The Club is run by a committed group of parents who volunteer their time and effort to support the girls and keep the Club running on a non-profit basis.
All Club officials are subject to DBS checks through the Surrey FA and each team has an experienced coach qualified to at least FA Level 1 who work very closely with the managers to deliver the best quality training around the area.
Beecholme Belles was established in 2000 by Gary Tuhill and Ray Watson who were frustrated at the lack of opportunities for girls to play competitive football.
In 2002 there were enough other local teams to join the Belles in the Surrey County Girls League and the Under 11s at that time went on to win the League, League Cup and County Cup treble! The Under 10 team for that season - which included a number of under 8 and under 9 girls - went on to be the runners up.
In 2012/13 the Under 15s won the Premier Division and the Surrey Cup. The girls also won the Reigate & Banstead Sports Awards for the Young Girls Team of the Year.
In 2013/14 girls were selected to play with the Surrey Player Development Centre and the Surrey Schools Football Association. Our Under 10s won an award from Active Surrey.
In the summer of 2014 the Club was awarded a grant from Surrey FA and a second grant from the Football Foundation. This together with support from parents and a lot of hard work from our committee, allowed us to grow the Club to 9 teams from U8s all the way to U18s.
In 2014/15 our Under 18s - most of whom were U16s / U17s playing up an age group - were the Premier Division Champions! Most of the girls have been together as a team since they were U9s/U10s and all are great role models for our younger players. One of the girls qualified as our first player coach with the Surrey FA Level 1 coaching programme and is part of our coaching team for the Under 14s.
In 2015/16 the U18s were the Premier Division Champions, Winners of the Surrey Challenge Cup and were narrowly beaten by Tottenham FC in the Capital Cup final. Whilst only allowed by the FA to play 'development football' the younger Belles are already following in their footsteps and have won too many trophies and medals to list in summer tournaments across Surrey.
During the season two of our U18s squad qualified as referees whilst continuing to play.
In 2016/17 the Club continued to grow and at the start of the season we had a full Development Squad and even a waiting list! That together with our teams playing development and competitive football including two teams playing at U18s - when many clubs struggle to have one. The U15s were Division Champions and our younger teams were developing nicely with one of our U11s ready to play up a year building on their Little League experience.
In 2017/18 the Club had outgrown its lovely home ground and negotiated with our neighbours Nork Park Rangers to use their pitches to accommodate the number of home games we now had. 115 girls registered and a new committee voted in to take the Club forwards as Lorraine, Mike and Anne-Marie stand down. The U12s Wildcats are Division & Cup Champions even before other teams have finished their season.
Spring 2018 saw us awarded an SSE Wildcats Centre to work with Surrey FA to offer more local girls the opportunity to enjoy sport and in particular, football. Over 50 girls signed up bringing 3 new members of coaching staff into the Club - including a former Belle studying at a local university.
The plan for 2018/19 sees two new teams at U9 and U11 to fill the gaps of existing teams so we're confident the Club will continue to flourish.
Beecholme Belles continues with the philosophy of providing quality coaching in a safe, friendly and most of all supportive environment for its girls. Coaching girls is different and we understand that difference and make it count to support the girls.