Based on the latest Government advice to avoid all non essential social contact, the League has opted to postpone this weekend’s fixtures. 

The Government has also said that “support” for gatherings will be withdrawn – we have therefore decided to postpone indefinitely any training to minimise any risks to children/coaches should they be injured.

We hope that all our players, parents, grandparents and carers can understand our reasoning. Stay safe, take care and we look forward to welcoming you back to football as soon as possible!

Adam Sloman
Fairford Youth Football Club Chairman

Statement from the NWYFL regarding Covid-19

Statement from the League regarding Coronavirus:

At this time the NWYFL Management Committee is monitoring the official Government advice, in line with the current advice we are continuing the League as normal.

When that advice changes such that our activities are impacted or the FA issue explicit actions we need to adhere to, then we will make the appropriate decisions and will communicate them.

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FYFC gain ‘Charter Standard’ status

Fairford Youth Football Club is thrilled to announce it has been awarded Chartered Standard status by the Football Association. 


What The FA Charter Standard means for clubs

Clubs achieving The FA Charter Standard status can be proud to be the best place for people to play and enjoy football. They are able to demonstrate positive football environments where people can develop their skills, keep fit and enjoy playing as part of a friendly, inclusive community.

In return for becoming accredited FA Charter Standard clubs receive access to benefits that help to attract and retain players, volunteers and supporters. The level of support and resources available will depend on the level of accreditation a club achieves. Benefits clubs experience include:

– Attract and retain players, supporters and volunteers
– Funding for football equipment
– Access to promotional resources and guidance
– Tailored support from The FA and County FAs

Club Development officer Alan Stratford said “This means that as a Club we can do more for the Children that play for Fairford, and support our coaches and volunteers to go further. It’s taken a lot of work, but this is significant for the Club.” 

Chairman Adam Sloman agreed, adding “This is down to the efforts of some key volunteers within the Club – I have to thank Brian Say, Alan Stratford and Chris Drabwell for their efforts to help us get the Charter Standard – it’s another big step in getting the Club where it needs to be, and deserves to be, and to giving the children from across the area a Club they can be proud of.”

FYFC get cooking with The Cotswold Chippy

Fairford Youth Football Club is thrilled to announce its first community Club sponsor, The Cotswold Chippy. 

Club Chairman Adam Sloman was joined by Darren and Lisa to unveil their sponsors board on Saturday.  Across the teams, the Club is fortunate enough to have some fantastic sponsors who have supported each and every age group, while The Cotswold Chippy become the first Club, rather than team sponsor. 

Adam said “Darren and Lisa have been tremendous supporters of our Club – they’ve been a huge hit at the last two presentation days, and have made some generous donations to the Club. To have the support of a business from the local community really does mean a tremendous amount. We hope that other businesses in and around the area see this and want to get involved too.”