Welcome to the Kickstart campaign

Our aim is simple – To help grassroots youth football teams establish
themselves within the Forest of Dean, without the financial pressures.

Get Started

Our Kickstart campaign is to help youth (U16 and below), grassroot football teams establish themselves within the Forest of Dean without the financial pressures. Working in partnership with the Andrew Sutton Foundation, we aim to provide everything you need for your inaugural year. All you need to do is find the players!

Whether you’re looking to start a new club, or a new team within an existing club, or a school looking to add football into the curriculum, we’re here to help. Upon a successful application, we’ll provide you with the following:

Kickstart - Football Shirts

Full 15 Shirt kit (numbered) of your bespoke design

Kickstart - Footballs

12 Training footballs
and 2 Match Balls

Kickstart - Kit Bags


Kickstart - Water Bottles


Kickstart - Football Bibs


Kickstart - Training Cones


Kickstart - Goal Keeping Gloves

Goal Keeping

Kickstart - First Aid Kit

First Aid

Kickstart - Football Nets


Kickstart - Corner Flags

Corner Flags

In addition to this, and where appropriate, we’ll pay for the following:

Please note, the additional benefits below are for clubs only. Schools may only apply for the physical kit.

Apply for Your Kickstart

Level 1 Coaching

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Gloucestershire FA
Affiliation Fees

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League Joining

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Deposit £300 into your
bank account towards
pitch and referee fees


School Giveaway

We want to give away one of our Kickstart packages to a school in the Forest of Dean! All you need to do is enter our competition to design your own school kit. Register here to enter your school, then download the design template and get pupils to design their own kit. Submit your chosen design to [email protected] by 21/06/19 and we’ll pick 5 finalists.


Register Here:


The 5 designs will then appear on our website and social media channels for a public vote to pick the winner, who will get their kit design made and delivered to their school, along with all the other equipment listed. All finalists receive a bag of balls!


Kit Template:

Download Kit Template

Design Your Own School Kit



Apply for a


To attain our amazing offer, you will need to complete our application form.
Please apply for the 2019/20 season application before 5th July 2019.


The Andrew Sutton Foundation

Andrew Sutton Foundation

The Andrew Sutton Foundation is the joint founder of Kickstart. ASF is a NFP set up by Gary Sutton, Andrew’s son, after Andrew sadly passed away in 2018 having bravely fought cancer for some time. Andrew, a Lydney resident, loved football and was a big Oxford United fan. He also cared deeply about his community and the Forest of Dean. ASF has been established to help teams at grassroots level with their kit, and as a benevolent fund to help those children who are not able to afford even the most basic of football equipment.


Our Partners


Gloucestershire FA

We have the full support of GFA who have been enormously helpful in getting this project live. For more information on forming a club/team and everything that goes with it please visit the website below.

Gloucestershire FA

Raging Bull Sportswear

We have teamed up with the Gloucestershire-based company to provide the fully bespoke, quality kits for us. Working with a local brand to deliver this was high on our agenda and Raging Bull have ticked all the boxes.

Raging Bull Sportswear

Richard Sudbury Creative

Richard Sudbury is a very talented graphic designer who will offer new clubs the opportunity to design their
own badge.

Richard Sudbury

Motion Marketing

Motion Marketing is our full-service marketing agency. The Motion team use their strategic and creative services
to communicate our message to the right audience.

Motion Marketing