We are delighted to confirm that JBFC will be linking up with Boxted Lodgers FC to provide young footballers with a pathway into the game.
In early 2017, JBFC began development coaching sessions to give advanced U9s and U8s players in the Saturday Club system the chance to learn more about the game within a team environment.
As well as weekly sessions focusing on developing players across the ‘four corners’ – technical, tactical, social and physical – the players have also taken part in a series of friendly fixtures against local teams.
The eleven-player squad, sponsored by the White Hart in Boxford, will play seven-a-side mini-soccer during their first year, before progressing to nine-a-side for the 2018/19 campaign.
With this initial JBFC U10s now up and running, it is hoped that we will feed more players and squads through to the Boxted Lodgers set-up, and one day progress to the men’s team or further up the football pyramid.
JBFC always welcomes new players aged four and up to the Saturday Club sessions in Great Horkesley. It’s a fun and friendly way for them to take their first steps towards team football with Boxted Lodgers.
To support the players, both JBFC and Boxted Lodgers need more managers and qualified coaches. If you are interested in helping, again, drop us a line.
For more details about the JBFC Development Team, click here.