This page provides information about club sessions and matches. Our children play in teams and through the hard-work of our club committee, we are largely able to keep matches local while offering a variety of playing opposition.
We offer a unique, diverse, vibrant, dynamic and questioning coaching culture. Our mission is to create the best environment we can for all children.
Our Saturday sessions are delivered by a dedicated team of DBS checked, FA qualified coaches who have FA Safeguarding and FA Emergency Aid Certificates, This includes our enthusiastic young coaching volunteers from Solent University's Football Studies course. In turn, they are supported by our DBS-checked volunteers.
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.
SESSION TIMES Ages are based on school years for 2018-19. Our current indoor times are:
⚽9-10. for ages 5 to school year 3 ⚽10-11 for school years 4 and 5 ⚽11 to 12 school years 6 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.
⚽January 12, 19, and 26 (indoors in the sports hall) ⚽ February 2 and 9 (indoors in the sports hall) ⚽March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 (outside pitches) ⚽April 6 and 27 (outside pitches) ⚽May 11 and 18 (outside pitches) PLEASE NOTE MAY 18TH IS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE MINI-MARATHON ⚽June 8, 15, 22, 29 (outside pitches)
All parents are asked to sign up to Whatsapp so we can keep you up to date with club communications. Information is also posted on our website, Facebook page and Twitter.
BOOKING A TASTER PLACE
If you would like to book a taster place, you must contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting 07543654971. Our sessions are carefully thought out to meet all children's needs, we do not accommodate children turning up without notice!
We require the following information to book a place:
Your child's full name
Your child's date of birth
Details of any medical conditions and/or allergies
A mobile phone number and email address for you.
Once you have had your taster session confirmed, 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.
Following your child's free taster session, if you would like to join the club, then the e is a £10 season registration fee.
Club membership is £15 every month by standing order with the first payment of £15 per month to be received by 1 September.This represents the annual fee split over 10 months so membership payments miust be paid every month until June 2019.
Payment should be made by online banking. Details are:
Account name: Salisbury Rovers FC Account number:59774468 Sort code:30-97-41
Please remember we are always happy to discuss costs confidentially if finances are an issue.
New players may attend one session as a free 'taster session'. before paying registration and standing order fees.
We offer a sibling discount on the fees so that monthly payments are then £12 rather than £15 for additional children.
What the children need to bring
It would be great if you could encourage the kids to think about what they might need for their session. We think this should include:
A water bottle.
Sports wear - anything suitable and comfy. It doesn't have to be the latest kit!
Shin pads - you can usually pick these up for a couple of pounds from sports shops but let us know if you are stuck as we have a couple of spares sets.
Boots if the ground is muddy. We have some spare boots so let us know if you are stuck.
We offer a bespoke programme of matches and other football events to provide the best possible development football experience to as many kids as possible.
Our kids play match football, tournaments, futsal events and other forrms of football competition appropriate to their age groups.
Matches are played at Five Rivers. Our match day environment standards are set out here.
We guarantee equal playing time for all. We don't allow 'bench warming'!
How we coach
We have a very clear and specific way of coaching.
We do not have kids standing being lectured at by coaches or waiitng for a turn of the ball. Nor do we constantly direct play, telling children how and what to do on the ball.
Our coaching philosophy draws from the most progressive practice in the game including the FA's 'England's DNA'.
Our session plans are always available and we welcome your questions on how we deliver..
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.