Your story

We are based in South Leeds and provide the opportunity for children of all abilities from 4 to 18 to develop their football and social skills. They can do this in a safe and fun environment, we have over 150 players across our 10 teams.

Group introduction

Beeston Juniors Football Club was formed in 1989 and is run entirely by willing volunteers for the benefit of promoting football and social skills to boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 18 years old. Based in South Leeds, Beeston is one of the most deprived areas of West Yorkshire and our junior football club gives local children the chance to improve their football skills, keep fit and healthy and form new friendships that will last for years to come. We have 150 players across our 10 teams.

We are a Chartered Standard Football Club and pride ourselves on the friendly no pressure coaching our qualified coaches offer.
Just over 2 years ago the club was close to folding as we had just 3 junior teams running and no younger age groups coming through, but a new committee formed through willing parents transformed the club and we now are looking at having 12 teams for the 2016/17 season and a well established Soccer School for younger children.
The Club is affiliated to West Riding County FA. And our teams all play in the Garforth Junior Football League.

All of the coaches involved give up their free time for the children.
We work closely with local business' and residents and all our fundraising is done again by coaches and parents

Recently our club held a charity football day for one of our U14s grandmother, a local resident who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness. We managed to raised almost £450 by holding a succession of football matches, where teams from our U8s right through to U15s took part and even some open age teams.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

In the past 2 years Beeston Juniors Football Club has increased the number of teams by 8, ultimately this has seen approximately 100 more children training with us, week in week out. With such a rapid increase in numbers, we need also increases as we gain more and more players.

Any funding we received would therefore be spent on much needed equipment such as training balls, cones, bibs and practice goals. This would enable us to grow further as a club and hopefully lead to more junior teams.

"A friendly football club based in South Leeds offering local children the chance to play football.
Lee Horsman, Secretary"

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