FC Cougars

Youth Football For Boys and Girls in year 1 to year 10 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.

We have teams in the Reading and West Berkshire League and the Peter Houseman Youth League. All our teams play home and away fixtures on Sundays and run additional training sessions during the week. Please see our team pages for more details on times and locations. We are a non-profit community football club run entirely by volunteers.

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FA Accredited

The FA

FC Cougars are an English FA accredited club. We are affiliated with Berks and Bucks FA.

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

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

FC Cougars - We only do positive

NEWS: Availability For 2024/2025 Football Season

25 Jun 2024

FC Cougars have limited places for keen youth footballers for the new 2024/2025 football season - apply now!

Our age groups, and their school years from September 2024, are as follows:

  • Under 6s (year 1) - Pre-Register Now
  • Under 7s (year 2) - PLAYERS WANTED
  • Under 8s (year 3) - PLAYERS WANTED
  • Under 9s (year 4) - PLAYERS WANTED
  • Under 11s (year 6)
  • Under 12s (year 7) - PLAYERS WANTED
  • Under 13s (year 8)
  • Under 15s (years 9/10)

Please contact us to enquire about joining any of our teams.

NEWS: Presentation Day 2024

16 Jun 2024

Our full club end of season Presentation Day is Sunday 16 June 2024 from 10am at Bucklebury Recreation Ground.  All players, family, friends and supporters are welcome to come along and celebrate the season.   All 2023/2024 players will receive a personalised trophy.

Cake donations required!  

We are hoping to run refreshment sales to raise some money for the club and are looking for donations of cakes for sale.  We are also after volunteers to help with sale of refreshments and raffle tickets and to help with the activites on the field (speedshot, crossbar challenge, football bowling).   Best scores will win footballs as prizes! 

Please bring along some pound coins to enter the competitions on the field, buy some raffle tickets and refreshments.  We should also have a card machine by the hall (will need wi-fi!) for raffle ticket and refreshment sales.

Raffle Prizes!

With a huge thank you to Chloe Tomlin we have some great raffle prizes this year - so please buy some raffle tickets at £1/ticket:

  • Nandos Meal for 2
  • Vue Cinema tickets for 2
  • Flip Out Basingstoke - £35 of vouchers
  • Wellington Country Park Day tickets for 2
  • Bucklebury Farm Park family ticket (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park (1 adult and 1 child)
  • 3 x Reading FC shirts
  • Wine / Beer
  • Footballs

If you can supply a cake or an extra raffle prize, or would be available to help out please reply or e-mail graham@fccougars.com
We will have a rota to make sure everyone is free to watch their child's presentation in the hall.

NEWS: FC Cougars Club AGM

30 May 2024

The Club Annual General Meeting is Tuesday 11 June 2024 at 7:30pm at the Cottage Inn, Upper Bucklebury, RG7 6QJ.

All club members are welcome to attend the meeting. The meeting will also be used as a managers meeting after the AGM agenda.

Please contact graham@fccougars.com in advance if you would like to attend.

NEWS: Spaces Available In Our Under 8s

19 Jan 2024

Our current U8s have space for a couple of new players ahead of moving up to 7-a-side next season.  If you know a keen footballer currently in school year 3 please get in touch!

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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