FC Castlethorpe

FC Castlethorpe Youth were formed in 2016 with the intention of providing opportunities for local children to play football in a safe, fun environment. We train and play home matches at Castlethorpe Sports Ground, Thrupp Close, Castlethorpe MK197PL. The first season (2016-17) saw us field four sides in local leagues. For the 2019-2020 season we are fielding seven sides at the following age groups;
U15 Girls
U14 Boys
U13 Boys
U12 Girls
U12 Boys
U9 Girls
U9 Boys.

The club is an integral part of the Castlethorpe Sports Association who manage the sports ground on behalf of the parish council. FC Castlethorpe Youth were instrumental in gaining support and funding from the Calor Rural Community Fund to increase the car parking at the home ground. This amazing support brought benefits including:
• Removing the problem of parking in nearby residential streets
• A safe environment for parents to park and allow their children to make their way safely to/from the playing pitches
• Benefiting the local community when other local events are held at the playing fields.

We have recently applied to become an FA Charter Standard Club. The FA Charter Standard Programme is The FA’s accreditation scheme open to all grassroots clubs and leagues. It aims to raise standards in the grassroots game, supporting the development of clubs and leagues, recognising and rewarding commitment, quality and achievement. One of the minimum standards of FA Charter Standard status is that all teams must be coached by at least a FA Level One coach. All coaches must also have in date criminal records checks in place.

The committee
Chair: Mark Cowlin mark@fccastlethorpe.co.uk
Secretary: Chris Granger cwjgranger@gmail.com
Treasurer: Michelle Cowlin michelle@fccastlethorpe.co.uk
Club Welfare Officer: David Pears david@fccastlethorpe.co.uk

New players are welcome. Parents should contact our secretary for details.

New volunteers* are welcome too. Do you have something to offer the club? If so, please contact the secretary.

Pitch hire – if you would like to enquire about pitch hire please contact humphrey-n@sky.com

Sponsorship opportunities: Shirt and club sponsorship opportunities for local businesses are available – if you would like to support grass roots football and a local team with the potential for awareness and presence of your company throughout Milton Keynes please contact the secretary.

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