(Welfare & safeguaring officer)
MANAGER / COACH u14's
A Brief History of Boston Town Saints
I became involved in football during my time training to be a Teaching Assistant at St Thomas' Primary School (1997-1998).
It was early on in the year that the headmaster spotted my ability to motivate and enthuse children. He suggested that I deliver the girls' football training as there were 6 girls that were interested and nothing was being offered.
After starting with the 6, by the end of the month there were almost 30 girls attending. When I left the school at the end of the year, the girls still wanted to train and so I started Sunday morning sessions. This is how Skirbeck Saints (the original club name) was born.
Shortly after this, we were invited to enter two girls teams into the Peterborough League. This was the first time any girls teams from the Boston area had played football at this level.
As people became aware of our existence, the FA invited us to participate in their nationwide monitoring scheme of Child Protection. This was due to the recognition that we were a club that was forward thinking and child centred. Boston Borough Council also approached us to enter a representative team into the inaugural Millennium Youth Games.
It was at this time (2000) we changed our name to Boston Saints as we now catered for players from all over the Boston area.
By 2005 we had amassed over 100 players, 11 committee members and 7 coaches. We had a variety of teams both boys and girls and also a successful ladies team who finished 2nd in the league and runners up in the cup.
In 2011, we moved to be based at Boston Town Football Club and became Boston Town Saints. our recent successes have seen our talented u11 and u12 teams competing in the lincolnshire co-op mid lincs youth league. our u10's 18/19 season culminated in winning the bryan smith trophy from within the top league division.
I am now a head teacher working at a local primary school and my passion and enthusiasm is undiminished. I love my job and I love teaching kids to play football.