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.

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 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.

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.