"Providing opportunities for all children to develop a love and passion for football"

Welcome

Here at Westend we love nothing more than witnessing children playing football with a smile on their face and having a great time with their friends. Since 1991 and still to this very day, our priority is to provide opportunities for every child to develop a love and passion for football in a safe, encouraging, caring and family friendly environment.

Under the guidance and support of a fantastic management team we encourage every child to reach their full potential. Our dedicated volunteer’s time, energy, commitment and positive attitude serve as an inspiration to all and remain testament to the values, ethos, principles and foundations the club was first founded on thirty years ago.

We’re fiercely proud of our club.

‘We are caring, passionate, dedicated and committed…we are Westend’ 

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Shaun Weatherhead

Chairman

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The Westend Way


U6-U10

Girls and boys

Irrespective of previous playing experience all children are welcomed at Westend to enjoy playing with their peers, developing at their own pace to maximize their enjoyment and love of playing football. At Westend children’s learning in these early, but crucial ages, is all about fun, football and friendship all taught in a positive, lively, yet pressure-free environment. 

Our approach is more than just providing a football experience, we’re passionate about the essential growth of well-rounded children.

Programme

Under the guidance of our FA Level 1 & 2 volunteer coaches, children experience 1 hour of technical coaching during the week and on Saturday participate in 3 in house games – the Westend Premier League.

Key football development areas:

 Balance – Co-ordination – Ball contact – Creativity – Learning new skills –  Patience – Making Mistakes – Game Time  

Wider child development:

Self worth – Belonging – Attitude – Perseverence – Pride – Self discipline – Togetherness – Loyalty

All underpinned by FUN!!

All young girls and boys welcome.

FREE for 1 month – contact us NOW!


U11-U16

At U11-U16 the football pathway introduces players of all abilities into a league programme playing competitive 9v9 and 11v11 matches v against other football clubs – experiencing playing at home and travelling away. We run three Westend Teams at each age group – Lions, Tigers and Pumas, who compete in league/cup matches in the Huddersfield Junior Football League. Additionally, we aim to play in summer tournaments and festivals.

Programme

Under the guidance of our FA Level 1 & 2 Management Team all player’s train for 1hour a week and matches are scheduled on Sunday (please see fixtures and results)

Key football development areas:

Technical – Tactical – Psychological – Learning the game – Understanding formations – Roles within a Team 

Wider player development:

Attitude – Resilience – Work ethic – Overall Wellbeing –  Commitment – Responsibility – Togetherness

The most essential part of a players development; as they experience both highs and lows through competing, is patience. Yes, we all love the feeling of winning, but often when a player experiences losing they learn more. Enabling, recognising, supporting and dealing with these emotions/situations allows our players to become more resilient, focused, determined and through varied experiences grow to become not just better players, but essentially as people too.

At U11-U16, players will experience physical growth resulting in both physiological and psychological changes. These can ultimately impact on a players performance either in training and matches leading to an impact on self confidence. At Westend, we’re aware this is a crucial stage in a young players journey and the very reason why we run 3 Teams at every age – allowing for ups and downs in player development.

This also provides opportunities for all players, irrespective of ability, to play matches with their team mates.

All underpinned by FUN!!
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Girls football

Westend Lionesses

The Westend Lionesses football programme is totally inclusive and aims to provide opportunities for girls of all ages and abilities to take part in football in a relaxed, but positive professional setting. Our qualified coaches deliver sessions focusing on fun, social elements and encourage football as way to keep fit, improve confidence, improve overall well-being and emotional health.

Programme

Under the guidance of our FA Level 1 & 2 volunteer coaches, girls will experience 1 hour of technical coaching during the week and play games on Saturday, participating against other clubs in the West Riding County FA Girl’s League.

We currently run 2 Westend Lionesses Teams at U12 & U14 with our ambition; over the next 2 years, to have over 200 young girls playing at Westend U6 – U16.

Key football development areas:

Creativity – Technical – Tactical – Learning the game – Understanding roles within a Team

Wider player development:

Self confidence – Self image – Overall well-being – Belonging – Work ethic – Pride – Enjoyment

All underpinned by FUN!!

Join our exciting girls programme

FREE for 1 month – contact us NOW!
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‘A proud tradition in setting the highest standards, expectations and achieving excellence for all’

Westend Juniors in 2000/2001 were the first grassroots Junior Club to achieve FA Charter Standard Status in the West Riding. In 2001/2002 we were accredited with FA Charter Standard Development Club status.
The FA Charter Standard Programme is The FA’s accreditation scheme aiming to raise standards in the grassroots game through supporting the development of clubs and leagues. It also recognises and rewards commitment, quality and achievement.
Those who achieve The FA Charter Standard status prioritise qualified coaching and safeguarding as well as the values of The FA’s Respect Programme.

Westend comments
"The Westend family is supportive, fun and a creates safe environment for our son. He loves it"
"Westend has taught me various football skills, allowed me to make new friends and given me the opportunity to help start coaching younger players" Floss
"Westend has really helped our daughter to come out of her shell and aside from improving her skills, has shown her the importance of putting something back into her community"
"Westend is fun, friendly and they support me to better myself" Enzo
"We are so glad we came back to Westend" Tom & Matthew
"Volunteering at Westend develops strenghts, builds skills and opens up routes to training and qualifications" Paul Simpson
"Westend does so much for the development of children in terms of football and the community" Nick Walters
"Great kids, great club" Tony Goodwin
"Westend has helped me with my confidence and I'm loving playing football with new friends" Remi
"Our son absolutely loves Westend. The coaches are friendly, approachable and take their roles seriously"
"I've really enjoyed helping the Community Champions. It's made me feel happier in Lockdown especially being part of a club that helps people" Oona
"I really like the fact I have been given an opportunity to gain new skills through supporting children from different ages and being a Community Champion" Kian
"Playing football at Westend has helped me to develop my skills whilst keeping fit and healthy. I've met loads of people of whom I'm very good friends with" Courtney
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