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.


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

Open Age Management Vacancy

The open age section is looking for a new management team to help the club continue to push up the football pyramid. The open age section consists of a first team playing in the West Yorkshire Division two and the reserves playing in the Harrogate & District Premier League but we have lofty ambitions for further success and promotions.

The club is looking for an experienced manager with a minimum of level two coaching badge and preferably experience of working in a club with a thriving junior section to assist with the flow of young footballers into open age football.

Interested parties should contact Simon Bollon on 07760165086

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 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.