It's back for 2017 - When they've gone they've gone! Tickets on sale Now!

This years two day event is on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June and it's sure to be a sell out! The festival is a major fundraiser for our football club so it would be great if everyone could come along. But you better hurry up - tickets are selling fast and they are being snapped up very quickly from the Cafe & via Mel Walshaw

Kits for Uganda

We'd like to support one of our parents who is going to work as a volunteer in Uganda and thought it would be a great idea for him to take some football tops with him to give to the orphans he will be working with.

If you have any old unwanted kits e.g. Man Utd, Leeds, Chelsea etc that you would like to donate then please hand them in to the Cafe. Thank you.

£1,000 raised for Princess Poppy

Brave Poppy Wadsworth is a funny, happy 8 year old girl, who loves dressing up for a party or wearing fancy dress. She loves all the Disney Princesses,stickers,nail varnish,art,singing and dancing and anything pink!

Poppy needs a life changing operation and to help her reach her target of £50,000 we raised £1,000 from the parking at the recent Poppleton Gala Boys football Tournament on May 16th. Thank you to everyone who filled our orange buckets.

To donate to Poppy's fund, go to

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York Minor League Awards!

Picture Courtesy of Rich Fox

At the York Minor League Presentation Night the U14 Tigers and Panthers received the Sportsmanship Award and Mel Walshaw received the Ken Bainbridge Award for services to the Minor League

Congratulations to all this years winners!

A big well done to all - particularly the teams who have won a trophy!

Boys Gala - book now!

Poppleton Juniors is happy to annouce the annual Boys Gala will take place on Saturday June 3rd.

Click here to book your place!

The tournament is the best around - reserve your place now. The cost is £30 per team, there will be food and other fun events available on the day - it's the one they all want to win!

Many thanks to Cameo Engraving for providing the tournament trophies

Online shop now open for business

Poppleton Juniors is happy to annouce our new online ordering facility in conjuction with Pendle Spotswear.

A wide range of PJFC oriented kit and clothing is available and much can also be personalised with your initials. Pendle offer extremely fast delivery to your home for all items.

Estate Agency works with PJFCs

Are you thinking of moving to a new home soon? Then consider using Austin Brooks Estate Agents to sell your house. Austin Brooks have teamed up with Poppleton Junior Football Club this season, and if you sell your home through this estate agent, they will give 5% of the fee for selling the property back to PJFC to boost club funds.

David Kirby, who manages the Panthers U15’s and works as the Local Property Partner for Austin Brooks says “ I am keen to support the Local Community, and this is a great way of trying to help this Junior Football Club, which offers fantastic opportunities for boys and girls to play football on a regular basis, utilising fantastic facilities.

David, who has responsibility for North York including Poppleton offers a free valuation service with no commitment to proceed. So if you are thinking of putting your house on the market, get him to come round and have a chat, it may well benefit our football club, as well as giving you an excellent service in selling your home.

David can be contacted at the Austin Brooks office tel 01904 227 992 or via email at

New Sponsors for Poppleton Ladies

Poppleton Ladies have been very fortunate to receive 2 local sponsors. Northwood have kindly sponsored the kit and APM Contracts have kindly sponsored the Ladies Training tracksuits. This has been a real boost for the Ladies team says player Shannon Walshaw who managed to secure both the sponsors.

Northwood lettings and Estate agency have kindly Sponsored the kit and APM Contract have kindly Sponsored the Ladies training track suits. Many thanks to both of you!

Sporting Knavesmire FC Race Night

Poppleton Ladies Feeling Just Champion

Poppleton Ladies are North Riding FA Women's League Champions for 2015/16.

Securing the league title for the first ever time is just reward for Poppleton after seeing the team progress to senior football after many successful years in Junior Football and the success ensures the natural progression of players through into adult football.

The team only lost one League match all season and are looking forward to playing North Riding League football next season after opting out of promotion due to increased travel costs and college commitments of their young side.

Poppleton's young guns clinch silverware at Bootham Crescent

POPPLETON netted the York FA Under-14s Intermediate (Junior) Minor Cup with a fine 2-0 victory over Dunnington at Bootham Crescent.

It took just three minutes for Poppleton’s Pat Mackle to open the scoring, as he tapped in a loose ball in the six-yard box to put his side in front.

Poppleton remained on top during the first 20 minutes until Sam Dyson went close for Dunnington with a 15-yard drive, which was well saved by Harry Griffiths.

James Swift also went close for Dunnington as he hit the ball at the advancing keeper. After the break, Josh Craine almost scored as his shot went wide of the Dunnington upright, but he made sure on 51 minutes as he placed the ball in the Dunnington net from close range to ensure Poppleton were worthy winners.

The trophy, sponsored by Construction Marine Ltd, was presented by York FA Secretary Barry Casterton.

Mean U9s win 2nd trophy at RI tournament

U9 Tigers won our 2nd trophy of the season today - following a mixed Tigers & Sharks team winning the Poppleton indoor futsal tournament in February.

Captain Charlie Binge netted late on for a deserved 1-0 win against a strong Huntington team in the final. When the final whistle went a couple of minutes later, it was unbridled joy, a big cup to collect and extended media (parent photographers!) duties!

We played 7 games in all, winning 5 and drawing 2. Perhaps our weakest performance (nerves?) was in the goalless semi-final against Rawcliffe which went to extra time and penalties. We won a nerve wracking shoot out 4-3 after both 3rd penalties were missed (ours first!). Star defender Kieran Wozniak cooly slotted home what proved to be the winning penalty and hero keeper Charlie Bunce then saved their 5th penalty.

The other main highlights were a stunning volleyed goal by Reece Stillie in game 3 from a great cross by Sam Croft and a hat-trick in game 4 for Max Jefferson (no mean feat in a 10 minute game).

Following a tactical mistake by me that I corrected after game 1 (1-1 draw), we did not concede another goal in the last 6 games. That defensive excellence has been a feature of our play this spring. So well done all goalies, defenders and tracking back midfielders.

Congratulations to the squad in which Joseph Pasfield, Daniel Sinclair and Ben Smith also played a full part. We dedicate this win to our other squad member Tom Brook, who is recovering from a badly broken wrist - we look forward to seeing your silky skills again in September Tom.

Can you help? Vacancies at PJFC

Vice Secretary

To assist/work alongside club secretary with various administration tasks including email and preparing documents, taking minuets etc.

Volunteer Co-ordinator

To actively recruit and manage adult volunteers to assist in various club activities. To arrange cover for staffing of club café and other events.

Risk Assessment & Health, Safety Representative

To prepare risk management strategies for the various activities of the football club. To ensure the club complies with various legislation, policies and procedures. (This can be a role share opportunity dependant on volunteers).

Facilities Manager

To manage the club facilities and when necessary conduct or arrange to have repairs done. Ensure club facilities are kept up-to-date and modern (This can be a role share opportunity dependant on volunteers).

Further information can be obtained from Mel Walshaw (secretary) on 0777 0576966 or Paul (Chairman) on 07875 336150.

U9s win 1st trophy!

An U9s ‘Sharks’ squad (mixed with 3 players each from the usual Tigers’ and Sharks’ teams) won Tuesday’s U9s 5-a-side futsal tournament in dramatic fashion. En route to the playoffs they won 4, drew 1-1 to Tadcaster Albion and were well beaten by a powerful Haxby Town side. Tied on pts & goals with Taddy, a penalty shoot-out was required to determine which team faced Haxby in the playoff final. Adam Pearson kept a cool head to net the winning penalty. They then went on to beat Haxby 1-0 in the final. Charlie Binge scored the winner; Kieran Wozniak & Harry Thompson were resolute in goal and defence; and Adam, Charlie Bunce and Douglas Thomas provided superb midfield bite & cover. Congratulations boys and to manager Gary Thompson.

‘Mower-rinho’ on a roll as PJFC secure new Tractor Funding!

Our resident green fingered ‘magician’ Jim Ferguson is on a high following the recent delivery of a brand new Kubota Tractor and mower.

Jim, affectionately known at the club as ‘Mower-rinho’ for his ability to produce the best pitches over and over again has won many award himself over the years including the FA’s National Groundsman of the Year (Step 7 & below) on two occasions plus many other County awards along the way however this time it’s our football club that has struck gold with this fantastic grant award.

The funding has come jointly from The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund (PL/FA:FF) and the club are very thankful for this tremendous financial support and also the help provided by the North Riding County FA and the Football Foundation who assisted with the delivery of the scheme.

On hearing the news of the award, groundsman Jim Ferguson said: “I’m delighted that the funding is available for the benefit of facilities improvements. The tractor and mower is a massive bonus for the club as the grass pitches play an ever increasing role at the club. As head groundsman, I can continue to deliver the best possible pitches for all of the junior football players at Poppleton”.

The Treble Quadruple!

Superb teamwork and great football has once again been rewarded as the U15 Girls have for the 3rd year in a row won a quadruple of trophies to finish off a fantastic record breaking season.

Making local football history with back-to-back County Cup wins, the team also added the League and Cup double and came out as North East Regional Futsal Champions along the way to make it an incredible 16 trophies since the team formed at the U10 age group.

Sporting Knavesmire Football Club Race Night Fundraiser

Sporting Knavesmire are holding a fund raising race night at the Ainsty on the 28th August starting at 7.30pm. In case you didn't know, Sporting Knavesmire play their home games at PJFC on saturday afternoons and have been "adopted" by the club.

We are looking for race sponsors at £50.00 per race in order to fund a new kit and pitch barriers. If you are interested in sponsoring then please email: John Dale. It should be a great night of fun and hopefully we will see you all there.

New Players Wanted for U16's

Following on from a much improved season, we are looking to add some new faces to the U16's team.

If you would like to have the opportunity to play, please contact Manager - Simon Dewhurst for more information on 07901522183 or

Sensational Double for the U14 County Champions!

Great team spirit and a fabulous work ethic has led to a fantastic end of season trophy double for the U14 Girls.

Superb performances in league and cup games gave the girls the belief that they could go further and achieve the rewards that the team deserved.

In the FA County Cup an emphatic semi-final win led to an all-Yorkshire final clash with fellow CYGFL team Scarborough ladies in the final at North Riding FA HQ at Stokesley.

Following a closely fought first-half the Poppleton Girls then took control of the game with 3 cracking goals and supported by great teamwork they secured a glorious win.

The team then progressed through the early stages of the York RI tournament and following another tough final they once again proved they were true-winners by deservedly lifting the winners trophy.

Isaac nets after a Shark Attack as the U8's go 'Goal-Crazy' with 320 goal season!

The boys scored a whopping 320 goals throughout the season

"Charlie Binge sets up Isaac, but he misses; Charlie Norville sets him up again, the goalie saves; he hits the post; he lobs the keeper against the wind, the ball is rolling slowly into the goal, oh no it stops on the line; Harry has the ball on the right, he slots it through, Isaac turns, he shoots, GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!

The crowd goes wild, some people are on the pitch......"

Well done Isaac, well done you unselfish Sharks, and what a great squad achievement for all 24 players in the Tigers, Panthers and Sharks squads to score this season!

Next season, the boys face a new challenge as they leave 5-a-side football behind and move on to 7-a-side matches played on a larger pitch.

It's the Finals Countdown for the U14 Tigers!

County Cup and League Cup Finals lay ahead for the U14 Tigers

Poppleton U14 Tigers 3-2 Redcar Town

A duo of end of season cup finals now lie in wait for the U14 Tigers after a fantastic victory in their recent county cup semi-final.

It's the first time the team have made it all the way to the county final and having come through 4 previous rounds and and entry list of 32 teams including many top teams from the North-East this is an incredible achievement

With goals from Jack Atkinson, Dan Moll and an absolute screamer from Thomas Palmer to win the tie, the boys have now gone one step further than in their previous encounters in the competition.

Delighted team coach Christian Fox said: "Getting to the County Cup final is something we have been aiming for since starting out."

So with their place secured in both the York League Cup final and the North Riding County Cup final their focus now moves back to the challenge of the York Motorsport Village Division 1 where they will be aiming for a strong finish to their league season.

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