FC Cougars

Youth Football For Boys and Girls in year 1 to year 11 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.

This Week For FC Cougars

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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: Players and Volunteers Wanted for New Season

19 Apr 2024

We have lots of exciting opportunities for young players and adult volunteers ahead of the new 2024/2025 season!

Our community club is run entirely by volunteers are we are looking for more volunteers to help with football coaching.  No experience is needed, but you must share our club ethos of making football safe and fun for our young players.  The club will help and pay for your qualifications.

The volunteer roles would be perfect if you have a child, grandchild, or relative currently in school years 3 or 4 who would like to join a football team.

Our current U6s and U7s are expanding and looking to each run extra teams next season, and our U8s have spaces as they move up to 7-a-side football.

FC Cougars are based in Thatcham and Bucklebury and are an FA Accredited club.

We are now welcoming enquiries for all age groups as we begin re-registration for the new season.

NEWS: Presentation Day 2024

18 Apr 2024

We will be holding our end of season presentation day at Bucklebury Recreation Ground on Sunday 16 June.  So all our players can get personalised trophies printed with their name and photo we will be holding a photoshoot on Thursday 9 May, also at Bucklebury Rec.  Photos will be available for optional purchase.

NEWS: Age Groups for 2024/2025 Season

04 Apr 2024

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

  • Under 7s (year 2) - PLAYERS WANTED
  • Under 8s (year 3) - PLAYERS WANTED
  • Under 9s (year 4) - PLAYERS AND COACHES WANTED
  • Under 10s (year 5) - PLAYERS AND COACHES WANTED
  • Under 11s (year 6)
  • Under 12s (year 7) - PLAYERS WANTED
  • Under 13s (year 8)
  • Under 15s (years 9/10)
  • Under 17s (years 11/12)

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: FC Cougars Club AGM

10 Jul 2023

The Club AGM will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 18 July 2023 at The Cottage Inn, Upper Bucklebury, RG7 6QJ.  Please contact graham@fccougars.com in advance if you would like to attend.

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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