This week’s floods in Ross-on-Wye have devastated our facilities and put an immense financial burden on the Community Interest Company which operates for the benefit of the hundreds of people in the local community who use the facility. Over the years, our coaches and volunteers have given so much to the local community to provide a fun football experience to thousands of children. Please help us to continue to do so by donating or sharing our Just Giving page.
Here is the Ross Juniors FC club statement on this week's events:
"The situation following this week’s flood is now far worse than originally thought, and the future of the Ross Sports Centre is in serious jeopardy. The insurers of the Ross Sports Centre building have assessed the damage and believe its current condition poses “u...
This season has been a catastrophe from an environmental viewpoint with the River Wye bursting its banks seven times since September. We are used to it once and sometimes twice a season but seven times is exceptional and the recent flooding has been at record recorded levels.
We have done what we can to keep the children and teams playing but the recent round of flooding has been so drastic it has covered our dugouts, goals and for first time ever reached our clubhouse. Later this week when the water subsides our volunteers have the unenviable task of opening the doors of the clubhouse to see what damage has been done. Since taking over the clubhouse from the local council in 2011 the club has worked tirelessly to improve the clubhouse. New flooring, seating, tables and decorations have gon...
Our tournament is only possible thanks to the generosity of local businesses, each year we ask the local community if they can help us with sponsorship and this year the uptake has been amazing. Each of our 10 age groups now have a trophy sponsor, the club would like to thank these and all our sponsors for their continued generosity in helping us provide football for all.
Our Under 15 girls are off to play a team from The Arsenal at St Georges Park, England's Training HQ in April. So the girls can arrive looking as much the fantastic team off the pitch as they do when playing, we're looking for a sponsor for club training jackets. The girls will wear them on the day and we will be taking plenty of photos to mark this great occasion! The girls will then have them for this season and next season. Your company logo would be on the back of the jackets and would be very visible on social media and our website. So if you are a local business who can help we would love to hear from you, firstname.lastname@example.org
We all do it, see a tournament advertise, think i will enter it and then leave it a few months before sending the entry in. If you are thinking of the Ross Tournament this year our advice is book now!
We are ideally based in Ross-on-Wye and this helps us with our tournament, set next to the River Wye, and just of major roads we are easy to visit. For 2020 we have teams entered from Avon, Bristol, Cardiff, Newport, South Wales, Gloucestershire, Solihull, Tipton, Birmingham, Herefordshire, Forest of Dean and Worcestershire. Its a great opportunity to play teams you haven't played before, the standard is always good and the atmosphere is brilliant.
Last years tournament saw over 100 teams and 3000 visitors alongside 1000 players and this years will be even better. Camping is already sold...
We have a group of current school year 6 girls who play as our U12 Colts in the Herefordshire Girls League. They are a great side with lots of personality and are now looking for a couple more players to join the squad. The girls train Thursdays and play on Sunday mornings. Its great fun, a wonderful way to make new friends and be part of a team that is ever improving and learning new skills.
Coaches by Kev, Basil and Jo the girls are busy on and off the pitch with regular social events and shortly will be travelling up to St George's Park, England's home to play Arsenal Player Development Centre in a prestigious friendly. Email the club at email@example.com or call Kev on 07535773812 if interested.
Each summer Amelie when not playing for Birmingham City comes back and plays for Ross, this summer she helped our U12's to win 5 Summer Tournaments including a memorable achievement beating Leicester City. She has also played for our boys team several times last summer.
Amelie has now been nominated by leading Womens Football Magazine for Grassroots Player of the Year.
if you have two mins to spare and could vote for Amelie Curtis. She’d be over the moon.
We are delighted to announce we will again be running an end of season football tournament in 2020. After such a fantastic event last year, attended by 96 teams, 1,000 players and over 2,500 visitors, we're working to make 2020 even bigger and even better!
On June 6th and 7th 2020 we will be hosting a tournament for U8 to U13 sections for boys and girls teams. With great facilities, many pitches and side stalls the tournament will be a great event.
We are limiting the number of teams that can enter to ensure the day is the best it can be with plenty of games and no long breaks between games. Winners and runners up of each section will win medals with a trophy for the winners.
We nwo have just one space in u8,9 and 10 boys so book quickly! Other age groups filling up too.
All Ross Juniors club and family members can order their own training gear direct from the Club Shop. All items are Nike branded and come embroidered with the club's crest. Whether it's training tops, drill tops, track suits, polos, jackets, shorts, or shirts, you can order your kit online and get it sent directly to your door. With the lighter nights closing in and the colder weather on the way, now is the perfect time to stock up on your training kit. Visit our Club Shop here.
We now have 3 coaches booked to visit Wembley Stadium on Saturday November 9th to watch England Women play Germany. In what promises to be a record breaking attendance for women football in this country, the club will also visit The Hive home of Barnet FC beforehand where they will be playing some games on their state of the art 3G pitches. Its alwyas a great fun day out for the club, a greta chance to visit Wembley Stadium and at an affordable price.
Their will be time on the day after the football at the Hive to explore Wembley and visit the stadium shop before we take our seats for the game. The trip is open for all club members and all children attending will have a chance to play football at The Hive. Cost including executive coach travel and match tickets is £34 for adult s and £19 fo...