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About Newhall FC
Our club exists to promote football for boys and girls aged 4 - 18, whatever their standard. You don’t even have to play the game! Mums, Dads, Carers, Grandmas and Grandads are very welcome as supporters and have a valuable role to play in making the club a success.
Our programme includes a FREE Soccer School for children up to the age of 6 year olds, Mini-soccer for boys and girls under 12 years of age and an extensive programme of youth and girls football, age ranges 13 – 18, all in local leagues. All of our teams have qualified coaching sessions at least once per week.
Our club has to be virtually self-sufficient, surviving on very limited sponsorship, player match and training fees, our own fund raising efforts and lots of goodwill. We pride ourselves on being ‘enjoyment focused’ and as volunteers work hard to provide our players with the necessary equipment and facilities to enjoy and develop their football, at whatever level.
The enthusiasm and commitment from both parents and volunteer coaches and committee members has helped to form a distinctive family orientated club that has evolved beyond expectation and which has become a highly regarded asset by the local community.
Founded in 1978 Newhall F.C. has a long-standing history of being involved with junior and youth football in the South Derbyshire region, and celebrated its 25th Anniversary in the year 2003. Formally known as Newhall Boys F.C., the name was changed in 2002 in recognition of the many girls becoming playing members at the club. A more detailed history can be found on our history page of this website.
Over the past 30 years Newhall F.C. has grown steadily. We usually have around 18 teams playing League football and along with our soccer school trainees this means that over 250 children aged between 4 and 18 are developing their football and social skills with Newhall F.C, something we all at Newhall F.C. take great pleasure from.
Our transformation has been supported and praised by the Football Association, who in 2003 awarded the club Charter Standard Accreditation. The ‘Charter Standard’ kite mark is only awarded to clubs and leagues that are well run, sustainable, which place child protection, quality coaching and safety as paramount. Our Charter Standard Accreditation was successfully renewed in 2007, 2011 and annually since then.
The club runs a very successful and well-attended soccer school for the development of boys and girls between the ages of four and six. We strongly believe that this area is fundamental to running a good successful football club. Significant achievements have been made by the club over the years, but many acknowledge the Soccer School as the single biggest contributor. In every year since its inception, it has produced at least one new team, often more. These teams have then progressed through the years to our current status of having at least one team at every age group of junior football from the under 7 to under 18 age groups.
Our football sessions at Soccer School are designed to introduce 4 to 6 year olds to the joy and fun of football, in a safe and friendly environment, with the ultimate aim of the 6 to 7 years olds moving on to play 7-a-side mini soccer in an under 7's & 8’s local league.
As Soccer School is the main source of new teams for the club and we rely heavily on parents/carers of children becoming coaches and taking new U7’s teams through into the Burton Junior football League (BJFL). Although not essential experience tells us that two volunteers normally find it easier than one person on their own, and it helps to have an interest in the team i.e. a son or daughter playing in the team, having said that we have a number of successful existing teams that are managed by one person.
We are very positive about developing our club and improving standards and see the recruitment of new players, coaches and volunteers as vital in supporting the continued growth and success of our club.
We are looking to further increase our links with the community as we see this as a good way of attracting new players as part of our club recruitment plan. We are also exploring the possibility of establishing links with local Senior Clubs as this will enable the club to continue the progress and development of its players.
We see ourselves as a 'club of the Community' and our long-term ambition is to have our own ground and accompanying facilities. To achieve this goal we will need to establish links and work with various different sporting bodies. We currently have an on going dialogue with the local Council with regard to improving changing room facilities and extending our storage facilities. The club is currently preparing for funding and grant applications and is always happy to discuss any offers of sponsorship. This investment is essential if we are to continue to grow with the knowledge that we can provide good, safe facilities for all our members.