Parkfield first fielded teams in the 1940’s however the this was without any junior setup, they began to incorporate youth football into their offering in the early 1960’s and since this point have grown to be one of the biggest Youth Clubs in the area, currently fielding 17 youth teams covering U7’s boys & girls up to U15’s.
Due to the rapid growth of the youth section, in 1986 the adult and youth sections parted ways, over the following years the club worked with Harrow Council to identify John Rumney Playing Fields as the club’s new home ground, along with this they have seen developments in the facilities on offer. Starting with a 60ft portacabin to house changing facilities.
As the club continued to grow they needed to develop these further and have since used fundraising events to eventually build the clubhouse that stands on their ground to this day.
The club have almost 200 players registered who represent their diverse local community, which includes a number of players over the years that have progressed onto professional sports including Jason Roberts, Adrian Mariappa & Mark Ramprakash.
The club are proud to support two Parkfield teams in The Gambia, where the club regularly send clothes, kits and boots to the players and their families. The club has also begun to offer girls football by becoming a Weetabix Wildcats Provider.
Upon nominating the club, one former player, now parent said, “Parkfield stands out as a bastion of the community and has been for longer than any other club in Harrow. I played there as a child, have always followed their fortunes, and as soon as my son and daughter said they wanted to play there was nowhere else I would take them. The Chairman and club as a whole really came together during lockdown, offering free training at home via zoom and Managers and players meetings throughout, just to check on people’s health and mental health. The chairman's ethos is that all players must play in the correct way representing the club and must enjoy the game.”
Has your club been working hard to provide a fun, safe, environment? Or maybe, they have worked tirelessly to support members during the lockdowns.