Harpenden Colts FC

Harpenden Colts FC - About Boys football at Harpenden Colts

INTRODUCTION

Harpenden Colts caters for children and young adults in Harpenden and the surrounding district who are keen on football.  We are open to players of all ability – the only requirements are enthusiasm and a desire to improve. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the age ranges that Colts covers?

We run groups from Under 7 through to Under 18 ...

 Year Group  School Year 
 Under 7
 Under 8
 Under 9
 Under 10
 Under 11
 Under 12
 Under 13
 Under 14
 Under 15 10 
 Under 16 11 
 Under 17/18 12 or 13 


When do you train / play matches?

From Under 7 to Under 11 we train on a Saturday as a year group and play matches on a Sunday.

At senior school age (Under 12 and above) we train as a squad in midweek and play matches on a Sunday.

How much does it cost?

Registration fee for season 2020/21 is £170 (assistance is available for those in financial hardship). 

What equipment does my child need?

A Harpenden Colts shirt, shorts and socks will be provided on receipt of subscription fees. Harpenden Colts has an online club shop selling other Colts branded kit but this is not compulsory. Players will NOT be allowed to train or play without shin pads.

Who will be coaching my child?

Colts is an entirely voluntary organisation. Your child will be coached by parents of children in the year group who have volunteered to help.

When does the season start and finish?

The season starts early in September and final training is typically early May.  We will usually not organise training on bank holiday weekends but otherwise, subject to weather, we train / play throughout the season.

Can I be involved in the coaching?

Yes we would encourage any parent who wishes to coach to get involved. Colts is run on an entirely voluntary basis so the success of each year group depends on the dedication of the parents who volunteer to help. No previous coaching experience is required and initially any new coach would be paired with an experienced coach for each session to help them integrate with the group. Colts encourages coaches to participate in FA coaching courses and the club will provide funding for some of these. All coaches will be DBS (formerly CRB) checked.

Useful Information

FA GUIDE TO UNDER 7 & 8 FOOTBALL

FA GUIDE TO UNDER 9 & 10 FOOTBALL

FA GUIDE TO UNDER 11 & 12 FOOTBALL

What next?

If your child wishes to join Harpenden Colts FC, please see the relevant year group page for details of the Year Group Lead/Year Group Admin to contact, and include the information listed below when contacting them. 

If you have a child in Year 1 that you wish to to put on the waiting list for the 2021/22 season please email your information to harpendencolts2021@gmail.com

  • Name of Parent:
  • Address:
  • Email Address of Parent:
  • Contact Telephone Number:
  • Name of Prospective Colt:
  • DOB of Prospective Colt:
  • School of Prospective Colt:
  • Are you interested in coaching?
  • Are you interested in volunteering in another capacity?
  • Any siblings already playing at Colts?

The Club will then reply with more information on availability of spaces and next steps.