Glossop North End A.F.C
Glossop North End A.F.C
Juniors & Ladies

Every year, the club takes huge strides forward in its development, but be assured that our primary focus will always remain the boys and girls, no matter how large we grow.

We are here to develop all our players into the best players they can be, as well as providing examples of good life skills along the way. This ethos runs right through the whole club and is the mantra that our Managers and Coaches have to adopt.

This season we will have over 435 children, young adults and adults training and playing football every week, in 38 teams lead by 65 fully qualified Coaches.   This is a huge operation to oversee, but in our band of volunteers we have the most dedicated and enthusiastic people I have ever met. Once again, I am truly grateful to them all, for all their efforts in “putting this show on the road.”

We try to keep our subscription levels at a rate which is not a barrier to playing. We are only able to do this with the contributions made by our sponsors, who help us in buying kit and equipment; thank you again to all our sponsors for your continued support.

Last season was again a huge success, both on and off the field.

The Club (Seniors, Ladies & Juniors) was awarded Derbyshire County FA Standard Charter Community Club of the Year 2017.  This Award recognises the contributions made by our volunteers, players, supporters and sponsors. It was acknowledgement of us providing the very best Safeguarding provision for everyone involved in the Club; the wellbeing of our players, health and safety and The FA’s Respect campaign are cornerstones of how we operate.

One of our Coaches, Ben Mills, was named FA National Coach of the Year 2017.  This is a great personal achievement for Ben and reflects the work he contributes to the Club and the time and dedication to the teams that he manages.  It also goes some way to justify the investment the Club makes in all our Coaches, promoting their own personal development via FA recognised training courses. 

The Club also won High Peak Borough Council Club of the Year 2017 and we were runners-up in the Derbyshire Sports Club of the Year 2017 Award.

On the pitch, we won an amazing 6 trophies last season, and were runners up in a further 12 competitions. We are not a ‘win at all costs’ club and seek a mixture of development and fun to achieve success.   Other achievements included: -

  • The launch of our new web-site
  • The launch of a new U21 team playing in the Cheshire U21 County Football League
  • Hosting our own Football Festival in May 2017 which saw 68 teams participate with over 600 players and 1,000 supporters attend.
  • Founder member of High Peak Junior Football League.
  • A number of fund-raising initiatives for local, national and international projects including Mummy’s Star, Reuben’s Retreat, Glossop Foodbank, Glossop Mountain Rescue, High Peak Hummingbird Project and MacMillan Cancer Care.
 This upcoming season again promises so much in particular:-
  • We will be announcing the integration of Glossop North End Ladies Team into the Juniors section, in order to provide a defined ‘pathway’ for our female Juniors into the adult game.
  • Continued co-operation with the Seniors Club in terms of players, building on the success from last season where 4 of our U21 team, played for the senior team.
  • Further work alongside DCC, GCC, DCFA and the Football Foundation on the development of a new dedicated football centre in Glossop, with new facilities and pitches.
  • New membership database allowing improved communication with parents and supporters of club-wide initiatives.
  • Explore the possibility of providing a two year full-time education & football excellence programme for 16-18 year olds

With all the above in mind, we hope you see and recognise the values we hold and that you, your child (children) have a fun, safe and structured environment in which to grow and develop as players and people, not only this season but for many to come.

We consider the FA Respect Codes of Conduct critical to driving behaviour and that these Codes are understood and observed by all our managers, coaches, players and parents/spectators.

If you see or hear any parent, supporter or coach behaving in a way that is outside their respective Code of Conduct, we want to create an environment where it is acceptable to challenge their behaviour, reminding them of the values of the club, and that we are all in attendance to enjoy the training sessions and matches in an appropriate manner.

Finally, have a fantastic new football season and remember to

#bethebestyoucanbe and always #playwithasmile