Middlesex FA would like to congratulate its Accredited Club of the Month for March - Pitshanger FC.
Pitshanger Football Club is based at Scotch Common in North Ealing and draws its membership from the surrounding area, as well as further afield in Greenford, Wembley, Southall, Acton, and Northolt. The football club is headed up by the Chair, Reynolds Ofori-Koree who also coaches an U18 Team.
Pitshanger currently competes in the Harrow Soccer Combination, Harrow Youth Football League, Capital Girls League and the Junior Premier League (Girls Section).
The club will be looking to grow its membership over the next few years, developing participation in its youth football programme. They will also be looking to develop links with the surrounding community, to ensure all are included in its activities.
Pitshanger Football Club was established in 1972 and currently runs youth football for 20 teams, ranging from U7s through to U18s. Pitshanger has recently established its girls football section, now running 5 teams between the ages of U13 and U16.
The Club is part of the Disability Coach Mentoring scheme and has also been part of the FA 100FC scheme.
Meanwhile, Pitshanger Football Club has just established a Women’s Social Football Group, which meets once a week for a coaching session and a social catch up. The football club has also established a partnership with First Steps Sports Club to provide multi-sport activities to children of all age groups at our Argyle Road site.
Furthermore, Pitshanger Football Club recently held an online CPD session for its coaches, which was attended by Les Ferdinand who talked through his experience of playing and now running the operations of a professional football club.
The nomination for Pitshanger’s award stated:
The club are very committed to providing opportunities for all. There is a real sense of community and everyone is working together towards the shared objective of developing provision which will benefit the local community. The club have been working hard in recent weeks to complete a robust and detailed Club Development Plan which will provide them with some clear aims and objectives for future seasons whilst ensuring they maintain their England Football Accreditation status
The club have taken great steps to ensuring they are providing opportunities for all. They have committed to setting up disability provision with the support of Middlesex FA. The club are working to ensure that all teams within the cub will meet the coaching criteria as part of the England Football Accreditation renewal.
Pitshanger FC have recently set up a recreational session for parents of players. This has received really good feedback and is growing in numbers every week!
Congratulations again to Pitshanger Football Club. Think your club deserves the recognition?