Under 8s

East Grinstead Town Football Club - Under 8s Launched

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EGTFC are excited and proud to announce that for the Season 2021/2022 a brand new Under 8’s football team will be competing in the Horsham & District Youth Football League.

The team will be coached and managed by an experienced team of people who have all competed at a high level.

Interested parents should contact Ben Payne on 07877 025339 or email Ben This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jay Richardson (Head Coach)

Jay has a level 1 coaching badge. His experience comes from training as a YTS football player at Chelsea football club where he stayed under contract for four years after qualifying. As a player he also represented England Juniors can cite Exeter and Crawley amongst his playing career. Jay has maintained his passion for the game and has high expectations of his players (whatever age they happen to be).

Ben Payne (Assistant Coach)

Although Ben did not choose football as a chosen sport path, he has experience of representing England as a hockey player and knows what it is like to train, play and compete at the highest level. Ben also has great expectations in a commitment to a club and is a firm believer in “excellence” as the norm.

John Marsh (Manager)

John took his FA youth and B licence coaching badge many years ago, which he allowed to expire after becoming a teacher nearly twenty-five years ago. As a player he also represented England at Under 12 and Under 13 level. John went on to travel Europe gathering coaching experience at various clubs, Ajax and Malmo amongst them.

The management team are keen to attract good players who’s eighth birthday falls between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022. The club will reflect EGTFC’s mantra of striving towards excellence.

An Open Day at the OHOB Community Stadium on 31st July (09.30 to 11.00) will be held for players who are interested in joining this new, exciting, and potentially successful side.

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