Message from PJFC Chairman:
Firstly may I start by thanking you for another successful season at PJFC.
A truly successful season is not to be judged entirely on how many trophies we get or how many points we obtain but how much the kids enjoy playing football, yes it is great to win but to see so many children and young adults go out and enjoy themselves no matter what happens is what makes our club one of the best around
We must however acknowledge a few of the teams this season
Under 12 Girls not only won their league but also won the Cup so it was a double for them, a huge congratulations to Vicky and her team
Under 14 Girls won a hard fought Cup final on penalties, congratulations to Alan and his team
Under 18 Girls won their Cup final last weekend which is a great achievement in their final season together- congratulations to Graham and the team
Under 15 Girls reached their cup final but were narrowly beaten in the final, a great achievement however reaching the final
Both the Under 7 and 10 age groups reached the trophy event finals which took place at Poppleton, a great achievement by both
Under 13 Boys reached the Cup final just last Sunday but were unfortunately beaten in the final, still a great achievement reaching the final
Under 15 Tigers team also reached the Cup final Sunday but again lost out but as with the other age Groups reaching the final itself is a massive achievement by the team
Last but by no means least is the Boys Under 14 Panthers team who have had a really tough season this year but have continued to play to the best of their ability and no matter what they have gone out and played the game in the right manner, this has led to them been awarded the team sportsmanship of the year by the league.
The above is all fantastic and again a huge congratulations to all the teams mentioned, likewise well done to all our teams, you have all had a great season
I would like to add a special thank you to the exec committee who work tireless behind the scenes to make sure the club runs so smoothly, the amount of time each and every one of them give up is unbelievable and I cant speak highly enough about them all.
I look forward to hopefully seeing you all at the tournaments or beer festival which are all coming in June
Coming up at Poppleton Junior Football Club we are proud to be hosting, as well as playing in, the Ladies County Cup Semi-Final.
This promises to be a lively and entertaining fixture as the rivals battle it out on our home ground.
Sunday 18th March, at 2pm
Refreshments will be available
A Warm Welcome to our new parent representatives
Joining Deana Massey our existing Parent Rep we have 3 new members to the PJFC team who will deal with issues parents may have and bring them to the executive committees attention.
Please welcome Carl Britton, Jean-Paul Gordon and Bel Dowson and a big thanks from the club for taking on these roles !
Contact details for all Club Committee Members are on the People Page
Minor League Award Winners
At the York Minor League Presentation Night the U14 Tigers and Panthers received the Sportsmanship Award and Mel Walshaw received the Ken Bainbridge Award for services to the Minor League
We have a New Vice Secretary !
A warm welcome to Sam Dowson who is our New Vice Secretary. Sam will be mainly be looking after the U6 to U12 Boys on League Issues.
Contact details of all our volunteers who keep the club running are on our:
PJFC U12 Tigers Win Shield at Malton Tournament!
At the Brooklyn Pre-Season Football Tournament held at Malton Community Sports Centre on 3rd September the Poppleton Under 12 Tigers won the Shield in the Finals - Well Done Boys!
New portable goals for Poppleton JFC to boost grassroots football
Poppleton JFC has received a grant for new portable football goals in North Riding, thanks to the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme, which provides grants towards developing new or refurbished grassroots football facilities.
The grant has enabled Poppleton JFC to purchase new full-sized portable goals, to replace old, unsafe ones that were no longer fit for purpose. This will enable easier and faster cutting of the pitches by long-standing groundsman Jim Ferguson.
The club worked in partnership with North Riding FA to secure the £750 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme.
The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund is funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Government, via Sport England. It is delivered by the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity. Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has awarded around 15,000 grants worth more than £580m towards improving grassroots sport, which it has used to attract additional partnership funding of over £800m – over £1.4bn of investment into the grassroots game.
By providing more high-quality facilities, coupled with coaching at the appropriate age group, the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund aims to improve the experience for regular players as well as attracting new players to the game. Many of the new state-of-the-art facilities will serve to strengthen the connection between professional football clubs and their local communities, particularly in the most deprived areas of the country, through the professional clubs’ community trusts’ outreach work.
Paul Bunce, Chairman of Poppleton JFC, said: “This grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund has allowed us to purchase the first set of portable full-sized goals, to replace our older, unsafe goals. This will make life a little easier for our groundsman, and help to improve grassroots sport for our club.”
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “I am delighted that a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund has enabled Poppleton JFC to replace old goalposts. This development will provide a real boost to football in the local area.
“Since 2000, the Football Foundation has supported grassroots projects worth more than £1.4bn, investing into areas where the need is greatest and where it will
have the biggest impact in terms of getting more people playing football and a wide range of other sports.
“With this funding, provided by the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England, we are helping to improve community sports facilities across the country and thereby the playing experience of those who take part.”