Ratton Rangers (now) Eastbourne United Youth FC, where fun, football and friends meet
The Chairman, management and officials understand that children participate in football to have fun. If children don’t have fun playing football, they will soon leave the sport.
We never forget that the game of football is just that - a game. Its success at youth level should not be judged by how many wins and losses are accumulated or by how many trophies are collected, nor how many goals we score or concede. It’s all about children enjoying the ‘beautiful game’ and at the same time, learning and developing both football and life skills.
We believe football development requires children to be coached through age-appropriate activities where those activities are tailored to the developmental stage of the child. Learning the techniques of the game through a variety of fun games where players have as much time with a ball as possible and learn at their own speed. Our club philosophy ensures children get to play football in a supportive, child centred environment where they are valued and can take pride in what they do.
Eastbourne United is committed to the FA Respect Campaign in football; a programme tackling bad behaviour both on and off the pitch. It also ensures we have fairness and respect for all people, providing equality and opportunity so that everyone can participate in ‘the game’ irrespective of their age, gender, ability, race, religion, ethnic origin, social status or sexual orientation, by providing a genuine and equal opportunity for all to participate in the sport at all levels and in all roles, whether as a player, coach, official or spectator.