Some more info on our club
What is our club's ethos?
We are competitive, but we are not a win-at-all-costs club. What matters most is that everyone enjoys playing together on the pitch and socialising off it.
Just like Brentford FC, we operate a "no dickheads" policy. Football is a squad game and no individuals are more important than the team.
Win as a team. Lose as a team. Leave everything out on the pitch. Let our football do the talking. Play to win. All of that, but we keep it in perspective: this isn't the Premier League. Commitment and being a good team mate are what matter most. Footballing ability is an added bonus.
What does this mean in practice? Everyone who is picked to play will get will play at least 30 minutes per game.
The league allows five rolling subs per game, and we want to make the most of this so we can make the most of everyone's effort, manage everyone's fitness and give the team the best chance to win games.
How do I join the club?
Get in touch via details on this website. Players can join the squad throughout the season, we just need to register you with the league 7 days prior to a fixture.
Where & when do we play?
We play 11-a-side football on Sunday mornings in the Chiswick and District Sunday League against teams from across west London.
We play our home games at Boston Manor Playing Fields, located in Brentford a short walk from Boston Manor tube station on the Piccadilly Line and the E8 and 195 bus routes. You can find a map here.
Our homes games KO at 10.30am and look to meet at the venue 1 hour before kick off to prepare for the game.
There are detailed site protocol and responsibilities are in place at our home ground to prevent the spread of Covid-19. You can read these here.
How big is the squad?
We currently have a squad of around 50 players on our books. The reason we have so many is because we have a lot of 'experienced' players. Not only does this means playing 90 minutes is harder than it used to be, but it is also not possible to play every single week for all manner of 'adulting' reasons.
This club understands that people have busy lives and other commitments. Players get injured, people move. Life happens. A big squad will ensure we can always field a competitive team and a deep bench, no matter who plays.
What does it cost to play?
We ask players to pay a membership fee of £50 upfront at the start of each season to cover essential costs; pitch hire deposits, new kit and equipment etc.
There are also subs per player, per game to cover referees fees and pitch hire fees. These fees vary between £5 and £10 per game. For all home games the fees will £5 per person.
When is training?
For our first season pre-season training has consisted of training games at Gunnersbury Park on the grass football pitches.
Before setting up FC Griffin Park I set up a 6 a side team called FC Brentford. This team competes in the PlayFootball league on Wednesday nights on the new 4G pitches at Gunnersbury Park.
Most of the same players are involved with both the Wednesday and the Sunday team and you are welcome to join either or both.
Until the 6-a-side league restarts, we are playing 5-a-side intra-club games at Gillette Corner Goals in Osterley on Wednesday nights at 7pm.
What are your club colours?
As you have probably guessed from looking at this website and the fact we are a club with a strong contingent of Brentford FC supporters, our home kit will be classic colours: red and whites striped shirts, black shorts and black socks. We also have white shorts and white socks as an alternative if required.
Thanks to a generous gift from Brentford FC, our away kit this season is the 2019-20 away kit of black shirts and shorts with yellow trim and socks. Apparently playing in black is not allowed in the CDSL, as it clashes with the Referees, who are only allowed to wear black, so we shall see if we ever get to wear it in a competitive game.
For more information about FC Griffin Park, contact us today.