25. March 2016 · Comments Off on Update on the Kingsley Youth Club Project · Categories: Football

In September last year Cheadle SMU was delighted to be awarded almost £70,000 to revamp the former youth club site on Holt Lane Kingsley.

Since that time the club have worked hard to not only meet the terms of the grant but more so the terms of the trust deed covering the site as well as  current charity law.

A short extension to the timescales applied by Sport England was obtained but that was seen as very unlikely to be met based on the advice of the club’s solicitor and the resources within the club available to deliver the project.

At a club meeting on Monday 14th March the current position was discussed at length and a unanimous decision of those voting was made to withdraw from the project.

Accordingly the club has informed Sport England and the Trustees of the site of the decision. We are extremely disappointed that the project has had to come to an end and we wish the Trustees and their advisors all good wishes in their endeavours to resolve the current situation at the site.

The club do not at time intend to comment further in this matter

04. February 2016 · Comments Off on Club Ready to Tender Work on Kingsley Youth and Community Centre · Categories: Football

IMAG0022Following the clubs successful bid for funding to renovate the former Youth and Community Centre on Holt Lane Kingsley we are now at the stage of the project where we are asking for interested parties to tender for the work required at the site.

The work falls into two areas – firstly renovation of the building in terms of the roof, exterior rendering, windows / doors, internal floor, plastering and decoration to bring the inside and outside of the building back to how it was. Secondly the installation of a new gas central heating boiler, hot water system and radiators plus showers as well as hot and cold water piping through out the building.

Said  club Chair Ian Morton ‘we are now ready to seek tenders from local companies to do this work – a lot of work has been done so far and there is a lot to do but we are excited to be at this stage’

Interested parties should in the first place contact Ian Morton by email on crusher.2007@hotmail.com providing contact details. The club will then supply the relevant specifications of the work required as well as other  tendering documentation.

16. January 2016 · Comments Off on Seniors Game Falls Victim to the Weather · Categories: Football

Following a pitch inspection this morning Seniors game away at Ball Haye Green was called off due to a frozen pitch.

20. December 2015 · Comments Off on Weekend Round Up 19th/20th December · Categories: Football

merry xmasWell not much to round up this week !

The only game played it seems were the seniors who played their first game since 14th November when they entertained Abbey Hulton on Saturday at Thorley Drive.

They ran out convincing 3 nil winners in a Leek Cup fixture with goals from Booth, Lowe and Tee.

They next play on Saturday 2nd January at home versus Leek Town in a local league derby.

Fancy a bit  of fresh air to blow away the cobwebs after new year? then do pop down to Thorley Drive where the kick off is 2pm.


Wishing all our teams, players, parents, supporters and most of all our volunteers and coaches a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !


14. December 2015 · Comments Off on Weekend Round Up 12th / 13th December · Categories: Football

waterloggedSlightly different approach to providing the updates via the website.

As already posted the seniors game was off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Under 16’s lost 2 – 6 to Brookfield Rangers from a higher division in a League Cup fixture.

Under 11’s played Caverswall away in the Potteries League (results not posted at this age group)

As for the rest of the clubs games they all fell foul to the wet weather and waterlogged pitches.

17. November 2015 · Comments Off on Update on the Club’s Future Structure · Categories: Football

IMAG0022Following the club meeting on Thursday 12th November a decision was taken to convert the club into a registered charity.

The primary reason is of course to ensure we can take over the youth club at Kingsley. However there are additional benefits and in reaching our decision the club has taken legal advice, advice from Staffs FA and also from Wyrley Juniors a club with over 50 sides in the south of the county and who  have been a charity since 2003.

The process is now under way to convert the club to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and further updates will be given in due course.

04. November 2015 · Comments Off on Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting Thorley Drive Pavillion 12th November 7.45pm · Categories: Club Meetings

MeetingAs you will know the club is in the process in taking over the Youth Club in Kingsley.

One of the requirements of the proposed take over is that we need to be a registered Charity to comply with the wording of the trust deed.

Club Officials  met with a solicitor on Tuesday to discuss the matter and we feel that the best way forward is for the club to become a Foundation Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

This structure has trustees directing the organisation (but with limited liability – as little as £1) and a management committee sitting under it running the club on a day to day basis.

The alternative sees a large membership with all the data protection and management issues that brings.

To allow the club to move forward we are seeking the approval of the club’s members / volunteers.

We are up against the clock as there is as always a timescale to complete this so we have arranged a short meeting at Thorley Drive at 7.45pm on Thursday 14th November.

I appreciate its another night out but its an important time in the clubs development and we want to be sure that everyone has a say and understands where we are going.

Attached is  a model constitution for a CIO and it includes some guidance and links to the relevant web sites. It may answer some of your questions.

Please let your parents and players know – they may not want to attend but they may have questions you can ask on their behalf.


12. October 2015 · Comments Off on Club Awarded Almost £70,000 to Revamp Kingsley Youth and Community Centre · Categories: Football

SE_Lottery_Inspired-by-2012The club are delighted to announce that they have been successful in a bid to Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund to renovate the former Youth Club on Holt Lane Kingsley.

In a project worth over £90,000 they aim to bring the now dilapidated building back into use as a base for the club and some of its sides as well as a community facility.In addition the pitch and surrounds will be improved and tidied up.

The club are one of only 148 applicants successful in this round of funding.

The site will be transferred to the club under an existing trust deed to allow full control of the premises.

Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “The Inspired Facilities Fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country. Since 2011, we’ve invested £94 million into more than 1,800 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs and transform non-sporting venues into vibrant community sports clubs.

“It’s great to see Cheadle SMU Football Club join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”

Club Chairman, Ian Morton, said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can bring the site back into use and create a base for the club to continue to develop outstanding local footballers. It is the cornerstone of our strategy to have an outstanding club for the 2012 Olympics’ legacy.”

Vice Chair Martyn Hordern who headed the team that secured the funding for the club said ‘we have worked extremely hard over the last two years or so to secure this funding and we now look forward to realising our ambitions’

Last season saw three of the clubs sides playing on the site and this year a local team is making use of it.

The first steps will be to properly secure the building following a series of break ins over the last three years or so.

The club will then look to tidy the front aspect of the site facing Holt Lane as trees, hedges and verges have all become overgrown. It is hoped that parents, friends and the wider community will take part in helping the club to do this early work. Once we have a date in mind we will advise via team managers, this site and the Facebook p[age.

This is an exciting time in the clubs history and with the support of the members we can make this project a success.


Picture are Ian Morton (far right) and Martyn Hordern (second right) with manager Rob Jones and some of his parents and players from Under 12 Blue’s who we hope will be playing at the site next season.

06. October 2015 · Comments Off on Club Seeking Welfare Officer · Categories: Football

SafeguardingOur Welfare Officer Jill Robathan has recently stepped down from her role which has left us with a big gap with regards to the aspect of Welfare within the club.  It is more than just undertaking CRB checks for those involved with the club, it would be a good role for someone to get their teeth into and develop the RESPECT ethos throughout the club as well as supporting the club with regards to welfare concerns.

It would require undertaking a Welfare Officer workshop with the FA and support would be given.  It is also a good thing to have on your CV as well!

Clicking on this link appointing-a-club-welfare-officer will give more details on the role.

If anyone is interested or requires more information please contact us via the form below



08. September 2015 · Comments Off on Local County Councillor Funds New Strip · Categories: Football

CC LogoThe club are delighted to announce that they have been awarded £300 from County Councillor Mark Deaville’s Local Community Fund.

The money will be used to go towards the purchase of a new strip for one of the club’s teams.

Said Vice Chair Martyn Hordern ‘we are very grateful to Councillor Deaville who has supported the club over several years and is himself a sports fan’

03. August 2015 · Comments Off on Under 15’s Red Fundraising Auction Friday 7th August · Categories: Football

Auction2Under 15’s Red’s are holding a fundraising auction this coming Friday from 5pm onwards at the Pavilion, Banks Farm Oakamoor  ST10 3AN (The old Oakamoor Cricket Pitch locally known as the ‘top pitch)

All funds raised will be donated to the team as they seek to get a new strip for this coming season.

Entries to the auction are now being taken and include anything and everything from antique to new, household, militaria, jewellery, tools etc up to the day of the auction.

There will be a buyers premium of 50p per lot and a sellers premium of 10% of the hammer price.

Bar and snacks are available on the evening.

More details via the Oakmoor Auctions Facebook page HERE or TEXT to 07514050052 with your enquiry.



29. June 2015 · Comments Off on Walking Football – Free Taster Sessions · Categories: Football

Footy 6x2The club has had a walking football section that has been running for some two years plus now.

Its aimed at over 50’s but accommodates under age players – the aim is to get men and woman participating in an activity that keeps them healthy.

Its just like normal football except you can’t run. It keeps all the skill of the game but just takes out the need to run which some may struggle with !

There are two sessions both held at the Leisure Centre – one on a Thursday night from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and on Friday lunch time from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. The Thursday session is quite competitive where as the Friday one a little less so.

Interested ? Then conact Ian Morton on 07594 552318 or Martyn Hordern on 07711 666773.

And remember the first session is free and after that just £1 a week.