Junior Premier League
General Information
  • Staged Return to Training
  • Programme Fees
  • TYFC Community Trust

Return to training

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN FOR ALL AGE GROUPS REGARDING OPEN SESSIONS. 

If you are interested in your child training and playing at Taunton Youth FC please go to https://train.tauntontown.com

Current club members DO NOT have to re-apply. 

U11 SQUAD

We have an open invitation for any player who is interested in being part of the 20 / 21 Season U11 Match and Training squad and the first session will be at The Wyvern Club at 11:00 on Saturday 11 July. The session will run for 90 minutes.  We would like to give special thanks to Taunton St Andrews Cricket Club for allowing us to use their facilities.

Because of the current health risks, we have conducted a 'risk assessment' and that is available for all parents to download. Age group manager's will be in contact once we feel it is safe an appropriate to do so, in the meantime, outlined below are guidelines for everyone to follow:

U12 - U16 RECOMMENCEMENT

Please note - Saturday 1st August is the day the programme will recommence.  The venues and times for each age group will be determined over the next few weeks.  The age group managers will be in touch to confirm time and location. 

Contact email addresses are below:

U11 Chris Grave:  u11@tauntontown.com
U12 Dean Yarde: u12@tauntontown.com
U13 Damien Brunt: u13@tauntontown.com
U14 Krzysztof Byrszel: u14@tauntontown.com
U15 Gary Green: u15@tauntontown.com
U16 Paul West: u16@tauntontown.com

Taunton Youth FC Community  Trust will at all times ensure Government and The FA’s guidance is followed. This permits football training or fitness activities in groups of no more than six (with each group including a coach), keeping two metres apart at all times. Physical contact with anyone outside your household is not permitted. Therefore, playing of any games (small-sided or full) is also not permitted at this time.

ATTENDING THE TRAINING SESSION

  • Players must maintain good hygiene, hand washing and social distancing.
  • Players are likely to struggle to maintain social distancing. Please continue to do your best to help your child recognise what two metres looks and feels like.
  • In line with Government guidance on travel, the player should travel with an adult from the family to the venue. There must be no car-sharing with anyone outside a household unless allowable under government regulations (which may change from time to time).
  • Players must arrive changed and ready to exercise.
  • Please arrive shortly before the session starts and leave when it finishes. You can watch from your car, or a safe distance away from the group and everyone else.
  • Self checks should be done before each training session to ensure players have no symptoms and there is reduced chance of others being affected.
  • Access to a toilet will most likely not be available, so please ensure your child uses the facilities prior to training.
  • When the activity is finished, children should take the earliest opportunity to wash their hands or use a hand sanitiser.

Please only support their return to football activity when the player feels confident to do so and you feel the activity is safe and right for them. If you choose for your child to take part, the club will assume consent for participation and self checks have been conducted to protect other players.  If in doubt, DO NOT ATTEND TRAINING.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Taunton Youth FC Community Trust will arrange a drop-off and pick-up system that avoids parents congregating and also implement a clearly signposted ‘one-way’ system into and out of the training facility. Please remain at a distance of 2m or greater from other parents.

 

THE TRAINING SESSION

  • Players will be briefed not to touch equipment e.g. cones and footballs. The focus should be on kicking the ball and limiting any touching of the ball with hands. Please help your child to understand this before they attend any sessions. Goalkeepers wearing gloves are excluded from this limitation.
  • If your child needs to sneeze or cough, encourage them to do so into a tissue or upper sleeve and advise them to avoid touching their face. Sneezing can be attributed to hayfever, however, anyone coughing will be asked to leave the session.
  • Disinfectant wipes will be available for the session with the frequent wiping of the ball
  • Ensure your child takes their own water bottle and their own hand sanitiser, both clearly marked with their name. They must not share these with anyone else.
  • Bibs will be used and will be washed between every session and not shared at any point during a session.

If your child gets injured, a member of their household can aid them but others will still need to socially distance unless a life or limb-threatening injury necessitates breaking guidelines to provide emergency care.

FIRST AID

Should a serious injury occur, Taunton Youth FC has ensured appropriate PPE will be available to the nominated First Aider to protect themselves and others if they need to break social-distancing guidelines to provide medical assistance.

 

IMPORTANT

  • Anyone who is deemed vulnerable in respect of Covid-19 is reminded to follow the Government’s guidance. If a player shares a household with a vulnerable person, DO NOT ATTEND TRAINING. 
  • If you or your child are showing symptoms of the virus or have been in contact with someone displaying symptoms within a two weeks period prior to training, DO NOT ATTEND TRAINING.  

Isolate until an NHS practitioner advises you that you no longer need to do so.

  • If you are in doubt, or you’re not comfortable about your child(ren) returning to football activities,  DO NOT ATTEND TRAINING.

A document can be downloaded here for reference.

Programme Fees

FEES FOR THE 2020 / 21 SEASON

For the 2020 / 21 season fees remain unchanged and will be £450 for match squad players and £200 for the training group.  

The cost is split over 10 monthly payments, payable on the first day of each month commencing in August. This means the last payment will be made 1 May 2020.

When setting up your payment please use the following ref:  Age group - Surname - Initial, e.g. U15-Smith-J

The account to pay into is as follows:

    Account name: Taunton Youth FC Community Trust
    Account number: 15146685
    Sort code: 60-05-06

It is important here to remind everyone that the trust is a not for profit organisation.  We will keep revenue under constant review, and if at any point in the future we build a surplus this will be reinvested in the programme or used to lower the fees again.  As a charity, our annual accounts have to be published meaning that there will always be transparency. 

For new joiners we do offer a cooling off period so that players have the opportunity to work with the coaches. If a player decides they want to leave, as long as notice is given prior to the 30th September, there is no penalty. However, once you have committed to the programme and you or your child decides to leave after the 30th September, then two months advance notice is required. This means, for example, if your son/daughter wishes to finish at the end of March, you will need to give us notice in writing or email by the end of January. You will then be required to pay all fees due up to the end of March.

Player Injury

If a player has a long term injury, then monthly payments are still due, however an assessment will be made at the end of the season and dispensation given if a large amount of play / training has been missed. ie. Player breaks a leg and is off for eight weeks, April's and May's payment will not be required.

TYFC Community Trust

The purpose of Taunton Youth FC Community Trust is to advance amateur sport and promote community participation in healthy recreation through the provision of sports coaching and access to facilities for football players in school years 6-11 who live in and around Taunton.

Any child of qualifying age, regardless of footballing ability, is welcome to come and train with us (subject to club capacity).

The programme was granted Charitable Status in January 2019, We are therefore officially Taunton Youth FC Community Trust. The charity number is 1181212.

Taunton Youth FC Community Trust was awarded The FA Standard Charter in April 2020

standard charter

If you are interested in finding out more information relating to the Taunton Youth programme, please contact

Neil White E: youth@tauntontown.com or M: 07977 915965

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It is with regret that we have decided to suspend all football activity (training and matches) has been suspended. We will, of course, keep the situation under review and issue our own updates as developments permit. In the interim, we ask that you continue with payments through March, April and May - as it will make reconciliation and potential refunds much easier to administer in due course. The Trustees will continue to meet (virtually if necessary) to help monitor the situation. We are committed to keeping the Club going once this situation is behind us and appreciate your support and understanding. Finally, if anyone is unwell, isolated or unable to care for themselves or their loved ones during these uncertain times, please let us know. We have volunteers in the Club who would be happy to provide assistance if this is needed.

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Training Venues and Times

Please check the calendar page for details for training venues and times for the 2019-20 season. There are also links provided to each of the teamer calendars so you can import into your phone or PC calendar.


CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)

In the Summer, players from the Taunton Town Community Trust  were amongst almost 100 young people who attended a free health check session in Taunton in memory of Taunton man Gary Edwards who died suddenly, aged just 28 in 2015 and only weeks before he was due to get married. Gary tragically died from a previously undiagnosed heart condition.

Across the UK, more than 12 young people a week die of heart conditions and of these, around 80% are previously undiagnosed. This screening of young people can save lives and Gary’s parents are aiming to raise £5000 every year so that at least 100 young people can be screened locally.

Of the 95 people, aged 14 to 35, who took part in the tests for heart defects last weekend, 91 were given the all-clear, with four being referred for further investigation and any necessary treatment.

Gary's dad Terry has a long association with the Taunton Town Football Club, having played in excess of 500 games in the 1st team and reserves.

The check-ups by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), were paid for from a memorial fund set up in Gary's memory, by his mum Hilary Edwards. Her aim is to raise awareness and funds so that other young people can be screened to help prevent young sudden cardiac deaths.


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