Senior and Youth Football in West Bergholt

Senior and Youth Football in West Bergholt

The village has two football clubs, both catering for juniors, one exclusively so:

West Bergholt Football ClubWest Bergholt Football Club (“The Brewers”)

West Bergholt has hosted football since as far back as 1892 and officially joined the County Football Association, Division 2 in 1909. Nicknamed “the Brewers” after the local Daniell & Sons Brewery, where the team was originally formed. The Brewery may have gone but West Bergholt Football Club continues to survive with the current club forming in 1938/39 joining the Brightlingsea & District League.

WBFC 1913-14

West Bergholt Football Club today plays its football in the Essex and Suffolk Borders League.

The club trains and hosts its home games in the Lorkin Daniell sports field behind the Orpen Memorial Hall.  They have 2 teams that play in the Essex & Suffolk Border League. The First team plays in the Premier League and the Reserve team play in the First Division. The Club runs a youth football “soccer camp” every Sunday from 09:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with coach Dan Mather. This is open to all young people from the age of 4 through to 12. To join us, call Dan on 07585 959 529. Full details of the clubs activities, fixtures and results can be seen on the Essex & Suffolk Border League Website: – the club are always looking for people to help out and join our club, if interested, contact Grahame Walkingshaw on 01206 240 772 (or e mail: [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”]).

Recent WBFC News

News articles either from the club or including reference to them; to read the whole article please click on the link…


Bergholt Heath Youth Football ClubBergholt Heath Youth Football Club.

FA Charter Standard logo colourBergholt Heath YFC was formed in 1999 to provide an opportunity for the youth of West Bergholt to play football and 2019-20 sees the Club, which is affiliated to the Essex FA, entering its 20th season in the Colchester & District Youth League.  On 27th October 2014 the Club was awarded The FA Charter Standard which recognises that the Club provides structured coaching by FA qualified people for children of all ages and abilities to both train and play football in a safe environment.


 This season sees a total of 5 age groups represented:

  • Under 7s have three teams playing their first year at mini soccer 5v5,
  • Under 8s have two teams also playing 5v5
  • Under 9s will play their first year at 7v7
  • Under 13s play 11v11 for the last time in the B League
  • Under 15s carry on at 11v11 in the B League

Whilst many of the players are from the village or attend Heathlands School – players from outside West Bergholt are more than welcome.

The teams train on Saturday mornings at Poors Field and all age groups play home games on the field on 3 different sizes of pitch as per Football Association rules. All matches take place on a Sunday, kick off between 10am and 2pm.

Some of our teams will be looking for new players for the 19/20 season, if you are interested in joining please contact the club Secretary Pete [antibost mailto=”[email protected]”].

Development Squad

The successful development squad run by Gareth Minter will carry on into the 19/20 season. Aimed at Reception and Year 1’s the sessions will focus on basic football skills and having fun.  It is hoped that children attending will be the foundation for new squads at the club.  For further details contact Gareth at [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”].   In particular, if you are also interested in helping with the coaching Gareth would appreciate your call.

Please visit the Bergholt Heath website for all the latest information:  and look out for the results posted on their Facebook page.

Recent BHYFC News

News articles either from the club or including reference to them; to read the whole article please click on the link…

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