Elsenham Youth F.C. News
19 October 2017
Dogs and rubbish
Could all parents and supporters please note that dogs are not allowed on Elsenham Recreation Ground. Could all teams please remove their rubbish from the field at the end of every game. Thank you.
05 October 2017
The club's AGM takes place on Saturday at 11.30am in Elsenham Memorial Hall. Please try to attend.
06 September 2016
Football Family Day
EYFC are supporting the Football Fun Day being organised by Cambridge United on Sunday, October 9. To help raise funds for local accident victims Shaun Whiter and Joey Abbs, we would like to purchase 50 tickets at £5 each. The event starts at 1pm at the Cambs Glass Stadium, and children will have a chance to enjoy footballing activities on the pitch as well as watching some games. For tickets, please e-mail the chairman at pajemiki@tiscali.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you there.
04 July 2016
What a Day!
Party in the Park 2016 was another resounding success! Apart from a 5-minute deluge, the weather stayed kind to us, allowing everyone to enjoy a great day of activities and celebration. Huge thanks to Liz and her incredible organizing team for all their efforts in making it happen. As the saying goes: ``it's great when a plan comes together.''
09 May 2016
Party in the Park 2016
This year's event will take place on Saturday, July 2 at Elsenham Rec. Games for the kids start at 10am, dads tournament at 12pm. Presentations commence at 5pm. Food and drink will be available throughout the day, bar opening at midday, with live music during the evening. Tickets are £10 each (no charge for all players) and are available from your manager. All proceeds go towards next season's kit.
03 September 2015
Good luck!
Good luck to all our teams starting their seasons this weekend. Check back here later to see how they got on!
29 June 2015
What a Day!
What a spectacularly successful Presentation Day. The sun shone, the drinks flowed, the music played and everyone partied! Well done and congratulations to all the many people that helped make it happen. And especially to our organizer in chief, Liz, who did such a fantastic job to bring it all together and will be proudly displaying the President's Cup in her window for the next 12 months!
16 June 2015
Presentation Day
Presentation Day tickets are selling fast. If you still haven't got yours, they will be on sale at the bar during the Village Fete at the Recreation Ground this Saturday, 1-5pm. To help our efforts to raise funds for a 3G pitch in Elsenham, we are asking for adults to make a contribution of £10 per ticket. All players and under-16s go free.
13 April 2015
Cup winners!
Congratulations to the under-18s on winning the Royston Crow League Cup after a 2-0 win over Clifton Colts in the final.
03 April 2015
Quiz Night
The club is holding a quiz night on Saturday, April 25 at the Village Hall to help raise funds for a 3G pitch at Elsenham Rec. Teams of up to 10, £10 per head, including a fish & chip supper. To book a table, contact Paul at pajemiki@tiscali.co.uk
03 March 2015
A Perfect 9!
What a weekend! Nine teams played, and all came away with a victory, scoring 63 goals in the process. The under-13s and 18s both made it through to cup semi-finals at Letchworth, while the under-9s and 11s progressed to the next round of their plate competitions. There were also league victories for the under-8 Blacks, under-10s, 12s and 15s, while the under-7s joined in the fun. Well done all!
30 January 2015
Weekend weather watch
All matches this weekend are subject to pitch inspections after the recent snow. Please check with your manager that your game or training session is on before travelling.
22 December 2014
Happy New Year from EYFC!
The club wishes all players, parents, assistants and supporters a very happy and successful 2015.
11 December 2014
Weather watch
It's the time of year to be extra vigilant of weather conditions. On cold or wet days, be sure you know your game or training session is on before setting out. And for younger children, please make sure they are properly protected from the elements when participating in outdoor activity.
29 November 2014
Under-8 Blacks Play Ipswich Town!
The under-8 Blacks travelled to Cambridge on Friday evening to play Ipswich Town's regional development group. Playing on a very good 3G surface at Chesterton Sports Centre the boys thoroughly enjoyed their experience against some top opposition and will have learned a great deal from it. We hope to repeat the fixture in February or March.
13 August 2014
League registration
If you haven't completed the league registration form for your team you need to act now. Forms received after Aug. 23 won't be processed in time for the start of the season.
16 June 2014
Presentation Day!
The club's presentation takes place this Saturday. Join us at the field from 10am for a morning of fun games, followed by the parents tournament from midday and the presentations from 6pm, when the Bowls Club bar will be open to provide liquid refreshment for all.
14 May 2014
The club were featured in this week's episode of Mr Drew's School for Boys on Channel 4. A mixed age team defeated Mr Drew's boys 3-0, but the main result was the good behaviour of all those involved. if you missed it, you can see a rerun at http://www.channel4.com
08 May 2014
Presentation Evening
The club's presentation evening will take place on Saturday, June 21, and be preceded by the all-important parents 5-a-side tournament.
30 January 2014
Saturday cancellation
All activity at the Recreation Ground on Saturday is cancelled due to the wet weather.
02 September 2013
AGM on Saturday
The club's annual general meeting takes place at 11:45am on Saturday (Sept. 7), immediately after training.
01 August 2013
County Cup draws made
The draws for this season's County Cups has been made, including a local derby for the under-12s at Thaxted Rangers. Go to the Essex FA website to see who your team will play.
26 July 2013
Farewell Kevin
Kevin Jinks was today laid to rest. A packed St Mary's Church in Stansted heard some of Kevin's closest friends recall fond memories of him. Fittingly for an avid Leeds fan, Kevin was taken from the church to a chorus of Marching on Together. A fine turn out from the EYFC under-10 boys, who all did Kevin and the club proud in their green Elsenham shirts. RIP Kevin, you'll never be forgetten.
22 July 2013
Funeral of Kevin Jinks
Kevin's funeral will take place on Friday, July 26, at 1.30pm at St John's church, Stansted. Football shirts, or Kevin-style loud shirts or bright colours, should be worn by those attending please. Family flowers only, you can make a donation in Kevin's memory by clicking on the link on the club's Facebook page. The three charities are Princess Alexandra Neo Natal unit, Cancer Research and Parkinson's. The wake will be held at The Ash at Burton End, Stansted.
03 July 2013
Kevin Jinks
Kevin Jinks

It is with great shock and much sadness that EYFC have to announce the tragic passing of our U10 assistant manager Kevin Jinks. He was aged just 45.

Kevin was a larger than life character whose passion and motivation for the game was infectious. Often the first to arrive at the training ground and usually the last to leave, he was never short of a word or three to say about the game we all love. This passion was reflected in the love and devotion he showed to the club, but even more so the U10 team. Kevin was extremely proud of the team and all that they achieved, finishing on a season high with winning the league and only narrowly losing out in a cup final. The generosity he showed for the team was incredible, not only did his company sponsor the boys kits, but he also regularly treated them - hats and league winning T-shirts, even a burger or 2!

Kev was a fantastic, unique individual who will leave a huge void in the team and club he loved so much. He does, however, leave behind him a great legacy in the form of a team of boys who now share his passion for the game. We at EYFC are all sure Kevin will be looking down on the lads with glowing pride when the season starts again in September.

At this difficult time, all our thoughts and prayers go out to Kevinís family and friends, and indeed all those that he touched in his short life.

If you wish to leave your own tribute to Kevin, please do feel free to do so by clicking onto our guestbook and enter a message or comment about this true gent of the game.
Kevin, rest in peace good friend. Everyone at the club will miss you so very much. Youíll never be forgotten and your legacy will live with the club forever.

09 June 2013
Presentation Evening
Don't forget the upcoming presentation evening on Saturday, June 22 at Elsenham Bowls Club. Doors open for the Soccer Tots, under-8s and under-9s at 5.45pm. Older age groups will be advised by their manager of when they should arrive.
03 June 2013
Training and Village Fete
There is no training this Saturday (June 8) as the village fete will be taking over the Recreation Ground. We will again be running the fete BBQ and need as much help as possible. Please come along and lend a hand, starting at 1pm.
26 May 2013
Congratulations Under-10s
Congratulations to the under-10s, who confirmed their status as WEEH League Silver Division champions with a 2-0 victory over Alemite. Also. well done to the under-12s and under-15s, who both took the runners-up spot at the Spartak tournament.
22 April 2013
A massive weekend coming up
Three of our teams have crucial games this weekend, the outcome of which will go a long way to determining issues at both ends of the table. The under-13s visit fellow title contenders Wymondley Park knowing that a win would almost certainly guarantee them the league. Meanwhile, the under-10s face a double header against their sole title challengers Sumners Vipers, while the under-15s have a relegation six-pointer against Lea Sports PSG. Try to get along to the games and give the boys your support.
24 March 2013
Another blank weekend
Only a week until summer time and still winter won't release its grip. All weekend games postponed.
21 December 2012
Soccer Tots cancelled
Soccer Tots session for Dec 22 has been cancelled due to the forecast bad weather. Next training will be on Saturday, Jan 5
08 September 2012
Equipment exchange
Got any old kit, boots, shin pads or anything else that's now surplus to requirements? Then bring it down to our brand new exchange on Saturday mornings from 10am in the Memorial Hall.
06 September 2012
AGM this Saturday
The club's annual general meeting takes place this Saturday (Sept. 8) at 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Hall and will be finished by midday at the latest. Please try to come along if you can.
30 July 2012
A new season beckons
The new season is fast approaching. Have you signed on for your team yet? If not, please contact your manager asap. Saturday morning training and Soccer Tots will resume in September. Check back here nearer the time for more details.
25 June 2012
League registration
Teams playing in the Royston Crow League next season will shortly be receiving their registration packs. Forms and payment need to be returned to your manager by no later than Saturday July 14.
26 May 2012
Dates for the diary
Don't forget the Presentation Night on Saturday, June 23 at the Bowls Club and the parents' 5-a-side tournament taking place after training that morning.
12 May 2012
Training resumes
Saturday morning training resumes this weekend (May 12).
03 January 2012
January fixtures available
Fixtures for January are available for all teams. See your team page for details.
20 June 2011
Team registration
Registration forms for the 2011/12 season will soon be handed out by your manager. Please help them out by filling them out and returning them by no later then July 9.
25 May 2011
Presentation Evening
The club's presentation evening will take place on Saturday, June 18, starting at 6pm at the Bowls Club.
08 May 2011
Under-17 cup final
The under-17s will play Baldock Templars in the cup final this Sunday. Kick-off is 10.30am at The Bury, Buntingford. Please come along and support the team. Good luck lads!
05 March 2011
Charter Standard Renewed
The club are delighted to announce that our FA Charter Standard status has been renewed for another year. Many thanks to our Child Welfare Officer Nick Yeadon, who has been instrumental in making this happen.
24 February 2011
Fran Steele: Elsenham to England!
Former EYFC player Fran Steele made her international debut on Monday evening, coming on as a half-time substitute in the England under-15 women team's 2-1 defeat against the Netherlands. After a good performance, she was given a starting role in a second game against the same opponents on Wednesday afternoon, scoring England's first goal in a 2-2 draw. Fran, who now plays her football for Ipswich Town, was part of the club's successful under-12 side of two years ago, scoring her last goal in a 14-3 win over Melbourn Dynamos in April 2009. Congratulations from all of us here at EYFC.
05 December 2010
A blank weekend (again!)
For a second week running, the cold weather claimed all the weekend's games. Prospects for next Sunday are a little better, with milder weather expected to arrive towards the end of the week.
12 September 2010
Weekend headlines
A double from Fabian Augustan-Brown helps the under-9 Dragons to an opening day success, while the under-17s also get their campaign off to a winning start. Luke Cooper's late, late strike earns the under-14s a point at Bedwell, while a similarly late effort denies the under-12s a draw against Baldock. The under-11 Cougars are also undone by two late goals at Barmond, while the under-8s and under-9 Raptors slip to first-day defeats. See the team pages for more.
05 September 2010
Chairman required
At the club's AGM, Grant Alabaster stood down as chairman. The club would like to thank Grant for all he has done during his eight years here. No-one at the meeting put themselves forward to fill the now-vacant position, so we are asking for applicants to make themselves known. Please contact secretary Paul Jarvis if you are interested.
08 June 2010
Players Needed
Our new under-11 team requires new players for its first season of 11-a-side football, starting in September. Enquiries should be directed to manager Gary Daltrey at garydaltr3y@hotmail.com.
09 May 2010
Weekend headlines
There's league title glory for the under-16s as Sam Irish scores the only goal in a pulsating winner-takes-all contest against BSCFC Town. Congratulations boys! Elsewhere, the under-11s record another high scoring success and the under-12s grab a narrow victory at Bishop's Stortford, while the under-14s come back from two goals down to salvage a draw against table-toppers Albion United. See the team pages for more.
07 May 2010
Under-16s Face Final Showdown
After a long season, the destiny of the under-16 second division title comes down to one game. The winner of Sunday's game with BSCFC Town will be crowned champions, with a draw being good enough for our boys. The game is a midday kick-off at the Rec. Do come along and support the team.
09 August 2009
Want to play for Elsenham?
Next season's under-10, 11, 13 and 16 teams would welcome new players for the coming season. Anyone interested in joining a team should contact the relevant manager through the contact page of the website.
14 June 2009
2009 award winners
Here's a list of all the award winners from Saturday's Presentation Evening. A great evening was had by all, thanks to everyone who helped make it possible.

view presentation evening June 2009

Soccer Tots
Most Improved Player
Joe Collier
Player of the season
Charlie Oliver
Player of the week
Tom Mauroo
Sportsperson of the season
Charlie Earle

Parentís player of the season
Daniel Hockley
Sportsperson of the season
Ed Atkinson Purse
Players' Player
Tom Lawson
Most improved player
David Lupprian

Player of the season
Callum Parris
Team player of the season
Adam Row
Players' player
William Zobel
Most improved player
Daniel Preshner

Player of the season
Alexander Best
Team player of the season
Christian Barker
Players' player
Louis Roberts
Most improved player
Bradley Molloy

Under-10s Saturday team
Player of the season
Elliott Steele
Team player of the season
Harvey Cockram
Players' player
Mac Bell
Most improved player
Josh Forsyth

Under-10 Sunday team

Player of the season
Thomas Blake
Team player of the season
Aston Bowden
Players' player
Luke Taylor
Most improved player
Manuel Cioffi


Player of the season
Chloe Cavenagh
Team player of the season
Josh Sell
Players' player
Dan Steer
Most improved player
Adam Fairweather

Managerís player of the season
Luke Cooper
Parentís player of the season
Ollie Hall
Players' player
Tom Donnelly
Most improved player
George Belton
Club leading scorer
Harry Williams

Player of the season
Kyle Kersey
Team player of the season
Billy Leed
Players' player
George Mortimer
Most improved player
Alex Roke

Under-15s 2008-09
Player of the season
Michael Jarvis
Team player of the season
Dean Clayden
Players' player
Mitchell Seaman
Most improved player
Jon Bruce

Player of the season
Harry Bullot
Team player of the season
Tom Nash
Players' player
Teddy Alabaster
Most improved player
Jack Snelling
14 June 2009
Under-15s triumph
The under-15s won the inaugural parents competition after a 1-0 success over the under-12s in the final. A great time was had by all, although many participants were seen to be hobbling around at the Presentation Evening afterwards! Well done to everyone who took part.
09 June 2009
Parents and coaches tournament
Get along to the Rec on Saturday for the parents and coaches 6-a-side tournament. Games start at 11.30am. Come and support your team!
07 June 2009
Village Fete
Many thanks to all those who helped with the BBQ and beat the goalie at the Village Fete. About £450 was raised for the club.
22 May 2009
Good luck teams
The under-7s, 10s, 11s and 12s are on tour in Great Yarmouth this weekend. Good luck to you all, bring back lots of trophies!
16 February 2009
100 not out for www.eyfc.org
Little more than a 18 months after its relaunch, www.eyfc.org has reached the landmark of 100,000 hits. Thanks for visiting and helping make the site such a tremendous success!
21 August 2008
A Busy Opening Weekend!
The new season gets underway on Saturday, September 6 when the under-10s team face Plantation A at home in the Cambs Mini League. The under-11s, 12s and 15s all have home league matches the following day, while the under-13s and 16s travel to Bishop's Stortford and Knebworth, respectively. The under-7s, 8s and 9s have to wait until the following weekend for their first taste of competitive action.
28 July 2008
New photos
Check out the club page for photos of this year's Presentation Night and the Essex FA Website of the Year award. Also take a look at the Essex FA Website to see if you can spot a couple of familiar faces!
21 July 2008
U13 Players Needed
Next season's under-13 team are urgently seeking two or three players to complete their squad for the coming season. Players of any ability are welcome. If you'll be in school year 8 from September and would like to join, please contact Stewart Roberts at stewartroberts@bosis.co.uk.
12 July 2008
Website of the Year
The club is delighted to announce that www.eyfc.org has been chosen by the Essex FA as their club website of the year. Our thanks to Andy for designing and maintaining the site and all those who have contributed to its success over the last 12 months.
12 July 2008
Award winners 2007/8
Award winners at the Presentation Evening were as follows: Soccer Tots Most improved player Adam Ward Player of the week William Zobel Manager's player of the season Jaden Bowden Sportsperson of the season Alisha Maxin Under 8s Parentsí player of the season Jack Hart Most improved player Callum Parris Players player Owen Palmer Player of the season Rhys Daltrey Under 9s Team player of the season Matthew Bigiolli Most improved player Lewis Mbelu Players player Aston Bowden Player of the season Louise Hammond Under 10s Team player of the season James Yeadon Most improved player Charlie Lynch Players player Ben Clark Player of the season Chloe Cavanagh Under 11s Parentsí player of the season Ollie Hall Most improved player Michael White Players player Jamie Ward Player of the season Matthew Maynard Under 12s Team player of the season Charles Cooke Most improved Josh Widdowson Players player Luke Felton Player of the season George Roberts Under 14s Team player of the season Ross Cooper Most improved Sam Irish Players player Jon Booth Player of the season Dean Clayden Under 15s Team player of the season Joe Mortimer Most improved Liam Reilly Players player Teddy Alabaster Player of the season Jack Button Under 17s Team player of the season Chris Swain Most improved Sam Bye Players player Alfie Alabaster Player of the season Sam Southgate
08 July 2008
Recreation Ground Work
Some important maintenance work needs to be done at the Recreation Ground on Saturday and we require assistance! The main job is to install a permanent mini-soccer goal. We also need to repair damaged areas of the field and reseed the goalmouths on the big pitch. Please stay around after training to help if possible.
07 July 2008
League Registration
All those playing for teams next season and who have yet to return their completed league registration forms must get them to club secretary Paul Jarvis this week. Failure to do so may mean you miss the start of the season.
02 June 2008
Fun Run
The club Fun Run takes place this Sunday. The 5k run starts from Orford House at 12.30pm, the 2k commences from Ugley Green at 1pm, while the 1k runners start from the station car park at 1.20pm. All runs finish at the Recreation Ground, where the Village Fete starts at 1pm.
We still require lots of adult help to marshall the course. Please confirm your availability to your team manager.
30 April 2008
News Flash
Second-half goals from Dean Clayden and Mason Duckett give the under-14s midweek victory at Sawbridgeworth and put the team on the brink of winning the championship. See the team page for details.
20 January 2008
News Update
Sunday's under-14 fixture against Sawbridgeworth will now be away as our main pitch is currently unplayable. The under-12's home game against Potton and the under-8 match against Markhall will be played at home as scheduled.
27 November 2007
Perfect November!
November was a perfect month for our under-8 and under-14 teams. The under-8s scored 25 goals in winning their three games in the month, while the under-14s won all four of their matches without conceding a goal. Congratulations!
10 November 2007
Congratulations to Paul Jarvis
Paul has been nominated for an Uttlesford District Council Community Achievement Award for his dedication and commitment to the club since it started in 2000 and will collect his award at a reception evening in February 2008. Congratulations Paul.
14 August 2007
Charter Standard Success!
The club is delighted to announce that it has been awarded Charter Standard status by the Football Association. To achieve the award, the club successfully demonstrated to the FA that it has set sufficiently high standards in terms of discipline, organisation and best practice. Attaining Charter Standard status marks a significant step forward in the club's development.
17 July 2007
Players Needed
Due to some unexpected departures, next season's under-9 team require new players for next season. Please contact team manager Trevor Steele if you know someone that may be interested in joining.
08 July 2007
The Best Yet!
The 2006 season was the best yet for the club in terms of on-the-field success. The under-14s secured our first ever major trophy by winning the Harlow League Cup, defeating league winners Saturn in the final. The team also finished runners-up in their division, an accolade shared by the under-13s, who also reached the quarter-finals of the Royston Crow League Cup. The under-16s finished their season by winning the Sporting 77 5-a-side tournament in Braintree, defeating Blackshot Colts on penalties in the final. Among the younger age groups, the under-8s and 10s both ended the season with winning records, while the under-9s and 11s showed plenty of promise for the future. Well done to everyone and here's hoping 2007 is even better!
16 June 2007
PRESENTATION NIGHT at Elsenham Bowls Club
The club's annual Presentation Evening was held at Elsenham Bowls Club on Saturday, June 16. Both sessions for the younger and older age groups were very well attended, so much so that the Bowls Club sold out of beer!

For the first time, we were able to show photographs of all age groups on a big screen, for which we must say a big thank you to Pippa Alabaster.

Congratulations to all the award winners, details of which are listed below.

Under-8 Player of the Season Andrew Chong
Under-8 Team Player of the Season Aston Bowden

Under-9 Player of the Season William Golden
Under-9 Team Player of the Season Daniel Keating

Under-10 Player of the Season Jamie Ward
Under-10 Team Player of the Season Brandon Bowden

Under-11 Player of the Season Kyle Kersey
Under-11 Team Player of the Season Alex Roke

Under-13 Player of the Season Dean Clayden
Under-13 Team Player of the Season Robert Smith

Under-14 Player of the Season Andy White
Under-14 Team Player of the Season Liam Reilly

Under-16 Player of the Season Alfie Alabaster
Under-16 Team Player of the Season Nick Rains
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