Established in 2006

Now with over 350 playing members, across our Academy, U7s – U18s and open age squads


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The Thurlby Tigers story

We are an inclusive football club offering an academy for Reception and Year 1 children, u7’s to u18’s for boys and girls, plus open age football.

Club history

The club was established in 2006 by a small group of volunteers. The initial aim to provide a safe and enjoyable environment whereby children of all abilities could enjoy developing football and social skills. It started with some general training sessions and within a few weeks the group had doubled in size.

A committee was formed and John Lenton was appointed as Chairman (a role he held for the first 10 years). We entered our first team in the U8’s age group in the Peterborough Junior Alliance League in the 07/08 season. We had a club policy whereby every player played fair amounts of game time in order to ensure fair development of all players. This policy remains today, at the young age groups, whilst recognising that as children get older the competitive nature of the game (and life) is increasingly introduced. This means we don’t necessarily win every game, however it forms a key focus of our ethos and vision of being an inclusive club.

In 2008 the “Academy” was formed, for children in Reception and Year 1 at school, it proved to be incredibly popular and ensured we became a club rather than just one team. Year on year we now offer an academy for children Reception – U6 age groups. These children then move on to form the U7 squads of the following years.

Since 2008 the club has grown to see over 350 playing members, we will have the Academy of U5, and U6 children alongside our squads representing every age group from under 8 to under 18 and through our partner linked clubs open age football and varying levels in the FA pyramid.

We have had lots of success, we measure this through the development of our players – many have progressed to footballing academies. We hold a strong reputation locally for our respect and sportsmanship, underpinned by the club having won numerous Fair Play awards, league titles and many many tournaments.

If you are interested in finding out more or become involved then please feel free to get in touch through our contact us page or follow us on Facebook.

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