Harpenden Colts FC
Harpenden Colts FC is one of the largest grassroots football clubs in the country with almost 1,500 players and in excess of 400 coaches and volunteers.

We are proud to hold the Football Association 3 Star Accreditation, the highest level of accreditation for a grassroots football club. Our mission is to help young people in the Harpenden area reach their full potential and achieve physical and mental well-being through football.
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Harpenden Colts FC
Harpenden Colts FC is one of the largest grassroots football clubs in the country with over 1,500 players and in excess of 400 coaches and volunteers.

We are proud to hold the Football Association's 3 Star Accreditation status. Our mission is to help young people in the Harpenden area reach their full potential and achieve physical and mental well-being through football.
Register interest
Harpenden Colts FC
Harpenden Colts FC is one of the largest grassroots football clubs in the country with over 1,500 players and in excess of 400 coaches and volunteers.

We are proud to hold the Football Association's 3 Star Accreditation status. Our mission is to help young people in the Harpenden area reach their full potential and achieve physical and mental well-being through football.
Register interest
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Safety. Inclusivity. Respect. Development.

The club provides the opportunity for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 18 years old, including those with additional needs, from Harpenden and the surrounding district to play football in a safe environment with a focus on each player’s enjoyment and development.

Membership

We welcome boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 18 (school years 2 to 13), of any ability level. Our Inclusive football section welcomes players aged 6 or above, including over 18’s.

Our youngest year group, the Under 7s, learn the core skills with a syllabus created and delivered by a professional football coach (with some help from our volunteer coaches). At U8s and above squads train once a week and in most cases have a weekly league fixture against another Hertfordshire club.

We are usually oversubscribed at each age group, including the entry level U7s. We operate a waiting list for each year group and add players from that where spaces become available. Priority for spaces is typically given in order of joining the waitlist, but we do also take into account the following; where a family lives and its proximity to Harpenden, do we need a volunteer and has the parent offered to help, is the player waiting attending our mid-week Player Development Centre (PDC) sessions. 

The reason PDC attendance is useful is that we like to place players in squads that best match their ability level to maximise their chance of enjoyment, development and staying with us until 18+. 

In our youngest year groups, we can have between 5-10 squads, playing across 4-8 different levels of football. A space may become available in any level of squad, but these opportunities can be irregular in timing and frequency.

The criteria used to offer places from those that attend the PDC include: enjoyment of the game, desire to improve, current ability level, physicality, technique, behaviour, work ethic, sportsmanship and or do we need a parent coach for the squad where there is a space. 

If your son or daughter would like to play for Colts, please add their details to the waitlist using the button below . 

Upcoming events

Season end

Most league matches will finish on or by the last weekend in May. Our training sessions will continue until Saturday 26 th June 2021. Squads may enter summer tournaments which run into July.

Reregistration

Due to the late running of this season, there will be an overlap with the registration process for the 2021/22 season. We’ll be in touch in due course with further details.