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.

We 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 run an open age team in the West Yorkshire division and a veterans team in the Harrogate & 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 provided coaching for girls of all ages.


View our match fixtures, times and locations for the coming weeks.

Thistle Hill

Thistle Hill is the home of KCFC, with 5 purpose made pitches.


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Our teams range from Under 8’s to Senior Level

Our Latest News

FA Charter Standard Status

We’re proud to announce we have received our FA Charter Standard Status. We’re committed to delivering the best possible experience for players, referees, coaches and supporters making football safe and fun for everyone.

Download the certificate here

We Only Do Positive

To kick-off the 2018-19 youth football season, The Football Association has announced a renewed focus on the Respect programme as it enters its ten-year anniversary.

‘We Only Do Positive’ aims to improve behaviour on touchlines across the country by raising awareness of Respect among a new generation of parents, coaches, volunteers and players.

The campaign follows extensive research carried out during the 2017-18 season to understand more clearly the effect of negative behaviour at football matches from Under-7s to Under-18s level, focusing on where Respect interventions would be most effective.

‘We Only Do Positive’ is The FA’s new strategic approach is to emphasise the role of parents and coaches while highlighting the importance of positive behaviour and environments – both on and off the pitch – for young footballers involved in mini-soccer and youth football.

For more visit the FA site: http://www.thefa.com/news/2018/sep/05/fa-respect-we-only-do-positive-050918

May Half Term Football Camp

Wed 30th May – Fri 1st Jun at Thistle Hill
09:30 – 16:00

For Club Members: £15 per day or £40 for all 3 days
For Non-Club Members: £20 per day or £50 for all 3 days

Please contact Matt Wood for further information on 07832237784 or email matthewwood01@sky.com

All coaches are fully DBS checked with all proceeds going to club funds. Please bring a Packed lunch, drinks & Snacks

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 as the home of the club we continue 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.