Ellwood Youth FC Football Club was re- formed in June 2015 by Jason Bevan after the previous head of youth FC Nick Housden resigned from the Club.
The Club would of had to fold, so Jason with the help of Glos FA had to take on all the roles Chairman, Treasurer, Club Secretary, as well as Manager of the remaining Youth Team.
The Club reformed with £26.00 to start with and no football equipment, over the first few years Jason Bevan put in his own personal money in well excess of £2500 to support the new youth set up as it grew.
Since the reformation of the club in 2015 the club has gone from strength to strength.
The club allow children to develop not only their football skills but also socially. With the emphasis on children developing as people rather than just their footballing ability.
In 2015 the club appointed Gary Sutton as the Head of Youth Football, this was a major coup for the club. Gary is a real asset to have at the club and provides a wealth of experience in coaching, teaching, youth work and fund-raising. Gary Sutton also offer the Ellwood players the opportunity to develop there football by doing School Holiday Football Courses throughout the year a real bonus for the Ellwood Players. Gary Sutton left in 2019.
Ellwood Youth Parent Club Ellwood AFC with its rich history, will be celebrating 100 years of football in 2017. Ellwood Youth is FA Standard Chartered, and it boasts one of the best football pitches in the Forest of Dean, and in the whole of Gloucestershire and a lovely modern Club House.
In its rich and proud club history the mens teams have won many titles, and doing what no other Forest Of Dean Club has managed to do by winning the Gloucestershire County League. It also boasts a very good Ladies football team as well.
The First team still plays to good standard nowadays, and a couple of season’s ago done a remarkable thing, they won the Triple a league title, and winner of two Cups.
We would like to thank Ellwood A.F.C. who is run by Rob Cole Chairman, Ian Edwards, Maurice Prout Club, for letting us form Ellwood Youth Fc, so maybe one day some of the kids we are coaching can maybe play in the adult male or female teams one day and produce many more titles for Ellwood A.F.C.