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We’ve created an Introductory guide for anyone that is interested in joining the club. It’s a compilation of information, suggestions, and ideas from our experienced managers.

Join Maidenbower Colts as a manager or coach and we’ll support you in gaining the qualifications you need from the Sussex County FA. All our coaches and manager receive a Level I qualification in coaching and many go on to complete additional training. We’ll ask you to put in four to five hours a week with your team during the season. Training is usually one evening a week and matches last about three hours on a Saturday / Sunday morning. Meetings are kept to a minimum, but they are required. Managers are also responsible for submitting game results if your league requires it.

How much time is involved?
About 2 -3 hours on a match day and one evening a week.

Will there be others helping me?
The aim is to get as many parents involved as possible to help with the many aspects of managing a team.

Will I have to organise anything?
The club will arrange your fixtures for you and allocate pitches. 

I have no experience in coaching or running a team. Will I receive training?
Yes. All coaches must obtain an FA Level 1 coaching qualification during their first season and keep first aid and child protection certificates up to date. The club will pay for Level 1 training.

If I want to obtain higher qualifications will the club support me?
Yes. We encourage personal development of coaching skills and grants are available through various channels to obtain qualifications at level 2 and 3.

Will the club supply the player’s kit and training equipment?
Yes. We will make sure that you have sufficient kit, balls and basic training equipment to run a team. We supply a match and training kit to each player as part of the monthly subscription.

How do I apply to become a coach or manager?
You must be CRB checked and any appointment as a volunteer to work with children and young people will be subject to a satisfactory report from the CRB.

What about training facilities?
Training takes place at a range of local pitches and in the winter months, most teams train at the all weather facility at Oriel High School, Maidenbower.

Other than running a team do I have to do anything else for the club?
The club operates an annual funday, and we will ask for help running this.

Who do I contact about becoming a coach or manager
Just complete our form on the contact us page and we will get in touch.

Maidenbower Colts offers children and young people a safe, well-managed environment where everyone can have fun. All our managers, coaches and officers are CRB checked. They also have a level 1 coaching qualification.

All Maidenbower Colts players and parents must agree to our club policies on behaviour, respect and fair play. Our club policies are on our safeguarding page.

You can discuss with the team manager for your child’s age group about the team and how they can participate. Normally new players come along for a couple of training sessions before they register with the club.

For very young children, in Reception at school, we run our starters session as an introduction to football.

Due to low demand we don’t have separate girls teams right now. The FA have, in recent years, raised the age limit for mixed football to 18 years old, so if you child would like to get involved, please get in touch. 

As football grows in popularity, Local clubs and leagues needs more referees.  Men and women and young people from the age of 14 are eligible and we’ll support you through the training. Many of our coaches and older players have already qualified. Find out more about what’s involved.

The Sussex County FA can provide the training you need whether you’re interested in getting involved with our younger teams or acting as an official for our older players.

Helping one of our teams with kit and equipment is an ideal way to increase the visibility of your business – and gain local customers. It’s a positive way to support the local community and it definitely makes a difference to the children and young people who play in our teams. You can sponsor a team by providing kit and equipment or trophies for our tournaments. Get in touch to find out more.

Without the help and support of our committee, there would be no Club. Some of our committee members are coaches and managers, while others help with administration and keeping the club’s finances in order. Whatever your talents and skills, there’s a place for you on the committee. It’s a great way to meet other parents and trade information on schools, clubs and events. And rest assured, we keep meetings short and focused. It’s our goal to decide what needs to be done and to do it.

If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch

CLUB #SHOUTOUTS

#Shoutouts – Under 15s Dragons

A group of our U15 Dragons took part in the Horsham League Futsal Tournament yesterday at The Bridge Lesuire Centre, Broadbridge Heath. They won their first tournament and finished equal top on points in the second tournament, but finished up as runners-up based on goal difference! A fantastic and successful day for the boys who all played brilliantly. Well done Dragons

#Shoutout – U8’s Red

A big shout out to our Maidenbower Colts FC U8 Red Team who yesterday won at the Faygate FC Tournament. They all played superbly well, bringing the Trophy home in difficult and extremely hot conditions. 🏆 👏🏻 🏆 👏🏻 maidenbowercoltsfc #shoutout #proudtobecolts #tournament #trophy #winners #youthfootball #grassrootsfootball #community #maidenbower #footballfamily !

#Shoutout – U8’s Red

Huge Shoutout to our U8 Red Team who yesterday finished Runners-up in their age group at the Play On The Pitch Tournament at Crystal Palace!

#Shoutout – U9’s Red

Well done to Maidenbower Colts FC U9 Red Team who today won the Plate Competition at the Burgess Hill FC Juniors Tournament!

#Shoutout – U8’s Red

A Shout Out to Maidenbower Colts FC U8 Red Team from Coach Rachel: “Shout Out to our U8 Red Team, who have been playing a year up in the U9 League since the return of football. After their game last week, they came out today knowing another challenging team was on the cards. They all had to work hard and work together as a team today. They all kept their heads up, remained positive to ensure we stayed in the game. Well done to Marco who was the player of the match and scored an amazing goal!

#Shoutout – U15’s Black

Tonight, our Under 15s Black Team had their first online training session of this current Lockdown period. They went through a session with a mix of fitness and ball control. Coach Rob said “the Players really enjoyed it, it went well. So, it looks like it could be a regular lockdown session for us” Well done Coach. Well done Colts 💪🏻 ⚽️

#Shoutout – U8’s White

Coach Rach said: “Our U8 White Team played a great first game today. Well done to Haris for getting Player of the Match – he worked really hard today, put a lot of effort in, and had great coverage on the pitch. An additional well done to Thomas who has grown so much in confidence over the last year and I could really see that in his performance today. He went on to score 2 goals for his team and just missed out on a hat trick. Thank you to Alexander who played well in goal for the second half and saved a few shots”

#Shoutout U11’s Whites

Shoutout to Maidenbower Colts U11’s who, on Sunday, progressed to the next stage of the Mid Sussex Cup. Coach Mike said: “A battling display from our U11’s who remained resilient, tenaciously coming back from a goal down, going on to secure a draw in normal time. After a tense penalty shootout, Colts emerged victorious following some very cooley taken penalties.” Bravo Colts! 👏🏻🔴⚽️💪🏻🏆

#Shoutout U13’s

Today our valiant U13’s played their first-ever County Cup Match in a very entertaining game against the hard-working Steyning 1882. Coach Stewart is pleased to report that the Colts secured an 8-3 win and progress to the next stage. 🏆 👏🏻 🔴 ⚽️

#Shoutout U14 Dragons

Shoutout to Maidenbower Colts FC U14 Dragons. Coach Darren said: “A superb result for the Dragons last night as they played a friendly match, a year up, against Perrywood U15s Tigers. Early on Perrywood scored, which woke us up and we pushed hard for an equaliser. After several goals were ruled off side we showed true resilience and kept the pressure on. Eventually the goal came in a very close match where both teams were giving it their all. We continued to build on our positive attitude and effort, which was rewarded with another goal. After 70 mins played we finished with a great 2-1 win. I was extremely pleased with the team and their attitude to keep going. It was a brilliant match and an exciting finish. Outstanding goalkeeping by Miles who gave it his all and made brilliant saves. There was no doubt he was Player of the Match” Awesome job Dragons 🐉💪🏻⚽️🔴⚫️

#Shoutout U18’s

Tonight they met local rivals AFC Crawley and put in a determined shift to produce a commanding 5-1 result. Coach Mitch was thrilled with the commitment and effort of each and every Player. Man of the Match went to Right Back, Kai Forrester. Goals from Bobby Sweetland, Simba Rukwere, Sam Fisher, Finlay Macleod and Moses Nsubuga. Well done Colts. 💪🏻⚽️ 🔴 ⚫️

#Shoutout U13s Black

#shoutout to Maidenbower Colts Under13’s. Today our valiant U13’s played their first-ever County Cup Match in a very entertaining game against the hard-working Steyning 1882. Coach Stewart is pleased to report that the Colts secured an 8-3 win and progress to the next stage.

#Shoutout U14s Dragons

Colts U14 Dragons played a pre-season match against our U15 Red Team last night.Coach Darren said “The dragons played extremely well against a very experienced and tough U15s team and I was very pleased with all the boys.Colts Nathan was chosen as POTM as he did not give up from start to finish and was outstanding!”Well done Nathan.

#Shoutout U10s Red

#shoutout for our U10 Red Team who finished Runners Up in the ACE Football Acadamy tournament in Lancing today. Coach Andrew said: “ We topped our group on goals scored with 2 wins and a draw, the final group game being crucial as it knocked the other side out. Then played an excellent final, narrowly coming short losing 2-1 with the opposition scoring twice very late on. Outstanding performance from the whole squad and great momentum for the season ahead”. Well done Colts

#Shoutout U15s Black

#shoutout to Maidenbower Colts FC U15 Black Team who played their first game on Saturday against local rivals. Coach Paul said: “It was a hard-fought game after 6 months of no football but they managed to get take the win. Kai and Owen scoring and MOTM going to our Goalkeeper, Shayne” Well done Colts

#Shoutout U14s Dragons

Maidenbower Colts FC U14 Dragons took on Perrywood U15’s tonight in a superb game of football.Coach Darren said: “What an absolutely fantastic, thrilling match tonight!!! I’m so proud of my whole team!!Perrywood took an early lead but late in the first half, we came back to level it at 1-1. The second half of the match saw us again go behind again but we dug deep to level it again at 2-2 FT.Perrywood and the referee were full of praise for the Dragons who really were on fire tonight. The referee said the whole team played with great maturity and our Captain Takunda, kept everyone calm and showed good discipline.The match was played in a very sporting manner and was great to watch. As their coach and I came away buzzing. One parent said to me afterwards that it was better than watching football on the TV.I could have chosen three players as MOTM, but choose Kieran, who put in a fantastic shift in defence, he kept going for the whole game”Well done to Colts! 👏🏻⚽️

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