Sovereign Saints FC was formed in June 2003 by Paul Garnell. The aim of the club was to offer football to all and not just the gifted players. The club was started with just 6 players, 4 bibs and a few footballs. An Under 9 team was put together for the start of the 2003-
Now well into our second decade the Club is bigger and stronger than ever before, and the 2017/18 season promises to be another great one. Not only will Saints continue to provide football to over 200 children in 13 different teams at age groups from U7 upwards, but we also continue to see growing numbers in our two trainee groups for younger players (aged 4 to 6) and at the other end of the scale will for the second year in succession run an U18 Team, which few Clubs do at our level.
Higher up the Club still last season saw the successful re-
A further highlight of last season was our hosting for the first time in 5 years of a Summer Tournament. The event, held at Willingdon School on 1st/2nd July 2017, for all ages up to and including U15, was a huge success and it is certain that we will do it all again in 2018.
In 2015/16 the Club secured it’s largest ever sponsorship deal, with Elite Lettings, which provided training kit for no less than 40 Club Managers, Coaches and Officials and to them we are immensely grateful. Whilst that arrangement is coming to an end and you will see over the course of the season the staff starting to wear different training gear, Elite remain solid sponsors and supporters of the Club in many ways and we continue to proudly bestow the honour of “Main Club Sponsor” upon them. On the subject of kit and sponsorship this close season has surpassed last season as surely the busiest ever close season for new kit deals with no fewer than 8 of our 13 teams stepping out in new strips. To all of the Club’s sponsors a huge
Off the pitch the club runs various fun activities, including an annual Club Camping Trip, and works hard to generate much needed funds through fund raising events, and we also have a very strong Committee who meet regularly to ensure that the Club is run efficiently and stays in touch with our player’s and members needs.
The Club’s motto is:
“Oh when the Saints...Oh when the Saints...
Oh when the Saints go marching in...
I want to be there with Garnell,
When the Saints go marching in!”