Harpenden Colts

About us

Our mission statement and vision underpin all the decisions we take in running the club.

Mission statement: To help young people in the Harpenden Area reach their full potential and achieve physical and mental well-being through football.

Our Vision: To instil a life-long love of football as a physical and social activity for our members and the whole community.

Club philosophy

We will deliver everything with safety as a priority.

● We are an inclusive organisation that welcomes people of all abilities.
● Everyone is expected to respect others and contribute positively to the Colts community.
● Harpenden Colts promotes fairness for all those within our club.
● We aim to develop children and young people as individuals as well as footballers.
● We aim to encourage and promote a lifetime enjoyment of football.
● At all times, Harpenden Colts’ coaches will seek to do whatever is appropriate for the
player’s development.
● Coaches will be provided with appropriate training and Continuing Professional Development.
● We want everyone within the Harpenden Colts family (players, parents/carers and coaches) to enjoy winning, but not at the expense of our Philosophy.

Club officers

Richard Bandell

Club Chair

Emma Whiteford

Girls’ Section Lead

Ian holden

Vice Chair (joint)

Kirsty Light

Vice Chair (joint)

Iain Wyper


Ryan Hockley


rachel beagent

Club Administrator

Sharon Wyper

Girls’ Section Secretary

Paul Wright

Girls’ Football Development Officer

Vicky Clark

Facilities Officer

Liz Attenborough

Club Welfare Officer

Jos Sharp

Inclusive Section Officer

Chris Gregory

Club Training Officer

Rob Edwards

Adult Pathway Officer

Alan James

Procurement Officer (Kit)

David Clarke

Communications Officer


Procurement Officer (Equipment)

club documents

Latest Club documents relating to
Harpenden Colts FC Limited


FA Respect Campaign – 21 Days of Positivity 2021

The club wholeheartedly supports the FA’s respect agenda and participates in FA respect campaigns. In the 2019/20 and 20/21 seasons this has included the ’21 Days of Positivity’ campaign, with a series of tips, guidance and challenges aimed at encouraging positive practices by youth coaches. Almost 4,000 coaches took part in the 2019/20 season. To sign up or to see the excellent content,
visit the FA’s Respect website.

Youth Forum

A Club Youth Forum is a group of young people within Colts who are a voice for young people (U18) within the club. They might be players/volunteers/coaches/referees. They support the club in bringing individuals together develop/deliver ideas and create a more inclusive feel. Harpenden Colts established a Youth Forum in March 2020 and the group are working on lots of exciting ideas. childwelfare@harpendencolts.com