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HistoryBuntingford Cougars is a youth football club in Hertfordshire where children of all abilities can have fun. It’s a safe environment where everyone is valued, respected and encouraged. We’re proud of our FA Charter Standard Club Award. And we’re committed to the FA’s Respect Initiative. Since 1971, we’ve worked with local businesses, schools and parents to build a club we can be proud of. See the Club Rules & Club Handbook.

All our volunteers, managers, coaches and referees are CRB checked. We’re a trusted part of the local community. So whether you want to volunteer or are looking for a team that’s right for your child, you’ll find Cougars has a lot to offer

JoinIn 2011, Cougars celebrated their 40 Year Anniversary, and in 2012 a Cougars team won the Hertfordshire County Cup Final, a first for the Club.

And the following year, they did it again and won the 2013 County Cup Final. Well done from everyone at the Club.

 

The Buntingford Cougars 5aside Summer Tournament is back!
After a 2 year COVID-enforced break our popular tournament is back for 2022. It will run over 2 weekends for age groups U7s – U14s. The weekend of 4th, 5th June will see U7s-U10s play; the following weekend of 11th, 12th June will be U11s-U14s. Places always go quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Entries via LoveAdmin: 2022TournamentEntry
Tournament Rules: 2022TournamentRules
Tournament FAQs: 2022FAQs
 
In September 2021, Buntingford Cougars held it’s 50th Anniversary! The club put on a celebratory event on Sunday 5th September with a fundraising Sponsored Walk for our members followed by an afternoon of entertainment at The Bury.
 
We asked members to design a commemorative badge that would be proudly represented on our 2021/22 season kits for all age groups.
 
The winner of our competition was U12s player 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙞𝙚 𝙂𝙧𝙞𝙢𝙖-𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙮 with a truly fantastic design. It pulls in the existing badge, features a gold 50 and ribbon detail, but also perfectly captures the spirit of the club itself. “50 years of being part of a team” is a great tagline for this wonderful grassroots, community club. All our age groups are now proudly sporting their new kits in their matches.
 
The celebration event itself was a true success held in beautiful sunshine with lots of past and present Cougars players and supporters turning out. Also, the club were able to raise a huge sum of money for the Lynsey Ivison Trust.

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Dandara sponsor U12s squad!

Dandara sponsor U12s squad!

A huge thank you to U12s sponsors Dandara who have provided the whole squad with training tops to keep them warm before and after games. They look great. Pictured here are our U12s Blues from their match up with Letchworth!

Buntingford Cougars Football Fun Summer 2021

Buntingford Cougars Football Fun Summer 2021

We are so pleased to be able to resume Football Fun sessions this summer. The first 4 sessions were fully booked by Cougars members and siblings within a few days, and we are pleased to now add two further days to allow non-members to join in the fun too.  Booking is...

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Buntingford Cougars 5aside Tournament - places are going fast after bookings opened yesterday! Book early to avoid disappointment. Several age groups likely to sell out this week.protect-de.mimecast.com/s/UBTACNOl2GFZRZNvwTm3tBa?domain=app.loveadmin.comSaturday 4th June: U7s, U8sSunday 5th June: U9s, U10sSaturday 11th June: U11s, U12sSunday 12th June: U13s, U14sAny queries please email: events@buntingfordcougars.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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Cougars 5aside Tournament Open for Entries!protect-de.mimecast.com/s/UBTACNOl2GFZRZNvwTm3tBa?domain=app.loveadmin.comAfter a 2 year COVID-enforced break we return to the Bury for one of the best 5 aside tournaments around. Saturday 4th June: U7s, U8sSunday 5th June: U9s, U10sSaturday 11th June: U11s, U12sSunday 12th June: U13s, U14sPlease book early to avoid disappointment!Any queries please email: events@buntingfordcougars.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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Cougars U13s Stripes Vs Codicote Wildcats, Sunday 23rd January, HomeVasilikos, Nicholas (JO), Nicholas (JA), Heath, Durr, Gower, Wakeley, Parker, Walker, Bliss, Woolhead, MartinIt was an early start for both players and supporters on a grey and bone-chilling January morning as the Stripes took on opponents from a higher division in a friendly fixture that promised to be a formidable test.The home side made a bright start however, with Walker bursting into the box from a fine, sweeping crossfield ball. He tumbled under a challenge but the ref’s whistle didn’t sound. At the other end, Heath covered well to snuff out danger and Vasilikos made a flying save from a threatening corner. Eventually the pressure from the visitors told and they opened up a 2-0 lead. Walker remained a threat nonetheless and saw another shot saved. Wakeley was dominant in the air and winning the ball back well again in midfield. A nice flick from Nicholas (JO) to his brother saw a promising break develop and Parker was working hard on the right side of midfield.Half-time arrived with the Stripes on the wrong end of a slightly harsh 5-0 scoreline and the team talk at the interval took place on the pitch as Coach Bliss rallied his troops for a renewed effort in the second period. The team responded well with Durr eating up ground at the back to shut down several counter attacks and Gower tackling hard as he played the whole match away from his favoured right back berth, initially in midfield and then at left back. Nicholas (JA) raced enthusiastically up and down the touchline and Nicholas (JO) performed a similar role on the opposite flank.Pressing higher up the pitch yielded results as Walker harried a defender, won the ball and hit a superb chip over the keeper and into the corner of the net. It was a deserved reward for an excellent performance that won him the Player Of The Match prize. A Walker free-kick almost pulled another one back as it fell for Bliss in the box and his effort came agonizingly close. Martin put in a real shift in midfield, protecting the back four and making interceptions and tackles galore. One last robust challenge saw him limp off close to the final whistle but he can be very proud of a fine display.Bliss continued to harass the visitors’ defenders and Woolhead made some vital challenges as the half wore on and Codicote regained their dominance. Vasilikos made a number of eye-catching saves and raced out of his goal like a greyhound to clear either ball, opponent or both as required! The final whistle sounded with the scoreboard reading 8-1 but things could have been a lot closer on another day and the Stripes can look forward to the resumption of the league season with plenty of confidence after putting in a great effort throughout. ... See MoreSee Less
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