We are looking for a Welfare officer, for more details please see our vacancies page.
A new online magazine has been launched and is designed to give insight and knowledge on how players can develop and reach new levels in their game. It provides training drills, demonstrations and articles in order to give players assistance in developing their game. This is a Free magazine, provided to help players in their game and can be viewed here:
The club is saddened to hear that Martin Dawkins has passed away.
He is fondly remembered as a “lovely bloke”, and a major part of the club for many years, who was instrumental in girls and ladies football in the club and indeed we may not have had these without his tireless efforts. Martin did a huge amount for many people and had sadly been ill for a number of years but he took his diagnosis in amazing spirit and made the most of those last couple of years, somehow managing to be positive throughout, and getting to see his beloved Bournemouth doing so well in these last few years.
Our thoughts are with Martins family at this sad time.
RIP Martin…alongside Will Murray and Tim Dunne, that’s three great WBC volunteers gone way too soon in the last couple of years.
Club Background: Founded in 1990, we now have over 93 teams and over 1,300 players registered, ranging from training groups starting at u5’s through to the veteran’s and men’s teams and a thriving girls’ section. Our founding principle was to give as many local children as possible the chance to play football, and our club philosophy is very much centered on player development, aiming to give every player the chance to maximise their potential whilst having fun learning new skills.
We believe this culture is partly why the club is so big and has become the largest youth football club in Britain. We strive to find a place for all, and then nurture all our young players carefully, so as they develop a lifelong love of the game and to support this we have a fluid but structured player-centered pathway as detailed in our player development plan so the development through the age groups / format transitions is clear.
We are also a long time FA Charter Standard club, and have just been awarded their prestigious Community Status.
We couldn’t achieve all that we do without our volunteer helpers and as such the club has invested in preparing this document to help guide you through the years.
Player Pathway: There are 3 main sections of the career of a WBCFC player (and coach). As a club we can accommodate roughly 90-100 players per age group with about mid 60’s on a Saturday & mid 30’s on a Sunday.
u5 & u6 Soccer School, u7 & u8 5v5 – 9 teams on a Sat & 4 Sun using Pool system
Main (YEL league)
u9 & u10 7v7 – 6 teams on a Sat, 3/4 Sun, Fixed squad of 10-11
u11 & u12 9v9 – 5 teams on Sat, 2/3 Sun, Fixed squad of 12-12
u13 & u14 11v11 – 4 teams on Sat, 2 Sun, Fixed squad of 15-16
u15, u16, u18, u19 & Mens
As we progress through the ages some teams by necessity diminish and some merge.
If your child is interested in joining either mini-Colts or the Colts teams you can check below which year group rep you should contact, based on your child’s school year.
Reception: mini-Colts under 5s
Year 1: mini-Colts under 6s
Year 2: mini-Colts under 7s
Year 3: mini-Colts under 8s
Year 4: Colts under 9s
Year 5: Colts under 10s
Year 6: Colts under 11s
Year 7: Colts under 12s
Year 8: Colts under 13s
Year 9: Colts under 14s
Year 10: Colts under 15s
Year 11: Colts under 16s
Please email the relevant year group rep with your child’s name and date of birth. If you are unsure who to contact, please email email@example.com with your child’s details and it will be passed to the relevant year group rep. Find out more about our club and our history.