U8s Recruiting

Bedworth United U8’s recruiting:

Bedworth United U8’s are a lower tiered football team currently playing in the Coventry and Warwickshire Saturday league.The team was formed this season and are looking to recruit 2 new players currently in year 3, in preparation for next seasons U9’s 7aside (Sundays).
Our sole focus is enjoyment and development, looking for our players to progress onwards with the opportunity to join the academy and then the first team as they get older.
We currently have space available for –
1 Player with outfield experience to join the team and going straight into games.
1 training player who has limited experience and looking to learn the basics before progressing in to
playing league games

Please feel free to get in contact for more details or to arrange a trial. Contact Fiona on 07816 447697

Youth Team carry on where they left off

With the Midland floodlit youth league season being null and void the league have put together a Champions League type of competition with the final being played at the end of June.

The Greenbacks U18s Youth Team have been placed into Group D with:

Rugby Town

Rugby Borough

Coventry United

Stratford Town

Racing Club Warwick

The 8 group winners will then go into a knock out competition with 4 quarter finals being played and the competition will run from there with the winners receiving the Ray Mercer Memorial Shield.

The young Greenbacks got off to a winning start last night against a strong Rugby Town side running out 4-3 winners in a hard fought game.

The Bedworth lads got off to a flying start, Chris Jones with a first time finish, Cameron Dunne then made it 2 with a left foot strike from the edge of the 18 yard box assisted by Warwick Hurst, Rugby Town got a goal back to half the deficit Bedworth then extended their lead to 2 with a 30 yard screamer that flew into the top corner from Warwick Hurst.  Rugby were then awarded a dubious penalty which goal keeper Owen Betteridge saved comfortably to his right. The Greenbacks then went into a 3 goal lead with Chris Jones getting his 2nd of the evening assisted by the unselfish Cameron Dunne making  it 4 -1.  Rugby clawed their way back into the game on the stroke of half time from another corner to make it 4-2 going into the break. 

The second half didn’t live up to the first in the goal mouth action as both defences stood firm Rugby did manage to score a third to make the last few minutes nail biting for the Greenbacks but it was to little to late and the final whistle went to give all 3 points to the Bedworth lads.  

A definite game of 2 halves with the attack for both teams running out on top in the first half but defences stood firm and claimed the second half.  Manager Lee Hurst commented after the game “It was a tough start in the competition for the lads against a good Rugby Town side who have been able to carry on training through the lockdown due to them being an academy side, Our lads have had 2 training sessions since we have been allowed back and to show the resilience and effort that they put in tonight just showed the character of the lads we have here in this youth team squad, It was disappointing to concede from 3 set pieces but as I have said we have only had 2 training sessions and its not something we have had the time to greatly work on.  Both Coaches and myself were impressed with the first half display from the whole team and as a unit we defended well in open play.  We scored some great goals and to see them shared throughout the team just goes to show the talent in depth we have here.”

Bedworth U18 host Stratford Town next week and will be looking to make it 2 out of 2 in their quest to top Group.

Final Score: 

Bedworth United U18  4 

Rugby Town U18  3

Goal Scorers: Cameron Dunne, Warwick Hurst, Chris Jone 2

Tots Football

Tots Football will be restarting on Tuesday 20th April at 5.30pm

We will be running sessions On Tuesday and Fridays and Saturdays before First Team games where the Tots players will get a chance to be mascots for the first Team.

All sessions will cost £3.50 on a pay as you play basis so no monthly commitment is required.

  • All Sessions will be ran by FA qualified coaches.
  • All Coaches will have been CRC checked and will be current in FA First Aid and Safeguarding.
  • Sessions will be ran on 3G pitches so no muddy kits to wash or boots to clean.
  • There will be regular sessions ran by the First Team management team and players.
  • Chance to progress into a team at Under 7’s.
  • App to track your child’s progress and chart their rise hopefully to stardom.
  • Player of the week awards.
  • Exclusive page on the club website



BUFC Statement regarding The OVAL

Following the recent decisions made by the Government and Leagues in our area.

We have looked at the demographic of the users of The OVAL and its obvious we have a number of players and/or coaching staff that live in Coventry or Leicestershire.

As a result the club have decided to close the facilities at The Oval, except for the College Course which comes under the Department for Education and has different legislation under Tier 4 requirements.

This decision has been made for a number of reasons including the management of which players can and cannot train, the fairness of us continuing for some players/teams and not being able to for others and the management of finances.

We also have a duty of care to our staff and volunteers and whether we would be acting as a responsible employer by asking these people to have to attend the stadium in the current climate.

We will be keeping the position under continual review and when any changes are made to the Tier that this area is in or any changes to the rules within each Tier we will look at this decision again.

You will be kept up to date of any developments as soon as they are received by the club. 

Board of Directors


Club get a new goalkeeping coach

Bedworth United are pleased to announce that Lucas Bailey has been appointed as the clubs goalkeeping coach,  Lucas will work with the First Team, U21, Youth and Juniors he will also be heavily involved with the Academy and will be looking at the progression of the clubs goalkeepers from junior up to the first team.

Lucas  holds a wealth of coaching qualifications including a UEFA B coaching in Goalkeeping, he has previously been the Academy goalkeeper coach at Coventry City FC, Lead goalkeeping coach at Strachan football foundation he is currently the lead goalkeeping coach at Leicester City ladies RTC and will continue this role in line with his new role here at Bedworth United.  Lucas has also worked with professional goalkeepers at international level with Wales U18s and U21s.

Lucas will be running the juniors sessions on a Monday starting on Monday 4th January 2021 with a new timing of 5.30 to 7pm.  As previously all of Bedworth United’s junior goalkeepers are welcome to attend and the sessions will be free of charge to players signed to Bedworth United.

BUFC Goalkeeping coaching announcement

The club would like to place on record its thanks to Tom Cross for his efforts with the goalkeeper coaching with the juniors section of the club. Thanks Tom and Good luck with your role as Coventry Sphinx 1st team goalkeeper for the remainder of the season.

Bedworth United now has a ‘strategic football development plan’ and as part of the plan we will be looking to recruit a UEFA qualified goalkeeper coach to oversee the goalkeeper coaching provision within the football club and work with the juniors, U18, Academy ,U21s and 1st Team

The Monday night goalkeeper coaching will continue with the new goalkeeper coach and is available for ALL BUFC junior goalkeepers to improve their skill-set and become a star of the future.


After much discussion It has been decided that the tots sessions on Tuesday and Friday will not go ahead until the new year at the earliest.  This decision has not been made lightly but as a club we have to think about the impact and safety of our volunteers and staff especially on the run up to Christmas.

It is very difficult to keep young children at that age distanced from each other and coaches and the last thing we want to encourage is the spread of Covid 19 between families at this time of the year.

I am sure you will understand the logic behind this decision and we look forward to seeing all our youngest Greenbacks back in the new year.

Update regarding Grassroots football from the FA

Todays Statement by the FA regards COVID-19 and Grassroots football.

The Football Association [The FA] has provided an update for ‘non-elite’ football in England following the UK Government’s announcement on new national Covid-19 restrictions that will be in place from Thursday 5 November 2020 until Wednesday 2 December 2020.

As a result of the UK Government’s new national Covid-19 restrictions, and subject to Members of Parliament voting tomorrow [Wednesday 4 November 2020] and the publication of bespoke guidance from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport [DCMS], the impact on ‘non elite’ football in England will include the suspension of the following during this period:

  • All fixtures and training for Steps 3-6 of the National League System [NLS];
  • All fixtures and training for Tiers 3-7 of the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP];
  • All fixtures and training for the Regional NLS Feeder Leagues;
  • All fixtures and training for The Barclays FA WSL Academy League;
  • All fixtures and training for FA Girls Regional Talent Clubs;
  • All fixtures and training for indoor and outdoor youth and adult grassroots football.

The FA’s aim is to ensure that the 2020/21 season is completed at these levels and will liaise with the relevant leagues in the NLS and WFP and the County Football Associations [CFAs] to provide support and establish appropriate options to do so if required.

The UK Government has confirmed that school sport can continue as an exemption during this period.

In addition, the UK Government has confirmed that all Emirates FA Cup First Round fixtures will go ahead as planned this weekend between Friday 6 and Monday 9 November 2020. The ten ‘non-elite’ clubs that remain in the competition will be able to play their fixtures under ‘elite’ protocols. In line with the new national Covid-19 restrictions, these ‘non-elite’ teams are only permitted to train together until Wednesday 4 November 2020.

Further updates on fixtures and dates for the 2020/21 Vitality Women’s FA Cup, The FA Youth Cup, Buildbase FA Trophy and Buildbase FA Vase will follow in due course.

Re-starting football at these levels has taken substantial determination and commitment from stakeholders across the game and The FA would like to thank everyone for their vital contributions.

However, health and wellbeing remain the priority, so it is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league officials, volunteers, parents, carers and facility providers adhere to the UK Government’s new national Covid-19 restrictions during this period.

The FA remains in dialogue with the DCMS, leagues, competitions and CFAs and will provide further clarification for ‘non-elite’ football in England following the debate in the House of Commons tomorrow.

Tots get a Visit

Bedworth United’s Tots had a visit Friday from first team Manager Stu Storer , First Team captain Elliott Parrott and First team player Josh Steele.  Both players threw themselves into the tots training sessions taking part and looked to be enjoying it as much as the tots.  Elliott said after “It was great to see so many youngsters enjoying football and I remember back to when I was the tots age and there was nothing like this about,  I didn’t start any structured football till I was under 7s so the opportunity to start even younger can only be good for players progression”  Elliott came through the junior ranks here at Bedworth.  Josh stated “I really enjoyed it and to get involved is what it is all about, the community ethos of the club is one reason I decided to sign for Bedworth so its good I get the opportunity to give something back and look forward to the next time I get invited”

Stu Storer said its great to see so many smiles on faces and kids this age starting out on their love affair with football.  I would just like to put on record thanks to Stu, James, Fiona, Cole and Kev for starting and organising the Tots, Its hard enough to organise first team players at times so I cant think how hard it must be to organise 30 plus 7 and under year olds.”

First for Ford

Ford picked up the Award titled We only do positive in recognition of his support and promotion of the FA Respect campaign.

Ford Daniel is a parent of one of the players in Bedworth United’s Under 15’s.  Martin Jones (A previous winner of the FA Grassroots coach of the year) said of Ford. “Ford is everything you could wish for in a parent, always willing to help out in whatever way he can, be that officiating in games, helping out at training, organisng events.  Basically Ford is a mainstay of the team and his encouragement and promotion of fair play amongst not just the players but the parents as well is brilliant.  I can honestly say if every parent involved in junior football was like Ford then junior football would be so much better than it is now.”

Ford was presented his award by Kevin Shoemake CEO of the Birmingham FA at half time during The Greenbacks game against Dunstable on Saturday.   Ford is pictured here with Kevin, Martin and his wife Leonie.