U17 TEAM

I am very pleased to be stepping up to manage the new Roffey U17's squad for the 2020/2021 season. In our first season we will be playing in the Mid Sussex U17 league, then moving into an U18 SCFL (county) league for the 2020/21 season.

 

I have played and managed adult teams for many years and finally hung up my boots just 18 months ago. I have been passionate about sport and football in particular all my life but this passion went up another level when I became involved in youth football when my sons played. I started a new team at Horsham Ambassadors at U9 age group with my youngest son and have managed the team for 8 seasons through to the end of junior football at u16, winning a couple of leagues/cup and a few tournaments along the way and playing in the HDYL A division for the last two seasons before the premature end to the season which was a real shame as we had reached the League Plate Final this season.

I believe in playing football the right way, the groundsman gives us great grass pitches to play on every week so let’s really play good football, we all need a formation and a system but then let’s give  players every opportunity to express themselves on the pitch. What do  I look for in players?  A positive attitude, being a team player, having a great work ethic and a willingness to learn and improve are vital in order for a player to reach their potential.

 

I am very proud of what we have achieved as a team and looking forward immensely to my team and I representing Roffey FC as we bridge the gap between junior and adult football . To help all players develop, we have Ben Howlett  who joined us two seasons ago and I am delighted to work alongside, Ben is a fantastic FA level 2 coach and is actually studying currently for his UEFA B (Level 3) Badge, also he is  currently  employed with a Premier League football club foundation. I have my FA Level 1, lots of experience and even more passion for our great game!

 

The club/Ben and I will create an enjoyable environment for players to come and play good football with a smile on all our faces/we will learn together  as a team and enjoy competing (we all like to win!) for a great local club in Roffey FC, we will develop individuals and also have a structure as a club for all players to reach their potential  in the game of football that we all love!

 

DAVE MARNEY 

dmarney@mydentist.co.uk

+44 7955 326448