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Jacob Jones Family Fun Day

Jacob Jones was a true inspiration, what he went through in his short life is more than anyone should have to deal with, however that little man had a smile that will live on in the hearts of all those that met him. I promised this young man’s name will never be forgotten and this is the first of many events that we will host to ensure that doesn’t happen. On Friday 13th April we hosted the first Jacob Jones Smiling With Others Day, where we took other children like Jacob to Paradise Wildlife Park for a day with their families that will live long in their memories, in order to do more of this I need to get you all involved so here’s how; This year we will hold two Jacob Jones fun days one in Witham and one in Braintree, the Witham one was held on Easter Sunday at Benton Hall Golf & Country Club and our Braintree one will be held on Sunday September 2nd at The Braintree Sport and Health Club on September 2nd, these are free events to attend with the idea that you can try new activities that you may not have tried and hopefully as families we can become active. There will be loads of things to do for all ages and there will be opportunities to meet new people and enjoy your day as a family. If you run a club or would like to see if you can get involved please don’t hesitate to contact me; 01376 525700, mark@communityiron.co.uk Hope to see as many of you turn out for this one!!

Thanks in advance – Mark

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Walking Football

Community Iron Walking Football

Walking Football

Walking football, a slower-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the more mature participant (40+)

Its designed to help people keep an active lifestyle despite their age, as well as getting those back into football who had to stop due to injuries or other reasons.

In 2018 we will be entering a team into the Essex Walk in Football League this is not compulsory and we welcome those among you that just want to come and play for fun but if you have still got that competitive edge and would like to play for something then that is an option for you.

Every Friday – Witham Leisure Centre

1pm till 2pm

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Ashton Pilates offers a comprehensive range of fully bespoke services tailored to people’s goals by using my experiences in a high performance sporting environment, expert training with Body Control and work with another award winning Pilates studio. As an experienced practitioner, teacher and student I know exactly how Pilates can help you overcome injuries and enhance your fitness, whether you are competing in sport or simply seeking to improve your standard of living. The services that Ashton Pilates provides include:
  • Bespoke 1-to-1 sessions at home or in the workplace
  • Engaging & challenging group classes for up 12 people
  • Workouts for individuals to undertake in their own time that are tailored to their goals and fitness levels
  • Specific sessions for athletes across all individual or team sports designed to improve functional strength, flexibility and mobility in line with the demands of their sport
  • Mentoring to individuals who require ongoing support to achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals
As well as helping you achieve your health, fitness and mobility targets, Ashton Pilates is fully focused on helping people achieve a healthy state of mind. As a footballer, I know that anyone who competes in professional sport will testify that it’s never as easy as you may think. You only have to open a newspaper or watch the news to hear of the latest athlete that has been affected by depression or a stress related illness. Unfortunately these conditions can affect anyone at any time, and I am fully aware that stressful situations, complex working conditions and the general difficulties of day-to-day life can take a toll on people from any sector, industry or background. It is these issues and stresses that lead to decreased motivation, level of performance and quality of living. Through my own experiences I know that Pilates can have a huge impact on personal well-being and happiness by providing focus, discipline and a means to release and effectively deal with built up tension. Each of our Pilates services is fully tailored to the individual. Whether you are a footballer, rugby player, swimmer, runner, someone who stacks shelves or are accustomed to leading a sedentary lifestyle parked at a desk all day, Ashton Pilates has a class, exercise or service to fit your physical needs. Every person is different with a unique body and requirements. The only consistent element is that there is always something to improve upon, and Ashton Pilates can help you reach those goals.

For further information on what Ashton Pilates can offer you, please click to view our brochure.


  • A professional athlete who has experienced the benefits of Pilates first-hand during periods of injury as well as when maintaining the strength, balance, mobility and body control necessary to excel in a high performance environment.
  • Able to understand and relate to the fitness and injury needs of athletes from any sport, applying this knowledge to help enhance performance levels, extend careers, and provide a foundation to return from injury better than ever.
  • Committed to passing on this knowledge to help athletes and individuals from any walk of life, using a range of group and bespoke 1-to-1 programs to make tangible improvements to their health, happiness and standard of living.
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Request a Trial

Braintree Town Academy is an academic programme and we only trial players for the Academy and Under 21s, however if we feel your ability is good enough, we will not hesitate in putting you onto a first team pathway.

If you’re successful, you will then join the education programme for the academic year studying one of the below.

  • BTEC – Level 2 & 3.
  • Degree in Sports Science & Coaching Football.
  • Apprenticeship.


  • 15 year olds (year 11 students) – to 20 year olds.

Please note:

  • Trials are currently only open to UK based applicants.
  • Trials are only for the Academy (academic programme).
  • We do not accommodate and all students will be required to travel to Braintree and Witham 5 days a week.

Academy Training camp

Two Day training camp open to anyone aged 16-19 years old looking to join our academic/coaching football programme for the season 2019/20.

You will train alongside our current academy squad with our academy coaches.

The training camp will take place at the Discovery Centre, Braintree, CM77 7FS on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July 2019 10am – 2pm.

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