Ramsbury Youth U6 Development Programme continues to excel in 2024!

Ramsbury FC has had a long standing understanding that its youth section is the heart of the club and this has been validated by many of your youth players migrating from youth football to the club’s senior team and their children joining Ramsbury Youth. This is the essence of a true community based grass roots football club and we hope it continues to be just that.

The Importance of an Under 6s Development Programme 

The most important element has been our thriving Under 6s Development programme that included both Class R and Class 1 boys and girls from across our community irrespective of ability. Our previous U6s have gone on to play a wide range of sports and, of course, be key to the success of our current crop of 12 youth sides from under 7s to under 18s.

2022 / 2023 Under 6s 

The 2022 / 2023 U6 cohort, who are now our two U7s teams, are a fantastic example of the importance of the U6 Development programme and what can be achieved. The two lead coaches Dan Creed and Hamish Gray have set up both teams evenly and with the right way with the right spirit and ethos to enjoy their football. Both Dan and Hamish completed the FA Level 1 Intro to Coaching course and have superb assistant coaches and team secretaries and parents that want to support and assist the team. It is great to see and the U7s have been rewarded with amazing matches, great coaching and support and huge amounts for fun.

2023 / 2024 Under 6s

The current U6s cohort stands at 36 players with 21 Class 1 (next season U7s) and 15 x from Class R. They are a fantastic group with the Class 1 group already having a Level 1 qualified coach and 2 x assistant coaches in place and a Team Secretary lined up for next season. Chris Roberts who captains the Ramsbury FC senior squad is the lead coach with Rob Freeman and George Radulescu the two assistant coaches. They have done a fantastic job and the progression of the Class 1 group has been incredible to see and huge fun to be involved with!

Our Class R cohort are as expected work in progress and a mixed ability group, but they have shown huge improvement in such as short time with many of them displaying superb character and a real willingness to listen and learn. They have no dedicated coaches as of yet, but are coached by Jon Symon, who oversees the U6 Development Programme and who is the Club Secretary and a Level 1 Coach, and Chloe Smith who has two boys in Ramsbury FC and has been a Team Secretary. We hope to have some volunteer coached for September when our Class R will be Class 1s.

The Importance of Fun in Football and Parent Involvement

Key to our success has been that football must be fun and a focus on games and activities that involve coordination, interaction and communication; and not just drills or kicking balls. The U6s will let you know when it is boring or not fun and also when its games they love and want to do more of and it is important that coaches listen to the players and vice versa. Behaviour and respecting each other and being kind to each other is essential and parental help is always welcomed and encouraged.

Parents must stay for all sessions and if they have more than one child training and need to split their time between children, then they must let the coaches know and have a nominated parent to deputise in their absence.

There is a no smoking or vaping policy on site and poor behaviour is not tolerated – paramount is child safeguarding and ensuring all children are safe, treated well and are included, have the right clothing including shin pads and have a drink with them. Communication is always key and we use our U6 Parent WhatsApp Group effectively using the poll feature for attendance. However, all parents can contact the Club Secretary and/or Club Welfare Officers or the Club directly via the Club Contact box on our web site www.ramsburyfc.co.uk.

Finally, our continued success is down to 3 key things: a great club infrastructure, culture and ethos; fantastic parent volunteers as coaches and team secretaries and, most importantly, fantastic kids of all abilities who feel safe, included and who want to keep coming back….and so far so good!

The future is bright – the future is blue and white – football should be fun!

Ramsbury FC




Ramsbury FC signing on Registration Form for 2023-2024 Season

Please find the Ramsbury FC signing on Registration Form for the 2023-2024 Season that starts in September 2023.

Ramsbury FC signing on Registration Form for Season 2023 – 2024

The form can be completed electronically (preferred method) and sent to respective team coaches or managers with notification of any payment made by bank transfer.

Alternatively, parents / guardians may wish to pay by cash to respective coaches accompanied with a completed and signed registration form, which will be handed to the Club Sec to record and register players with respective leagues for the 2023-2024 season.

Payment and forms MUST be completed by no later than 1 AUG 2023 and only with prior agreement of the respective age group Team Coach or Manager that the player may join the team.

PLEASE note that there are FA quotas for each league registered team age group i.e only 14 permitted for U7s/U8s up to 22 for U14s/U15s playing 11 a side games and team coaches can only offer places to the maximum quota permitted, but may be able to offer Training Only places if possible and with the right player to coach ratio. .

All parents and guardians must read and abide by the Ramsbury FC Code of Conduct and the rules and regulations set down by the Football Association and Leagues.

Club Secretary

Ramsbury FC U6 Development Programme Continues to Thrive in the Winter Sunshine

Ralph Creed with dad Dan and his kid of the week award…and sporting an excellent England shirt!

Ramsbury U6 Development Programme has continued to thrive and now has 7 Coaches helping over 30 children learn and develop their football skills.

It has grown since the COVID lock down and very much follows the Club ethos the ‘Football should be Fun!’

The sessions are run by qualified coaches and are fun filled and centred on playing games and incorporating core skills.

Key has been attention and focus, playing as a team and individual skill progression. The award for Kid of the Week is very popular and is about being helpful and kind, listening and helping others and leading by example. This week it was Ralph Creed in the Class 1 cohort and Arthur Hetherington in the Class r cohort. Well done both and also to the superb coaches as the U6s at Ramsbury are a huge success.

Club Sec

Ramsbury FC U6s Return to Training after Half Term Break


Ramsbury FC Under 6s return to training after the Half Term Break and were full of energy!


24 Under 6s braved the wind and light rain and had a superb session covering passing, assisting and shooting. They were all full of energy and loved the training session.

There were two new joiners, Josh and Angus, in the Class R Group and they fitted right in; and Kids of the Week his week were James in the Class 1 Group and Austin in the Class R Group for great listening, behaviour and skills.

The U6s Class R Group with coaches Chris, Leigh and George and new joiners Angus and Joshua.

See you all next week.

Club Sec / CWO

Rambury FC Return to Training and League Matches!

Saturday 3rd September saw all 10 junior teams, the men’s team and the U6 Development squad return to the Ramsbury Recreation Ground after a lengthy break. It was great to see everyone back!


I am glad to report that our fantastic coaches and grounds maintenance team ld by Geoff Pratt (ok – its really only Geoff!!) worked so hard pre-season to maintain, repair and manage our pitches as best we could. They all did an amazing job and we are thankful for it as there is actually some grass to play even though the pitches are all rock hard. It was time well spent and the first matches have been played as planned.

Our Clubhouse was again packed with parents eager for teas and coffees, cold drinks and snacks and kids wanting the best seller sweety bags. It was great to see all our volunteers helping out Chair Andy Knowles and U8s / U9s Coach Fi Cresswell making sure everyone was looked after including our Ashton Keynes FC guests who were playing the U9s in a friendly match.

2022 is an important year for Ramsbury FC as it is our 135 year birthday as  grass roots football club and with 10 fully filled youth teams and over 170 youth players, a 22 strong men’s team and a 30 strong U6 Development strong the future looks very very good. A lot of this has to do with our fantastic community and the support we receive and the support provided by Arthur and Karen Carrington of Ergo FM Ltd who have agreed to sponsor us for another 3 years with emphasis on our club ethos and culture and ensuring that football needs to be fun and be fund for all.

First games this Sunday and Ramsbury FC wish every club all the best and look forward to hosting all visitors to the Ramsbury Recreation Ground.

Club Secretary

Under 6 Team

Practice Times:  Saturday Mornings 09:30am-10:30am

Coach: Jon Symon


Jon Symon

Contact: 07802 413 246

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