We will help players achieve their full potential, says Faversham Strike Force manager Gary Axford

Monday 29th September 2014
FAVERSHAM STRIKE Force Football Club looked to cement their reputation as one of the leaders in grassroots football on and off the pitch at the weekend with the launch of the clubs mission statement, which is focussed around long term player development.

The club which was formed in 1999 has over 250 members from under 6’s through to adult football with 16 teams representing the club in countywide and local competitions.

The mission of the current NRG Kent County League Division One East leaders aims to make a positive contribution to the personal, social, physical, technical development and health of all players.

By providing a safe, enjoyable, learning environment, individuals will be given the opportunity to express themselves whilst being challenged to maximise their potential. 

In pursuit of this goal; the club will help each player to be the best that they can be, and a collaborative effort will ensure they are one winning team.

The club’s vision is:



We will put the development and enjoyment of the team and players before the result.


We will give every child the opportunity to develop through match day and training experiences.


We will help players achieve their full potential.


  We will provide a positive environment.


Through the power of football we will try to develop good, responsible young people.


Over the course of the football season we will ensure players have the opportunity to develop a number of experiences by rotating positions, formations and using varied tactics.

Club manager, Gary Axford, was delighted to launch the mission statement.

He told the club’s website: “We have always focussed on developing both the player and person, however the mission statement provides our volunteers, players and parents with a clear blue print on what we aim to achieve.”

As an FA Charter Standard Community Club, Faversham Strike Force aims to provide a safe, enjoyable, learning environment for all children and adults. The club offer training sessions for all ages and abilities and teams which is supported by a fully qualified and skilled volunteer workforce. 

All club coaches have FA coaching qualifications and are both First Aid and Safeguarding Children trained. All Club Officials have completed the criminal records check process, so members can be sure that all players receive the best possible support and care whilst they are with the club.

Axford added: “The club continues to get big and better with every season and the mission statement allows us to remain focussed on the importance of developing both the player and person as well as the skills and attributes needed within football and throughout life”.

If you are interested in joining the club and want to come along to one of their  training sessions, please use contact Gary Axford on 07730 454 626 or email favershamstrikeforcefc@gmail.com.

Visit Faversham Strike Force’s website: http://www.favershamstrikeforce.co.uk/default.aspx