FC Lakeside are pleased to announce the appointment of the new first team manager, Simon Greenwood. Simon has been given the job following on from successful caretaker manager Lee Yeates.
FC Lakeside are very grateful to Lee for his help and securing promotion to the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League and completing the double with senior cup success.
Simon, a past player for Lee and current youth team manager understands the club philosophy and high standards we try to work to. His knowledge of the current group of players is essential. Simon has experience of managing men’s football locally in the Cheltenham league and he is looking forward to the challenge lying ahead at a higher level of which he also played.

We wish Simon and all the squad the very best for next season.
The habit of being successful is hard to lose and we are confident that with Simon and this current group of players,FC Lakeside can keep moving forward and progress steadily but surely.
Good Luck Simon.


Simon Greenwood


FC Lakeside Men’s 1st team are pushing for the league and cup double as they prepare for the Senior Charity Cup Final to be played at Whaddon Road on May 4th, 7pm Kick Off. Caretaker Manager Lee Yeates in his last game in charge will be looking to go out in style. Come along and support Lee and all the lads.

FC Lakeside are in the Senior Charity Cup semi-final

On Thursday 24th March our men’s team will be taking on Andoversford in the Senior Charity Cup Semi Final

Kick Off is at 7.00pm and is taking place at Bishops Cleeve Football Club.

For anyone who would like to attend the address is:

Bishops Cleeve Football Club
Kayte Lane
Bishops Cleeve
GL52 3PD

Good luck and lets hope we see you in the final.


With our first team now settled and riding high in the Cheltenham Mens League Div one, they are looking at gaining promotion to the Northern Senior League.

We are currently benefiting from the experience of team manager Mr Lee Yeates guiding the lads to a successful finish to the season.
Unfortunately for the club, Lee has made it clear he cannot commit to next season and we respect that.

Therefore we are now looking to start the interview process for his successor.

FC Lakeside has learnt very quickly that a certain criteria has to come with the successful replacement.

A few points to note:

1: Northern senior league management experience preferred, however not completely essential if the right candidate still proves to be the right person for the role.

2. We are looking at appointing a management team, ie, Manager/coach, team admin and team linesman, team physio if possible.

3. A serious commitment to work constantly with communication of the FC Lakeside reserve team and club in general.

There are other areas of detail to discuss during the interview.

FC Lakeside is a well run voluntary organisation with a successful children s academy and youth football section. Players can start as young as five years old and play right through to our two Men’s football teams.

We are a friendly ambitious and exciting club going forward steadily but surely.

To end please apply through the correct channels as stated above. We are keen to complete the recruitment before the end of March or early April.

very kind regards to all and we look forward to receiving some keen responses,

Rob Griffiths
FC Lakeside
Club Chairman

Please contact our club if your interested in applying for an interview.
Contact details:
Club Secretary Mr Andy Hince 07966 567567
Club Chairman Mr Rob Griffiths 07814 708556
Men’s Section Coordinator Mr Carl Williams 07584 094394


FC Lakeside are in the process of forming next seasons under 5 age group (School Year Reception). The Under 5’s sit as part of our Academy and play at the Pavilion, Arle Court on Saturday mornings. We are looking for coaches who are willing to lead this age group from September. A great opportunity for a team of coaches to join our ever growing and ambitious football club. Please contact Tim Stokes on for further information and an initial conversation.



The FC Lakeside Football Festival for 2016 will take place on the weekend of the 7th and 8th of May. The Festival is open to the following age groups, U7’s, U8’s, U9’s, U10’s, U11’s and Under 12’s. Please note our Under 9’s section is now full and we are no longer receiving applications.

The event location is Dowty Sports and Social Club, Down Hatherley Lane, Gloucester, GL2 9QH.

For any team wishing to participate please complete the application form (link below) and send with payment to Applications must be returned by 31st March (first come first served basis).


Tournament Pic


Christmas Party Date Announced

The 2015 FC Lakeside Christmas Party will be on the evening of Sunday 20th December at Dowty Sports and Social Club. The event will include our annual Christmas raffle draw so please contact a club representative for raffle tickets. All families welcome.



We are very pleased to announce a new appointment for our club.
The Men’s Section now have a new Director of football.
Mr Carl Williams joins our ambitious team of Managers, coaches and club officials to lead us forward.
Carl will oversee all matters within the Men’s Section and ensure communication and compatibility for the whole group is stabilised.
We expect our First Team and Reserves to progress to a high standard and with the outstanding U18 team hot on their heels, the future of men’s football for FC Lakeside looks very promising indeed.
Carl has great credentials and knowledge of all local football. He has gained a very high standard at referee level and has officiated at professional level.
We are proud to have him on board, Welcome Carl and good luck to all.
Carl Williams


FC Lakeside are delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Simmons as Men’s Reserves Manager! Mike joins with an experienced background playing for the likes of Bishops Cleeve, Woodmancote and through the Cheltenham and Northern Senior Leagues before taking a break following the birth of his son. He recently returned back into the game playing and managing AFC Cheltenham for 5 years, two seasons in the old Cheltenham Sunday League and three years in the Gloucester Sunday League. In his first season in the Glos League AFC Cheltenham secured promotion with Simmons securing Secretary of the year.
Simmons will be bringing in a strong backroom unit with Andy Puddy coming in to support. Dave Simmons also joins the coaching unit who is a young and talented coach.
Simmons will work in conjunction with the first team and Under 18’s to continue the success of recent years. He is delighted to join the club and can’t wait to get started!!

“Big 40 Dinner Update”

FInal picWe only have a small number of tickets remaining for our 40th Dinner celebration on the 27th November at Manor by the Lake. As we first thought the tickets have sold quickly with headline acts including The Chipshop Boys and TV personality Darren Farley. We
will not be reserving or holding any further tickets and any unsold tickets will only be released on receipt of cash or cheque (made payable to FC Lakeside) handed to Rob Griffiths ( or Tim Stokes ( If you have confirmed you would like to purchase tickets then please arrange to make payment ASAP. We can confirm we are now opening up any unsold tickets to friends outside the club and they will be sold on a first come first served basis. This is a one off event that will be one to remember for a very, very long time. Please do not miss out. HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY FC LAKESIDE!

Darren pic 1

Darren Farley

Cotswold Pictures

The Chip Shop Boys