GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL SUSPENDED

16 March 2020

FA Statement

“Following the Government’s announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future.

Throughout this period, we have taken Government advice with the priority being the health and well-being of all. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time.

We are in regular communication with the Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review. Further updates will follow as needed.”

The local leagues have postponed all remaining matches. Whether they get to be played, or whether the league committees have decisions as to how the season will end, is unknown at this point.

Bishops Cleeve Colts is following the guidelines issued by all the above bodies and is therefore stopping all football activities until further notice. This includes all matches (whether league, friendly, cup etc) and all training sessions. The club is as disappointed as anyone but these are unprecedented times!

Thank you for your understanding.


— Upcoming fixtures are published on the Pitch Allocations page —


Bishops Cleeve Colts Football Club was founded by Len Taylor in 1971. The Chair has changed regularly over the years but the club’s ETHOS is still as strong today as it was then.

We believe in giving our local young people a quality start to their personal and social development from an early age. We’re not just about teaching boys and girls how to kick a ball and score goals. Winning is great, but we’re committed to helping develop healthy, fit, active and happy local citizens of the future.


Bishops Cleeve Colts participate in the following leagues:

    • Cheltenham Youth Football League (CYFL) – Boys U8 to U18.
    • Gloucester County Girls Football League (GCGFL) – Girls U10 to U16.
    • ..but we also start coaching at younger ages using friendly matches as part of the preparation for league participation in later years.

BISHOPS CLEEVE AFC / BISHOPS CLEEVE COLTS
CLUB PHOTO
SEPTEMBER 2013

01A - 7 Sep 2013 Whole Club