Welc0me to the Club

We are privileged that you have chosen us for your child to join and play football. The Club’s ethos is one of developing players in a fun, interesting and supported environment. If your child is joining us at a young age, with no previous experience of playing football, the Club puts great emphasis on the children developing their technical capabilities and learning about football. We put no pressure on the players or coaches to win matches at any cost. If this sits uncomfortably with you and you demand your child should be winning trophies in their first season, this is probably the wrong Club for you.

However, we are pleased to confirm we are England Football Accredited and all members associated with the Club strive for best practice in everything they action on behalf of the Club.

Please refer to the Club website for our policies and procedures; we would ask you to take the time to become familiar with these important documents. This will enable you to see that we do adhere to all what is expected of a Charter Standard Club, but it also gives information on what we expect of you, as parents/supporters.

Regarding how the Club functions, this is something that we like to thank our committed volunteers for as they take the time to play a part in their children’s sport. Our volunteers range from administrative functions, committee members and team Coaches.  Without the dedication of each of our helpers, the Club could not continue, and the children would not have a foundation to work on.

Continuing with the important role of the team Coaches, this is something that we would like to introduce you to, if you have an interest as a parent/guardian, as a member of the Club. Your child may be joining a brand-new team within Maidenbower Colts Football Club or may be joining an established team. On both counts, the role of the Coach is important, but we feel we could never have enough Coaches on board to ensure the correct level of support and consistency is given to the children.

You may well find the perception of becoming a Coach a daunting one – it should not be! If you speak with any of our existing Coaches, they will all tell you what a rewarding experience it is and that they would not want to give it up! What a great way to spend your spare time helping the development of our young players and learning more about the game yourself.

To become a Coach, we would initially ask you to commit to undertaking the FA Level One Coaching Course. There are several courses throughout the year, held locally, and the cost of this would be reimbursed by the Club in 50% instalments over a two-year period. As a qualified Coach supporting the Club you would also benefit from a £5 per month reduction in subscriptions. It doesn’t get much better than that – a qualification and a reduced monthly fee, you can’t go wrong!

Once the qualification is achieved, the FA License is available too and for three one-hour sessions of CPD a year it is easily obtainable.

We would also need a completed DBS (CRB) application, which must be undertaken for all personnel who may be working with the children on a consistent basis.

The main commitment you must give is to take one training session a week for the team you are involved in and guide the children in their weekly football games. There are several leagues available for you to decide which one to enter, of which some leagues play on Saturday and some are on Sunday. As with the Club’s other teams, all finance is centralised. Registration fees are collected upon signing on; subscriptions are paid monthly by standing order or by an upfront payment. Kit and equipment will be ordered on your behalf and summer tournaments are booked by a designated Tournament Officer. We try and take the pain away from the coaches so they can concentrate on the football.

Should you wish to discuss any of the above further, please contact one of the members and we will be more than happy to discuss your questions.

Furthermore, we also have a team of Committee members who work hard to sustain the Club overall and we meet monthly to discuss all aspects. The minutes are shared with the rest of the Club as we believe transparency is an important part of being able to trust the Club you are part of. We also arrange various social events such as Quiz Nights, an Annual Golf Day, and an Annual Fun Day.  We are proud of the way the Club runs but we can always to with more helpers as without them it would not happen. Maybe you would like to get involved in another way so please do not be shy, step forward and join the Club wholeheartedly!


Danny Picknell


Maidenbower Colts F.C.


#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 !

#Shoutout – U8’s Red

Huge Shoutout to our U8 Red Team who yesterday finished Runners-up in their age group at the Play On The Pitch Tournament at Crystal Palace!

#Shoutout – U9’s Red

Well done to Maidenbower Colts FC U9 Red Team who today won the Plate Competition at the Burgess Hill FC Juniors Tournament!

#Shoutout – U8’s Red

A Shout Out to Maidenbower Colts FC U8 Red Team from Coach Rachel: “Shout Out to our U8 Red Team, who have been playing a year up in the U9 League since the return of football. After their game last week, they came out today knowing another challenging team was on the cards. They all had to work hard and work together as a team today. They all kept their heads up, remained positive to ensure we stayed in the game. Well done to Marco who was the player of the match and scored an amazing goal!

#Shoutout – U15’s Black

Tonight, our Under 15s Black Team had their first online training session of this current Lockdown period. They went through a session with a mix of fitness and ball control. Coach Rob said “the Players really enjoyed it, it went well. So, it looks like it could be a regular lockdown session for us” Well done Coach. Well done Colts 💪🏻 ⚽️

#Shoutout – U8’s White

Coach Rach said: “Our U8 White Team played a great first game today. Well done to Haris for getting Player of the Match – he worked really hard today, put a lot of effort in, and had great coverage on the pitch. An additional well done to Thomas who has grown so much in confidence over the last year and I could really see that in his performance today. He went on to score 2 goals for his team and just missed out on a hat trick. Thank you to Alexander who played well in goal for the second half and saved a few shots”

#Shoutout U11’s Whites

Shoutout to Maidenbower Colts U11’s who, on Sunday, progressed to the next stage of the Mid Sussex Cup. Coach Mike said: “A battling display from our U11’s who remained resilient, tenaciously coming back from a goal down, going on to secure a draw in normal time. After a tense penalty shootout, Colts emerged victorious following some very cooley taken penalties.” Bravo Colts! 👏🏻🔴⚽️💪🏻🏆

#Shoutout U13’s

Today our valiant U13’s played their first-ever County Cup Match in a very entertaining game against the hard-working Steyning 1882. Coach Stewart is pleased to report that the Colts secured an 8-3 win and progress to the next stage. 🏆 👏🏻 🔴 ⚽️

#Shoutout U14 Dragons

Shoutout to Maidenbower Colts FC U14 Dragons. Coach Darren said: “A superb result for the Dragons last night as they played a friendly match, a year up, against Perrywood U15s Tigers. Early on Perrywood scored, which woke us up and we pushed hard for an equaliser. After several goals were ruled off side we showed true resilience and kept the pressure on. Eventually the goal came in a very close match where both teams were giving it their all. We continued to build on our positive attitude and effort, which was rewarded with another goal. After 70 mins played we finished with a great 2-1 win. I was extremely pleased with the team and their attitude to keep going. It was a brilliant match and an exciting finish. Outstanding goalkeeping by Miles who gave it his all and made brilliant saves. There was no doubt he was Player of the Match” Awesome job Dragons 🐉💪🏻⚽️🔴⚫️

#Shoutout U18’s

Tonight they met local rivals AFC Crawley and put in a determined shift to produce a commanding 5-1 result. Coach Mitch was thrilled with the commitment and effort of each and every Player. Man of the Match went to Right Back, Kai Forrester. Goals from Bobby Sweetland, Simba Rukwere, Sam Fisher, Finlay Macleod and Moses Nsubuga. Well done Colts. 💪🏻⚽️ 🔴 ⚫️

#Shoutout U13s Black

#shoutout to Maidenbower Colts Under13’s. Today our valiant U13’s played their first-ever County Cup Match in a very entertaining game against the hard-working Steyning 1882. Coach Stewart is pleased to report that the Colts secured an 8-3 win and progress to the next stage.

#Shoutout U14s Dragons

Colts U14 Dragons played a pre-season match against our U15 Red Team last night.Coach Darren said “The dragons played extremely well against a very experienced and tough U15s team and I was very pleased with all the boys.Colts Nathan was chosen as POTM as he did not give up from start to finish and was outstanding!”Well done Nathan.

#Shoutout U10s Red

#shoutout for our U10 Red Team who finished Runners Up in the ACE Football Acadamy tournament in Lancing today. Coach Andrew said: “ We topped our group on goals scored with 2 wins and a draw, the final group game being crucial as it knocked the other side out. Then played an excellent final, narrowly coming short losing 2-1 with the opposition scoring twice very late on. Outstanding performance from the whole squad and great momentum for the season ahead”. Well done Colts

#Shoutout U15s Black

#shoutout to Maidenbower Colts FC U15 Black Team who played their first game on Saturday against local rivals. Coach Paul said: “It was a hard-fought game after 6 months of no football but they managed to get take the win. Kai and Owen scoring and MOTM going to our Goalkeeper, Shayne” Well done Colts

#Shoutout U14s Dragons

Maidenbower Colts FC U14 Dragons took on Perrywood U15’s tonight in a superb game of football.Coach Darren said: “What an absolutely fantastic, thrilling match tonight!!! I’m so proud of my whole team!!Perrywood took an early lead but late in the first half, we came back to level it at 1-1. The second half of the match saw us again go behind again but we dug deep to level it again at 2-2 FT.Perrywood and the referee were full of praise for the Dragons who really were on fire tonight. The referee said the whole team played with great maturity and our Captain Takunda, kept everyone calm and showed good discipline.The match was played in a very sporting manner and was great to watch. As their coach and I came away buzzing. One parent said to me afterwards that it was better than watching football on the TV.I could have chosen three players as MOTM, but choose Kieran, who put in a fantastic shift in defence, he kept going for the whole game”Well done to Colts! 👏🏻⚽️

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