Ringmer Rovers Junior Football Club was established in 1982, although it was in 1999 that it truly became the Club it is today, as the previous seventeen years had seen many comings and goings before firmly establishing itself. Now fully embedded into the local community Ringmer Rovers JFC prides itself on it’s open and fun environment with which to come and play your football.
Ringmer Rovers Junior Football Club (RRJFC) is one of the largest junior football clubs in Sussex and Ringmer Rovers Junior Football Club is a key part of the local community and has strong links with all the local schools and other local community football projects.
The aim of the Club is to be a provider of football for the young community of Ringmer, and neighboring areas, with the emphasis on skill development and competition in an active, fun and social environment.
The highlight for Ringmer Rovers so far has been receiving the prestigious accolade of FA Charter Standard Club, an honour bestowed them in 2007 following years of hard work to get the Club to this status. This is testament to the quality and commitment of all the volunteers who made this happen and ensures that the children at Ringmer Rovers are receiving the very best in local community football coaching and are participating in a safe and fun environment.
The FA Charter Standard is only awarded to Club’s who conduct themselves in a manner conversant with strict FA guidelines. It is a best practice guide that sets standards of coaching, adminstration and child protection for all clubs outside the Football League and Premier League. As a benchmark for quality, it will improve the playing experience for all.
At Ringmer Rovers the philosophy is simple – the children come first – which certainly makes life interesting for those of us responsible for making it happen. The club motto is ‘football for the whole community’ whilst our summer football festival undertakes the aim of ‘fun for all the family’ and is totally committed to the RESPECT campaign.
The Club runs boys teams from U6 to U18 and is a ‘feeder club’ to the Ringmer, Lewes, Eastbrone and Halisham Football Clubs Some of our more talented footballers play in for the Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Academies.
Ringmer Rovers Junior Football Club (RRJFC) at least one F.A. qualified coaches for each year group, all of whom are CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) certified, insured for public liability and who follow an F.A. approved code of conduct.
Coaching for all age groups takes place at various local venues on a weekly basis throughout the football season and is an opportunity for players of all abilities to practice together and develop their individual and team skills.
Each age group play competitive matches in one of the local Sussex leagues and each team also has the opportunity to play in cup competitions and regional football festivals.
Every season sees a variety of League and Cup successes for the Club and for individual players, and this is celebrated at our renowned end of season awards night at the Community College.
All of our managers and coaching staff have been or are in the process of undertaking the necessary FA coaching courses, have been assessed by the Criminal Records Bureau and are First Aid qualified. We are committed to to providing ongoing training opportunities for our own volunteers.
The club is run entirely by volunteers who all give up many hours of their own time. A good motto is ‘many hands make light work’ and we are always interested to hear from people wishing to get involved. Volunteering is a great way to get to know people and to contribute to the club’s development and you don’t necessarily need to know anything about football! If you are interested in getting involved please contact the secretary.
Chairman: Graham Branton
Secretary: Catherine Kelly
Treasurer: Stephen James