Woodkirk Valley Football Club
Who are we?
Woodkirk Valley Football Club was formed on the 1st June 2001. All age groups are run by FA qualified coaches as a requirement of the Football Association’s Charter Standard Club status that was attained in December 2003, at the time, only one of 22 Clubs within the Garforth Junior Football League.
In February 2014, the club reach the highest possible grassroots kite mark, and was awarded with the F.A. Charter Standard Community Football club status, which shows a great achievement in the running of the club.
We aim to give young people the best coaching, best facilities and the best football experience in Leeds.
We provide a safe and welcoming Football Club for all our members, it’s a club that encourages learning, nurtures and develops talent and strives for success
The Club is forward thinking and is committed to improving levels within junior football in the local area.
As a club we believe the following values are what happy and successful youth teams are built on. We also believe that they give a platform for a happier transition to adulthood.
1. We are here because we want to be.
2. What we put into our efforts for the team will be what we get out.
3. Working hard for the team’s success will ensure personal success.
4. We help each other to succeed in the good times.
5. We support each other in the bad times.
6. We learn from our mistakes.
7. We never give up.
New players are always welcome.
“To provide football for all abilities in the local community. To encourage team values. To encourage discipline with professionalism and enjoyment. To promote player AND personal development through quality coaching in a safe, structured environment following the Coach Education Pathway. To develop and encourage players to the open age structure.”
How we try to put that into practice:
1. All players are welcome to join appropriate squads not over subscribed, regardless of ability. All that is required is a willing attitude and an adherence to club policies.
2. We encourage team values through a Club Code of Conduct setting out what is expected in general terms of a player and his parents. Managers are expected to encourage more football orientated team values and create an environment built on those.
3. We firmly believe that the player’s technical development is the prime factor above all else from 5-11. From 11-16 a gradual emphasis is placed on developing the attitudes necessary to succeed and win, as well as developing the basic technical skills. At the 16-18 age groups the teams are run on committed attitudes and are prepared for adult football.
4. Our coaches are committed to quality coaching by continuous professional development internally and externally by taking the appropriate 1st4Sport FA qualifications.
Our coaches are members of The FA Coaches Club for Licensed Coaches