In youth football our emphasis is on development through our Player Focused Approach, with coaches and managers looking to promote learning and build confidence as the players train and compete. Beacon Hill has achieved the status of FA Charter Standard Community Club, the pinnacle of the FA’s club development pathway and was named Essex FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year for 2010. Previous awards include the highly prestigious FA National Charter Standard Club of the Year in 2008. These awards recognise the excellent standard of coaching, facilities and, most importantly, the provision of a safe and secure environment where young players can express themselves and grow. Parents are actively involved, whether supporting at matches or through helping in the hatch.
While weekly matches remain at the heart of the what we do, a host of other activities combine to make Beacon Hill a special club to be part of. Community involvement is an important part of Beacon Hill’s ethos. Football for people with learning difficulties, known as Soccability , has been supported, coached and organised by Beacon Hill for over four years, playing a key role in the first-ever Essex Soccability League tournaments held across the county last season. Local schools are also supported, with our coaches providing coaching sessions, and the club hosts an annual Essex FA Schools Tournament in October. Overseas ventures include the annual club tour and links extend as far as Kerela in Southern India. Keen to celebrate players’, coaches’ and managers’ achievements, our end-of-season youth day and adult dinner are always special events.