About

Cranbrook Juniors FC is a new youth football club in Cranbrook (Kent) which was founded in May 2021. We are affiliated with the Kent FA with training provided by FA qualified coaches (DBS checked).

We are run by a group of local volunteers, and you will find details of our founding committee members below. 

Our Committee

Ant Tomlinson

Chairperson & Youth Team Manager

Reece Curtis

Vice-Chairperson

Charlie Tomlinson

Club Secretary

Karlene Rivers

Treasurer

Luci Levett

Welfare Officer

Jorge Blanco

School & Community Liaison Officer

Isabel Sanchez

PR & Communications Officer

Reese Drewer

Fixtures Secretary

Rob Payne

Registration Secretary

Maria Tanner

Marketing Officer

Training

Weekend training will be delivered on Saturday mornings from 10-11am, unless a match has been scheduled. Home games and training take place on the Rammell Field. Away games will involve travel across Kent and East Sussex and parents/guardians will be responsible for transportation.

Age Groups

Teams are organised by age group and run as per the school year, a player born on the 1st September will be the oldest in the team.

Our teams do not play ‘competitive’ football which means that results and league tables are not published. All matches, as per FA regulations, are effectively friendly matches which supports children to develop their skills, build friendships and enjoy the game.

Age Group Format Ball Size League Football? Spaces available? Season Fee*
U5 (Reception) Training only 2 (Midi) No No Free
U6 (Year 1) Training only 3 No No Free
U7 (Year 2) 5 v 5 3 Yes No £140
U8 (Year 3) 5 v 5 3 Yes No £140
U9 (Year 4) 7 v 7 3 Yes No £140
U10 (Year 5) 7 v 7 3 Yes No £140
U11 (Year 6) 9 v 9 4 Yes No £140

* The season fee is an all-in annual membership of Cranbrook Juniors Football Club. 

Application & Membership Fees

As a guide, our membership fees help cover the cost of affiliation with the Kent FA, league fees, insurances, pitch maintenance, winter training hire, referee fees, match & training equipment, DBS checks, FA Level 1 Coaching, First Aid & Safeguarding course fees as well as help fund tournaments & trophies.

Registration is only complete once we have received this payment in full. Upon confirmation of a place, BACs details are sent by email. We operate a ‘No Pay, No Play’ policy. Please contact the Club if you would prefer to arrange payment in instalments.

If you have a sibling in the Club it will be £140 for the 1st child and £100 thereafter.

If there is no space you will be put on the waiting list.

Kit

As a registered player, each child is provided with a full kit for training and match days EXCEPT football boots and shin pads which parents/guardians must provide. Note that if any child turns up in trainers and/or without shin pads they WILL  NOT be allowed to play (for welfare reasons).

The below are examples of the U10 match-day kit for the 2021/22 season: