History of Purnells

Purnell Sports Youth are ready to start their 13th season with a clear pathway from Kids Club (4-7 year olds) right the way through to Adult football. This also comprises of three girls teams and two Ladies Teams which have recently moved to the Adult Section of the Club. On top of this we are proud to now be able to offer PAN-Disability for children aged between 5-12 years. A wonderful new venture bringing children who through a variety of reasons have not been part of a team and can not gain confidence and self belief that they can achieve things with any disability.

We are a community based, friendly Club who offer football to all ages and abilities. Since forming in May 2008, we reached Charter Standard Status in September 2009 and following that became Charter Standard Club of the year 2010. Our greatest achievement was being the 12th club in the whole of Somerset to reach Charter Standard Community Club status in March 2012.  Our Club Secretary/Welfare Officer was awarded by the FA in 2013 for her "Outstanding Contribution to Community Football" and had the honour of being awarded at Buckingham Palace by Prince William. Our Youth Player Committee received recognition by the FA at their annual awards in 2014 for "Empowering Youth" and in 2015 Claire was awarded Child Welfare Officer of the Season for all she does for the Club and the Leagues she is involved in. The Club won once again at the following years Somerset FA awards, this time picking up Female Club of the Season. One extra award we were thrilled to be nominated for was  Bath Chronicle Sports Awards "Community Club of the Year" held at Bath Racecourse. We didn't win but what an honour to be in a room full of Rio Olympic/Paralympic medalists and other amazing sports men and women. The Club is extremely proud of all their achievements to date and strive to continue their high standards.

You can be assured that all our coaches have the correct qualifications and checks in place, and these are updated every three years, the legislated requirement set out by the FA.

We pride ourselves on giving all children the opportunity to play football with their friends in a safe environment and being able to offer them any opportunities that are available. We always welcome new players and volunteers to join us so please contact Claire on the contact link for more details and information.

Note from our Club Secretary

Thank you for taking time to browse our website. Please feel free to email me on purnellsclaire@gmail.com with any news, photographs or videos that you may wish to share with us all. We all like to read of success stories and hear of team adventures.

I will update this site regularly but will always welcome advice and help if things need changing.




Kind regards
Claire Burton

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Zoe Angell | Reply 09.05.2019 22.19

Hiya was wondering how i would go about my son joining the under 12s football team please

charley | Reply 21.08.2018 12.46

Hi can you please add my son beau Callaghan for the football club, DOB 13.08.14
Hes 4

Claire Burton 21.08.2018 12.58

Hi Charley, I have replied via email to you. Kind Regards Claire

Kayley | Reply 20.07.2018 10.49

Hi my five year wants to join football club just wondering if you have U6 or waiting list so I could possibly sign him up many thanks

Claire Burton 20.07.2018 12.59

Hi Kayley, could you please email me your five year olds name, date of birth and your contact details and I can pass onto our administrator for the Kids Club.

Jordan Davies | Reply 26.02.2018 10.49

Hi Clare,

Could I possibly have the email of the U7's coach/manager please, its regarding tournaments.

Claire Burton 26.02.2018 12.27

Hi Jordan
Can you please drop me an email on purnellsclaire@gmail.com so I can reply privately to you. Kind Regards

tom vick | Reply 28.01.2018 14.59

hi claire,

could I have the number for the coach of the girls under 11 / 10s as we have a daughter who would like to play next season.

Claire Burton 28.01.2018 17.14

Hi Tom Thank you for getting in touch. You need to contact Dean Hall who is the current U10/11 Manager. 07411 997668

Sarah chivers | Reply 06.01.2018 19.41

Hello my son who is 9 is looking to join a football club??

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09.05 | 22:19

Hiya was wondering how i would go about my son joining the under 12s football team please

06.05 | 10:17

HI Charlie. We have from 5-16 plus girls. If you would like to email me on purnellsclaire@gmail.com with your childs details etc I can give you the correct info

06.05 | 09:22

What is the age group to play at purnells

12.03 | 13:06

Hi could you please email me on Purnellsclaire@gmail.com with your daughters date of birth, contact number and email and I’ll be able to give you manager Details

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