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Tempers flare when Coach gives managers player award to his own Son..

Yes, I did the seemingly unthinkable after weeks of consideration I decided to award a player with the Managers Player award, this player was my son who plays on the team. I’m absolutely appalled by the response from some of the parents who openly said in front of other parents and players, “Your out of […]

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CHAIRMAN IN DESPAIR AS PITCHES ARE DESTROYED AND EQUIPMENT STOLEN

This is our Chairman for Seedfield Sports Juniors FC tonight, we’ve had people break in to the grounds who have been living onsite for the last week or so, they’ve ruined all 5 grass pitches for our age groups from U7’s up to up U18’s and they’ve also emptied our containers today, hundreds of kids unable to […]

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U13 RONNIE WRAITH STRUCK BY LIGHTNING DURING A MATCH RETURNS TO PITCH 146 DAYS LATER!!!

146 days ago we reported that a 12-year-old boy, Ronnie Wraith was left fighting for his life after being struck by lightning on a football pitch, he was hit in the chest by a lightning strike while playing in a tournament with the Hertfordshire county team in October of last year. This resulted in the youngster […]

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All Star Super Cup

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION The All Star Super Cup provides a unique footballing experience to grassroots teams of all abilities, the likes of which is normally only accessible to those at the very top of the professional game. Staged at St George’s Park, the home of England’s National teams, with overnight accommodation available on site at the […]

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Dear Grassroots……When did I become an employee of the parents??

We received an email from a coach at the end of his tether telling us he was quitting and the reasons behind. I would like you to make this email public so hopefully someone somewhere may learn from what I’m saying and stop with immediate effect treating grassroots coaches like employees.  I will start by […]

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A REMINDER – FA GUIDANCE NOT TO PUBLISH YOUTH LEAGUE RESULTS

A reminder of the FA guidance reference the publication of results and league tables for teams playing from Under-7s through to Under-11s. “This guidance is not new. As a result of significant consultation and research undertaken across the game with children [players],  parents, coaches, clubs and league volunteers, The FA decided in 2012 to extend […]

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COMING SOON – PLAY SAFE WEEKEND 2023: SATURDAY 30TH SEPT/SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER

English football is set to unite again over the above weekend to promote Play Safe – a countrywide campaign to focus attention of the vital importance of safeguarding in our national game. Led by The Football Association, the Play Safe campaign is endorsed by the NSPCC and will be supported this weekend across every level […]

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Osgood Schlatters Disease/ Knee Injury – Know the facts

This week we visit Osgood Schlatters Disease, or as I like to call it a condition of the knee in children! What exactly is Osgood Schlatters? Essentially it is painful inflammation or irritation of the bone growth plate in the shin bone (tibia bone) which is just below the knee cap. It generally happens in […]

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6 minutes !!! – My son cried when he got in the car, this can’t be right…

My son, who is 8 has played for his team now for a year and a half now, I accept that he has the least ability on the team but to counter this he has the most enthusiasm. The coach was very fair in the first season giving most kids a good run out, recently […]

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Being the kid of the coach isn’t always the best thing….

Written from the heart of a Coach / Parent. Being the kid of the coach isn’t always the best thing…. or so my child tells me, regardless of what many may think. Sitting here listening to my child as they plead to miss training and asking to go to the beach or park instead whilst […]

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