Why Frodsham Junior Football Club
To be the football club of choice providing local boys and girls with a range of footballing opportunities which develop young people mentally, physically, technically and socially, in a fun, safe, supportive and positive environment.
Founded in 1979, Frodsham Junior Football Club celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019 and is a much loved and respected sporting institution in the local area.
In 2016 the Club was awarded FA Community Status, the highest Standard for an FA club and is officially classified as an FA Charter Standard Community Football Club.
In 2019 the Club became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), this means that as a legal entity the Club has charitable status.
The Club boasts more than 90 volunteers, 36 FA Level 1 qualified coaches, 4 FA Level 2 qualified coaches and 1 FA Level 3 (UEFA B) qualified coach.
Frodsham Junior Football Club is one of the largest junior football clubs in the Cheshire FA with 27 teams from under 7s through to under 18s. The Club has over 450 registered players and one of the largest girls sections of any local grassroots club with over seven girls teams and in excess of 100 girls registered to play. Our girls section is also an official sister club of Manchester City Ladies FC.
In addition to our teams, the Club also runs a number of sessions to provide footballing opportunities to the wider community including; Academy Sessions for five and six year olds, Development Sessions for junior players looking to join the Club and a weekly open age Ladies Only Session. The Club is also an Weetabix Wildcats FA Accredited centre providing coaching sessions for girls aged between 5-11. Furthermore the Club also has an open age (adults) women’s team and a men’s veterans (over 35s) team.
In 2017 the Club formed a partnership with Helsby High School for the use of the school playing fields for home fixtures and summer training, creating a ‘home’ for our Club.
Prior to this partnership, the Club had hosted its home matches at several different locations across the area, a situation that not only created an administrative challenge, but was also an obstacle to the “One Club” atmosphere that we aspire to. Having the Frodsham JFC family playing at the same venue on match days generates a fantastic atmosphere for our players and visiting teams and a sense of community for our own supporters. The integration between the different age groups, coaches and teams is also a great benefit to our club.
2021 will see the realisation of a long held dream for Frodsham JFC with the building and opening of a brand new 3G-football pitch and changing facility on site at Helsby High School. This exciting project, driven by Frodsham Junior Football Club in partnership with Helsby High School, Cheshire West and Chester Council and the Football Foundation has taken many years to fund and bring to fruition. It will provide Frodsham JFC with a state-of-the-art, safe and secure all weather pitch for training and match days, while providing Helsby High School and local primary schools with exclusive use of the facility during school hours.