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Charter Standard Club of the Month October 2020

Find out about the first winner of the 2020/21 season!

Pinnstars FC is a friendly football Club formed in 1983 to offer football training to boys and girls in the surrounding areas, running teams from U6 through to U18's ensuring that their players not only learn football skills but a sense of sportsmanship and responsibility that comes with joining a Club. 

All children are offered the opportunity to train, as a club they do not hold trials. They believe that every child should have the opportunity to take part in a sport and that within the right environment, with support from qualified coaches and with determination and hard work on their own part they will be able to achieve whatever they desire! 

Anyone interested in joining the Club can come along and join in a training session.

We adopt both a football and club philosophy:

Our Football philosophy focus on 4 key moments
  • We are in possession of the ball.
  • We do not have possession of the ball.
  • We have won the ball back and organising to attack.
  • We have lost possession of the ball and organising to defend.



Their Club philosophy is that each Team has the responsibility regardless of system to ensure they display the following qualities:

  • Be hardworking – this is a basic fundamental for all players at our football club.
  • They aim to be the best that they can be both individually and collectively – they work together as a team, everyone has a part to play.
  • All their players must adopt a positive attitude towards developing themselves - the result at this stage is not the most important factor but the will to develop is.
  • Regardless of the result or circumstance their players must show a level of togetherness that sets them apart from other football clubs.
  • Be prepared for whatever test is given to them.

On what being Charter Standard means to the club, the club said, "It’s a foundation that sets the benchmark for us as coaches to support everyone of our players.

Its ensuring we help develop strong characters, good attitudes, teamwork and a positive outlook on hard work that will grow as each and everyone of our players do.

Overall ensuring we offer a well-run and sustainable club to support our local community, prioritising qualified coaches and safeguarding standards – along with the values of the FA Respect Programme.

On what winning the award means to the club, the club said, We are a family friendly club of volunteers – from our parent and players committees through to our coaches and the senior club committee.

Everyone dedicates their time and hardwork to ensure we offer a sustainable football programme to everyone of our players from U6 through to U18.

Winning this award would go a long way to recognising their efforts and to highlight that we are on the right path in our journey.

During the COVID-19 lockdown the club proactively worked with coaches, parents and players to try and provide an ongoing sense of normality, during what was and continues to be a challenging time for many.

From running virtual training sessions every Saturday morning, some of which can be found on the clubs Instagram page to setting over 16 weekly skills challenges, Zoom quiz nights, team video's, virtual presentation evenings and much more.

The club said, Our local community relies on the normality football brings on a weekend and we’ve done our very best as a club to support them.

Could you be next? Nominate your club like Pinnstars here

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