Ramsbury FC donate footballs, strips and football boots in support of Ukraine refugee children.
Ramsbury FC collected team strips, footballs and football boots to donate to Ukraine refugee children re-located to the UK.
Ramsbury FC U17s Coach Geoff Pratt, pictured with his son Ben who plays in the U17s squad and Ant Atkinson from the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, and a parent in the U16s team, responded to a request for donations of football kit to support children who have been re-located to the UK due to the war in Ukraine.
The response was instant and good quality football boots, Ramsbury FC strips and a number of training balls were quickly handed to Ant Atkinson of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust in support of this worthy cause.
It is planned to do more in the near future and hopefully provide more kit and support to those children that need it.
Ramsbury FC has previously supported ATE, a local registered charity that supports communities living in a remote area of Ghana in Africa, by donating strips and boots and will look to continue to support similar charities that provide much-needed support to families and children in difficult circumstances. You can learn more about Action Through Enterprise (ATE) here: ATE’s Story | ATE Ghana
Ramsbury FC are proud to support ATE and also support the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and their aim in creating a sustainable future for our communities and the animals and people within them. Learn more about the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust here: Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
The Ukraine appeal remains paramount and more information can be accessed via this link:
Formed in 1887, Ramsbury Football Club has been an integral part of our community and a club that has been enjoyed by generations of families involved with grass roots football.
To mark 135 years of football in our community Ramsbury FC plan to hold a Festival of Football to celebrate. The club, along with our club sponsor Ergo+ FM, will continue to support our youth and senior players in continuing to play the beautiful game as it should be played: fairly and competitively and with passion and pride!
The club will also use the following Ramsbury FC logo for 2022 and into the next 22/23 season.
All at Ramsbury FC are extremely proud of our small grass roots football club, the rich history it has and the amazing volunteers, players, families and supporters that make us who we are, remember what we have been and look forward to providing football in our community for years to come.
Ramsbury Football Club Committee
Ramsbury FC is proud to announce that it has met all the criteria to be affiliated with the Wilts FA and respective leagues for the 2021/2022 Season and has players registered for the following teams: U7, U8, two U9 teams, U10, U11, U12, U13 (no U14 or U15 teams), U16, U17 and a men’s senior team. It has been a huge effort and great to see training re-start before the season commences on 5 Sep 21.
Ramsbury FC consists of 10 youth teams, a large U6 development squad and a senior men’s team in a family friendly and Chartered Standard grass roots football club nestled in the Kennet Valley.
All teams have numerous qualified coaches and our subscription costs are the lowest in the County if not the South of England and designed that way to encourage all levels of player to be able to participate including reduced training only fees. We have an excellent Club web site and all coaches are encouraged to use WhatsApp and SPOND for effective communication.
For a village club the facilities are outstanding with a fully refurbished Clubhouse, a floodlit all weather pitch for small sided games and training and a range of well-managed and cared for pitches. We are well known for fair play and our blue and white team colours and you cannot miss our excellent Clubhouse sign.
Last season we teamed up with Pendle Sports to provide quality kit.
If you are interested in joining a progressive and family friendly club, where our ethos is football should be fun, then please contact us through our club web site.
Jon Symon, Club Secretary
Ramsbury FC held their inaugural Festival of Football on Sun 27th June and the Club Annual Awards straight afterwards.
It was an amazing day with all 10 youth teams playing 5 and 6 a side small sided games from U6 to U16 that saw a total of 175 players, 27 teams and 54 matches! The weather was kind with only a couple of light showers and the huge gazebo kindly provided by Ian Smith, Chair of Ramsbury Recreation Ground Committee, provided great cover for the BBQ team led brilliantly by our Treasurer Bryony Beck.
It was great to see all age groups together and also to see all parents / guardians supporting and adhering to social distancing and hygiene requirements to make the event as safe as possible.
A huge thank you to First Water for providing the extra parking; to Seb and Ben P from the U16s for marshalling the cars safely; Liz Watts Photography our local professional photographer for the day and, as always, to our generous Club Sponsor Ergo Plus FM who continue to help the Club develop.
Every player received an end of season trophy and 4 players from each team received individual trophies for Players Player; Managers Player, Most Improved and Player of the Season.
The following received Club Awards:
- Carrington Shield: Team of the Year: Ramsbury FC U16s
- Dave Rushen Shield: Coach of the Year: Chris Allen U7/U8s
- Oli Kimber Trophy: Player of the Year: Lucas Pottinger U12s
Arthur Carrington, CEO of Ergo Plus FM, kindly presented the Carrington Shield to Geoff Pratt, Andy Knowles and the U16s for an outstanding year where they won the Mid Wilts U16s (Red) Div title, Wilts FA Fair Play Award and remained undefeated all season. Runners up were the U12s who were pipped to 2nd in an extremely competitive U12s Div 2 earning promotion to Div 1 as U13s – another amazing achievement!
We also said a final farewell to club stalwarts Chris and Nicola Allen who depart to live in Cornwall and who have served the Club so well for so long as Treasurer, Secretary and Coach. It was fitting that Chris won Coach of the Year and that Dave Rushen’s grandson, James Underwood, a current senior player and Level 2 Coach, could present the trophy on behalf of the Rushen family and Ramsbury FC. Dave Rushen was a superb sportsman, past RFC player, long-time Chair of the Club and a strong supporter of youth football.
The day ended with the award of the prestigious Oli Kimber Trophy for the Club Player of the Year which went deservedly to Lucas Pottinger in the U12s. The OK Trophy is not awarded every year and is only awarded to those that have shown selfless commitment, huge courage and leadership and who are an example to follow. Lucas certainly fits the mantle and his contribution to the U12s success and as an ambassador for Ramsbury FC has been fantastic. Well done!
All teams and their coaches have a well-earned break with registration for next season now open and if completed by 6 Aug 21 will see another concession provided by the Club as a reward for all who have continued to support our amazing grass roots football club!
Jon – Club Sec
Welcome to the youngest squad at Ramsbury Football Club.
The Under 6’s kick off with an hour of fun and games every Saturday morning at 09:30 and absolutely everybody is welcome.
Catching, throwing, kicking, running, standing still as statues… we focus on a combination of games to develop fitness and coordination with basic skills training and a 10-minute ‘match’ at the end of each session.
Please make sure that your superstars arrive with:
- a water bottle (water or juice only please)
- a snack (fruit or a healthy energy bar)
- Shin pads are great and make them feel very professional
- a pair of trainers or football boots for muddy sessions.
Mums and Dads are always actively encouraged to join in (so take off those Jimmy Choos) and we ask that you stay (or organise for an adult to remain in loco parentis) for the full hour, please.
If you have any questions please message me on 07813 214 450
Under 6 Team
Practice Times: Saturday Mornings 09:30am-10:30am
Coach: Alasdair Collis
Contact: 07590 672 577