Club AGM is Wednesday June 12th in the pavilion starting at 7.30pm

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NO training at Kirton Rec until August for U9 and above


Welcome to our club as we move into our 33rd season

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 2018-19, Kirton Kestrels has 8 age groups, starting at Under-6 and continuing to Under-16 (but with NO Under-12, Under-14 or Under-15). Our Under-6's will just have free coaching for most of the season. A few friendly matches might also be organised.  All the other age groups will be playing in the Suffolk Youth Football League (the Under-7's playing in the Under-8 league).

The club is affiliated to the Suffolk County F.A. and our affiliation number for this season is U-SUF1194.

Kirton Kestrels is a Charter Standard football club and all the club's coaches, managers and often their assistants, have been trained to the Level 1 standard, which involves several days of courses. Everybody who may be involved with the players will also undertake a CRB check.  We have our own Club Welfare Officer and are also following the FA RESPECT "code of conduct" for players, spectators and officials. View our club constitution.

Our club HQ is the magnificent 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 team will play 9 a-side matches on Kirton Recreation Ground, sharing the pitch with the Under-13s, who will now be playing 11 a-side football.

The club's  Under-16 side play 11 a-side football, with home matches 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 one week, and then a session at the Felixstowe Academy All Weather venue the next week. Some age groups will not be taking up the option to train in Felixstowe.
 Goalkeeping coaching is also available every week on a Monday from 5.30 to 6.30.

Subscriptions for the season remain as for the last 2 seasons ie.  £70 for 5/7 a side teams, and £75 for 9/11 a-side teams.

Payments can be made in 2 stages (September and October) and no extra fees are charged on a weekly basis.

An English F.A. Charter Standard Club