An Introduction to  Madeley White Star FC

We are a local community football club and are proud to have been awarded with FA Charter Club status.  

Madeley White Star FC was founded in 1906 by a gentleman called Ernest Buckley, who was given a grant of £60 from the local church to set a team up.  Madeley White Star were established from Madeley United with evidence from Staffordshire FA records dating back as far as 1894.

With over 120 years of history, we are proud to have accolades and support from national newspapers and footballing legends such as Sir Stanley Matthews and Gordon Banks OBE, it is no wonder that this club has been a proud bastion of local football.

In 2004, we made club history as our club showed, that we are not only one of the oldest junior football clubs around, but we are also up there with the best.  We enjoyed a superb season that year, having won four cups on the Potteries Junior Youth League finals day at Stone Dominoes.  The clubs Under 11s and Under 15s teams both clinched the league and cup double, whilst the Under 9s won the League Cup and the Under 10s won the Sub Cup.

In season 2016/2017 our Open Age Team was formed and they won the Staffordshire Challenge Cup,  which they last season 2017/2018.

We are proud to have played a part in the football bareers of local lads Nathan Smith of Port Vale FC and Ollie Shenton of Stoke City FC, both who played for Madeley White Star teams before they were spotted by scouts and signed for their respective clubs.

At Madeley White Star, we want to be at the center of sports and activities for children and young people in Madeley and the surrounding areas.  Our excellent pitches provie a fantastic, safe environment for children to enjoy sport, make friends and keep active.

After a few months of hard work, we are now confident, that we can become once again a hub of local football.  Our aim is to help children and young people from as young as 4 years to develop their footballing skills, in a non-competitive, structured but fun environment with no pressure, offering them a pathway to join a team from U7s through to Open Age.  We are based at Manor Road, Madeley, CW3 9PS

The sessions we provide focus of the FA Four Corners model, which focuses on technical skills - working on ball mastery, practise and group play, physcological - working on understanding, decision making and confidence, physical skills - working on co-ordination, conditioning, challenge and social skills, atarting with the basics and building up to more advanced skills as the children progress.

Our Saturday morning Football School is proving to be extremely popular and runs every week at Keele University during the winter months, moving to Manor Road during the summer months.  It is for boys and girls of all abilities from ages 4 - 13 years and starts at 10:30am to 11:30am.  If you'd like to join us one Saturday, we would love to see you, the cost is just £3 per session, all you need is a pair of shin pads and a drink.  We hope to see you there!

So far from the Football School we have been able to form 3 new teams, an U7s, another U8s, plus an U6s team which is training and playing friendlies in readiness for the 2019/20 season that starts in September 2019.

As an FA Charter Standard Club, all our Coaches are FA licensed, FA qualified with a minimum qualification of FA Level 1.  However, with our club we currently have coaches working towards obtaining their FA Level 2 qualification, we have a coach who is UEFA B qualified (FA Level 3), and FA Goalkeeper.  We also ensure that our coaches have an in date FA Enhanced CRC, FA Safeguarding and FA First Aid certificates.

We are affiliated to Staffordshire FA, and have teams representing our club in the North Staffs Junior Youth League (NSJYL), the Potteries Junior Youth League (PJYL) and the Crewe and District Saturday League.  To see information regarding fixtures, results and tables, please see the links below.

Please note that for age groups 11 years and under, no results will be published or tables kept - these fixtures are development fixtures only.

If you're looking to join a team, please take a moment to look at our News page to see if we have any spaces available.  You will find a warm welcome and experienced coaching staff await you here at Madeley White Star.

We are proud to inform you that we have been awarded FA Charter Club Youth Status.  This means our club is among the country's best.  We're committed to delivering the best possible experience, for players, coaches and supporters, making football safe and fun for everyone.

Thank you to everyone involved for making this happen.

 

 

 

The FA announce a renewed focus for the Respect campaign as it enters its 10th anniversary.

To kick off the 2018/19 youth football season, The Football Association has announced a renewed focus on the Respect campaign as it enters its ten year anniversary.

Originally launched in the 2008/09 season, the campaign’s new mantra of ‘We Only Do Positive’ aims to improve behaviour on touchlines across the country by raising awareness of Respect amongst a new generation of parents, coaches, volunteers and players.

The campaign follows extensive research carried out during the 2017/18 season to understand the effect of negative behaviour at football matches from Under 7s to Under 18s level more clearly, focusing on where Respect interventions would be most effective.

‘We Only Do Positive’ is The FA’s new strategic approach to emphasise the role of parents and coaches whilst highlighting the importance of positive behaviours and environments – both on and off the pitch – for young footballers involved in mini-soccer and youth football.

The FA’s Respect campaign aims to educate parents and coaches on their roles in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment for players to ensure the campaign is embraced throughout the age groups and result in sustained participation from players and volunteers alike. 

 

For further information about Respect, please CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Raising Awareness of Mental Health across the Football Community

 

Working in partnership with the mental health charity Mind – who have been working closely with grassroots football clubs in Staffordshire in recent weeks – Staffordshire FA will be raising awareness of mental health and the support network which is available to anyone who is suffering with mental health issues.

 

Further information on the work in this area will be communicated in the coming weeks, but in the meantime please visit the Mind website for further information on the support which is available to anyone who is struggling with mental health issues – http://nsmind.org.uk/

 

Mind – For Better Mental Health

Mind are an experienced provider of mental health services and are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. As a local Mind association and affiliated member of Mind (National Association for Mental Health) North Staffs Mind shares the statement and vision of our national organisation: ‘Working to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress’.

 

Our vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively and with respect. The needs and experiences of people with mental distress drive our work and we make sure that their voice is heard by those who influence change. Our independence gives us the freedom to stand up and speak out on the real issues that affect daily lives. We deliver local mental health services, provide information and support, and campaign to improve policy and attitudes.

 

We can help:

 

  • Adults with counselling, social support groups and supported housing

  • Children and young people

  • Local businesses through mental health training

  • Provide supervision for counsellors and other health workers

 

So please, get in touch or get involved and help us. http://nsmind.org.uk/

On behalf of all our children, parents, families and coaches who are associated with Madeley White Star, our committee would like to take the opportunity to thank the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation for their generous support which will enable us to support and develop two FA Level 1 Coaches for two brand new teams that we have been able to set up,  and also to support and develop three new club volunteers with FA Safeguarding qualifications.  

 

Your support is fantastic, and is very much appreciated.  We are a community club and have been established for 122 years and your generosity enables us to continue to encourage children of all abilities, in and around our local community to have fun, whilst learning to play football, developing their skills, making new friends and growing in confidence, whilst being in a structured but fun environment as part of the Madeley White Star family.

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Sponsorship for 2019/20 Season

 

If you're interested in sponsoring kit for one of our mighty white star teams, or becoming a club sponsor, please contact us via charlotte.baileymws@gmail.com

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