Cumbernauld Colts FC has a long history in the town and indeed was the New Towns first youth football club when it formed in 1969 and during the 70s and early 80s was the towns biggest youth football club. A number of youngsters during this era went on to become professionals, the two most prominent are Derek Whyte of (Celtic, Aberdeen, Middlesbrough and Scotland International) and Jackie McNamara of (Dunfermline, Celtic, Wolves, Aberdeen, Falkirk and Scotland International).
With no infrastructure in place to bring on new teams each year, unfortunately during the 80s and 90s the club went into a period of decline with a number of teams disbanding, and during season 1998/99 the clubs one remaining team folded. In 1999 the club was reborn and re-branded with the launch of a new single age group team and over the next five years was steadily built back up and is now again considered to be one of, if not the biggest club in the Central Region.
The club has both Boys and Girls Academy’s, the boys provides coaching for 5/6 year old children, with the girls 7-8 year old’s, these initiatives are the life blood of the club as each year new small sided game sectons are created.
The club has Girls U9’s U11’s, U13’s, U15’s and adult team, boys small game sections at every level i.e. U7’s, 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s and 12’s and 11-a-side teams up to Adult level, in all twenty four sections with a playing membership of 500. The club also delivers a number of community programmes i.e mini kickers 3-5 years, >35’s, Disability Centre, After School Centres and Weekend Football Centres, these programmes have in excess of 120 participants each week.
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