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 aged 4-18 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, The charity number is 1181212.
Taunton Youth FC Community Trust was awarded The FA Standard Charter in April 2020
We became an FA Accredited Club in April 2021.
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.
Taunton Youth Players play in the Junior Premier League (JPL). The Junior Premier League is a player development focused league, driving innovation and ensuring every player has a premier experience. The League is designed to provide competitive opportunities for development and advancement in youth football.
2023 – 24 SEASON
Pre-season training has now started– anticipate the first JPL fixtures Saturday 9th September.
Programme subscriptions for the year as follows:
Match Squad £550
Training Squad £250 (one training session) £300 (two trainnig sessions.
Payable monthly via Direct Debit.
The programme runs from mid- August to mid- May and as a Community Trust we endeavour to make payments easier for parents by splitting them over a 10 month period. A no-notice grace period is offered up to 30th September where only fees for two months will be due. However post this date, two months notice and fees are required to be paid unless there are special circumstances.
Playing in the JPL does require commitment, playing on Saturday mornings can involve travel down to Torquay or to Cheltenham, Bristol and Bath.
The Juniors section of Taunton Youth FC Community Trust is a Football Development Centre in Taunton. The Juniors is run in line with the Football Associations four corner model. We are passionate and committed to providing the best experience and environment for the young players to flourish. Head of Football, Gary Green runs the Juniors together with coaches who run teams who play in the Junior Premier League. Coaches are assisted by members of our U18 Squad who are conducting their coaching qualifications with a view to developing their involvement in football beyond School and College.
Holiday sessions for 5 year olds to 13 year olds run at half term and in the holidays. For players from U6 to U11 there are training sessions run on a Monday night at Bishop Fox’s School during normal term time with advanced JPL training for U11 & U12 onwards avaiilable on our weekday training nights. . If your child is looking to develop their football skills in a fun and all-inclusive way, please check out the booking portal: https://courses.tauntontown.com
For more advanced training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining a club is veru much a trial for young players to see if they like the organisation and structure and are going to enjoy their football.
Details in relation to what is required regarding joining the club is provided here. how the club works is contained in our welcome pack. All players are expected to attend training in training kit which consists of Yellow Top, Claret Shorts and Claret Socks, pur.chased from Somerset County Sports. For U11 - U16,Players selected for the Match Squad are also required to purchase a Claret Match Top with player number.
PLAYERS NEED TO BE HAPPY
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.
During the season we do not charge for players to get a taste of what we are about and they can come in any appropriate football kit with boots (Astro boots if at Bishops Fox's or Heathfield) moulds if on the grass or on the Castle 3G. Please note metal studded boots are not allowed on the 3G surfaces we play on.
The process throughout the season is the same as at the start. Parents please go to DASHBOARD - CLUB REGISTRATION. Then send an email to email@example.com stating the name of your child and the age group you are interested them playing in.
At TYFCCT Juniors we are passionate about increased participation, and allowing ALL children to enjoy the beautiful game!
The Juniors section of Taunton Youth FC Community Trust is a Football Development Centre in Taunton. The Juniors is run in line with the Football Associations four corner model. We have range of experienced coaches, all passionate and committed to providing the best experience and environment for the young players to flourish. Head of Football, Ian Thompson, who holds the UEFA 'A' License badge manages the Juniors, and we have four coaches holding their UEFA 'B' License.
We encourage the players to develop their individual skills and focus on keeping possession of the ball; whilst embracing mistakes made when they attempt to do so. ALL players are encouraged to improve their techniques, skills and game understanding in a programme of age appropriate coaching.
Youth development is a very individual thing; where some players take in information quickly and are able to translate this into practice, others need more time. We realise the need to show patience to ALL players wherever they are in their development - it's a long process.
A fun learning environment created by players, coaches and parents is central to what we do. We encourage them to be the best they can be and express themselves. Ball mastery is a huge part of their growth as a footballer, being comfortable with a ball at their feet is crucial and we spend a lot of time mastering skills and ball control. We minimise the fear factor and allow players to feel confident and relaxed at all times - we believe this has a massive part to play in them realising their potential.
Please go to our courses page to book: courses.tauntontown.com
ITEMS: Sky blue t-shirt, claret shorts and socks, with a claret zip up top and navy blue raincoat. All come with the Taunton Town badge and player initials are optional.
You can purchase in store at Somerset County Sports.
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 9am - 5pm
SATURDAY: 9am - 4pm
Bank Holidays: CLOSED
Somerset County Sports,
The Cooper Associates County Ground,
St James Street,
Somerset TA1 1JT
PURCHASE ONLINE HERE: SOMERET COUNTY SPORTS
61 East Reach Taunton TA1 3EZ
Tel: 01823 337181
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The Cooper Associates County Ground, St Jame's Street Taunton TA1 1JT
Tel: 01823 337597
Taunton Youth's new kit supplier is Somerset County Sports. All kit available will be the same as held by Tony Pryce Sports apart from the training tops. These will now be yellow. This can serve as an ‘away’ kit when we have a colour clash with an opposing team. Please note, it isn’t compulsory for existing players to buy the new yellow tops.
Somerset County Sports,
The Cooper Associates County Ground,
St James Street,
Tel: 01823 337597
Mon – Fri – 9am-5pm
Sat – 9am – 4pm
Sun – 10am-2pm
Times may change due to Somerset CCC fixtures
Please note, the car park is Pay and Display. 15 minutes are free. SCS will refund tickets for purchases of £10 and over.
15 North Street Taunton TA1 1LJ
Tel: 01823 288029
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Football Coaching For 5-13 Years at Bishop Fox's Schoool
Our Football Courses are delivered by experienced, qualified and highly trained coaching staff.
Great fun, improve your playing skills learn games strategies. Football boots, Trainers, long socks and shin pads required. Dont' forget wet weather gear, a packed lunch and plenty of fluids.
To book on a course:
Juniors training happens on a Monday evening. Management of the Monday sessions will be as follows:
Under 6 - Under 11 Mixed: Please book for both boys and girls.
U12 - U13 Girls: Training available on a Monday evening
Advanced U11's onwards: Training available through our JPL programme. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details, otherwise book here:
Youth Admin: Chris Stilton 07823 550333 / email@example.com
Juniors Admin: Mike Woodward-Bennett 07476 481515 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Coach: Gary Green 07584 677420 / email@example.com
Welfare: Neil White 07977 915965 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Pleae find a link to the training times below:
2023 - 2024 Season Training Times
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