Established in the summer of 2001, by parents who wanted a new football adventure for their children, and the youngsters in and around the area of Leigh in Worcestershire. The aim for the club when established still resonates today, to enable all members to be able to learn, play, and enjoy football safely, regardless of their ability.
The Badgers are now in its 17th season and is regarded as one of the largest, and friendliest, youth development clubs in Worcestershire. We now run twenty teams, playing at a competitive level, ranging from under 7’s (mini soccer) through to u16, including girls only football teams and a veterans squad. Our squads play in various leagues according to the managers preference and are represented in the Mercian Fortis League, Ambassador Evesham Football League (AEFL), Mercian Girls League and Midland Junior Premier League (MJPL).
Delighted to be awarded Charter Standard Community Club status in 2004, the highest clubmark level awarded by The FA, we work extremely hard to uphold and maintain this prestigious accreditation. The club is run by a committee, which comprises of a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Club Secretary, Club Treasurer, Club Welfare Officers and all individual team managers. A committee meeting is held on a bi-monthly basis to discuss the overall running of the club, any issues arising, and to assist team managers with their responsibility for the day to day activities associated with running a team.
In line with the F.A. Charter Standard requirements, all managers/coaches are CRC checked and hold a minimum Level 1 coaching qualification. This also means that the Club must demonstrate and document such things as a child protection policy, code of conduct, disciplinary procedures, accounts, a management committee plus many other requirements.
Our club ethos is a written declaration that sets out how we want to run as a club. It needs to be a simple, concise, message that can be understood by players, parents, coaches and officials. The full version of the ethos can be found on the club website, but we ask you:
To provide football to children of all ages and abilities, in a safe and friendly environment.
To deliver age-appropriate coaching to support long-term player development.
To encourage all players to try their best and make the most of their individual abilities.
To offer a challenging but supportive environment where children can learn from their mistakes without undue pressure and anxiety
At the foremost of everything we do at LBBFC is the aim to offer children good fun, exercise and an opportunity to improve their playing ability, all within a safe encouraging environment. Long-term development of children on and off the playing surface, not only as players, but as young people is the cornerstone of the club ethos.