Who do I speak to if I need a hand or I want to help?

Issues with parents/ players, requests for coachmeets, issues with coaches, things that don’t fall into the other categories.
Please email waldridgepark@yahoo.co.uk and ask for the Management Committee.

Booking 11 a side pitches http://www.waldridgeparkjfc.co.uk/pitch-allocations/ , marking pitches, erecting metal goalposts, booking a ref for Waldridge Park (I have no time, interest or inclination to arrange refs for other clubs), club facebook account (team accounts are not to be set up), end of season reports, end of season team photos, items for the monthly agenda or queries regarding club policies http://www.waldridgeparkjfc.co.uk/club-management-committee/club-policies/
Please email misterlines@hotmail.co.uk and ask for John.

Expenses, subs, families in hardship, Winter training allocation, purchases outside of usual kit/ equipment.
Please email waldridgepark@yahoo.co.uk and ask for David.

RFYL League issues- this includes player registrations, Durham FA issues, player welfare #2, cautions, dismissals, coaching qualifications, 1st aid, CRC/ DBS, FAST FEET requests & liaison, arrangements for friendlies
Please email waldridgepark@yahoo.co.uk and ask for Karen.

Player welfare #1, issue with a referee, CRC/ DBS
Please email waldridgepark@yahoo.co.uk and ask for John Davies

Easter trip, booking Park View pitch
Please email waldridgepark@yahoo.co.uk and ask for Nick

9v9 pitch bookings, Kit, equipment
Please email waldridgepark@yahoo.co.uk and ask for Tony

Goalkeeping coaching
Please email waldridgepark@yahoo.co.uk and ask for Ben

Anything regarding the recruitment of development, U7 and U8 players
Please email waldridgepark@yahoo.co.uk and ask for Darren

Twitter, Club website, player adverts, new players, publicity, seeking sponsorship, match reports, meeting minutes
Please email waldridgepark@yahoo.co.uk and ask for The Communications Committee

Raffles, auctions, meals, fundraising
Please email waldridgepark@yahoo.co.uk and ask for the fundraising committee

Year three (U8) players wanted.

Waldridge Park Thropton U8 (2017/18) are looking for new players (currently year 3) ready for us progressing from 5v5 to 7v7 in June. We are a friendly community club with a strong emphasis on player development. Our young team play in the third tier of Russell Foster Youth League currently at Farringdon Academy. We would love to welcome players who love to play football are willing learn and develop both as a players and as a young people. Please contact Brian Waites on 07769225626

Current under ten players wanted

Our Bewick team are Summer League 2017 champions and currently unbeaten in the winter league.
We are looking for one more player to join a very talented team. (A defender and midfield/attacking players are the preference with experience playing in the RFYL in leagues 1-7 or in the Sunday Pin Point league and looking for a flexible Saturday team.)

Playing in the RFYL on a Saturday and in a FUTSAL league on a Thursday, our team has been together for less than twelve months, so a great time to join and unbeaten in 10 months. Managed by 2 qualified FIFA coaches and supported by a dedicated goalkeeping coach, our focus is on playing football the right way, building our play from the back, developing good decision making on the ball, encouraging a real team spirit driven by friendships, a will to learn & develop but most importantly and central to our ethos, playing with confidence by creating the right club footballing environment. Waldridge Park JFC was founded in 1988 and is a well ran, family friendly club, with teams ranging from under 6’s all the way through to an adult team.

We would love to hear from those Parents who are considering a new footballing challenge for their child with an exciting and up and coming team who are climbing quickly to the higher levels of the RFYL.

Please call Paul on 07711 135630

Club Social Christmas 2017

A few of the adults around the club got to enjoy a night in the Whitehills bar. We wish to thank Catherine and Barry for their wonderful hospitality.

Amy Patterson, Susan McDermott and Nick Anstey pulled together a fabulous night that also raised some funds for the club.

Further to that, some great ideas for gaining volunteers were shared by Jill Harkness.

Thank you to all who attended or contributed- it was a lovely get together.























WANTED! Coach for our U15 Futsal team

If you can give us a few hours of your time each week we can give you the chance to work with team fantastic youngsters who have a great attitude, a lot of skill and a great desire to learn.

We can also give you the initial support of a level two coach to aid your transition into the position as well as the ongoing support of a level one coach.

This is ideal for a coach who perhaps already has some coaching qualifications and would like to go on to gain Futsal qualifications that we would back you through.
Training and games are both midweek.

Please email waldridgepark@yahoo.co.uk to register your interest.

Parking at Hermitage Academy

As the nights get darker, it can be hard to see the lines on the ‘One Way’ system at Hermitage Academy, however it is there and we must adhere to it for the safety of our children.

When you come into the car park adjacent to the Gill Dobson Sports Centre, please stay to the right and follow the road around.

Please also note that under no circumstances should you park in the space that is adjacent to the path that leads to the all weather pitch.  This is to be left clear for emergency vehicles only.

U15 players wanted

We are actively seeking players in all positions to join one of our U15 teams. We can offer qualified coaching, a very supportive broader club, friendly and welcoming team mates and a great atmosphere among lovely parents.

Subscriptions are competitive

Games will be in the Russell Foster Youth League and training will be once per week.

Please email us waldridgepark@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

Coaching Opportunities available now!

We are always keen to accept new coaches into the club. We can promise coaches a great grounding, some very fair parameters to work within and loads of backing. We actively back coaches who seek to gain qualifications and we refund all DBS expenses.

We have the following opportunities:

– A lead coaching position with a potential teenage team

– Assistant coaches for a teenage team

– U7 coaches to work towards running teams from January 2018 onwards

Please send an email to: waldridgepark@yahoo.co.uk

Administrators wanted

Right across our club, we are aware of adults who possess the skills that would be of great benefit to us and ultimately to the children who play for us.

This would involve designing ways in which the other volunteers across the club bring income to the club. Fundraisers would need to have an active hand in leading events, but by no means would they be expected to do everything themselves. The role will involve applying for grants and seeking funding partners such as local businesses.

We really value the input our coaches have and the impact this has upon our players. Secretaries help the coaches maximise their hands-on time with players. Every minute spent by a coach completing administrative tasks is a minute that they do not spend with their players. Each team that has a secretary also happens to have a less stressed coach. The role would involve some or all of the following: Collection & monitoring slush fund, paying referee fees from the slush fund, claiming said fees back from WPJFC, arranging fixtures (9v9, 11v11), signing into venues (5v5, 7v7), filling out team sheets, player registrations,

We already have two excellent welfare officers who do a brilliant job, but both also have significant roles across the broader club. We would welcome the addition of a third welfare officer who has experience in safeguarding and/ or legal processes.

This would be to shadow Nick Anstey as he arranges the trip for this Easter.

If you have an interest in any of the above, please email: