Contact Us

You may be new to the area or your child may already be at a football club and looking for a new challenge. We welcome players from different age groups and abilities, so if you would like to find out more, please contact the relevant coach for the age group you’re interested in via the teams tab.

If you would like to discuss any other club matter including sponsorships, please contact the Club Secretary.


Club Committee Contacts.

  • Hon President - Mark Horan Open or Close

    Telephone: 07966 099207

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  • Chairman - Steve Young Open or Close

    Telephone: 07584 137620 or 01793 724661

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    Hi I'm Steve Young. I am the coach for U12's and U15's as well as being the club Chairman. I have been part of Lydiard Youth FC as a coach and committee member for 9 years. In my time at the club I have had roles as club secretary for 5 years and now as club Chairman for 3 years. When I started the club we 4 teams and over the years it has grown to be the ever expanding and successful club we are today.

    I am incredibly proud of LYFC and cannot thank enough all the coaches and committee members for their time, hard work and the dedication they all put in to continue to make LYFC what I personally believe to be the best club in the North Wilts League.

  • Treasurer - Andy Atwell Open or Close

    Telephone: 07789 374142

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    7 years ago my wife said to me over dinner ‘why don’t you start a football team for Josh? He’d love it if his Dad was the coach and you’d be really good at it’. Fast forward to 2018 and my squad of players has increased to >50 (with 4 teams) and the coaching team to a total of 6. I’ve learned a lot in my 7 years as Head Coach/Manager, but the one thing that has remained consistent is to never forget it’s about the young people and not the adults; and more importantly it's about their enjoyment and development (both physical and social); not the winning or the adult’s ego. That said, we’ve enjoyed massive success as a group (winning tournaments, Division titles, promotions and respect trophies) along the way and winning is most definitely not a swear-word in our group.

    I can thank (or blame) my Dad for my love of football. As a life-long West Ham fan, I now make the bi-weekly pilgrimage from Swindon to East London with my two lads and nephew to cheer the boys on. Two of my teams are named in their honour (Hammers and Irons) but so as not to deter non-WHUFC parents to our family, I also have the Spartans and Vikings. I regularly refer to our ‘LYFC family’ and am proud that through football many of us (adults and children) have made solid friendships (hopefully life-long ones) with people they may otherwise never have met. LYFC has provided a fantastic vehicle for all of this to happen and would recommend that if your even thinking about getting you/your child involved with youth football; you should look no further.

  • Club Secretary - Danny Payne Open or Close

    Telephone: 07779 236119

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    I’m Danny Payne and I am the Club Secretary.  I have been a parent and coach (U13’s Irons) in a football club for 7 years, 4 years at LYFC and took on the role as LYFC Club Secretary for the new 18-19 season. 

    My role is to ensure that all of our legal obligations are met and that we have all our children, teams and coaches registered correctly.  A bit part of my role is to liaise with our coaching staff, the league, the County FA and the school where the club is based.  I am responsible for ensuring that everyone is aware of changes to games and teams.

    I am an active member of the LYFC committee and work closely with all members of the committee.  Particularly the Chairman (Steve Young), Treasurer (Andy Atwell), CWO (Kelli Payne) and the Development Officer (Simon Bradbury).

  • Club Welfare Officer - Kelli Payne Open or Close

    Telephone: 07877 194529

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    I’m Kelli Payne and I am the Child Welfare Officer for the Club.  I have been a parent in a football club for 7 years, 4 years at LYFC and took on the CWO in 2017. 

    I’ve had FA safeguarding training both for coaching and committee and hold the FA Emergency First Aid certificate (including defibrillator training).  You may see me around the training ground from time to time when covering safeguarding or first aid.

    I have experience of working with children previously to joining the club as I am a qualified level 2 swimming teacher and coach and taught children ages 4-16.  Professionally I am the Head of HR for a local company, and therefore, have good experience of working with people and understanding policy.

    My role is to work with parents and children with regards to any welfare or safeguarding concerns they have.  These don’t necessarily have to be club related and maybe concerns that a child has outside of football, they can bring any issue to me and I will endeavour to support them.  I also have links with the league and county welfare teams who will provide support.

    I also ensure that all our volunteers have a CRC qualification in order to work with our children and I ensure that all our coaching staff have their required qualifications.  I am an active member of the LYFC committee and work closely with the Club Secretary (Danny Payne) and Development Officer (Simon Bradbury).

  • Communications Secretary - Richard Jones Open or Close

    Telephone: 07990 751041

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    Hi I’m Richard. Communications/Media Secretary, I have been associated with the club for 3 seasons now, as a parent, then coach and now committee member too. I was approached to see if I was interested to take over the role and I agreed. I’m married with 2 sons. My eldest plays for the team I jointly coach, The U15 Blacks. We are always developing as a club, with increasing player base throughout all age groups, External Coaching partnerships and now in the social media and website areas, Simon Bradbury runs the Twitter/Facebook side of the club with me, whilst I concentrate more on the website side of the club. Which for me has been a real good learning curve, even though I have a good computer knowledge, Running and maintaining the website has required me to learn pretty much from scratch how to manage the input and updating of the site, mostly through self-research, I have had a big input with our web designer in upgrading our club website, which now is extremely eye catching, full of new information and now has got a real modern look and feel to it, and in this day and age, Mobile friendly too.

  • Training Officer - Simon Bradbury Open or Close

    Telephone: 07737 244801

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    I'm Simon Bradbury, Principle Coach of the U14 Hammers. I've been involved with Lydiard Youth FC for over five seasons & am hugely passionate about grassroots football and coaching young people entrusted to me. I am a Level One FA Licensed coach and have recently been given the opportunity to have an FA Mentor work with me as I progress my own coaching qualifications.

    On the committee, I am responsible for all our training and to ensure that all our coaches have the required level of qualification. Whether that be in a helper capacity or assistant coach, those individuals must be first aid trained and been through their safeguarding courses because ultimately we must ensure at all times, the children in our possession are looked after in a safe environment. Should you be more actively involved in the team, we'd expect you to be Level 1 qualified in Football Coaching and registered with the FA as a Licensed Coach - these enable our football club to retain it's valuable, charter status recognition. Again, I will ensure that coaches are aware of their training requirements and should we encounter coaches who aren't qualified to our high standards, they will not be able take training sessions or match days. Children's safety is our number one priority. 

    All coaches at our club can be identified wearing Lydiard Youth FC attire and no one else is allowed to wear our clothing. This is another example of the high standards we demand when dealing with the safeguarding of children and the expectations placed upon us by those parents who trust us. 

    In addition to that role, I also work with Richard Jones on the clubs' social media and website presence. I specifically look after platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Again we expect to act in a professional way and to post responsibly online. We also expect the very same from all our parents and players - social media is a dangerous world where innocent comments and references to your child's successes or teams defeats can have long lasting impacts and consequences. We do not tolerate any kind of posts attributed to our football club that are offensive, insensitive or derogatory whether that be about the league, clubs, players, managers or match officials. Under no circumstances should parents post scorelines, as per FA rules, for teams U11 and below. We will always ensure the best welfare of the oppositions, our own players, coaches, match officials and the leagues we represent.

  • RESPECT Officer - Luis Ponting Open or Close

    Telephone: 07857 787309

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  • Kit Manager - Matt Godsell Open or Close

    Telephone: 07881 981403

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  • Committee Member - Richard Clifford Open or Close

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  • Committee Member - Stuart Wykeham-Martin Open or Close

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  • Committee Member - Paul Hughes Open or Close

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  • Committee Member - Matt Lucas Open or Close

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Where to find us

Kingsdown School
Hyde Road
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN2 7SH

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