About Stowupland Falcons FC
Stowupland Falcons FC can trace its roots back to the late 1800’s.
Today the Club operates as a single youth and adult community football club, providing football for all those who wish to take part, only limited by our facilities and those in the surrounding area.
We provide coaching of football to children aged 4 and upwards and provide adult football up to veterans (35+). We provide male and female football, along with mixed teams in our youth age groups. Our Club philosophy drives us to act as one Club, meaning everything we do focuses on how it benefits the whole Club, not one individual.
Our committee are dedicated to providing the best of grassroots football in Suffolk by keeping our subscriptions low and quality of coaching to the highest possible level.
We have been awarded the FA Charter Standard Development Club of the year award three times in 2013, 2014 and 2016. The club has just been awarded the FA Charter Standard Community Club Award for the first time, the award is the highest status a grassroots football club can awarded.
- 2 teams competing in Suffolk & Ipswich League
- 10 teams competing in Ipswich and Suffolk Youth Football league
- 4 teams competing in the Suffolk Youth Football League
- 4 teams competing in Suffolk Womens and Girls League
- 1 team competing in Norfolk and Suffolk Veterans League
- 3 foundation teams catering from ages 4-9
- Foundation Ability Saturday Morning Club
- 2017/18 Under 15 Girls League Winners, County Cup and league Cup Winners
- 2017/18 Under 12 League winners
- 2017/18 Under 14 League Cup Winners
- 2015/16 Adult Reserves Int C Runners-up
- 2015/16 Under 13 Girls Cup Winners
- 2015/16 Under 12 Blues KO Cup Winners
- 2015/16 Under 15’s KO Cup Winners
- 2015/16 Under 16’s Div 2 Champions
- 2014/15 Adult Reserves Div 4 Runners-up
- 2014/15 Adult Reserves Club Cup Cup winners
- 2014/15 Under 13 Yellow – League Champions
- 2014/15 Under 13 Yellow – KO Cup winners
All players, coaches, committee members and supporter of our Club should familiarise themselves with the contents of the Club Handbook, which is broken into a number of sections for ease of reading.
- Section 0 – Introduction Rev 1
- Section 1 – Club Philosophy Rev 1
- Section 2 – Constitution June 2014
- Section 3 – Committee Roles Descriptions Rev 2
- Section 3b – Club Committee Officers
- Section 4 – Club code of conduct Rev 3
- Section 5 - Policies 2018
- Section 6 – Development Plan – Rev 4
- Section 7 – Managers Guide – Rev 3
- Section 8 Parent Information Sheet - v2 2018
- Chairman : Pete Mayhew
- Vice Chairman : Mark Dye
- Secretary : Julie Eves
- Treasurer : Tracey Sheppard
- Football Development :
- Adult Section : Matt Drewery
- Youth Section – boys 7/12 : Matt Palmer
- Youth Section - boys 12/18 : Stuart Howel
- Youth Section – girls : Wayne Middlemas
- Club Development : Tim Mills
- Village Hall Trustee : Vacant
- Fundraising : Sophie Earland
- Kit and equipment : Darren White
- Football Foundation : Colin Herbert
- Welfare Officer : Trevor Fishlock
- Charter Standard : Marcos Toffanello
- Sports and Social Club : Paul Fox
- PR and Social Media Manager : Dan Lloyd
Fair Playing time : Fair playing time is a core value. We don’t believe anyone develops by standing on the sidelines. That said, it is about the effort that players put in and their attitude on and off the pitch. Turning up at training and joining in, listening to the coaches, respecting other players, respecting officials are also part of the deciding factors for fair playing times. Skills alone will not give you pitch time!
Attitude to Compete : We want every player to demonstrate the attitude to compete. Even against those sides where it is unlikely to get a result, football should be about learning and developing and taking small victories to boost and maintain team spirit and constant development. having the right attitude is paramount. Compete fairly, with passion and with RESPECT is absolute key to Falcons.
Love playing for the Club : We want every player to love playing for the Club. We want players who are committed to the team, to the overall effort, and then most of all, enjoy playing for the Club. Creating the environment where this can happen is critical to our success, and the Club and it’s committee are focused on this.
Commitment from all : Being committed is more than just turning up at match days. We want players and families taking part and putting in effort to support the players, the team, the Club and individuals. commitment brings success, and success breeds success both on and off the playing field. Just helping at match days, or training, or social events helps our Club operate better for everyone.
One team, One Club :
One team, one Club represents the fact that whilst each players may play for a team, it’s only when all our teams are successful, is our Club successful and a successful Club brings better facilities and development for every team.
Each and every team needs to be successful in order for the Club as a whole to be successful, and we strive to do that throughout support and infrastructure we put in place to support all our teams.
Nurturing Talent : We strive to ensure that talent is nurtured to the best possible extent whilst it is within our control. We will attempt to recognise talent and ensure we do everything possible to continue that development in the interest of the player.
Show RESPECT to ALL : The FA RESPECT campaign is at the heart of the Club’s code of conduct and our expectations for players, parents, officials and visitors. We expect RESPECT from all to ALL. We must remember we are all volunteers, we are hall human, this is grassroots football, it is supposed to be enjoyable to all.