The Club Today

Set on the edge of the New Forest in rural surroundings the club enjoys good access to Bournemouth Airport (5 mins) and the major road networks to Christchurch (12 mins) and Bournemouth (15 mins).

Christchurch Football Club now has 10 teams under its umbrella operating at all levels up to the Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) Premier Division. Christchurch fully supports and enforces the FA Respect and Kick Racism out of Football campaigns.

Christchurch Football Club is the envy of many local clubs. The club facilities, the location, the excellent well maintained playing surface at Hurn Bridge and the superb floodlights that have been upgraded to almost 300 lux (one of the brightest readings outside the Premiership and Football League) set a standard that other clubs find difficult to compete with.

Christchurch Football Club is one of the few clubs at this level that still retains amateur status. Despite competition from neighbouring clubs, the club succeeds in attracting a loyal band of players who enjoy their football at Hurn Bridge and the amenities of the Sports Club.

We have a strong youth section at Christchurch Football Club and provide a truly community based club for all ages in the Christchurch area. The development of the youth section reflects our committment to this important area at the grass roots of the sport. In the 2013/2014 season we will be running an under 18 side which has progressed through the local youth football leagues and into the Hampshire County Premier League. This reinforces the club's ongoing commitment to youth development and the future of the club. The club currently has 9 youth teams playing in leagues from the age of 8 upwards, we also have a thriving ladies team in the county league.

The 2013/14 season sees the start of a new chapter in the football club, with Graham Kemp moving on after six successful years at the helm of the first team during which the Club achieved its highest ever league finish of third place, two seasons in a row and in 2011/12 also winning the League Cup for the first time. This season the Club have appointed Michael Cuffie and Dave Morris to the position of first team managers as well as Leo Cabeleira and Mark Lowe to the position of reserve team manager and coach respectively.

The ongoing changing room project is progressing steadily and currently we have the building weatherproof and ready to commence the internal works, we would not have been able to do this without the tremendous support of local businesses and the dedicated volunteers who have given their time freely, most importantly we have achieved this without burdening the Club with debt. It is hoped that we will have part of the building open later this season and aim for completion prior to the 2014/15 season.

The commitee is very active in developing the club and growing its sponsorship base to provide the financial stability it currently enjoys without any debt. We are grateful to our long term sponsor In-Excess in helping the club to maintain this status and once again look ahead to another exciting season at Hurn Bridge.

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