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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 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

standard charter

 

We became an FA Accredited Club in April 2021. 

Taunton Youth FC Community Trust Offers a pathway from age four through to eighteen with the potential to play non-league football. Details are here: Player Pathway

Programme Outline

FEES FOR THE 2021 / 22 SEASON

Pre-Season training will commence W/C Monday 2nd August. For the 2021 / 22 season. Details for each age group will be published via Teamer. Fees remain unchanged and will be as follows :

Juniors: Payment is termly and booked through the Juniors Web Site

Youth: All players register for the JPL

U11 - U16 Match Squad: £450 p.a.

U11 - U16 Training Squad: £200 p.a. with £5 match fee applicable for league matches / 3G friendlies.

Under 18's: £250 p.a. with £5 match fee applicable. 

Direct Debit

The cost is split over 10 monthly payments, payable at the beginning of each month commencing in August. This means the last payment will be made at the start of May 2022. Part of your club membership will require you to create a Direct Debit with the club. A schedule of payments will be outlined and you are covered by the Direct Debit guarantee. You will be informed of the payment schedule through our service provider - GoCardless. For the U18's and training squad members, any additional match fees will be scheduled for collection the week after the match. This also applies to any discipline invoices we receive from the Somerset FA. Another advantage of Direct Debit is any credits due can be paid back into your bank account  without us having to contact you for your bank details.

All members will pay the equivalent of two months Match Fee subs in August and September, total £90. An adjustment will then be made for those players who remain in the training squad.

Training squad member pays 2 x £45. Total £90.00. Remaining subs for the year are £110.00, divided over the remaining 8 months: £13.75 per month with the Direct Debit adjusted accordingly. 

This will give every player the opportunity to be selected for their age group match squad once league matches start. 

The only thing the parent has to do is to create the Direct Debit with GoCardless. We manage all payments for you - once again, you are covered by the Direct Debit guarantee. 

For club membership an active Direct Debit must be in place. 

CREATE YOUR DIRECT DEBIT

Non-profit

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. 

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.

Want to join?

Please see further information on the Joining the Club tab. The first part of the process is go to DASHBOARD - CLUB REGISTRATION. Please create a Parent Profile. If you have a FAN number, then please use that as your User Name, if not, iniitally please use FirstnameLastName as the format.  Once registered, you then log in and add your son / daughter's details which will then allow us to allocate them to an age group. Our player co-ordintator, Harry Sparkes will then be in touch to outline the next steps. Any questions prior to registration please email Harry on harry.sparkes@tauntontown.com

If you would like more information relating to football training for your child commencing from the age of four, please:

Email: juniors@tauntontown.com or go to the website: https://juniors.tauntontown.com

Joining the club

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 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, purchased 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.

Register as a parent, then log in and register your child as a player. Please use the guide below as an aid and register the age group for this season. The table below outlines which age goup to expect to be in for the 21 / 22 Season. 

Age Group Reference

Contacts

Team Questions: Any questions relating to coming for taster sessions please direct to Harry Sparkes: 07837 615602 / harry.sparkes@tauntontown.com.

Programme Organisation: Any questions relating to how the programme is organised please refer to...

Head of Football: Ian Thompson: 07719 903028 /  development@tauntontown.com

General Organisation: Any questions relating to  fixtures / match organisation / membership / how you can help and most importantly any Welfare or Safeguarding concerns (suspected abuse or bullying) please refer to...

Welfare & Admin: Neil White: 07977 915965 / neil.white@tauntontown.com

Covid-19 

If players are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 they will have to self isolate and not attend training unless a Covid-19 test is undertaken and there is a negative result.

Parents, please continue to observe social distancing.

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We are still recruiting for August pre-season training. Please see the JOINING THE CLUB tab for more information. Taunton Youth FC Community Trust now offers a pathway from the age of four to eighteen with the potential to play non-league football. For information on our player pathway: CLICK HERE.

Contact Details


Training Venues and Times

Training for the U16's is on a Monday and Wednesday.

Training for U11 - U15 is on a Tuesday and Thursday.

April - August training is on the Heron Drive grass pitches at Bridgwater and Taunton College. From September - March training is:

U16: Heathfield Community School

U11 - U15: Bishop Fox's.

The Juniors train on Bishosp Fox's Astro all year. 


Easy Funding

Easyfundraising

One of the ways in which you can help us financially is to register your support via Easyfundraising.

It’s a really simple way to raise money for Taunton Youth FC Community Trust through your everyday online shopping with retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S and it’s completely free!

Over £20million has already been raised for good causes in the UK by easyfundraising shoppers so please help us get our share!

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Match Days At The Cygnet

Half Time Raffle at Taunton Home Games

The main club  allows us to raise funds via the half time match day draw. This is only possible with the assistance of parents. Chris Grave: chris.grave@tauntontown.com will be the point of contact at the start of the season, however we will be seeking:

A parent to co-ordinate this moving forward (free entry to all home game) or an age group rep to co-ordinate with Chris to ensure the draw takes place. Any parent who provides assistance will get free entry. Please contact us if you would like to take on this role.

Player Free Entry

As soon as final Covid restrictions removed, all programme players will be entitled to free entry. Training / Travel Kit must be worn, otherwise an entry fee is due. The Youth Section has been given a 'privilege' in the allowance of free attendance at First Team matches. I must stress, only current members of the programme (match and training) are entitled to free entry.  Former programme participants, friends and family are not included.

Abuse of the main club’s generosity could put us in danger of losing the privilege which will mean our coaches and all U15/U16 and U18  players will have to pay if they wish to attend First Team games.  Also, U11 - U14 players will not be allowed to enter unaccompanied by an adult. 

When our players enter the ground, they are representing the Youth section and we expect behaviour to reflect as such. 

Discounted Season Tickets

As soon as final Covid restrictions are removed, adult discounted season tickets will available. This will be announced in due course.


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August Summer Holiday Football Camps in Taunton

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