Welcome to the Verwood Town YFC website
Verwood Town YFC is an FA Charter Standard club based in Verwood and provides opportunities to boys and girls of all abilities, from Verwood and the surrounding areas.
Verwood Town YFC was founded 50 years ago, and originally started out as Rossgarth Youth FC. In late 2016 the Committee of Rossgarth YFC and Verwdood Town FC agreed to change the name of Rossgarth with the intention of merging the clubs to form one big club covering youth football from ages 4-18, development, reserves and senior squads.
From our humble beginnings, as Rossgarth, over many years the Club has expanded to nearly twenty teams offering boys and girls aged from 4 up to 18 the opportunity to play football at whatever standard they seek to achieve.
Whilst Verwood Town YFC is run entirely by volunteers the ethos is that it is run as professionally as possible. In testimony to this Verwood Town YFC (then Rossgath) attained the F.A.’s Charter Standard Development Club Status in 2003. This qualification ensures that the manager and coaches of every single team are trained to Level 1 F.A. coaching standard. They must also have been trained in Emergency First Aid and attended the F.A.’s Safeguarding Children course complete with an F.A. CRB check. Furthermore, as is appropriate, the Club has a constitution to follow and strict code of conduct guidelines which all players, parents and spectators are expected to adhere to.
Obviously, all this volunteer training does not come cheap, but the cost is not passed on to the young players or even their parents. Instead, these same volunteers help for one weekend of the year to run our summer 6-a-side tournament for as many age groups as possible, which generates enough income to cover these training costs. This tournament is known as the Rossgarth tournament and will continue under that name to ensure our heritage lives on in the club.
New faces are always welcome to help out, both generally and particularly during the Tournament weekend, and believe it or not it is actually a lot of fun. By hiring local school playing fields and Potterne park we are able to offer training to all players, at no extra charge to the individual players unlike many other local teams.
Naturally, however, there are still costs to bear and for this we must charge a nominal annual fee to cover Insurance, FA County affiliation, League entry etc. Match fees are also unavoidable to help cover the cost of pitch hire, but again minimised to an affordable level.
Training equipment, balls, cones, poles, bibs, etc are provided to each team and we try to get sponsorship from local businesses to fund the cost of kit for each and every team, although recycled kits are kept to ensure that we always start our matches smart and presentable …… even if the mud means we don’t always finish that way.
Now you know about the Club, its just a question of strapping on your boots and kicking a ball …… what a fantastic way to spend your Sunday !!
The club also works closely alongside the senior team and regular feeds players into the development squad and reserves team when the reach a suitable age and ability.
If you wish to join Verwood Town YFC or know someone who does, please contact the relevant manager for your age group or any of the committee members!