Marple Athletic JFC

Marple Athletic JFC

Welcome to The Marple Athletic JFC Website

Cheshire FA Charter Standard Club of the Year 2016  / Stockport Sports awards "Club of the Year 2017"

Marple Athletic JFC is the leading junior football club in the Marple and surrounding areas.

We are totally volunteer lead and only exist thanks to the support and dedication of all our volunteer managers and supporters who give up their time for free to offer local boys and girls of all abilities the chance to play and enjoy football.

We have achieved the coveted FA Charter Standard Club status awarded to clubs that are well run, sustainable, which place child protection, quality coaching and safety paramount.

We are extremely proud to be the Cheshire FA Charter Standard Club of 2016 following on from 2015 when we were presented the County FA Respect Award.

Club History

The club was formed in early 1985 by Alan Rainford and Geoff Ryan from Cub Scout boys who had become too old to continue playing in the Marple & District Cubs League.

Girls Football

We are extremely proud of our record of supporting the growth in female football across the UK and we are proud that we were the first club in the area to offer Girls-Only football.

We now have a strong girls section within the club and in 2020/21 season we will have 6 squads playing across a number of leagues in the area at ages u9/u10/u11/u12/u14/u15

We also run an excellent girls only football development school (Wildcats) on Thursday evenings 6-8 pm open to girls of all ages who want to try out playing football with like minded girls (contact for further info). 

All girls are welcome and we offer the first session is FREE then only £3 pay-as-you-play thereafter.

Under 6 Football Development School

Our very successful Football Development School open to boys and girls in Reception and Year 1 is held on Monday evenings at 6pm.

We use these sessions as an introduction to football with most of the Development School children going on to create our new Under 7 squad each September.

We only charge £3 pay-as-you-play and the sessions are taken by our experienced head coach Rick.

The Future

We are now an established Junior Football Club with teams playing from Under 7s through to Under 17s in various quality junior leagues in the area. 

We have now amalgamated with Mellor FC to offer a football pathway from 6 to open age football and we are investing in our new home at Wood Lane Sports Ground to create a real community hub.

All our sessions are taken by FA qualified coaches with all managers and coaches fully CRB cleared.

We have formed partnerships with local schools with the full support of the FA to offer a clear pathway for young footballers through the ages from Under 6 to 60 all taking place within a safe community lead football club.  

We are always looking to recruit new players and volunteers so please feel free to contact the respective team managers.

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