Oundle Town Football Club hosting the Youth Football Conference

Youth Football Conference
Youth Football Conference
Youth Football Conference

Oundle Town Football Club will be hosting the Youth Football Conference on 28 April at 7 pm!

As part of NFA efforts to understand the current state of play, we are looking to capture the opinions of parents on what their Childs current playing experience is like at this conference. We want to know the important factors that influence how enjoyable grassroots football is to those that currently play as well as what current young players value when taking part in the game. The evening will involve a series of discussion alongside a couple of activities for the children to share their views; we would love for you to join us by scanning the QR code above and completing the form.

OTFC U12 Team Presses High and Takes the Win

U12 Oundle v Boston

The Vice Chair and Secretary went along to watch our U12 boys. Here’s what they had to say:

Both U12 teams started strong in a well matched game. Oundle held the ball well with some accurate passing and Boston played forward but couldn’t get past Oundle’s keeper to start with. Bostons determination saw Oundle concede an early goal, but this was followed by some great teamwork from Oundle which created an equaliser. Minutes after Oundle found the net again and took the lead. The team continued to press in the fast passed game and held the lead until Boston slipped one through our defense minutes before half time.

Going into half time equalising didn’t deter Oundle, their attitude and team work saw them increase their communication and a series of one touch passes created another opportunity which saw Oundle take the lead once again.

Boston challenged Oundle with a few quick runs but with a solid defense and a couple of incredible saves Boston were unsuccessful in creating any opportunities.

Oundle’s midfield took the immediate pressure off the defense and continued to pass and move creating lots of opportunities. It’s incredible how the players worked together reading the game and knew where the next pass was coming from, but a run from Boston put Oundle under pressure once again. Amazingly, Oundle intercepted, they played wide to create an outstanding run smashing another goal in the back of the net. With Oundle in the lead the team continued to keep possession, pressing high to ensure they stayed in the lead.

One thing is for sure that teamwork is the essence of our U12s success in todays game. A fantastic effort from the boys and incredible attitude, it was a pleasure to watch. A real credit to the coaches for their time and effort… Next week they take on the Hereward Cup!

Our Defib has moved!

Our defibrillator has moved to it’s new location on the outside of the clubhouse! Here is our amazing Chairman showing off it’s new location. The new location will allow for easier access for our teams, and access for the community.

The Village Kitchen now offering food at our matches!

Food and Football

No time for breakfast before football on Saturday mornings? That won’t be a problem anymore. Oundle Town Football Club is happy to have The Village Kitchen at the pitches selling food starting this Saturday morning. Come on out and support your favorite team while enjoying some yummy food!

Check out the menu to see what you want, or show up at the food truck and see what looks good to you!

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! Oundle Town Football Club is proud to support women in sports. In the year since the last International Women’s Day OTFC has added the following women’s teams to the club:

Ladies training only team

Ladies Walking Team

U13 Girls Team

U11 Girls Team

U9 Girls Training Only Team

Click here for more information about getting involved with the girls and ladies teams at OTFC

Join us for the OTFC Ladies & Girls Team 1st Anniversary Celebration

We continue to expand and add teams in order to meet the needs of girls and women in our community!

International Women's Day


OTFC AGM March 2022

OTFC AGM March 2022

Committee Attendees: Cameron Holmes, Rachael Smith, Sinade Livsey, Lisa Ward-Holmes, Blake Holben, Pete Hadfield, Diana Duffield, Graham Holmes, Kara Cox.
Member Attendees: 23 members
Apologies: Martin Niven, Ollie Sharpe, Jason Wilson

Discussion:
History of Club: OTFC is proud to be the oldest club and one of the biggest clubs in Northants.
Previously the club was situated at South Road. 5 years ago, a lease was secured for our current site.
The Club has grown substantially and as a result we occupied more land to develop pitches. Oundle
School own the land and we lease it from them.
We have been awarded a 1 star accreditation for our player pathway from U5s to our first team. Our
focus going forward is on achieving a 2 star accreditation and we will achieve this by developing our Girls and Ladies teams.
On International Women’s Day the Ladies team was formed and since has grown rapidly with now
having a Ladies Team, Ladies Walking Football Team, U13 Girls, U11 Girls and U9 Girls.
Its been a fantastic season for our 1st team who are playing the highest level in the Peterborough District Premier Division, this is the first time since 10 years. Many of our Junior teams have been successful in their cup games and we are thankful to have our incredible coaches developing our players.
Member Record – 450 members, 22 teams across 8 leagues.
Qualification record – Playmakers – 8, FA level 1 – 19 and UEFA B – 2.


OTFC have been awarded Ground of the Month award in February from the Peterborough District League

Thank you to everyone on our Grounds team for helping us achieve this!

Discussion:
Thank you to our Coaches and Rachael for collecting subs.
Bar prices have been increased and the till has been upgraded.
Financial accounts for year ended May 2021 is with the accountants for review.
Profit and Loss Report for Period ended May 2021 was presented.
This year end was a 9 month report as we changed our year end to be in line with the end of the football season. Report shows a comparable year for income and costs to the May 2020 year end.
With Covid making the last 2 seasons challenging we are pleased to present a surplus to carry into our reserves of £6797.
Detailed Profit and Loss Sheet was presented
Again, this shows comparable income and costs to the previous year end May 2019.
Balance Sheet was presented
We are managing to keep a surplus going every year which is crucial to our development and
commitments. As at March 2022, we have a reserve of £47,000 which includes £8,000 to be spent on pitch development before end of this season, and £34,000 which covers our contribution to the 5 year pitchcare plan that we have committed to with the Football Foundation. Gift aid donations of £2,500 have been received to contribute to our machinery purchase this spring.


Questions:
Do we collect sponsorship money?
Every team tries to have a sponsor for their kit. We plan to redo our sponsor boards and ask sponsors to be part of our events.
Can we have a copy of the financial reports?
They are on Companies house, will be attached to minutes, a printed version will be left on the notice board in the Clubhouse.
Is the club house making money?
Yes
Why is it not open more?
Costs against money you make, and volunteer availability but we will be reviewing opening times.

Agenda Item: Committee Elections

Presenter: Cameron Holmes
The committee will be elected by a raise of hand vote.
Nominations and second vote
Chair: Cameron Holmes. Nominated by Rachael Smith and 2nd Pete Hadfield
Vice Chair: Sinade Livsey. Nominated Diana Duffield and 2nd Pete Hadfield
Secretary: Rachael Smith. Nominated Kara Cox and 2nd Sinade Livsey
Treasurer: Lisa Ward Holmes. Nominated Sinade Livsey and 2nd Vivienne White

Welfare: Pete Hadfield

Current levels of Coaches who have DBS, First Aid & Safeguarding Qualifications
DBS – 60
First Aid – 29
Safeguarding – 35
Campaigns:
Play Safe
Respect
Welfare concerns please contact petehadfield@doctors.org.uk
DBS checks are encouraged, we need a min of 2 DBS at every match and training.
First aid is online now
Location of Defib will be moving outside of clubhouse.
We need to protect our refs and carry out good practise by checking in with them before the game, half time and end.
Most importantly we all need to remember Respect on and off the pitch and prioritise the enjoyment of all the game of football for everyone involved.


Club Development: Rachael Smith
Football foundation is supporting us with grants, the money from the grants must be spent on what it’s been awarded for.
Tractor delivered next week
Lisa Von Dem Hagen secured £4500 grant to improve parking area
Clubhouse:
Committee met with Wendy (FA Advisor) to discuss Astro and clubhouse.
To obtain grants we need to be at a certain level in terms of organisation, this is our priority.
We also need to demonstrate that we have exhausted every other opportunity to obtain funds before we ask football foundation.
We need help with Fundraising, attending events, donations etc .
Our first step is to meet with Oundle School.
Then we need to understand what the costs are, put a pre-application in with planning, then appoint an architect and builder.
It’s a long process but it’s a priority for us.
Questions: Social Membership fee – It is on agenda for new season, player sign on day and club house social membership registration day will be announced.


Events and fundraising: Diana Duffield
1st Ladies and Girls anniversary – Free training session
Looking at regular food and music for our events. Food van nearly secured and they will be charged ground rent.
Met with photographers.
Easter event
End of season presentations
Club shop – Will be an online shop we have shortlisted 7 suppliers who will be bidding for our business.

Committee Attendees: Cameron Holmes, Rachael Smith, Sinade Livsey, Lisa Ward-Holmes, Blake Holben, Pete Hadfield, Diana Duffield, Graham Holmes, Kara Cox.
Member Attendees: 23 members
Apologies: Martin Niven, Ollie Sharpe, Jason Wilson

Discussion:
History of Club: OTFC is proud to be the oldest club and one of the biggest clubs in Northants.
Previously the club was situated at South Road. 5 years ago, a lease was secured for our current site.
The Club has grown substantially and as a result we occupied more land to develop pitches. Oundle
School own the land and we lease it from them.
We have been awarded a 1 star accreditation for our player pathway from U5s to our first team. Our
focus going forward is on achieving a 2 star accreditation and we will achieve this by developing our Girls and Ladies teams.
On International Women’s Day the Ladies team was formed and since has grown rapidly with now
having a Ladies Team, Ladies Walking Football Team, U13 Girls, U11 Girls and U9 Girls.
Its been a fantastic season for our 1st team who are playing the highest level in the Peterborough District Premier Division, this is the first time since 10 years. Many of our Junior teams have been successful in their cup games and we are thankful to have our incredible coaches developing our players.
Member Record – 450 members, 22 teams across 8 leagues.
Qualification record – Playmakers – 8, FA level 1 – 19 and UEFA B – 2.


OTFC have been awarded Ground of the Month award in February from the Peterborough District League

Thank you to everyone on our Grounds team for helping us achieve this!

Discussion:
Thank you to our Coaches and Rachael for collecting subs.
Bar prices have been increased and the till has been upgraded.
Financial accounts for year ended May 2021 is with the accountants for review.
Profit and Loss Report for Period ended May 2021 was presented.
This year end was a 9 month report as we changed our year end to be in line with the end of the football season. Report shows a comparable year for income and costs to the May 2020 year end.
With Covid making the last 2 seasons challenging we are pleased to present a surplus to carry into our reserves of £6797.
Detailed Profit and Loss Sheet was presented
Again, this shows comparable income and costs to the previous year end May 2019.
Balance Sheet was presented
We are managing to keep a surplus going every year which is crucial to our development and
commitments. As at March 2022, we have a reserve of £47,000 which includes £8,000 to be spent on pitch development before end of this season, and £34,000 which covers our contribution to the 5 year pitchcare plan that we have committed to with the Football Foundation. Gift aid donations of £2,500 have been received to contribute to our machinery purchase this spring.


Questions:
Do we collect sponsorship money?
Every team tries to have a sponsor for their kit. We plan to redo our sponsor boards and ask sponsors to be part of our events.
Can we have a copy of the financial reports?
They are on Companies house, will be attached to minutes, a printed version will be left on the notice board in the Clubhouse.
Is the club house making money?
Yes
Why is it not open more?
Costs against money you make, and volunteer availability but we will be reviewing opening times.

Agenda Item: Committee Elections

Presenter: Cameron Holmes
The committee will be elected by a raise of hand vote.
Nominations and second vote
Chair: Cameron Holmes. Nominated by Rachael Smith and 2nd Pete Hadfield
Vice Chair: Sinade Livsey. Nominated Diana Duffield and 2nd Pete Hadfield
Secretary: Rachael Smith. Nominated Kara Cox and 2nd Sinade Livsey
Treasurer: Lisa Ward Holmes. Nominated Sinade Livsey and 2nd Vivienne White

Welfare: Pete Hadfield

Current levels of Coaches who have DBS, First Aid & Safeguarding Qualifications
DBS – 60
First Aid – 29
Safeguarding – 35
Campaigns:
Play Safe
Respect
Welfare concerns please contact petehadfield@doctors.org.uk
DBS checks are encouraged, we need a min of 2 DBS at every match and training.
First aid is online now
Location of Defib will be moving outside of clubhouse.
We need to protect our refs and carry out good practise by checking in with them before the game, half time and end.
Most importantly we all need to remember Respect on and off the pitch and prioritise the enjoyment of all the game of football for everyone involved.


Club Development: Rachael Smith
Football foundation is supporting us with grants, the money from the grants must be spent on what it’s been awarded for.
Tractor delivered next week
Lisa Von Dem Hagen secured £4500 grant to improve parking area
Clubhouse:
Committee met with Wendy (FA Advisor) to discuss Astro and clubhouse.
To obtain grants we need to be at a certain level in terms of organisation, this is our priority.
We also need to demonstrate that we have exhausted every other opportunity to obtain funds before we ask football foundation.
We need help with Fundraising, attending events, donations etc .
Our first step is to meet with Oundle School.
Then we need to understand what the costs are, put a pre-application in with planning, then appoint an architect and builder.
It’s a long process but it’s a priority for us.
Questions: Social Membership fee – It is on agenda for new season, player sign on day and club house social membership registration day will be announced.


Events and fundraising: Diana Duffield
1st Ladies and Girls anniversary – Free training session
Looking at regular food and music for our events. Food van nearly secured and they will be charged ground rent.
Met with photographers.
Easter event
End of season presentations
Club shop – Will be an online shop we have shortlisted 7 suppliers who will be bidding for our business.

OTFC AGM March 2022

Committee Attendees: Cameron Holmes, Rachael Smith, Sinade Livsey, Lisa Ward-Holmes, Blake Holben, Pete Hadfield, Diana Duffield, Graham Holmes, Kara Cox.
Member Attendees: 23 members
Apologies: Martin Niven, Ollie Sharpe, Jason Wilson

Discussion:
History of Club: OTFC is proud to be the oldest club and one of the biggest clubs in Northants.
Previously the club was situated at South Road. 5 years ago, a lease was secured for our current site.
The Club has grown substantially and as a result we occupied more land to develop pitches. Oundle
School own the land and we lease it from them.
We have been awarded a 1 star accreditation for our player pathway from U5s to our first team. Our
focus going forward is on achieving a 2 star accreditation and we will achieve this by developing our Girls and Ladies teams.
On International Women’s Day the Ladies team was formed and since has grown rapidly with now
having a Ladies Team, Ladies Walking Football Team, U13 Girls, U11 Girls and U9 Girls.
Its been a fantastic season for our 1st team who are playing the highest level in the Peterborough District Premier Division, this is the first time since 10 years. Many of our Junior teams have been successful in their cup games and we are thankful to have our incredible coaches developing our players.
Member Record – 450 members, 22 teams across 8 leagues.
Qualification record – Playmakers – 8, FA level 1 – 19 and UEFA B – 2.


OTFC have been awarded Ground of the Month award in February from the Peterborough District League

Thank you to everyone on our Grounds team for helping us achieve this!

Discussion:
Thank you to our Coaches and Rachael for collecting subs.
Bar prices have been increased and the till has been upgraded.
Financial accounts for year ended May 2021 is with the accountants for review.
Profit and Loss Report for Period ended May 2021 was presented.
This year end was a 9 month report as we changed our year end to be in line with the end of the football season. Report shows a comparable year for income and costs to the May 2020 year end.
With Covid making the last 2 seasons challenging we are pleased to present a surplus to carry into our reserves of £6797.
Detailed Profit and Loss Sheet was presented
Again, this shows comparable income and costs to the previous year end May 2019.
Balance Sheet was presented
We are managing to keep a surplus going every year which is crucial to our development and
commitments. As at March 2022, we have a reserve of £47,000 which includes £8,000 to be spent on pitch development before end of this season, and £34,000 which covers our contribution to the 5 year pitchcare plan that we have committed to with the Football Foundation. Gift aid donations of £2,500 have been received to contribute to our machinery purchase this spring.


Questions:
Do we collect sponsorship money?
Every team tries to have a sponsor for their kit. We plan to redo our sponsor boards and ask sponsors to be part of our events.
Can we have a copy of the financial reports?
They are on Companies house, will be attached to minutes, a printed version will be left on the notice board in the Clubhouse.
Is the club house making money?
Yes
Why is it not open more?
Costs against money you make, and volunteer availability but we will be reviewing opening times.

Agenda Item: Committee Elections

Presenter: Cameron Holmes
The committee will be elected by a raise of hand vote.
Nominations and second vote
Chair: Cameron Holmes. Nominated by Rachael Smith and 2nd Pete Hadfield
Vice Chair: Sinade Livsey. Nominated Diana Duffield and 2nd Pete Hadfield
Secretary: Rachael Smith. Nominated Kara Cox and 2nd Sinade Livsey
Treasurer: Lisa Ward Holmes. Nominated Sinade Livsey and 2nd Vivienne White

Welfare: Pete Hadfield

Current levels of Coaches who have DBS, First Aid & Safeguarding Qualifications
DBS – 60
First Aid – 29
Safeguarding – 35
Campaigns:
Play Safe
Respect
Welfare concerns please contact petehadfield@doctors.org.uk
DBS checks are encouraged, we need a min of 2 DBS at every match and training.
First aid is online now
Location of Defib will be moving outside of clubhouse.
We need to protect our refs and carry out good practise by checking in with them before the game, half time and end.
Most importantly we all need to remember Respect on and off the pitch and prioritise the enjoyment of all the game of football for everyone involved.


Club Development: Rachael Smith
Football foundation is supporting us with grants, the money from the grants must be spent on what it’s been awarded for.
Tractor delivered next week
Lisa Von Dem Hagen secured £4500 grant to improve parking area
Clubhouse:
Committee met with Wendy (FA Advisor) to discuss Astro and clubhouse.
To obtain grants we need to be at a certain level in terms of organisation, this is our priority.
We also need to demonstrate that we have exhausted every other opportunity to obtain funds before we ask football foundation.
We need help with Fundraising, attending events, donations etc .
Our first step is to meet with Oundle School.
Then we need to understand what the costs are, put a pre-application in with planning, then appoint an architect and builder.
It’s a long process but it’s a priority for us.
Questions: Social Membership fee – It is on agenda for new season, player sign on day and club house social membership registration day will be announced.


Events and fundraising: Diana Duffield
1st Ladies and Girls anniversary – Free training session
Looking at regular food and music for our events. Food van nearly secured and they will be charged ground rent.
Met with photographers.
Easter event
End of season presentations
Club shop – Will be an online shop we have shortlisted 7 suppliers who will be bidding for our business.