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Starting my own youth football team – advice needed.

Discussion in 'The Football Stadium' started by _Jimlad_, 14 Oct 2009.

  1. _Jimlad_

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jun 2005

    Posts: 19,515

    Location: Southampton

    Hey chaps, i have started a youth football team on my local estate, i do a bit of youth work in the deprived area and decided a footy team would be good for some of the lads who are getting into trouble. I applied for funding and with a few generous donations from some nice chaps at the local church i have about 2k in a dedicated bank i just created.
    I think i have a pitch sorted, and the idea is just to train and play a friendly once or twice a month with other local teams.

    So i need a kit and bibs, can anyone who knows recommend a good place to get a kit and supplies?

    Also anyone know anything about insurance or any legal requirements i might need, but for now any recommended kit links would be grand
     
  2. Visionary

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 3,067

    Location: Newcastle

    I don't know anywhere decent to buy kits but you could do a supermarket bag pack to raise money for strips. As for bibs, maybe ask a couple of the local schools? If they've just bought new equipment there will be loads spare.

    Edit- just realised you've got 2 grand, maybe you won't need hand me downs. :p
     
  3. jakeke

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 8 Jan 2006

    Posts: 8,267

    Location: sheffield

    I'm going to do this in the next year or so, keep the thread updated and good luck!
     
  4. _Jimlad_

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jun 2005

    Posts: 19,515

    Location: Southampton

  5. nst68

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,398

    Location: Chelmsford

    KlubKits over in Fareham would be worth a shout, they've got everything you need to get started.

    I'm not sure you'll get much interest if you're only playing friendly matches once or twice a month.
    Nearly all the local teams will be in a league of some sort, so don't know how easy it would be to arrange friendly games.

    You could look at joining a 5-a-side league somewhere, means less people to get together and the pitches, referees etc are sorted out for you.
     
  6. Lead_Head

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,704

    Location: Nottm

    You'll need to be CRB checked which I presume you already have as you do a lot of youth work already.