Bushey & Oxhey FC Survey 2017/18

Bushey & Oxhey FC Survey 2017/18

Thank you to all parents who contributed to the Bushey and Oxhey FC 2017/18 survey. We are currently putting together a development plan for the season ahead based on the results. Please find the survey results below and thanks again for your support.


1. How long have you been at Bushey & Oxhey FC? (58 responses)

2. How many children do you have at the Club? (58 responses)

3. What is your children’s age group?

4. How would you rate the quality of coaching provided? (58 responses)
5. How satisfied are you with the player development opportunities at the Club? (58 responses)
6. How satisfied are you with how the Club look after the welfare of your child and deal with potential safeguarding issues? (58 responses)
7. Does the Club do enough to promote the FA’s Respect Codes of Conduct for players, managers and spectators? (58 responses)
8. How confident are you that the B&O FC Committee will make responsible decisions with the Club’s financial resources? (58 responses)
9. Are you satisfied with the quality of the grounds at the Club? (58 responses)
10. Are you satisfied with the facilities at the Clubhouse? (58 responses)
11. How do you rate the Club’s communication with you? (e.g emails, website, Facebook page and Twitter) (58 responses)
12. How satisfied are you with the value you receive, for what it costs for your child or children to be a member at B&O FC? (58 responses)
13. How confident are you that B&O FC offers the best option in the area for youth football and player development? (58 responses)
14. How likely is it that you would recommend B&O FC to a friend? (58 responses)
15. Would your child/ren like to have more of a say in how the Club is run, either by giving their feedback through a survey like this, or by participating in facilitated kids’ forums throughout the season? (58 responses)
A. Can you describe the Club in 3 words? (35 responses)
1. Growing Inclusive Community
2. A family club
3. Football/Mental development
4. Fun happy friendly
5. Local football club
6. Friendly, Polite Sportsmanship
7. Fun football all
8. Large Local Belonging
9. Friendly fun equipped
10. Welcoming, competitive, sporting
11. Continuely moving forward
12. Professional, fun and organised
13. A good choice
14. Committed, successful, caring
15. Big Abrasive Elitist
16. Fun friendly rivalry
17. Fun. Accessible. Well managed.
18. Friendly, collaborative, community.
19. fun, inspiring, commited
20. Meh. Meh. Meh.
21. Engaging, informative, family
22. Large, organised, profitable
23. Friendly, competitive, hard-working
24. Family, friendly.
25. Possibly too big!
26. Professional inclusive friendly
27. Friendly, fun, professional
28. Professional, fun, friendly
29. Out-stand-ing
30. Friendly, fun, supportive
31. Fair, organised, inclusive
32. Professional, organised, team
33. Supportive, considerate, friendly
34. Organised, fun, big
35. Fun for all
B. What are the Club doing well? (38 responses)
1. Running a club well with serious focus and ambition on a small budget
2. Promoting good behaviour and good sportsmanship in our teams.
3. All good
4. A feeling of belonging to the club
5. Summer tournament
6. Nurture of players.
7. Good community feel
8. Great Awards Night
9. Football for all
10. Tournament day excellent, ensuring that weekly training via power league is available / funded for every team whenever BSC is unavailable through winter months, which ensures there is at least an weekly activity if Sunday’s game falls foul of the weather
11. Ensuring they are one of the best clubs in the area in terms of facilities and what they offer the boys in terms of experience.
12. Excellent culture for youth football
13. Keeping children of all ages fit and healthy plus creating a family atmosphere for all to enjoy
14. Well organised
15. Welcoming development players
16. Safe friendly environment and great coaching
17. Promoting itself
18. Encouraging
19. Grounds well maintained
20. Welfare, events, kit, friendly atmosphere, sense of community
21. Training facilities
22. engaging with children, providing a safe environment, making football fun
23. Financial management
24. Social events to raise money
25. Managing overall running of the club as a business
26. Promoting a club ethos and sense of family
27. Providing football in a good environment. Good Ethos.
28. Offering opportunities for children, especially the young ones.
29. Gives opportunity to children of all abilities to play for a club.
30. Good coaching
31. Coaching, looking after welfare of the kids, good family feel to club
32. Keeping costs low
33. Training, fixtures, tournament
34. Everything
35. Coaching, sense of belonging to a big club, communication
36. Building confidence, supporting the kids, also supportive of the parents
37. Kit, pitches, admin, cost
38. Great group of coaches and children
C. What could the Club do better? (36 responses)
1. Communicate to parents that this is a community club where the benefits can only come from contributions from the parents in terms of their support and resource. It’s not professional coaches or management team, just parents wanting to help and that is what is sought from each family involved
2. Because we have 2 kids we are paying a lot of money per year and have to pay in big instalments. We asked numerous times if we could spread the costs over most of the year as a direct debit per month but we keet being ignored. There should be a much better system to spread out costs especially for those who have 2 or more kids in the club.
3. All good
4. End of Season Awards split into teams. 5 minute slots? 2) Clear policy on whether streaming of teams happens at B&O and if so when it happens and the process of how it happens. Would rather it didn’t!
5. Ensuring all boys at a younger age get fair time on the pitch to improve their game.
6. Change kit provider. Very poor quality. Try being more modern and up to date like other clubs. I.E social media side of things Different trophies on awards night ( younger teams) Glass not very practical for kids A lot of them broke on the night. Limit the amount of teams from 1 club entering the summer tournament per age group and try stream it so not all the best teams are turning up (if possible). Try find a cheaper photographer company to take the photos at the summer tournament or get them to subsidise for B&O Players.
7. Communication has improved
8. Be less quick to call off training & games after minor bad weather to protect pitches – missed an awful 6. lot this year, & then value for money comes into question
9. More consistant communication
10. Communication
11. By now the 2018/19 fees details should be out? Financially now is a good time to pay an installment , really one should have been payable on or by 31st May for next season? Previously the club has asked for payments when lots of parents have other things going on ie purchasing school uniforms, summer hols, Xmas you need to time better and think smarter about the scheduling of the three instalments Club jackets – plastic macs not so good lettering came off quickly , could parents have the option to order the old style fleece jackets paying the difference?
12. Not sure.
13. all-weather pitches would be good, but far too costly!!
14. Make sure the gate in the car park up near the coaches is padlocked shut at 7am on the day of the 6 aside to stop people getting in for free so the the club makes more money Keep things as the are cos all seems to run quite smoothly as it it
15. Have the old style jacket with a fleece lining
16. More training
17. Have nothing negative to say
18. Inclusivity: awful archaic attitudes. Seems like has to be all football or nothing. What about kids trying different sports? Train and play matches on Saturdays only to let boys play rugby or other sports on Sundays. Surely that’s a more child-centric and realistic developmental approach?
19. Ensure common principles applied in the way that younger teams are coached e.g. compulsory rotation between roles and equal distribution of substitutions irrespective of ability.
20. Communication, direction – no clear strategy or sense of ambition. Feels like commitment to developing players, mixed ability and enjoyment as founding principles is waning.
21. Reduce fees by more efficient use of kit.
22. have a contingency planned for bad weather
23. Communication needs to be much better
24. Offer mid week training or Early training on a Saturday and earlier kick off’s on Sunday
Communication needs to be improved, better support for teams suffering difficulties, e.g. with management, training or player discipline
25. The sports club seem very anti the boys versus the Garston ladies girls team who have a fantastic presentation day, none of he boys trophy’s are on display which is a real shame
26. Streaming the kids
27. Ensure alternative training arrangements are made.
28. More communication.
29. The team my son was in this year had 6 players. Need more players in each team, or players more evenly distributed across teams. Most of the teams they were playing seemed to have 2/3 subs.
30. Monthly direct debit payments would be good.
31. Inclusive football
32. Can’t think of anything
33. Christmas party for the boys
34. Better communication and implementation of club policy safety, welfare, coaching philosophy across different teams. 35. More professional coaching (more coach Joes). When I did the elected members welfare course I became aware of how the club was deficient in a few areas, although I must add that Cathy has done a great job in improving the welfare element.
36. My son has still not received his training kit after playing his first whole season! I have asked throughout the season but to no avail.