"As many as possible, for as long as possible, in the best environment possible" Mark Sullivan Coach consultant and Coach Educator Swedish FA for Stockholm District
We offer a unique, diverse, vibrant, dynamic and questioning coaching culture. Our mission is to create the best environment we can for all children.
Our Saturday sessions are delivered by a dedicated team of DBS checked, FA qualified coaches who have FA Safeguarding and FA Emergency Aid Certificates, This includes our enthusiastic DBS-checked volunteers.
We are full in most age groups - contact Debbie email@example.com to check. But please make sure you check out our philosophy above and make sure you feel we are a good fit for you and your child.
If we have space, we will offer your child a free taster session. Registration
If, after your taster session, your child would like to join, all new members will be asked to:
1. Complete and return a new club session Google form and confidential medical information form.
2. Pay a registration fee of £30 per child (or £50 if there is more than one child in the family). Payment should be made by online banking using your child's surname as a reference. Details are:
Account name: Salisbury Rovers FC Account number:59774468 Sort code:30-97-41
3. A standing order of £15 per month must then be set up and should be paid every month, on the 1st of the month, throughout the year The monthly fee is reduced to £12 for all additional children in a family. Again please use your child's surname as a reference.
Please contact Debbie - firstname.lastname@example.org or 07543654971 if you have any questions. VENUE
Our club sessions are held at Five Rivers Leisure Centre (unless otherwise stated in red) right in the heart of Salisbury! Indoor sessions are in the sports hall and outdoor sessions are on the pitches.
SESSION DATES 2022-23
Please note, as our season is longer than most clubs, we do not run in school holiday time. Additionally, June's sessions are entirelyFREE PLAY! Sept 10 (Sarum Academy 3G)
Sept 17, 24 (outside pitches)
Oct 1, 9 (outside pitches)
Oct 15 (Sarum Academy 3G)
Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 (outside pitches)
Dec 3 (outside pitches)
Dec 10, 17 (sports hall)
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 (sports hall)
Feb 4, 25 (outside pitches)
March 4, 11, 18, 25 (outside pitches)
April 22, 29 (outside pitches)
May 6, 13, 20 (outside pitches)
June 10, 17, 24 (outside pitches) ALL FREEPLAY SESSIONS
SESSION TIMES Our sessions run from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Ages are based on school years for 2020-210. Proposed times for the new season (to be confirmed) are: ⚽9-10. for u7s to u9s ⚽10-11 for u9s to u10s ⚽11 to 12 for u11s and u12s ⚽ 12-1 for u13s and above
Please arrive promptly for the start of these sessions.
Parents/guardians remain responsible for the children at all times and should remain onsite. If you need to leave the venue then you must arrange for another adult to take responsibility and agree this arrangement with the club secretary.
All parents are asked to sign up to Whatsapp so we can keep you up to date with club communications. Information is also posted on our website, Facebook page and Twitter.
Our Guiding Principles
How we coach
We have a very clear and specific way of coaching. Please see our coaching page.
We do not have kids standing being lectured at by coaches or waiting for a turn of the ball. Nor do we constantly direct play, telling children how and what to do on the ball.
We use a facilitative and child-centred approach to coaching and we produce coaching documents to explain this.
We use an evidence-based, long-term approach to designing sessions. Early talent identification is flawed. We include all children. We listen to children.
We try and be as transparent as we can about our approach. Our session plans are always available and we welcome your questions on how we deliver..
One of our core aims is to run an inclusive club where no child is 'priced out' of football.
To ensure this happens, we'd love to discuss sponsorship opportunities with you! We very much want to work with local businesses to make sure our club stays community focussed. We are very proud of our Salisbury roots and want to include kids from all over the city!
Our aim is to provide safe, fun, affordable, accessible football to all kids. Football is our national game and we want to encourage all kids to play it and love it while staying healthy and active. We aim to help kids reach their potential by developing their footballing skills and abilities and ensuring that talent pathways are available to them as they progress. But we also want to provide opportunities for kids to make friends in a safe space where they feel their ideas and opinions genuinely matter. We want the kids to feel part of their community - this club is their club.
Sponsorship opportunities come in all shapes and sizes and it really doesn't have to cost the earth. For example, we will offer:
kit sponsorship for teams or individuals
funding for qualified coaches on an individual, monthly or seasonal basis
sponsorship of basic equipment like balls, goals, bibs
pitch hire, again on a monthly or seasonal basis.
We are also open to discussing partial funding of any of the above. All sponsors will be listed on our website, Facebook page and in our annual reports. We are also very active on social media.