Welcome to Bessacarr FC
The communities football club
Welcome to the official Bessacarr Football Club website.
Bessacarr Football Club was formed in 1981 by Brian Ward and Tony Roberts supporting their sons playing for Willow Junior School.
The team of eleven year olds started playing friendlies, before entering the U12s Sunday League as Bessacarr Juniors FC. The club is only one of 500 clubs in England to hold the FA Charter Standard Award at Community Level - the highest possible under the Charter Standard scheme, we are currently the only club in Doncaster with this award.
We know of at least four players who have gone on to play professional football, these are Greg Young, Christian Lee, Lirak Hasani and Emily Burgin.
The club runs teams in all age groups. The U7s to U10s play small-sided football where the emphasis is on enjoyment and development of skills and ability. No points are awarded in the Doncaster Free Press Doncaster & District Junior Sunday mini-league and therefore no league tables exist.
The U11s and U12 play 9-a-side and the U13s to the open-age team all play 11-a-side football, with some age-groups currently running 4 teams.
We currently run 3 senior sides. Our open age Sunday side play in the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League in the premier division. Our Saturday development side currently play in the Doncaster Rovers Saturday League. Our 1st team currently play in the Central Midlands League.
For the older players, we encourage them to take part in coaching and refereeing and give them the opportunity to attend training courses. This has led to some of the older boys becoming involved in coaching with our younger age groups.The club makes sure that all coaches are fully qualified to a minimum of "level one" standard. As a club we take child protection very seriously and all our coaches, managers and officials are police checked.