About the Club

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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.


Meet the People

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.


The Committee

Chairman: Graham Branton
Secretary: Catherine Kelly
Treasurer: Stephen James


Achievements and Plans

2010:
  • Hosting of the second Summer Football Festival with a record 312 teams attending from all over Sussex, Kent & Surrey
  • Exceeding 200 registered players for the first time in club history
  • Club achieve the renewal of their FA Charter Standard status
  • U11’s win their Crowboroough & District divisional title
  • U13’s win their Crowboroough & District divisional title
  • U13’s win Uckfield Grasshoppers Sussex Sixes tournament (retaining their trophy)
  • U12’s win Crowborough Athletic Fiesta
  • Expanding to have two 11-a-side locations at Ringmer Community College and Convent Field, Lewes
  • First kit to be donated to kids football team in Harare, Zimbabwe

2009:
  • Hosting our inaugural Summer Football Festival, attended by 258 teams from all over Sussex & Kent
  • New home & away kit launch throughout the club
  • Training tops and bags for every registered player
  • New personalised training kit and tracksuits for all coaches
  • Achieving CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club) status
  • Under 18 team playing under RRJFC banner for the first time
  • First girls team to participate at 11-a-side
  • Going into partnership with Coerver Coaching to provide our Academy children with the very highest levels of football training and fun
  • Establishing at least one?sponsor for every competitive age group

Future Plans:
  • Improved facilities and equipment for both mini soccer and 11-a-side
  • Club merchandising for parents & players to buy on-line
  • Maintaining links with local schools and local organisations
  • Continued support for Street Kids Rescue, our recognised charity
  • Donations of old kit to various charities around the World
  • Preliminary research into possibility of club house