Eldwick Junior Football Club is a grass-roots, community-focused, FA Charter Standard Football Club, providing football coaching for children in Eldwick and the surrounding areas. The club currently has over 200 registered players, with ages ranging from 4 to 17 years of age. As a club, the health, safety and welfare of every child that participates in football at Eldwick Juniors are our first and most important priority. This is closely followed by our commitment to providing a happy and inclusive environment for children to learn and develop their football skills under the tutelage of experienced coaches, who are FA qualified and have the appropriate CRB child safety checks and emergency aid qualifications.
The teams and the club structure of Eldwick are run by a dedicated committee of volunteers, many of them parents, who carry out a range of demanding but very fulfilling roles, from child welfare, kit and equipment supply, pitch and club management to communications, contract negotiations, sponsorship and general organisation.
New faces are always welcome if they would like to contribute to the running of the club, which can be an extremely rewarding pastime.
Football in Eldwick can be traced as far back as the successful U17’s team of 1947. However, the modern day Eldwick Juniors FC has its roots firmly planted in the formal football organisation formed in 1979 by David Lawson.
The players that formed these early U12’s and U13’s teams came from the local youth club. They were organised on the field of play by Bernard Doherty with the help of a small committee.
In January 2003 the football club was awarded the prestigious status of ‘Charter Standard’ club issued by the Football Association. During 2003, funds were devoted to the re-building of the changing rooms on Eldwick Rec, which have been available for use since the 2003/4 season and were refurbished in 2017.