Ashbourne Football Club is committed to providing the best opportunity for the people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas to play or be involved with football.

Ashbourne Football Club was formed in May 2009 by merging Ashbourne United FC and Ashbourne Town FC.

AFC recognises that it needs the right structures in place to achieve this. If you are able to assist AFC in any way, please get in touch - we depend entirely on volunteers to succeed.

Club structure
  1. Club Committee - Responsible for the overall management, governance and development of the Club. Four Club Officers sit on the Club Committee: the Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Club Welfare Officer.
  2. Development Subcommittee - Responsible for implementing AFC’s Community Engagement Programme, improving football facilities, developing coaching and player skills and working with external organisations.

Training matters
  • AFC have a Head Coach who is responsible for pre-season training, and developing the skills of team coaches throughout the season. Working closely with team managers, the Head Coach will also advise on player and team strategy.
  • AFC will support any team coach wanting to improve their coaching qualifications.

Community Engagement Programme
  • AFC will work with local schools to develop children’s interest in football, and give them a safe environment in which to experience it.
  • AFC will support wherever possible opportunities for disabled and older people to enjoy football.
  • AFC will work with local authorities to develop and improve football facilities in the Ashbourne area.

Responsible football
  • AFC will seek to achieve FA Charter status this season, embracing the Respect programme.
  • AFC has adopted a Club Constitution and set of Rules based on the FA recommended template.
  • AFC and its members are all subject to Codes of Conduct to ensure it operates in the true spirit of football.
  • AFC is against any form of bullying, racism, discrimination and irresponsible or unacceptable behaviour.
  • AFC has a Club Welfare Officer who has responsibility for the welfare of players under 18 years of age, and more widely a responsibility for the safety and security of the Club and all its members.
  • AFC will ensure that all relevant personnel are subject to an FA Criminal Records Bureau check.