Founded in 1983
Guildford Saints Football Club was founded in 1983 with an ethos of providing the opportunity for players of all abilities to play football
GSFC offer development football for 5-6 yr olds. Sunday league football for boys & girls teams from U7 – U18, Ladies team (open age), PAN disability teams for all ages, junior and adult (physical & learning disabilities), mixed Walking football sessions for players aged 45+ plus Futsal sessions/teams at various ages.
FA Qualified Coaches
All GSFC teams are managed by coaches who have attained L1/L2 coaching qualifications, 1st Aid, Safeguarding Children certification and hold verified DBS certification.
FA Charter Standard
England Accreditation: FA Chartered Standard Development Club since 2006. GSFC has been awarded FA Development Club of the year 2007-2009, 2020 + 2022.
GSFC provide Professional Coaches for all training sessions in all age groups. Our Pro Coaches led by our Director of Coaching: Kevin Wilson-Wild (UEFA A, BSC (Hons) Degree Sports Coaching, Psychology degree) hold a minimum L2 certification, 1st Aid, Safeguarding Children certification together with verified DBS certification. To find out more about our Pro-Coaches head to our Information page.
About Guildford Saints
The club was formed in 1983 with aim of providing the opportunity for boys and girls between the ages of 5-18 of all abilities to play football in a safe, controlled, and friendly environment.
GSFC is a grassroots football club run by a small group of volunteers supported by our highly qualified professional coaches led by Kevin Wilson-Wild our Director of Coaching.
Our volunteers are a vital part of our Club, we always welcome new volunteers wanting to get involved either as coaches, referees or administrators, with the club actively supporting their development with the relevant training.
We also encourage our older youth players to take an active role in the Club and provide training to help them on their volunteering path.
We are delighted to have Kevin Wilson-Wild at the club as our newly appointed Director of Coaching having initially been employed by the club as our first professional coach 10 years ago. Over that decade he has driven the development of footballing skills and behaviour in the Club to new levels.
To order to achieve this Kevin employs his team of professional coaches to deliver weekly training sessions to our players, who work on a syllabus devised by him throughout the season to cover all aspects of the game.
Partnerships are very important to the Club primarily as we are not fortunate enough to have our own ground so we look to the local schools, parish councils and local councils to secure playing facilities. We also work with them to develop new facilities for the schools. The Club and local community recent examples being: King’s College, Chilworth and George Abbot.
We are also developing the Club’s use of new video technology to support our coaching and we have recently purchased our first AI VEO camera https://www.veo.co/en-gb. We are working with Surrey University to develop our analytic skills as we integrate this advanced technology into the Club’s coaching.
We are keen supporters of the FA’s Respect campaign as good behaviour is key to the future of his football Club with players, managers, coaches and spectators all having their responsibilities. As a club we believe that it is very important for the future of the game that good behaviour is key to the way our players are coached from the very beginning.
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