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.

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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 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


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