A little about Nunthorpe Athletic JFC and its history
Formed in 1970 the Nunthorpe Junior Football Club started life at is previous home of Marton and Nunthorpe Recreation Ground on Guisborough Road - set up as a result of the generosity of Lady Harrison who bequeathed the field for use by local sports people.
Originally having just one team Nunthorpe Athletic has since attracted players to form teams from Under-7s to Under-19s and in addition a very competitive girls team.
The club under guidance of Chairman Colin Mohan, with support from Secretary Mary Batey, Child Welfare Officer Ross Watson and many others, Nunthorpe Athletic JFC went on to initially attain the Charter Standard Accreditation and further more a few years later the Charter Standard Community Club award. The criteria involves many things but includes all of its coaches passing their Level 1 coaching qualification, receiving police clearance through CRB checks and are deemed proficient in child welfare and administration.
Throughout the year many teams and the clubs engage in fund raising activities. The yearly race night proves successful and helps raise funds that helps meet the many expenses to which the club are faced.
The club hold yearly awards for all teams during which all players who are involved with a team are presented with team trophies. We also present individual trophies to each teams player of the year, a title which is always special to win no matter what the age or team. We recently introduced a trophy for the team of the year. This is a trophy which recognises not just success of a team but determination of teams to continue to play even when very few matches are won. Football is not just about winners but about all players who dedicate themselves to a team whether they are winning or losing.
Nunthorpe Athletic JFC in the future
Having recently moved to our new home ground at The Academy School, Nunthorpe, we are faced with new and fresh challenges, from more FA regulation which usually means more cost, to improvement of facilities. The facilities at the school are excellent and our relationship with them is excellent. They have allowed us to move our storage cabins onto the field together with our cafe. Maintaining these facilities is important and all three bunkers are probably due a repaint. The cafe is going to be under going some improvements, a mains electricity line is to be channelled into it, together with water. We are intending laying artificial grass immediately outside the cafe to help prevent unnecessary wear and tear on the field. If you want to get involved with the club,volunteer and help with some of this maintenance work or within the cafe, speak to a club member who will be happy to receive your help.