Growing the Game

Growing the Game with Brackley Town FC

Brackley Town Football Club is delighted to again have been awarded the status of Community Charter Standard by the F A ,the most advanced of the Football Association’s recognised awards for clubs at all levels which are well run and have the highest standards of coaching and child protection.

“The award recognises high quality in all the things that really matter and as a club we are proud to be recognised in this way,” said chairman Francis Oliver speaking at the presentation of the certificate and pictured with managing director Janene Butters and first team manager Kevin Wilkin.

Janene Butters boasts “Exciting times are ahead for us at BTFC. We have ambitious plans to grow our junior section in the community for the playing season 2017/2018. We have now commenced our player recruitment campaign for all ages from under 7s to under 18’s for teams that play in both the Witney and District League and development teams playing the in Midland Junior Premier League. Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to be part of our forever evolving junior section and contact us to register your interest and find out more details”

Francis Oliver explains the importance of investing in the younger ages to widen the section “We will be offering a soccer school for ages 4-6 for girls and boys starting in April on our fantastic all weather pitch here at the club. The aim of these soccer sessions is to broaden football awareness at these young ages with a view to create at least 2 under 7 teams for season 2017/2018”

And it doesn’t stop there. For those girls who want to join a team we now offer girls football training sessions on Friday evenings between 5-6pm for ages 8,9,10 and 11. There are girls open sessions also offerered at the club on Thursday evenings between 4-5pm for age groups 11 to 16’s.

Academy Head Coach Nick Johnson said, ”This is a fantastic time to be involved with Brackley Town FC, more young players than ever are enjoying the game in a safe, friendly, and positive environment, and we want to continue with the progress already made by offering more and more opportunities for youngsters to play.

As we continue to increase opportunities for young players to play we also need to recruit more coaches to expand our existing coaching team. We have a variety of coaching opportunities available and we’re able to offer a full programme of support, mentoring, and development to our coaches in these paid roles. I would encourage anyone with a passion for coaching to get in touch.”

To find out more details of coaching opportunites, joining a girls team, junior participation in a soccer school or wanting to play in one of our age groups from 7s – 18 s then contact us by email at football@brackleytownfc.co.uk