Welcome to the Youth section of Westfields Football Club. We are affiliated to the Herefordshire FA and our teams compete in the Herefordshire Junior League.
As a Chartered Standard Development Club we are committed to supporting youth football from the age of five to under eighteen’s, and to continuously improve the service we provide, raise standards and adopt good practice
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age groups u8s - u13s
The main aim of Westfields FC Youth Section is ENJOYMENT. I would like to think that by joining Westfields FC the children are making friends and becoming team mates for life. At the same time they are improving their skills and fitness levels in a friendly, safe environment.
Due to our first-class facilities and hard work from the Club Committee and Youth Managers we have entered more teams again this year. So it will be nice to see many new faces as with the old ones which have joined along the way and are adding to the unique family atmosphere that is Westfields.
This season has seen the appointment of more dedicated coaches for each age group. We now have fifteen fully qualified coaches and more parents helping with their role to take pressure off the coaches by helping with organisation and administration.
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|WESTFILEDS FC JUNIORS affiliated to the Herefordshire FA and our teams compete in the Herefordshire Junior League.||Contact Us|
|This program has been developed based on the English Football Association’s training guidelines.||Contact Us|
|We take our age groups to a number of festivals in and around Hereford to ensure player development.||Contact Us|
|To enforce club unity, we take age groups for matchday experiences at allpay.park supporting our 1st team.||Contact Us|
As we enter a new decade who would have thought that, I would be sat here writing this as a committee member, junior coach and the person who over sees our growing youth section!
How time flies what a journey we have all been on and so many great memories, met some great characters, and made some good friends. Highlight memories for me are making it to the FA cup first round proper and being involved in our first junior 6-aside tournament.
As a club, we have always had a youth section I should know I played in it many years ago! The youth section really took off at the beginning of the decade when Nick Moores and Terry Green laid the foundations on what the junior section is built on today. They established the Saturday morning club where kids as young as 4 years old could start their Westfields journey. Westfields Juniors grew from that day the heartbeat of the club, this is where we would recruit the future players it becomes their first step into football and where they can fall in love with the game and fall in love with the club.
A big thank you must go to Nick and Terry for setting up the Saturday Morning Club along with Sam Pratley it has gone from strength to strength. As a continuation of the Saturday Morning Club this season we have a new Partnership with PACES run by Jamie Pitman who has now taking over the running of the Saturday Morning Club. Jamie’s role is also to help support Westfields Youth Coaches on their coaching journey by working together we will develop coaches, players and people who all tirelessly volunteer to help make this club what it is today.
All our lead coaches have a minimum FA level 1 coaching badge that we have now started to fund. Sara Green (Treasurer) Sam Hollingshead (Junior Secretary) both volunteer to help run the Juniors and this has been recognised as we have now been rewarded with The FA Chartered Standard Development Club for raising standards within our club.
We are very unique as a club because so many of our committee members, coaches, managers including first team are former players which really helps to create a family feel within the club and has a real sense of belonging a one club mentality #1club.
Our most recent collaboration is with Herefordshire Mind they are our season 20/21 charity of choice their logo will go on the front of all Junior match day tops to help raise awareness of mental health within our club and local community.
What a decade we’ve had a fantastic achievement in running a hugely successful club! Who knows what the future holds but with over 200 youth players hopefully we see them all make the transition into adult football and continue to wear the claret and blue shirt as a first team player! As a coach we instil the never give up attitude and more importantly develop a real love for the game and our club Westfields FC.
Head of Westfields Junior Section