Football Comes Home to Southmead!


Football continues to be our national sport and the beautiful game holds something special for most children whether it’s watching football on the telly, swapping Match Attax or playing the game. Boys and girls are increasingly taking part in football, especially after the success of the Lionesses in the Women’s World Cup. It has struck me recently that we in Southmead do not have a youth team for younger age groups and along with Sarah Quinn at Southmead Community Sports (SCS) we want to change this!

From September there will be FREE football training sessions every Saturday morning in term time at SCS, open to boys and girls from year one to year four (U6-9). We want to get as many children involved as possible from across Southmead and are hoping to work with our schools Little Mead, Fonthill and Badock’s Wood to encourage attendees.

The sessions will be for 60-90 minutes and there will be free tea and coffee for parents in the club house.

In order to make the sessions happen we need volunteer coaches – no experience required! Ideally coaches should be parents or carers of children who would like to come along, but we will also be getting some support from the Bristol Rovers Community Trust. There is the potential for volunteer coaches to access the Level 1 FA Coaching Badge, supported by SCS.

Sessions are planned to start from Saturday 13/20th September, 10am at Southmead Community Sports, off Pen Park Road.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering as a coach please contact or call her at Southmead Community Sports on  0117 950 1187