Get Involved

Joining In

Eldwick Juniors Football Club has teams for children from 6 to 18 years of age. Training is designed to ensure it is fun as well as a effective in boosting their skills and strategic understanding of the game of football. Most of the teams also play in their relevant football leagues, enjoying weekly matches against other sides from the Craven, Aire & Wharfe Junior League.

Eldwick Juniors Football Club is fully supportive of all aspects of the FA Respect initiative, which engages everyone involved in youth football

Training

Training generally takes place on a Saturday morning at Zara Sports Centre, Bingley Road, Bradford. BD9 6NA from 9am.

Due to the number of teams, some do start a bit later and there are one or two who have training sessions on weekday evenings, either routinely or at certain times of year. It’s worth checking with individual managers for their schedules.

However, anyone who wants to see what goes on for themselves should come down to Zara on a Saturday morning from 9am to see the club in full swing!

Matches

Matches are played on Sundays throughout the football season, weather and ground conditions permitting.

Only players signed to a team for competitive purposes are eligible to take part in official matches, for reasons of insurance and making certain that players are verified as being in their correct age groups.

There is a limit to the number of players a team can sign (e.g. the under 9s can currently sign a maximum of 14 players for their seven-a-side league, and so on). Once a team has signed its full compliment for the season, it cannot add any more, except for replacing any that drop out.

That does not mean, however, that non-signed players cannot enjoy the benefits of training with Eldwick Juniors. At their discretion, managers are generally happy for non-signed players to take part. And who knows, they may go on to be next year’s signed players!

Parents

There are many ways to be involved in the club and every contribution is warmly welcomed.

Of course there are many committee roles, but we appreciate that level of involvement might not suit everyone. You might be able to help in the following ways, though (this is not an exhaustive list):

Helping at the Clubs Fundraising events – this occurs throughout the year – we are always looking for helpers from selling tickets to being on a stand at the local gala – this all helps raise money for the club.

Setting up – There are some pieces to put in place before matches, such as putting up goal nets and setting out Respect Lines and corner flags. It doesn’t take a lot of effort but it is one more thing the managers, coaches and committee members don’t have to worry about.

Sponsors

Much of what Eldwick Juniors Football Club can do for and with its young players is thanks to the support of highly valued sponsors.

Their support makes a huge difference to the facilities and equipment that can be made available to the teams.

In each season there is an opportunity for businesses to put their branding on the strips of one or more teams. In addition, we aim to provide each player and manager or coach with a waterproof jacket in club colours, which can also carry branding on the back or the breast.

It’s a great opportunity for any business to show its support for youth sport and the community in general, but can be particularly potent for a business from Eldwick and its surrounds, because there are the parents and wider families of more than 200 players who will appreciate the commitment that has been made to ensure their youngsters get the best football experience.

Being a Eldwick Juniors sponsor is not just for big businesses; you can make a difference for a surprisingly low contribution.

If you would like to discuss being a sponsor or simply find out more about what it could mean for your business, please do get in touch and we’ll come back to you as soon as we can.

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