SEASON 2015/16

''Let your feet do the talking..."

Est. 2009

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Welcome back to the new season! 2014-15



New Signing On Forms for the Season 2014-15 now online.  Download from CLUB FORMS.




Good luck to all the Players at the club this season 2013/14.  Let's hope you develop your game and achieve success in all that you do.  Leighwood United YFC.  Your club.  Go get'em



The season is now underway.  We hope each and everyone of you associated with the club enjoy the season ahead.



ORDER your new kit for season 12-13 ASAP







End of Season is fast approaching!  We hope that you will all be joining us at Presentation !



We are pleased to announce that Leighwood United has now secured more home pitches at Grove Park, Grove Road Rayleigh, SS6 8UQ!

This season we will have 3 Mini Soccer Pitches!  Starting from November 2011



New page added to the website - Charity!



The new season is approaching fast!  Good luck to all the teams this season.  Let's hope it's another great season!




We haven't had much luck lately with regards to events.  Incase you haven't heard the BIG Camp out has been cancelled.  This was out of our control and very disappointing for the club and all the children involved.  All monies have been cancelled and been returned to Managers to pass on to you.  I feel a need to explain the reason behind the cancellation and have therefore done so below:



When we booked the event at Belchamps Activity Centre, we made it perfectly clear that it was a family camp with all the parents staying and being responsible for their own children.  We discussed about hiring tents for families and booking activities.  We even spoke about running a few football training seasons on the pitches there.  We paid our deposit and agreed a number of around 100 people, confirming all club representatives were CRB checked!



A few weeks later Belchamps confirmed by telephone that they wanted all PARENTS to be CRB checked in order for the camp to proceed!  After a very heated discussion, they cancelled the event and sent through an email of confirmation!  See below:


"Dear Mrs Galbally

I’m sorry that you have been inconvenienced and that their has been miscommunication over your booking.

As you felt so strongly about our policy, I did call the Scout Association Headquarters to double check that we are applying our (the Scout Associations) child protection policy and booking policy correctly, and they confirmed this to be correct.


We are not open to the general public, and do not take overnight bookings from the general public.  If your youth football team were coming with just your group leaders who are checked and confirmed suitable to work with children under your child protection policy then we could take the booking as it is a youth group.


We could also take your booking with adults for a supervised day visit to take part in the activities.

I can understand how frustrating this is, but at all times the wealfare of the children in your group and other groups that may be with us that weekend are our priority. I have cancelled your booking for your football team and your birthday party as requested and on this occasion will refund the deposits for both bookings.


Once again apologies for the miscommunication at the start of your booking, we had missed the point that it was a family camp.

I’m sorry that we were unable to help you on this occasion.

Kind Regards

Nigel Ruse

Centre manager







You will soon be able to read the monthly Newsletters on this page.  Jacquie Bashford will

also now be in control of the Social News page.  The Social News page will have details regarding the new Leighwood United 100 Club, all Social Events (including booking), and fund raising updates.  Please check this out at your pleasure.


You will also notice the MENU has changed.  You will find a drop down menu located under CLUB NEWS.  This now contains the ABOUT page and a new page HALL OF FAME



Club Treasurer details have been uploaded to the contact page.



New look website!  Enjoy!



Details of the U6 Teams have been uploaded.  Confirming the Lions & Tigers.  I have enjoyed my time working with you

all and wish you every success in the future.



The Kids Party has been rescheduled for 11/3/11.  Still sold out.  7pm Start.  See you at Kids Kingdom



Our pitches are currently knee deep in snow!  As is much of Essex.  All matches this weekend are highly unlikely to go ahead and will therefore be cancelled.  We will confirm the situation tomorrow ASAP



Team Pages updated with lastest scores and team stats where applicable.  

You can now book for the Presentatio Night.  We have 200 tickets available.  Every player in the team is expected to attend.   This is the biggest night of the year for the club and the players will be presented with Awards.  Please note this date in your diary and book today!



The 'About' page has been named 'Club'.  This page will have all general information and forms for the club.  



U7 Tigers are proud to announce their new team sponsor 'Essex Supplies'. Thank you for sponsoring a Leighwood United team.  We appreciate it and without your financial support we could not function!  Thank you



A busy weekend of football, all teams playing at home.  Check the team pages for more information on scores and statistics.  



Two new sponsorships confirmed for the club.  U8 Lions are now sponsored by 'Fairfield MINI' and are looking forward to receiving their new home shirts!

U7 Lions are now sponsored by 'Garrods Bros'.  Also getting excited for their new Away shirts!  As always, we are extremley grateful for your financial support.



Many pages updated today, with Match REports to follow soon.  Please see your team page for more details.  We had a little trouble uploading last week, hence the delay in updating the site.  Apologies for this.  I will now try to update all pages ASAP.  Keep checking back.  Also you can now book for Kids Xmas Party on the Events Pages.  Limited Places.



Adult Xmas Race Night - You can book your tickets online!

See Events for more information



The season is underway for all the teams.  Come on Leighwood United!



The new season is upon on us.  Good luck to all the teams at the club, we wish you every success this season.

All the events will be uploaded soon and you need to check your team pages for details on your team.


We have appointed a new Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer with effect from 10/09/2010.


Training times and match times to be uploaded where possible from now on.

The Men's Charity match has now been rescheduled for 08/05/11.  More information to follow.



Team pages have now been updated.  This means that everyone has been moved into their new age groups.

Please see Teams for more information.


Training news is shown each teams page.



Signing on night!  14/07/10 @ The Rayleigh Leisure Centre (Cafe) anytime between 5-8pm.  Please make every effort to attend.



Presentation Night Photos Uploaded


2009/2010 AWARDS


Players Player of the Year: Alex Bragg

Parents Player of the Year: Levi Bickmore

Managers Player of the Year: Alex Hernandez

Golden Boot Award: Alex Bragg



Players Player of the Year: Louie Hunt

Parents Player of the Year: Harry Belton

Managers Player of the Year: Charlie Butler

Golden Boot Award: Harry Belton





4:30 - 6:30pm - U5 & U6 PRESENTATION PARTY!

7:00pm - Late - U7 & U8 PERSENTATION NIGHT!


If you haven't got your tickets, don't worry! Just come on down we have a list of people attending!



Presentation Night this Saturday 22.05.10.  See you there!




You can now download the latest Newsletters from our welcome page.

Good luck to the teams playing in the tournaments this weekend

U5s please apply to join on the home page.  We will then confirm your membership and you will have full access to the website.



Training Dates & Times

U5 Squad - 12:30pm Grove Park Rayleigh

U7 Lions - 1:15pm Grove Park Rayleigh

U6 Lions - 2:15pm Grove Park Rayleigh


U8s Lions return date TBC

U6 Tigers - Will be finishing at PlayFootball soon.  Will then be moving to Oakwood Park, Eastwood - 9:30 - 10:30am


Not long to Presentation Night.  All tickets will be given out this weekend.  Please ensure you have booked online and paid Jane Bragg.



The final weekend of the season has come already.  Today we saw the U8s take on Rayleigh Boys Lions, in what proved to be a tough game, unfortunately resulting in the team losing 3-0.  The U7s took on a very good Leigh Ramblers side and the final score stood at 1-1.


I would like to take this opportunity in thanking you all for your hard work and commitment throughout the season.  We have seen some remarkable football across all ages groups and football that we can all be proud of.  What a fantastic first season for the club.  Sometimes it's easy to forget how young the children are!  Just 5,6,7 & 8 year olds playing & training for the club.  Well done to you all.


The 'End of Season' Party and Presentation Night will be on 22/05/2010.  Please ensure you send payment to Jane Bragg.  


All teams will continue to train through the Summer, please keep in contact with your managers for all the information.  We will try to update the website with all the details where appropriate.  I know there are many tournaments taking place through the summer, so good luck to all the teams taking part.



What a manic weekend of football!!  Firstly U6s Lions & Tigers played each other in a friendly training match.  A great experience for all the boys helping them to understand how mini-soccer actually works.  Final score stood at 7-0 to the Lions.   The U7s Lions played away at Catholic United.  They put together truly brilliant performance.  Final score was 4-1 to us!.  U8s played two matches this weekend, Saturday against Rayleigh Boys Panthers and Sunday against Hawkwell Athletic Leopards.  They kept their unbeaten home record once again winning 1-0 in both matches.  Well done to all the teams and managers this weekend.



U7s first defeat of the season against a good side Benfleet Villa.  Tough game, but the boys still played well.  Losing 1-0 in the end.  U8s didn't play this weekend.



Only the U8s played last wkd, winning yet again 3-0 away against Leigh Ramblers Tigers.  Another great result!  Well done Neil and the team!

U8s Stats uploaded and photos added to 'Gallery'.  This part of the website is now password protected.  You will need to log in to the website to access this

page.  Thank you to Lynn Tait for the excellent photos.



End Of Season Party & Presentation Night Event uploaded.  Please book online now.



Another weekend of football.  More great performances.  Another win for both teams.  U7s winning 3-0 vs Elmwood Colts and U8s winning 3-0 against Ashingdon Boys.  Well done to all at Leighwood United.  Match Reports uploaded and team stats.  Also, Fitness Stats uploaded for U6s & U7s taken at latest training session.  See TEAM page.



Wow what a day!  A fantastic match by the U8s.  A really good match to watch and an excellent team performance.  Taking on Rayleigh Boys and winning

5-1 comfortably.  Some truly amazing goals too.  Well done to all the team and of course well done to Neil.  Another win!




Firstly a huge congratulations to all the boys who have raised money to support the club over the next years and a big thank you to the Fund Raising Committee for running/organising the whole thing!  Thank you Jacquie & Sharon.  Every single penny raised will go back to the boys into the each teams fund, helping them buy vital equipment for next season.  Matthew Gipson raised the most money out of everybody in the club a whopping £70!  Well done.


Total Raised:

U5s - £20.00

U6 Tigers - £42

U6 Lions - £245

U7 Lions - £215

U8 Lions - £66

Total Raised: £588


So Who Won What!?  

Please click this link:



Excellent weekend of football.  Both the U7's & U8's played against Concord Rangers!  Two very difficult matches.  But two good results as well!

U7's Winning 4-2 at home and U8's winning 4-3 away.  Well done to both teams.  All results and match stat uploaded.


Also, News of the raffle is soon to be uploaded!



New page added to the site.  TOURNMENTS.  Click on the TEAM page and from there you can now access a members only page, detailing the tournaments entered for 2010.



U7s Match Report uploaded.

RAFFLE MONEY!!  It's past the due date.  If you have sold some, please get your money in urgently.  Call me on 07999 554671



The weather held out!  The pitches were ok!  Hurray!  U8s Won 5-3 with some excellent football played today.  U7s Won 6-2, again with some excellent football played!  Well done Leighwood United.



U7s Match was cancelled this week as the league stated we could not play it!  Instead we put together a training match for the U6s Lions & U7s Lions.  

Very hard match for the little ones, although they certainly did play well in parts.  Well done to both teams.  U8s took on Hambro Colts Lions at home and won 5-1.  A very good performance from the team.  See match stats on team page.


Also the Leighwood United Raffle is in motion!  Very well organised by the committee.  Get selling fast guys.  If you need more tickets, remember to call Jackie or Sharon.



U7s Match was cancelled yet again.  So very frustrating for the team.  Still we took the boys for a kick about instead! U8's Match was a huge success.  

We managed to move our pitch (which was not frozen!) and actually play the game!  Winning 1-0.  Well done Neil and the team.  Another great game.



U6 & U7s Lions Teams End of Season Presentation has been uploaded on the Events Page.  You can read all the details and book now. Please note that this is for U6 & U7s Lions Teams only.  U8s & U6 Tigers will be uploaded as soon as possible, when your manager confirms their Presentation Details.



A great weekend of football with the u7s winning 3-1 away against Leigh Ramblers Lions and U8s drawing 1-1 at home with Rayleigh Boys Tigers.  Match reports to be uploaded soon.  Further good news, is that the U6s Tigers squad is coming to fast.  Training has been confirmed as Friday evenings.  Please see the updated report on the 'Team' page for more information.



An important message is now detailed on the U6s Tigers page.  Please ensure that you read this message urgently.

The TEAM page has now changed.



Happy New Year!

Training returns usual times this Saturday at Edwards Hall Primary!

U6s will now be training in their different squads.  Ross will be training the Lions and Nick will train the Tigers until a manager steps up.



All stats and match reports have been updated and are now working!!!



U6s Squad details have been uploaded.  Please see TEAM section after logging into the system.  If you have problems, please text Ross 07999 554671



Great performances today from U7 & U8.  Well played to all.  Match Report available on TEAM pages, plus Stats updated.

See you at training Saturday.  Usual times.



****Job Vacancy****

Club Fundraising Commitee URGENTLY REQUIRED ~ To think of ideas and  raise money for the club.

Please speak to Sarah-Jane ASAP. We need people to help or the club can not move forward.



Leighwood are pleased to announce:

Simon Foss ~ Goalkeeper Coach & Fitness Coach

Jo Buschhold ~ Club Welfare Officer



Please see Match Details for U7s & U8s on Team Pages.



Training returns this Saturday Edwards Hall as normal!  All ages groups!

U8s latest match report and stats uploaded!



Remember there is no football training next Saturday 24/10/09!  We will return 31/10/09.  At Edwards Hall Primary School!



Bad news with regards to the Arsenal tickets.  We have been let down!  Arsenal sold our tickets even after taking our money.  Don't worry we've got it back

and will of course refund everybody this weekend.  Sorry for the upsetting news.



New event has been uploaded - Christmas Meal.  See 'EVENTS' for more information and booking.

All Player Stats & Match Reports have been uploaded.



Well played to both teams this weekend!  U8s & U7s.  See you at training this weekend.

Edwards Hall Primary

U6s 12:30pm

U7s 1:30pm - 2:45pm

U8s 1:30pm - 2:45pm



New pages SHOP & EVENTS have now been added.  All club events will be uploaded here.  Christmas events have been uploaded already!  The shop is where you can order club merchandise!



Great performances today from both the U7s and U8s!  The Stats & Match Reports are now online to download.  You will have to login to access the TEAM area now though!  You will receive a text message from your manager with all the details.  This is for child protection and confidentiality.


Onto the next games!

Training will be at our Home Ground Edwards Hall!  

U6 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

U7 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm

U8 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm

A reminder that this is a school and therefore NO SMOKING or ANIMALS ALLOWED! ;)



Training is looking set to move permanently to our Home Ground Edwards Hall!  

This weeks training will be EH at the following times:

U6 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

U7 - 12:30pm - 2:45pm

U8 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm



Leighwood United are looking for a new Club Welfare Officer!  

If anyone is interested in taking the position or wants more information, please do give us a call or text!  


We are also looking for any Dads willing to Referee for this season!  Please speak to Ross asap if interested.



Well done to all the boys (U7).  Great performance in the Catholic United Tournament.  Winning 3-0, 2-0 and losing one game 1-0.

Some excellent performances though.  Get some rest, as the season is about to commence!



Training for U7 & U8's is now every weekend unless notified at 1:30pm meet

U7's a playing in the Catholic United Tournament this coming Sunday 6th September 09.

The tournament takes place at Shoebury High School



U7's & U8's dates of training have now been uploaded.



U6's & U7's - Great training session tonight guys.




Great Tournament.  See Team page for Match Report.




Great training session on Saturday, well done.  We need to meet at 9am Ashingdon Boys YFC.  Please see 'Teams' for all the information




> Excellent performance last night with the boys playing extremley well winning 11-0.  Well played.  Looking forward to next season.




> New Friendly Match against Forest Glade has been confirmed.  Thursday 7th May 6pm KO.  See 'TEAM' page for further information.



U6's have applied to enter the Ashingdon Boys Mini Soccer Tournament on Saturday 4th July.  9am Start. Cost £3

U6's have also applied to enter the Catholic United Tournament on Sunday 6th September.  9am Start. Cost £3

I will only be taking 9 players, please email preference urgently.


Kit - we need to order urgently!  Please pass all payments to Jane Bragg, plus any extras.  See catalogue on 'Welcome Page'




> New Friendly match being arranged.  Please check team page for more information.

> Sponsorship Deal has been confirmed with two compaines for the new season.


> Still trying to arrange a training session before the end of this season!  Will confirm asap.




Welcome to the Leighwood United website.  We hope you like the look of the site!  Although, i'm sure you appreciate it's still a work in progress!  This site will be updated with all the latest team news & information.  May I take this opportunity in wishing everyone involved with the club the very best of luck for the new season 2009-10.