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  1. BILLERICAY TOWN FC Billericay Town FC are looking to strengthen their existing U18s We are looking for experienced, quality youths who play in different positions. Anyone who thinks they are of sufficient standard and are below the age of 18 can apply for trials by either sending in a CV to Billericay Town FC, or by calling Paul Moody on 07500 562232. This new set-up will ensure our youth players are provided ample opportunity to impress, and if good enough, there is now a clear path of progression from Youth to senior First Team football. Trial dates will commence Tuesday 17th June onwards.
  2. Released: Darren Blewitt, Danny Kerrigan Retained: Jamie Dormer, Jack Buckfield, Ronnie Worcester, David McSweeny, Leon Hunter, Joe Flack, Paul Shave, Matt Game, Neil Marron, Billy Bricknel, Ricky Burbridge. Lee Hodges, Steve Heffer, have been offered new terms but have not as yet made a commitment. Bradly Woods-Garness declined our offer of re-engagement and we are in negotiations with a conference club re compensation.
  3. Yes, Billy has trialled at Exeter, I'm not sure what it is with Billy and the West Country but they do seem to have taken a shine to him. Billy is a talent no doubt, to score so many goals as a teenager in this league speaks for itself Billy is contracted to us. Understandably Bradley has caught the eye of several clubs, and some are showing an interest, my personal opinion is that Bradley should commit to us next season and work on his game a bit more before he considers a move, that way he might make a move straight into the football league. We have given Bradley a letter of re-engagement so there is a good chance he will be wearing a Billericay Shirt next season Just recently Jack Buckfield was trialled by Crystal Palace, and they continue to moniter his progress Having moved two players into the League in the past 16 months, Billericay has gained a good reputation for spotting talent, and helping that talent move on.
  4. Ticket Sales for Billericay V Swansea City are as follows: Saturday November 3rd, 12 noon to 2pm for Members only. Sunday November 4th, 11am to 1pm for Members only ...................... Sunday November 4th, 4pm to 6 pm General Sale Monday November 5th, 11am to 1 pm General Sale Monday November 5th, 6pm to 8 pm General Sale NOTE: General Sale tickets are limited to Four per household for residents of Billericay and surrounding areas who can produce a utility Bill as proof of address. All other sales are Limited to Two per person. There is not an option of postal sales
  5. SEEVIC College and Billericay Town FC have joined forces to offer players the chance to develop a career in professional or semi professional football while continuing with a full time educational course of their choice. The scheme runs under the name of SCORE which stands for Soccer Coaching Open Route to Education and the Benfleet College has a proud history for sporting achievement and has County and National awards for football. Players chosen for the scheme will receive daily coaching sessions from ex - Southend United and Chelsea coach Dave Thompson. These high quality sessions are held at the college sports grounds but the squad can also take advantage of a fully equipped fitness suite to help the players gain full fitness. The fitness suite has a range of facilities including running machines, recumbent bikes and free weights. Thompson and his coaching staff have written a full fitness programme for the players, so they can compete at County and National level. Southend FC coach Laurie Carter who also coaches on the scheme says “We are setting our sights high this season and hope to challenge for top honours, but it would also be nice to see some of the players playing at a very high level before they finish the scheme”. This has been the case for a few players in the past with former SCORE player Matt Harrold who went on to sign a professional contract with Brentford when he left the scheme. Harrold now plays his football for Yeovil Town but still keeps up his links with the scheme and regularly contacts Dave Thompson to see how things are going. Thompson adds “We have a very talented squad, and on our books we have around twenty five players that have been registered with professional clubs such as West Ham and Tottenham and the next few years look to be very interesting as they try to gain a contract with a league or non-league club”. As well as the training programme, players will get the chance to represent the college in the Essex Colleges Football League and County Cup, plus the national English Colleges Cup, but they will be closely monitored by Billericay Town manager Matt Jones. Reserve team manager John Mifsud is also keen to include some of them in his side that will compete in the Essex Herts and bordering Counties League. Mifsud managed the clubs all conquering U18’s last season and many of his squad will make the leap into the reserve team this year but he admits that competition for places will be tight with many SCORE players coming into the reckoning. The scheme will give Jones a high quality squad to select from as well as give strength in depth to his first team squad as he chases honours in the Ryman Premier league. He will be inviting some of the squad to train with his first team if he feels they have right attitude and ability to compete for a place. Head of sports at SEEVIC College is Dave Waite who insists that players need to have an education to fall back on and has worked hard to ensure that the scheme is a success. He has helped produce the educational requirements that will enable every player to finish the scheme with a qualification to help them in a future career of their choice. Waite says “SCORE is a unique opportunity for those who wish to become professional footballers. However not all SCORE participants will become full-time professionals but the scheme will give them the chance to achieve qualifications for a worthwhile career and the necessary skills to play soccer at the highest non-league level”. Last season’s squad travelled to Malta where they stayed in the national stadium and trained on a daily basis and played against the Maltese national team where the SCORE team drew 1-1. Thompson says of the tour “After seeing the team play we had some inquiries about the availability of some of the players by a few Maltese Premiership clubs, and we may be returning to Malta in the near future to discuss the possibility of these players signing a professional contract”. As well as the full time training programme players will be given the chance to take their FA coaching qualifications that will only enhance their knowledge of the game. Thompson says “The non leagues are scattered with ex – SCORE players and it is our intention to ensure that there is more in the future and hopefully a few in league football. The agreement with Billericay Town Football Club will be a great benefit to both parties”. He adds, “I have had a few meetings with Matt Jones and Chairman Steve Kent and have been impressed with things and they a vision for the future of the football club that is line with our views at SEEVIC College”.
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