Written by Neil Beck   
Thursday, 23 July 2020 00:00

Dave Lewis


Colts legend David Lewis was recognised for 15 years of dedication to the club and football in the county in the FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Awards 2020.

David, who led last year’s U18s from their MiniKickers days right through to the end of their youth football career, has also served the club as Respect ambassador, sportsfield manager, kit manager and chairman.

He was named as the runner-up in the Wiltshire FA’s Volunteer of the Year category.

The awards celebrate individuals, teams, clubs, projects, leagues and volunteers who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game and inspire us all.

Trevor Newman, who succeeded David as Colts chairman and worked alongside him as secretary, said: “The longevity, consistency and quality of Dave’s coaching and administration mean he is fully deserving of this recognition.

“He is an exceptional coach, so popular with his players many of whom have been with him for 14-plus years! It is his values, hard work and tenacity that sets him apart though.

“He has role modelled getting higher coaching qualifications. He has improved our club through his work in all roles.

“His teams play in the right way and with the right behaviours and values. He is passionate about the game but knows where the boundaries are and how to conduct himself. He doesn’t take the easy route, but always finds the right one. “It’s been a pleasure to work alongside him for so long.”

Last Updated on Monday, 16 November 2020 14:35
Written by Neil Beck   
Sunday, 05 July 2020 00:00

thank you website


On the 72nd birthday of the NHS, words cannot express how thankful all of the Colts family are for the sacrifices made and miracles performed by our heroes - not only this year, but every year since 1948.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 November 2020 14:35
Written by Neil Beck   
Monday, 06 April 2020 20:17

Tournament cancelled website


It is with a sense of inevitability – and a very heavy heart – that the club has taken the decision to cancel the CCCFC Summer Festival of Football 2020, due to take place from June 26-28.

The coronavirus pandemic has robbed the sporting calendar of the Euros, the Olympics, Wimbledon and the rest of the grassroots football season and it seems certain social distancing measures will be in place for months to come.

The club’s committee wanted to delay a decision to give young footballers currently kicking their heels on the sidelines something to look forward to, but to do so any longer seems futile.

The Colts would like to place on record our thanks to all of the teams who had submitted entries for the tournament – as of the end of March we were well on course for yet another sell-out event.

We are also hugely grateful for the local businesses and groups who had generously stepped forward to support us and the parents who had volunteered to help out. A special mention too for tournament organisers Mandy Overfield and Katie Sheppard and treasurer Julie Armstrong, whose unstinting efforts have been in vain this time.

Any teams who paid their entry fee by bank transfer should email Julie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and a refund will be processed ASAP.

Needless to say, the tournament will be back – every bit as big and brilliant as ever – in the summer of 2021, when these dark days will hopefully be firmly behind us.

We wish everybody associated with our club and the wider grassroots football family a safe summer.

Stay at home, stay healthy and we will beat this together.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2020 16:01
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Monday, 01 July 2019 15:21

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Castle Combe Colts' annual summer spectacular lived up to its proud reputation in Wiltshire and beyond as around 3,000 people savoured scintillating football in scorching temperatures at the club's picturesque HQ.

The tournament sells out every year and certainly didn't disappoint those who made sure their name was on the entry list. The event is unique in that it showcases the talents of young footballers right across the age spectrum, from 4 to 18.

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There was joy and despair as teams battled it out for the honours, but the players deserve immense credit for making sure the values of respect and sportsmanship were upheld throughout the three days.

The club pays tribute to every single one of them for helping to create a wonderful spectacle, and would also like to say a big thank you to...

- The parents, friends and family who came along to cheer from the sidelines.

- Our superb team of referees and their guru, Julian Sattin.

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- The army of volunteers from across the age groups, who flipped burgers, parked cars, served tea and refreshments, recorded results, set up pitches, packed them away afterwards and did everything else besides.

- Tireless tournament organisers Mandy Overfield and Katie Sheppard and grounds manager Bradley Milburn-Anderson, together with the rest of the Colts committee.

- The local businesses who helped with expertise and goods, including the Lysely family, Chippenham Pallet Company, MJ Church, Corsham Print, Practical and ByBrook Valley School.

- And, when it came to the one thing out of our control, the weather gods for ensuring the conditions matched the setting and the football on show.

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It was a festival that showcased all that is brilliant about youth football but we really couldn’t have done it without the support of those listed above.

Thanks a million and we look forward to welcoming you all again in 12 months’ time.


U7 Fair play: Derry Hill United Flares
U8 Fair play: Derry Hill Inferno Orange
U9: Winners - Greenmeadow; Runners-up - Staverton Blue
U10: Winners - Kennington Athletic B; Runners-up - Kennington Athletic
U11 (Fri): Winners - Swindon Supermarine; Runners-up - Wims 11
U11 (Sun): Winners - FC Calne Vipers; Runners-up - Trowbridge Town Allstars
U12: Winners - Robins Red; Runners-up - Croft A
U13: Winners - Malmesbury Reds; Runners-up - Salisbury
U14: Winners - Trowbridge Town Raiders; Runners-up - FC Chippenham
U15: Winners - FC Chippenham White; Runners-up - Ferndale Rodbourne
U16: Winners - Castle Combe Colts Orcas; Runners-up - Ashton Villa
U17/18: Winners - Bromham Oaks; Runners-up - Bromham Owls

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Written by Neil Beck   
Saturday, 22 July 2017 16:14

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Castle Combe Colts topped the table of Charter Standard clubs across the entire region by scooping a hugely prestigious Football Association awards double.
When Colts chairman David Lewis and secretary Trevor Newman accepted an invitation to annual Wiltshire FA Community Awards gala dinner, staged at Trowbridge’s Civil Hall on July 20, the height of their expectations was either an honourable mention or a repeat of the Highly Commended spot they earned at the same event in 2016.
Following immensely deserved gongs for grassroots heroes including referees, groundsmen, and volunteers, the awards for individual clubs were saved until last. Then, as Lewis and Newman listened in, a citation began which kept ringing with familiarity…
It included: "Formed in 1997, up to 300 players, 16 teams, highly successful Minikickers division, first club in Wiltshire to raise money specifically for and purchase a community defibrillator.
And ended with: "The award for Best Charter Standard Club in Wiltshire 2016/17 goes to CASTLE COMBE COLTS FC.”
But that piece of news was just the beginning, as the master of ceremonies continued ….
"The Colts were further entered into the South West Regional competition and emerged victorious in that as well. The judges recognised the club for an all-inclusive style, respectful club ethos and an attention to detail, meaning that all Colts emerge from the process better equipped for life than when they started there.”
After collecting the awards, a proud and delighted Newman said: “This is a truly amazing honour when you think of the numbers of clubs and all the fantastic volunteers driving those clubs forward.
“I have to say the level of support we are given by the Wiltshire FA – particularly the likes of Tim Hall, Kate Foote and Jodie Jordan – is outstanding. These people also repeatedly go 'above and beyond' the call of duty - we thank them so much.
“I say it often but never has it had a truer meaning - BE PROUD TO BE A COLT.”

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