Under 11’s Blues Season 2015/16 Seeking new Players

FC Lakeside are currently seeking 3 new players to join the Under 11’s Blues for Season 2015/16. If anyone has any queries or is interested in joining please contact Chris Mallinson for further information on m.alli@hotmail.co.uk.

FC Lakeside Easter Saturday Race Night

FC Lakeside Easter Saturday Race Night
with our special guests VV Oude Maas from Poortugaal, Holland
Date: Saturday 4th April
First Race: 7:30pm
Venue: Hatherley and Reddings Cricket Club
Open invitation to the whole club from our New Academy members, right through all age groups to both our Mens teams.
Those who have been involved with our legendary Dutch tour, please feel free to come along and see some old friends.
Also family and friends of FC Lakeside are welcome.
Anyone willing to sponsor either a Horse or Race, in advance please let us know.
This should be a great atmosphere and will kick off our 40th year celebrations in style.
Rob Griffiths

Cup Finals for FC Lakeside

FC Lakeside Under 16’s have reached both the League and County Cup Finals and the Under 18’s have reached the Final of the League Cup! Congratulations to both teams on this fantastic achievement. For those who are able to offer your support the dates and venues are below.

  • Under 16’s County Cup Final, Tuesday 24th March at the GFA Headquarters in Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4AG – 7pm Kick Off
  • Under 16’s League Cup Final, Sunday 3rd May at Cheltenham Town, Kick Off TBC
  • Under 18’s League Cup Final, Wednesday 29th April at Bishops Cleeve ground, 7pm Kick Off.

Good Luck to both sides and we hope to see you there.


FC Lakeside Annual Tournement Confirmed Dates

FC Lakeside are pleased to announce the full details of their Annual 7 a-side Tournament.

The tournament will be held on held on 9th and 10th May 2015

7 a-side Under 7’s, 8’s & 12’s Saturday 9th May 2015 

7 a-side Under 9’s,10’s & 11’s Sunday 10th May 2015

If you would like to participate in the Tournament please download the registration form from the link below. All details are on how to apply are in the form.

F.C.Lakeside 2015 tournament Invite

FC Lakeside Under 6’s Recruiting New Players

FC Lakeside Under 6’s are currently recruiting new players to bring into the group. The Under 6’s (School Year One) form part of the Club Academy which runs from Under 5’s through to Under 8’s. Training is on Saturday mornings at The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham and starts at 10am.

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” Tim Stokes (Head of Academy)

Should you be keen to learn more then please make contact with Tim Stokes on tim.stokes@hotmail.co.uk.


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.