Welcome to Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC

The Sussex FA’s Charter Standard Club of 2019.

Established in 1981, Uckfield Grasshoppers Junior Football Club (UGJFC) offer boys and girls football from five years old all the way to under 18’s. Our training ground is based at Uckfield Leisure Centre on the all weather pitch, with training taking place throughout the week and weekends.

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Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC
Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC2 weeks ago
Feeling a little strange...

For the first time since we started our Sussex Sixes tournament 30 years
ago it is understandibly cancelled. Today we would normally be running
around like headless chickens collecting stock for the stalls, gas for
the BBQ's, tressle tables, equipment from the lock up all in preperation
for set up this evening. The troops would arrive at around 5pm to set
up the pitches, marquees, PA system and get organised for what is
normally a long and very busy weekend of football.

Saturday 6am arrive at West Park, get the urns on (very important), get
all the stock out for the stalls, fire up the BBQ's (Mmm bacon rolls),
put out speakers, collect the burgers, sausages and rolls. 7.30am go
over to the car park ready to receive the first session of teams and
volunteers ready at the stalls. The crowds start arriving whilst we are
still setting up control, we hope all teams will turn up so we have a
smooth start. Referees arrive, slips handed out and we are ready for
the first games to start at 9am. Let the fun begin! It is a glorious
day and the view of West Park packed with people, kids playing football
and everyone enjoying themselves. There is no better feeling. The
first session is finished, medals and trophies handed out and everyone
has had a great tournament experience, after all it is the best one on
the calender. As teams are leaving and the next session arrives the car
park is mental! Now starts the busiest session of the weekend and
hopefully without any delays (not likely). The first day finishes at
around 7.30pm and we commence getting everything back in the pavillion,
a couple of beers and we head home at around 8.30pm exhausted but happy with the first day.

Sunday slight layin arrive at West Park at 6.30am and repeat the events
of Saturday. Looking forward to another great day of football. As the
second session gets to the quarter final stage, we start taking down
goals on pitches not in use and preparing to close the tournament down.
It has been a long weekend and starting to feel it now. The last final
has been played, trophies awarded and the mass take down begins. We
leave West Park and look at an empty field. A great job done by all and
a lot of money raised for the club.

I miss football and especially this weekend even though it is a lot of
hard work and effort.

Tony Rossi
Chairman
Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC
Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC2 months ago
Challenge No.3!

Something to keep those footballers busy today.

Post your video in the comments.

#footballsstayinghome
#challenge3
Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC
Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC
Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC2 months ago
Here is challenge 2! #fastfeet

Come on let’s get more people involved today.

Let’s see if you can beat the coach. Post your video in the comments with how many you managed to do.

#challengenumber1 #footballsstayinghome
Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC
Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC
Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC2 months ago
For all you runners out there it would be great if you could get involved! Or maybe you could try it out as a new skill whilst we are in lockdown!

Sussex Football are trying to get lots of teams involved across Sussex in #RUN5K4NHS to raise money for the NHS and it’s hero’s.

Remember to tweet a photo of yourself on your run, along with a photo of your GPS tracker & we will retweet it. Tagging @run5k4nhs and @ugrasshoppers81

If using Instagram please tag us @run5k4nhs and @uckfieldgrasshoppers in your story uploads.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/run5k4nhs

One of our coaches has kicked things off for us.

If using Facebook pop a comment and photo below!

Good luck everyone! #getrunning
Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC
Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC2 months ago
Here goes challenge number 1!

Let’s see if you can beat the coach. Post your video in the comments with how many you managed to do.

#challengenumber1 #footballsstayinghome
Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC
Club News

Chairmans Statement

Feeling a little strange...For the first time since we started our Sussex Sixes tournament 30 yearsago it is understandably cancelled.  Today we would normally be runningaround like headless chickens collecting stock for the stalls, gas forthe BBQ's, trestle tables,...

Club Events

In light of the social distancing measures we have been advised to take to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Uckfield Grasshoppers JFC has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Fun Day and the 2020...

Management Committee Statement: COVID-19

The management committee are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 virus situation and seek advice from the County and National FA bodies. Some leagues have suspended all matches and tournaments and continue to supply us updates as and when. This is a fast evolving event...

Annual Health Check 2020

Uckfield Grasshoppers Junior Football Club is proud to announce it has completed the Annual Health Check required to maintain its "FA Charter Standard" . This accreditation certifies that UGJFC upholds the values that appeals to players, coaches, officials and...