4 years ago
By Marc Gorham
Kingston Colts Football Club is a village club, run by parents for the enjoyment and development of its members – the children.
Kingston Colts Football Club is a village club, run by parents for the enjoyment and development of its members – the children. In each age group parents act as team managers and coaches, who in turn are supported by other parents who help with marking out pitches, setting up the goal posts, acting as referees, and making teas and coffees to keep everyone warm on cold winter mornings. Everyone has a role to play.
The Club currently has four coaches with Level 1, and one coach with level 2 FA Coaching qualifications, with others scheduled to take part in the next locally run FA training course to be held this autumn. All team managers, coaches and key members of the committee are CRB checked.
We currently have teams from the under 6's through to under14's . The majority of the Club is affiliated to the Witney and District Youth Football League (WDYFL), which has member teams as far apart as Buckland and Banbury, Ducklington and Deddington, Kingston Bagpuize and Kingham. For the 2013-14 season we have one team (U9s) affiliated to the Oxford Mail Youth League (OMYL). And over a season the children travel the county to play away fixtures! (Being a member of a football club certainly improves your local geographical knowledge.)
WDYFL and OMYL organise matches for all age groups from U7’s upwards. Due to FA regulations, up to and including U9’s, these matches are played on a “friendly” basis, the aim being to foster development and not competition.
As well as league matches there are training evenings for every team. Please see team details for more information.
On match days we have a shop running in the club house providing hot food (bacon rolls etc), Tea, Coffee, soft drinks and a selection of cakes. All proceeds go to the teams to spend on team “extras” such as hoodies or training tops.
Up to an including U11’s games are usually played on a Saturday and kick off at 10:30. From U12’s upwards games are played on a Sunday and kick off at 14.00. You are welcome to come and watch and support your local teams. There is usually plenty of car parking available but it can be busy when more than one of our teams are at home.