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 under 16 years, playing in various leagues, City of York Girls Football League, West Riding Junior Girls Football League or the Harrogate and District Girls Football League.
  • Over 200 boys and girls in total with over 30 qualified coaches together with other volunteers.
  • Training and match venues: -
  • Our Home! Percy Fields, Low Moor Lane, Lingerfield Knaresborough HG5 9JB
  • Scotton Cricket Club, Low Moor Lane, Lingerfield, Knaresborough HG5 9HZ
  • 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
Our Ethos: -
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.

  • Mike Collier – Secretary, Girls Lead
  • Jonathan Parkin – Chair and Registrations
  • Larry Chan – Treasurer
  • Wayne Latimer – Lead Welfare Officer, Club Covid Officer, Kit and Equipment
  • Vacancy – Boys Welfare Officer
  • Fiona Whiley - Girls Welfare Officer
  • Marcus Philpott – Coach Development
  • Phil Dennis – Boys Lead
  • Lindsey Hitchen - Facilities
  • Sara Troup - Fundraising
  • Katie Gordon - Fundraising
  • Emma Pollock - Youth Lead
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
Mike Collier Club Secretary Contact -
Jonathan Parkin Club Chair Contact -



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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Players Conduct

Parents - please take time to read this with your child and explain to him/her if necessary. Please note that we have a zero tolerance policy to any form of harassment or bullying

Coaches Conduct

Coaches- please take time to read this and bear in mind the league ethos. Please note that we have a zero tolerance policy to any form of harassment or bullying

Parents Conduct

Parents - Please read and follow the guidelines set out before, remembering Be Positive football is fun

FA Code of Conduct

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

Safeguarding Policy

Please read the latest safeguarding policy from 14th December 2020

Anti Bullying Policy

Scotton Scorchers Anti-Bullying Policy. Updated December 2020

GDPR Data Protection

GDPR Data Protection and Privacy


Policy regarding Photographs

SSJFC Welfare Team


Under 6s

Lead Coach - Paul Hicken

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Under 7s

Lead Coaches - Jon Booth & Chris Ritchie

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Under 8

Lead Coach - Philip Dennis

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Under 9

Lead Coach - Tom Horner Ashworth

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Under 10

Lead Coach - Paul Day

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Under 11

Lead Coach - Kirk Fletcher

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Coach - Andy Black/ Carol Pollock/Megan Evans


Coaches - Emma & Carol Pollock

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Under 9s

Lead Coach - Ben Smith

Under 11s Tigers

Lead Coach - Ian Burgess

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Under 11s Lions

Lead Coach - Andrew Bickerdike

Under 12s

Coaches - Julie Milner

Under 13

Coach - Colin willets & Alan Irving

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Under 14

Coaches - Paul Mitchell/ David Blanchfield/Marcus Philpott

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Under 15

Lead Coach - Wayne Latimer (Contact -

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Under 16

Lead Coach - Cameron Latimer

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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Registration Form


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