About the Club

Mission Statement

“To provide all children who are members of The Club with the opportunity to play competitive football in a safe, controlled and friendly environment, under the supervision of FA Qualified Coaches.

Additionally, The Club encourage everyone involved with The Club – players, coaches, parents and spectators – to support our young players to find challenge, enjoyment and fun and to learn about teamwork as they practice and play football.”

Club Philosophy

The club has published a comprehensive philosophy document for all members to read here. It has been carefully prepared by the chairman, with contributions from executive members and members of the FA.


The NPLYFC Executive Committee, formed in July 2014, comprises five officials:

  • James Cranston (Chairman)
  • Chris Gallifent (Vice Chairman)
  • Antony Weir (Vice Chairman)
  • Steven Bates (Head Coach)
  • Will Palmer (Fixture Secretary)

The Executive Committee supports the Chairman and is entrusted and has the authority to make necessary decisions that cannot wait for endorsement by the main committee. It has the following mandate:

  • responsibility for the development of the football club
  • ensuring that the current standards are maintained
  • day-to-day running of the football club

You can contact the Executive Committee at exec@nplyouthfootball.co.uk.

You can see the committee structure for the 2016/17 season here.

Club Rules

The Blue Book January 2010 provides a framework for the sports club to operate in. It contains rules and conduct for all members running the club.

Club Contacts

Position Member Contact Email
Chairman James Cranston chairman@nplyouthfootball.co.uk
Club Secretary James Cranston (acting) secretary@nplyouthfootball.co.uk
Charter Standard Coordinator James Cranston (acting) charterstandard@nplyouthfootball.co.uk
Child Welfare Officer Tony Crabtree
Fixture Secretary Will Palmer fixtures@nplyouthfootball.co.uk
Head coach Steve Bates headcoach@nplyouthfootball.co.uk
Kit Coordinator Jane Peisley
Referee Coordinator Will Palmer headreferee@nplyouthfootball.co.uk
Secretary – Surrey Ben Walton
Secretary – East Berkshire James Cranston/Steve Peake (acting)
Secretary – Capital Girls Steve Peake (acting)
Social Secretary Vacant social@nplyouthfootball.co.uk
Sponsorship Secretary Malin Alderin sponsorship@nplyouthfootball.co.uk
Treasurer Nerys Weir treasurer@nplyouthfootball.co.uk
Vice Chairman Antony Weir
IT Coordinator Will Palmer itsupport@nplyouthfootball.co.uk