Club Ethos

Club Ethos

Club Ethos
Pride Park Football Club is a FA Charter Standard Community football club based in Derby. The club was established in 2002 and is affiliated to the Derbyshire County FA.

At Pride Park Football Club our focus is on our core values of Respect, Enjoyment and Inclusivity. Our values ensure we provide a safe grassroots environment for our players to develop both as individuals and as young sports men and women.

Our ethos defines who we are and what we believe in. It is important because it gives parents and players an expectation of what they can expect from the club and sets a standard for our volunteers to follow.

Our club ethos sets out how the club is run, following our core values of Respect, Enjoyment and Inclusivity;

  • To provide football coaching and competition opportunities to players of all ages and abilities, in a safe and friendly environment
  • To deliver age-appropriate coaching to support long-term player development and a love for the game
  • To encourage all players to try their best and make the most of their abilities
  • T o develop player decision making ability
  • To offer a challenging but supportive environment where children can learn from their mistakes without undue pressure and anxiety
  • To promote good behaviour and respect for others through our core values of Respect, Enjoyment and Inclusivity
  • The overriding aim is to develop better football players in the long term rather than to provide a short-term “win at all costs” approach
  • To offer a pathway to adult football
  • Our adult teams also follow our Core Principles of Respect, Enjoyment and Inclusivity, whilst aiming to be competitive at the level at which they play
  • The club is run entirely by volunteers both on the pitch (coaching) and off the pitch (management, administration).

All coaches are qualified to FA Level 1 as a minimum (or in the case of new coaches are committed to attaining Level 1 at the earliest opportunity), are encouraged to attain higher coaching levels, and have been DBS checked, enabling us to provide a safe and friendly environment for the development of youth football.

Our teams play in the Derbyshire Girls and Ladies Leagues.