Football Focus Issue 75 - Page 68

Delaford Colts FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/FOOTYFOCUSMAG Delaford Colts FOOTBALL CLUB Back in 1980, three men with footballing sons were unhappy with the way football was being organised in Iver Village, at this point they formed Delaford Colts FC. Thirty seven years later the club has gone from strength to strength and continues to grow with the hard work and support from all Committee members past and present, children and parents. Our current Chairman has been involved in the club for 32 years and took over being chairman seventeen years ago after managing two teams himself. The most rewarding part of being involved in the club is seeing Children enjoying playing football in a safe and controlled environment. We have children from four years old training alongside our 11 teams that play at the weekends ranging from U7’s to Mens. All our Managers are at least level 1 qualified with safeguarding, First Aid & FA CRB; all our volunteers have a FA CRB & Safeguarding. The feeling in the club at the moment is very positive – everyone is looking towards the future of Delaford Colts; we have had a great start to the season throughout the club which reflects in the 68 Issue 75 attitudes of players and parents. Over the coming season we plan to do more Development Days where we have all age groups learning new and different approaches for children to bring to the pitch. We train from the age of four years old – Mini Colts, we have noticed it gives them a great bond as a team and is beneficial in their development. Our managers set up all their own training sessions, keeping it fresh and interesting every week, they are always happy to listen to parent feedback. All our age groups train within FP6RVf&VCF2V2FBFP