In April 2016 Joe Corey was brought in to be Head of Youth with this Joe set up a Community Programme and Football Development Centre for the 2016/17 Season in May 2016. Joe is a UEFA B coach and has 10 years of coaching kids. Joe first move was to bring in other coaches Joe Burgess, Dan Monk & Stuart Nixon, supported by Connor Mendietta & Jason Warner. Soon other coaches got involved such as Danny Brandon and with this success Joe formed Bowers & Pitsea YFC in July 2016.
Between July 2016 and April 2017 Bowers & Pitsea FC & Bowers & Pitsea YFC won various Awards -
Active Basildon - Enterprising Club of the Year 2016
Pitchero - Silver Award 2016
Isthmian League - Community Club of the Year 2016-17
Also had managed to create 9 new teams from U7's to U13's by Christmas 2016.
In February 2017 Joe formed Bowers in the Community after receiving the backing from the Bowers & Pitsea FC Senior Committee, Bowers in the Community task is to engage further with the local community by getting into schools and raising local awareness for the club. Being semi funded by Vice Chairman Mike Barnard and his charity.
Our Community Programmes are growing and we now engage with two local Primary Schools Eversley & Briscoe with National Curriculum PE lessions and after school clubs. These lessions take place term time between Monday & Thursday each week. Meaning we are engaging with 350+ pupils per week in schools.
We are hoping many more local schools with begin to see the benefit of our school programmes.
Our Bowers in the Community Development Centre on a Saturday is lead by Joe is now looking for young female players to take part. The training is lead by FA Level 1 Taylor Adcock. Taylor has recently joined Bowers & Pitsea Ladies from LTD Ladies. Taylor is DBS checked!!! The girls will enjoy a safe fun environment to play their football. We already have 7 girl members and they train each week on a Saturday during 2018 and are looking to grow our numbers further during 2018.
The Community Development Centre is a feeder section to the new Bowers & Pitsea Ladies FC.
During the school holidays Bowers in the Community run Soccer Schools, during the summer of 2017 their were over 400 day bookings. We run these Soccer Schools during Easter, Whitsun, Summer and October holiday periods.
We has a growing fundraising & admin team of Claire Larocque, Alex White & Sarah Aubin as we look to expand our club further.
We are still looking to add to our programmes during 2018.
Be part of it - #UPTHEBOWERS
All those interested in getting involved or us getting involved in a programme please contact Joe Corey on: