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Club Connection
A look at organisations available in Billericay for like-minded people

This month’s focus is FC Redwing who offer football for all ages however they would particularly like to tell you about their programme for young children
Who is FC Redwing?
With 16 teams and 185+ registered players, we are one of the largest youth football clubs in the area and this year is our 15th Anniversary.  We are Essex FA affiliated and run in line with the FA Respect programme.  Our teams range from the Academy (U6) all the way to Adults with many of our teams having played together their whole childhood. 
As an introduction to the game we offer:
Free soccer coaching for four to six year olds. With an emphasis on fun, these sessions have proven a big hit with local Reception and Year One children (and their parents).
Why offer free football training to children?
FC Redwing's main aim is to get children from a young age to fall in love with the beautiful game.  We pride ourselves on being a friendly family club and are proud to be the only team in the area to offer free sessions to children looking to take their first footballing steps.
What would we expect at these FREE sessions?
All sessions are run in a positive and safe environment and include fun games that develop basic skills with a small sided match at the end.  All sessions are run by FA qualified coaches and take place at Whites Farm, Barleylands on a Saturday morning.  
Who attends the sessions?
Both boys and girls from every skill level who are currently in Year One or Reception at School.  If a child is younger we place them on a waiting list so they don't miss out when we take the next group in the summer.
Do you organise matches?
When the children are ready we do.  With our current group of Year One children we have started organising games against other local teams.  They are a lot of fun and the last game we had nearly 100 spectators watching.  We even had four generations of one family in the crowd.  This is a better attendance than some local semi-pro teams!
How do I sign my child up?
We do have some free spaces available now so email Clive Ashdown, the Head Coach of our Academy, at
clive@cwgrain.com and we can get your child playing this weekend.  Don't forget that you can also sign up younger children to our waiting list to secure their space in this popular programme.