As we approach the first Saturday of the new season, I wanted to thank everyone who has registered their children already. We have over 130 children already registered and I'm pleased to share that much of the kit that has been ordered is arriving (just) in time for this weekend!
Kit is being ordered on your behalf in "waves". Depending on when you register, this will inform which wave your kit is in.
Wave 1 - Registrations on or before August 11
Wave 2 - Registrations from August 11 - August 19
Wave 3 - Registrations from August 20 - September 7
Wave 4 - TBC depending on registration volume
Orders from wave 1 should be with me tomorrow (Sept 6) and I will hopefully be able to sync with age group coaches to get them the kit tomorrow evening, so they will have it on Saturday morning. Exceptions for wave 1 are:
Orders from wave 2 should ALSO be with me tomorrow (a nice bonus!), so hopefully will be able to distribute to the same schedule. Exceptions for wave 2 are:
I will order wave 3 over the weekend and advise of ETA as soon as I get it from the supplier.
So, mostly good news, but obviously we have a gap with age 9-10 shirts and shorts - apologies for that; it's out of our hands, and that of our supplier. I'm pushing to get it ASAP and speak with them several times a week!
If you're curious, this is the process the kit orders go through:
This is a time intensive process and I'm in danger of turning into a cut-price Mike Ashley (if that's even possible!) so please bear with me as the volume of kit increases and the complexity of ensuring everyone gets the right size with their name on it (spelt correctly!)
Feedback (and volunteers) welcome - would be great to see some photos of our players in their new gear on the website or Facebook Group when they get it!
We are privileged to be able to play at a number of grounds in the local area and the Kirdford Recreation Ground hosts the largest number of players each weekend. We are lucky to be able to provide tea, coffee and toilet facilities to children and parents as well as visiting teams. We share the ground and the pavilion with other users and it is our responsibility to leave the pavilion in a clean and tidy state. Below is the guidance from the Kirdford Rec Committee on how we should tidy and leave the pavilion each weekend. Feedback is welcome and any comments you make here will be shared with the Rec Committee.
Getting Ready for New Season...
It’s coming! 2019/20 is upon us. Lots of new equipment being prepared for the season ahead. Only high quality gear for LYFC.
Our club is run by volunteers. All of us are parents of children who play in the club and are able to help with coaching, team administration, pitch marking etc. We ALWAYS need more volunteers and to help incentivise more permanent volunteers, and to recognise the commitment they make, we are now offering FREE registration for volunteers!
In recognition of the hard work and time that volunteers provide in support of the club, recognised volunteers are permitted to register up to one child (from their direct family) at no cost (base subscription). Maximum of one free child per family (regardless of the number of volunteers)
Volunteers in scope of this policy are:
- Active coaches with up to date FA Coaching, First Aid and CRB check. Max two per team.
- Active administrator for each age group. Max one per age group.
- Child welfare officer. Max two per club
- Charter standard officer. Max one per club
- Marketing and comms officer. Max one per club
- Chairman. Max one per club
- Secretary. Max one per club
- Treasurer. Max one per club
All eligible volunteers must be active members of the club, participating in club events such as committee meetings, fundraising, club-wide events (Coaches' Cup, Christmas Cup) etc
We have gaps in many roles, so if you would like to participate more and give back to your community (and have your child play for free!), or have any feedback on this initiative drop me an email
LYFC Secretary (And Coach of U9s. And Dad)
HUGE congratulations to our U12 team who won the South Surrey end of Season Cup in a thrilling final against Dorking Wanderers! To put this victory in context, the teams had played twice previously this season and the Magpies had failed to win on either occasion.
The wind was blowing strongly and Loxwood played into the storm in the first half, gritting their teeth and playing robustly. They conceded but went into the break trailing only by one. In the second half Neo K changed position from goalkeeper to striker and scored not one, but two goals to put the U12s in front! In a tense final period they defended stoutly and ran out winners.
Congratulations to all the boys for a great performance - full of character - that capped off an excellent season and put them in fine position for next year. Well done boys!
Following the success of the Christmas Football Camp at the end of December, Loxwood FC are pleased to announce another Football Camp, this time during the February half term. The Football Camp will again be run by our first team manager Alex and other coaches whom are all FA/UEFA qualified. We aim to make the sessions fun, challenging and suit all abilities. There will also be in-house tournaments to take place on the day as well as lots of prizes to be won, to reserve your son/daughter place please book now.