FA DIRECTIVE CORONAVIRUS COVID 19: Consistent with Government advice, published on Friday 17 July 2020, the key points of which are as follows:-

  • Everyone should self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms before every training session or match. If you are symptomatic or living in a household with possible or actual COVID-19 infection you must not participate or attend;
  • Clubs and facility providers should ensure that their facility is compliant with current Government legislation and guidance related to COVID-19;
  • Competitive training is now permitted, with groups limited to a maximum of 30 people, including coaches;
  • Competitive match play is permitted, with social distancing in place before and after the match, and in any breaks in play;
  • Players and officials should sanitise hands before and after a game as well as scheduled breaks throughout a game or training session;
  • Ball handling should be kept to a minimum with most contact via a boot and the ball disinfected in breaks of play;
  • Youth football coaches are encouraged to limit persistent close proximity of participants during match play and training;
  • Goal celebrations should be avoided;
  • Equipment should not be shared, and goalkeepers should ensure they disinfect their gloves regularly in breaks in training or matches and thoroughly afterwards. Where possible, coaches should only handle equipment in training;
  • Where possible, players, coaches and officials should arrive changed and shower at home. Use of changing and shower facilities must follow government advice on the use of indoor facilities;
  • Participants should follow best practice for travel including minimising use of public transport and walking or cycling if possible. People from a household or support bubble can travel together in a vehicle;
  • Clubs should keep a record of attendees at a match or training session, including contact details, to support NHS Test and Trace;

Please be reminded, if an individual is symptomatic, living in a household with a possible COVID-19 infection or if you’re classified as extremely vulnerable on health grounds, the guidance is that you should remain at home.

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With match football returning, the Club has been looking at its finances for the forthcoming season. Considering the effect of Coronavirus, the Club has already decided to waive the Youth player registration fee of £25. Following decision's by the Berks & Bucks FA and local Leagues not to charge affiliation fees, we believe that it is right and fair that these savings are passed back as part of players fees, due to this and using cash in reserve we will be reducing annual fees by £10.00 per youth player.

With over 200 players registered to the Youth division the support being provided is already significant, but we will also undertake a review in December and if necessary, look to make some further savings.
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Development Centre is ON this morning 9.30 at Turnhams, Little Heath Road. U7’s teams being formed, come and join the fun !!!’ ... See MoreSee Less

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Part 2 The Development Centre will be back on next Sunday from 9.30am. We are forming teams for the new season, Qualified coach is in place to take the U7’s age group forward. Come and join the fun !!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Barton Rovers Football Club aims to provide football coaching, training and competitive youth football for boys and girls within the Reading, Berkshire area. We also run adult men and ladies football teams.

  • Barton Rovers FC is one of the largest youth football clubs in Reading with over 250 registered players.
  • In 2004 we were one of the first clubs in the Reading area to achieve the F A Charter Standard and in May 2013 we were awarded the coveted FA Community Club Charter Standard. We are the only official Club in the West Reading area to hold this status.
  • We have a reputation for fair play, sportsmanship, good organisation and the development of youth soccer, and set high standards for attitude and behaviour on and off the pitch. .
  • We hold a Development Centre on Sunday mornings to coach soccer skills in partnership with Procision Football Coaching for children from Reception to Year 1 in a safe and friendly environment.
  • With the support of Little Heath School and Tilehurst Parish Council, our home ground’s in Tilehurst  provides us with excellent playing facilities for mini soccer and 11 a side formats.
  • We are represented in the BOBi League, East Berks Football Alliance, East Berks Football League, Reading & West Berkshire Football League and the Reading Sunday League.
  • We run a well organised annual football tournament in July for youth and Ladies football teams.

Barton Rovers can offer your child a safe, friendly and structured environment for them to enjoy football in the Reading area.

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