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Growth and Retention

This section identifies how the club plans to retain and grow provision and develop flexible club formats that will support existing players and introduce new male, female and players with a disability and from diverse communities into football.


To retain and expand the opportunities for different age groups, sexes and abilities to play and enjoy organised football.


Retain all existing teams by ensuring excellent support and facilities to team managers, coaches and volunteers. Extend the playing opportunities by a programme of phased expansion to provide 2 sides at all colts' age groups (7-16) all existing teams retained.

Continue the grass roots introduction to football by recruiting 2 under 7 teams per year with new players, managers, coaches and support staff. Continue to develop girls' football by recruiting new teams.

To develop our school/club links with 6 primary schools and 6 secondary schools in order to provide quality coaching, promote our Club and recruit new players to squads where necessary and appropriate.

Develop a new comprehensive girls' section by recruiting new female players through general promotion and our connection with schools and the West Sutton Little League and by  advertising and recruiting for managers, coaches and support staff. (See also 2 above)

Ensure all youth players are able to continue playing football by developing  and maintaining a third Senior team and a new Senior Womens' team plus reserve team.

Develop disability football teams through our links with disability groups and schools in furtherance of our vision to make the Club totally inclusive.

Develop a partnership forum of disability groups in order to achieve more integration into the Club of people with disabilities.

Establish in conjunction with our partners   futsal teams at U 16 , adult male and adult female to accommodate those who do not wish to follow the more conventional football route. Be part of developing a futsal league to enable these teams to compete competitively with a view to developing more teams in future Plans.

Establish a veteran's team to enable players to continue playing and keeping fit into later years.

Further to objective 3 to ensure that the pupils generally in our partnership schools are able to play football  and develop their football skills.

Ensure that all new teams are” staffed" with appropriate managers, coaches and volunteers.

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