Celtic Football Club

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Welcome to Knaresborough Celtic FC

Knaresborough Celtic Junior Football Club is a community club, which exists to provide a safe and fun environment for children of all ages from Knaresborough and the surrounding villages to learn and participate in organised football.

Founded in 1995, we operate on a completely voluntary basis and are run by enthusiastic parents. Our core values are to ensure that the social aspects of team sports are highlighted as much as the technical elements of football and that football is an inclusive game appropriate for all children.

temp-imgWe have an established infrastructure in place to ensure continuity through all age groups and we run teams in organised Leagues from Under-8 through to Under-18 inclusively and also run two open age teams in the Harrogate and District League. We also have a Nursery section which provides coaching for children from as young as four years old before graduation to the Under-8’s. In addition, we have Girls teams from Age 10 through to 16.

All age groups are run by Team Managers and Assistant Managers who have attended and passed the appropriate FA Qualification requirements. This includes not just coaching but also First Aid and Child Protection courses. Additionally, all age groups have a Parents Representative and anyone connected with the club – players (and their parents), coaches, league officials – are required to adhere to a published Code of Conduct.

Knaresborough Celtic FC actively contributes to the community through a variety of activities, not least of all our Schools Liaison Programme, in which we have guided all local primary schools to FA Charter School accreditation and run several competitions on both a season-wide and one-off basis.

Season of Success for Celtic

As the 12/13 season comes to a close the trophy cabinet is beginning to fill up with success across the age ranges.
The under 16 Girls sealed the York A League  title in their last season together in the league.
The Under 11 girls won the City of York League and are still on for the double with a cup final to come.
The Under 10 Boys won the Harrogate & District Championship B League with an emphatic victory over Kirk Deighton meaning they finish the season unbeaten (pictured below)


County Cup beckons

Those who have had teams participate in the County Cup will support me when I say it’s a fantastic and exciting tournament that allows you to see the standard of teams across the county.

This weekend the Under 14 Green’s have a home match against Brighouse with a 14.00 Kick off time.

We have a strong history of relative success (frequent semi-finalists and sometime finalists!) and the matches always make for great spectacles of passion and desire so get yourselves along to support the Hoops this Sunday!

Fone Aid

The Club has registered with FONEAID and we receive cash for old mobile phones.

I am sure many of you will have upgraded your phone at Christmas or will have old phones lying around in a drawer somewhere so why not hand us your old phone and help raise funds for Knaresborough Celtic.

Hand your phone to your team manager or parent rep or call Alex on 01423 869686 to arrange pick up.

KCFC Boot Bank

boot bank

The Knaresborough Celtic boot bank is up and running with plenty of boots available! We all know the cost of buying new boots is high, so rather than buy new and throw away the old ones, recycle via the KCFC boot bank. The boots are not for sale but all donations (the going rate seems to be £5) are accepted. If you would like to to enquire about available stock or donate old boots please visit the Thistle Hill cafe where the vast array of stock is on show

Knaresborough Celtic Lottery

The club is now able to offer you, your family & friends a lottery scheme that gives you the chance to win up to £100 each and every day!

Proceeds from the lottery are reinvested into the club. This lottery is open to members, members families & friends.
An application form is available for download from the lottery page or you can get one from your parent rep.

Please return completed forms to your Manager, Parent Rep or directly to Richard Blackwood.

Any questions please contact Richard at
The Club is registered as a cause on

Please visit the site and register as a user and through the “Find a Cause” button select Knaresborough Celtic Football Club as your cause.

Each time you shop online if you go through this site your purchases will raise money for the Club. In 2009 just 26 members of the Club raised £162. If we can get more of you registering and buying your online goods this way we can significantly help to boost the Clubs coffers.

It costs you nothing and there are some discounts offered by retailers exclusively to easyfundraising users.

New Players always welcome

Knaresborough Celtic are always looking for new players at every age group. As the areas leading community football club we are proud of the standards we offer young footballers. With Thistle Hill due to open in 2010 the club continues to set the standard for coaching, facilities and fun! If you are interested in joining the club then please visit the corresponding team page or the contact us page for the relevant contact details.