20. June 2015 · Comments Off on Junior Section End of Season Presentation · Categories: Football

Sunday 14th June saw over 70 of the clubs junior players getting together for the traditional end of season soccer festival.

With coaches, volunteers and family members over 200 people gathered at South Moorlands Leisure Centre in decent weather in what was a real family afternoon out.

Following a series of mini soccer games which saw some close games played in a great spirt the annual presentations took place, followed by a buffet.

Teams throughout the junior section performed well during the season. At under 8’s and the clubs youngest players the club has seen continued development.  A new coaching event on Tuesdays for year 2 players has now started. In the last few weeks the club has embarked on an attempt to start a girls section holding two taster events in early June. Over 20 girls attended each event and the future looks promising.

Under 8’s Blue were losing cup finalists in the league Subsidiary Cup, and a selection of players from under 7  to under 9 recently went to Crewe Alex’s academy to play games there and performed really well.

Under 9’s Blue were the clubs stand out team of the year at the junior level winning both the league and league cup being beaten just once and drawing just two games all season. The team went to Stoke City to play their academy development team and won as they did when they played Crewe Alex.

At under 10’s, Reds and Blues continue to make steady progress although both sides had mixed fortunes at times. Reds reached a cup final but lost narrowly to a side from the division above them.

Under 11’s Red and Blue moved to the 9 a side format this season and both sides took time to adapt to the higher standard but both showed improvement as the season progressed. Blue’s made it to the League Cup final but lost in the final.

Club Chair Ian Morton also awarded the Matt Plant Trophy for Endeavor to under 8’s Yellow for their continued enthusiasm and team work during the season that saw them also awarded their league’s Fair Play Award. Matt tragically lost his life in a car accident some years ago. Ian remarked that in his early years of coaching Matt Plant was one of the first players he coached and he remembered him well.

The club are looking forward to continued development on and off the field in the coming season and thank all players, parents, supporters and most of all the clubs volunteers who put so many hours into helping to run the clubs various teams.

The individual player awards were made with the following players being the successful recipients.



Coaches Player Players Player Club Member
Under 8 Blue Isaac Brown Ben Riley Archie Pyatt           Jack Farrington
Under 8 Yellow Louis Campbell Corey Bloor Oliver Hitchcock
Under 9 Jay Gregory&  Charlie Dean Harry Johnson Harry Johnson
Under 10 Blue Jack Davies Taylor Avery Bradley Cummings
Under 10 Red Roman Thursfield Travis Smith Zak Povey
Under 11 Red Bradley Amos Taylor Craig Zak Brian
Under 11 Blue Oliver Harvey Daniel Jones

Oliver Harvey

Daniel Jones

 Matt Plant Trophy Winners EDIT Under 7's EDIT Under 8's blue EDIT Under 8's Yellow EDIT Under 9's EDIT Under 10's Blue EDIT Under 10's RED EDIT Under 11s Blue EDIT Under 11's red EDIT

18. May 2015 · Comments Off on Club Fundraising Event 11th July 2015 · Categories: Football

Sharon Booth the senior side secretary has over the last few months being planning a fundraising event to assist in the financing of the senior side.

The side have done exceptionally well this year and finished runners up in the Staffs County Senior League Division 1. We are waiting to hear if they have been promoted to the Premier Division which if they were to be would be a remarkable achievement for a side and a club that did not exist six years ago.

The event is at the Guild Hall in Cheadle from 7.30pm onwards and features well know local group Monkey Finger who have reformed especially. There will be a pie and pea supper plus a licensed bar courtesy of the Huntsman.

Tickets are priced at just £10 a head and all proceeds go to the club apart from a donation to a charity supporting suffers of Alzheimer’s.


Monkey Finger

08. March 2015 · Comments Off on Club Survey Results on Kingsley Youth Club · Categories: Football

InspiredAs many within the club will be aware and will have taken part we conducted a survey across all age groups regarding the Kingsley Community Centre plan. Briefly the club has been offered the pitch and building at the former Youth and Community Centre for free on the understanding that we bring it back into use. We have secured around £20,000 of funding already including a sizeable sum from the County Council who currently are part of the trust deed covering the site.

The clubs plan is to renovate the building and to make it a base for the club and some  of its teams. The single pitch will not of course accommodate all teams and even though we would use the nearby St Werburgh’s School pitch we will still need to use the leisure centre and some of our current pitches.

The club has submitted a bid for funding to Sport England that will renovate the building and along with donations  of time will see the site transformed. Careful scrutiny of the likely running costs has left the committee content that the building and site can be maintained without affecting the clubs financial wellbeing.

Over a period of less than a week in November and December last year  we received over 150 replies which saw players, parents and supports all having their say on the plans.

The highlights of the survey revealed that over 98% of respondents thought the project was a good or excellent idea. No one thought it was a bad idea and less than 2% thought it was just okay. We feel that is a very strong mandate for what we are striving to achieve.

Respondents reasoning for the project drew strong support for improving player performance due to an excellent playing surface, raising funds from the site to raise funds for the club and to cut costs by playing on our own pitch.

9 respondents felt that the project would have a negative effect, citing that the club were taking on a liability, that clubs funds would be eaten into and that we should share with another club. As stated the club are confident that from a financial point of view the project is not a liability. As regards pitch sharing we are not aware of any clubs in the locality with their own pitch and who would be willing to ground share.

We are confident that the club can sustain the premises and the ground swell of support if transferred into physical support at events etc will ensure that.

The breakdown of respondents showed a good spread from both coaches, volunteers and parents /supporters as well as parents.

Several respondents took the opportunity to comment on the project, some raised concerns (around finance and parking in the main plus distance from Cheadle) which we addressed in an update to Sport England.

The club currently has three sides playing on the pitch at Kingsley and all involved did a tremendous job in the summer in getting the pitch and surrounding area into shape. The club know from feedback  of those currently playing at the site and observing the games in progress that there is a real sense of ownership even now from all involving. There is a real sense of optimism around the ground and this project.

The club hope to hear the result of  their bid for Sport England funding In April.

Below are links to the whole survey results and those results provided by respondents identifying themselves as players.

General Results

 Player Survey Results


26. November 2014 · Comments Off on Club Survey on Kingsley Youth and Community Centre · Categories: Football

STOP PRESS 10pm 1/12/14

The survey is now closed in terms of our using it to support the bid for funding – however we are keen to continue to hear from people so its still available to complete the survey.

The results will be circulated in due course.



Some of the clubs supporters, players and volunteers will know that the club are trying to acquire the former Youth Club in Kingsley to act as a base for the club as well as several teams. We are seeking funding from Sport England and wish to conduct a survey with players, parents and supporters etc to hopefully show that the club as a whole support the idea.

Already our under 13’s and our two under 14’s are playing on the pitch at the site but the building is sealed off as there is a lot of work required tio make it safe and usable.

Please take a few seconds literally to complete the survey.

You can access the survey via the link below which allows it be completed on line.


Survey Monkey link HERE

Alternatively download either of these two versions of the form and on completion email it to enquiry@cheadlesmufc.co.uk

If a family you can each answer the survey – we want as many views as we can get.

Closing date is Monday evening 1/12/14


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Soccer School

26. August 2014 · Comments Off on Next Club Meeting – Monday 8th September 7.30pm Thorley Drive Pavillion · Categories: Football

All welcome as the new season kicks off.

10. May 2014 · Comments Off on Elivis Presley Tribute Night Fundraiser 24th May JCB Club · Categories: Football

Cheadle SMU FC are proud to present Mark Clay as Elvis at JCB Club Lakeside Rocester on 24th May.

The club are looking for a sell out as they seek to raise funds not only for the club but also for the Headway Charoty with which the club has a close afinity.

Headway support those that are affected by head injury.

Copy the link below for more details off the Facebook Event page or call the following :

JCB Club 01889 591057 (sales only)

Sadie 07753 325029

Sharon 07766 660215 or 01538 756050




12. February 2014 · Comments Off on Under 11’s Blue Sport New Kit · Categories: Football

SMU under 11’s Managed by Kevin Ford have unveiled a new strip and new match day jackets.

The strip is sponsored by Kevin Ford Estate Agent’s and the jackets by the clubs main sponsor the M and M Group.

Said Chair Ian Morton ‘we are grateful to Kevin who has sponsored this side for some time now and gives up his time to run it, we are also grateful to the continuing support of the M and M Group’

Around half of the clubs sides have M and M sponsored jackets and once again this year every team in the club has benefited in some way from the tie in with the group.

Visit our Facebook site for pictures of the new kit.


05. February 2014 · Comments Off on SMU Seniors out of Challenge Cup at Semi Final Stage · Categories: Football

Last Saturday saw the Saturday side involved in a Challenge Cup semi final with Sikh Hunters from the south of the county.

On a pitch that cut up as the game progressed they lost 3 – 1 with Mitch Finney scoring SMU’s goal.

This was the teams first cup semi since formation in 2009 and they have the change to make another with a quarter final to come later on this month.

Pictured are Mitch Finney and Steve Booth.

Mitch Finney

Steve Booth

A regular feature of the run up to Christmas in the Cheadle area is the Round Table’s Santa’s Sleigh street collection.

Pulled by a 4 x 4 (The Reindeer are resting) the sleigh with Santa and sometimes Mrs Claus tours local streets handing out sweets to the children and wishing all a Merry Christmas.

At the same time a collection held with monies going to good causes in the local area.

This year club volunteers have helped out on two such rounds with Saturday 14th December being the 6 hour Tean round.

After a grueling marathon club Youth Secretary Kate Walker tweeted via the @SMU_FC account ‘Thanks for letting us help Santa tonight, just sitting down with a mince pie and sherry to recover, nice to see so many happy kids’

Said Club vice chair Martyn Hordern ‘a big thank you to those members who gave their time up to help to raise money for good causes, especially to the three who joined me and stuck at it for 6 hours in Tean’

Santa's Sleigh

14. November 2013 · Comments Off on SMU Calendar sells out in a week · Categories: Football

Cheadle SMU Calendar Sold Out

The clubs first ever calendar has sold out many before they were even printed.

The club are now considering a further print run with several weeks to go before Christmas.

Said Club Vice Chair Martyn Hordern who organised the calendar ‘ we initially looked to do around 150, then it went to 200, then 225 and then 250. We have raised a lot of money for the club and are now considering a further run if the demand is there’

The calendar features the clubs 12 youth sides starting with the under 8’s and running to the under 15’s.

The club are also very grateful for the following sponsors who sponsored a month of the calendar each :

J E Coates Building and Joinery 01538 752232

Fallows Recycling 01538 755320

Vicky Blood Personal Trainer

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Tolex Ltd -www.trolex.com

Lower Micklin Touring Park www.altoncamping.co.uk

Staffordshire Van Sales www.staffordshirevansalesltd.co.uk


The Mango Tree Restaraunt www.the-mango-tree.co.uk

J B Joiner 01782 825455

Sandy and Co (Contractors) Ltd www.andy.co.uk

Andy Alkins Electrics www.andyalkinselectrics.co.uk

Kenral 01538 755371

Driver Hire www.driverhire.co.uk

10. November 2013 · Comments Off on Coates helps out SMU Under 8’s · Categories: Football



Cheadle SMU FC has its very own Coates family in the form of J E Coates Building and Joinery.

Cheadle SMU Under 8’s have a new match day kit thanks to the kind support of the firm whose name is emblazoned across the smart kit the lads now have.

Said club Chair and team coach Ian Morton ‘the kit looks fantastic and we are very grateful for the kindness of the Coates family who continue to support the club’

A spokesperson for the company said ‘we are very proud to support Cheadle SMU and the development  of young footballers’

The team certainly play as well as they look beating a Newcastle Town team 8 – 0 and 7 – 0  over the weekend.


Pictured are the team in their new strips.



28. October 2013 · Comments Off on M and M Group Sponsor Club’s Senior Side Coaches Matchday Jackets · Categories: Football

Cheadle SMU Seniors are ready for the winter thanks to the M and M Group who are sponsoring the coaches jackets for this coming season. The warm padded jackets will protect the match day coaching team from worst of the elements as the team perform on Saturday afternoons in the Staffordshire County Senior League.

Said Vice Chair Martyn Hordern ‘we are into the second year of the M and M sponsorship and it continues to benefit the club from top to bottom’ added Mick Whitehead Group Managing Director from M and M Group ‘the existing coaches jackets were a few seasons old and we were asked to step in and help and were more than happy to – the jackets look great’