Nick Delafield (current U8 boys coach) has recently successfully achieved his FA L2 Coaching Award. Nick was a fantastic candidate who engaged well on the course and shared idea’s actively with his peers. Nick then was able to fully apply the idea’s he had taken from the course and embedded them with his players across 2 extremely successful in-situ visits. Nick’s enthusiasm and energy within his visits was outstanding and he created a positive learning environment for all of his players, which was noticeably through their engagement and the smiles on their faces! As part of the L2 Coaching course not only did Nick have to complete 2x In-situ visits, he also had to complete a full project on the DNA of his team and club… Nick spent a vast amount of his own time planning the project and reviewing his players across all 4 corners. The amount of details within this was outstanding. This project was exemplary and has been showcased within West Riding County FA as best practice. Overall Nick was a fantastic learner and it is evident that he is a real role-model for his players and to others within the club.
— Ryan Grant Head of Sport & Vocational Science Leeds City College, UEFA B Licence Coach, FA Coaching Tutor and FA Coaching Mentor
So proud of the boys and coaches, what a fabulous team you have developed into with team spirit, partnership and just as important as fun and laughter. Should all be immensely proud of yourselves. Chris and Damon, your hardwork and dedication is greatly appreciated and the results of this are clear to see, thank you.
— Emma (U12 boys - parent)
Thank you so much for hosting today’s matches. They were very well organised and all the players thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was particularly great to see how much the development team got out of the games. Some of the parents commented on how good it was that you helped both sides with a few coaching points during the game, which would have been invaluable for the children so we really appreciated it. Thank you for the food, the children enjoyed that almost as much as the football! It’s such a great setup you have there, we are already looking forward to your gala day.”
— Garon Ross, Ripon City Panthers U8 coach.

I was fortunate to be able to attend each of the first 6 weeks’ training sessions and could not believe how much the entire group came on within that time. This undoubtedly has something to do with the brilliantly structured coaching sessions Arran puts together. No two weeks are the same and he builds on their skill sets while focusing on fun. These kids could not have a better start to their football careers.
— Richard Gibson. U7 parent.

From the moment I arrived I was welcomed in a warm and friendly manner by both sets of coaches.
— Martin. (Harrogate League Appointed Referee)

What a fantastic example of grassroots football you all are ; enthusiastic, humble and accommodating. A pleasure to be around.
— Paul, Doncaster Belles

Great set up @wagjfcfootball, junior leader as ref & 16yr coach. Girls had a fab game & enjoyed the hospitality too.
— @ThackleyGirls

I refereed your U16 game with our girls this morning, and just wanted to congratulate your players, coaches and supporters for being an absolute credit to your club. The players and coaches never gave up despite the score not being in their favour from early on, and behaved brilliantly throughout. And the supporters, decked out in their brilliant black and orange scarves, encouraged the girls in the right way from start to finish. Top marks to your club for obviously doing things right for the benefit of the girls and for the enjoyment of the game.
— James, Scarborough Ladies open age manager and club chairman