An introduction from our chairman

Welcome to Kemnay Football Club, it is my pleasure and privilege to be Chairman, and a coach of what I believe to be a fantastic club at the heart of the local community. We are a grassroots development club, providing football coaching for children from the ages of 5 to 18. We have a large number of registered players who play in various leagues affiliated to the ADJFA. We are currently awarded the SFA’s Silver Quality Mark.

As a club, the health, safety, and welfare of every child is our first and most important priority. This is closely followed by our commitment to providing a happy and inclusive environment for children to learn and develop their football skills under the supervision of coaches, who are SFA qualified and have the appropriate PVG child safety checks and emergency first aid qualifications. I strongly believe that football is a game to be played and enjoyed by everyone and that success at grassroots should not be measured by the trophies we win, but by the number of children who choose to play for Kemnay Football Club and continue to play for us throughout their childhood, with a sense of belonging and always with a smile, whatever the result. However, football is also a competitive sport and so we will strive to help our players reach the best that their ability allows as an individual and as part of a team.

As Chairman, I feel it is vital that we follow an ethos that ensures the welfare of our children is paramount, that the club is open to all players regardless of gender, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, or perceived ability as a footballer. That all players, coaches, and parents follow the club code of conduct and the SYFA Codes of Conduct and that we do not follow a win at all costs philosophy.

Finally a massive thank you to all of our team volunteers and sponsors without whom we simply could not function.

Please remember……….

These are kids

This is a game

The coaches are volunteers

The referee is human

THIS IS NOT THE PREMIER LEAGUE

Ewan Fraser
Chairman

Current Training Schedule

Summer Training Sessions in green run from April to October

Winter Training Sessions in blue run from October to April

Team
Day
Time
Location
Kemnay Girls
Wednesday
18:00 - 19:00
Bogbeth Park
K2011
Monday & Friday
18:00 - 19:30
Bogbeth Park
K2012
Thursday
18:00 - 19:00
Bogbeth Park
K2013
Monday & Friday
18:00 - 19:30
Bogbeth Park
K2014
Wednesday
18:00 - 19:15
Bogbeth Park
K2015
Wednesday
18:00 - 19:00
Bogbeth Park
K2016
Wednesday
18:00 - 19:00
Bogbeth Park
K2017
Monday
18:00 - 19:00
Bogbeth Park
Team
Day
Time
Location
Kemnay Girls
Wednesday
18:00 - 19:00
Kemnay Academy Astro
K2011
Monday
18:00 - 19:30
Kemnay Academy Astro
K2012
Monday
19:30 - 21:00
Kemnay Academy Astro
K2013
Monday & Friday
18:00 - 19:30
Kemnay Academy Astro
K2014
Wednesday
18:00 - 19:00
Kemnay Academy Astro
K2015
Wednesday
18:00 - 19:00
Kemnay Academy Astro
K2016
Monday
19:00 - 20:00
Kemnay Academy Games Hall
K2017
Monday
18:00 - 19:00
Kemnay Academy Games Hall

Click any of our team names below to find out more information

What can players and parents expect?

A player’s journey at Kemnay FC begins when they start primary school. We’ll immediately have them kicking a ball about with the sole aim of allowing them to enjoy themselves in a safe and nurturing environment. Training sessions will take place one evening per week – typically this will be the case throughout their time at the club.

4v4 & 5v5

From March the following year, players will join the Scottish FA Children’s Pathway. This begins with two years of 4 v 4 games using a size 3 ball on a small pitch with small goals and no goalkeepers. These are played in a festival format that sees a number of short games against teams from across the North East. These festivals usually take place on Sundays.

In the third year, the festivals move to a 5 v 5 format where the goal size is increased and a goalkeeper is added.

Players get lots of touches of the ball in these short, small-sided games, which allows them to express enjoyment and develop skills while learning to love the game.

7v7

Players will be well into Primary 4 when they progress to 7v7 games. Along with the number of players, the ball, pitch and goal all get a bit bigger with longer fixtures now played home and away against teams from across the region. This stage lasts until the end of Primary 6 and the major objective is skill acquisition. Players will have opportunities to play in a range of positions and experience more variety of game situations than during the festivals. Home games will be usually played at Bogbeth Park.

9v9

During the final year of Primary School, 9v9 games are played to aid the transition to 11-a-side football. Players are introduced to the offside and pass back rules and lose the protection of a retreating line. Balls and goals are the same size as 7v7 but the pitch can be a little bigger. Games are still typically played on a Sunday at this stage.

11v11

As players reach Secondary school, their football will follow the rules and format of the adult game and fixtures will move to Saturdays. However, it is still very much about having fun and improving their skills. There is slightly more emphasis on technical and tactical development as skill and game competence improves at this stage.

After a year they will move to a size 5 ball and the length of games gradually increases. Only at 17 will they start playing 90 minute matches.

You can learn more about our current committee members on our about page

Chairperson

Ewan Fraser

Secretary

Yolanda MacDonald

Treasurer

Louise Graham

Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer

Scott Gordon

Fundraising Officer

Pauline Paterson

Coach Co-ordinator/Covid Co-ordinator

Richard Openshaw

Vice Chairperson

Shane Kidd

Social Media

Kerry Skene

Latest News

News from all our teams. If you'd like to see news about one of the teams - simply click on their page.
Testimonials

What people are saying about Kemnay FC

Steve McLeod

I was with Kemnay Fitba club 20 years ago.  Now it’s my two boys turn…. thanks Kemnay.

Rachael Jones

Both my loons love playing for the club.  Has been with you for 10 years going strong!

Peter Gilmore

Been in the area for only 6 months since moving here, and what can I say?  You’ve all been brilliant at welcoming my son into the club.  Cheers KemnayFc

Julie-Anne Porter

My Son Ricki has been playing at Kemnay for the past 3 years and he absolutely loves it!   Getting him away from the Playstation is such a bonus!

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