FAQs

Below you can find answers to some of the questions we get asked most often.

On what days do you play matches?

Younger teams play matches on a Saturday morning. Older teams play on a Sunday morning or early afternoon.

Does everyone get selected to play in matches?

Provided you attend training on a regular basis, turn up on time wearing the correct kit, follow our Code of Conduct, and you have a full record of subs paid, team managers, especially at the younger age groups, will try their very best to give every players a roughly equal amount of time on the field of play. Older players tend to want to compete more so team selection may be more based upon effort, application and development.

Must players wear boots and shinpads?

Yes - at all times for reasons of safety and of our insurance policy.

Do your coaches get paid?

No - all our coaches are volunteers. They do not receive a penny in return for their valuable time so kindly given.

Who runs the club?

We have a Central Committee comprised of representatives of each team. It meets monthly during the season. The Central Committee is responsible for Safeguarding, Conduct, Financial Management (including most expenditures) and Events. Our team managers also meet monthly and they are responsible for all matters that happen on the field of play.

Can girls play?

Yes. We are delighted to welcome girls at all age groups! Indeed, two girls who started with our club at U8 age group went on to play for England at U16 level. Younger girls very often see no problem at all in playing football in mixed gender teams. In fact, girls at young age groups tend to be better players than the boys ! Older girls though,sometimes want to play in 'all girls' teams and so move on to other clubs with a specialist girls structure. But we always leave the decision to players and their adult members.

Where do you train?

During the winter months we train on the 3G surface under floodlights at Kenton School. During the Summer months we train on the grass at Kingston Park Open Spaces, immediately adjacent to Kingston Park Metro Station Park & Ride.

How much are subs?

Playing football at Kingston Park is an inexpensive way to have fun and get fit. All of our coaches are volunteers. We charge the lowest 'subs' of any club in our area - and every single penny is spent on the players.

The summer months are completely free of charge ! No subs at all are paid from 1st May to 31st August inclusive. You do not need to pay anything for the first calendar month whenever you join the club.

All subs are collected using standard orders. Subs are £20.00 per calendar month from 1st September 2017 to 1st April 2018 inclusive for players registered to play in a team and £5 per month for players who simply train with us.

How do I pay my subs?

All subs are collected using standard orders. We are unable to accept cash payments.

Please set up a standing order to the following account
Sort Code: 20-59-42
Account No: 70385956
Account Name: Kingston Park Mini Soccer

Standing orders should be set to make payments on the 1st day of each month from September 2017 to April 2018 inclusive. Please do not set up the payment for any other day in the month.
Please ensure that you set up your standing order so that the last payment is paid on 1st April 2018

It is important you add a reference to the standing order. This should include the following: age group, managers initials, players initial and surname (in that order) e.g. U7 KR A.PLAYER. Your team manager can advise you on this reference.