Welcome to Great Bentley Youth FC Mission and Plan

 In 2005 the committee of the senior Great Bentley Football Club had a vision of setting up a youth side to the club to enable children to play in the village and progress through to play in the senior Border league teams. So we held our first training session on Sunday 4th September 2005 which was attended by around 20 children. At this time we had a few footballs, bibs, cones and some goals borrowed from the Methodist Church (to whom we are very grateful). From this small start within the 1st year we had worked with Essex F.A. in obtaining Charter Standard Accreditation, produced a 3 year business / development plan and secured financial support from the Football Foundation. In celebration of this we were joined by players from Ipswich Town in the presentation of the cheque at a training session.

We have continued to build on the high standard start to ensure we operate at our optimum level and do not loose focus of our ethos and objectives. This was rewarded with the award of Essex F.A. Charter Standard Club of the year 2006 Followed by the F.A. Charter Development Club Accreditation.

We have a fully inclusive policy and will not preclude anybody between the ages of 6 and 18 (current school year 1 to College) regardless of ability. The only limitation is the number of places available whilst we implement a programme of coaches obtaining their FA Coaching qualifications.

Although Great Bentley Youth F.C. are fully associated to and part of Great Bentley Football Club (GBFC), we operate with an independent committee reporting to the GBFC committee and have our own club rules and constitution as required as an affiliated member club to the Football Association.

All members of Great Bentley Youth Football Club are required to abide by the rules set out and to all codes of practices as detailed within the club handbook. Full details are available in our membership handbook available for download here.

We welcome new joiners and invite you to join us at one of our training sessions or email us for further details.

Great Bentley Youth Football Club
FA Charter Standard Development Club