football Club St Just Youth FC is a fantastic example of a club providing young players with a chance to play the game in a safe and enjoyable environment whilst helping them to reach their full potential. Sport in Profile Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Mark Strick to find out more.   He told us, “I have been involved in the Club since its formation about six years ago (as founder with my partner). I had always played my football at St Just FC throughout my life so it was always going to be the location for the Youth Football Club.Read More →

Three Bridges Football Club Three Bridges FC worked hard during the off-season to ensure that they are well prepared for the new campaign and have been rewarded with some positive early results. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Alf Blackler to find out more about the club.    He told us, “I joined in 1971 when I met players and officials of the club at my friend’s stag do. The Coach at the time, Alan Bell, who is now our Club President and served as Chairman for twenty years, suggested I come down to train with the club. I soon proved that IRead More →

Barnston Association Football Club Barnston AFC head into the new campaign with plenty of optimism having appointed a new manager in the summer and have enjoyed a positive start up to now. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Chairman Bob Tyler to find out more about the good work they’ve been doing lately.   He started by telling us about his involvement saying, “I was contacted to run Barnston Reserves, as they had 150 goals scored against them and I was confident I could do better. I had had a motor bike accident which finished my footballing days so this was a chance toRead More →

Oxford United Women Football Club Oxford United Women FC is a club that has been making tremendous progress in recent times. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their General Manager Ruth Senior and First Team Manager Andy Cook to gain an insight into their success.   FF: How long have you been involved and what first attracted you to the club?  RS: I have been working for the club since 2015 when I started as a community coach and progressed my way up the club, taking over the Women’s team in November last year. What attracted me to the club was the opportunities they offeredRead More →