Wembdon Football Club was established in 1994 by current club president Melvyn Passmore, born out of a teachers request for a local father to help young children become better footballers.
In the 19 years since its formation the club has grown and now has over 230 children from 5-16 as well as two men’s teams. From the very start Wembdon had always wanted to be a community club with values and integrity. Wembdon teaches all of its children that whilst winning and losing is part of the game, enjoying the experience of training and playing is also invaluable.
Wembdon has worked closely with the Somerset FA to gain its Charter Standard award. It has recently had a five year development plan approved by the FA. This includes new teams, better liaison with schools and colleges and increased volunteer development. In 2013, Wembdon became Charter Standard Club of the year for the Somerset FA district.
Like most clubs, good volunteers are hard to find and a handful of individuals juggle several roles within the club. Nick Searle, the clubs outgoing Development Officer believes that it is important to get the parents involved in the day to day running of the club. Without the support of active parents this club would not function. However we are always on the lookout for more volunteers to help with the development of the club.
Wembdon now have 4 girls teams as well as 16 youth teams playing in the Taunton youth and mini leagues.
The growth in the clubs popularity has seen it struggle for venues to play matches and the introduction of 9v9 with mid size goals has added to this scenario. The Club has been working with the Wembdon Village Hall and Playing Fields Trust and have secured planning permission for a new village hall as well as playing fields which would enable all of their teams to play at one venue.
All of our coaches have a similar philosophy and with their coaching we are confident that the children who come through Wembdon FC will all become better players. However, we all believe that more help from central FA coaches giving guidance on how our coaches can improve would be welcomed by the club as a whole.