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Barmond United FC is a youth football club based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. Formed in 2007, we achieved FA Charter Standard Club status in December 2007. The Club aims to provide football opportunities for children of all abilities, in a safe and enjoyable environment. Copied below is the Club's Mission Statement:

Barmond United exist as a youth football club to provide football opportunities for all, regardless of gender, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, disability or sexual orientation. All players will be given broadly equal opportunities to play irrespective of their relative ability on the football pitch, there will be no elitism. The aim is for players to strive to exceed expectation each time they train or play compared to their usual standard, not against the standard of the most capable players.

Youth football within the club is about the players and their enjoyment and development as both players and individuals, but it is not about adults living their dreams of stardom for every child who walks onto a football pitch. Results should always be seen as of secondary importance to the enjoyment and development of those actually playing. The purpose of playing for the club should be considered as:
1)      Enjoying participating in the game of football
2)      Developing as young people, making new friends, learning social skills
3)      Reaping the benefits of the exercise provided in training and matches
4)      Improving core football skills and working to learn new skills and abilities
5)      Seeking to improve on field results through training, dedication, team work
6)      Winning!
No adult shall ever place pressure on a player to win at all costs. Continuing to participate on the football field for many years, hopefully into Open Age football, should be seen as a positive result equally as important as a victory on the pitch.
Football is a team sport and as such there should be no favouritism towards certain players (The leading goal scorer can only be that if chances are created for them by team mates) Rewards such as Man of the Match and end of season trophies should reflect this philosophy, combined with the maxim of exceeding expectation.
Put simply:
Let them play, let them enjoy themselves, encourage them


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