Paringdon Youth Football Club was formed in 2013 to provide junior football for players from the age of five and upwards. It is run exclusively by volunteers who give up their time to provide an opportunity for youngsters to get into football.
The club has hundreds of players registered at any point in time which makes for some considerable organising and we always welcome new volunteers.
All players participate in a weekly training session and play in structured football matches with the younger age groups playing in or close to Harlow and the older age groups playing matches in Harlow or further afield than the younger teams. Each team is identifiable by their team names which are taken from the “Big Cat” family such as Lions, Tigers or Pumas.
Paringdon Youth Football Club is proud to be affiliated to the Essex County FA and fully endorses the Respect campaign of the English FA.
Training Facilities and League Competitions
Training facilities are provided on weeknights under the supervision of the team managers in Harlow at excellent floodlit 3G Astro Turf facilities.
All teams play on at the Saturday or Sunday depending on the league they play in and some are entered into additional recognised competitions and tournaments, including our one annual football tournament which is growing year on year as one of the best well run in the area.
The Club is a voluntary youth organisation and is financially self-supporting in order to pay for team football kits, training kits, first aid kit, footballs, bibs, cones, annual County FA registration, league registration, pitch fees, training facility fees and referee fees.
In order to make it affordable to all players subscriptions are kept as low as possible, with other fundraising events run during the year to meet the needs of the player’s football and to ensure the sport is accessible to all.
The Club hopes that every player and parent will make an individual effort during the season to attend the array of organised fundraising events. All managers and Club officials undertake their tasks voluntarily.
The Club Thanks
The many individuals and companies who support and help the Club to run in so many different ways.
“Success is no accident.
It is hard work, perseverance,
learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all,
love of what you are doing or learning to do. “
“Give a man a football, he plays for a moment.
Teach a man to play football, he plays for a life time.”
“Football is so much more than a ball and two goals;
it connects people from all of the corners of the world.”