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About SJ FootballStarting from a modest background as a small community football club with a dream to drive football forward within the community we have come a long way.
Our modest start up until January 2016 was based at Ruislip Goals on 5-aside pitches with a few age groups and teams. Towards the end of 2015 we decided to enhance our operation as we grew with a more structured approach and with a view to build towards engaging in more external games and tournaments. To this end we grew our age groups and needed a bigger location which our current training facility at Harefield delivers.
We now have a regular attendance of around 160 players a week during our training sessions, spread across age ranges from U6 through U16s. We have also changed our format to 5-aside / 7-aside / 9-aside / 11-aside to align with the FA junior league rules and to work towards entering local leagues.
We have worked to gain recognition and to this end obtained our FA Affiliation with the Middlesex FA in November 2016.
As well as our FA affiliation with the Middlesex FA we also hold FA Chartered Standard Club status with over 36 volunteer coaches that have a FA Level 1 certification with 9 of these coaches holding FA Level 2 certification.
We were humbled to be awarded the FA For All Award at the 2017 Asian Football Awards and Shortlisted for the Muslim Awards For Excellence in 2018. A true testament to our progress from a local community kick around to a true footballing academy.
SJFA embarked on a momentous step in its history in September 2018 entering three teams (U8’s, U14’s and the U16’s) into the Chiltern Church League. This has proved to be an invaluable experience for the boys, coaches, admin staff and parents. Our teams have grown immensely in experience, skill and mental fortitude.
Our aim is that this coming season (2019/2020) we will increase our representation across the board within the leagues entering more teams across more age ranges. In addition we are taking the next steps in revitalise adults football, by creating adult teams with a view to also entering local leagues.
Starting with a vision and a mission to drive football forward within the community we have truly progressed on this journey and are now looking to the future as “We Continue To Drive Football Forward To New Heights In Our Community.” For more info, click here