A brief history of how the Colts formed
The Frome Town Youth Colts were the brain child of Wayne Oliver and Dave Roberts. In 2015, the then Frome Town Youth U11's had a problem. They were about to go into U12's but had around 22 players. This obviously meant that not all of the boys would get to play on a regular basis, causing selection headaches for the then manager Marc Holoway, assisted by Wayne and Dave. It was simple, they had 3 options:
1.Find other local teams to distribute players 2. Make a rota where players may play 1 or 2 games a month, or 3. Try to advertise for more players to add a 2nd team to the age group.
Between the 3 of them, it was decided that they would take the big challenge and choose the 3rd option, where Wayne and Marc would split for the 1st time in 7 years to form 2 separate teams.
Wayne took his son and Dave took his twins and also took a few well established players that they had trained for many years to create the nucleus of the team. An advert was then put out to encourage many others to join what was started as a development team, where Wayne and Dave set out their own targets and goals to help improve the existing players and also help the new boys and encourage them by making sure that they improved with plenty of game time. At first, it was very hard trying to gel a team of boys that hadn't played too much together before, but slowly the little acorn that had been planted started to grow and by the end of their first season, it was evident that this team was now full of high ability players.
With now over 2 seasons together and a lot of hard work from the 2 coaches, the Colts are now fully established, fully together and are now really enjoying their football. As the Colts continue to grow, we always welcome new faces, so please see our contact details if you would like to come along a become a member of the team!
During the summer months (April - September) the U15's Colts train on a Tuesday night from 6.30-7.45 pm on the playing fields at Oakfield School. In the winter months (Oct-March) the Colts train on a Tuesday night 7:00pm-8:00pm on the Top Tennis Courts of Frome College.
The U15's Colts play in the Mid Wilts League on Sundays from September through until April
If your son or daughter is interested in playing football, please come along and give it a go. New players are always welcome, whatever their ability may be.
Please contact Wayne Oliver on 07876 236431, or just turn up and introduce yourself on one of our training evenings. We'd love to meet you!
Above: Team captain Sam playing in a recent match against Durrington Sept 2017
If you'd like to become a part of the Frome Town Youth FC family please contact one of the following committee members for more information.
Further information on membership fees can be found in the info & docs page membership scheme. To join the club please download and complete the membership application form and hand to the age group manager.
Frome Town Youth FC
86 Ashtree Road