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About Purton Youth FC

Benefits of playing youth football

It’s no secret that exercise makes us feel good mentally, emotionally and physically. Playing sport helps children gain confidence in their abilities, improve balance, flexibility, coordination, strength, and posture.

Football is an inclusive social tool that brings together children of all ages and different backgrounds and helps to teach them to become team players which is a useful life skill. Playing sport helps children gain confidence in their abilities, improve balance, flexibility, coordination, strength, and posture.

Joining a youth football team will also give a child the chance to forge friendships with their team mates that can last a lifetime. So why wait?  Get in touch now.

Why Join Purton Youth FC?

Purton Youth Football is an established club that prides itself on respect, development and fairness for U6-U16 children of all standards.

Purton Youth Football Club is an important feeder-club for the overall success of Purton Football Club and an important pillar of local village life. It’s a friendly club, very well run and when all the teams are up and running we support ages U7-U18.

Where we train

PYFC trains on the sports fields of Bradon Forest School in Purton. We have pitches for all age groups playing at 5×5, 7×7, 9×9 and 11×11 and each squad has access to a range of training aids to help develop player skills. There is a pavilion on site with access to toilets.

We train every Saturday morning throughout the year at Bradon Forest School.  NWYFL matches are generally on Sundays.

Additional training sessions are on evenings at Bradon Forest School during Spring and Summer and at an alternative location during the winter months.

Exact training times differ between squads – please contact the relevant coach for details.

Purton Youth FC

Club Officials

PYFC is run entirely by volunteers for the benefit of our community and the development of grassroots football. Our committee will be pleased to help with any enquiry you may have.

Chair: Darren Orpen –
Registration Secretary: Iain Watts –
Child Welfare Officer: Rachel Bedwell

Kit & Equipment: Simon Bedwell
Treasurer: Robert Leach

Coaches and Squads

All coaches are required to have DBS clearance and to have completed basic FA Playmaker and Safeguarding training. Each squad will have at least one coach with a First Aid for Football qualification. Many of our coaches have attained the FA’s Level 1 “Introduction to Coaching Football” qualification and we also have UEFA Class ‘C’ (Level 2) qualified coaches.

Please see the Home page for a list of this season’s squads.

Club Documents

PYFC maintains codes of conduct for coaches, spectators and players and it is important for all members to be aware of and compliant with these, as they underpin safeguarding and respect for all.

Perhaps our most important commitment is that we will “place the wellbeing, safety & enjoyment of each player above everything including winning.” This means that as coaches, players and supporters we must be inclusive of all abilities and attitudes, even if we think it might affect our competitive edge. Other points in our codes cover developing mutual trust, promoting fair play and high standards of behaviours and encouraging players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.

Please also familiarise yourself with our policies on bullying, social media, discipline and complaints.

PYFC Players code of conduct

Spectators, parents & carers code of conduct

Coaches, managers & officials code of conduct

PYFC Club rules

Safeguarding policy

Anti-bullying policy

PYFC Complaints procedure

Disciplinary measures & Sanctions

Social media policy

Parent Information

We always strive to meet exceptional standards in the way our club is run, and we place our players’ welfare at the heart of everything we do.  We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand our club and the support and feedback from parents, players and supporters is invaluable. If you have any suggestions for improvement, please let one of the coaching staff know, we’re always open to ideas.

Our membership fees of £15 per month per player covers the hire of pitches, training equipment, FA CRB checks for volunteers, and FA courses for our staff including safeguarding and first aid. We also cover insurance for players in the event that they should suffer an injury.

We ask all new parents when registering their club for our club to complete a Standing Order form or arrange online banking for regular payments.

Our bank details are:
Barclays Bank
Sort Code: 20-84-58
Account Number: 13769712

It is important that payments to the club are kept up-to-date to ensure players are properly covered in the event of an injury.

As parents and supporters, you also have an important role to play in the enjoyment and safety of our players. Please take a few minutes to read and familiarise yourself with our codes of conduct and the FA’s Respect initiative by visiting their website.