**U14 Players required for 18/19 season**
Next seasons U14s are looking for a few strong additions to compliment an already talented side. Interested boys will be heading into Year 9 this September at School. Training twice a week on Tuesday (6:30-7:30pm) & Saturday (9:30-10:30am) at Priory Park, Southend. If you have a boy looking to test himself and improve with great coaching and a brilliant friendly group of boys, please drop us a text or call 07825808684, or send us message on the contact page with your boys current team & preferred position.
For details regarding our U12 trials sessions, please visit our dedicated page HERE
**EURO 2016 Family FanZone**
On Sat 11th June our training ground at Garon Park will be turned into a Euro 2016 Family FanZone. A giant outdoor 12 square metre screen will showing LIVE coverage of Wales v Slovakia and England v Russia in the first group games of the tournament in France. There will be lots of bouncy castles supplied by MGM (£5 all day wristband charge) football coaching, competitions, bubble football, quick serve beer tent, BBQ and lots more going on from 3pm until 10:30pm. This is an amazing and unique family event never seen in Southend before, so round up the family and come along to this brilliant day in the June sunshine at Garon Park!...Tickets on-sale now priced at £10 Adults, £5 kids and Under 5 FREE.. They can be purchased from the Southendian Clubhouse every Sat morning, or by sending us a message using our contact form for payment and collection all other times. You can also text FANZONE to 07825808684 and the number of Adult/Child/U5 tickets required.
**PRESENTATION EVENINGS 2015/16**
Our annual 2015/16 presentation evenings will be held at our clubhouse on the following dates below. Trophies for all, buffet, bar, DJ etc. Free entry and all are welcome. More details available from your squad coaches.
MANOR MINIS, U7 & U8 Squads - Sat 4th June from 6pm onwards
U9 & U10 Squads - Sat 18th June from 6pm onwards
U11 & U12 Squads - Sat 25th June from 6pm onwards
U16 & U18 Squads - Fri 1st July from 7pm onwards
**PRESENTATION & FAMILY FUN DAY**
Attention all Parents, Players and Coaches. We will be hosting our Presentation Fun Day on Sunday 28th June 2015. We have secured exclusive use of the PlayFootball Southend site for the whole day!
We will have bouncies, matches, BBQ, bar, entertainment, side stalls you name it. It will be a brilliant day out for the whole family and friends. Not to mention the usual trophies and awards for all the little Manor Minis up to our U16's. All are welcome!
So pencil the date in your diaries as it is not a day to be missed!
If anyone would like a side stall at the event, or you would like to be a sponsor, please get in touch via our Contact page.
**CLUB OF THE YEAR - RUNNER UP!**
Last night we scooped our second award in the space of 5 weeks. This time we were crowned Runners Up in the Club of the Year category at the Southend Sports Awards. Again, it is another fantastic achievement and we are all very proud of the Coaches, Committee members, Parents and of course all of our talented children, for helping us to pick up this well deserved award. Well done again everyone. #No.1
**BEST SPORTS CLUB IN ESSEX!**
We are very proud to announce that we have been voted "Best Sports Club in Essex" by Essex Mums.
Southendian Manor YFC beat off a lot of very strong and equally deserving competition from other local sports clubs, to scoop the award yesterday evening.
The award is a great achievement for us and is recognition of all the hard work carried out over the past year.
We would like to thank everyone that voted for us in their droves and special Thanks must go to all the Children, Parents, Coaches & Committee members who have supported and worked tirelessly to bring the club to the level it is at now. Not forgetting all of our friends at Old Southendian FC & the Old Southendian Association, who in our hour of need, gave us new hope and a new lease of life. In partnership with them, we will continue to grow the club and improve on our football coaching offering to all of the children in the local community.
We hope this is one of many awards we will pick up in the coming years. This club has a great future and with everyones continued hard work and support, our club will only get bigger and better.
Up the Manor!
**VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER: REGISTRATION FEES DUE THIS SUNDAY 31st AUGUST**
All parents with children registered for one of our Under 7 - Under 16 teams must provide the final instalment of the registration fees by THIS SUNDAY 31st AUG if not already paid in full.
Please place the CASH ONLY (No Cheques) in a sealed envelope with your childs name, team and amount clearly written on the front and either hand to Clare Potter at the park tomorrow from 11am or post it through her door. Clare's address is: 64 Leamington Road, Southchurch, SS1 2SW.
Failure to provide full payment by Sunday will result in your child's registration being delayed and missing the first match of the season. So please do not delay.
Thank You for your co-operation.
Our Manor Minis football training sessions for 3-6 year olds (Entering Nursery to Year 1 September 2014) are now on Saturday mornings, from 09:30am - 10:30am (YEAR 1) & 10:30am - 11:30am (Nursery & Reception) at Southchurch Park, Southend. The cost is just £2.00 per child, per week which is payable on the day. For full details and an online registration form, please visit our Manor Minis page here...
Full details of the registration procedure for our U7 - U16 sides can be found by clicking on the document below. Please read it thoroughly and print it out. You will then need to fill in the form and return to your team manager in an envelope with your childs name, along with any other documentation required asap. Please do not hand back to the manager partially completed or missing the required documents & photos etc. This will delay the registration procedure and confuse the situation.
Manor Minis parents ONLY with children in Year 1 moving up to our U7 teams - Please complete the form as above and hand back to Dave Thompson, Lee Smith or Clare Campbell at the next session. The Team name field can be left blank for the moment, please just put "U7" in the Age Group field.
**OFFICIAL CLUB STATEMENT**
After many weeks of discussions and consultations with various groups, companies and individuals inside and outside of the football club. We are pleased to announce that the Committee and its members have agreed unanimously on a new name for our club.
As such, as of next season 2014-2015 our name will be "Southendian Manor YFC"
This is not a decision we have taken lightly and a lot of thought has gone into our new name. The overwhelming feeling amongst all members was that we needed to keep "Manor" in the name, to retain some of the historic and sentimental value of our former name.
On top of that we have recently reached a very exciting agreement with Old Southendian Football Club. Which if everything goes to plan, will provide our current children and those in future years, with some of the best sporting facilities available anywhere. More details on this exciting "Community" project will be released in due course.
A new badge is currently being designed and we are in discussions with a number of large local/national companies to seek sponsorship for new kits. Our club colours will remain unchanged.
Training will still take place at Southchurch Park and matches will continue next season at the Youth Ground (Garons)/Jones Memorial etc.
For the moment, the only thing changing is the name. Everything else will remain the same. But there is lots of work going on in the background to build a very exciting and beneficial future in sport, for all of our children. Not only in the club, but outside also.
We hope you all understand the reasoning behind the decision. A very exciting future is planned, we hope you and many others will be a part of it. Watch this space...
Lastly we would like to Thank Old Southendian Football Club for the opportunity and also our Parents, Coaches, Managers and Children for bearing with us during this re-naming process.
Up the Manor!
Southend(ian) Manor YFC Committee.
INTERESTED IN BEING A COACH?
More new coaches are needed asap for our teams. No experience required, just the desire to teach children the beautiful game and a spare couple of hours on Sat/Sun mornings. The club will assist you every step of the way and help you achieve your F.A. Level 1 coaching badge. Please get in touch via our contact form if you are interested or email Lee Smith.
Please note all Saturday training sessions are now back at Southchurch Park. If your squad was training at Futures College on the Astro, This has now finished. Tuesday sessions at Futures for the U9's, will continue up to and including Tues 22nd April.
SOUTHEND MANOR YFC PRESENTATION NIGHTS:
I'ts that time of year again where we reward all of our players for their hard work and good sporting behaviour over the past year. This year our presentation nights will be held at the Trinity Social Club (next to Kids Kingdom) Eastern Avenue, Southend, SS2 4FA. From 7pm until Midnight. We will have a DJ to get you in the celebratory mood and of the course the fully stocked bar will be open for business. Dates for each squad and full details regarding tickets can be found by clicking on the link below. If you have any further questions please contact your manager directly. See you all soon!...
**OFFICIAL CLUB STATEMENT**
Due to a dispute with the Chairman of the Senior section of Southend Manor Football Club, the Essex County Football Association have requested that Southend Manor Youth Football Club are to change their name in advance of next season.
The Committee of SMYFC have worked tirelessly in battling this request, but unfortunately we have failed to retain our name. As such the Committee are now going through the painstaking process of selecting a new name for our club. We are very keen to retain "Manor" in the name and will be doing everything in our power to do so. If you have any suggestions, please let us know.
As a result this will incur significant cost to SMYFC to replace ALL items of kit over the summer, including shirts, jumpers and jackets etc. We are well aware that we have a number of sponsors/parents that have generously donated money towards various items over the years and we would not expect you to contribute any further funds.
Of course our website and social media pages will also have to change name and again this will happen over the summer period.
Everything else WILL remain the same. Your club will still be here, your children will still play football for us every week and all the coaches/staff will continue to give up their spare time every week coaching your children. In fact if anything, this forced change will help the club grow bigger, better and stronger than ever before.
We hope we will continue to have the support of every single one of you as we go through this re-naming process. Which unfortunately has been forced upon us by a certain persons actions.Please stick with us as we go through this process.
We regard SMYFC as a big family and now we all need to pull together. So as always, if you are able to lend a hand in any way, we would love to hear from you. Also if you have any questions or concerns please get in touch.
New players are required for our U9 squads. Enquries are welcome from parents with children who are currently in School Year 4. Children currently playing for other football teams, or are new to the game are most welcome. If you are interested please contact our Football Development Officer Lee Smith via email - email@example.com
We are pleased to announce our next Half-Term Soccer School, in partnership with Educoach, will run for this Easter Half-Term. All children from inside or outside of the club are welcome. It runs from Monday 7th April to Friday 11th April at Warners Bridge Park, Southend (near the airport) and is open to boys and girls aged between 5 &12. For full details and to fill in an online booking form, please click here.
Booking forms are also available from Dave Thompson (U9 Leopards/Manor Mini's) at Saturday morning training sessions. Please come and collect one. If your child was on the last Soccer School, you will know what great fun they had. We hope to see all of you again and welcome some new children for a week packed full of football fun!
Southend Manor YFC have hired out the whole of Kids Kingdom for our annual Kids Xmas Party for our U6 (Mini's) to U10 squads.
We would love you and your child to come along and join in the fun.
The party is on Friday 6th December, from 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Kids Kingdom, Eastern Avenue, Southend, SS2 4FA.
Tickets are priced at £5 per Child and £3 per Adult (Siblings welcome) The price includes entry, a buffet for the kids and a little Xmas gift.
Please note that due to strict capacity orders, every Adult/Child/Baby attending the party MUST have a ticket. No entry will be allowed on the night without one.
Tickets are selling very very quick. So if you want tickets, grab them from Cheryl or the Clare's at training on Saturday before they all go!...alternatively ask your manager.
Attention all Manor coaches and parents. We will be holding a fundraiser curry night on Friday 1st November, at the Shagoor in Westcliff. Tickets are priced at £15 per person for an all you can eat buffet. We only have 100 tickets, so please buy your ticket asap, once they are gone they are gone. Will will also have a DJ spinning classic and current tunes and one of the best raffles ever. The prizes we have available are amazing, ranging from a Seaside cottage break, £150 Lakeside voucher, Digital camera, tickets to a Premier League fixture, 3 course meals, Spa treatments, toys, hampers, days out and many many more. Tickets for the night and for our prize draw are available now, so please look out for Cheryl, the Clare's or Lee at any training session to grab your's. Alternatively please drop Cheryl an email here or give her a call on 07966 702330 to purchase Curry Night, Prize Draw or Halloween tickets during the week. Please dig deep and support this event, all proceeds will go back into the club and keep all the boys & girls playing football every week.
We are pleased to announce our new Half-Term Soccer School, in partnership with Educoach, will begin for this October Half-Term. All children from inside or outside of the club are welcome. It runs from Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November at Southchurch Park, Southend and is open to boys and girls aged between 3 & 12. For full details and to download a booking form, please click here. Booking forms are also available from Dave T or Lee S at Saturday morning training sessions. Please come and collect one.
Our new "Manor Mini's" training session for 3-6 year olds starts at 11:15am-12:15pm every Saturday at Southchurch Park. The Coach is Dave Thompson who is qualified to "UEFA A" level. All children of all abilities, boys or girls are welcome. This session is ideal for children looking to get into football, with one of the top clubs in the Borough. Please make sure your child is wearing shin pads, boots or trainers, appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and has a drink. There is a £2 charge per child, per session. Please could all parents, whether your child has come along before or not, fill out the registration form on our Manor Mini's page, prior to attending the next session. Thank You and see you soon.
What a great day down at Southchuch Park today, for our trials day. Over 70 children attended and had a fantastic time. Lots of football, fun, smiles and even sunshine!
We hope every single child that attended today wants to come back again for more of the same. It is days like today that make youth football so special. Children just wanting to play the beautiful game in a fun and safe environment.
All of you should be aware of what coach and session time you have been invited to attend from Saturday 22nd June. If you are unsure, then please download our training schedule here or get in touch via our contact form. For those that could not make it today don't worry, please also look at our training schedule and get in touch with the appropriate manager for your age group, or use our contact form.
A huge thanks to all the parents for your co-operation and for choosing to bring your child down to Southend Manor YFC. And to the children an even bigger thanks to you, for being so well behaved and playing some brilliant football!
We look forward to seeing you all soon.