Training & Development
We pride ourselves on our reputation for being an extremely organised, enjoyable, family Club where the kids come first. We play our home games at Joliffe Playing Fields (behind the Fox pub on Coulsdon Road) and train at local parks and schools. All of our coaches are volunteers and do it for the love of the game.
Whilst embarking on the FA Club England 3 Star scheme the Club adopted a club constitution featuring a Code of Conduct for players, coaches and supporters along with anti-discrimination, equal opportunities and most importantly a Child Protection Policy. The club embraced this, and at the end of 2001 we were awarded the FA Charter Standard Development Award. This shows the clear commitment we place on training our team managers.
In December 2002 we were one of the first clubs in England to be awarded the prestigious FA Charter Standard Community Award. 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 continue to identify ways that we can help school leavers learn how to teach and train sport to National Coaching Standards.
Caterham Pumas is always expanding and we recognise the need to offer excellent training. To this end we ensure that all the team managers and coaches become qualified in order to provide the best possible coaching for our players:
7 coaches with the FA Playmaker accreditation
67 FA Level 1
2 FA Level 2
1 FA Level 3/UEFA B
All coaches are also regularly DBS checked and must complete first aid and safeguarding courses every three years.
In 2011, thanks to the help of local trades persons, the Club built our current club house which is used for club and community events. In April 2012 we held our first FA Level 1 course for our coaches at the Club (organised with Surrey FA).
We pride ourselves on being a community Club. At Caterham Pumas we want to build ourselves into a club for everyone so whatever your ability please contact us. With the help of the Caterham Barracks Community Trust, Caterham Pumas strives to be a leader in grassroots football.
On 9th April 2013, all the hard work by the current committee paid off and Caterham Pumas regained its Club England 3 Star Accredited Club status (previously Charter Standard). The current committee are committed to doing the best for all at the Club.
The committee are always looking to improve the Club, and develop our coaches, so the players get the best possible start in playing the game we all love.
Caterham Pumas have established ourselves as being part of the local community and continue to work to provide football for all.
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.
Caterham Pumas is proud to support the ARC Caterham.