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GEt Involved

We’ve created an Introductory guide for anyone that is interested in joining the club. It’s a compilation of information, suggestions, and ideas from our experienced managers.

Join Maidenbower Colts as a manager or coach and we’ll support you in gaining the qualifications you need from the Sussex County FA. All our coaches and manager receive a Level I qualification in coaching and many go on to complete additional training. We’ll ask you to put in four to five hours a week with your team during the season. Training is usually one evening a week and matches last about three hours on a Saturday / Sunday morning. Meetings are kept to a minimum, but they are required. Managers are also responsible for submitting game results if your league requires it.

How much time is involved?
About 2 -3 hours on a match day and one evening a week.

Will there be others helping me?
The aim is to get as many parents involved as possible to help with the many aspects of managing a team.

Will I have to organise anything?
The club will arrange your fixtures for you and allocate pitches. 

I have no experience in coaching or running a team. Will I receive training?
Yes. All coaches must obtain an FA Level 1 coaching qualification during their first season and keep first aid and child protection certificates up to date. The club will pay for Level 1 training.

If I want to obtain higher qualifications will the club support me?
Yes. We encourage personal development of coaching skills and grants are available through various channels to obtain qualifications at level 2 and 3.

Will the club supply the player’s kit and training equipment?
Yes. We will make sure that you have sufficient kit, balls and basic training equipment to run a team. We supply a match and training kit to each player as part of the monthly subscription.

How do I apply to become a coach or manager?
You must be CRB checked and any appointment as a volunteer to work with children and young people will be subject to a satisfactory report from the CRB.

What about training facilities?
Training takes place at a range of local pitches and in the winter months, most teams train at the all weather facility at Oriel High School, Maidenbower.

Other than running a team do I have to do anything else for the club?
The club operates an annual funday, and we will ask for help running this.

Who do I contact about becoming a coach or manager
Just complete our form on the contact us page and we will get in touch.

Maidenbower Colts offers children and young people a safe, well-managed environment where everyone can have fun. All our managers, coaches and officers are CRB checked. They also have a level 1 coaching qualification.

All Maidenbower Colts players and parents must agree to our club policies on behaviour, respect and fair play. Our club policies are on our safeguarding page.

You can discuss with the team manager for your child’s age group about the team and how they can participate. Normally new players come along for a couple of training sessions before they register with the club.

For very young children, in Reception at school, we run our starters session as an introduction to football.

Due to low demand we don’t have separate girls teams right now. The FA have, in recent years, raised the age limit for mixed football to 18 years old, so if you child would like to get involved, please get in touch. 

As football grows in popularity, Local clubs and leagues needs more referees.  Men and women and young people from the age of 14 are eligible and we’ll support you through the training. Many of our coaches and older players have already qualified. Find out more about what’s involved.

The Sussex County FA can provide the training you need whether you’re interested in getting involved with our younger teams or acting as an official for our older players.

Helping one of our teams with kit and equipment is an ideal way to increase the visibility of your business – and gain local customers. It’s a positive way to support the local community and it definitely makes a difference to the children and young people who play in our teams. You can sponsor a team by providing kit and equipment or trophies for our tournaments. Get in touch to find out more.

Without the help and support of our committee, there would be no Club. Some of our committee members are coaches and managers, while others help with administration and keeping the club’s finances in order. Whatever your talents and skills, there’s a place for you on the committee. It’s a great way to meet other parents and trade information on schools, clubs and events. And rest assured, we keep meetings short and focused. It’s our goal to decide what needs to be done and to do it.

If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch

CLUB #SHOUTOUTS

U9s Awards

Our 21/22 U9 teams celebrated a fantastic season on Sunday at MPCC – Maidenbower Park Community Club, culminating in their end-of-season awards. Congratulations and well done to every player involved. We’re all really excited to see what this group of Players can achieve as they transition to 7-a-side football as U10s in September. Special mention to those recognised with awards:🔴 Red Team:🏆Manager’s Player – Nehan🏆Player’s Player – Theo🏆Most Improved – BrandonHonours:Crawley & District Youth Football League Cup Final Winners / Three Bridges U9 Tournament Winners ⚫️ Black Team:🏆Manager’s Player – Jonny & Ned🏆Player’s Player – Caine🏆Most Improved – NoahHonours:Crawley & District Youth Football League U9 Terry Scott Memorial Cup Runners-Up. ⚪️ White Team:🏆Manager’s Player – Harry🏆Parent’s Player – Dylan🏆Most Improved- Grady Age Group Sponsor: CEA maidenbowercoltsfc #maidenbower #since1998 #grassrootsfootball #footballfamily #youthfootball #proudtobecolts #wholeclub

Tournament Report – U16s Black

On Sunday, Maidenbower Colts FC’s U16s Black Team played in Steyning U16 tournament. Coach Paul said:“On a very hot day in Steyning. Maidenbower Colts U16s Black Team played a 5 aside tournament.After 7 group games against some really good competition, we managed to qualify in the group to play in the semi-final against Mile Oak. After a tough game and a score of 0-0, it went to Golden Goal still finishing 0-0. So to penalties, and we won ⚽️⚽️⚽️. We played Billinghurst in the final who we had beaten 3-2 in the group stages but after a really hot day and with fatigue setting in we it wasn’t going to be the final we had hoped for and lost 3-0. Great effort from the lads in some really hot conditions and no mean feat coming runners in a competition with some really good teams” Team sponsor: DNA Ltd maidenbowercoltsfc #maidenbower #since1998 #grassrootsfootball #footballfamily #youthfootball #proudtobecolts

We’ve Been Nominated!

Yesterday we received news that Maidenbower Colts FC has been nominated for Grassroots Youth Football Club of the Year in the England Football Grassroots Football Awards 22. Entering into the 21/22 season, as we slowly transitioned out of lockdown, it felt like such a hugely important task for us. More than anything we wanted to get back to what we love doing most, playing football. But, we also felt we had a responsibility and an opportunity to help our Players regain some confidence and start to thrive again as they returned to some sort of normality. The fact that we’ve received this formal nomination is so humbling and is a genuine milestone of achievement and recognition for our football club and everyone involved. Thank you for your support. Thank you for showing up for training and matches and giving it your all. Thank you for taking the time to get involved in our off-pitch programme of activities and thank you for representing our football club so fantastically well. We are very proud to be Colts! THANK YOU. maidenbowercoltsfc #maidenbower #since1998 #grassrootsfootball #footballfamily #youthfootball #proudtobecolts #wholeclub Sussex County FA England Football

#Shoutouts – U10s Black

Maidenbower Colts FC’s 21/22 U10 Black Team were presented with their End of Season Awards and participation medals this morning. 🏆 Player’s Player – Harry🏆 Manager’s Player – Zaiyn (GK) Congratulations and well done to all of our U10 Black Team Players, Coach Gareth, and Coach Craig and welcome to our new teammates for 22/23. maidenbowercoltsfc #since1998 #grassrootsfootball #footballfamily #youthfootball #maidenbower #proudtobecolts

#Shoutouts – Minicolts

Congratulations to our SY1 Mini Colts who today received their end-of-season medals. It’s been fantastic to see this group of young Colts develop as Players whilst having so much fun doing so. We look forward to them registering with Maidenbower Colts FC tomorrow, at our whole club registration event, as U7s. Their Colts footballing journey continues on to Mini-Soccer in the Crawley Youth Football League next season. Well done to Coach Sam, Coach Tom and Assistant Coach Harry. maidenbowercoltsfc #wholeclub #since1998 #grassrootsfootball #footballfamily #Registration #youthfootball #proudtobecolts #footballer

#U15s Dragons

Well done to one of our U15 teams who today finished runners-up at the Worthing Tournament, very narrowly beaten in the final. A valiant effort throughout the tournament. Well done boys Team Sponsor: Maidenbower CarpentryLtd #maidenbowercoltsfc#since1998#proudtobecolts#footballfamily#grassrootsfootball#tournament

#U16s Black

Maidenbower Colts FC U16s Black Team Horsham & District Youth League U16s Plate Final 🆚 Ashurst Wood Arrows🏟 Horsham Football Club🗓 Sunday 1st May 3.50KO⏱ 2 -1⚽️ Tom – Oli🌟 ShayneCoach Paul said:“Great end to a decent season, having finished 2nd in the HDYL B league, we all headed down to Horsham FC for the U16s Plate Final against an A-league Ashurst Wood Arrows. The game started off slow with most of the possession going Ashurst’s way until a break on goal gave Tom the opportunity to put one in the back of the net, 1-0, giving us the boost we needed to get more possession and relax into the game a bit more.We came out for the 2nd half and Ashurst had stepped up a gear and was really on the fight back and to their credit and persistence got a goal back 1-1. As we got into the final 10mins Rob and I started talking about Extra time tactics and then at 77 mins Oli broke on goal taking a shot that bounced back off their keeper and Oli buried it in the back of the net making the final score 2-1. MOM went to Goalkeeper Shayne who put in a great performance like so many times this season so well deserved” Team sponsor: DNA Ltd maidenbowercoltsfc #since1998 #grassrootsfootball #youthfootball #proudtobecolts #matchreport #trophy #finals #winners #champions

Mini Colts

his morning our U6 Mini-Colts played a series of games against our friends at Crawley & Maidenbower Panthers FC. Fantastic to see how much they enjoyed the opportunity to play in a ‘local derby’ as they continue to prepare for league football, in the Crawley & District League, as U7s in September. These two teams will meet many, many more times over the years and we are so excited to see how they develop through their grassroots journey. #maidenbowercoltsfc#since1998#grassrootsfootball#proudtobecolts#youthfootball#community#maidenbower#minicolts’To find out more about Mini Colts email:minicolts@mcfc1998.com

#Shoutouts – U9s Red

Last weekend they won their League Cup Final. This weekend they won the U9 Three Bridges Tournament! Coach Keith said:“In warm conditions, we set about our group games in strong fashion after an opening win. 5 pts after 3 group games left us needing 2 wins to qualify from the group. The Players dug in and got the job done.In the semi-final, we played a strong opposition, but we dominated and got the goal to take us to the final. “FINAL” With nerves kicking in the Players found another level and we won the game. So proud of the team again. The team spirit of this group of Players is amazing.” maidenbowercoltsfc #since1998 #grassrootsfootball #footballfamily #tournament #proudtobecolts

Under 16s Black

This Sunday our U16 Black Team play in the U16 Horsham & District Youth League Plate Final.This will be played at Horsham FC’s ground. It would be great to see as many supporters cheering our Players on as possible. maidenbowercoltsfc #since1998 #final #trophy #footballfamily #proudtobecolts #grassrootsfootball

#Shoutouts – U9s Red

Huge congratulations to our U9 Red team who won the U9 Crawley & District Youth Football League Knock Out Cup Final today. They got off to a slow start but finally picked up some pace towards to end of the first half, working together as a team to pass the ball up the pitch before getting it into the goal.The team had a rocky start to the season whilst re-establishing themselves as a team and had a drop in confidence before their cup games started but they quickly turned it around, winning all of their cup games to secure a place in the semi-finals and securing a place in today’s final.They regained their confidence, learned to believe in themselves, and believe in each other which has contributed to the teamwork we have seen over the last couple of months. We are beyond proud of them and can’t wait to see what they achieve next season. Well done to the opposition team, who were worthy finalists, for making it to the finals and giving us a good game as always. Best of luck to them for next season. maidenbowercoltsfc #since1998 #grassrootsfootball #FootballFamily #proudtobecolts #cupfinal #trophy

We Only Do Positive – Respect Award

Yesterday Sussex County FA presented Maidenbower Colts FC with a We Only Do Positive – Respect Award.This was a covid delayed presentation from the 2020 Annual FA Grassroots Football Awards.If you’d like to nominate Maidenbower Colts FC in one of this year’s awards categories click here➡️ https://www.sussexfa.com/…/grassroots-football-awards-2022

#Shoutouts – U12s

Congratulations to our U12 squad who have just won the Mid-Sussex Youth Football League Plate Final, beating Withdean Youth FC 0-2.A fantastic effort throughout the competition and a very confident display of football on the day.*match report to follow maidenbowercoltsfc #Since1998 #grassrootsfootball #proudtobecolts #footballfamily #cupfinal #champions

MiniColts

As our SY1 Mini-Colts get ready to become U7’s next season, they had the amazing opportunity to play their first-ever game this afternoon – against Crawley Town’s Mini-Reds at The People’s Pension Stadium! They all played so well and they certainly seemed to enjoy the experience! Thank you to Crawley Town Community Foundation for hosting us. Well done Mini-Colts, very proud of you! #maidenbowercoltsfc#since1998#grassrootsfootball#youthfootball#proudtobecolts#minicolts

#Shoutouts – Caleb – U12s

A #shoutout to Caleb, a Colts U12 Player.Caleb spent all his pocket money buying chocolate to sell in order to raise funds for the Red Cross Ukraine Response. When he ran out of chocolate (and pocket money) he wrote to the CEO of Tesco who has hooked him up with plenty of new stock!After training this evening and despite the rain, his teammates and Colts from other age groups all queued up to donate to such a worthy cause in exchange for chocolate – it’s important to refuel post-training 😉Well done Caleb. We’re all very proud of you.🇺🇦 ⚽️ 🇺🇦⚽️🇺🇦⚽️🇺🇦⚽️🇺🇦⚽️🇺🇦⚽️🇺🇦⚽️🇺🇦⚽️ maidenbowercoltsfc #FootballStandsTogether #redcross #ukraine #Tesco TescoBritish Red Cross

U12s Semi-Final

Good luck to our U12 Colts today who play Horsham Herons in the Horsham & District Youth League Cup Semi-Final.

Time to Talk Day

Today is Time To Talk day. Check-in with your family, friends, and teammates as starting a conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. https://timetotalkday.co.uk/#footballfamily#community#mentalhealthawareness#maidenbowercoltsfc#since1998#grassrootsfootball#youthfootball#mind

#Shoutout – U15s Dragons

Sending positive vibes and good wishes to Kieran, one of our U15 Colts, who yesterday managed to break his Clavicle at school! He will be sorely missed by the whole team and will now, unfortunately, will miss the U15’s semi-final and the school nationals. From everyone at Maidenbower Colts FC, we wish Kieran a painless speedy recovery. I’m sure he will bounce back stronger than before. #maidenbowercoltsfc#footballfamily#shoutout

#Shoutouts – Under 15s Dragons

A group of our U15 Dragons took part in the Horsham League Futsal Tournament yesterday at The Bridge Lesuire Centre, Broadbridge Heath. They won their first tournament and finished equal top on points in the second tournament, but finished up as runners-up based on goal difference! A fantastic and successful day for the boys who all played brilliantly. Well done Dragons

#Shoutout – U8’s Red

A big shout out to our Maidenbower Colts FC U8 Red Team who yesterday won at the Faygate FC Tournament. They all played superbly well, bringing the Trophy home in difficult and extremely hot conditions. 🏆 👏🏻 🏆 👏🏻 maidenbowercoltsfc #shoutout #proudtobecolts #tournament #trophy #winners #youthfootball #grassrootsfootball #community #maidenbower #footballfamily !

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