History

Caterham Pumas were founded in July 1998 from an after school club. From a single team of mixed ages we embarked on our first season. Over the next two seasons we grew to an impressive ten teams playing in two leagues from under 8’s upwards. From day one, we have always been a strong advocate of mini soccer and concentrated on this with all the teams starting at this level. Constant development, along with summer training and open days encourage all those who want to play to do so.

 

We have quickly grown into a recognised football club and currently have twenty teams, spanning over ten age groups competing in the Epsom and Ewell LeagueSurrey Youth LeagueSurrey Womens And Girls League and the Tandridge League.   We also have two adult teams which play in the Redhill and District We have formed a veteran team made up of coaches and parents of players who love the game of football. Our first game was played on Wednesday 1st August 2012 against Sevenoak Yellow and Pumas won 3-1. 

 

With the Surrey Football Association, we have worked hard to secure our own ground and commit ourselves to a long term future for the children of Caterham and the club. We have two girls football team who compete in the Surrey women and girls league. We are also committed to providing soccer for pre school ages and run a successful soccer centre.

The club are also looking at ways to provide football for all and have a coach who has completed a course on coaching disabled footballer. In the future the club is looking to start a team to complete in the Surrey disability league tournaments.

 

The club has a partnership with Crystal Palace FC to provide a mini soccer centre for 4 to 7 years old this starts on Saturday 3rd May 2014. 

 

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2011/2012 has seen a number of our youth players join professional football club academies which shows the commitment the coaches have in providing the best possible start for grassroot players. 2013/14 season we had a number of players join Crystal Palace advance centres as well as a player from our Under 11 team selected for the County team.

 

If you are interested in joining a team please contact the manager for your age group.

 

 If you have any other questions please contact the club secretary at caterhampumas@hotmail.co.uk.

Training & Development

 

We adopted a club constitution with a code of conduct for players, coaches and supporters along with anti discrimination, equal opportunities and most importantly a Child Protection Policy at  the same time as we embarked on this the F.A. introduced the Charter Standard Award scheme. The club embraced this, and at the end of 2001 we were awarded the Charter Standard Development Award. This shows a clear commitment we placed on training our managers.

 

In December 2002 we were one of the first clubs in England to be awarded the Charter Standard Community Award. This is the pinnacle of the scheme. We were delighted to gain this award as it recognises the work we are doing within the local community and shows the need to consolidate on our success. We are now looking at ways that we can help school leavers in learning how to teach and train sport to National Coaching Standards.

 

Caterham Pumas are always expanding and we recognise the need to offer the best possible training. To this end we first ensured that all the managers become qualified in order to provide the best possible coaching for our players. 

 

In 2011 the club built our current club house which will be used for club events and community events, thanks to the help of  local trades persons. Also in April 2012 we held our first FA Level One course for our coaches at the club which we have organised with Surrey FA. We now have 33 Level 1 coaches at the club. 

 

We pride ourselves on being a community club. Caterham Pumas wants to build ourselves into a club for everyone so what ever your ability contact the club. With the help of the Caterham Barracks Community Trust, Caterham Pumas wants to be a leader in grassroot Football.

 

 On the 9th April 2013, all the hard work by the current committee paid off and Caterham Pumas regained its Charter Standard status.   The current committee are committed to doing the best for all at the club. 

 

The club committee are always looking to improve the club and to develop our coaches so the players get the best possible start in playing the game we all love.

We pride ourselves on our reputation for being a very well run, enjoyable, family club where the kids come first.  We play our home games at Joliffe playing field behind the Fox Public House on Coulsdon Road and train at local parks.

 

Caterham Pumas have also established ourselves as being part of the local community and are working towards providing football for the whole community, we have recently had a coach complete a course in coaching disabled footballers. All our coaches are volunteers and do it for the love of the game.

 

We also appreciate all the support and help the Caterham Barracks Community Trust has provided to the club over the years and without them we wouldn't be the club we are today. 

 

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For all coaches or players looking for suitable professional soccer drills or clubs looking for club subscription software to collect fees from members look at the below websites which are highly recommended by Caterham Pumas.

 

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