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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 Blues vs Stevenage Borough Hurricanes, Sunday 17th October, Away Hedge, Ivison, Tanner, Deane, Wick, Willis, Baldwin, Roskilly, Steadman, Atkins, Moggridge, Loughlin3-1 loss Top of the table clash! 46 goals between them in 8 games! Crisp October morning on a beautiful playing surface. The game was set up for a cracker!Goalless in the first 15. Tense, nervous, tight. No real chances.Then a lengthy stoppage for a serious injury to a Stevenage forward. Ambulance and 25 minutes later we were back playing. Angel Anna on hand to help along with Rod's trusty furniture blankets.The Blues slowly settled - a Deane run and strike edged the wrong side of the post before Atkins had a fine shot deflected wide. Next, a Deane cross that Loughlin contrived to miss and Willis could only hit the side netting. Tanner threw himself (but unfortunately not his head) at a corner. Close. At the other end Stevenage had been quiet but Hedge had to pull off a blinding save from close range and could do nothing as a quick break saw Stevenage score.Steadman and Tanner (formerly Finley and Finlay) were supreme at the back.Second half.Stevenage on top but their finishing wasn't there today. They did get a second on a long through ball and finish and a third late on with some defensive errors gifting a goal - the Blues were tiring and losing shape.A consolation at the death. An Ivison freekick from just inside the opposition half was palmed over the line by the Stevenage keeper! The lino flagged for the goal which was fortunate as cheeky Tanner and his "momentum" punched the ball in on his follow up.Well played both teams and best wishes and speedy recovery to the Stevenage player. ... See MoreSee Less
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Cougars U10s Blues vs Shefford Reds, Saturday 16th October, Home Deane, Walker, Plumb, Tidy, Malyon, Brown, LoGiudice, Loxton A very grey morning at Cottered.A tough fixture against a strong Shefford side and with a few absences, saw Cougars pressed back early on. The defence see a lot of the ball with LoGiudice, Walker, Malyon and keeper Plumb all seeing action. Loxton feeding on scraps up front.What's that! Cheeky Malyon backheel! Then a couple drag backs! The Blues were starting to get into it now. Brown, Malyon and Deane beginning to click. The latter firing a couple shots wide as they penned Shefford back.Into the second quarter, Deane turned his man inside out but his well-struck shot was well saved. Hello! Loxton pops up to bury the rebound! Quality celebration too.The Blues were getting joy down the channels - Brown, Deane and Malyon all testing the Shefford defence.Tidy - have it!! Agricultural clearance. And then his laces undone.... I blame the parents. A very good, competitive half of football.And with that, match reporter was off to coach the U7s again.The second half saw a continued fine performance from the Blues. Deane got his reward for a high energy performance, firing home after a Plumb shot was saved.And a fine debut reffing performance it must be said.Well played Cougars! ... See MoreSee Less
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Cougars U16s vs Hatfield, Sunday 10th October Buntingford Cougars U16s have had an interesting start to the season, taking a few weeks to get settled into their rhythm. With some heavy defeats both for and against our boys it was great to see a more even 3-3 draw against Hertford Heath last week. However the boys knew they were taking on top of the league Hatfield this morning who had a +31 goal difference after just four matches.The boys were missing 6 of the squad through injury and illness so it was new signing Joseph who stepped up to play in goal, with no reserves on the bench. It's fair to say players, parents and managers were all nervous anticipating a heavy defeat.The game started well with both sides pressing all over the pitch but it was Cougars who broke through to score just before half time, putting our boys ahead at the interval!The work rate of the 11 boys was unquestionable and a second goal by Tom in the second half secured a victory. Final score Hatfield 0 - Buntingford Cougars 2!Well played Cougars! ... See MoreSee Less
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