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Vote for your club – £25k funding for the clubhouse

The proposed plans/drawing for the NPLSC clubhouse refurbishment are on the noticeboard in the Pavilion – please have a look next time you are at the club.

The club has applied to the Aviva Community Fund for a grant to help upgrade and renovate our clubhouse. If successful the grant could be worth as much as £25,000!

We need to register as many votes as possible before  18th November to have a chance of success. We are asking for your help!

Follow these easy steps:

Please spread the word on social media and ask anyone (family, friends, work colleagues, etc.) to vote for the NPL Sports Club?

Thank you in advance for casting your vote to help your club improve its facilities.

Open Coaching Session at Hampton & Richmond FC

A special opportunity has come up for U15s and U16s during the half term:

Hampton and Richmond FC are running an open football coaching session for these age group who are interested in joiing the HRBFC academy in September 2017.

The training session will be held at Hampton and Richmond FC on Monday 24th October 9:30 until 12:00.

Contact Koo Dumbuya, the Academy Manager in the first instance:


mobile: 07952 223652

HRBFC vs Poole Town, Saturday 8 Oct 3pm

hrbfcHampton & Richmond Borough FC welcomes NPL Youth FC as its club of the week on Saturday 8th October.

Members of our under 11 boys' are representing the club by participating in the guard of honour as the players of HRBFC and Poole Town, and will also provide a demonstration in the art of penalty taking on the pitch at half time.

Tickets for the game can be purchased at the NPLSC Clubhouse.

A ticket for each player entitles up to two adults to attend the match for £7 each (as opposed to the usual admission fee of £12) and up to three under 16s free of charge. In addition, when attending the match the ticket will be validated, enabling reuse on the same terms for a second league match at any point this season.

Under 12 (Season 2016/17) goalkeeper needed

The NPL U12 United team plays in the premier division of the East Berkshire league, and is made up of talented players, many of whom have played for NPL since U7s.

An opportunity has opened for a goalkeeper to join our team and help us continue our development and success.

NPL provides goalkeeper training on a bi-weekly basis, which is run by an extremely good QPR coach.

If you are interested in this opportunity please click here or send an email to

Under 13 (Season 2016/17) player recruitment

NPL Youth FC Bombs is a well established team playing on Sundays in the Conference Division of the Surrey Youth League. As we move towards 11-a-side next year, we have opportunities for talented players who will be under 13 years of age on 1 September 2016 to join us and help to continue our progress and development.

All team coaches are supported in attaining their FA qualifications, and the club runs teams from under 7 through to under 18.

To register your interest and find out more about this opportunity, or our other teams, please go to our website and click "join us" on the home page.

NPLYFC AGM 27.06.16

NPLYFC AGM 2015-2016 Agenda (v3)


Steven Bates, Adrian Luckins, James Fillingham, Antony Weir, Ian Westover, Nick Rush, Peter Bolger

Matters Arising


Tournament Feedback Overview

Summary: of the responses 86% rated the tournament as excellent. The responses represented about a third of participants (bearing in mind that no NPL managers responded). !00% of respondents said that they would attend another event. Pitches were good.

Couple of complaints about toilets (too far away!), overpriced food & refreshments

WP: how many responded? – roughly a third

JC: CS recommends increasing to £40

WP: what about similar model to Brockham i.e.not pay on the door? offset this on cost of entry?

Chair would like minuted special thanks to ground staff for pitches, and for their cooperation for the event.

JC: want to be shadowed next year so that he can step away the year after.


Reports for minutes

Summary from Secretary: increasing teams by 3 next season. Good move to EBFA away from E&E (less admin, teams report positive season)

SP: suggest our refs report fines to us for home games instead of the FA, so that we can fine players directly and get the revenue rather than the FA


NPLYFC Committee 2016-2017

Allison McGann has stepped down as EBFA Secretary. JC to take this role because nobody else has volunteered. WP noted that the additional workload on the Chair is not acceptable and we should find someone. SP offered to go to the EBFA meetings, while JC would do the registration. AGREED.

WP agreed to take on ref management from JC to ease his workload.

JC to circulate role of child welfare. FA prefer a club to have 2 officers – hence asst role. TC will carry on role until a substitute is found. Will also need an asst.

Vacant Roles:

  • Assistant Child Welfare Officer
  • Social Secretary
  • Sponsorship Coordinator
  • (Kit coordinator – see below)

Roles needing new volunteer

  • EBFA Secretary
  • Child Welfare Officer

WP: need to create and maintain role descriptions for all voluntary roles

Kit Partnership

Signed a deal with Nike, which will save us money in long term, as well as providing some other benefits:

  • £2700 to spend on coaching courses.
  • £11.25 credit to spend on next year
  • courtesy tickets & events

We will phase the current kits out and phase in Nike Park (as teams require). JC has created a list of teams that are eligible (2 year rotation)

SP: should have a kit coordinator


NPLYFC 2016-2017 Calendar (v2)

Monday 26th June AGM proposal.

Mgr meetings set, also tournament meetings

Tournament 3/4 June

Welcome BBQ 9th Sept.

Season starts on 10/11 Sept

@JC send dates to WP


Hampton astro is getting converted to 3G. Work starting 18th July. 9 week project. May go over by a week. May get more weeks at Hampton. (get rid of Teddington booking)

WP:age groups days fixed? YES