FA Coaching Webinars - free to attend

One for the football coaches (or budding coaches) out there - the FA invite you to join a couple of webinars next week. On Monday 26th October at 6:00 PM the inspirational Hope Powell, Brighton & Hove Albion WFC manager, reflects on her journey and the importance of ambition, alongside Arsenal coach, Coreen Brown and Stoke City Ladies FC Head Coach, Alena Moulton. On Wednesday 28th October at 6:00 PM, as we build towards the Vitality Women's FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium between Manchester City and Everton on 1st November, we take a look at Esme Morgan's development from the playground to Wembley Stadium. If you want to attend click on the links below for more detail.

New players wanted for Under 8s team

Our Under 8s team is looking for boys and girls in school year 3 who are interested in joining us. We play in the Harrogate & Wharfedale Junior Friendly League and train on Saturday mornings at 10am. Please contact Steve Sherman on 07939 534516 or Dan Jones on 07958 006567 for more details.

Coaches are FA trained and DBS checked. We are a FA Charter Standard Club.

An open letter from West Riding FA Chairman Barry Chaplin

Sent on Friday 25th September 2020

It is fantastic to see so much safe and organised football going on across the county, particularly during these difficult times that we find ourselves in and for that we thank you all.   

As we head into another weekend of football, I felt it important to write to you as Chairman of the County Football Association to reinforce the key messages that we need everyone in football to take on board, whether you are a player, coach, match official, administrator, parent, carer or spectator. 

With rising COVID-19 levels across four of our Local Authority Areas, the risk to the postponement of grassroots football is becoming increasingly prominent. However, at this point in time there is a collective commitment locally to allow the game to continue in accordance with The FA’s guidance.

Over the last few months, the FA have produced comprehensive Return to Football Guidance, which must be strictly followed at all times.  We have continued to share this with everyone involved in football across West Riding, as well as updating with any information on local restrictions.  All the FA guidance documents can be found here and we would urge everyone involved in the game to read them. Please be reminded that the FA guidance is only in place whilst in the football environment and as soon as this is finished local restrictions must be strictly adhered to. 

One of the key areas of recent concern relates to spectators - it is imperative that all spectators maintain social distancing and government restrictions are always followed. For absolute clarity, spectators must remain socially distanced and in discrete groups of no more than 6 and these groups must not mix under any circumstances (again local restrictions on spectators must be adhered to above FA Guidance)

COVID-19 legislation has been updated nationwide and should there be non-conformity to the governments restrictions then you will be subject to local enforcement orders and possible fines. There is a significant threat and growing concern that football could be forced to suspend activity if we don’t play our part in adhering to the guidance.

We all have a responsibility to keep our game safe and therefore I ask you all to collectively pull together and ensure that anyone involved in the game adheres to the guidance - this way we can continue to offer football to everyone who participates in our game. 

We understand that this has been and will continue to be a difficult and strange time and we thank you for your ongoing support. Together we will all ensure that football in West Riding stays as safe and enjoyable as it can, and we will continue to promote key messages and guidance to everyone involved. 

Stay safe and well and enjoy your football.

West Riding FA Chairman
Barry Chaplin 

Revised rules for Grange Park clubhouse users

In order to control and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus Government measures for meeting in public places were revised on September 24th 2020. Consequently the rules for users of the Grange Park clubhouse have been revised and take effect immediately. The main changes for clubhouse users are:

- If you have downloaded the NHS Covid 19 app the QR code can be scanned at the clubhouse entrances.
- For those without the NHS Covid 19 app the existing VenueTrace system remains in place with a QR Code.
- One member of each group (of up to 6) must provide details if wishing to eat/drink inside.
- Anyone declining to provide their details and wanting to eat/drink at a table will be refused access (unless just using toilets).
- A face covering must be worn throughout the building UNLESS seated at a table to eat/drink. If leaving the table for any reason, e.g visiting the toilet, a face covering must be worn.
- If the bar is open then this is table service ONLY - no queuing, no standing at the bar. The table service will be provided by bar manager/volunteers.
- Catering will be provided 'take-away' from the terrace hatch. If you want to eat your food in the clubhouse you can only do so if there is a table free.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and thank you for your support.

U16s Girls: from Kirk Deighton to Harrogate

Kirk Deighton Rangers JFC have been huge supporters of developing girls football in the local area and for the 2020-21 season have agreed to work with Harrogate Town and host Harrogate Town's first ever girls grassroots team at Grange Park. Many of last season's KDR U15s team have moved to the Harrogate Town U16s squad to be part of the Harrogate Town female football development pathway, with the aim to progress to the Ladies development and first team squad.

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Kiddies and Under 6s training to restart on September 12th

Our youngest group of footballers, the Kiddies and Under 6s, will restart training this coming weekend, on Saturday 12th September. We will train initially at Grange Park from 10.00-11.00, and then move to the indoor facility at Wetherby High School when the sports hall becomes available.
We warmly welcome new players to our club. Please contact either of the team managers if your child would like to join us:
Gareth Colling (07792 467611, g.colling@yahoo.co.uk)
Colin Macdonald (​07938 128207, Colin7macdonald@hotmail.com)
In the interests of our players, parents and coaches we take all necessary precautions against COVID-19. Click the link for more details: http://kdrjfc.com/covid19/

New players wanted for Under 9s

Our Under 9s team are looking for boys and girls who will be going into Year 4 in September and are interested in joining our team. We play in the Harrogate & Wharfedale Friendly League and train on Saturday mornings at 11am.  Please contact James Arthur on 07805 261070 for more details.

All of our coaches are FA trained and DBS checked. We are a FA Charter Standard Club.

Papa John's Pizza Ad filmed at Grange Park 

Eagle eyed TV viewers may have noticed something familiar about the new Papa John's Pizza commercial. The ad was filmed at Grange Park in the autumn of 2019. If you look closely you may spot some of our players in the background.