About Our Club
Middleton lads and girls JFC was formed in 2005 and is based in Middleton. With a large catchment area and a wide demographic the club serves the community and provides children with a safe environment to hone their football skills.
The club is FA chartered standard and welcomes children between the age of 4 and 16 years of age. The club is run by volunteers who provide the team managers with coaching and support to ensure they have the skills to focus on the development of the children within each age group. The club currently has over 30 teams and is committed to being a hub within the local community regardless of a child's ability or background.
Most of our teams are registered in the Bury North League, with the exception of our junior football teams who play in the East Manchester Junior Football League. We also enter teams into the Tameside and Bury & Bolton Leagues. All matches and leagues are administered by the Football Association. Further information including team fixtures can be found on their websites through the links below.
The FA League Administration assignes fixtures on a Sunday evening for matches the following Saturday. We play matches most Saturday mornings throughout the season. The kick off times are determined on a weekly basis by the home teams manager. Our home games are played at Limefield Playing Fields (see pitches).
Our coaches and squad managers are all volunteers who have or did have children playing for our teams. All coaches are CRC checked and approved to represent the club.
All players signed up and registered with the club will continue into the following season at the next age group. We try to maintain squads to ensure teams grow, develop and build together through their time at the club.
New players will only be registered with the club once they have been assigned to a team and will be playing matches. When signing on a childs parent willl be asked to provide 2 passport sized photographs and a copy of photo identification
for the child such as birth certificate or passport.
Subs / Fees
All players are welcome to attend our coaching sessions. If you are new to the club you will be assigned to a squad and informed which training session to attend. Details of our squads and training can be found on the teams and pitches pages.
Individual training sessions are charged at £2.00 per session, until registered with a squad at which point standard club subscriptions apply.
Signed on players must pay subs to the club, that cover the running costs of the team. These costs include player registrations, league fees, pitch fees, training venues, referees, equipment, insurances, affiliation and in season / end of season celebrations. Note non of our coaches or committee members are paid for their role, we are all volunteers.
Notes for Parents
1. Inclement Weather
In the case of inclement weather, members selected for matches must telephone their respective team manager 1 hour before kick-off on the day of the match to check that the match is still being played. Parents must check that training sessions are taking place before leaving their children at the training ground.
2. Transport to and from Matches and Training Sessions
It is entirely the responsibility of parents to ensure that their children are provided with transport both to and from matches and training sessions. The Club can take no responsibility for accidents which may take place whilst members are travelling in other parents or Committee members cars or other vehicles.
Responsible behaviour is expected from all players and spectators, both on and off the playing field and on the touchline whilst playing, travelling to and from games and during training sessions. Foul and abusive language will not be tolerated at any time. Please refer to Code of Good Practice.
Parents must ensure that their children are properly clothed for the prevailing conditions before leaving them at matches or training sessions.
5. Shin Pads / Studs
Boys or girls must wear shin pads at all times whilst playing or training. They must only wear boots with studs within the legal requirements. It is a parental responsibility to see that these rules are observed.
In the event that any member feels that he or she has suffered discrimination in any way, or that the Club Policies, Rules or Code of Conduct have been broken, should follow the procedures below.
1. They should report the matter to the Club Secretary or another member of the Committee. Your report should include:
Details of what, when, and where the occurrence took place.
Any witness statement and names.
Names of any others who have been treated in a similar way.
Details of any former complaints made about the incident, date, when and to whom made.
A preference for a solution to the incident.
2. The Club's Management Committee will sit for any hearings that are requested.
3. Any person found to have broken the Club's Policies or Codes of Conduct, the Club's Management Committee will have the power to:
Warn as to future conduct
Suspend from membership
Remove from membership
Please refer to our Club Committee Page for details.
Click here to view our clubs constitution.
Code of Conduct
Click here to view our clubs code of conduct.
Our child protection policy can be viewed here or by following the link in the left hand menu above.
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