Whitstable Town Junior Football Club (WTJFC) is Whitstable’s oldest youth football club having been running for over 20 years. The club is proud and delighted to have been awarded the Kent Football Association Charter Standard Development Club of the Year for 2017. We offer opportunities to girls and boys under the age of 18 to train and play football matches in a friendly atmosphere under the guidance of qualified coaches. It has teams in the Faversham and District Youth Football League as well as the East Kent Youth Football League.
During 2016 WTJFC developed links with the senior club for the first time in many years. The aim is for greater integration, bringing the juniors and the seniors closer together. All junior players can now attend home matches for free when accompanied by an adult. Ultimately we want to see the development of coaches and players so that the juniors of today become the first team players of the future. A strong youth set-up can only benefit future senior teams at the Belmont and will give the gifted youngsters something to strive for.
Currently we have the following teams:
Under 18s (East Kent Youth Football League – Home matches usually at the Belmont on Sundays at 2pm – Manager: Marc Kirkness, Asst Manager: Dave Fairclough, Coaches: Martin Mills, Ian Grieves, Brian Snipp )
Under 15s (East Kent Youth Football League. Radfall Rec, Sundays at 2pm – Coaches: Stuart Samson, Rob Cleary, Ben Jennings)
Under 13s (East Kent Youth Football League – Radfall Rec, Sundays at 2pm – Coaches: Mike Couzens, Richard Hosking)
Under 12s (East Kent Youth Football League – Radfall Rec, Sundays at 2pm – Coaches: Dee Clayton-Brennan, Harry Lee)
Under 11(A)s (East Kent Youth Football League – Radfall Rec, Saturdays at 2pm – Coaches: Jack Weston, Mark Annoot)
Under 11(B)s (East Kent Youth Football League – Radfall Rec, Saturdays at 2pm – Coach: Richard Hosking)
Under 9s (Faversham & District Youth Football League – Radfall Rec, Saturday mornings – Coaches: Sarah Couzens, Gary Carter, Barrie Knowles)
Under 8s (Faversham & District Youth Football League – Radfall Rec, Saturday mornings – Coaches: Michael Kenneally, Tony Dunn)
Under 7s (Faversham & District Youth Football League – Radfall Rec, Saturday mornings – Coaches: Marshall Bax, Brian Stokes)
During the winter months (end September to March) training is on Wednesdays at CCW from 5.30pm – 7.30pm. When the evenings are lighter training is at Radfall Rec. The Under 18s also use St Edmunds School for training on Tuesday evenings.
The WTJFC committee is made up of Steve Clayton (Chairman), Rob Cleary (Vice Chairman), Sarah Couzens (Secretary), Mike Couzens (Treasurer & Charter Standard Coordinator), Sarah Griffiths (Welfare Officer & Registrations Secretary), Josh Algar (Development Officer), Natalie Loveridge & Ben Jennings (Fixtures Secretaries), Julie Harrison (Press Officer) & Polly Burgess (Committee Member).
For more details about WTJFC please see the website – www.whitstabletownjuniorfc.uk