North Berwick Colts Football Club is a community based organisation run for the benefit of its 250 members and is run entirely by its dedicated, enthusiastic and committed volunteers.
The Club was formed in 1994 and attracts boys and girls from Primary 1 through to High School and has a number of affiliated adult member Clubs.
The Scottish Football Association (SFA) recognised the Club’s significant contribution towards the development of football coaching standards and increasing participant numbers with the awarding of the SFA’s ‘Quality Mark’ Accreditation.
Our Football Development Plan follows the SFA’s Player Pathway and Developing Talent Plan. A number of our local players have been identified by top professional teams and subsequently invited to join the likes of Rangers and Hibernian.
Increasing our player and volunteer numbers is central to our strategy. This nurtures much health, social and economic benefits and encourages key life skills such as team-work, respect, decision making and leadership. A critical element of achieving these goals is striving for improved facilities and ensuring adequate capacity. An example of this was, in 2008, the opening of the pavilion changing facilities.
As a key member of the North Berwick Community Sports Hub, the Colts pro-actively work with stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes. These networks harness the energies, experiences and expertise of local communities to help key partners such as Active Schools and Sports Development address issues, improve collaborative working and ultimately enhance levels of participation and quality of provision.
Each week, our players participate in organised friendly festivals, competitive league and cup competitions, throughout south east Scotland. But the most important element for all involved is to make the experience fun, vibrant and enjoyable.
An excellent example of this spirit is captured during our annual North Berwick Colts Community Football Festival where we reach out to the local residents, commercial business and other sporting clubs in East Lothian and invite them to participate in a celebration of organised community sport.
Each year, North Berwick Colts Football Club is proud to pledge fundraising support to the charity, Childrens’ Hospice Association of Scotland (CHAS).