Whitstable Town Junior Football Club

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 2018. 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 Kent Youth League, East Kent Youth Football League and Faversham and District 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:

Whitstable Town Football Academy This is a full time educational programme for those aged 16-18. (SCL Youth Development League – Home matches usually at the Belmont on Wednesdays at 12 pm – Manager: Josh Algar)

Under 16s (East Kent Youth Football League. Radfall Rec, Sundays at 2 pm – Manager: Rob Cleary, Coach: Stuart Samson)

Under 15s (Kent Youth League. Belmont Ground, Sundays at 11 am – Manager: Andy Luton, Coach: Paul Hussey)

Under 14s (East Kent Youth Football League. Radfall Rec, Sundays at 2 pm – Manager: Michael Couzens, Coach: Richard Hosking)

Under 13s (East Kent Youth Football League – Radfall Rec, Sundays at 2 pm – Manager: Dee Brennan, Coaches: Oliver English & Adam Ebbs)

Under 12s (East Kent Youth Football League – Radfall Rec, Sundays at 2 pm – Manager: Richard Hosking)

Under 10s (East Kent Youth Football League – Radfall Rec, Saturdays at 2 pm – Manager: Sarah Couzens, Coach: Gary Carter)

Under 9s (Faversham & District Youth Football League – Radfall Rec, Saturday mornings – Manager: Michael Kenneally, Coach: Tony Dunn)

Under 8s (Faversham & District Youth Football League – Radfall Rec, Saturday mornings – Manager: Brian Stokes, Coach: Tony Sibley)

Under 7s (Faversham & District Youth Football League – Radfall Rec, Saturday mornings – Manager: Josh Algar, Coach: Bailey Collin)

Under 8 Girls (Kent Girls/Ladies Football League – Radfall Rec, Saturday mornings – Manager: Julie Harrison)

During the winter months (end September to March) training is on Wednesdays at CCW from 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm. When the evenings are lighter training is at Radfall Rec.

The WTJFC committee is made up of Steve Clayton (Chairman), Rob Cleary (Vice Chairman), Francesca Milne (Secretary), Mike Couzens (Treasurer & Charter Standard Coordinator), Sarah Griffiths (Welfare Officer),  Josh Algar (Development Officer), Natalie Loveridge & Ben Jennings (Joint Fixtures Secretaries), Polly Burgess (Committee Member).

For more details about WTJFC please see the website – www.whitstabletownjuniorfc.uk