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Fleetdown Club Philosophy

“Better togeether” is our club philosophy and symbolises everything we are about. There is no one individual more important than another. We all develop by helping each other and this is the greatest lesson we can implement as individuals, as a club and as a community. Our players & teams’ development is all derived from players, coaches, parents and friends in the community all pulling together in the same direction. Likewise parents, coaches and community friends also grow alongside our players & teams “Better together”.


Fleetdown Football Philosophy

Ball retention (possession) is the foundation of our football philosophy for both the individual player and the team. Both are important as players learn to keep the ball as individuals, the team can also keep possession of the ball. You need the ball to score and the other team cannot score without the ball.

“The Player”

We focus on technique, decision making and personality.

“The Team”

We use ‘The 6P’s of Football’ for our players and teams:

  1. Passing
  2. Pressing
  3. Patience
  4. Possession
  5. Penetration
  6. Positioning

Most importantly we give the freedom to our children to express themselves, make their own decisions no matter how many mistakes they may make and allow their individual personalities to shine. All in a fun, safe and friendly environment.


Fleetdown Coaching Philosophy

“The Player”
  1. Players must listen and respect their coaches at all times
  2. Our coaches aim to promote an environment which allows players to:

    • enjoy the game of football
    • develop individual skill and technique
    • be part of a team
  1. We coach our players to learn to play in every position on the pitch as we want them to develop into great ‘all-round footballers’
  2. Our coaches aim to enhance players football knowledge and understanding of the game so they can adapt to different situations on the pitch
  1. When playing in a certain position during training or on matchday players must accept the role and show 100% commitment, our coaches aim to rotate players regularly during the season
“The Team”
  1. Win, lose or draw it doesn’t matter! We want our players to play football with fun, focus and freedom….without the pressure of needing to win
  2. Winning games is great, but losing will also help improve players because in life nobody wins all the time and players need to learn how to ‘win’ and ‘lose’ games:

    • in a respectful manner
    • to learn from their mistakes
    • to prepare for their next challenge
  3. Blaming team mates if they make a mistake is not accepted, it’s a team game and everyone makes mistakes
  4. Teams will learn to:

    • encourage their team mates in a positive way
    • help each other to improve by offering good advice
    • stick together “Together We Grow”
  5. Our coaches will not tolerate players who talk back in a disrespectful way, dive, cheat or pretend to be injured, however our coaches will act as educators to explain to children why this is wrong

Paul Hordon
07715 430 789

Jamie Cadden

Vice Chairman

07921 826 443

Paul Dorney

Marketing Officer

07957 385 569

Linda Donovan

General Secretary

07950 466 085

Steve Rose
07956 933 961

Steve Wakeman

Director of Football

07702 722 876

Paul Coleman
Selkent Secretary/
Mini & Junior Soccer Secretary
07883 388 837

Amanda Hordon
Fundraising Chairman
07507 331 281

Pauline Easdown
Hall Bookings/
Fundraising Committee/Tuck Shop
01322 407 313

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