This section of the website covers information about the club, its history (a work in progress...), how it is run and our plans for the future.
The club is an England Football Accredited Club, a standard awarded by the FA to grassroots football clubs. An annual FA 'health check' assessment ensures that we provide best practice standards on coaching, administration and child welfare.
The club is an unincorporated members club, run entirely by volunteers. We have a constitution, and a development plan, which can be accessed via the ‘About The Club’ sub-menu.
Our code of conduct is the FA Respect Code, which all club members, volunteers and spectators must adhere to.
Navigate the menu and find out more about Bishops Cleeve Colts FC.
We are also looking to add more information about the history of the club, to recognise great work by so many volunteers, so if anyone has any pictures or information from the last 45+ years, we would love to hear from you.
How to find us
Find us here:
Bishops Cleeve Parish Sportsfield (U11 and younger, training and matches, Saturday mornings)
Bishops Cleeve Parish Sportsfield (U12 and older, training various, matches Sunday afternoons)
Bishops Cleeve FC (various player groups, Saturday and Sunday mornings, and mid week)
Bishops Cleeve FC (Girls, training and matches, Sunday mornings)
Respect is the collective responsibility of everyone involved in football to create a fair, safe and enjoyable environment in which the game can take place.
We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game, managers, coaches, players, parents and spectators all have our part to play.
Bishops Cleeve Colts FC is keen to ensure all our players, at all ages, play the game with the right attitude, respect for the opposition and are encouraged to do this by all involved.
The FA Respect Codes of Conduct are available to download below.
- (PDF) – FA Respect Code of Conduct – Young Players
- (PDF) – FA Respect Code of Conduct – Spectators & Parents/Carers
- (PDF) – FA Respect Code of Conduct – Coaches, Team Managers & Club Officials
- (PDF) – FA Respect Code of Conduct – Match Officials
Thank you for abiding by the Respect Codes of Conduct!
As an FA affiliated club, we follow the Gloucestershire FA safeguarding guidelines.
Our safeguarding policy and procedures are described in the document linked below.
Any club member; player, parent, guardian or spectator or member of the public can contact our Club Welfare Officer, or the Gloucestershire County FA, to ask for help or to talk about safeguarding concerns.
There are many avenues available for anyone to safely seek safeguarding advice and help. Please, do reach out for help if you need it, or have concerns, some links below may be useful for such purposes:
- The Bishop Cleeve Colts FC Welfare Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The Gloucestershire County Football Association (Safeguarding@GloucestershireFA.com)
- The Football Association (Safeguarding.Children@thefa.com)
- The National Crime agency: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP) (https://www.ceop.police.uk)
- Childline (https://www.childline.org.uk/)
- The NSPCC: Child Protection in Sport Unit (https://thecpsu.org.uk))
- The NSPCC (https://www.nspcc.org.uk/)
- Gloucestershire Constabulary (https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/)
It may not be the most exciting aspect of the website, but as a club with the status of an Affiliated Member Club of The Football Association, we must have a club constitution. In short the club constitution covers:
The purpose of the club is to arrange association football matches for children between 7-16 and social activities for such members. This is a non profit making Club with all surplus income to be used for the benefit of Club members.
The Rules and Regulations of The Football Association Limited and parent County Association and any League or Competition to which the Club is affiliated for the time being shall be deemed to be incorporated into the Club Rules.
The Club will work in partnership with Bishops Cleeve FC to provide one body, constitutionally linked, developing Youth and Senior football in and around Bishops Cleeve.
The Club will also abide by The Football Association’s Child Protection Policies and Procedures, Codes of Conduct and the Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination Policy.
A full copy of the Club Constitution is available here (PDF download) (there is no change since the 2019-20 season).
Bishops Cleeve Colts Football Club take your privacy very seriously. Our Privacy Notice sets out how we use and look after the personal information we collect from you.
Bishops Cleeve FC (senior club)
Our two clubs include in our constitutions to work together to promote football in Bishops cleeve. Bishops Cleeve Colts FC members are automatically made members of BC FC, and can contact their Chair, David Walker, to book the BC FC club house for parties, or other events.
BC FC run several adult teams (mens, ladies, U18s) at their site at Kayte Lane, incolving a number of ex BCC FC volunteers!
Under the terms of a Service Level Agreement, Bishops Cleeve Colts FC hire grass pitches and the Astro pitch from Bishops Cleeve Parish Council, and are allowed free use of off-pitch areas for training on Sautrdays from August thru May, and access to the sportsfield for a weekend in June for our annual Football Festival.
Under this agreement, the club benefit from use of one of the best grassroots sportsfields in the area! Please help us maintain this relationship by respecting the facility itself, and by parking considerately in the surrounding areas.