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.

Year 9 Football Players – Don’t Miss Your Chance

PLAYERS WANTED Oundle Town U15’s for the coming season (school year 9 at present) are looking to bringing in 2-3 new players to strengthen our squad.

Our club and Coaching Team are led by qualified coaches who believe in developing players, working hard and enjoying the love of the game. Our friendly squad train every Thursday 6.00-7.00 in Oundle, and we play Saturday mornings in the Hunts League.

The Team has competed well over the few seasons and finished 3rd in the League last year.

If you want to join a team that enjoys their football, please contact Paul on 07584 685269 or p_garrod@sky.com to find out more. We will be inviting players to join us for training sessions.

For information on the FA Respect Code of Conduct Please Click Here

Volunteer Meeting – 23 February

OTFC needs your help! We have big fundraising plans for the club this year and we need people to help organise and volunteer.

So if you are a dab hand at interior decorating, you love a good spreadsheet, you bake a mean cake or you know how to direct traffic like a cop on Times Square then please come along to our meeting on Wednesday 23rd February at 7.30pm at OTFC clubhouse.

If you can’t make that date then don’t worry just email oundletownfc@outlook.com and we will tell you how you can be part of making OTFC fundraising amazing.

HAPPY NEW YEAR & THANK YOU!

We wish you a very happy and healthy New Year and also we want to thank you, for all of your incredible support, especially during such difficult times over the last year.

It is truly appreciated and OTFC wouldn’t be where it is without you.

BUT WAIT…….We still need your help for 2022 and this is where you come in…..

How can you help?

Join our Events Team – to organise social and fundraising events for OTFC.

Join our Grounds Maintenance Team – have you got any free time to help us manage the grounds / mow the grass?

Join our Clubhouse Development Team – in real need of replacement!

Join our Site Development Team – we have the vision – help us make it a reality!

Join the OTFC Committee – we need support to maintain and develop all what we do at OTFC!

What better way than for you to be involved and kick start OTFC into a fantastic new year!  

We will be holding our first meeting at Oundle Town Football Club on Wednesday 12th January 2022 at 8:00pm.

When & Where:

We look forward to building our team of volunteers to help develop OTFC plans for 2022 and give our football club the best year it’s ever had!

Best wishes and we look forward to seeing you on the 12th January 2022. 

Oundle Town Football Club

Coronavirus update – Match 28th 2020

Dear OTFC Member,


We hope that this finds you and your family well in the unprecedented times we are facing.  We thought the weather this season was challenging enough, but yesterday we found out that due to CV19, all Leagues have now been concluded below the National League for the 2019-20 season. Please see below excerpt regarding Grassroots Clubs from the FA announcement. 

“We can now confirm that The FA has decided that all grassroots football is concluded for the 2019/20 season. This will allow the game to move forward and to commence planning for next season. Our County Football Associations [CFAs] will be supporting grassroots leagues over the coming days to determine how they should close out their current competitions. ” 

OTFC have been following the Government guidance throughout this pandemic, as you will all know all of our teams stopped playing 2 weeks ago and our Clubhouse closed on Monday 23rd March until further notice.  Our volunteers continue to maintain our pitches on Station Road, working in isolation from others.  If anyone does have time to sit on a tractor we’d love to have your help so we can make a rota up.  OTFC admin work will also continue so that we will be ready to start the new season as soon as the information from our Leagues are published. 

For those of you who don’t know, OTFC is a CASC (Charity) which is run on a non-profit basis.   All of the money received from football subscriptions and all income made at the Clubhouse are utilised to pay for our football activities, and the upkeep of our Club facilities, including payment of our lease, pitch maintenance & marking, pitch hire, referee fees, kit & equipment, plus investment in equipment and grounds maintenance for future seasons.  As with all other businesses CV19 is having a significant financial impact on OTFC. 

Our Committee, in line with social distancing have had our monthly Committee meeting as a virtual meeting to discuss the challenges ahead.   We understand that there will be concerns over subscriptions and we would ask that you contact us on treasurer@oundletownfc.co.uk to request pro rata refunds of your annual subscription.  For those of you who have standing orders we ask that you cancel these from 26th March. Lastly the OTFC committee want to wish that you and your family keep safe and well during this time. 

All our best wishes 

Cameron Lisa Michael & Glenn

First Team Manager – Club Statement May 2019

PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT 10th May 2019

Oundle Town Football Club have accepted Jan Czarnecki’s resignation as First Team Manager position at the end of this season’s campaign.

Oundle Town Football Club would like to place on record their thanks to Jan. During his two and a half year reign, the Club have maintained top half finishes in PDFL Division One, he has built a reputation of progressing Youths into the 1st team which has resulted in a positive knock-on effect within the Club with both the U17’s and U18’s winning cups, he now leaves the club on a high in his pursuit for a new challenge with the foundations set for his successor.

On behalf of the Board Members, Club Members and support staff, we wish Jan the very best of luck going forward. 

The Club are currently in the process of appointing a new First Team Manager with an announcement expected in due course.

U17’s Win Hunts Youth Cup

Huge Congratulations to our U17s team who won the Hunts Youth Cup on Thursday at Godmanchester Town.
Coming back from 2-1 down last 10 mins to win 3-2.
Ryley Barfoot with a last minute 35 yard free kick to win it. 90% of the team are also playing a year up.
Well done to Team manager Jamie McLaughlin and the lads.