Check out our “Players Wanted” page or click on the following link: New Players Wanted
Alternatively you can contact our player recruitment team :
Clive Chivers, Club Secretary – Mobile: 07504 264157 or e-
Daniel Masters, Club Recruitment Officer – Mobile: 07957 740270 or e-mail email@example.com
SATURDAY SOCCER CLUB
The Saturday Soccer Club operates every Saturday morning in Bexleyheath and is open to any ability from 4 to 9 (i.e. School Year 4). The sessions operate on a simple pay and play “casual” basis. Click on the link to find out more Saturday Soccer Club
U14 Spartans Victory
Well done to Nathan and the lads.
U13 Athletic at the Valley
Our U13 Athletic side have also played a match on the beautiful Valley turf recently. Manager Daniel stated “We recently ended our league campaign in a credible third place, and as a thank you to the team for putting 100% effort in week after week, I arranged for the squad to play a game at The Valley. We chose Chipstead Warriors of the Tandridge League as our opponents having recently played out a close 3-3 draw with them. The boys did fantastic on the day, winning 6-3. It was also nice that Clive Chivers and Andy Wood could be there to witness how far this group have come since we started the Athletics 6 years ago.
Well done lads sounds like you’ve been really busy post season.
U13 Athletic take on Europe
Our U13 Athletic squad travelled to Barcelona recently to participate in a European tournament. Manager Daniel said of the trip “We set out for our annual European tour this year and having competed for the last 2 years in Holland, decided to take on the Copa Costa Brava tournament in Barcelona. We cruised though the group games against teams from Germany, Belgium and Switzerland, winning 5 out of 5. As the week progressed it was clear that the team running away with group 2 were FC Frankfurt and we seemed destined to meet them in either the semi or the final. The semi finals consisted of us along with 3 German teams and we found ourselves up against FC Marzahn, who had finished runners up to Frankfurt. After a fairly comfortable 6-0 win we then had to prepare for the final. The Frankfurt side were an academy team and we’re all technically very well drilled. In a close game we had a goal disallowed and a header cleared off the line in the final few seconds which took it to penalties. Inevitably, we all know how games end on penalties against the Germans ‘s and we ended the week as runners up. It was a credit to the team that the organisers and other teams managers made a point of complimenting us for our style of play and attitude throughout the tournament.
Well done to all involved and for representing the club abroad.
Vote Andy Wood – Outstanding Contribution to Community Football Award
Our Asst Secretary Andy Wood needs your vote. Following his recent success at the County and Regional Awards, he is now one of six nominees from across the country going for the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ National Award. It’s decided by you the public. It’s simple, The one with the most votes wins, so using the link below, please take a moment to vote for Andy and make him our national winner.
Best of luck Andy.
Well done to Taylor from the U8 Valiants, seen here picking up his presentation raffle prize at Bexleyheath yesterday.
The other winners (most of whom have been now been contacted) are:-
TV DVD combo – Taylor (U8 Valiants)
NutriBullet – Vince
Driving Lessons – Chris Sawyer
Box of Chocolates – Prashidha Pradham
Champagne – Michael McDermott
Whisky – Harley (Saturday School)
Champagne afternoon tea – U15 Valiants player
Afternoon Tea – cooper
Football Shirt – Andrew Ackroyd (U11 Knights)
Football shirt – Ray Dicker
Nivea Set – Oscar (U10 Knights)
Wine – Kieran
Wine – Louise
Face cream and lotion – Brian McKenna
Nail set – Jane
Well done to all the raffle winners and a big thank you to all those who kindly provided the prizes.
Jack Petchey award for June 2016
Congratulations to U11 Titans Coach Michael Barlow, our June winner of the ‘Jack Petchey’ Achievement Award. Michael (pictured here with his players) receives this award for his work setting up and coaching in our successful after school coaching programme, which has seen the club run football sessions in various primary schools across Bexley Borough this year.
Well done Michael from all at Junior Reds.
On Sunday 26th June 2016, the club held the annual end of 15/16 season awards. There was a great turn out by all the teams. Special thanks to Keith Peacock, Paul Mortimer and Jonathan Fortune for supporting the day and presenting the players with their awards and Dave Lockwood for announcing all the teams to the stage.
Below are a few of the photographs taken on the day. More images are available to view on our Facebook page.
A big thank you and well done to the ever hard working members of the committee for arranging another successful event.
U9 Spartak win Tournament
Congratulations to Justin and the boys.
Outstanding Contribution to Community Football Award
Congratulations to Club Assistant Secretary Andy Wood, who has been recognised by the FA for his work with Junior Reds Football Club and will receive an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Community Football Award’ for both the London FA and Regional FA. He now goes forward to compete for the National Award, which will take place at the Community Shield at Wembley in August.
Great achievement Andy and many congratulations from all at JRFC.
Aaron passes level 2 coaching badge
Well done Aaron from all at the club.
Junior Reds FC Presentation 2016 – Sunday 26th June
We are proud to announce details of this years Junior Reds end of season presentation, to be held at the North Stand, Charlton Athletic FC, The Valley, Floyd Road, SE7 8BL. The day will consist of three presentations. Entry is free and the doors will open 30 minutes before each presentation. Car parking is available in the West Stand Car Park. There will be an official souvenir programmes (£3), a raffle and pay bar available.
Presentation times for each team are as follows. Please take a moment to have a look at which show you are in. If you are unsure, please ask your team manager.
Show 1 – 11am – 12:30pm: – Saturday Club, U8 Valiants, U8 Warriors, U16 Knights, U16 Sabres, U16 Titans, U16 Warriors, U9 Spartak, U10 Sabres, U10 Knights, U10 Warriors and U10 Athletic.
Show 2 -1:45pm – 3pm: – U7 Valiants, U7 Knights, U14 Athletic, U14 Spartans, U15 Spartans, U15 Valiants, U15 Athletic, U15 Warriors, U9 Robins, U9 Titans, U9 Sabres, U9 Knights, U9 Valaints and U9 Athletic.
Show 3 – 4pm -5:30pm: – U11 Warriors, U11 Knights, U11 Titans, Adult Spartans, Adult Athletic, Adult Seniors, U13 Warriors, U13 Titans, U13 Athletic, U12 Girls, U12 Robins, U12 Warriors, U12 Spartans and U12 Knights.
The Dutch Public Television Broadcaster NOS (comparable to the BBC) visited
the Junior Reds Girls during May as part of a television News programme
covering the UEFA European Championship in France.
The cameras recorded a training session; a practice match between England (in red) and Holland (in
Orange bibs) and a rendition of the National Anthem (sung perfectly). A
number of the Girls gave interviews on England’s chances in the European
Championships and why Dutch children should support England.
Jack Petchey award for May 2016
Clive Hall-Strutt, Club Coordinator for the scheme, said “ Michael is a worthy winner of this award. He has worked very hard gaining his coaching qualifications so that he can give his team the best quality training sessions possible. His team always look forward to his imaginative and innovative coaching sessions and have shown a marked improvement since he took over running the team,”
So well done again Michael from all at Junior Reds.
Remember if you know anybody aged between 11 and 25 who you feel could be a nominee for a Jack Petchey award please let Clive know at Clivehallfirstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Stagg Finalists – Sunday 22nd May
Well what a day we had on 22-05-16. Six teams playing in the Selkent Bob Staggs Memorial Shield Finals across two different venues. Our day kicked off at 10am in glorious sunshine at Barnet Wood Road with the U14 Spartans and finished in a torrential rain storm at the Meridian with the U13 Warriors in the last game of the day at 5:30pm. We had tears of joy and tears in defeat.
Whether you won or whether you lost, you were all brilliant.
U14 Mauve Shield Winners – Junior Reds Spartans
U12 Blue Shield Winners – Junior Reds Knights
U14 Orange Shield Winners – Junior Reds Athletic
U12 Aqua Shield Finalists – Junior Reds Spartans
U11 Olive Shield Finalists – Junior Reds Knights
We would like to congratulate everyone of you for taking part and representing Junior Reds Football Club and making it such a memorable day.
Tina Marshall Trophy – Girls U12’s retain their title
The sun shone, the sky was blue and the grass was very green at Cobdown Sports & Social Club in May as Junior Reds Girls Under 12’s came to defend their Tina Marshall trophy from the previous season. Their opponents in the final were the same as last season – Castle Colts.
A fantastic game took place with all girls from both teams showing their skills and commitment to their teams. Castle Colts started very strongly yet it was Junior Reds that took the lead at 12 minutes into the game with a long range speculative shot from Libby Miller. Castle Colts shortly restored parity with a fine cross. Junior Reds winner came at the 25 minute mark with a long range “lob” over the advancing goalkeeper from Shay Bennett, to make the final score 2-1.
Thanks to Team Manager Peter Clarke and the Castle Colts girls for a great game again. See you next season in another final? Finally thanks to the KFLFL Committee and helpers for their hard work in organising 12 Cup Finals to the highest standard on the same day.
Well done girls a great achievement.
Senior Girls tournament
To promote Girls football at Senior Schools a small 5 a side tournament was held at Danson Youth Centre in May for Girls in School Years 6, 7 and 8.
This was the first time such a tournament for Senior Schools was organised by the Club. Five teams took part and much skill was in evidence. The eventual winners were Dartford Grammar Girls School – impressively winning all four of their games.
If you are interested in joining one of the Junior Reds Girls teams please contact Grainne on 07828 164 557 or Clive on 07504 264 157 or email Clive@juniorredsfc.co.uk.
U10 Sabres at the Valley
The U10 Sabres are pictured here on the pitch at the Valley after taking part in a 7-a-side Youth Football Tournament earlier in May. The boys had a good group stage, winning four and drawing one of their games before eventually going out in the Semi-Final.
Well done boys, sounds like it was a great experience.
Junior Reds Seniors – Plumstead Challenge Cup Glory
A thrilling afternoon at Park View Road, Welling saw Junior Reds Seniors beat Footscray Lions 3-1 to lift the Plumstead Challenge Cup. Goals from Adam Tarrant, Jordan McTigue and Aaron Jeffery were good enough to clinch victory against a spirited Lions team in front of a crowd of 254.
Congratulations lads from all at the club.
ABOUT THE CLUB
The Junior Reds Football Club was formed in 2001 to provide boys and girls, between the ages of six and eighteen, with the opportunity to compete in local Sunday Football Leagues in South East London and North Kent. The Club has steadily grown and now has over 40 teams competing in the Kent Youth League, South East London and Kent Youth League (SELKENT), Kent Ladies & Girls League and the Woolwich & Eltham Sunday FA.
PLAYER & MANAGER RECRUITMENT
If you are interested in joining the Junior Reds, please contact:
- Angela Wood,
Mobile: 07968 946256 or e-
- Clive Chivers, Club Secretary
Mobile: 07504 264157 or e-
- Daniel Masters, Club Recruitment Officer
Mobile: 07957 740270 or e-