CASTLE COMBE COLTS SUMMER FESTIVAL OF FOOTBALL 2017 - ENTRIES OPEN
Castle Combe Colts FC invites you all – old friends and new – to come and join us in a Festival of Football this summer. Our annual tournament will take place at our picturesque home in Upper Castle Combe and clubs may enter a maximum number of 2 teams in any or all of the following age groups:
FRIDAY, JUNE 30th 2017: U14 Girls & U16 Girls
SATURDAY, JULY 1st 2017: U7, U8, U10, U12, U14 Mixed & U16 Boys
SUNDAY, JULY 2nd 2017:U9, U11, U13 Mixed & U15 Boys
Please note these allocations may be subject to change and depend on the number of entries received An Entry Form and a set of sanctioned Rules are available for download below. This year we are excited to extend our girls’ competition to include U14 and U16 teams on the opening night. There are a maximum of ten teams per age group – so be quick! This does mean we will drop our U17/U18 Lads competition for a year. This is because the club doesn’t have a team in that age group this year – but hopefully it will return in 2018. Every effort will be made to accommodate an entry of two teams per team per age group, but should this not be possible any money banked for the second team will be refunded. All entries will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis. The entry fee has been pegged at £20 per team again. CCCFC will charge £3 per car to cover parking and a programme. Additional programmes can be purchased from our sellers at £2 each. Cheques should be made payable to Castle Combe Colts FC and be sent with an application form to Katie Sheppard at the address shown on the form. The closing date for entries is May 31st 2017. Note that no places will be confirmed until after this date and only then when the fee is paid in. Confirmations will be sent by email so please include your email address. If you would like confirmation by post, you’ll need to include a paid SAE. Please note that the tournament is only open to teams affiliated to their own County Football Association. No academy teams or players are allowed – see the Rules. There will be ample parking within a short walking distance of our sportsfield. No refunds shall be considered should any team be withdrawn from the tournament, within two weeks of the event. Those of you who have been with us before will know that the entire field is used for what it is intended for – playing football or watching it – and it is a wondrous sight. We have to employ a strict policy of no dogs or gazebos as there is simply not enough room. If there are any further questions please contact us by email at
. We very much look forward to welcoming you in the summer. Yours in sport, Trevor Newman (CCCFC Secretary)
CCCFC PLAYERS PROUD TO SPORT POPPIES FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY
The 300 young players of Castle Combe Colts FC paid tribute to those who sacrificed themselves to protect and secure our freedom by wearing special fabric poppies on their black and white shirts across two weekends in November. The club took delivery of the poppies, the symbol of remembrance of soldiers who died in war, ahead of Armistice Day and children from all age groups have been proudly sporting them at pitches all over Wiltshire. Pictured above are the U15s and U9s Blacks paying their respects before Mid Wilts League matches on November 13. Below are the U14s, U13s, U11s, U9s Whites and U7s ahead of their respective fixtures on November 6:
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 November 2016 12:21
FUN IN THE SUN AS YOUTH FOOTBALLERS SAVOUR CCCFC TOURNAMENT 2016
Castle Combe Colts welcomed nearly 200 teams from across the West Country and beyond as the club’s ever-popular summer tournament once again showcased all that is great about the grassroots game in England.
The 1,500 youth footballers on show ranged in age from the Colts’ youngest members, the under-6s MiniKickers, right through to the under-18s, who raised the curtain on the three-day festival on Friday evening alongside an inaugural competition for under-15s girls that was supported by six clubs from Wiltshire and Bristol.
Respect and sportsmanship were two primary themes of the weekend and the home club’s under-8s led by example as their Blacks team picked up one of the two fair play awards on offer on Saturday. Colts chairman David Lewis said: “We are determined to see our tournament played in a good spirit and thank all of the participating clubs for making sure that tradition was maintained once again this year.
“Win, lose or draw, the fact we are involved in a sport we all love while upholding the values promoted by the FA’s Respect guidelines should make us all proud. We provide these events for the enjoyment of our children and we must never forget this. “We hope that many friendships have been formed throughout the weekend and that all of our visitors, old and new, continue to consider us a tournament worth attending in future years.”
Mike Cook and Jo Hughes oversaw the organisation of the tournament and were assisted across the weekend by the club’s tireless committee members and a host of parent volunteers, who helped man the control tower, park cars and serve hundreds of beefburgers, hot dogs and other refreshments. The 450 matches that packed out the programme were expertly officiated by Julian Sattin’s team of enthusiastic referees.
Lewis was quick to thank them all for their respective contributions to what he called a “rich experience”, together with the invaluable support provided by Wavin Ltd, By Brook School, Chippenham Lions Club, Practical Van Hire, Superior Printing, Wiltshire Wood Recycling, Colin Ward and the Lysley Family.
ROLL OF HONOUR
Under-7 Fair play: Derry Hill Firestorm Under-8 Fair play: Castle Combe Colts Blacks Under-9: FC Chippenham Warriors 0 Bath City White 2 Under-10: FC Calne 1 Bishops Cannings A 3 Under-11:Bath City Youth 0 Trowbridge Town Raiders 0 (Bath win on pens) Under-12: Trowbridge Town Stripes 0 Harwell and Hendred Youth 3 Under-13:Liden Community Green 3 Liden Community White 1 Under-14: Northside Athletic A 1 Melksham Town Tornadoes 1 (Melksham win on pens) Under-15 Girls: Westbury Amazons Yellow 0 Melksham Town Yellow 1 (aet) Under-15: Devizes Town A 0 FC Chippenham Youth 1 Under-16: FC Chippenham Youth 0 Melksham Town 1 Under-18:Melksham Town 2 Larkhall Athletic 1
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 09:40
VIDEO: MEET THE TEAMS AT CASTLE COMBE COLTS 2016
Many thanks to U8 parent Tim Matthews for producing this fantastic video for the CCCFC 2015-16 presentation evening
Last Updated on Saturday, 21 May 2016 15:42
SUMMER 2016 FESTIVAL OF FOOTBALL - COME AND JOIN US
Castle Combe Colts FC invites old friends and new to come and join us in a Festival of Football this summer. Our popular annual tournament has genuinely completely 'sold out' in each of the last couple of years and we have limited room for expansion (see exciting news of our first venture into girls' competitions), as we use every inch of our field as it is! So, book early to avoid disappointment. The festival takes place on the first weekend of July. Clubs may enter a maximum of two teams in any of the following age groups.
FRIDAY, JULY 1 Lads' U17/U18 competition Girls' U14/U15 competition
SATURDAY, JULY 2 U7s, U8s, U10s, U12s, U14s, U16s (U7s & U8s will be a non-competitive festival-type event) SUNDAY, JULY 3 U9s, U11s, U13s, U15s
NB: Please note, age-group day allocation may be subject to change, depending on the number of entries
An entry form & a set of sanctioned rules are available to download below. Due to a slow take up from U17s/U18s in recent years, we are changing our Friday night offering to include a category for U15 Girls (U14s can play also). We will limit the number of entries to both the U17/U18s and U15 Girls' competition to 10 as we want to be careful not to over extend the tournament. Every effort will be made to accommodate an entry of two teams per team per age group, but should this not be possible the money for the second team listed will be refunded. All entries will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis. The entry fee is £20 per team. We will charge £3 per car for parking and a programme. Additional programmes can be purchased from the sellers at £2 each. Cheques should be made payable to Castle Combe Colts FC and be sent with an application form. The closing date for entries will be May 31, 2016. NO PLACES WILL BE CONFIRMED UNTIL AFTER THIS DATE. They will be sent out by email, so make sure you include your address. If you want confirmation by post, you will need to include a paid SAE. Please note that the tournament is only open to teams affiliated to their own County Association. There will be ample parking within a short walking distance of our sportsfield. Information concerning start times etc. will be forwarded by email after the closing date. No refunds shall be considered should any team be withdrawn from the tournament.
CCCFC at the double as 2015 tournament proves a real winner
Goals galore, triumph, despair and, above all, outstanding sportsmanship – Castle Combe Colts’ record-breaking 2015 festival of football had the lot. The three-day spectacular, overseen by tireless members of the organising committee and a huge army of parent volunteers, attracted more teams than ever before as 1,200 footballers aged between four and 18 together with their supporters descended upon Colts’ picturesque headquarters in Upper Castle Combe. After kicking off on Friday night with the U17/18s competition, Saturday’s action was played out in glorious sunshine and was crowned by a triumph for the hosts’ U14 side, who beat Ferndale Rodbourne 3-1 in the final. After a damp start, things quickly heated up on Sunday and the U9s Whites made it a Colts double before the U13s Whites so very nearly emulated them in the last of the weekend’s 470 matches, losing to a golden goal from opponents FC Chippenham Vipers after an absorbing battle. Bath City Youth also won two of the age groups – the U17/18s and U12s – with Holt, Melksham Town, Greenmeadow Youth, Oxfordshire visitors Harwell & Hendred, AFC Corsham and Westbury Youth sharing the other honours. Colts chairman Trevor Newman thanked Mike Cook and Jo Hughes for heading up the organisation of the event, grounds manager Ken Neale for ensuring the pitches were presented in immaculate condition, referee supervisor Julian Sattin and his team of officials, and the numerous commercial organisations whose backing helped to make the weekend such a success. He added: “My thanks also go to the parents and coaches for choosing to join us in our celebration of the beautiful game. Only by making the commitment that they do, do young footballers get the chance to experience something like our festival. “The fantastic spirit of competitive commitment aligned with mutual respect and friendship defines Colts tournaments and I was delighted to see the club’s culture of ‘learning in a fun and positive environment’ supported by so many who came to visit us on what was a wonderful weekend.”
CCCFC TOURNAMENT 2015 ROLL OF HONOUR Under-7s Fair Play: Westbury Youth Warriors. Under-8s Fair Play: AFC Corsham Leopards. Under-9s: Winners – Castle Combe Colts Whites, runners-up – Trowbridge Town Bees. Under-10s: Winners – Greenmeadow Youth City, runners-up – Bishops Cannings Fireblades. Under-11s: Winners – Harwell & Hendred Youth, runners-up – Swindon Supermarine T. Under-12s: Winners – Bath City Youth White, runners-up – FC Calne Blue. Under-13s: Winners – FC Chippenham Vipers, runners-up – Castle Combe Colts Whites. Under-14s: Winners – Castle Combe Colts Whites, runners-up – Ferndale Rodbourne. Under-15s: Winners – Melksham Town Blacks, runners-up – Trowbridge Rangers. Under-16s: Winners – Holt B, runners-up – FC Calne. Under-17/18s: Winners – Bath City Youth, runners-up – Croft Junior Blue.
Castle Combe Colts Summer Festival of Football 2015 - June 26th, 27th & 28th
Please come and join us in a tournament to celebrate the beautiful game.
Castle Combe Colts FC has great pleasure in inviting your club to enter teams into our annual tournament, to be held at Castle Combe Sportsfield.
You may enter a maximum of two teams in any or all of the following age groups:
Please note that age group day allocation may be subject to change.
U7s to U14s will play six-a-side (eight per squad). U15s, U16s, U17s/U18s will play five-a-side (seven per squad).
The entry fee is £20 per team. We will charge £2 per car for parking and a programme on the day.
Entry forms can be downloaded below and every effort will be made to accommodate an entry of two teams per club per age group. Should this not be possible the money for the second team listed will be refunded. All entries will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis.
We would love you to join us in our celebration of the beautiful game and look forward to hearing from you in due course.
The closing date for entries will be May 31st 2015. Please note that no places will be confirmed until after this date and that the tournament is only open to teams affiliated to their own county Foootball Association.