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 tim.stokes@hotmail.co.uk 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 gerstokes77@gmail.com. Applications must be returned by 31st March (first come first served basis).


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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 (rob.fclakeside@live.co.uk) or Tim Stokes (tim.stokes@hotmail.co.uk). 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!

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Darren Farley

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The Chip Shop Boys

Under 15’s currently recruiting new players!

FC Lakeside are actively seeking new players to bolster their Under 15 squad.
They play in the Cheltenham Youth League and the home fixtures are played at Dowty Sports Club.
FC Lakeside are willing to give Year 10 lads wishing to play football, the opportunity to train with the incentive of signing on for the squad. The popular club also travel to Holland on tour next Easter and U15 players will be given the chance to experience a great football trip, played at some amazing facilities hosted by VV Oude Maas, nr Rotterdam.
Those interested can contact the club on 07814 708556 or message the FC Lakeside Facebook page.
Also email rob.fclakeside@live.co.uk for further information.

Mens Reserves – BREAKING NEWS

“Breaking News”

It is with sadness to inform you, that for reasons outside of club control, our Men’s Reserve Team Manager, Trevor Jones has resigned. Trevor has been with us for 12 years and has managed at both Youth and Men’s level. We thank Trevor and his Wife Lorraine for all the hard work, time and effort they have given to FC Lakeside.
We wish them well for the future.

FC Lakeside wish to announce that the team will continue and a replacement manager will be in place ASAP. With no fixture this coming weekend, we do have some time to find a successor.

Position available, new Manager for our Reserve Team, please apply within ASAP. More information is at hand from our club officials.

Note to: Reserve team squad.
Please attend a club/squad meeting on Wednesday night this week. 7:30 pm The Norwood Arms​
More details of the future for this team will be announced then.

Kind regards to all
Rob Griffiths
Club Chairman
(07814 708556)


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FC Lakeside are proud to announce that Darren Farley will be joining us as Guest Speaker for our upcoming 40th Anniversary Dinner.

Darren Farley is now firmly established as the no.1 football impressionist in the UK. Labelled the voice of football, for his hilarious impressions of the biggest names in the game; Darren has amassed more than 20 million hits online and has gained a loyal following on his YouTube channel The Darren Farley show

Darren shot to fame when a video of him went viral on the internet. The video had millions of hits in just a few days and suddenly Darren was thrown into the spotlight. TV and radio stations contacted him and overnight his life changed. Since then he has been a regular on some of the biggest football TV and radio shows in the UK such as Soccer am, Football focus, Question of sport, Sky sports, BBC match of the day, Talksport, Radio 1 and many more. He has been head hunted by major brands such as Adidas, Pepperami, Ronseal and Liverpool football club to star in online video and national radio campaigns due to his large fan base.
Darren is currently starring as the Face of Coral Bookmakers in their ongoing TV commercial campaigns.

We are also delighted that the Chip Shop Boys will be entertaining us for what will be a memorable evening for the Football Club.

We look forward to welcoming Darren and the Chip Shop Boys to our event on the 27th November. Tickets are priced at £45 per person and can be purchased from Rob Griffiths rob.fclakeside@live.co.uk.