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.

This Week For FC Cougars

Age Date Time Type Venue
U07 06 Jun 2023 18:30 Training

FA Affiliation 2022/2023

The FA FC Cougars are affiliated with Berks and Bucks FA, and our club affiliation Number for the 2022/2023 season is Y-B&B4555.

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: Club Photo Shoot - 11 May

09 May 2023

Our club photo shoot is this Thursday evening 11 May at The Victory Room, Bucklebury Recreation Ground.  If the car park is full please park carefully on the field in line with the trees.  Times are as follows:

6:30pm U7s
6:45pm U8s
7:00pm U9s
7:15pm U10s
7:30pm U11s
7:45pm U13s
8:00pm U15s

If players have brother or sisters at the club they are welcome to come together at the same time - just let the photographer know the names and age groups.

NEWS: Teams For 2023/2024 Season

09 May 2023

Our age groups, and their school years from September 2023, are as follows:

  • Under 6s (year 1) - SPACES
  • Under 7s (year 2) - SPACES 
  • Under 8s (year 3) - SPACES 
  • Under 9s (year 4) - FULL
  • Under 10s (year 5) - FULL  
  • Under 11s (year 6) - FULL 
  • Under 12s (year 7) - FULL
  • Under 14s (years 8/9) - FULL 
  • Under 16s (years 10/11) - FULL 

NEWS: FC Cougars Ready For New Season!

02 Sep 2022

Welcome back to all our players, coaches, parents and supporters as we get set to start a new season!  We are running 10 teams across the club this season with most of our teams taking part in the Reading and West Berkshire League, and our U10s in the Peter Houseman Youth League.  All of our teams will be back in training next week, with matches starting across September 2022.  Please see our individual team pages for training, and match, times and locations.

We would like to thank club sponsors McDonalds, EPC, and Oscura who continue to provide such valuable support to the club. We also very grateful to Co-op and Howdens who have provided funds to club. Their support enables the club to continue to provide fun football for a large number of local children with low membership fees.  Please support our sponsors!

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:

McDonalds Oscura EPC