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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.

 

In September 2021, Buntingford Cougars holds it’s 50th Anniversary! The club is planning 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 current 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. We’re now actively working with our suppliers to ensure the new kits are ready for the start of next season.
 
Please remember to register your interest in our celebratory day on Sunday 5th September. Cougars 50th Anniversary Celebration Event

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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...

Buntingford Cougars AGM 2021

Buntingford Cougars AGM 2021

The Buntingford Cougars Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 1st June at The Bury. Arrivals from 7.45pm with the meeting to start at 8.00pm. The AGM is open to anyone with an interest in the football club and is an opportunity to meet the volunteers on the...

𝟱𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗕𝗮𝗱𝗴𝗲!

𝟱𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗕𝗮𝗱𝗴𝗲!

September is our 50th Anniversary! Prior to lockdown, we asked our members to design a commemorative badge that would be proudly represented on our 2021/22 season kits which we are renewing for all age groups. The winner of our competition was current U12s player...

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Cougars U13s Stripes Vs Panshanger, Sunday 26th September, HomeVasilikos, Gower, Heath, Durr, Martin, L Gasson, Beattie, Bliss, R Gasson, Parker, Woolhead, WalkerA lunchtime kick off found the Stripes hungry for success as they produced a battling display against skillful opponents. The early exchanges were pretty even with Bliss forcing a promising break down the right but space was at a premium and clear chances were few and far between for both teams. A neat finish saw the visitors end the deadlock and despite more brave battling from the home side a second goal followed before half time. Vasilikos was playing the sweeper keeper role to perfection and Durr was eating up the ground to chase back and break up Panshanger attacks. Beattie took a high ball out of the sky spectacularly to set up a Stripes move and Gower made a cool pass back under immense pressure. After the interval the hosts continued to battle hard and were unlucky to tire and concede a few goals in the closing minutes as the sun emerged to raise temperatures and cause legs to slow.Woolhead made some great tackles and composed passes while R Gasson had some promising runs down the left flank. Parker produced a few nice passes and Martin covered acres of turf, bravely closing down opponents and taking a couple of close-range blows for his trouble. Walker showed impressive skill and determination on the right wing while Heath remained strong and composed at the back throughout. L Gasson intercepted well and showed a good range of passing and Durr’s long throws remain a useful weapon. Player of The Match was split between Beattie for his fine first half display and Walker for his threatening second half surges out wide. There were plenty of positives to take and we look forward to the next fixture. ... See MoreSee Less
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Cougars U13s Blues vs Ashwell Academicals, Sunday 26th September, Away 6-2 WinDeane, Wick, Tanner, Willis, Brown, Roskilly, Loughlin, Steadman, Hedge, De Monte, Baldwin A beautiful afternoon in Ashwell for a match up that included a lot of familiar players!The Cougars opener was sublime. Roskilly and Willis connected down the left; Willis cut it in to Baldwin and a simple slide rule pass to Brown who finished with the outside of his right!Ashwell were tricky on the break though with the number 10 in particular feeding off diagonals through the Cougars back line. That's how the equaliser arrived, breaking free and slotting home.Cougars were back in front in unusual circumstances. A freekick given just outside the box after the keeper released the ball for a throw just outside. Willis struck it - saved! But Wick pounced like 80s era Lineker to score against a team containing loads of kids from his school! Scenes!The Cougars wasted their lead though with an error at a corner presenting a gift of a goal. 2-2.What would the second half bring? Goals is what it brought!Deane who had been moved up top, opened his account for the season - bursting past the left back, bearing down on goal and finishing top left! Quality goal.Next up was Loughlin although the finish was a little more scuff-like. They all count though.Next it was Deane with his second. A wonderful pass slotted through the defence from Willis and Deane finished well in the one on one.We then had the Steadman show. First hitting the bar with a powerful drive then driving from midfield, past several defenders but seeing his shot saved brilliantly. No goal but he did get an assist after a cracking drive from midfield and a shot / cross was tapped home by Willis at the far post.Plenty of other chances for the team with Willis, Brown, Steadman, Deane, Loughlin all troubling the keeper who had a blinder.And a word of praise for the defence who fixed their issues against the Ashwell quick breaks.Cracking entertainment Blues! ... See MoreSee Less
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Great workouts for the U10s and their 3 teams this morning. Highlights included a cheeky back heel finish from Warren and a top bins goal from Malyon!Several new players this season so great to see them getting game time! ... See MoreSee Less
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