News, Events & Updates
Kent FA Mental Health Champion
Bev Latham, our juniors secretary, fixtures secretary, assistant welfare office and U15 assistant manager has taken another role. Bev has recently got involved with the latest FA initiative and has become one of its first group of Mental Health Champions. Working with teenagers and having experience with young people in her teaching role at school has inspired her to take on this new role.
If you would like to chat to her please either email or phone.
or 07595 359652
WFC Only Does Positive
The FA’s Respect campaign was launched in the 2008/9 season after a build-up of behavioural problems in the National Game. Following its success, The FA want to spread the message of Respect even further across English football. The new campaign - ‘We Only Do Positive’ - aims to do just that.
The new campaign highlights the importance of positive behaviour towards young footballers, specifically looking at the impact parents and coaches can have. The campaign is rooted in extensive research carried out in 2017/18 to understand more clearly the effect of negative behaviour on Under 7s - Under 18s and where Respect interventions would be most effective.
The research provided clear evidence of why positivity was so important in the youth game. The stand-out insight was that 9 in 10 children played better with positive encouragement. In addition, the research highlighted that negative experiences on children had a serious adverse effects on both in their footballing ability and more widely to their enjoyment of the sport.
‘We Only Do Positive’ is a response to this research and uses an all new strategic approach to target coaches and parents specifically around mini-soccer and youth football. It aims to promote and educate coaches and parents on their roles in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment for all the players, ensuring they have great experiences throughout their football journey
Not All Heroes Wear Capes.....
...some wear striped T-Shirts!
Alan Philpott has been spending many hours of his time at the club, clearing tree stumps, cutting the grass, clearing weeds and having a general clear up.
All his efforts will make our club look fabulous.
Light Falls On The 3G Pitch!
Both Youth and Senior Sections of the club are thrilled to be able to train on the all weather pitch all year round with the new floodlights being installed.
Chariman Gary Ambrose believes that this will be of huge benefit to not only the club but also the local community, "We are extremely pleased with the fantastic opportunities that we can now offer local clubs to support their training needs. The new floodlight installation has allowed not only the Seniors and Youth Teams to enjoy training long into the night but also other clubs from the local community.
Click here to book your weekly slot on the 3G pitch.