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 03 Dec 2022 09:30 Training
U07 04 Dec 2022 09:30 Friendly Home
U11 04 Dec 2022 10:00 Friendly Home
U13 04 Dec 2022 12:30 League Home
U08 04 Dec 2022 TBC Friendly Home
U15 04 Dec 2022 TBC League Away
U09 05 Dec 2022 19:00 Training
U09 05 Dec 2022 19:00 Training
U11 05 Dec 2022 19:00 Training
U15 05 Dec 2022 20:00 Training
U08 06 Dec 2022 18:30 Training
U10 06 Dec 2022 18:30 Training
U13 08 Dec 2022 18:00 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: New Player Enquiries

09 Nov 2022

FC Cougars welcome enquiries from new players who are keen to join the club!

We currently have spaces in our Under 7 and Under 9 teams, and we are taking enquiries for our new Under 6 team that will start in Spring 2023.  We are also looking to add one more player to our Under 13 squad (school year 8). However, our other teams are running at capacity and we are unable to take new players for those teams.

Our age groups for the 2022/2023 season, are as follows:

  • Under 6s (year 1) - SPACES
  • Under 7s (year 2) - SPACES
  • Under 8s (year 3) - FULL
  • Under 9s (year 4) - SPACES
  • Under 10s (year 5) - FULL
  • Under 11s (year 6) - FULL
  • Under 13s (years 7/8) - SPACES
  • Under 15s (years 9/10) - FULL

If your child is interesting in training with any of our teams that currently has spaces please get in touch by contacting graham@fccougars.com

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!


06 Jul 2022

The club AGM will be held at 8pm on Tuesday 12 July 2022 at The Cottage Inn, Upper Bucklebury.  Please contact graham@fccougars.com in advance if you would like to attend.

NEWS: Presentation Day

21 Jun 2022

Our full club presentation day will be held on Sunday 3 July 2022 at Bucklebury Recreation Ground, RG7 6PR, from 10AM.

All our children in all our age groups will receive their end of season trophies and all members, parents, grandparents, carers and supporters and very welcome to attend!

We will run some activities on the recreation field and will run refreshment sales and a raffle.

Please let us know if you might be able to donate any cakes, refreshments or raffle prizes!

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