St Finbarrs Football Club

The Club

St Finbarrs Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was founded in 1953 originally as a Gaelic football and hurling club, while St Finbarrs FC was formed as a kind of merger with St Finbarrs GAA after severing ties with Pro Santos FC. So, today, both the football club and the Gaelic football club are integral members of the St Finbarrs Sports and Social Club 'family'.

St Finbarrs Football Club holds a reputation as a great sporting institution that prides itself on being a fun and competitive place to play football. Our coaches, parents and players come together as a family to go out on a match day and create experiences that last a lifetime.

We are more than a club - we are a family!

One Finbarrs. One Family. One Club.

Present Day

Today, St Finbarrs FC has grown to comprise of 18 teams across 12 different age groups, from under 7s to youth and our Little Finns and Academy, equating to 200 young people across all of our groups.

The organisation comprises of a group of more than 30 people, who are made up of committee members, managers, assistants, and volunteers, including those of: FA Level 1, Level 2 and UEFA B licences. We operate from within our own social club, with our training ground the sole focus and heart of the club, while also sharing our home venues with local partnered schools and sporting organisations, including: Little Heath, Good Shepherd, Blue Coat, Whitmore Park, Moat House and Newdigate.

As a club we participate and compete in the Coventry & Warwickshire Football League (CWYL) and Central Warwickshire Girls Football League (CWGFL). We take pride in classing St Finbarrs FC as the heart of opportunity for our players and children to play, enjoy, develop and learn football.

We’re always interested in meeting people of all ages who want to put boot to leather. Please visit the appropriate age group in our teams’ section for all the right contact details.

Declaration of Management & Leadership

St Finbarrs FC is run by a committed team of volunteers and experienced board personal.

The significant board members are: Martin Coen (Club President), Pete Gordon (Chairman) Suki Burai (Secretary), John Colley (Treasurer), Byron Sugars (Child Welfare Officer), Craig Hardy (Sporting Director), Luke Avery (Managers' Representative & Development Officer) and Vicky Sprawson (Parents' Representative).

Ethos

St Finbarrs FC exists for the single purpose of providing its organisation with the support and infrastructure that enables its young people to develop, participate in and enjoy football.

It is, therefore, the club's aim to develop young people not only as players and footballers but as individuals through sport, by providing a quality, safe learning environment for them and anyone else who wishes to participate, and by raising the standard of play of every participant and team. This enables the youngsters to participate more thoroughly, develop, learn, and gain increased enjoyment from football and through the club - appreciating that football is part of all of the players' and teams' education process.

It’s also the ethos of the club that attempts should be made to recognise the economic, social, and cultural circumstances of potential participants, and the club will always endeavour to make provision, wherever and whenever possible, for them to become club members.

The club aims to provide the best and highest standards for everyone, regardless of ability, and be non-profit making, with all monies redeployed for the benefit of the club, our young players and anyone involved with it. As such, subscriptions will be kept as fair as possible, with sponsorships and grants sought and fundraising events organised to further contribute to the growth and development of the club.

St Finbarrs Sports & Social Club

The social club is the home of sport and entertainment and hub of the institution. It boasts fantastic facilities, including: function rooms, 4G pitches available for hire, a play area and outdoor seating for families, along with a sports bar showing sports all day long. St Finbarrs really does offer something for everyone.

Find out more: https://www.stfinbarrs.co.uk/