Manuden Under 9s
Manuden Under 9s give the first opportunity to play proper matches.
Training is once a week and the games are played 7 a side on Saturday mornings. This is a non competitive age group and the league tables will not be published.
Our Coaching Team
Head Coach: Simon Elphick
Back in 2015, a friend and I started a Saturday morning mini kick about on the Jubilee Field in Clavering. Several children who attended the kick about with their parents have since moved up to Manuden JFC as we sought a more structured club environment for them. It is with the same ethos of family, friends and fun that I helped run the U9s with Julian Betts and James Free last season and will manage the U9s, for whom my son James will play, in 2019/2020.
Whereas winning is nice, I believe passing is nicer at this level. Success for the U9s this season will be playing high tempo football with every player ready, willing and able to pass and receive the ball with confidence. The Passer of Match trophy will be coveted once more.
Whereas my playing days were curtailed by long-term injury, I was immersed in football from an early age and have held a Newcastle United season-ticket since 1988. Having seen some good and much bad in that time, I will strive to ensure that our U9 squad is more Keegan than Kinnear!
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