How do I play for FC Battersea?
Where is your home ground?
FC Battersea plays at the Falcon Park 3G pitch and Battersea Park Millennium Arena (BPMA)
What about midweek training?
We train at Falcon Park 3G plus the AWP and BPMA venues – both in Battersea Park. Each venue is floodlit. Twice weekly training is mandatory.
What youth league do you play in?
We play in the Tandridge Sunday Youth Football League. For away games we will arrange for coach travel for the team. Typically, the Tandridge clubs play in Croydon and North Kent Areas
What colours do you play in?
The Club plays in orange/black/orange. This is in honour of the great Dutch team of 1974 that brought Total Football to the world stage.
How much are club fees?
Email for member fees paid by monthly standing order. The fee includes: venue hire, coaches payment, NIKE kit, refs, insurances, league and FA affiliation and sundry match days costs. If necessary, we have bursaries available at low cost upon request. No child will be stopped from playing for the Club due to affordability issues.
How is the Club funded?
We receive generous support from our Club sponsors. This is supplemented by member fees and occasional donations.
Are you FA affiliated?
Yes, we are affiliated to the London FA. We adhere to FA welfare and safeguarding polices. All Club officers and coaches are DBS checked. Our coaches also carry relevant First Aid qualifications. For full policy statements on welfare and the like please e-mail the club at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you make a profit?
No, the club is a ‘not for profit’ entity and registered at Companies House ref 11778144 (ie, ltd by guarantee). The Club officers are all volunteers.
What else do you offer?
To develop rounded players, we mentor them in: team tactics, mindset, S&C drills, leadership and nutrition plus life skills. Coaching runs to a set cycle to develop our football philosophy across all age groups. Where required, we will liaise with a player’s school to confirm their focus on learning. We have relationships with senior pro and semi-pro clubs, universities and the like to offer ‘life choices’ to our players once they finish playing with us at U18s. FCB is a true ‘football family’ with a diverse membership base that all enjoy being part of the Club. We also hold football camps for local kids during school holidays and host tournaments with other clubs taking part. FCB is part of the local community and proud to put Battersea on the UK ‘grassroots map’.