FC Lakeside Academy goes from Strength to Strength

FC Lakeside Academy is proud of being able to cater for local children in Cheltenham from as early as 4 years old. The Academy currently caters for every age group from Under 5’s through to Under 8’s before leaving the Academy and joining the Cheltenham youth League. The Academy currently sits at 100 registered players with that number continuing to increase.

Tim Stokes, Head of the Academy states “Our philosophy as a club is to provide children with an introduction to football in a fun, structured and safe environment. Our ultimate goal is to provide the boys and girls an opportunity to learn the basics of our great game before advancing to the Cheltenham Youth League”

The club is pleased to have 17 Academy Coaches who are able to provide quality coaching and an education to the children. The on-going success of the Academy is down to the commitment and dedication of the coaches who as a team provide a first class facility to develop individual ability and team play.

The Academy is pleased to partner with The Pavilion, the home of C3 Church, a not-for-profit charitable company who continue to host the Academy on Saturday mornings. The outstanding facility in Hatherley Lane, provides a social occasion for Parents and families to gather to support their children. The Academy recently opened a Café to cater for the growing number of supporters which is run by parents. The Club are very grateful for the continued support offered by The Pavilion.

The feedback from an opposing Team Manager in a recent Under 8 friendly fixture pays testament to the quality of the coaching lead by Vijay Budhia (Under 8 Group Leader). “All Kids and parents enjoyed the morning and that’s great to see. My coaches were commenting on how well your kids are progressing, very strong performances from your teams today, well done”

FC Lakeside looks to continue to develop the Academy to provide football in the community for local children while ensuring the continued future success of an ambitious club.

Christmas Party Date Announced

The FC Lakeside 2014 Christmas Party will be on Sunday 21st December at Dowty Sport and Social Club in Staverton. The Annual Christmas Draw will be happening at this event so please see your Team Managers for Raffle Tickets. Further details to follow…Ho Ho Ho!

FC Lakeside Academy to recommence in September

The FC Lakeside Academy will be recommencing in September at The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham. The Academy runs for children from school year Reception (Under 5’s) through to Year 3 (Under 8’s). The Under 5’s, 6’s and 8’s will start on Saturday the 6th September 2014 at 10am and the Under 7’s will start on the 13th September 2104 at 10am. Please note our Under 8 age group is currently at full capacity. FC Lakeside are proud of the Academy that has been developed over the years and we are able to offer a fantastic introduction to football for young children in the local community. Should you require further information then please contact the Head of Academy Tim Stokes on tim.stokes@fclakeside.co.uk or 07712135108.

Under 9 Whites End the Season in Style

Another fantastic team performance, playing some of their best football of the season, they topped the group and after victories against Priory Pumas in the semi final and Bristol Rovers in the final they lifted the trophy as winners of the prestigious Bristol Rovers Supporters JFC tournament 2014.

Well played lads, outstanding.

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Under 9 Whites Win Again

Congratulations to the Under 9 Whites.

An outstanding performance, winning every game, conceding only one goal before being crowned :-

Winners of the Cleeve Colts tournament 2014

Fantastic achievement once again.

Winners Cleeve Tournement

Winners Cleeve Tournement

Under 18’s Management/Coaching Vacancy

FC Lakeside are currently interviewing for coaching/management team to take on our Under 18’s team for next season. The Cheltenham Youth football league are looking to set up a new U18 league and we want to be part of it. We have players available from this season’s U16 team and also our U16’s from 2012/13 season. Combine the two and we should have a very competitive side.

Our aim is to keep our players within FC Lakeside and ultimately give the players an opportunity to progress towards our men’s 1st’s and 2nd’s teams.

For more information please contact Rob Griffiths on 07814 708556
Please share and promote as we want to fill this position fairly quickly.
Thank you.

FC Lakeside Under 9 Reds hosted by Gloucester City in their final home game of the season

FC Lakeside Under 9’s Reds were invited as guests to Gloucester City for their last home game of the season against Leamington at Whaddon Road. The lads were provided with a tour of the ground including the chance to meet the players and sign autographs. They also witnessed a great game which finished 3-3 having seen Leamington secure an injury time equaliser. Thanks to all at Gloucester City for their kind hospitality.Reds

Holland 2014

The Lakeside boys are having a brilliant time in Holland, are Dutch friends are looking after us well

Tim Lane Presented with £200 from FC Lakeside

Tim Lane, coach of the Under 7 White’s, was presented with £200 from the club. Tim ran the London Marathon on Sunday 13th April and completed it in full. This fantastic gesture from club is because Tim has worked tirelessly to remove 10 stone of weight and raise money for Diabetes UK. This is all because his son Sam unfortunately was diagnosed with diabetes 2 years ago. Tim has raised over £3000 for diabetes UK, what a fantastic achievement.

We are all very proud of you Tim, congratulations.