Cricklewood Wanderers FC continues to go from strength in terms of project size and participation.
At the end of the 2016/17 season, we have 2 senior teams and 1 youth team actively participating in the project.
The first team finished 8th in the Middlesex County Premier League, in the midst of a claustrophobic mid-table where only 8 points separated 11th to 4th. The team also participated in a friendly cup with a team in Malaga, Spain; adding a new trophy to the cabinet with a 3-0 win.
Next season, we plan to add at least 2 youth sides, as well as really making an effort with promoting ladies’/girls’ football.
We will continue to ground-share with Wembley FC into the 2017/18 season, at Vale Farm, Wembley. Our FA Charter Standard has been renewed into 2017/18 too, ensuring our eligibility for promotion should we achieve it.
We are currently recruiting for a First Team Coach and a Reserve Team Manager, and are always on the lookout for talented players.
There is an established link between the club and employment service, with players using the Employment and Training team for career advice, job hunting assistance and CV creation. We have also found employment for players through our own activities, with several senior players coaching within our School Football Programme, and one player being employed directly by YES.
Participation is still free of charge to service users and will continue to be so, as we strongly believe in making football (and sport in general) accessible to participants from disadvantaged areas/backgrounds.
Football is an expensive business, and the club relies on grant funding and small donors, and if we are to continue providing high quality coaching, starting new youth teams and create a serious set up for female participants finding further funding will be vital.
The main aims of the project moving forward are:
- Achieve promotion from the Middlesex County Premier League to the next step of the English Football Pyramid.
- Create a professional, serious set up for girls and ladies who want to play football.
- Create a larger youth football network.
- Continue to support senior players in employment, health and football.
- Continue to support junior players in terms of teamwork, sportsmanship and their studies.
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