floodlightsRegrettably we’ve had to cancel Friday night training this week (24th October). Unfortunately the charger for our battery-powered floodlights has malfunctioned (when we say malfunctioned, what we really mean is started smoking and nearly caught Lee and Amy’s kitchen on fire). Despite the club’s best efforts we’ve been unable to source a new one in time to re-charge the lights.

Our apologies for any disappointment and inconvenience. We’ll be keeping the website updated over half-term. U16s and U11s fixtures (in the daylight!) this weekend obviously go ahead as planned.

Have a great half-term those of you we won’t see at the weekend matches.


IMG_0824PPFC Under 8s & Development Squad will train on Friday night (24th October) at Pirbright Village School between 6pm – 7pm. Please note that there will be no training on 31st October during half-term week. The next game for PPFC U8s Matchday Squad will on on November 8th away to Ewhurst Rams. Full details can be found online here


IMG_20141019_111229Sunday 19th October; SPL3: Pirbright Premier U11s 3 Walton Casuals Tigers 2

PPFC U11s fifth consecutive league win finally saw them hit the top of the division after a breathless 3-2 win against an excellent Walton Casuals Tigers side on the Village Green this morning. It was fitting reward for a sterling second half fight back in which the lads produced a massive team effort.

Missing both influential captain Jacob and defensive rock Jonts the boys nevertheless struck first. Joshua’s terrific footwork in the area drew a foul from a visiting defender and the same player converted from the spot. But Walton – who like Pirbright had won all of their games so far this season – went on to dominate the first half. Playing some quick, clever passing football in the final third Walton pinned the home team back for the rest of the opening period. The boys contributed to their own downfall by sitting very deep and tackling without conviction as Walton scored two goals and looked by far the better and more organised outfit.

A tactical switch and an instruction to re-double their efforts paid dividends in a frantic and entertaining second half. Pirbright scored a tremendous equaliser when Cally played a splendid ball down the channel and the marauding Asa held off his opponent to poke into the far corner. Then Joshua burst through only to be felled by the goalkeeper. Cally slid home an ice-cool penalty for what proved to be the winning goal.

IMG_20141019_102651Walton came back strongly but couldn’t find a way past a fantastically hard-working Pirbright defence in which full-backs Dean and Jack were simply outstanding. Well done boys; who rose to the challenge magnificently in the second half – particularly in the absence of two really important players. Huge credit to Walton too, a very good team who contributed to a really entertaining game of football.

PPFC: Conor, Jack, Adam, Dean, Thomas, Arthur, Asa, Olly, Joshua, Cally

Scorers: Joshua (pen), Asa, Cally (pen)

Man of the Match: Jack – Tireless, outstanding; great stuff Jack!


IMG_0827Saturday 18th October; SSYL: Pirbright Premier U8s v Ewhurst Tigers

PPFC Under 8s finally played their first ‘home’ league game on the new pitch on the Village Green on Saturday morning. It was a closely fought game against an impressive Ewhurst Tigers side with some great football from both sides. The lads’ passing game wasn’t quite at its’ best but Pirbright still played some great football in patches and showed great team spirit.

Tyler – with a fantastic shot into the top corner – scored PPFC’s first goal. Jago, with his first for the club, bagged our second. Super Jan was Man of the Match with some clever passing and calm ball control in midfield. Well done boys; some work to do tactically but a great effort.

PPFC Scorers: Jago, Tyler

PPFC: Olly TB, Tobes, Jago, Zach, Tyler, Ethan, Liam, Jason, Dylan, Jan

Man of the Match: Jan

Things to Work On: Throw-ins and passing – never across our own area boys; always be positive; Keep Switched On: Be Aware boys and always try to keep track of where our opponents are when we don’t have the ball.

There are some pictures of Saturday’s game in the Picture Galleries section of this website. Many thanks to PPFC parents for their help in setting up and packing up.


021Sunday 12th October, SPL Cup First Round; Pirbright Premier U11s 7 AFC Brooklands 3

Two goals from Arthur helped PPFC U11s continue their impressive start to the season as they rattled in seven against AFC Brooklands in the First Round of the Cup. Joshua notched another four as the team recorded their fifth straight success.

It was the team’s top scorer who put PPFC in front within the first few minutes, converting Olly’s pass. Then Joshua turned provider to set up Arthur for his first of the day. However Brooklands – who to their credit gave the Pirbright defence lots to think about all morning – reduced the deficit soon after. But a move of real quality restored the two-goal advantage; Asa feeding Cally who slipped his marker with a great piece of skill before teeing up Josh to make it 3-1. And it was 4-1 before too long, Arthur again finding space in the area to fire home. But back came the visitors to score another to make it 4-2 at the break.

Pirbright began the second half in positive fashion, Joshua rounding the keeper to complete his second hat-trick of the campaign. And a classy volley from the same player made it six as the lads began to pull away. Spirited Brooklands pegged it back to 6-3 near the end before Asa rounded off proceedings when his cross-shot found the corner.

The team have enjoyed this competition in recent seasons, progressing to the semi-finals in both of the last two campaigns. This win secured a Second Round match against Guildford City. Mention too for Adam, who showed great team spirit by deputising very ably in goal for the injured Conor. Onto another home game next week against hitherto unbeaten Walton Casuals. Well done boys!

PPFC: Adam, Jacob (c), Jonts, Joshua, Cally, Asa, Arthur, Jack, Olly, Dean

Scorers: Joshua (4), Arthur (2), Asa


LP7Saturday 11th October, EBYL: Pirbright Premier 5 Ashridge Park 0

That’s more like it! After two winless weekends PPFC U16s got back on track on Saturday morning at Sheets Heath, running in five without reply to see off Ashridge Park. New boy Ryan was the star of the show with a hat-trick as the lads played some excellent passing football. In fairness last week’s heavy defeat by an impressive Twyford side in the cup featured a first-half showing in which Mike’s team demonstrated excellent shape and commitment. This weekend they maintained those high standards for the full duration.

Despite the absence of the prolific Luke the boys looked impressive going forward, taking the lead inside the first five minutes when Spencer supplied Ryan for his and Pirbright’s opening goal. It was two soon after when the ever-reliable Tom G finished off a great move from close range. The lads struck a post but couldn’t add to their tally before the interval. But there was no stopping Olly shortly after the break as he extended Pirbright’s lead with an outstanding effort from all of twenty-five yards. Another superb individual effort saw Ryan add his second as PPFC moved four goals clear as the match neared its’ conclusion. Ryan completed his treble and Pirbright’s nap-hand late on after an almighty scramble in the box.

A really pleasing performance which emphasised again the quality Pirbright have within their ranks. Well done lads!

PPFC Scorers: Ryan 3, Tom G, Olly


DSCN2056Some good fun and muddy boys on the Village Green on Saturday morning for our U8s and Development Squad’s latest training session. Our Star of the Week was Ashton for some great effort and willingness to try some new skills. Well done Ashton!


Under 10s Top Goalscorer: Asa

Sunday 5th October; SPL3: Pirbright Premier U11s 3 Send United 1

PPFC U11s produced the proverbial ‘game of two halves’ this morning on the Village Green as they eventually recorded their fourth successive league win. It was a match that proved once again that the boys will need to work hard for every single point this season.

Lee viewed the boys’ first half performance as one of the most disappointing the team have produced. Tentative, cautious, failing to close the opposition down; the team were fortunate to be only one goal adrift at the break. However, after some carefully chosen instructions from the coach, a change in formation and a collective rolling-up of the sleeves; the lads came fighting back in the second half. Pirbright equalised when Thomas’ shot deflected in for his second goal in as many games. With the team suddenly starting to play the boys finally got their noses in front fifteen minutes from the end: Cally’s excellent corner was controlled and dispatched by Asa for his first of the new season.

Pirbright missed two great opportunities to make the game safe before a bit of ‘Route One’ football finally did the trick; Josh latching onto Conor’s clearance to make sure of the points. Whilst some tactical changes and one or two considered words from the coach at half-time helped to turn the tide; the boys deserve great credit for taking responsibility themselves. Well done lads!

PPFC: Conor, Jacob (c), Thomas, Arthur, Cally, Joshua, Asa, Jonts, Jack, Adam, Dean

Scorers: Thomas, Asa, Joshua

Man of the Match: Asa – driving the team forward in midfield


DSCN2184Saturday 4th October; SSYL: Albury Lions vs Pirbright Premier U8s

PPFC U8s put in another terrific performance against Albury Lions on Saturday morning. The boys played some really enterprising passing football and scored six excellent goals. The team adapted well to playing in different positions and are learning to play as a team. Welcome back to Jason; and happy birthday to Tyler! Brilliant support PPFC Mums and Dads – much appreciated. Well done boys; great stuff again!

PPFC: Jason, Ethan, Tyler, Tobes, Olly TB, Jago, Jan, Dylan, Liam, Zachary

Scorers: Olly TB (2), Tyler (2), Dylan (2)

Man of the Match: Lots of candidates this week; but Ethan was tireless in midfield

Things to work on: Making the pass at the right time – and never across our own penalty area. Tacking: be fearless boys – never be afraid to close the player down and try to make a tackle. Listen – Switch those ears on boys; we need to listen to Lee!


WOK15Saturday 4th October: EBYL Cup; Pirbright Premier U16s 0 Twford Comets 7

PPFC U16s fell at the first hurdle in the EBYL Cup on Saturday morning at Sheets Heath; but not before a spirited effort against strong opponents. Twyford play three divisions above Pirbright, so this was always going to be a test of concentration and resolve.

Things got off to a bad start, the lads conceding a goal inside the first couple of minutes. But instead of folding Pirbright gained a foothold in the game, pressing the ball and reducing their opponents to only one further clear cut chance in the first half. There was little between the teams prior to the interval, and Mike was really pleased with the effort and discipline of his side. The question was whether the boys could maintain that same level of performance for another forty minutes. Two goals in the opening three minutes of the second period provided a swift answer. In fairness, Pirbright heads didn’t drop, and Joe struck the bar with our best effort of the game. But the gap in ability and organisation was eventually to prove too much as Twyford ran in four more goals to finish comfortable 7-0 winners.

It was a big positive for the boys that with sustained application and focus they can match opponents playing at a far higher standard as they did during the first period. Taking that into their next league game will be a real measure of the team’s potential this season. That Pirbright ran out of steam was no disgrace against a talented Twyford team.


002Sunday 27th September; SPL3: Oxshott Royals 2 Pirbright Premier U11s 6

PPFC U11s made it three wins from three on Sunday morning with a 6-2 victory at Oxshott. Joshua continued his outstanding start to the new season with four more goals whilst new boy Thomas underlined his determination and improvement with his first for the club.

In truth, the lads have played better this season and their football lacked a little of the fluidity and purpose of their first couple of games. Leading 2-0 at half-time through strikes from Cally and Joshua, Pirbright lost a little shape after the break and Oxshott came back into the game at 1-2 and 2-3. But the lads soon regained their composure and stepped on the gas to make sure of the points. Joshua’s clinical finishing made the final scoreline fairly emphatic, and it might have been more but for an excellent display from the Oxshott goalkeeper.

With longer games and new formations to get used to it’s likely to be much harder for the boys to maintain a level of performance for sixty minutes; so well done to the team for putting together three great results so far. Lee wanted to pass on his thanks to the PPFC parents for their great support too. Well done boys; keep on going!

PPFC: Conor, Jacob (c), Arthur, Jonts, Adam, Olly, Thomas, Jack, Joshua, Cally, Asa, Dean

Scorers: Joshua (4), Cally, Thomas


LP5Saturday 27th September; EBYL: Barton Rovers 2 Pirbright Premier U16s 1

PPFC U16s received a reminder that they must ally their obvious ability to application on Saturday morning as they went down 1-2 at Barton Rovers in deepest Berkshire. Having disposed of the same opponents to the tune of 5-0 on the opening day a combination of an indecently early start, a lengthy journey and perhaps a touch of complacency proved Pirbright’s undoing.

The boys took the lead on fifteen minutes through an own goal from a corner; but instead of bringing the team to life it simply proved the prelude for a disappointing Pirbright display. Barton equalised before half-time and although PPFC were the better side in the second period they missed several opportunities to get back in front. And Pirbright were to pay for their wasted opportunities when a defensive slip-up allowed the hosts in to score the decisive goal five minutes from the end.

Mike reserved praise for Mikey, Luke, Bradley and Tom P; but overall reported that the lads ‘must do better'; starting against Twyford next week in the first round of the Cup.

PPFC Scorer: Own Goal


24042014215With both the Under 11s and Under 8s now training under floodlights at Pirbright School on a Friday there are a couple of important reminders for PPFC Members. We are fortunate that the school allow us the use of their grounds very inexpensively and would ask that all PPFC Members continue to be respectful of the site. In addition, the safety and well-being of the children is paramount. With that in mind…

- Please do not go through the gate to the right of the car park if it is locked (i.e. before one of the PPFC Coaches has arrived).

- The school is a strictly No Smoking site and dogs are not allowed on the school grounds.

-  Please do not drop your child off at the gates or car park but escort your child to the playing fields at the back of the building. The path around the perimeter of the building is not particularly well-lit. Again, when collecting your child, please do this from the playing field rather than the car park.

- We’d also gently request that PPFC members are respectful of our equipment. A quick return to the site on Saturday morning after Friday’s training session revealed a number of our footballs in various random locations around the playground and surrounds. Wayward shooting probably wasn’t entirely responsible ;) so please if little ones happen to be borrowing equipment whilst their siblings train make sure it is returned before the end of the session. It goes without saying that replacing lost equipment costs the club money and it’s important that we try and keep our running costs and therefore your membership fees as low as we can.

Thanks everyone!


21092014308Sunday 21st September; SPL3: Pirbright Premier U11s 1 Onslow FC 0

PPFC U11s just edged out Onslow on the Village Green this morning to make it two wins from their opening two matches. Once again the boys scored early on; Josh converting Arthur’s neat pass within the first five minutes for his third of the season. But this week they couldn’t add to their lead despite hitting the woodwork three times and were indebted to some fine goalkeeping and defending to earn the three points.

Onslow played a significant part in an entertaining game of football, having the better of the first half after Pirbright went ahead. But for a couple of smart saves from Conor the scores might have been even at the interval. But the lads played some great stuff after the break and were unfortunate not to make the game safe. First Josh’s lightning run down the right ended with his shot thumping the foot of the post. Then Oliver’s shot met a similar fate. In a frantic finish Arthur (undoubtedly playing his best football for the club) saw his carefully placed right foot effort smack against the opposite post.

Onslow – who have some excellent players and always provide tough opponents – might have grabbed a point but for a last-ditch tackle from Dean, some fine handling from Conor and some determined Pirbright defending (particularly from Jonty).

The early signs are that this season is likely to prove equally as challenging and competitive as the last; but that also the lads seem to have lost none of their fighting spirit and determination. Well done boys!

PPFC: Conor, Jacob (c), Jonty, Jack, Arthur, Joshua, Asa, Oliver, Thomas, Cally, Adam, Dean

Scorer: Joshua

MOTM: Conor: positioning and handling outstanding; a well deserved clean sheet.


20092014307Saturday 20th September; SSYL: Onslow FC v Pirbright Premier

PPFC Under 8s made a great start to their league campaign at Surrey Sports Park this morning. On the 3G pitches PPFC played some careful passing football and scored two excellent goals. Lots of effort all round and some impressive individual performances. Well done boys: more of the same next time!

PPFC: Liam, Jago, Toby, Tyler, Olly TB, Jan, Ethan, Zach, Dylan

Goals: Tyler, Toby

MOTM: Toby


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 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 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

There’s some more general news ahead of the new season here



PPFC U8s first round of fixtures in the South Surrey Youth League are now online here

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


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:

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:

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:


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 should you have any further questions.