Cranwell Junior Football Club
The JSP was able to assist the Club in match funding the purchase of a set of junior football goals. The presentation was made on the 1st May to Graham Almond by Mike Aspinall.
Graham outlined the following information regarding the junior club " Cranwell Junior Football Club was established in 1989 and has been providing football for children in and around the area ever since. The club are one of the founder members of the Grantham Youth Football League. We are proud of our club Mission Statement and our legend “Players & Citizens.
Along with the myriad of changes to youth football over recent years, by late 2014 the club had lost its way somewhat and it is fair to say came very close to ceasing to exist. We are now in a position where the club, with a new Club Management Committee and the support of the Cranwell Parish Council, are starting out again with the aim of providing football for young players in the local area. Since April 2015 we have successfully held regular Saturday morning football sessions for local children. In October 2015 the club were delighted to be awarded Charter Standard status by the Football Association. The Charter Standard is a kitemark which recognises and rewards high quality levels of provision in club football. The kitemark is awarded to clubs that are well run, sustainable, which place child protection, quality coaching and safety paramount.
We have an U7 team (the Typhoons) playing in the Onyx Teamwear Grantham Youth Football League for the 2015/2016 season – we would hope from this point forwards that we can then build a junior football club with teams at each age group as part of a 5 year plan. We look forward to growing the club and more importantly developing “Players & Citizens” once more. Training takes place on a Saturday morning at the Cranwell village football pitch. Everyone is welcome as our mission statement states, we will never turn any players away and there is no cost involved.
Next season we hope to be able to run an U7 and an U8 football team and will be hoping to host home matches making use of the village playing field, something we have not yet been able to do. We are very grateful to The Junior Sports Programme who match funded the purchase of new goals to fit in with the 5v5 format of football. "