RTJFC has been running since 1994 and is based on grounds at Kilsby Lane. The club currently has approximately 473 members ( Boys and Girls with Players starting from Reception Group to under 21 years old). Its general “ Football for All” message means that any one of any ability can play football. In addition it has close working links with and encourages community groups and schools to participate in and enjoy the game of football. The club’s volunteers play a vital role, offering services such as organised structured coaching and running after school clubs. RTJFC run 28 teams in five different leagues and provide great facilities that include a club house with changing rooms, flood lit pitch, in total 12 pitches and 2 x 5G Astro turfs.
Each year players have opportunities to join centres of excellence; players that have started with the club have gone onto clubs such as, Leicester City, Coventry City, Birmingham Ladies, Northampton Town, and Aston Villa. The club provides football at grass routes level that enables every one to enjoy football and rise through the football ladder with in there ability.
In 2011 The club had over 70 coaches from Level 1 to 3, all looked after by head coach and FA regional coach of the Year Dave Roche, which includes growing group of young leaders including BCFA County young leader of the year Jasmine Morris. With coach the coach works shops, coaching library, the club provides back up to all volunteers in the club, which enables players to be coached in the right way from the youngest to oldest members.
Following on from 2010 season the club has stepped up its approach to help the players and coaches with more player sessions in skill and street football schools run by the Strachan Academy and this coming season stepped up its goal keeping sessions with the introduction of Sells Goalkeeper Academy, the club looks forward to great 2011 season ahead with its new partners and football sessions held for all members of the club and the community, be it boys or girls and at every level of ability.
The club’s modern facilities, consisting of six mini soccer pitches, two intermediate pitches, two junior pitches and two full size pitches, and a pavilion (incorporating eight changing rooms, three officials rooms, a first aid room, an equipment store, teaching rooms and a social area), were only completed in December 2006 and were made possible by support from a number of Landfill Communities Fund grants via Warwickshire Environmental Trust. These included two grants totalling £98,685 from Biffaward, £181,603 from Onyx (Veolia), £15,000 from the RMC Community Fund, £15,000 from the Cemex Community Fund and £4,359 from Lafarge.
Martin Bettington, Chairman of Biffaward, said: “The volunteers involved in this project play a vital role in the club’s success as a valuable community facility – it is only fitting that they have been honoured in this way.”
Louise Boffey, Trust Administrator at Warwickshire Environmental Trust, said: "It means a great deal to all the volunteers involved to have their contributions recognised in this way, and we are very grateful that Sir Trevor has given his support to this.”
Biffa provides a range of public sector, commercial and industrial waste collection services as well as the management of 33 operational landfill sites across the UK. The multi-million pound a year Biffaward fund has been set up, using tax charged on waste taken into landfill sites, to help finance environmental projects.