Freshford Utd Youth F.C.


Freshford United Youth FC is a community football club for girls and boys of all footballing ability from ages 4-18. Our home is Browns Park, Abbey Lane, Freshford BA2 7TB.


We are very proud of our club's philosophy:

• To provide football to children of all ages and abilities, in a safe and friendly environment. 

• To deliver age-appropriate coaching to support long-term player development. 

• To encourage all players to try their best and make the most of their abilities. 

• To offer a challenging but supportive environment where children can learn from their mistakes without undue pressure and anxiety. 

• To promote good behaviour and respect for others. 

• We will do all of this by creating an environment where children are allowed to play football at their pace, at their skill level and to their enjoyment levels. This is achieved by having a “no-coaching” rule for all parents and spectators when watching their children train and play.

From September 2022we have teams for the following age groups:

- Under 5's (Children who have started school and in Reception/Foundation Year)

- Under 6's (Year 1)

- Under 7's (Year 2)

- Under 8's (Year 3)

- Under 9's (Year 4)

- Under 10's (Year 5)

- Under 12's (Year 7)

- Under 13's (Year 8)

- Under 14's (Year 9)

We are after more players and some helpers in all age groups so if you have children who would like to join our club at any age group or are a parent/coach who would like to get involved, please contact us:

Key Contacts:
To contact any of the following people, please email and put the name of the person you wish to contact in the subject line.

Chairman - Chris Birleson - Stand in Looking for a new Chairman

Secretary - Position Available

Treasurer - Position Available

Child Welfare Officer - Chris Birleson - Stand in Looking for additional Welfare Officers

Respect Officer - Position Available

Events & Fundraising - Position Available


Under 5's Manager - Jordan Gaskell & Chris Shrubshall

Under 6's Manager - Kai Man-Chan

Under 7's Manager - Ben Walters & Seb Greene

Under 8's Manager - Dave Allen, Mark Day & Sam Eveleigh

Under 9's Manager - Chris Birleson, Ian McPherson & Sam Crawford

Under 10's Manager - Dudley Hinton, David Thompson & Luke McCullough

Under 11's Manager - Vacancy - No Team Currently

Under 12's Manager - Andy Kemp, James Blakey & Ian McPherson

Under 13's Manager - Mick Wallanaum & Frank Greenhalgh

Under 14's Manager - Jono Buchanan, Jon Dunbar & Mike Aldridge

Under 15's Manager - Vacancy - No Team Currently

Under 16's Manager – Vacancy - No Team Currently