We are Middlesex FA’s Club of the Month!

May 14, 2021

We are delighted to have been awarded the Charter Standard Club of the Month for May, by the Middlesex FA.

The award is the Middlesex FA’s chance to acknowledge the good work that clubs across the county are doing within their communities. In announcing the award on their website, Middlesex FA said: 

“Omonia have been at the forefront of our attention this season, provide a range of excellent guides, programmes and events for their members throughout this difficult period. This great work has not ceased, and during the recent lockdown they provided their members with regular CPD and learning events with guest speakers from across the world of football. All of which has led to them implementing a “Return to Football” recovery curriculum to help their players return to football post the most recent lockdown.” 

Being an England Football Accredited Club, Omonia Youth FC are recognised for having built a strong, sustainable, successful model that “…supports the community through football…” 

Accredited clubs and leagues lead the game by example and they are considered to be a safer, stronger, more effective and more enjoyable place to play football. As the EngandFootball.com website states: “When you’re Accredited you’re not just part of it, you’re the beating heart of it.” 

On what being an England Football Accredited Club means to Omonia Youth, Chairman, Michael Pieri said, “This accreditation is a benchmark, not a goal. It is not a mountaintop where you stop once you reach the summit. Instead, it is a continual journey where we strive to improve the provision of football to the children whose football development has been entrusted to us. What is required to retain the accreditation informs us as a club not only what we need to do daily, but also allows us to strategically plan so that we are always evolving. We are fully aligned with the values required, especially those surrounding safeguarding and inclusion. Finally we are proud to be able to use the Three Lions as part of our identity as a football club.” 

Michael also went on to talk about what winning this award would mean to the him and the club, and he said, “Pride. And it would be an absolute honour. It would be recognition of the hard work, the vision and application to provide the children at our club with a safe, fun and happy environment to enjoy their football experience. To be acknowledged that what we do is right and is for the betterment of our stakeholders and wider community will inspire us to be better still. Hopefully, as we have learned from other clubs, this will too enthuse others to learn about and see our journey and know it can be replicated for the good of the children at their club too.” 

The club currently has 34 teams from U8-U18 which encompasses over 430 children including 4 all-girls squads. The club also operate a development centre for U6 and U7’s to get their first taste of football, disability training sessions, and a men’s team to provide a transition into adult football. The club are also a proud Weetabix Wildcats Provider supporting the growth of girls’ football in the community. 

Should you feel enthused and want to know more about Omonia Youth FC, you can contact the club at omoniayouthfootballclub@hotmail.com, via the contact page on the club’s website www.omoniayouthfc.com as well as following the club on twitter @OmoniaYouthFC and Instagram @omoniayouthfc1994.