Under 15’s Reach County Cup Final

FC Lakeside Under 15’s have reached the County Cup Final for a 2nd time winning on penalties against Avon Athletic 5-4. A tremendous achievement from all the players who are currently on track for the treble! The final is scheduled to be played on the 23rd March against Stoke Lane Athletic.

Recruitment Drive – Under 5’s

FC Lakeside Academy are currently recruiting Coaches to manage our Under 5 Age Group for the current season (2013/14) and to continue with the age group into the Under 6’s next season. We are also looking to establish our coaching team for the Under 5’s for next season (2014/15). Training will be on Saturday mornings at The Pavilion in Hatherley Lane. All coaches will be DBS (CRB) checked and have the opportunity to complete the FA Level One Coaching course. Should you know anyone who may be interested in these roles please contact Tim Stokes on tim.stokes@hotmail.co.uk.

FC Lakeside Easter Tour

As many of you will know and indeed a lot of you are involved, FC Lakeside are currently piecing together our Easter visit to Holland. Our friends Oude Maas are also working hard at the moment to put on a great weekend together for us as usual. This football experience is very special to FC Lakeside and Oude Maas and a lot of time and effort go into our tour to make certain your son/daughter have an amazing football tour at quite simply some of the best facilities in Europe.

The point of this post, is to highlight that unfortunately we are 6/7 players down on our normal numbers. FC Lakeside would like to ask you as managers/coaches and parents to please think about any players who may not be directly involved with our club but would like to benefit from this great trip. Maybe school friends of your son/daughter or cousins etc.

To add to this, we can also now ask if we have any FC Lakeside U11’s who would like the chance to go. This will not stop them from being involved next year.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Our tour is very important to FC Lakeside.

Rob Griffiths

Annual Tournament

The FC Lakeside Annual Tournament is to be held on 10th May (Under 7’s, 8’s and 9’s) and 11th May (Under 10’s and 11’s). Further details to follow.

Tim Lane to Run London Marathon

FC Lakeside Tim LaneAs it is a New Year most people think about dieting, getting fit and in general just trying to get their body back in shape ready for he next Christmas binge.

One of our coaches has decided to take this a bit further than most would normally. I am glad to present to you Mr Tim Lane who is a coach of the under 7’s whites. He has decided to take on the challenge of the London Marathon this year. He has already started training, but the festive period certainly hasn’t helped him and taken its toll. Therefore, he is going to need as much support as possible from all of us.

Below is a link to the Virgin Money Sponsorship site for Tim and he would love all of you to give what ever you can however big or small to his chosen charity Diabetes UK it all helps


From all of us at FC Lakeside good luck!

ADSA Bag Pack

FC Lakeside Under 10’s held a fund raiser “Bag Pack” at ASDA Cheltenham.

View details here

Coach Required

FC Lakeside are currently seeking to appoint a Coach to manage and lead our Under 5 Age Group within the Academy. If anyone is interested in taking on this role then please contact Tim Stokes on tim.stokes@hotmail.co.uk