The Aims and The Ethos Behind The Derwent Valley Junior Football League

The DVJFL aims to provide a safe enjoyable environment for our members to participate in football and for them to benefit from the positive aspects of involvement in Sport.

We encourage members both players and adult volunteers to strive for excellence and develop themselves, we promote a competitive mentality whilst recognising that success is not always about winning but about the effort that’s put in.

We recognise the benefits with working as part of a team, and promote tolerance and understanding.

We will work within the structure of the Football Association, following our Standard Code of Rules as agreed by our members, and implement these as necessary.

We will follow the FA Respect Guidelines and expect all our members to actively embrace this ethos

Bryan Bond presenting Claire Brown with The Charter Standard for Bradwell FC

Claire Brown


The office of Chair of the DVJFL is one I hadn’t anticipated holding but has proved challenging yet very rewarding and it’s been a pleasure to see the league develop so positively in the last two seasons.

I enjoy football at all levels and over the past few seasons have again become heavily involved in grassroots football. Over the past thirty years I have held many different roles at Club level and I have seen the game develop unrecognisably during that period. Currently I am a League Council member on the Hope Valley Football League and also a council member at the Derbyshire County FA.

My involvement with Junior football started when my sons began playing both in the DVJFL and in the Sheffield Sunday league twenty years ago, as a member of Bradwell Rovers Junior Football Club during that period I am aware of the challenges facing clubs and their committees.

I look forward to working with this proactive committee to provide a fun, safe and rewarding experience for all our players, and hope they grow to love competitive sport played within the guidelines of the Football Association.

Peter Bacon


Andy Wood

Referees Secretary

Geoff Hobson

Mini Soccer Co-ordinator

Laura Hayfield


Jonathan Sparks

Registrar & Fixtures Secretary

Debbie Hobson

Welfare Officer