Scotton Scorchers JFC

Making Football Fun


Scotton Scorchers Junior Football Club, its many volunteers and its young players would like to extend a huge ‘welcome’ to all new players and their parents/carers and we hope you will become part of the football family, respecting our codes and ethos, and joining with the other volunteers to help the club to continue to thrive into the future.


  • FA Charter Standard Club, affiliated to the West Riding County FA (WRCFA) committed to the FA Respect Campaign ‘We only do positive’
  • SSJFC hold FA SSE Wildcats sessions along side coaches from the Leeds United Foundation for girls aged 5-11 years
  • Boys football from under 6 years to under 12 years, playing in the Nidderdale Junior Football League
  • Girls football from under 6 years to open age adult, playing in various leagues, City of York Girls Football League, West Riding Junior Girls Football League or the Harrogate and District Girls Football League.
  • We also run boys squads in Staveley village under the Scotton Scorchers badge
  • Over 300 boys and girls in total with over 30 qualified coaches together with other volunteers.


  • Our Home! Percy Fields, Low Moor Lane, Lingerfield Knaresborough HG5 9JB
  • Scotton Cricket Club, Low Moor Lane, Lingerfield, Knaresborough HG5 9HZ
  • Staveley Cricket Club, Bedlam Lane, HG5 9JU
  • King James School, King James Road, Knaresborough HG5 8EB (Grass pitches and 3G all-weather floodlit pitches)


  • All volunteers are DBS checked
  • All coaches qualified to FA Level 1 or above
  • All coaches undertake FA Safeguarding and Emergency Aid course
  • Club Welfare Team all with Enhanced DBS checks
  • Covid 19 Safeguarding Risk Assessment in place


At SSJFC every child counts irrespective of ability. The club does not have a win at all costs approach and believes that every child should be given the opportunity to play at a level that they feel comfortable with and being supported to develop not only their football skills but communication confidence and social skills too. Our all-inclusive policy does not mean sacrificing competition or a winning mentality we believe we can achieve all these whilst the children enjoy their football.

Coaches use the 5 core elements of the English FA as the basis of their coaching methodology.


  • Safeguarding Children policy
  • Anti-bullying policy
  • Parents/spectators code of conduct
  • Players code of conduct
  • Coaches code of conduct
  • GDPR Data Protection Policy
  • GDPR Privacy Notice


All registrations and payments are through our website at

Various payment options are available including a confidential ‘hardship’ scheme accessed via the club secretary Mike Collier on As some of our squads have waiting lists all new applications should also be made directly to the club secretary.


Scotton Scorchers is run entirely by volunteers and as such we welcome with open arms anyone who can help in any way, from joining our committee to helping with car parking or teas and coffees. You are also welcome to come to any of our committee meetings on an ad hoc basis.


  • Jonathan Parkin – Chair and Registrations
  • Mike Collier – Girls Lead & Facilities
  • Laura Considine-Pugsley - Secretary
  • Julie Simpson – Treasurer
  • Wayne Latimer –  Lead Welfare Officer & Kit and Equipment
  • Yvette Clayson - Registrations
  • Jonathan Booth – Boys Welfare Officer, Boys Lead, Boys Registrations
  • Marcus Philpott – Coach Development
  • Paul Hickin - Pitch Co-Ordinator
  • Cameron Latimer - Youth Lead
  • Peter Lambley - 
  • Alan Pollock - Website

Most of the above information can be found in more detail on our website at but if you would like to have a chat about anything to do with the club please do not hesitate to contact either of us directly and we hope that you and your child/children enjoy many happy hours of football.

Best wishes

Laura Considine-Pugsley -

Jonathan Parkin Club Chair Contact -


Spaces in the following Teams welcome all abilities.. FA Qualified Coaches with a fun and friendly atmosphere.

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The Scorchers really got behind the recent Odd Socks Anti Bullying Campaign, an initiative lead by our Youth Council. Great work everyone!

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The FA have launched an new online coaching course Details can be found on the West Riding Country FA website Update On Coach Education - West Riding FA

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COVID -19 Information & Updates

Please read the following update COVID guidance and how the Club Welfare Team are advising in line with Government and FA guidance.

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Scorchers Coaching DNA

Scotton Scorchers - Coaching DNA What we do and why..

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The making of Percy Fields (what we call Home)

Percy Fields - How the ground was transformed

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GDPR Data Protection

GDPR Data Protection and Privacy

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Policy regarding Photographs

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FA Code of Conduct

Please read and digest the FA conduct codes for players, Coaches, Parents, Spectators alongside the Anti-bullying

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Under 6

Lead Coach - Matthew Taylor

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Under 7

Lead Coach - Paul Hickin

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Under 8

Lead Coach - Jon Booth & Chris Ritchie

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Under 9

Lead Coach - Philip Dennis

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Under 10

Lead Coach - Tom Horner Ashworth

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Under 11

Lead Coach - Paul Day

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Coach - Carol Pollock


Coach - Carol Pollock

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Under 9s

Lead Coach - Jason Clegg & Nicola Hicken

Under 10s

Lead Coach - Ben Smith

Under 11s

Lead Coach - James Clayson

Under 12s Tigers

Lead Coach - Ian Burgess

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Under 12s Lions

Lead Coach - Andrew Bickerdike

Under 13s

Coaches - Phil Forbes-Bell

Under 15 Blue

Coach - Colin Willets & Alan Irving

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Under 15 Reds

Coaches - Paul Mitchell & David Blanchfield

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Under 16

Lead Coach - Cameron Latimer

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About Nidd United

Nidd United was established in 2005 to provide the next stage in football development for young people who play in the Nidderdale friendly league from Year 7 upwards.

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  • Percy Fields, Low Moor Lane, Scotton, HG5 9JB