Ethos

Canterbury Eagles’ commitment to you is that we will, through patient and supportive coaching,  help develop your child’s interest in football, their footballing skills, their general health and wellbeing and their social development. Our committee members and volunteers will work tirelessly to give all children that experience and achieve those outcomes.

Our emphasis is on enjoyment. While the football may get increasingly competitive as players move up through the age groups, we want every Canterbury Eagles player to be having fun and playing in a supportive environment. It is our hope that as players progress through the age groups, they will become role models for the younger players, embodying and reinforcing the positive philosophy that they have experienced themselves. In summary, through training and matches we aim to provide:

  • FUN
  • Quality, age-appropriate coaching in line with FA guidelines to support player development in the long term
  • Structured, competitive football appropriate to all ability levels played in a safe and friendly environment.
  • A challenging, supportive learning environment An expectation of good behaviour and respect for others
  • Encouragement that players try their best and make the most of their abilities