Braintree Sporting 77
Youth Football Club

Sporting 77 started by Rick Brown and Colin Rason, on a strip of grass down Nayling Road (off Rayne Road), during the early part of 1977 with a group of boys from Tabor High School.

The first match was against a team from Dunmow and the score was 6-10 to the opposition, the pitch was bumpy and the goals were rusty with no nets!

With only three teams in Braintree at U11 age level (Bocking, Braintree Town & Sporting 77) the club attracted children from all the schools in the area and it has continued to grow to the level it is today.

Sporting 77 enter their 38th season in a very strong position. We are a Charter Standard Club, which is testament to the hard work of the committee to get the structure of the club in a position to take the club forward.

We are very strong in the younger age groups with 2 teams competing at under 10 level, 2 teams at under 9 level and 3 teams at under 8 level, and 3 Under 7 Teams, this season.

Our Soccer School on Saturday mornings is providing us with the boys and girls to keep the club strong. We have 2 Under 11 and 2 Under 12 teams competing at 9-a-side football

We could be stronger in the 11-a-side youth football with just 1 team next season at under 13 and one at Under 15.

The strength we have in the younger age groups should in future make us healthy in the 11-a-side youth football.

We have 2 adult teams competing in the Braintree Sunday League. These are made up of players that have played with Sporting through youth football and now represent the club in Adult Football.

Please visit our website for more information on how to get involved in our fun and friendly club!