Moston Junior FC is a FA Charter Standard Community Club that is based in North Manchester and sources most of its players from Moston, New Moston, Blackley and Harpurhey.
Whilst being one of the area’s largest and leading junior football clubs, Moston Juniors prides itself in providing opportunities for all of the local community to participate in football. They currently have 25 teams from under sevens to adults – this also include Mostonians, who act as their adult team, and AFC Manchester Girls. They play their matches on the Ronald Johnson Playing Fields in Moston and have use of the adjacent facilities and 3G pitches at Broadhurst Park, home of FC United of Manchester.
But it’s not just about the football. Moston Juniors work tirelessly in the community to encourage and develop improved standards of health and social responsibility with a wide range of adults and children. They also give parents and local people the opportunity to get involved and learn skills, whether it be learning to coach, helping out at matches and training, organising fundraisers or arranging social events for the young people and their families. But, above all, they bring local people together. This is community.
One of the coaches said: “I got involved with junior football because my son was a player. When he gave up playing football I carried on coaching young players. Seeing young players fulfill their potential provides sufficient inspiration to keep going.”