Adopt a Club

Supporting clubs to run more effectively

Is your club well run? 

Could other clubs benefit from working with you, sharing good practice and offering support & advice?

Our new Adopt a Club initiative aims to help clubs create links and partnerships that will support their clubs to run more effectively. 

Through shared experience and a helping hand, your involvement could make the vital difference that puts a new or existing club or committee on the path to becoming sustainable. 

This could be through; sharing resources, provision of best practice or recruitment of players - all of which could benefit both clubs progression whilst also helping to improve standards of grassroots football.

As an incentive, we’re offering £150 in Discount Football Kits vouchers to all clubs (£75 per club) who work together successfully across the season and formalise their partnership by signing an Service Level Agreement approved by Berks & Bucks FA.

Sound interesting? 

The Adopt a Club scheme is open to all clubs affiliated to Berks & Bucks FA.

To find out how you can get involved, please get in touch with our Club and League Development Officer, Lisa Welling via the details provided above.

Get in Touch

By Phone: 01235 558450

By Email:
Development@Berks-BucksFA.com

Hear from Partner Clubs in the 'Adopt a Club' Scheme

"The three clubs (Moretonville JFC, Buckingham Athletic and Buckingham United) meet on a monthly basis as part of the 'Adopt a Club' initiative. This has allowed us to achieve some quick wins, such as sharing training and pitch facilities, as well as looking at longer term benefits for us all. We are now planning a Charity Match, ways to support the youth to adult player transition as well as investigating ways in which we can improve pitch maintenance across all of our venues. These seem like obvious steps to take however the initiative has given us the framework, with support from the FA, in which to do so."

- Michael Turner, Chairman, Moretonville Juniors FC
12.02.2019

"Burnham FC approached Burnham Juniors earlier this season and asked if they would like to be our Buddy Club in the County FA's 'Adopt a Club' scheme, the relationship between the two clubs has been hit and miss over the last few years, but it looks like we are now all on the same page, which is great because there are benefits for both clubs. We offered our clubhouse for any Burnham Junior meetings and get togethers and also said one of their teams can come and play and enjoy our stadium at least once a month. As the senior club its great to now have a pathway from the juniors at under 7s all the way to our under 18s and hopefully the first team at Burnham FC, I have worked hard to get this right and we at BFC are excited that we are now Buddys again!"

- Gary Reeves, Club Secretary, Burnham FC
19.01.2019