About DJFC

About Droylsden Juniors

Droylsden Juniors and the Droylsden Community and Sports Centre are run entirely by unpaid volunteers.

In 2004/05 our club received the FA Charter Standard for junior soccer clubs, in 2006/07 we received the development club award and in 2007/08 we reached the ultimate goal in attaining the club Community award.(Community award is the bench mark of excellence in junior soccer).

In 2009 we amalgamated with Droylsden amateurs which allows progression for our older players into adult football.

We now run two open age adult teams, who play Saturday afternoons, and have also formed an exit strategy for older youths with the town team Droylsden FC.


Droylsden juniors FC have undertaken the directive from the FA to bring our club into the new millennium, by ensuring that all our coaches are FA approved, and must attain their level 1 coaching badge before managing a team.

All the staff are trained in first aid and child protection. They are encouraged to be positive when dealing with children both in and out of sport. The concept is to bring a better level of coaching to the grass roots of soccer from which all children will benefit; our aim is to introduce the kids into soccer in a positive way with fun, safety and enjoyment top of our agenda.

Good equipment, good facilities, and qualified coaches with the skills to teach young players are our promise to you.

At present the club has 26 coaches all with level 1 qualification and most of them are now heading towards their next badge.
In addition we also have level 2 and level 3 coaches at the club.

Our head coach is John Brotherton, who also coaches with Manchester City’s youth academy. One of John’s jobs as head coach is maintain the high standards set down by the FA and to ensure all the coaching staff keeps their sessions FUN, INTERESTING, ENJOYABLE, and SAFE.

John Watson and Jimmy Jacob are our Technical coach and Development Officers; together they ensure our level 1 coaches are up to speed with new and varied training methods, together with player’s development and growth.

We are at Lewis Road, Droylsden: