All fixtures now complete for 2023/24

Latest Results
Lge U12       
Lge U13      
Lge U15      

Training information
 Training at the recreation Ground now finished until August



Welcome to our club as we move into our 39th season

Our presentation day in May was a great success. We just had the one event this year and although 2 age groups could not make it due to other commitments, it was very well attended.
The club were very grateful to Matt Bloomfield, who came along to present the trophies, despite his club, Wycombe Wanderers, needing his services on the same Sunday at late notice.

Kirton Kestrels is a great, family friendly football club and we pride ourselves in the position of trust we have in coaching our children and young people. We try to place the emphasis on having fun especially with the younger age groups and our philosophy is that winning is not everything !

For 2024-25, Kirton Kestrels has 8 age groups, starting at Under-6 and continuing to Under-15 (but with NO Under-7, or Under-14).  The Under-8's, Under-9's and Under-10's are all fielding 2 teams for this season. Our Under-6's will just have free coaching for most of the season with training on a Saturday morning. A few friendly matches may be organised. All the other age groups will be playing in the Suffolk Youth Football League on a Saturday morning.

The club is affiliated to the Suffolk County F.A. The affiliation system changed last season so NO affiliation number will be issued in future. Our 'status' will be affiliated.

Kirton Kestrels is a FA 1* accredited football club (used to be FA Charter Standard) and all the club's coaches, managers and often their assistants, have been trained to the Level 1 standard (now called the Introduction to Youth Football), which involves many hours of online work. Everybody who may be involved with the players must undertake a DBS check, Safeguarding course and a basic first aid certification. We have our own Club Welfare Officer and are also following the FA RESPECT "code of conduct" for players, spectators and officials. The club constitution can be found here :  View our club constitution.

Our club HQ is the much envied sports pavilion on Kirton Recreation Ground, which was built in 2003 and received massive funding by the Football Foundation. Although owned by the Parish Council, Kirton Kestrels are the main user of the facility, and contributed significantly to the fundraising for the building.

Our Under-8s will play 5 a-side games with their home matches at  Kirton Recreation Ground. Due to lack of space, the Under-9 and Under-10 teams will play at Trimley St Martin CP School and they are now both playing 7 a-side mini-soccer. The Under-11 and the Under-12 team will play 9 a-side matches on Kirton Recreation Ground, sharing the junior pitch..

The club's  Under-13's and Under-15 sides play 11 a-side football, sharing the senior pitch at Kirton Recreation Ground.

All of our Saturday teams play in the Suffolk Youth Football League

Each age group (apart from the Under-6's who train on a Saturday) has 1 hour of training under the floodlights at the Kirton Recreation Ground during the week.The Under-15's will train at the Felixstowe Academy AWA on a Thursday with 2 other slots available for other age groups on the Thursday.  The Under-13's will use the Inspire Suffolk training area on a Thursday evening.

For the first time in 3 years, subscriptions have been increased :-
U7 - £40
U8 to U10 - £75
U11 to U15 - £80
£125 if 2 or more players from the same family

There is NO weekly fee.

An English F.A. Charter Standard Club