Wellington FC Wellington FC is a fine example of a well-run, hardworking club that plays an important role in their local community. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Mike Fischer to find out more about the good work that they do. He told us, “I became involved with Wellington FC when my son Ben joined the club at Under 9ʼs age group and made his way into the first team. He is now 27, which now makes my association with the club 19 years. Firstly as a parent watching, then helping run one of the teams before now being the media and PublicityRead More →

Llandudno FC With a new manager in place Llandudno FC is now looking to progress both on and off the field. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Sam Williams to find out more about how the club has been getting along lately. Involvement He started by telling us about his involvement with the club, saying, “I first joined the club in 2012, voluntarily producing the programme and assisting on a matchday. From then I was offered a role as Business Development Manager within the community arm in 2014 when it was established, which I gladly accepted. Since then I have gotten involved inRead More →

Harlow Town FC Harlow Town FC is a club that works hard to play an important role in their local community. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Press Secretary Ian Barham to find out more about how they have been getting along lately.   Atmosphere He told us, “For the first time in quite a few seasons, we’re finding ourselves struggling a little, so it’s a tense time at the club. After several seasons challenging for promotion from the Isthmian Division One North, finally achieving it in 2016, we then over-achieved last year and found ourselves in touching distance of the promotion places withRead More →

Scole United Article provided by Paul Head, Secretary We are a local club in South Norfolk and our motto is ‘Local football for the local community’. We have teams with age ranges from under 7s up to veterans. Our adults first team play senior football in Division 1 of the highly respected Anglian Combination League which is just below step 7 of the FA National League. We also run fun mini-soccer sessions during the summer for 5 to 10 year olds so we have age ranges from 5 to 58 playing for the club plus several other ‘mature’ supporters who have played, managed, helped, secretarialRead More →

Buckley Town FC Buckley is an old established football centre in North Wales. The game was first introduced in Buckley in around 1860. There were very few organisations, and lack of funds meant that the game was played in a basic way. An early player named Sarbat recalls playing football with his friends on the common in Buckley, using coats for goal posts, because the Lord of the Manor had forbidden the use of permanent wooden posts on the land. He recalls the day when the vicar from the area presented him and his friends a full size, brand new football. With the new ball,Read More →

FC Barometrics FC Barometrics was first set up by Alan Roberts as a Sunday morning team and has certainly come a long way since then. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Chairman Simon Powell to find out more about the club. FF: How long have you been involved and what first attracted you to the club? SP: I played for a couple of seasons in the Cheltenham Sunday League during the late 90’s. Baros changed to Saturday’s approximately ten years ago and I joined the club in 2012 (6 years). FF: What are the most challenging and rewarding aspects of your role? SP: The mostRead More →

Bideford A.F.C. Bideford A.F.C. is an English non-league football club from Bideford, Devon that plays in the Evo Stik Southern League Division One South and West. Club Representative Ian Knight recently took the time to speak with Football Focus Magazine, saying, “I have been involved at Bideford AFC since 1993, when I was invited to join the board of director’s and also took over as first Team Physio. Prior to that occurring I had been an ardent supporter having been taken to watch the Robins by my father from the age of five.” “Since 1993, I have grown to wear many hats, like all committeeRead More →

Education in Football Playing football as a profession is a very short career and it is vital for players to take action to make sure that they plan for a future. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with the PFA’s Director of Education Pat Lally to find out more about how they can help players. FF: Could you tell ma little more about the PFA’s mains aims and objectives in relation to education? PL: Basically, our ultimate aim is to provide appropriate information, guidance and advice for our members so that when they come to retire from playing the game they have undertaken the appropriate qualificationsRead More →