Pastoral contacts – No need to suffer in silence

 Need to talk to anyone about a personal, pastoral or welfare issue that is affecting your life?

We hope you can talk to your team manager about any issue you may be experiencing. However, we appreciate that there may be times when you want to talk in confidence to someone at another time, away from the game.



Andy Garlick (left) is our Club Welfare Officer whose role includes ensuring our under 18 year olds enjoy a safe footballing experience with the Club. Andy works full-time for Battle Baptist Church. He can also listen to and support adult player with any life issue they are facing.


ed-jPlayer Ed Jones (left) is the Pastor of Battle Baptist Church and Club Chairman Francis Willoughby (right) is a part-time minister with Battle Baptist Church.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThey are also available, willing to listen to and support players experiencing difficulties. Both Ed, Francis and Andy can refer players to a great source of support from within the Church as a whole. You can speak to them directly or privately message them via the BBFC Members Facebook page or e-mail them at the Church Office.


If your manager, Andy, Ed or Francis don’t fit the bill..then any of these Christian coaches & players & officials may be able to help you or point you in the right direction:
  • Gary Walsh
  • Ben Garlick
  • Finlay Garlick
  • Ollie Jeffs
  • Phil Johnson (Youth Team secretary)
  • Dan Lee
  • Matt Lee
  • Trystan Mayhew
  • Ben McNeill
  • Cindy Messetter (Youth Team treasurer)
  • Chris Nolan
  • Ethan Phillips
  • Josh Reuter
  • Jake Thomas
  • James Williams