Local Gloucestershire Business Community Steps up to Support FC Lakeside Christmas Raffle

Our annual Christmas draw will take place this weekend and we are very grateful for everyone that has bought raffle tickets. We have some amazing prizes on offer and we are very thankful for prize donations that have come in from local business. As a community club we are delighted for the support of local sponsors and this year the business world of Gloucestershire has truly delivered. We would like to highlight a few organisations that have stepped up to donate. Thanks and Happy Christmas from all at FC Lakeside x

Safeguarding – Play Your Part

In response to the earlier post sent out by our Chairman Rob Griffiths concerning child safety, we would like all parents and members of FC Lakeside to view the below 60 second film featuring players from our national teams.


Please ensure that you are aware of the specific helpline The FA has commissioned the NSPCC to set up to help encourage more people to come forward. The number is 0800 023 2642.


Dear club member,

I am sure you are aware of recent media coverage of the child abuse issues surrounding football. This is a very sensitive and highly important subject. Please note and be reassured that FC Lakeside continually work very hard to safeguard our children playing football.

As a club member, you will be aware that we hold the FA Charter Standard, which means we must meet FA criteria annually. We must constantly DBS check (disclosure and barring service), managers/coaches and club officials.

FC Lakeside has a child welfare officer within the club structure who holds an official club management role with us.

We wish to bring to your attention the NSPCC contact number which is 0800 0232642

Also please note that the FA have asked for extra vigilance with regards to our safeguarding and our club procedures.

FC Lakeside is confident we do this, however if you have any concerns, please contact the FA through safeguarding@thefa.com



Spartan Fit Sponsor FC Lakeside Under 10 Blue’s

Local fitness company Spartan Fit are proud to be supporting the FC Lakeside U10’s Blue’s by sponsoring the team for the 2016 / 2017 seasons.
Spartan Fit, based in Stonehouse Gloucestershire, was established in 2014 and has since gone from strength to strength specialising in the manufacture and supply of quality fitness equipment including ‘Functional Fitness Rigs, Strength and Conditioning Equipment, Supplements and Athlete Gear’.
Visit www.Spartan-Fit.co.uk to see the full product range.
You can also follow them on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Lakeside Blues FC U10s v Leckhampton Tigers U10s at Naunton Park, Cheltenham. Picture by Adam Hughes. 8-10-2016.

FC Lakeside U10s Blues



Under 12 Reds secure sponsorship deal with RK Decorating

Local business RK Decorating have partnered with FC Lakeside to provide a sponsorship deal for the Under 12 Reds who currently play in the Cheltenham Youth League, Division One. RK Decorating approached FC Lakeside who they identified as the ideal partner! Company Director Richard Kight said “As a local business we wanted to support children’s football in the community. We saw the opportunity to sponsor a new kit for FC Lakeside Under 12 Reds as a way to help the both the club and the team.”

Team Manager Simon Greenwood was present for the unveiling of the new Errea Kit on Sunday and commented “The new Kit looks great and we would like to thank RK Decorating for their Sponsorship!”

RK Decorating are an established firm providing quality interior and exterior services in Gloucestershire. They can be contacted on 07513 724762 or rpkight89@hotmail.com.



FC Lakeside Under 11’s secure Gloucestershire Futsal league

For the second year running FC Lakeside under 11’s won the Gloucestershire Futsal league. After finishing top of the table following weeks of playing very good sides such as Gloucester City, CTFC, Hucclecote Hawks and Quedgeley they took on a very good Cheltenham Town FC team in the final. In front of a large crowd they won a very competitive game 4-3 with both sides playing very attractive football and showing why both sides deserved to be in the final. Huge Congratulations to the players and Manager Liam Whelan.


Club Support for Bournside School

Saturday 23/07/2016

Tonight our prayers and thoughts go out to the pupils, family’s and teachers of Bournside school, Hatherley, Cheltenham.
An horrific bus crash in France today has left two of our local kids very poorly.
FC Lakeside have many players at this great school.
We send our whole hearted love out to all those affected by today’s accident.
Rob Griffiths
FC Lakeside

Under 14’s secure new sponsor deal from Andrews Property Group

FC Lakeside would like to thank Andrews Property Group for sponsoring our Under 14’s next season.
After winning the league last season this sets up our lads to keep the momentum going.
The official club Errea kit looks brilliant, well done to all involved and again thanks to Andrews Property Group.

14s 2

FC Lakeside Under 14’s



FC Lakeside are delighted that Steve Benbow will be managing our new Under 5 age group from next season. Steve joins the FC Lakeside management team having played for the club as a youngster before signing professional terms with Cheltenham Town. We are very fortunate as a club that we are able to cater for children as young as 4 (School Year Reception). Our Under 5’s sit as part of our Academy where we aim to provide children with an introduction to football. We play on Saturday mornings at The Pavilion from 10am and will be recommencing on the 3rd September. We are still looking for Coaches to help Steve so if you are interested please get in touch with Tim Stokes on tim.stokes@hotmail.co.uk. Welcome aboard Steve!!


Under 16’s team for next season.

FC Lakeside are holding a trial/training session for our Under 16’s team for next season.

Venue: The Pavillion, Hatherley.
Date: Next Monday 20th June
Time: 6:30 / 7:30pm (home in time for England’s game at 8)

All players welcome.

Any questions call
Rob Griffiths
Club Chairman
07814 708556