About Beacon Hill Rovers Football Club
Beacon Hill Rovers FC is located in Wickham Bishops, just outside Witham in Essex. We are a community run club with two very well-maintained pitches and excellent facilities, including superb players' and officials' changing rooms, opened in 2005 by Sir Trevor Brooking.
We currently have four Saturday men's teams (three open-age and one veterans), one Sunday ladies team and this season will also field a Men's Sunday team. Last season (2010 / 2011), the men's First team took home the Tiptree Charity Cup (pictured above) and maintained their status in the Mid Essex League Premier Division for the thirteenth consecutive season - the longest of any of the current teams in the division. The Reserve team had a good year in their first season in Mid-Essex Division 3. They couldn't match their previous season's high of winning the prestigious Essex County FA Saturday Junior Trophy but they did finishing a creditable third in the league and only just missed out on promotion. The men's Third team had an impressive first season in Division 4 - and a very respectable mid-table finish. The Veterans team (ages 35+) were another team to narrowly miss out on promotion from Essex League Division 1 - a final day defeat spoiling their otherwise fine season. The Ladies team consolidated their place in the Essex Women's League Premier Division following promotion the previous year. All of the adult teams offer competitive football and play to win yet maintain a positive atmosphere, while neighboring pub 'The Mitre' offers all teams the chance to socialise after matches. Adult training is once a week at the ground over the summer, moving to all-weather pitches in Witham for autumn/winter.
Junior football at Beacon Hill is just as vibrant. Two boys' teams (Under 17 and Under 13) and two girls' teams (Under 13 and Under 12) play full-size football and five mixed teams (two Under 11 and two Under 9 and a new Under 7 side) play mini-soccer. All play matches on Sunday mornings, with training on Saturday mornings (Wednesday evenings for Under 17 Boys). In youth football our emphasis is on development through our Player Focused Approach, with coaches and managers looking to promote learning and build confidence as the players train and compete. Beacon Hill has achieved the status of FA Charter Standard Community Club, the pinnacle of the FA's club development pathway and was named Essex FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year for 2010. Previous awards include the highly prestigious FA National Charter Standard Club of the Year in 2008. These awards recognise the excellent standard of coaching, facilities and, most importantly, the provision of a safe and secure environment where young players can express themselves and grow. Parents are actively involved, whether supporting at matches or through helping in the hatch.
While weekly matches remain at the heart of the what we do, a host of other activities combine to make Beacon Hill a special club to be part of. Community involvement is an important part of Beacon Hill's ethos. Football for people with learning difficulties, known as Soccability (above), has been supported, coached and organised by Beacon Hill for over four years, playing a key role in the first-ever Essex Soccability League tournaments held across the county last season. Local schools are also supported, with our coaches providing coaching sessions, and the club hosts an annual Essex FA Schools Tournament in October. Overseas ventures include the annual club tour and links extend as far as Kerela in Southern India. Keen to celebrate players', coaches' and managers' achievements, our end-of-season youth day and adult dinner are always special events.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly and inclusive club that aims to make football as enjoyable as it can be for everyone involved. 2011 / 2012 presents a series of positive challenges with all the adult teams looking to progress, a new Men's team to support and an expanded junior section. New faces are always welcome to come training, play matches or contribute in any way they can. With a history that goes back to 1921, Beacon are looking forward to celebrating ninety years of football with a season to remember.
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