Managers' Meeting CANCELLED onTuesday 10th December 2019

Our Managers' Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 10th December 2019 has been cancelled - we didn't have enough information or news to share with everyone to justify a meeting.  The committee will now meet on that day.


Please note that annual trophies were due to be returned at that meeting.  Please can last season's winners liaise with your age group managers to arrange to return them. 

BCGFL/Caversham AFC Defending Workshop - Wednesday 11th December 2019

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) from experienced Berks & Bucks FA Coach mentors - Jon Simmons and Andy Ritchie.
Do you find it difficult to coach defending?  Do you feel confident enough to coach your players their roles and responsibilities in defending?
What about some ideas for a session and the finer technical points of the ‘art of defending’?
So why not come along and witness a practical workshop session on defending from experienced coaches?

Venue: Highdown School, Surely Row, Reading RG4 8LR, from 6pm until 730pm on Wednesday 11th December 2019.

We will be covering topics in a progressive session as follows: -
•       Individual defending technique (1v1) –fast shut down, slow down, get down, show them out
•       2v2, 3v3 defending – What is Press, Cover, Mark and Balance and their responsibilities?
•       Defending as a defensive unit (Back 3, Back 4, Distances, the Nike Tick, the chain gang)
•       Defending as a team (When in Balance, Communication - A phase of play.)

All with AFC Caversham U13 girls’ team as players.

A great way to improve your knowledge and confidence to coach defending, it’s a must.  Please bring a thick coat and your own drink, the session will be entirely outdoors. Copies of the session plan will be available for you at the conclusion of the workshop.

Enjoy and improve!

FA Coach Mentoring Prgramme

Please find below the information provided by Jonathan Simmons that was presented at last week's Managers'  Meeting. Should your club be interested please feel free to contact Jonathan at .

Coach Mentoring Presentation
FA Coach mentor MINI Intro.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [3.6 MB]
Coach Mentoring Programme Datasheet
FA Coach mentor Programme datasheet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [555.3 KB]

BBFA U8 & U10 Girls Festivals in Slough

Berks & Bucks FA will again be organisign monthly introductory festivals in Sough for new U8 and U10 Girls teams. Dates are 19th October 2019, 23rd November 2019, 29th February 2020, 28th March 2020 and 25th April 2020.


Dates and information on the festivals can be found via the documents below.  To register for the Slough Festivals complete the registration form & send to Ellen Hopkins via email to


Details of the U7 and U8 Festivals organised by the BCGFL can be found here.

Slough Festivals 2019/20
Adobe Acrobat document [398.7 KB]
Girls Festival Registration Form
Microsoft Word document [86.2 KB]

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