Bedale FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/FOOTYFOCUSMAG Bedale Junior FOOTBALL CLUB Bedale JFC is a fantastic example of a club that plays a vital role in their local community by providing young players with a chance to develop their skills in a safe and enjoyable environment. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Chairman Tony Clark to find out more about the good work they’ve been doing lately. FF: How’s the general mood down at the club at the moment? TC: Very positive. We have just purchased more land under a project called “Football For All; Forever” and this means that we will be able to have a total of six pitches of our own from 2018/19 as well as use of the school fields next to us for a further three pitches. Housing in the area is growing and more families are arriving and with the club dedicated to providing football to any child from 3 to 18 who wishes to play it was vital that we had more pitches. Anyone in grass roots football knows that you’re only as good as your volunteers and parents and we have a great set of both. Lots of hard work and fun 86 Issue 75 is had and the coaches/volunteers all play a part in making things happen and the decisions we need to make ... even our committee meetings are enjoyable! The future is very bright although we know that the road of local grassroots football will have bumps along the way. FF: What are your plans for the rest of 2017? TC: There are a few plans on top of the usual running of the club. First we now need to get the new land developed, purchase new machinery to care for it and erect the building and fencing that will protect the machinery. With support from the Football Foundation and Hambleton District Council we are able to make this happen.