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Welcome to Milborne St. Andrew Football Club. We are an affiliated member of the Dorset Football Association and an FA Charter Standard Club. We have both an Adult and Mini section.

We are very much a local community club which can only thrive on the involvement and enthusiasm of players, parents and other supporters of the club who want to and enjoy ‘getting involved’. We consider anyone actively associated with the club (playing or non-playing) to be a ‘member’ of our club. We hope you enjoy being part of a Community based, friendly and sociable organisation.

Our priorities are focussing on developing exercise, skills and most of all FUN for boys and girls of all ages and abilities whether at training or in Dorset FA League matches.

Being FA Chartered means we have achieved (and must sustain) defined FA standards for coaching, child welfare, administration, standards of conduct and sportsmanship. Ensuring the club provides an enjoyable experience and exhibits good sportsmanship is very important to us. We have a Code of Conduct for everyone associated with our club.

All that is left to say is enjoy your football and make the most of being part of Milborne St Andrew Football Club.
     

 

THE MILBORNE WAY - OUR APPROACH

Our aim is to ensure everyone who wants to take part can; whether training, playing matches, coaching, helping out and fundraising. We welcome boys and girls of mixed abilities to our club and do our very best to ensure they have a great time. Although we would like to be able to welcome children of other age groups, we are currently only able to cater for children from Reception through to year 6.

We celebrate every player and team’s achievements, whether that is as League Champions or County Cup winners, improving on the performances of the previous season or scoring the team’s first goal. They all matter.

Our coaches are made up of enthusiastic parents who volunteer their time. All of of our coaches have attained FA Coaching badges (at Level 1 and Level 2). The club will sponsor adults wishing to become coaches to attain their coaching badges. All you need is a donation of enthusiasm for the game and some time you can spare.

In addition to training and matches, we regularly try to run additional social events for players and parents. In 2012 we held an extremely successful Family Fun Day, raising over £1000 towards the development of the new mini soccer pitches which we officially opened later in the year. And again raised over £700 despite the weather at our 2013 Fun Day. Later in 2013 with the support of people from the local community who voted for us we won the Lloyds community grant of £3000.

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CLUB HISTORY

Milborne has a long and successful history at senior level within the Dorset League.

There has been an Adults team playing in Milborne since 1912 with the first youth match played the following year in 1913. In 2012 we celebrated 100 years of league football in the village with a centenary celebration where we were able to welcome back many generations of past players to reminisce with old video footage, photos and other memorabilia and to cheer on two teams of old-boys in a match.

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In 2002, we were successful in winning funding from The Football Foundation and were able to move to our current ground and superb clubhouse facilities at ‘The Sports Club Pavilion’, Lane End with additional development of the waste ground at the rear of the club. Malcolm Applin, our Groundsman has done a superb job at developing a playing surface that is literally fit for cup finals and in 2010 his was recognised for his efforts when he was awarded the BBC South’s local hero award and was invited to the BBC Sports personality of the year.

TRAINING, MATCHES AND FEES 

Training
We train on Wednesday evenings at the Sports Club during term time from 5pm.  Times vary depending upon which age group. For times and information please contact us.

At Milborne Sports our training sessions incorporate individual skills, team skills as well as strength, agility, flexibility and co-ordination.

An important fact to note is that 99.999% of children are not obviously the next David Beckham or Wayne Rooney. They may develop to be good footballers or sportspersons, but most develop gradually. We aim to nurture their enthusiasm for football as well as skills. However, patience is a virtue!

Our aim is to provide the best possible enjoyable training experience for all members of the club.

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Matches
League matches for our Mini Soccer teams are on Sundays. Details and fixture lists will be provided by the Team Manager.

The Clubs’ reputation is built on the behaviour of both players and supporters on match days. Please help to keep our reputation as a fair and sportsmanlike club.

Fees
Fees Fees are based on an annual amount of £90, which can be broken down into monthly standing orders to make them more affordable if you wish.
KIT 
Milborne St. Andrew has a range of training equipment to help make training varied and stimulating. As funds provide we will always seek to invest more into equipment and club facilities for the benefit of all our members and players.

We have been extremely fortunate as to secure sponsorship for our kit from DCM Tyres Blandford & Shaftesbury.

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For training and matches, players are expected to wear shin pads at all times along with appropriate footwear for the conditions and remember to wrap up warm with hats and gloves on cold winter evenings.

Players should also bring their own drinks for training.

FUNDRAISING

We are a voluntary organisation. We have to cover the significant costs of the facilities, ground maintenance, team registration, kit and equipment.

All money we raise (or secure through grants) is ploughed back into the club for the benefit of the members (including better equipment and facilities).

Fundraising is a lifeline for local clubs like Milborne St Andrew FC. A substantial amount of money is raised each year through various fund raising events.

We have been very successful and grateful in securing funding from the FA (via the Football Foundation) who have been extremely supportive of developments at the club.

Additionally we are very grateful for local business sponsorship and donations (DCM Tyres, Milborne Properties & The Milborne Business Centre).

However, the reality is that fundraising, whilst vitally important in no way covers the running costs of the club. We are therefore reliant on each playing member paying training and registration fees. Your support in ensuring prompt payment of these really helps us keep the club on a financial even keel.

If you have ideas for fundraising and / or would like to get involved in helping or running an initiative, please let us know.

Nicola Malone
Club Secretary
Milborne St Andrew FC Youth (Mini's Section)

Email: milbornestandrewfcyouth@gmail.com
Contact Telephone:
07788 217579