Dave Crofts, the manager of Bredhurst Juniors Youth U10’s is a Level Two qualified coach. Dave has been involved in football all of his life coming from a footballing family which includes brother Andrew Crofts, professional football player and Dave himself having played senior semi professional football for a number of teams in Kent and has played in both the FA cup and FA Vase competitions.
"This will be my fourth season managing and coaching Bredhurst Juniors Youth which has been a real pleasure watching this team grow individually and as a team and its so rewarding working with the boys on the training pitch and seeing them take the training methods into games. I got involved coaching the team as my son Kieran plays in the team and when we started up as U7’s my decision to manage them was the best footballing decision I have ever made. We had another very successful season last season winning a number of matches and have started this season very strongly too. I am very lucky to be able to coach and manage a very talented group of boys who have all become great friends. Very exciting times ahead for the team as I aim to keep driving them forward both individually and as a team.
We train on a Thursday evening at PlayFootball, Rainham, 6:30-7:30 and our matches are on Sunday mornings. We are currently holding open training session as we are looking to add to our already successful squad as we build towards 9 a side football next season. My coaching philosophy is to create a safe and enjoyable environment for the boys to play football in whilst learning at the same time and displaying good discipline. We try and play football the right way and always encourage the boys to express themselves as much as they can.
I would like to thank the parents for the continued great support, my assistant Mark Crofts, our sponsors Tyrestar and BE Martin & Son Ltd & Michael Dodsworth of the Little Buddies charity who has provided training kits and the team away kit.
Up the Bredhurst".
17/12/2017 Under 10s Youth -vs- Omega 92 Olympians Trophy event Lower Halstow cricket club 10:30 ko
25/02/2018 Under 10s Youth -vs- Meopham Colts Sapphire league Lower Halstow cricket club 10 am