Welcome to Grampound Football Club

A founder member of the Duchy Football League

 

Roger Paynter

It is with great sadness that we heard today of the passing away of club stalwart Roger Paynter. Roger has been a fixture at Grampound Football Club since the 1950s when he started as a player and has performed many roles at the club since, as well as being a well-respected local referee. Always willing to help and to give sensible advice he will be sorely missed by all who came across him at the club. Since having to give up running the line at Grampound matches he watched as many games as he could and few things gave him greater pleasure than seeing his beloved club play well. He cared deeply for his village football club and gave so much in many ways to the village he loved.

Rest in peace, Roger.

Roger in his playing days for Grampound,
far left in the front row

 

Grampound Football Club is one of the oldest clubs in Cornwall (founded in 1902). We have high standards and the club likes to do things in the right way. We aim to provide the best facilities and equipment we can for players to enjoy their football and in return ask for support in advancing the club in terms of its playing standards and in maintaining its place in the community of Grampound and in the wider football community.
We have excellent facilities including a recently re-laid and drained pitch and clean, modern changing facilities.  The pitch is one of the best around and is maintained by the club and is well looked after.
Grampound FC is a FA Charter Standard Club.  The FA Charter Standard programme is a kitemark which recognises and rewards high quality levels of provision in club and league football.  Criteria for achieving this national kitemark include attending training events each year, having a trained Welfare Officer, criminal records checks for all volunteers, Emergency Aid-trained volunteers at all matches and training sessions, FA Respect programme sign-up, a qualified coach for each youth team and exemplary club administration in place.  An audit takes place each year to ensure standards are being maintained and the club has gained enormously from grants of free kit.

In recent years the club has been successful in gaining external funding in order to develop and extend its activities:-
2011 : Premier League Players' Kit Scheme (£500 to purchase children's playing kit), 2011 : Football Foundation “Grow the Game” grant (£5000 over 3 years to develop children's football).
2013-14 : Sport England “Protecting Playing Fields” grant (£71350 to re-lay and drain Grampound Recreation Ground).
2014 : Grampound Community Fund grant (£3600 to purchase mobile floodlights).
2014-17 : four annual grants of £500 each year from Grampound with Creed Parish Council to support ground maintenance.

2017 : Grampound Community Fund grant (£4000 to purchase a compact tractor and mower).

2018 : Cornwall FA (£500 Small Grant to purchase ground maintenance equipment).