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Teams for Current Season

Bumble Bees

Manager: N/A
Coach: Chelsea FC Foundation
Assistant: N/A

Since our very first team at the Club started in 2009, it has always been our ambition to provide football in the community for as many children as possible.

Our teams range from under 7s to 18s for both boys and girls but we’re now starting earlier.

Many children begin to kick a football around as soon as they start walking therefore, from September 2022 we will be commencing our Bumble Bees Early Years Sessions.

The sessions are for Year R and Year 1 children who are too young to join a team but just want to play football.

By joining up, it’ll be a great pathway into our Club and straight in at Under 7 when they hit the ripe old age of 6!!

All sessions are run by our fantastic Grassroots Associate Partner Chelsea FC Foundation so, not only are they starting early but with coaches of great experience and knowledge.

Under 7

Manager: Mike Surtees
Coach: James Solloway
Assistant: N/A

Make way for the new u7 Bees, our friendly, talented team of boys and girls are super keen learners who have a very exciting new season ahead of them.
We emphasise the point that football is for everyone to enjoy, winning is a bonus but most of all it is about having lots of fun and making new friends, and our team are ‘buzzing’ to get on the pitch and play!!

Under 8 Girls Black

Manager: Andrea Hewitt
Coach: Claire Davison
Assistant: N/A

The girls return to The Hive for their second season. Joining the HGYFL league, and facing new opposition, the team are ready to build on the foundation football skills they learnt last season, as well as their team dynamic and friendships. But, most importantly, they are up for enjoying more football. Coming of the back of the Womens Euro’s in the summer, the team are looking forward to following in the lionesses’ footsteps; demonstrating that football is #HerGameToo.

Under 8 Girls Gold

Manager: N/A
Coach: Hayley Attree
Assistant: N/A

The newly created girls’ Gold team are looking forward to their first season together. With some new Bees joining with already existing players, and with a new coach, the team has an exciting season ahead of them. Together, they are looking forward to growing as a team, building friendships, developing their skills and nurturing their love of football. We have our goal scoring celebrations ready!

Under 8 Black

Manager: Kirstie Morris
Coach: Lucinda Parker
Assistant: Mitch Titley

After an incredible last season the U8 boys Black are back. This friendly bunch have already made an impressive start and their passion for the game is second to none. The team are continuing to develop their skills by having fun and working even more cohesively together as a team. The future is bright for these young stars!

Under 8 Gold

Manager: Deon Hanekom
Coach: Nathan Parker
Assistant: Martin Knight

This team formed in the season of 2021-2022 as U7’s Gold for the boys first time playing football, it was a challenging year to keep their focus at such an early age but they started bonding as the year progressed.

This year Nathan Parker has stepped up and volunteered to Coach/Manage the Braishfield Bees U8’s Gold team. Already Nathan has managed to re-register all the current years players which has put them in a stable position for the team to build on what they had achieved last year. Nathan is hoping to see some real progress with the team as they enter the 2022-2023 Season whilst the boys continue to enjoy playing their football in safe and fun environment.

Under 8 White

Manager: N/A
Coach: Paul Jeffery
Assistant: N/A

 

Brand new this season, the wondrous White team are a team keen to learn: enthusiastic, friendly and full of energy – ready to face the wins and losses together.

Under 9 Black

Manager: Matt Trace
Coach: Matt Harvey
Assistant: Kevin Goss

The newly formed U9 Black team is an exciting new mixed team formed from established players and hungry new talent as well!
This year, we will be building on our development from last season where we reached the final of the cup and gained increasingly positive performances as the season progressed. Whatever the results the aim is for the children to develop not only as players but as people too.

Under 9 Gold

Manager: Mike Ragi
Coach: Chris Honour
Assistant: Ben Rousel

Our u9 Gold team are brand new for this season made up of very enthusiastic boys and girls who can’t wait to get going into the season. As a team we look to work together and of course enjoy ourselves and have fun no matter what happens on the pitch. As a coaching team we enjoy seeing the kids smiling and making friendships at training and games. We can’t wait to see what we can achieve as a team this season.”

 

Under 10 Black

Manager: Matt Farrer
Coach: Ed Doxat
Assistant: N/A

The U10 Black side are new to the club this year and we’re looking forward to building up our team and taking on the new challenge together.

In the short time we’ve been practicing and playing, it’s obvious that this is a great bunch of boys and girls (and parents!) with a lot of energy and enthusiasm for the game – I think we’re going to have a lot of fun!

 

Under 10 Gold

Manager: Ady Moore
Coach: Tom Moody
Assistant: N/A

The team got through to the Lion Cup Final again, but missed out narrowly and didn’t manage to defend the cup from the previous season.
We’ve had some new players join us who’ve fitted well into the team and gave us some more depth and cover in games.
This season we are looking forward to a more settled one now with restrictions lifted and hopefully, not so many absentees in games which was always a challenge for weekend games, now with things a little more certain the team can once again get back to playing the game they love.

Under 11 Black

Manager: Paul Harris
Coach: Dan Attree
Assistant: David Richards

We have split the under 11s into two teams this year and have also welcomed some new players and coach to the Black team. We are starting our journey into 9 a side football and learning the offside rule. The boys have formed a great connection and have really developed as a team. We look forward to the new challenges in the season ahead and continuing to share our passion for the beautiful game.

Under 11 Gold

Manager: Ben Hewitt
Coach: Dave Clark
Assistant: N/A

Following many new players joining us, the U11 Gold team is a newly formed and inclusive team made up of children in current Year 6. Many of the team have not played for a club before and the start of the season has been a challenge the children have risen to! They have been learning both the skills of playing 9 a side and taking part in competitive matches. Both Ben and I as coaches are really proud of the players and want the children to enjoy playing the sport, always play fairly and give their best effort – they have not let us down.

Under 12

Manager: Jacqui Griffiths
Coach: Stuart Willes
Assistant: Ben Thompson

We’ve had a successful recruitment close season after being beset by pandemic absences seemingly every week last season and, struggling to field a team to have a good 14-15 in the squad (incl 2 girls).
We have now secured a three-person coaching team, a regular qualified referee and look forward to a progressive season as we are now in competitive league format. Our manager, Jacqui does a great job in managing game co-ordination, kit and generally keeping us coaches on point, looking forward to doing well in Division 3 this season.

Under 13

Manager: Nathan Palmer
Coach: Nagarajan Gunaseelan
Assistant: N/A

A group of hardworking boys and girls who enjoy playing football. They are always ready to learn new skills and apply them in the next match! They got off to a good start in the new season by making it to the knockout stages of the Bees tournament and getting a draw in the first match.

The team are enjoying the transition to 11 a side and bigger goals. And with additional new players in the starting lineup, the U13s are looking for a strong finish this season.

Under 14

Manager: Chris Bridgeman
Coach: Richie Durkin
Assistant: N/A

We, the Braishfield Bees Under 12s are an inclusive and talented group, whose ethos is to ‘win with modesty and lose with dignity.’ Thankfully, since the team’s formation as Under 8’s we have managed to be rather more modest than dignified!

We pride ourselves on being a family friendly side, but this has not been at the detriment of any success. We are a highly competitive team in the top tier of the Testway Youth League, are current holders of the the presigious Jock McClorey Cup and were 2019/20 finalists of the Testway Oak Cup.

Real success for coaches Dave and Rich is more than just winning games of football. Our motivation is to improve a child’s performance, harness potential and grow their love of the game in a fun and relaxed environment. Developing the right values and behaviours is as important to us as the football we play. Having completed the FA’s Level 2 Coaching badge, we champion its ‘Four Corner’ approach to development. We are dedicated to improve the technical, physical, pyschological and social aspects of all our players. In partnership with Chelsea Football Club, Braishfield are very fortunate to have access to Chelsea coaches to further our learning and development.

We look forward to taking our campaign global in the coming season(s) with the opportunity to compete in Gothenburg for the Gothia World Cup. This is a tournament which the club has made a commitment to throughout the years, and it’s our turn to try and bring back some silverware!

There may be opportunity in the summer for a couple new faces to join our ranks. If interested, we play our games on a Saturday morning and train on a Wednesday evening at The Mountbatten School, Romsey. We very much look forward to meeting you!

Under 15

Manager: Steve French
Coach: Martin Read
Assistant: N/A

We are a mixed ability boys team playing in Division 2 of the Testway Youth Football League on a Saturday morning. We are looking to challenge strongly for promotion this season.

The team is coached by Steve & Martin who have a strong belief in the FA 4 corner coaching model and very much see their role as developing ALL players (Technically, Physically, Psychologically & Socially). Whilst many of our current players have been with us since the team started at under 8’s, we have been very successful in integrating new players into the team each season, as playing numbers / squad sizes have increased. Our players come from a variety of backgrounds and schools (both in and outside of Romsey), with some players having no contact with each other outside of team activities. Over half the team play rugby on a Sunday and it is perhaps not surprising that as a team of coaches, players and parents we have very high standards in terms of behaviour and respect for officials.

We are currently looking for a dedicated Goalkeeper who has a good standard of fitness and is comfortable with playing out from the back or has a strong desire to learn this skill. We would be particularly keen to hear from any players who or are looking to get back to playing football or are currently playing for a team and looking for a new challenge. We would consider Goalkeepers who play on a Sunday and are looking to play on a Saturday as well, provided they are able to train with us on a Wednesday.

 

Under 16

Manager: Mel Doherty
Coach: Joe Hillier
Assistant: N/A

The U16s team are a tight knit group who enjoy their football.  Some players have been together for eight years and others have only recently joined the team. The team is represented with players from more than four schools in the area and their camaraderie is a testament to how well they enjoy each other’s company and their football. We have also have a great bunch of parents that invest a lot of their own time to support the players, coach, manager and officials on a regular basis and we are very grateful for this.

Our team ethos is based on working hard in training and in matches to achieve personal and team success by enjoying and learning about football. As a coaching management team, we support and include all players and we invest a lot of time in our players based on the four aspects of the FA Four Corner model: technical/tactical, psychological, physical and social. Wednesday eveningtraining is always fun but requires dedicated time and effort to be ready for Saturday’s matches. As an Associated Grassroots Partner of Chelsea Football Club, the players have had the opportunity to be trained regularly by Chelsea coaches and their experience helps the boys develop week on week.

We finished the 2021/22 season mid table after a varied success in the Testway Youth Football League division 2 and will work hard for greater consistency this season to reach our full potential. We are looking forward to the more competitive older age group youth football: we will foster the boy’s independence and give the players the lead to work towards taking their footballing ambitions where they want them to go!

Under 17

We will not have an Under 17 team for the 2022/23 season.

Under 18

Manager: Tim Griffiths
Coach: Michael Osborne
Assistant: Neil Payne

The core of this decorated Bees team has been together now 9 seasons since Under 8, playing through thick and thin, mud and sleet and occasionally on a flat pitch…

The team, and previous managers Nick Tubb and Neil Payne before me, have enjoyed many successes – all built on a rock solid defensive foundation, amazing individual stalwarts and a great collective work ethic come matchday.  In our formative years we were fortunate enough to have picked up various mini-soccer awards and trophies up and down the Test Way Youth league and in summer club tournaments (including our own!), and we’ve continued that at youth level with multiple division 1 league titles, including back-to-back titles in 2017/8 and 2018/9 and a league and cup double in 2018/9.

We had an amazing trip to the Gothia Cup in Sweden in summer 2017 (and almost won a game!) and will try and get another summer tour organised before the players each start driving and paying their own taxes.  We always look to play fast passing team football, and for the 2020/1 season will be hammering the training sessions, scoring more goals, trying a deeper Hampshire Cup run, and above all relishing the challenge from the other great Saturday league and county teams around us.