Steve Conquers Kilimanjaro

U10 Girls meet WSLs Berry The Bear

U16 Girls meet the Doncaster Belles.

The girls where invited to Keepmoat Stadium to preform both mascot and ball girl duties.

Doncaster Belles Sue Smith (legend) was presented with a Wetherby scarf.

Click here to see the full article in the Wetherby News

U6 Coaching

 Arran Horton -

Leeds Utd Academy

10am - Saturdays

Football for children age 5.



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Fun, Friends, Fitness

Come and Join in the Fun.

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Take the A659 exit toward Wetherby/A168/Otley

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Wattle Syke/A58/A659 heading to Wetherby/A168/Collingham/Otley

At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Boston Rd/A661

Turn left at Lodge Ln, Drive to the end.

Post Code : LS22 5FN


West Riding County FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year - 2015 


"These kids could not have a better start to their football careers." Richard Gibson, U6 parent.

Read more? Go to our 'Testimonals' page.

Wetherby Athletic JFC boasts teams for girls and boys of all abilities from ages 5 to 18. The club encourages all members of the local community to get involved whether playing, coaching, administrating or simply supporting. We are very proud of our "FA Community Club Award.


Wetherby Athletic JFC strive to be an outstanding organisation. The club ethos is to provide opportunities for all ages and abilities to play football in a safe and friendly environment, in which all its members feel valued and supported.

We have a philosophy which describes the attitude of our coaches and acts as the guiding principles for the training and development of all our players. Our philosophy is… 

  • To provide age appropriate coaching enabling players to develop technically, physically, psychologically  and socially as described in the FA’s four corners model.
  • To create a fun and friendly atmosphere in which players grow a love for the game.
  • To provide opportunities for players to experience competitive play in a safe and supportive environment.
  • To promote fair play and team work.
  • To give extensive positive reinforcement and constructive feedback.
  • To encourages players to try new skills and demonstrate that making mistakes is not to be feared but an opportunity to learn. 
  • To build confidence and self-esteem by rewarding effort and ability.
  • To be a model of appropriate behaviour.

All coaches at our club will undergo the following minimum training courses;

  • The FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football 
  • FA Emergency Aid 
  • FA Safeguarding Children Award

All our coaches have Enhanced FA CRC checks. 

Behind the scenes we have a superb voluntary team doing all those important jobs to help make this club as successful as possible. Coaches, assistances and helpers bring many skills which are needed to create a supportive, exciting, dynamic and forward thinking approach. We strive to provide a safe supportive family atmosphere in which children can develop to their full potential. 

If you would like to volunteer to be a coach or help in any other way then please getting in contact.  Read about recent club news and events in the posts below.


Girls League Semi Finals - A HUGE SUCCESS

This weekend GIRLS FOOTBALL takes over The Ings as Wetherby Sports Association plays host to the West Riding Girls Football League Cup & Shield Semi Finals. We hosted the Cup last season, but with the Shield games this year, The Ings will see 32 games across the weekend.

It's Saturday & Sunday with the first games kicking off at 10am & the final games finishing around 4pm on both days.

With U9s through to U16s, it's guaranteed to be a fantastic showpiece for girls football please come down and watch future England Lionesses.

A massive thank you to both Wetherby Whaler & Imageco Ltd who have supported the event.

CLICK HERE for our Welcome Information


Letter to the Coach

A big thank you to Henry for writing this wonderful letter to his coach Arran Horton.


Sunshine Gala a Real Success

A big thanks to everyone that helped and supported us on Sunday as the club hosted the West Riding CFA Gala for U7/8 girls in both the Harrogate & West Riding Leagues. The sun shone throughout and football on display matched it.

Event report also on Wetherby Athletic



Junior Gala Update & Pictures

Please visit our Main Club Account for a full write up and 100s of pictures from our biggest and best gala !



This year we have 166 teams taking part over Saturday and Sunday

Saturday morning will consist of Boys U6, U7, U8, U9 and the Girls U16 teams – please be aware that registration will start promptly at 08:30 for the relevant teams.

Saturday afternoon will see the girls come into their own with U9, U10, U12 and U14 all taking to the pitches.

We will also be having a very special senior match taking place with our memorial match for our former coach John Fairweather taking place between the current Wetherby Athletic team and a Wetherby Athletic Legends team. This kicks-off at 1:30pm and will be on the main pitch. Proceeds raised form this game will go to the British Heart Foundation, as chosen by Mr Fairweather’s family.


Sunday morning will see the Boys U10 and U14 competitions take place, registration for both starts at 9am.

Sunday afternoon sees the Boys U11, U13 and U15’s take to the pitches.

Please be aware that it will be busy, so allow plenty of time for parking at The Ings, however please note that there is NO PARKING in the Wetherby Leisure Centre car park and alternative parking arrangements will be made known if the Grass Car Park is closed due to weather conditions. There is also a £2 parking charge, payable to the car-park attendants on arrival.

Wetherby Athletic and Wetherby Athletic Juniors would like to thank all of our kind sponsors who have donated to this event, without them, we couldn’t provide these kind of events so thank you from us all.

We would also like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who have very kindly given their time up to help over the weekends. Again, without them, we couldn’t do this so please respect all the volunteers and marshals over the two days.

To all the players, parents and coaches, have a great weekend


Harrogate & Wharfedale League Trophy Day

On Sunday the club hosted Trophy Day for the U8 & U9 Harrogate and District Friendly League. It was an amazing day with lots of good football on display from the players and excellent support from coaches and supporters. All the players recieved an FA RESPECT arm band and our RESPECT display boards were agaib a a success. Well done to all the players that took part.




Number 1 for Girls and Womens Football

What makes Wetherby Athletic Number 1 for girls and women's football?
Wetherby Athletic has invested significantly in girls and women's football over the last two years. Our growth has matched the increasing popularity of the girls’ and women's game nationally and we are rightly proud of our set-up which now has over a hundred players. We welcome players of all abilities and at all age groups whether experienced players looking for the best club in the region or new players taking their first steps on the footballing ladder. The club were awarded the West Riding FA “Community Club of the Year in 2015”.
Wherever you start your footballing journey we have a team to welcome you. We start at age 5 and have teams at all age groups through to our women’s senior teams. Many of our players progress all the way through the age groups developing their skills and abilities as they go.



Wetherby JFC Gala Day

We are pleased to announce the details of this years Annual Junior Gala. Boys and Girls competitions will be held over the weekend 4th & 5th June. After a few years off, last years event was a fantastic return. Please contact Claire as per the flyer

Girls teams can enter an U7, U8, U9, U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18

Boys teams at U6*, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14 & U15


* (must be 6 yrs old.)