FC Cougars

Youth Football For Boys and Girls in year 1 to year 8 in West Berkshire

FC Cougars

FC Cougars are a fun and friendly youth football club based in West Berkshire. We have players from Thatcham, Bucklebury, Cold Ash and the surrounding areas. We welcome boys and girls of all abilities who are keen to play regular football.

All our age groups play in the Reading and West Berkshire League, with home and away matches on Sundays. Our teams also run additional training sessions. Please see our team pages for more details on times and locations.

This Week For FC Cougars

Age Date Time Type Venue
U09 15 Apr 2021 18:30 Training Home
U11 15 Apr 2021 18:30 Training Home
U13 15 Apr 2021 18:30 Training Home
U07 18 Apr 2021 09:00 Friendly Away
U11 18 Apr 2021 10:30 Friendly Home
U09 18 Apr 2021 11:00 Friendly Home
U13 18 Apr 2021 12:30 Friendly Home
U07 21 Apr 2021 18:30 Training Home

FA Affiliation 2020/2021

The FA FC Cougars are affiliated with Berks and Bucks FA, and our club affiliation Number is W-B&B 3239.

We are fully insured for public liability and for youth football personal accident.

All our managers and coaches have active enhanced DBS checks and we help all coaches gain suitable FA qualifications.

FC Cougars - We only do positive

NEWS: Players Wanted!

13 Apr 2021

We are looking for players currently in school years 1, 2 and 3 to join our new teams.

  • Under 6s: Year 1 (planned start Summer 2021)
  • Under 7s: Year 2 (limited spaces left)
  • Under 8s: Year 3 (planned start Spring 2021)

Please contact us for further details.

NEWS: Under 9s Receive Winners Medals

12 Apr 2021

Some of our teams played their first games back after lockdown on Sunday - and our U9s finally got their medals for winning their Autumn trophy event!  Congratulations!

NEWS: FC Cougars Back In Action!

31 Mar 2021

All our teams are back this week following the relaxation in restrictions that allows outdoor sports to restart.  Our U7s begin training at Thatcham Memorial Recreation Ground this evening (31 March 2021) and will be regulars on Wednesday evenings.  Our other age groups will all be training Thursday evenings starting on 1 April 2021.  Please see our age group pages to confirm locations for training and our friendly fixtures, which begin from Sunday 11 April.

NEWS: FA Guidelines On Returning To Football

24 Mar 2021

The FA have released guidelines for the return of football from 29 March 2021.

Please note the following key points for our parents/guardians:

  • No spectators are allowed at grassroots football as part of step one of the Government’s roadmap. One parent or guardian per child is permitted.
  • If you choose for your child to take part, you will need to give your written consent to the club and or coach. Ensure you are comfortable with the club's Covid-19 planning arrangements before doing so.
  • You may already be aware that the period of isolation may have resulted in your child becoming anxious or unsure whether to resume previous activities, such as football. Please only support their return to football activity when they feel confident to do so and you feel the activity is safe and right for them.
  • Your child should arrive changed and ready to exercise.
  • Ensure your child takes their own water bottle and their own hand sanitiser, both clearly marked with their name. They must not share these with anyone else.
  • Please ensure your child/children know how to maintain good hygiene and hand washing;
  • Young children may struggle to maintain social distancing. Please continue to do your best to help your child recognise what ‘social distancing’ looks and feels like for example, relating to arm spans or standing jumps for example;
  • Despite the changed circumstances the organiser of the activity still has a responsibility to implement The FA’s safeguarding requirements.

FA Guidelines for Restarting football from 29 March 2021

Please see our calendar page for training and match times and locations for your age group.

NEWS: McDonalds Sponsor FC Cougars

04 Dec 2020

McDonalds We are delighted to announce that McDonalds have become a key sponsor of the club. McDonalds have supplied our U13 team kit, training kit, and will be helping FC Cougars to provide FA qualifications for our coaches and volunteers.

"As a local McDonald's Franchisee and as someone who played on the very same pitches as a child, I'm extremely proud to sponsor FC Cougars and support them with the kit and access to coaching qualifications they need to get all the fun and enjoyment that is possible from grassroots football" - Richard Forte, Fortress Operations Ltd.

Thank you to our club sponsors:

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