"As many as possible, for as long as possible, in the best environment possible" Mark Sullivan Coach consultant and Coach Educator Swedish FA for Stockholm District
We believe we have created a unique, diverse, vibrant, dynamic and questioning coaching culture. Our mission is to create the best environment we can for all children.
The sessions will be led by our Head coach, UEFA B' Licensed and FA Youth Award holder, David Podger. He is supported by a dedicated team of DBS checked, FA qualified coaches who have FA Safeguarding and FA Emergency Aid Cerificates, This includes our enthusiastic young coaches from Solent University's Football Studies course. In turn, they are supported by our DBS-checked volunteers.
If you are coming to the sessions, please download and complete a session form here. Everyone who attends must complete a form whether or not you wish to become a member of the club.
Just contact us if you are interested in joining firstname.lastname@example.org or 07543654971.
VENUE Our club sessions are held at Five Rivers Leisure Centre right in the heart of Salisbury! Indoor sessions are in the sports hall and outdoor sessions are on the pitches.
⚽9-10 for ages 5 to school year 2 ⚽10-11 for school years 3 and 4 ⚽11-12 for school years 5 and above
Please arrive promptly for the start of these sessions.
Parents/guardians remain responsible for the children at all times and should remain onsite. If you need to leave the venue then you must arrange for another adult to take responsibility and agree this arrangement with the club secretary.
⚽March 3, 10, 17, 24 (outside pitches) - cost £16 must be paid in advance. ⚽April 21, 28 (outside pitches) - cost £8 must be paid in advance. (Goalkeeper sessions are: 7, 14, 21 and 28 April) ⚽May 12, 19 (outside pitches) - cost £8 must be paid in advance. ⚽June 9, 16, 23, 30 (outside pitches) - cost £16 must be paid in advance. ⚽July 7, 14, 21 (outside pitches) - cost £12 must be paid in advance (this is subject to review depending on summer numbers)
New players may attend one session as a free 'taster session'. We then ask for a one-off registration fee of £10 (paid ONLINE). The registration fee helps with club's financial planning for the year. Sessions are then paid for month to month - see the payment schedule above which includes details of our sibling discount.
Payment should be made by online banking. Details are:
We will not be entering teams in leagues but will be offering a bespoke programme of matches and other football events to provide the best possible development football experience to as many kids as possible.
Our matches will be played at a central venue where teams can play on the same day on the same pitch under the same conditions. Our match day environment standards are set out here.
We guarantee equal playing time for all. At grassroots level, we see no evidence supporting the trialing of young children or the selection of 'A' teams. This does not benefit kids or youth sport. Instead, it has been said to turn "the focus of youth sports away from the priorities and needs of children, and towards the values of adults." We think this is bad news for everyone and for football!
So are teams are never 'full' and we don't allow 'bench warming'! It's very simple - if your child wants to play football, we want them!
One of our core aims is to run an inclusive club where no child is 'priced out' of football.
To ensure this happens, we'd love to discuss sponsorship opportunities with you! We very much want to work with local businesses to make sure our club stays community focussed. We are very proud of our Salisbury roots and want to include kids from all over the city!
Our aim is to provide safe, fun, affordable, accessible football to all kids. Football is our national game and we want to encourage all kids to play it and love it while staying healthy and active. We aim to help kids reach their potential by developing their footballing skills and abilities and ensuring that talent pathways are available to them as they progress. But we also want to provide opportunities for kids to make friends in a safe space where they feel their ideas and opinions genuinely matter. We want the kids to feel part of their community - this club is their club.
Sponsorship opportunities come in all shapes and sizes and it really doesn't have to cost the earth. For example, we will offer:
kit sponsorship for teams or individuals
funding for qualified coaches on an individual, monthly or seasonal basis
sponsorship of basic equipment like balls, goals, bibs
pitch hire, again on a monthly or seasonal basis.
We are also open to discussing partial funding of any of the above. All sponsors will be listed on our website, Facebook page and in our annual reports. We are also very active on social media.