Further details of COVID Procedures and Planning are available by your age group manager or contacting


Procedures below to maintain the safety of ALL people who visit KCFC at Thistle Hill.

  • Park in the car park as directed by the car park marshals.
  • There will be one way in and out of the playing areas.
  • Visit the arrival desk prior to entering the playing facility.
  • Sanitise your hands at the arrival desk.
  • Complete Track & Trace Procedure using one of two methods. One contact only required per family group.
  • You can download the evePASS app in advance and scan the QR code at the arrival desk. OR
  • Complete a handwritten contact list.
  • If you choose not to do Track & Trace, you will not be allowed into the facility and will have to remain in the car park area.
  • The changing rooms will NOT be open.
  • The toilets in the clubhouse and the café will be open.
  • Spectators on the touchline should maintain social distancing in groups of not more than 6 people.
  • If you are involved in setting up goals, flags, barriers etc, please sanitise your hands again after you have handled the equipment.

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:

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

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.