Welcome To Waveney F.C.
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1. Welcome To Waveney F.C.

Waveney Youth F.C. changed it's name in 2012 to Waveney F.C. to reflect the changes which have taken place within the club and a growing emphasis towards adult football with Men, Ladies and Disability teams as important as the increasing number of youth teams.

The Club is situated in Lowestoft, Suffolk and was established in 1978 by it's founder Brian Gallagher and was awarded F.A. Charter Community Club status in 2005.

The Club has been recognised for their achievements both locally and regionally and in 2007 the Club was awarded the F. A. National Charter Standard Community Club of the Year by a National Panel who looked at what the club has achieved since joining the F.A. Charter Standard Scheme in 2003 and the biggest event in the Club's history was achieved when the panel voted Waveney Youth F. C. the best Club in England!!

As the name suggests, the Club has focussed on their community club status, we have excellent links with primary schools in North Lowestoft.

In 2021 The club took the step to become a Charity and became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) The club replaced the executive committee with a board of Trustees - as below:
Mark Gamble - Club / Trustee Chairman
Jane Carter - Club Treasurer
Shawn Staniforth - Facilities Manager
John Richardson - Focussing on Sponsorship
Stuart Everett - Partnerships Manager
Graham Reid - Focussing on Kit and Catering

The charitable aims and objectives of the club are:

The promotion of community participation in a healthy recreation in particular by the provision of facilities for the playing of association football.

The promotion of community participation in healthy recreation for the benefit of the inhabitants of Lowestoft and its surrounding areas by the provision of facilities for playing association football.

The advancement of the amateur sport of association football in Lowestoft and its surrounding areas for the public benefit by the provision of facilities for participation in the sport of association football.

Becoming a Charity will raise the status of the club within the local community, allow us to apply for additional funding for facilities and enhancements to the club in general and adopt a more structured and focussed approach to improve the club facilities and player development programmes.

If you have children who want to enjoy just over an hour of football fun, then come along to Barnards Meadow on a Saturday morning from 10.15am and join The Saturday Football Club together with around 150 keen and eager children who come along each week from 4yrs upwards.

Player development is very important to the club's success, we pride ourselves on making our members better players and to help achieve we fully qualified coaches who are always looking to better their own coaching skills, styles and techniques by attending workshops and working in partnership with Suffolk County F.A. and developing relationships with other local clubs.

Waveney F. C. Is not only about football, we have a very active Social Club who work tirelessly to hold events for both children and adults alike. Christmas parties, quiz nights, Fun Days and bowling nights are just some of the activities put on for you and your family to enjoy your Waveney F.C. experience.