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East Coast Warriors F.C

East Coast Warriors is a youth football club based in North Norfolk that was founded in 2001 to provide football for young people in a safe environment.

East Coast Warriors

East Coast Warriors Football Club was founded in 2001 by a small group of parents that wanted a fun and safe environment for their children to learn to play football.  There were only 6 children at the start.  The Club’s ethos has not changed over many years it has been going.  It is still a fun and safe environment for children to learn to play football.  East Coast Warriors likes to give all young players a chance to develop their skills and get as much out of the club as possible.  That is why one of the club rules is that all players get a minimum of one half of football during matches.

Young players develop skills at different levels and at different times, both physically and mentally.  Most importantly, young children come to play a game of football with their friends: they learn social skills and enjoy themselves.  It is therefore important that parents and coaches do not take the fun out of the experience by pushing them from an early age.  Lots of young players give up football because of pressure from parents and coaches and that is a real shame.  We must let the game be the teacher.  Football, like many other walks of life,  is a skill where you learn from your mistakes,  and where positive encouragement helps build self – esteem and promotes learning.

Cheering from the sidelines is always welcomed at East Coast Warriors.  Let’s all work together to make a fun and enjoyable place for our children to play!

The club has representatives in each age group, and also a Child Welfare Officer.  If you have any problems at all,  these people are available to help you and your child resolve them.  This ensures that any form of bullying or child protection issues are appropriately acted upon.

We hope your children have a great time with us.  Football is a game, let’s keep it that way and make it fun!

Committee Members

  • Chairperson: Sarah Knowles
  • Vice Chairperson: Shane Clark
  • Secretary: Helen Clark
  • Treasurer: Craig Muckley
  • Child Welfare Officer: Steph Ward
  • Fundraising Committee Rep: Sarah Knowles
  • Committee Members: Steve Nurse, Beverly Newman

Fund Raising Committee

Sarah Knowles, Beverly Newman, Lisa Sexton, Claire Muckley

New players & volunteers always welcomed

FA CHARTER STANDARD

East Coast Warriors F.C is proud to have achieved The FA Charter Standard, which is awarded to football clubs who provide a high quality football experience; proven to be well run, sustainable, and importantly place child protection, quality coaching and safety as paramount

Meet the teams
Currently we have 2 teams:

Under 10’s

The under 10’s team are coached by Shane Clark & Danny Mills

They train at Bodham Playing Field on Wednesdays 6.15 – 7.15 pm

Under 15’s

The under 15’s team are coached by Shane Clark, Josh Clark & Adam Sexton

They train at Bodham Playing Field on Fridays 6.15 – 7.30 pm

Contact us

Address

Bodham Playing Field
Cromer Road
Bodham
Holt
NR25 6QG

Phone

Sarah Knowles (Chairperson) 07748949947

Email

sarah@eastcoastwarriorsfc.co.uk

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A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

We would like to say a BIG thank-you to all of our sponsors, parents & volunteers who have kindly helped the club keep growing throughout this and previous years.

We also would like to give a special thank-you to Bodham Playing Field Committee, who kindly allow us the use of their facilities to train and play football on.

Without you ALL the club would not be where it is today

We are always looking for new sponsorship of any kind
if you can help in any way please CONTACT US 
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Warning proud coach moment!

East Coast Under 15s beat local rivals Cromer tonight 3-0 to win the league. These boys have come so far in the last few years. A team that was assembled four years ago from players in the club who were not getting much time on the pitch with the clubs other two teams they spent their first season losing heavily most weeks. But with time on the pitch and a poke in the right direction and they have all developed into capable players who play as a team and enjoy their football. With the addition of some extra players along the way they have finally developed into a team that not only found the level they can compete at but went further and won the league only losing one game all season. Well done boys you all deserve this it has been a pleasure to coach you and watch you all develop into the fine young men you have become. Looking forward to next season already
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6 days ago

East Coast Warriors FC

Message from a Coach....

"Today I heard a comment made about me behind my back. I started to turn around and look, but then decided better of it and kept my eyes on the field. My wife hears things like this more often than I do, because many of you don’t know who she is. She tells me what you say. I have received... angry emails, full of “suggestions,” about who should be playing where and how I... lost that day’s game for the kids. I thought I’d write an open letter to all of you parents, even though I might never send it. I’ll start it this way: “I am a volunteer.”

I’m the one who answered the call when the league said they didn’t have enough coaches. I understand that you were too busy. I have some news for you. I’m not retired. I’m busy too. I have other children and a job, just like you do. Not only do I not get paid to do this – it costs me money. I see you walk up to the game 15 minutes after it started, still dressed for work. Do you know I’ve already been here over an hour? Imagine if you had to leave work early nearly every day. I’ve never seen you at a practice. I’m sure you’re plugging away at the office. But I’m out here, on the field, trying my best to teach these children how to play a sport they love, while my bank account suffers.

I know. I make mistakes. In fact, maybe I’m not even that great of a coach. But I treat the kids fairly and with respect. I am pretty sure they like coming to my practices and games, and without me or someone like me, there’d be no team for them to play on. I’m part of this community too and it’s no picnic being out here on this stage like this. It’s a lot easier back there with the other parents where no one is second-guessing you.

And I also know you think I give my son or daughter unfair advantages. I try not to. In fact, have you ever considered that maybe I’m harder on him than on the others? I’m sure he hears plenty of criticism at school from classmates, who hear it from you at home, about what a lame coach I am. And if, even unconsciously, my kids are getting a slight advantage because I know them better and trust their abilities, is that the worst thing in the world, considering the sacrifice I’m making? Trust me, I want to win too. And if your son or daughter could guarantee we’d do that, I’d give them the chance.

After this game is over, I’ll be the last one to leave. I have to break down the field, put away all the equipment and make sure everyone has had a parent arrive to pick them up. There have been evenings when my son and I waited with a player until after dark before someone came to get them. Many nights I’m sure you’ve already had dinner and are relaxing on the couch by the time I finally kick the mud off my shoes and climb into my car, which hasn’t been washed or vacuumed for weeks. Why bother cleaning it during the season? Do you know how nice it would be if, just once, after a game one of you offered to carry the heavy gear bag to my car or help straighten up the field?

If I sound angry, I’m not. I do this because I love it and I love being around the kids. There are plenty of rewards and I remind myself that while you’re at the office working, your kid is saying something that makes us all laugh or brings a tear to my eye. The positives outweigh the negatives. I just wish sometime those who don’t choose to volunteer their time would leave the coaching to the few of us who do."
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The U15s put in a fantastic performance today at a sunny Bodham to beat league rivals Mundford 3-1 and reclaim the top spot with three games left to play. Every single player put a shift in and left everything they had on the pitch at the end of the game. After going 2-0 up in the first 20 mins the warriors looked to be cruising but Mundford fought back and made it 2-1 shortly after. A penalty before half time made it 3-1 to east Coast at the break. In the second half Mundford came back strong and threw everything they had at the Warriors but the boys dug in and saw out the game. Well done boys a fantastic team performance

Today’s squad
Nathan Lemmon, Tom Muckley, Paul Witherspoon, Kyle Copeman, Tom Eltringham, Alex Smith, Max Sexton, Lennie Clark, Brandon Wright, Riley Dyball, Sam Nurse, Liam Reynolds, Dan Hodgett, Jack Millen , Cole Harrison.

Goals from Brandon, Riley, Tom M
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