IMG_1628PPFC Under 8s & Development Squad will be training on Friday evening (19th September) at Pirbright Village School between 6pm – 7pm. Please note that there is some important information regarding training at the school posted on our Under 8s News Page here http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/u8-news-latest/ We will be distributing our new playing kit in preparation for our league fixtures to those registered for South Surrey League Football so it is important that – if your child cannot attend training on Friday but is involved in the game on Saturday – that you contact the club at pirbrightpremierfc@hotmail.com in order to let us know. Likewise, if your child cannot play on Saturday please do let Lee or Neil know ASAP.

On Saturday morning (20th September) the U8s Matchday Squad will be playing Onslow FC at Surrey Sports Park (for those unfamiliar this is the complex opposite Tesco near the Royal Surrey County Hospital). Again, match details can be found on our Under 8s News Page.



Sunday 14th September, SPL: Goldsworth Park Rangers 3 Pirbright Premier FC U11s 4

New season, big pitches, bigger goals, longer games, the offside rule, two more players-a-side but the same old huge heart and enormous effort from PPFC U11s as they began 2014/15 with a well-deserved away win at Goldsworth Park on Sunday lunchtime.  

There were terrific individual performances all over the pitch as the lads adapted really well to the new challenges of 9v9 football. Pirbright were in front inside three minutes, Joshua shifting Arthur’s pass out of his feet to slam into the roof of the net for our first goal of the campaign. The lads passing football was outstanding at times, with new boy Olly pulling the strings in midfield. A second goal soon followed, with Josh’s searing pace taking him away from the last defender; the goalkeeper stopped his initial shot but was powerless to prevent Jack’s follow-up.

14092014299But as quickly as the boys had established a lead than they lost it; undone twice in the space of five minutes before half time through some defensive indecision and some excellent GPR finishing. But it proved only a temporary ‘switch-off’ as Pirbright soon regained control in the second period. Jack restored PPFC’s advantage with a splendid shot from just outside the area (pictured right). Then Josh scored what was to prove the decisive goal, again making space in the area and finishing smartly. Had GPR’s keeper not pulled off a couple of great saves it might have been a little more comfortable. As it was, the home team scored their third from a corner in the final minute; making for a tense few moments – particularly with injured captain Jacob off the pitch.

But the lads held on for the win that their overall effort really merited. Well done boys; keep passing this well and putting in this much hard work and hopefully we’ll be in for a really enjoyable season.

PPFC: Conor, Adam, Jacob (c), Arthur, Jonty, Cally, Joshua, Dean, Olly, Joshua, Jack

Scorers: Jack (2), Joshua (2)

Man of the Match: Could have been any one of the boys but debutant Dean was outstanding. Hard-working, intelligent in possession and fearless; well done Dean!


LP8Saturday 13th September; EBYL: Pirbright Premier U16s 5 Barton Rovers 1

PPFC U16s began their league season with a five-star showing against Barton Rovers at Sheets Heath on Saturday morning. The lads never looked back after racing to a two goal lead inside the first five minutes through strikes from long-serving pair Tom G and Joe; eventually running out comfortable 5-1 winners.

Barton came more into the game later in the first half, scoring the goal of the game from a long-range free-kick to bring the score back to 1-3 after the prolific Luke had made it three for Pirbright. But further goals from Joe and a splendid solo effort from Callum put the gloss on an excellent start for the team. Pirbright could even afford to miss a penalty; Joe denied a deserved hat-trick after seeing his spot-kick saved. There was an encouraging debut from Olly, who went close to opening his account on a number of occasions.

So a bright and purposeful start from the club’s senior team, who will play the return against Barton later this month. Well done lads; keep it going!

PPFC Scorers: Joe (2), Luke, Tom G, Callum.


002PPFC Under 11s will begin their league season at Goldsworth Park Rangers this Sunday (14th September). Our first home fixture will be the following weekend against Onslow. A full list of fixtures can be found here http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/under-11s-resultsfixtures/

There’s some more general news ahead of the new season here http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/u11snews/



PPFC U8s first round of fixtures in the South Surrey Youth League are now online here http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/under-8s-fixtures/

The team start with an away match with Onslow on Saturday 20th September. Our first home game on the Village Green will be on Saturday 4th October against Albury.

There’s some general Under 8s and Development Squad news here http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/u8-news-latest/


03052014217PPFC U16s full squad were put through their paces on Saturday morning at Sheets Heath in a well-contested and high-quality friendly against CSA All Stars. The match was played over three twenty-minute short-games with all nineteen of PPFC’s squad receiving a run-out. For the record, PPFC drew the first third 1-1, lost the second 1-2, before tiring in the third to go down 0-4.

But Mike was pleased with the opportunity to run the rule of his new players and pit his side against some excellent opposition ahead of the new league season.

More U16s News this week along with some pictures from the squad’s ‘official photocall ;)



DSCN2056A well-attended session for PPFC U8s on Saturday morning as we started the 2014/15 season in the late Summer sunshine. Welcome back everyone! A big well done to our new PPFC starters Rees, Olly S and Ashton: we hope you enjoy your football with us guys. Congratulations to Lewis – another PPFC new boy – and this week’s U8s Star of the Week for some fantastic skills, listening and great effort.

More PPFC U8s News this week…


DSCN1923All three of our PPFC teams will start the 2014/15 season this Saturday morning on Pirbright Village Green. Here’s the programme:

Under 8s: Will train from 9:30am – 10:30am. Shinpads and water bottle essential please everyone. A respectful reminder that we’d really appreciate if the boys are ready to start at 9:30am.

Under 11s: Will train from 10:30am – 11:30am. Likewise, shinpads, water bottle please – you know the drill guys! New starters more than welcome.

Under 16s: Will train from 10:00am – 11:00am. News on next week’s Friendly fixture to follow. 


ACORNSaturday 30th August marks the start of the 2014/15 campaign for all three of our PPFC age group teams. Pirbright Village Green is the venue for the following:

Under 8s: Open Training Session from 9:30am – 10:30am. Existing and new PPFC members welcome. More news, including details of age limitations here: http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/news/u6-news-latest145/

Under 11s: Open Training Session from 10:30am – 11:30am. A reminder we are looking to recruit new team members for our forthcoming season in the Surrey Primary League. More details here: http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/news/u10s/

Under 16s: Training Session from 10:00am – 11:00am. Details of a pre-season friendly along with full 2014/15 EBYL fixtures are now online here: http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/news/u15news/


017PPFC Under 11s will be back in training for the 2014/15 season on Saturday 30th August on Pirbright Village Green, between 10:30am – 11:30am. A welcome back to all our existing PPFC members; we’d be pleased to see any new faces keen to take part and learn more about our PPFC family. It’s really important that we try and enlist some new recruits for our U11s this season; so if you’re interested in joining our talented, friendly and committed bunch of players we’d be delighted to see you.

You’ll find some more details on this PPFC age group team on our Under 11s News Page, including training schedules for September.

For existing PPFC Members:

Pete is currently in the process of organising Surrey Primary League registration.

For any potential new players:

PPFC Under 11s is made up of boys from School Year Six (i.e. 10 years old and turning 11 during this forthcoming school year). We can accept players from School Year Five but would advise that any potential participation in matches could be limited due to FA age limitations. Please email the club at pirbrightpremierfc@hotmail.com should you have any further questions.


DSCN2068PPFC Under 8s will start training on Saturday 30th August on Pirbright Village Green between 9:30am – 10:30am. We’d be pleased to see our existing PPFC members along with any new faces who might be interested in taking part and learning a little more about our club. Shinpads and a water bottle essential please everyone.

You’ll find a little more about this age group on our Under 8s News Page, including our training schedule for September and Age Limitations.

For any potential new players:
Our Under 8s are made up of boys (and girls) from School Year Three (i.e. 7 years old and turning 8 during this forthcoming school year). We also accept children from School Year Two (i.e. 6 years old and turning 7 during this forthcoming school year). Unfortunately, we cannot accept children from either Reception or School Year One at this stage.

For existing PPFC members:
We would ask those of you we have contacted about Registration for League Football to respond as soon as possible in order that we can complete this process. For those (mainly School Year 2) boys who just take part in training but not matches, we’d be delighted for you to keep doing so. We’re also hopeful that we might be able to develop the younger boys into a further PPFC age group squad as the season develops. Watch this space ;)


IMG_1466Just a quick message to all our PPFC Family that we’ll be updating the site very soon with news ahead of the new 2014/15 season. We’re just in the process of finalising first training sessions and registration evenings for our U8s and U11s.

Hope you’re all enjoying your Summer. Sit tight everyone; exciting times ahead! ‘Stay tuned’ to the Website, our Facebook Page and Twitter feed.



PRES12013/14 finally draws to a close for PPFC this coming Friday (18th July) on Pirbright Village Green with our annual End of Season Presentation Evening. The evening is free to all our PPFC family, and we’d love to see as many as possible of you there to celebrate the achievements of our fabulous Under 15s, Under 10s and Under 7s teams.

This year’s event is our Picnic by the Pavilion (everything crossed for a fine evening ;)) so bring your own party food and drink, deckchairs and picnic blankets. We’ll be providing soft drinks for the boys. There will be a bouncy castle for the younger lads and siblings and a special treat for our Under 15s; along with all the usual fun and games.

The evening officially begins at 7pm, but feel free to arrive from 6.30 onwards to set-up your ‘pitch’ and let the little ones bounce and run around to let off some steam. We’re planning to begin the presentations around 7.30; there will be individual trophies for all of our players at all age groups, along with the usual special individual trophies. Feel free to stay on after the presentations but if you’re planning ahead to make sure it’s not too late a night for the younger boys then the ‘official’ stuff should be done by around 8:15.

Bring your food, drink, nans, granddads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cameras for what promises to be a great evening to bring the curtain down on a great season for the club. See you from 6.30 onwards…

Any questions please contact the club at the usual email address: pirbrightpremierfc@hotmail.com



PRES2A reminder our End of Season Presentation Evening is now only a fortnight away. It take place on Friday 18th July on Pirbright Village Green. This year’s event is our Picnic on the Pavilion and is FREE to our PPFC Family. Please do put the date in your diary and come along to celebrate the achievements of our lads this season. More news on the evening’s events next week…


windsor4A reminder there is no football this weekend for our U15s. Their final training of the season will be on Saturday 12th July on the Village Green. We will also be signing next year’s registration forms at this session as per Mike’s previous communications.


DSCN2078PPFC Under 7s final training session of the 2013/14 season will take place on Saturday 5th July on Pirbright Village Green at 9:15am. We’ll be having some fun World Cup games to round of our season. PPFC Dads start practicing for a special penalty shoot-out at the end of the session ;) See your Saturday everyone…


DSCN2056Well it’s lasted almost eleven months but after our Under 15s and Under 10s once again excelled in their final competitive fixtures of the season at Crookham today 2013/14 is very nearly done and dusted. We’ve just a few more PPFC commitments before the curtain comes down on Friday 18th July at our End of Season Presentation Evening. Here’s the programme for July…

Under 7s

Our final training session of the season will be on Saturday 5th July on Pirbright Village Green at 9:15am. Much as we know the boys would love to keep on playing, we’ve got to stop sometimes boys ;)

Under 10s

Will round off the 2013/14 campaign with a special Dads v Lads fixture on Saturday 5th July on Pirbright Village Green at 10:30am. Respiratory equipment at the ready for the Old Men please…

Under 15s

Final session will be on Saturday 12th July on the Village Green. Please note that Mike will combine this with an opportunity for all those committing to the club for 2014/15 with a Registration Morning. Attendance of all those intending to play next season and parents to complete Registration Forms essential please.


A reminder we’ll round things off on the evening of Friday 18th July with our Picnic by the Pavillion End of Season Presentation Evening. All welcome.


051PPFC Under 10s played their final football of the 2013/14 season at the Crookham Rovers 5-a-side on Sunday and bowed out in their usual battling fashion; punching well above their weight in a tough group to progress to the Quarter Finals, before going down to a cruel penalty shoot-out defeat. It was an afternoon which typified their campaign, full of commitment and endeavour, with some fine football to boot.

The boys began with a 1-1 draw with Farnborough Youth, Asa scoring the equaliser in a tightly contested match. The boys were comfortable winners in their second game, however, seeing off Crookham Flames Red by virtue of two further goals from Asa. Two very tough games followed against quality opponents in Loddon Sports and Crookham Devils Yellow. The lads battled manfully to earn a point in a goalless draw with Loddon. But Crookham Devils were simply too much going forward (probably the best team we’ve played in three seasons), winning 4-0 despite a gallant PPFC display. But the lads knew that their final game – against Andover – was the important one; and they duly recorded a splendid 3-1 win. Cally’s tidy finish and an own goal moved us in front before a fantastic move was rounded off by Jacob for the third.

018The Quarter Final against Crookham Devils Blue was a cagey affair which eventually finished goalless after extra time. Alas the lads couldn’t hold their nerve in the dreaded penalty shoot-out, and despite two cracking stops from Conor and an icy-cool kick from Cally PPFC were edged out 1-2. The boys would do well to put their obvious disappointment aside and concentrate on both another gutsy showing and a season in which their football has improved hugely. Well done lads!

PPFC: Conor, Asa, Artur, Jonty, Cally, Joshua, Jacob

037Group: Farnborough, drew 1-1 (Asa); CRFC Flames Red, won 2-0 (Asa 2); Loddon Sports, drew 0-0; CRFC Devils Yellow, lost 0-4; Andover, won 3-1 (Cally, Jacob, OG); QF CRFC Devils Blue, drew 0-0 (1-2 on pens).



frontPPFC Under 15s ended the 2013/14 season with some richly deserved silverware at the Crookham Rovers Tournament this morning. It was fitting reward for the efforts of Mike and his team and – as with their last tournament triumph at Mayford in May 2013 – it was an all-Pirbright affair as the ‘A’ Team met the ‘B’ Team in the Final.

PPFC ‘A’ finished fourth in their group, winning one game, losing two and drawing three, progressing to the Quarter-Finals of the ‘Plate’ competition as a result. Here, they edged through by virtue of a penalty shoot-out win over Crookham Spartans after the game ended 1-1. Newest recruit Alfie scored the winner in the semis against Crookham Raiders.

PPFC ‘B’ also ended fourth in their group; winning two and losing three. They received a bye to the semi-finals of the plate where they saw off Headley Youth 2-1. The Final was a decidedly relaxed affair between our two PPFC teams, ending with a 3-0 win for PPFC ‘B’ thanks to goals from Callum, Jack and Luke. But the result was fairly immaterial as the squad shared the spoils.

DSC_3238Mention to Alfie for a promising debut – we hope he enjoys his football with us. And a welcome return for Jack; who played his first game since December after a long injury lay-off – great to have him back. Well done lads; a great way to round off the season. ‘Stay tuned’ to http://www.pirbrightpremierfc.com and our Facebook page and Twitter feed for news of our final U15s training session and End of Season Presentation Evening.


DSCN2082Another well-attended Saturday session for our Under 7s this morning. Our Star of the Week was Zachary who showed great commitment and application in taking some of the skills we learned into our mini World Cup at the end of the session. Well done Zach; and well done everyone – great work!


21062014254A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who visited us on the Village Green at the Pirbright Scarecrow Festival on Saturday; it was great to see so many of our PPFC Family. We had great fun representing our club to the Pirbright community; and what fantastic weather!

21062014255Particular gratitude to Mike, Pete and Lee for manning the stall; but especially Tom for his terrific efforts in not only keeping goal but also fishing the occasional ball out of the Village Pond! (thanks too to our other PPFC goalie Conor for a great shift between the sticks).

More PPFC news later this week including details of the Crookham Tournament for the U15s and U10s next week along with our final few training sessions of a marathon 2013/14.


1016847068_9bdc305eff_bBanish those World Cup woes (come on folks; we should be used to it by now!) and join PPFC at the Pirbright Scarecrow Festival on Saturday on the Village Green. Come and visit PPFC’s Penalty Shoot Out stall for a chance to win a prize by beating some of the club’s finest (and some old fellas) from the spot!

035This year Pirbright Village’s Scarecrow Festival is on Saturday 21st June from 11am. As part of the 800th celebrations for St. Michael & All Angels Church in Pirbright, this year’s theme is “Historical Characters” and there will be a medieval re-enactment on the village green. Come and enjoy the amazing scarecrows, the giant BBQ, archery and falconry display, pony rides, traditional village games, Pimms tent and cream teas – to name just a few of the attractions! Free entry and free parking. You don’t need to be villager to make a scarecrow: all welcome.DSC_3118

PPFC will be at the Festival from 11:00 – 5:00; U7s wear your club colours with pride! Our thanks to our friends at Squire Furneaux for their help with our stall.


PPFC LogoNo training this week for PPFC. The Village Green is in use on Saturday for the Pirbright Scarecrow Festival, with PPFC coaches and players running a Penalty Shoot Out Competition http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/2014/06/15/ppfc-at-the-pirbright-scarecrow-festival/

Our Under 15s will return to training on Saturday 28th. News on the next sessions for our U10s and U7s to follow. Hope to see as many of you as possible paying a visit to the club’s stall on Saturday.


End of Season Presentation in July

PPFC are delighted to announce that this year’s End of Season Presentation Evening will be on Friday 18th July on Pirbright Village Green. We’re pleased to advise that this season’s event will be FREE to all of our PPFC Family.

This year we’ll be enjoying a Picnic by the Pavilion so please join us for an evening of fun and games; with the usual trophy presentations to mark the achievements of our fabulous Under 15s, Under 10s and Under 7s. Mums, dads, family and friends welcome. Bring your picnic blankets, chairs, party food and drinks; Under 7s and Under 10s parents pack your shooting boots for a special Penalty Shoot Out; then watch our Under 15s run rings around some wheezing middle-aged men in our annual post-presentation Dads v Lads Kick-About!

Most of all make sure you have your cameras at the ready as we come together as a club to mark another fantastic season of progress for the boys of PPFC.

This Season’s Awards:

PPFC Under 7s – Individual trophy presentations to both our Matchday and Saturday Morning Training squads.

PPFC Under 10s – Players Player of the Year; Top Goalscorer; Most Improved Player; Individual trophy presentations to our Matchday and Training squads.

PPFC Under 16s – Players Player of the Year; Top Goalscorer; Manager’s Most Improved Player; Parents & Supporters Player of the Year; Individual trophy presentations.



CapturePirbright Premier Football Club will be running a Penalty Shoot Out Competition at this Saturday’s Annual Pirbright Scarecrow Festival. Come along and join the fun and help support your local youth football club and the Pirbright community.

Players from our Under 7s and Under 10s teams, along with age group coaches will be representing the club at this fabulous local event. If you’re coming along please do pop down and see Mike, Pete, Lee and the boys. We’d encourage any of Under 7s to proudly wear their club colours!

This year Pirbright Village’s Scarecrow Festival is on Saturday 21st June from 11am to 5pm. As part of the 800th celebrations for St. Michael & All Angels Church in Pirbright, this year’s theme is “Historical Characters” and there will be a medieval re-enactment on the village green. Come and enjoy the amazing scarecrows, the giant BBQ, archery and falconry display, pony rides, traditional village games, Pimms tent and cream teas – to name just a few of the attractions! Free entry and free parking. You don’t need to be villager to make a scarecrow: all welcome.

There’ll be no training on Saturday as a result of the club’s participation.


IMG_1466Pirbright Premier Football Club Under 10s (soon to be Under 11s) are seeking new recruits for the 2014/2015 season. Our team are stepping up to 9vs9 football next season and ideally need a squad of 12 players to cope with the rigours of a full season. The team currently have a squad of 9 so are looking for some new recruits to join the team. We are a Charter Standard Club with an FA level 2 qualified coach and a friendly bunch of players.

001Players would need to be eligible for the Under 11 age group for next season; so currently in School Year Five moving into School Year Six for the academic year commencing September 2014 (date of birth no greater than 31/08/05).

Our team have been competing at Surrey Primary League level for three seasons now, achieving two consecutive top six finishes, reaching the semi-finals of the SPL Cup for the last two years and enjoying great success in Summer Tournaments, winning the Fleet Spurs competition in both 2013 and 2014. We’ve achieved our success by concentrating on passing football, playing with a smile on our face, team spirit and sportsmanship. Expertly coached and representing a club who encourage the ethos of ‘The Pirbright Family'; we’d love to hear from new recruits!

 If your child is interested in joining our local grass roots club then please contact Lee on 07796173162 or sawkinsl@aol.com


windsor3No joy for PPFC Under 15s on Sunday afternoon as the lads ran into some very capable opponents at the Windsor FC Tournament. There were times when the football on show was a delight to watch; even if we were on the end of most of it!

It was the team’s first action since the beginning of May and the lads could be forgiven for a little rustiness in the circumstances. Pirbright fielded two teams, with PPFC ‘A’ just escaping their group in fourth place to progress to the Quarter Final of the Plate competition, recording a single victory against West Drayton. However, their afternoon ended with a 1-3 defeat by host team Windsor.

PPFC ‘B’ found their group particularly tough going, though went into the final game with Maidenhead needing a point to progress to the Plate stage. At 1-0 down in the final minute Josh’s thunderous shot found the net, cannoning back off the frame of the goal such was it’s force. It was a goal which would have sent the lads through, but instead the referee waived play on; one of those moments when it seemed only the referee hadn’t seen the ball go in!DSC_3497

In truth, both Pirbright teams came up against some excellent teams, with several elite league, academy and development squads providing the lads with some fairly harsh lessons in passing and movement.

Onwards and upwards to the Crookham Tournament on 29th June; let’s hope we can end on a high.


IMG_1628Wow! simply fantastic stuff from PPFC U7s on Saturday afternoon as the lads performed with such spirit and skill at the Goldsworth Park Rangers Mini Football Festival. This was only the team’s second taste of ‘proper’ matches, with their opponents having all played a season of Surrey Primary League Football. But the boys’ adapted really well, going through their five games unbeaten, scoring eleven goals in the process.

Cheered on by some terrific support from our ‘PPFC Family’ (for which many thanks, everyone) Pirbright won their first match against Spelthorne, then drew their next three against Lyne, Windlesham and Farncombe. We finished on a high with another convincing victory in our final game against Goldsworth Park Rangers.

We took a squad of seven boys, and remarkably all of the lads managed the get on the scoresheet by the end of the afternoon. There were some splendid individual performances; but the main plus was our tremendous team spirit, some careful passing football and some outstanding team goals.

DSCN2189So a huge well done to everyone; we hope the guys enjoyed their afternoon and will cherish their medals and some great memories. Big thanks too to Club Secretary Pete for taking time out of his Saturday afternoon to come down and lend his support. We move on now to our final few training sessions of the season, our Presentation Evening in July and can look forward to 2014/15 with real confidence and excitement. You’ve absolutely surpassed our expectations this season guys and should be really proud of your progress.

PPFC: Jason, Dylan, Olly B, Toby, Jan, Ethan, Tyler.

Record: Played 5, Won 2, Drew 3, Goals For 11, Goals Against 4



DSCN2065Please note there is NO Saturday morning training for PPFC U7s this week as a number of the boys are involved in the GPR Mini Football Festival in the afternoon. Training for the U7s will resume on Saturday 14th May at the usual time on the Village Green.


DSCN2062PPFC Under 7s are taking part in the Goldsworth Park Mini Football Festival on Saturday afternoon, 7th June. Details can be found on the Under 7s News Page here: http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/news/u6-news-latest145/. There will also be an email for those participating in your inbox shortly.

There will be obviously be no training on Saturday morning as a consequence; but we hope to resume this on Saturday 14th June.

Good luck lads!