Manager - Nick Bell : Coach - : Adam Bridges & Steve Walsh
Nick Bell - 07816 661053
Lower Halstow Cricket Club - ME9 7AA
Nick Bell, Adam Bridges & Steve Walsh currently coach the Under 12’s. This season will be the first competitive season for them and the last playing in the 9 a-side format, the team have been seeded into the top division.
Nick and Adam joined partnership in 2015, they were friends years ago and as time went on they drifted apart. But, by the power of football, they were re-united. Adam stopped playing football himself recently as he was getting too old (and too heavy!) and decided to share his knowledge with Bredhurst when offered the chance by Nick. Through recent recruiting the team have grown and has seen players come and go. Along with one of the new comers appeared another old friend of Nick’s, Steve Walsh (Father to Brandon) who also gives his time to the team and regularly assists with training and shares his coaching knowledge (plus Steve’s parents bring the half time oranges for the team!). All 3 share some great ideas for developing the team from goalkeeping to attacking and have seen the team moral and confidence improve dramatically in recent months. The 2017/18 season looks promising for the team with the addition of some strong new players and this is the current squad:
All 3 coaches are CRB checked, emergency first aid trained and Safeguarding of children trained. Nick is an FA level 1 qualified coach and has been involved with Bredhurst Juniors football club for more than 5 years now. Nick has recently taken the Vice Chairman role within Bredhurst Juniors and is a highly appreciated member within the organisation. Nick ran the Bredhurst Juniors Soccer School with John Boreham in the earlier years of their managerial careers and have since worked with the past four age groups and watched them start out in their football career, which has been very rewarding!
Nick, Adam & Steve’s Under 12’s train at Anchorians Rugby Club on Tuesday evenings 6pm - 7pm (at Playfootball.net during the winter months 5:30 - 6:30)and on Saturdays at Wigmore Park 10:30am – 12:30pm
Nick, Adam & Steve would like to thank their kit sponsors Boakes Joinery for their continued support this season. Boakes Joinery's investment has allowed the team to sparkle in a new team training kit and full match day kit and help with providing training equipment. Boakes Joinery have an interest with Bredhurst as they are friends with of one of the team players & their family.
A huge thank you goes to the boys for their commitment during all training sessions & on match days. Thanks also to all the (lovely) parents for their continual support, through wind, rain and frost we always have great support and all this wouldn’t be achievable without them being there!
Here's to an enjoyable 2017/18 season! Come on the BJ's!
17/12/2017 Under 12s -vs- Real 60 Toms MMYL Spinnens Acre Sch am
28/01/2018 Under 12s -vs- New Ash Green MMYL Lower Halstow 11:30
04/02/2018 Under 12s -vs- Cuxton 91 United MMYL Cuxton Academy of Schools 10:00
18/02/2018 Under 12s -vs- Wigmore Youth MMYL Lower Halstow 11:30
25/02/2018 Under 12s -vs- KFU Woodpecker MMYL Lower Halstow 11:30