JUNIOR ELITE FC

Established Since 1998

Junior Elite is an FA Charter Standard voluntary-ran grassroots football club based at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our members and our historical reputation of developing young players, particularly the younger members of society living in areas of deprivation and those from marginalised communities. We continue to demonstrate how to maximise young people’s potential through mentoring, coaching and providing opportunities to excel through football and sport. 


Players such as Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United and Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal are both bonafide graduates of Junior Elite and success stories from our football development program.

 
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About Junior Elite

The connoisseurs of grassroots football.


Junior Elite FC has been established for 23 years and is owned and founded by Colin Omogbehin in 1998. Colin is currently Fulham’s first team Development Coach and has developed many professional players over the years such as Wilfred Zaha, Victor Moses, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Emile Smith Rowe to name a few. We have teams ranging from U4’s to U18's, including, 3V3 Leagues and Mini Pre-Elite sessions for children and young people from diverse backgrounds across SE London. Our Coaches hold FA/UEFA coaching qualifications and are FA DBS enhanced checked. We offer elite training for Players twice a week - leading them to showcase outstanding football in matches week in week out.

 

Meet The Coaches

The People Who Make Us Outstanding

If you are interested in joining our coaching team get in contact.

 
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Colin Omogbehin

Coaching and Development Lead

Colin was a professional footballer himself who on retirement began working as a coach at professional football clubs and has done so for the past 17 years. Colin began working with Crystal Palace in 2003 until he joined Fulham FC in 2009 and has remained working there to date.  Colin is currently Fulham’s U23s coach and has developed many professional players over the years such as Wilfred Zaha, Victor Moses and Emile Smith Rowe to name a few.
Throughout Colins professional career he has always remained committed to giving back to the community through the time he dedicates to Junior Elite FC.

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“Dominate the opposition as a team and as an individual when attacking and defending"

Colin Omogbehin

 

Junior Elite Identity

Junior Elite prides itself on appearance and has been historically known for wearing the Adidas three stripe training and match day kit. 
We insist that all players and coaches wear full kit when representing Junior Elite. The club  identity aims to foster unity, promote equality and we hope all members have a sense of pride when wearing the Junior Elite Club badge. 

You can purchase all Junior Elite kit and accessories by pressing the club shop button below. 

 If any member of Junior Elite is unable to purchase kit due to financial reasons or other please contact us about the sponsorship fund. 

 
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The Graduates

 

Our history has made us elite, and our future will keep us elite!

2020 Graduates

Emeka Peters - Fulham

The club where professional footballers are born!

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Junior Elite has an outstanding development programme that meets the needs of our players.
Generations of Junior Elite Graduates have made the successful transition 'from grassroots football to professional football'.
This process is all about timing. Any aspiring young footballer will have a long journey ahead of them, therefore, it’s important that they experience the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game in an environment where there is no pressure. Junior Elite and it’s experienced coaches provide the environment for players to thrive. 
A number of our Graduates who are now playing regularly in the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two have a common theme when it comes to their early development years. None of them went into a professional environment to early, instead choosing to learn, work hard and take the opportunity further on in their development.
This approach has no doubt seen many of our players enter the professional phase of their football journey hungry and ready to succeed, which as you can see has clearly been achieved.

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Manchester United

Graduated from Junior Elite in 2009

Arsenal FC

Graduated from Junior Elite 2010

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Middlesbrough FC

Graduated from Junior Elite in 2012

Walsall FC

Graduated from Junior Elite in 2009

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Bristol Rovers

Graduated from Junior Elite in 2012

Chelsea FC

Graduated from Junior Elite in 2007

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Manchester United FC

Graduated from Junior Elite in 2011

Derby County FC

Graduated from Junior Elite in 2012

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Leyton Orient FC

Graduated from Junior Elite in 2007

Colchester United FC

Graduated from Junior Elite in 2011

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At Junior Elite we ensure all of our players reach their full potential as footballers and as members of society too! Through our elite coaching and mentoring programme we are making a positive impact on young peoples lives.

 
 
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Safeguarding and Welfare

Safeguarding Officer: Susan Taylor 07956 139707

Junior Elite Football Club (JEFC) is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all the individuals and communities with whom we engage with and therefore, our aim is for the golden thread of safeguarding to run through every element of the Club’s work.

Our Safeguarding office is Susan Taylor (pictured above. 
Full details of our safeguarding policy can be found below. 

 
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Junior Elite Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding children and young people

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Child Exploitation and Online Protection

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
You can report it by clicking the button below. 

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Childline

0800 1111

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NSPCC 

0808 800 500

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Young Minds

Children and young peoples mental health charity.

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Believe Perform

The worlds leading sports performance, wellbeing & psychology platform

 

Contact Us

07743 150120

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Upcoming Events

  • Return to Football
    Tue, 30 Mar
    Greater London
    30 Mar, 18:00 – 19:40
    Greater London, Shirley Park, Croydon CR9 7AT, UK
    We are delighted to be making plans to return to football. Our first training session is something to be celebrated!
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