We are a friendly supportive club. We believe in improving the kids’ football skills and helping them to learn to respect their coaches and team mates while really enjoying their sport. Most children are naturally competitive, and we try to make sure that they get the chance to express this competitiveness in a healthy way, learning how to be a good winner and a good loser, how to play fair, and how to work with other players and adults. Our players generally thrive in the atmosphere of the club, and enjoy a mixture of success on the field and confidence off it.

We entirely sign up to the FA’s Respect agenda. Children and parents are expected to behave with respect for each other, for opposing teams and for officials. Aggressive, abusive or critical behaviour from supporters is not tolerated and players are expected to support each other and be respectful to officials, even when they disagree with them.

All of our coaches are volunteers, and are parents themselves. They have the best interests of the whole team at heart. All have the qualifications required by the FA to coach children, including sporting First Aid, and also between them have specialist training in certain age groups. We are a Charter Standard club, which means we maintain a high set of welfare and fairness standards. As part of this we also have a Welfare Officer who ensures that children are protected while they are training or playing for us.

If you have a child who is interested in football and wants to play competitive games for a club where they will be expected to try hard but to enjoy their football and not be put under inappropriate pressure, try us out!