State of the Club
Cricklewood Wanderers FC (CWFC) is managed as part of Youth Engagement Solutions Ltd and continues to go from strength in terms of size and participation but is in desperate need of further funds to continue growth.
At the start of the 2017/18 season, we have 2 senior teams, 3 youth teams and 1 girls’ team playing under the CWFC banner.
We will continue to ground share with Wembley FC into the 2017/18 season at Vale Farm, and our FA Charter Standard has been renewed, ensuring our eligibility for promotion should we achieve it.
And are working in partnership with a major G15 Housing Association to start their own football club, uniting their residents and the local community.
There is an established link between the club and employment service, with players using the Employment and Training team for career advice, job hunting assistance and CV creation. We have also found employment for players through our own activities, with several senior players coaching within our School Football Programme, and one player being employed directly by YES managing our youth services. Players have also moved onto professional clubs in Australia, Switzerland and at Sporting Lisbon, amongst others.
Participation is free of charge to players and will continue to be so, as we strongly believe in making football (and sport in general) accessible to participants from disadvantaged backgrounds. We happily sponsor dedicated candidates through their coaching badges, providing finance, work experience and for many, a paid coaching role upon completion.
Football is an expensive business, and the club relies on grant funding and small donors, and if we are to continue providing high quality coaching, starting new youth teams, and creating a serious set up for female participants then finding further funding will be vital.
The main aims of the club moving forward are:
- Promotion from the Middlesex County Premier League.
- Improved performance in the FA Vase.
- To create a professional, serious set up for girls/ladies who want to play football
- Expand our youth football network.
- Continue to support senior players in employment, health, and football.
- Continue to support junior players in terms of teamwork, sportsmanship, and their studies.