AFC Newbury Boys & Girls, which incorporates AFC Newbury Colts, is a community-focussed youth football club providing organised football training and team match play for over 300 children from Newbury and its surrounding towns and villages.
For this 2019-20 season which runs from September 2019 to May 2020 the club is running small-sided and full-sided football teams covering every age group from Under 7’s to Under 16’s, ages 6 to 17, in 5v5, 7v7, 9v9 & 11v11 formats. To find out about joining a team, contact our registration team.
Run by a dedicated team of unpaid volunteer committee members, managers, coaches and parent helpers, our aim is to provide football for all, irrespective of race, religion, creed, ethnicity or ability, in a fun, friendly and safe setting to build skills, team spirit and self-esteem. We are committed to creating and preserving a positive environment for children to play the best football they can.
The Club was founded in 1996 and is affiliated to our county Berks & Bucks Football Association who awarded us its FA Charter Standard in 2003. This CS scheme sets standards of coaching, administration and child protection for football clubs working with young people. Our coaches and managers first undertake the FA Level 1 club coach qualification, which includes emergency aid and safeguarding children elements, and are security checked (CRC - Criminal Records Check). Many coaches are licensed and take higher qualifications to improve their skills at delivering quality football training. We also support the FA's Respect programme which advocates mutual respect between players, officials, coaches and spectators.
The club's squads currently compete in the Reading & West Berkshire League, the Peter Houseman Youth League (Basingstoke, Andover, Newbury & Reading area) and the North Wilts Youth Football League (Swindon and west of Newbury). Matches are played home & away on Sundays, with additional evening training once a week (in the winter we train under floodlights on artificial turf). More information on the teams page.
We also raise money for the club & charities through our annual penalty shootout competition in spring and other events throughout the year. For information about this click links.