Fernhurst Football Club News pages

24 Feb 2018 : Checking Emails

Hi everyone

Some juniors turned up for coaching this morning so to save you a wasted journey please check your emails on Saturday mornings if the weather is particularly cold or wet.

Emails from the club seem to end up in people's junk folders so please add Fernhurst FC to your contact lists to ensure you receive my emails.  Also if I only have one parents' email address then you might want to send me the other parents so that both of you receive the email.

If coaching is cancelled I try and let members know by 8.30am on a Saturday morning at the latest.  It can be a difficult call to make but the club has a duty of care to the children and if the ground is too hard or too wet we can not run coaching.


24 Feb 2018 : Coaching is OFF today

Hi everyone

We have just checked the pitch and it is rock solid and not safe to be played on this morning so sadly we will have to cancel coaching and matches at Fernhurst. 

Away matches - wait for your manager to contact you.



22 Feb 2018 : Pavilion Open Evening

Dear Fernhurst Resident and Football Club Member

The Pavilion Open Evening is this Saturday and as residents of the village and members of the football club we hope you and your family can attend.  The aim of this evening is not only to share our progress to date, but to answer all your questions as best we can and also how YOU can help us build for the future.  

All the sports clubs are committed to this project and the football club is working hard with all the sports clubs to raise money to replace the pavilion in the village for one that is fit for purpose for the next 50 years.  

This is an exciting project, particularly for the younger generation, but we need all the support and help that we can get in making this happen.  We look forward to welcoming as many members, parents and other supporters who want to see this phenomenal facility be built in Fernhurst.

If further incentive is needed, there will be a free bar and nibbles (while stocks last)!  RSVP for catering purposes and an indication of your attendance would be helpful.

Kate Brooks


17 Feb 2018 : Pav2022 Update


Dear Fernhurst FC Member

Please find details below of the latest ways to get all the news about the The 2022 Pavilion project (to replace the Fernhurst sports pavilion).


The project has a website, pavilion2022.org.uk  but there is now also a Twitter account @Pavilion2022 and a Facebook Page @FernPav2022 which you can follow and see the progress that is being made.


Also don't forget the Questions and Answers session on the 24th February at the pavilion at 6.30pm.  There will be representatives from each sport and from the pavilion committee to answer any questions you may have about this exciting village project.





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25 Jan 2018 : Parking at the Recreation Ground

Dear Member

There is an increasing problem with parking on Saturday mornings at the Recreation Ground. 

It would be enormously appreciated on Saturdays that if you need to drive to the village please park round by the church, down Hogs Hill or better still in the free car park behind the newsagent on the other side of the A286 in the centre of the village.  This will not only relieve the pressure on the car park and Village Green but will enable our visiting teams who are unfamiliar with the area to park.   

It really is a very short (and charming!) walk to the Recreation Ground and you can utilise the excellent village facilities: a very helpful post office and pharmacy, a high quality greengrocer and newsagent, a hair and beauty salon and you are particularly recommended to pop into the award winning Fernhurst Centre to check out the many and varied courses they have on offer.

If you are parking in the Recreation Ground car park please can you ensure you park considerately to maximise space.


The tennis club and AB Fitness are also encouraging their members to help ease this problem.


Many thanks.



04 Dec 2017 : Being kind to referees

Dear Parent

Can I remind everyone of the behaviour that is expected from managers, players and spectators.  Leagues are losing referees every week due to the abuse they receive so they have asked us to distribute the attached flyer on "Being kind to referees".

It is our responsibility as a club to ensure members adhere to the RESPECT guidelines and as many of the referees are under 16 safeguarding children legislation is also in effect.  You can find all the relevant documents on our website.


Thank you for your support.



16 Nov 2017 : Club Welfare Officer

Hi everyone

I promise this is the last email from me this week but as we have quite a few new juniors starting I wanted to let them know and remind everyone else that Stacey Allen is our Child Welfare Officer and should you or your child have any concerns please contact her or myself.

E: stacey_allen101@hotmail.com 

M: 07909 332295

The following link takes you to our websites safeguarding page and outlines how parents and children can raise concerns about adults working in football.


And finally for those of you that do not know Stacey she is also our U8 Manager and Coach for the blue team.




22 Sep 2017 : Parent and Club Responsibility - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

Parent and Club Responsiblity at Football

As a club we need to ensure that the changeover of responsibility between parent and club is clear at the start and end of the session and that all children are accounted for at all times.  We also want to ensure your child enjoys their coaching session so please remember that they should bring a drink and appropriate clothing and footwear with them.

 Your child’s welfare is paramount to us and for us to ensure this we need your help.

  • When your child arrives for coaching please sign in or if your child is playing in a match sign in with the team manager.
  • If you are not staying for the session or match please let the coach or team manager AND club member on duty know.
  • Parents have a responsibility to make sure that children are collected on time from training sessions.
  • At the end of the coaching please sign your child out with the club member on duty or manager of the team your child is playing in.

Ideally we would like all parents to attend training and matches and not just drop off and collect, but we understand that is not always possible so we can only express our hope that parents can spend as much time as possible watching their child.

Thank you.

Junior Fernhurst FC