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

9am - 12pm - Sunday

Wetherby Sports Association


Fun, Friends, Fitness

Come and Join in the Fun.

Become a Young Leader at Wetherby

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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


WRCFA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year - 2015 


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

"Thank you so much for hosting today’s matches. They were very well organised and all the players thoroughly enjoyed themselves. " Garon Ross, Ripon City Panthers U8 coach.

Read more? Go to our 'Testimonials' 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.


Young Leader Awards

We had a great evening on the Thursday 1st February and it was fantastic to see our Young Leaders receiving their award from David Marshall (Scotland & Hull City goalkeeper). 

There was lots of Pizza eaten which went down very well. A huge thank you to David Marshall who congratulated our Leaders on their achievement.
We are now planning the next phase of the programme for our Young Leaders. If you would like to find out more about our Young Leaders project, please email Jane Wilcock (




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 !


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.




On Saturday morning a dedicated team of coaches and parents braved the rain to start the big clean up of the Ings and the MUGA.

Dozens of sacks of sticks, branches and other rubbish were removed, along with whole trees and wrecked goalposts, though we had to admit defeat when it came to the 1 tonne hay bales.

We're also really grateful to Wetherby Fire Brigade who, despite working 24/7 over the last few weeks, were able to come down at short notice and hose down the MUGA, removing all the silt and grime that elbow grease alone were never going to shift.  By the end of the morning the MUGA surface looked as good as new.

Thanks very much everyone who helped out, the bacon sandwiches were well earned.



World Cup Stars Meet Wetherby Girls

World Cup Stars Inspire Wetherby Girls.
It's not everyday that you meet 5 international football stars, but that's what happened to three Wetherby Girls u16 footballers when they were guests of Doncaster Rovers Belles this week. The  Belles took on Manchester City Women in the Continental Cup cheered on by the Wetherby girls. Manchester City boasted 5 international players including England Captain Steph Houghton, goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and World Cup super goal hero Lucy Bronze.
"We enjoyed the game, but it was also great to meet the England stars and players from both teams after the match. Such a friendly atmosphere " said super striker Lisa Clarke. 
Wetherby defender Charlotte Hawksworth was very pleased " We were really happy that the players,including some of the World Cup stars, took so much time to talk to us, sign autographs and take pictures".
"Steph, Lucy and team mates are certainly doing their best to inspire the next generation of women footballers and build on the World Cup success. We were so impressed by them" said midfield dynamo Jess Walker. 
" We were delighted to welcome the Wetherby U16 girls to the Keepmoat" said Mark Donnelly of Doncaster Rovers Belles " we are so pleased they enjoyed the match and meeting the players after the game. We are always keen to welcome local teams to watch the Belles in action".